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Local businesses report counterfeit money, embezzlement and burglary

January 4, 2012 • Police BlotterComments Off

Counterfeit currency Police responded to Farmers Country Market, 800 W. Hobbs St., in reference to a female subject attempting to use two counterfeit $10 bills. The female stated that her step- father gave her money for Christmas. She said he gave her $35 in the form of three $10 bills and one $5 bill. She [&hellip...

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Police Blotter: Perp writes checks on another’s closed account

December 31, 2011 • Police BlotterComments Off

•Police were dispatched to Pioneer Bank, 2 St. Mary’s Place, in reference to a fraud. A female subject stated two checks have been written by someone other than her on an account she closed about a year ago. She provided police with copies of both checks...

Police Blotter: Possible fraud at Tobosa

December 30, 2011 • Police BlotterComments Off

Possible Fraud Police made contact with a worker at Tobosa Developmental Services in reference to a possible fraud. The worker informed police that an ex-employee has had about $666 in unearned wages deposited into his bank account. The worker advised that...

Perp passes counterfeit tenner

December 29, 2011 • Police BlotterComments Off

Police responded to Allsup’s, 1500 N. Garden Ave., in reference to fraud. The clerk stated that a Hispanic female wearing a hooded sweater came into the store and paid for items with a counterfeit $10 bill. According to the clerk, the female bought two...

Thief makes off with tires, rims

December 28, 2011 • Police BlotterComments Off

Police were sent to the 600 block of East Country Club, Saturday, where they were advised an unknown subject came into the homeowner’s yard and removed all the tires and rims from his vehicle, leaving the vehicle on the ground. Disorderly conduct Police...

Police Blotter: Thieves strip home; leave only trash

December 24, 2011 • Police BlotterComments Off

•Police were dispatched to the 200 block of East Reed Street, Thursday, after subjects gained entry into a home and stripped it of everything of value. Officers reported that only garbage was left behind and a that broken desk was found in the yard. Items...

Police Blotter: Vandals take aim at motor home windshield

December 23, 2011 • Police BlotterComments Off

Police were called to the 400 block of South Holland Drive, Wednesday, after vandals shot out the windshield on a motor home. The estimated replacement cost is $1,000. Larceny •Police were dispatched to the 300 block of East Poe Street, Wednesday, where a...

Goods taken from backs of unattended pickup trucks

December 22, 2011 • Police BlotterComments Off

•Police were dispatched to East Byrne Street, Tuesday, after a Honda 4000-psi power washer was taken from the bed of a pickup. The item was valued at $1,000. •Police received a walk-in report, Tuesday, of a green gas-powered generator, valued at $750,...

Police Blotter: Craig’s List ‘merchant’ sends bad $1,950 check

December 21, 2011 • Police BlotterComments Off

Police received a walk-in report of fraud, Monday. The victim reported that he had been doing business with a “Barry Blunt” on Craig’s List. The subject sent a check for $1,950 and asked the victim to cash it, keeping $130 for himself. When the victim...

Police investigate gunfire

December 20, 2011 • Police BlotterComments Off

Shots fired / assault A witness reported shots fired, Sunday. The incident took place at Union Avenue and McGaffey Street, where a person witnessed a black Escapade and a white SUV of unknown make stopped at the light. The passenger of the SUV leaned out the...