12/24 Police blotter

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

Friday

At 11:35 a.m., a female called to report criminal damage to property on South Fourth. Police arrived to find the grill and radiator on the woman’s car had been damaged. They told her she could pursue the matter civilly and also get a restraining order.

At 2:36 p.m., shoplifting was reported at a local retailer. Police on the scene found the subject had run out with a pocketed item and sped off in a car. Police were unable to locate the vehicle.

At 4:35 p.m., a male called to report a theft at an activities center. Police arrived to find a bike had been stolen but then returned and the party did not wish to press charges.

At 8:24 p.m., harassment was reported on South Jackson.

At 9:08 p.m., a suspicious subject was spotted standing in the middle of South Monroe. The subject was arrested on a magistrate warrant for failure to comply.

Saturday

At 2:03 a.m., a female called to report a problem with juveniles on South Adams. Police on the scene found two juveniles had entered then exited her home through a window while a third had entered and was hiding in the closet. The closet dweller was apprehended and turned over to her mother.

At 6:42 p.m., an accident without injuries was reported on West Hines. Police arrived to find a bus hit a parked vehicle.

At 7:57 p.m., a female called to report problems with a juvenile. Police on the scene found she was having difficulties controlling her child.

At 8:07 p.m., a caller reported suspicious subjects at the hospital. Police arrived to find several juveniles who said they were visiting someone.

At 10:18 p.m., a male called to report engines running at a local restaurant. Police on the scene told the truck drivers to shut off their engines or move.

At 9:42 p.m., an unknown person summoned police to assist with a detox. A male was transported and turned over to the detox unit.

Sunday

At 1:21 a.m., a male called to report shots fired on North Third. Police arrived to find the man’s window had been shot out.

At 2:44 a.m., a male called to report harassing phone calls on South Rock Island. Police told him to come to the station to fill out a statement.

At 7:44 a.m., a male reported a larceny on South Third. Police arrived to find the tailgate of his truck had been stolen.

At 8:22 a.m., an accident was reported on Interstate 40. Although it was earlier reported it was a rollover, police found it was not a rollover. The incident was turned over to state police.

At 10:48 a.m., a male reported an accident with no injuries on West Route 66. Police arrived to find drivers had exchanged necessary information.

At 11:02 a.m., a female reported a breaking and entering on East Heman. She came to the station to file a report.

At 12:11 p.m., a reckless driver was reported speeding down 10th Street. Police on the scene were unable to locate the vehicle.

At 1:55 p.m., an officer spotted a vehicle on 11th Street that was missing a wheel and blocking the roadway. The vehicle was removed.

Monday

At 1:51 a.m., a female called to report engines running near a local restaurant that were keeping her daughter awake. Police on the scene told the truck drivers to turn them off.

Tuesday

At 9:15 a.m., a male reported vandalism on South Second. Police arrived to find a slashed tire on his vehicle.

At 11:04 a.m., a male called to report a suspicious subject trying to sell a vacuum cleaner on South Sixth. Police arrived and were unable to locate the subject.

At 12:20 p.m., panhandlers were spotted on South First. Police on the scene told them to move on.

At 2:39 p.m., a female reported suspicious subjects on South Third. Upon police arrival, one male was arrested for possession of heroin, drug paraphernalia, tampering with evidence, resisting, evading and obstructing an officer.

At 5:45 p.m., a female called to report a fight at a local convenience store. Police on the scene found it was not a fight, merely a discussion.

Wednesday

At 1:43 a.m., a female reported a possible assault on the bus she had been on. Police arrived to find she felt threatened by some fellow riders; she stayed at a truck stop and took a different bus.

At 6 a.m., a cell phone was found on Third and Center.

At 10:31 a.m., an unknown female called to report an unwanted subject at a financial institution. Police arrived to find the subject was trying to secure a loan without the paperwork and told him to move on.

At 2:19 p.m., an officer driving by an old, abandoned building noticed an open window. It was the same building in which there were problems with juveniles earlier. The window was secured.

At 2:30 p.m., a female reported a disturbance in a financial institution. Police arrived to find a subject who would not leave and told him to get out.

At 2:36 p.m., a female called to report theft of services on North Adams. Police on the scene found a lock on the meter had been tampered with.

Thursday

At 9:30 a.m., a female reported damage to rooms at a local motel. Police arrived to find it was not damage at all, just a room left in disarray.

-Compiled by QCS Managing Editor Ryn Gargulinski