Roswell Police are seek ing the driver of a van that struck a motorcycle, sending a Ruidoso Downs woman to the hospital on Tuesday night.
The accident occurred near the intersection of North Main Street and East Berrendo Road when a 2007 Harley-Davidson motorcycle driven by Ross Hensel, 57, of Roswell, was struck by what police believe was a white Chevrolet van at about 9 p.m.
According to the police report, the van pulled out onto North Main Street heading south and struck the motorcycle then fled the scene.
The motorcycle’s passenger, Laura R. Collins, 44, of Ruidoso Downs, was taken to a Eastern New Mexico Medical Center for treatment.
Police are reviewing videotape from the Valero station in order to identify the owner of the van, according to the report.
Anyone with information about the van’s location is asked to call the Roswell Police Department at 624-6770 or contact Crime Stoppers at 888-594-TIPS (8477). Callers may remain anonymous and could be eligible for a reward.
Juvenile cited for BB gun assault
Roswell Police responded to an assault report in the 300 block of Beech Avenue at 11:47 p.m. on Tuesday, where a 50-year old woman reported an aggravated battery with a fictitious gun (implied/toy).
A juvenile citation was issued and an airsoft handgun and plastic BBs were seized by the officers.
Hot water heater missing
Roswell Police responded to a larceny report in the 900 block of South Elm Street at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Police discovered a hot water heater, valued at $500, had been stolen from a residence.
Vehicle arson reported
Roswell Police responded to an attempted vehicle arson on the 1000 block of South Kentucky Avenue at 2:09 p.m. on Tuesday. According to police, a 2004 Dodge Stratus valued at $3,000 was damaged in the incident.
Gun reported stolen
A burglary was reported at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday in the 1100 block of South Main Street. Police responded to a report of a stolen handgun. According to the report, a 9mm High Point hand gun, valued at $150, along with several other items were reported stolen.
Traffic stop nets arrest
Roswell Police arrested William Townsend, 48, of Roswell, on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia following a traffic stop at 4:37 a.m. Tuesday on the 400 block of West Alameda Street. According to the police report, Townsend was in possession of a glass smoking device and a metal smoking device.
Woman arrested on paraphernalia charge
Roswell Police arrested Devette Renee Archuleta, 34, of Roswell, on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia in the 500 block of Stanton Avenue at about 4 a.m. on Tuesday. According to police, she was in possession of a syringe and a spoon with burn residue.