May 17, 2006 Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received by Tucumcari police during the last few days. According to the reports:


• At 2:49 p.m., a fire alarm went off at a school. The alarm was triggered by a burned bag of microwave popcorn.

• At 4:27 p.m., a female reported suspicious subjects at a bank. The caller said two people looked as if they were trying to break into vehicles in the parking lot. The people were putting flyers on car windshields.

• At 11:01 p.m., a female reported dogs barking at Fifth Street. The neighbors were not home, and the officer who reported was able to stop the dogs for the time being.


• At 1:57 a.m., a male reported loud music at a hotel. An officer visited and the party agreed to turn the music down.

• At 2:27 a.m., a female reported a suspicious noise at Center Street. The caller said she heard noises, but said she had mental problems and she may just be hearing things. She said she would feel safer if an officer drove down the street. Nothing suspicious was found.

• At 5:46 a.m., a female reported vandalism at Second Street. A carpet was spray-painted with “SOS.”

• At 9:43 a.m., a female reported a restraining order violation at a hotel. A person kept passing by the caller’s place of employment.

• At 4:37 p.m., a female reported possible domestic violence at Third Street. The caller reported lots of yelling. An officer discovered a mother and son having an argument.

• At 8:45 p.m., a male reported a reckless driver at Tucumcari Boulevard. The out-of-state driver was informed of street rules in New Mexico and was told to drive more respectfully.


• At 3:27 a.m., a female requested a city fire unit at Seventh Street. A mattress was on fire. The fire was put out, and no injuries were reported.

• At 9:40 a.m., a male reported damage to a vehicle at College Street. The caller said his window was broken while he was driving along the street and he didn’t know how it happened.

• At 1:38 p.m., an alarm sounded at a business. A store employee said nothing appeared to be taken. The building was secured.

• At 5:58 p.m., a male reported a possible stolen vehicle at Whitemore. The mother of the caller had the vehicle, and the incident was handled as a civil matter.

• At 7:32 p.m., an officer reported a traffic stop at 11th Street. The stop resulted in the arrest of an 18-year-old male for minor in possession of alcohol.

• At 8:36 p.m., a female reported shots fired at a social club. A man said he heard a pop. No contact was made with a potential suspect.

• At 8:59 p.m., a female reported vandalism at Third Street. An egg was thrown at a screen door, breaking a window.


• At 12:54 p.m., a female reported an accident without injuries at Adams Street. A citation was issued for failure to yield.