8/20 Police Blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received by Tucumcari police during the past several days.
According to the reports:

Wednesday
• At 10:31 a.m., two unknown males reported an unattended child walking around on South Adams. The 18-month-old girl had followed the dog out the front door, according to the babysitter. Police on the scene told the sitter to watch the child more carefully.
• At 1:38 p.m., a child custody dispute was reported. The mother had the child since the beginning of July and said the father was trying to take him back. No paperwork showing custody was presented.
• At 3:14 p.m., a man came into the police station to report a stolen gun. An official report was filed.
• At 3:24 p.m., a breaking and entering in progress was reported on South First. Police on the scene found the door was secured and no evidence of an intruder.
• At 8:08 p.m., a woman called from a restaurant to report a domestic dispute in the establishment. Police found a verbal dispute; all was reported OK.
• At 9:53 p.m., a woman reported a suspicious subject weaving all over the road on his bicycle near the old power plant and Highway 54. Police told subject to go home.
• At 10:16 p.m., a possible domestic violence call came in from a male. Police arrived to find a verbal dispute between a father and son; all checked out OK.
• At 10:48 p.m., a female reported a reckless driver heading west on Route 66. She later reported the same driver backing into a driveway on South Jackson. Subject was advised to stay home.

Thursday
• At midnight, a man reported a fireworks alert on South Second. Police on the scene found no evidence of fireworks; caller told officers the subjects ran off when the police vehicle arrived.
• At 2:27 a.m., a possible drunk driver was reported driving east on Tucumcari Boulevard. Police were unable to locate a subject.
• At 4:16 a.m., an abandoned 911 call was received at the station. No one was home when police arrived at the East Elm location; all checked out OK.
• At 1:22 p.m., a man called to report a child was almost hit by a car. Police arrived and spoke to the child’s parents.

— Compiled by QCS Managing Editor Ryn Gargulinski