2 arrested outside movie theater

August 2, 2014 • Police Blotter

Police arrested two men Thursday night outside of Icon Cinema in connection with drug paraphernalia charges.

Travis G. Garlinger, 28, of Roswell, was arrested on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia, according to the report.

Also arrested was Jason Robert Martinez, 25, of Roswell, on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.

At about 11:20 p.m., a Roswell officer was patrolling the area of South Union and Hobbs when he observed two men walk up to each other, according to a police report. The officer made contact with the men, and both men changed their stories as to why they were at the theater.

According to the report, Garlinger stated he was with a girl in the theater but changed her name from Cheryl to Sherry. Garlinger also could not produce the ticket stubs for movie he said he had just purchased.

Martinez told the officer his girlfriend was in front of the theater, but the officer could not find any women in the vicinity of the theater, according to the report.

According to the report, both men were in possession of needles when arrested.


Domestic disturbances result in arrests

A pair of domestic disturbance [auth] calls resulted in two arrests on Thursday morning.

Roswell Police responded to a call at 12:15 a.m. on the 1000 block of South Kentucky Avenue. Police arrested Mark Anthony Druhot, 32, of Roswell, on a charge of battery against a household member, according to the report.

At 10:50 a.m., police responded to a domestic disturbance call in the 1600 block of South Lea Avenue. Police arrested Victoria Gutierrez, 23, on charges of battery against a household member and probation violation.


Burglars strike home

Roswell Police responded to a report of a burglary in the 90 block of West Eyman Street on Thursday.

At about 5:30 p.m. officers were called to the scene of a forced entry burglary, where about $300 worth of items were reported stolen. Among the items taken were 20 DVDs, a radio, a DVD player and diamond earrings.


Trailer reported stolen

A trailer was reported stolen from the 1200 block of South Camino Real. Roswell Police responded to the report at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday. The 6×10 green single-axle trailer was valued at $650.


TVs stolen from store

Police responded to a larceny shoplifting charge at Wal-Mart, located at 4500 N. Main St., at about 6 p.m. on Thursday. According to police, two flat-screen televisions were stolen from the store, with an estimated value of $436. No arrests were reported in the theft.


Medication taken from truck

Roswell Police are investigating the burglary of a vehicle in the 1600 block of South Jackson Drive on Thursday. At about 9:30 p.m., officers responded to the theft of 100 hydrocodone/ acetaminophen and nine gabopentin pills from a Ford pickup truck. No arrest was reported.


Police investigate battery

Roswell Police responded to a battery on a household member complaint in the 600 block of Twin Diamond Drive at about 6:20 p.m. on Wednesday. No arrests were reported.


Fight reported

Officers responded to a report of a fight at about 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday in the 300 block of West Mescalero Road. No arrest was reported.


Traffic stop results in arrest

A traffic stop in the 1200 block of West First Street at 10:56 p.m. on Wednesday resulted in a DWI arrest.

Larry Joseph Flores, 64, of Roswell, was arrested on charges of probation violation and driving under the influence of intoxication liquor or drugs, according to a police report.


U.S. 285 crash

A Roswell man was injured in a three-vehicle crash Thursday morning about 5 miles south of Roswell.

State police said 78-year-old Pedro Tarin, of Roswell, was in the process of turning south from Darby Road onto U.S. Highway 285 at about 11:32 a.m. when his pickup truck was struck by a pickup truck and a semi tractor-trailer.

Police said Tarin pulled into the path of the two southbound vehicles.

Tarin and a passenger were taken to Eastern New Mexico Medical Center with injuries.

Drivers of the other vehicles were not injured.

Police said the cause of the crash appeared to be Tarin’s failure to yield and driver inattention.

Police said enforcement action is pending.


Sobriety checkpoints

State police announced they will be conducting sobriety checkpoints in the Chaves County area during the month of August.

Police said law enforcement efforts continue to show a significant reduction in alcohol-related fatalities. Police said the reductions are attributable to continued media coverage, intensive advertising and sobriety checkpoints.


Eddy County Sheriff’s Office


Sheriff investigation of gun theft

The Eddy County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an aggravated residential burglary and larceny of firearms that occurred on the 4300 block of Monica Lane between 7 p.m. July 6 and 5:30 a.m. July 7.

Burglars entered the trailer by cutting the lock off of the door then removed an Inter Arms pump action rifle Model 62, a Berretta Model 77 semi-automatic, and a Ruger bolt action rifle with Bushnell scope from the home. The total loss is estimated at approximately $1,550.

The public is asked to contact the Eddy County Sheriff’s Office at 887-7551 or to contact Eddy County Crimestoppers at 887-1888.

All tips remain anonymous and confidential and may result in a reward of up to $1,000.


Warrant results in drug arrest

A Carlsbad man was arrested after agents from the Pecos Valley Drug Task Force executed a search warrant on Thursday.

The drug task force, along with Carlsbad Police Department Patrol Division and Special Response Team, served the warrant at 111 S. Guadalupe, Apartment A.

Adan Molinar, 37, of Carlsbad, was arrested on charges of possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, according to a news release from the task force.

A 39-year-old woman was also at the scene and charges of possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia are pending against her, according to the release.

Molinar was incarcerated in the Eddy County Detention Center.

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