12/14 Police blotter

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


At 8:12 a.m., a male reported a burglary on South Third. Police arrived to find electronic equipment taken and put a special watch on the location until further notice.

At 9:22 a.m., a female called from the emergency room to report a dog bite. Police arrived to find a man had been bitten on his hand, arm and leg by a pit bull. The dog was quarantined at the kennel.

At 12:25 p.m., a stolen vehicle was reported by a repo company. Police arrived to find a vehicle that was repossessed had been removed. As the parties said they were trying to resolve the matter civilly, police told them to wait until Monday to file a report if necessary.

At 12:36 p.m., a gas skip of $37.62 was reported at a local station.

At 4:28 p.m., a problem with a juvenile was reported when he jumped out of a car on the way to Logan. Since the incident happened in the county, the caller was referred to the State Police.

At 4:42 p.m., a hit and run was reported at the Elks’ Club. Police arrived to find a park car had been dented and no one was hurt.

At 5:51 p.m., a female reported a suspicious subject messing with her truck on East High. Police on the scene secured the truck.

At 10:15 p.m., an unknown female called to report a stabbing on East Smith. The victim was taken to the emergency room. Police said an investigation is pending and no further details are available at this time.


At 4:12 a.m., a female called to report harassment. She said a man told her he was going to kill someone in the emergency room. Police on the scene told the man to go to bed.

At 8:19 a.m., a male called to report a cable down in the road on First and Noble.

At 11:23 a.m., a male reported harassment on Hobbs, saying his ex-wife would not stop calling him.

At 12:46 p.m., a female came to the police department to report harassment and threats. Police advised her to contact domestic violence.

At 1:34 p.m., vandalism was reported on South Fifth. Police arrived to find a rock was thrown through a window.

At 2:59 p.m., an unknown female called to report a subject leaving the emergency room. Police arrived to find the man who left was intoxicated. Police retrieved the man, brought him back to the hospital then drove him home.

At 4 p.m., an unknown male reported a fire on South Third. Fire units were dispatched and the cause was found to be damaged power lines of which Xcel was notified.

At 4:53 p.m., a male came to the station to report a lost cell phone. Police called the number of the phone, only to have someone answer and then hang up.

At 4:53 p.m., an unknown female called to report a disoriented male at the emergency room.

At 5:43 p.m., an unknown male called to report a structure fire at Five Mile Park.

At 5:53 p.m., a male reported a vehicle stolen from a city department. Police later recovered the car on East Smith.

At 6:26 p.m., a car stop resulted in a car being towed due to lack of insurance and registration.

At 8:01 p.m., a female reported unwanted subjects on East Laughlin. Police on the scene found a group of kids and told them to go home.

At 8:32 p.m., a male reported a burglary on South Fourth. Police arrived to find someone entered through a door and took guns and a DVD player.

At 9:03 p.m., a female called to report a breaking and entering on South Fourth. Police on the scene found someone broke in through a window; it was unclear if anything were taken.


At approx. 11:30 a.m., police were called to Tucumcari Elementary School for a report of a suspicious subject with a weapon in the school’s vicinity, near 10th and Charles. Police said the school chose to do an outside lockdown and, after searching the area and the school, police found neither the subject in question nor a weapon.

-Compiled by QCS Managing Editor Ryn Gargulinski