June 7, 2006 Police Blotter

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

Saturday

• At 9:12 p.m., a male reported a theft at Third Street. The caller reported that two vases were taken from gravestones at the cemetery. The caller didn’t want to file charges, but did want the incident on record.

Sunday

• At 2:35 p.m., a female reported a dog in a house at Third Street. A St. Bernard would not leave the caller’s residence. Officers arrived and escorted the dog to its owners.

• At 3:32 p.m., a female reported animal cruelty at an apartment complex. The caller said a man threatened to kill a kitten. Officers advised that a kitten was being overly aggressive.

• At 4:11 p.m., a male reported drug paraphernalia on McGee. A syringe was found and destroyed.

• At 4:22 p.m., a male reported vandalism at Sixth Street. A rock was thrown through a building window.

• At 6:51 p.m., a female reported a fight at a laundromat. The caller said a man in a truck was arguing with a woman on a bicycle. The two were just talking.

• At 8:11 p.m., a female reported a larceny at Laguna. A rototiller was stolen from a residence.

• At 9:08 p.m., a female reported a gas skip at a convenience store. A person left an expired credit card with the clerk.

• At 9:43 p.m., a female reported an accident without injuries at a convenience store. A car hit a boat, and the drivers exchanged insurance information.

• At 10:41 p.m., an officer reported a suspicious subject at Redwoods. The officer said a drug buy was possibly happening. Nothing was found.

Monday

• At 12:07 a.m., a male reported a domestic dispute at Eighth Street. The incident was a verbal dispute between a man and his grandson.

• At 4:12 a.m., a female reported a structure fire on First Street. A refrigerator caught fire and the home filled with smoke. Everybody had cleared out of the home. The fire was put out, but a special watch was requested.

• At 12:42 p.m., a female reported an unwanted subject at a restaurant. The subject was told by officers to move along.

• At 2 p.m., a female reported a fight at First Street. The fight was reported to be between two construction workers. The people had left the scene before officers arrived.

• At 3:30 p.m., a female reported fraud at a convenience store. The person had written a bad check and said he would return with the money. An officer escorted the man back to the store to make restitution.

• At 4:48 p.m., a female reported a subject down on Center Street. The person checked out fine, and said he was just resting.

• At 6:44 p.m., a male reported a complaint at a restaurant. Two males were throwing a football across the roadway and cars were swerving to avoid the ball. Officers told the two to stop it.

• At 7:37 p.m., a female requested a welfare check at Turner. The caller’s friend was depressed lately and the caller wanted to make sure she was OK. An officer advised the person was fine.

• At 11:32 p.m., a male reported a suspicious subject at Hines. There was a man in a white truck reported to be opening and closing his door repeatedly. The man said he was waiting for a friend.

Tuesday

• At 12:38 a.m., a male reported a barking dog at Seventh Street. Officers advised the dog was no longer in the area.