12-29-2007: Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received during the last few days by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. According to reports:

• At 12:28 p.m., a caller from the hospital reported a dog bite. The animal control officer advised that the female subject said she was feeding her dog and that the dog will be quarantined at home.

• At 9:57 p.m., a female called to ask police to check on her father on South Fourth Street. The officer advised the woman was talking to her father on the phone, when his breathing sounded troubled and he quit talking to her. Officers advised the father was asleep and would call his daughter.

• At 10:07 p.m., a male called to report shoplifting at a store at Rock Island and Route 66. The officer advised a male subject dressed in a black hoodie and pants had walked out with two 30-packs of Bud Lite, each valued at $19.99. Officer advised that the male subject, last seen walking east on Route 66, was not found.
• At 10:35 p.m., an unknown male asked for patrols at Dunn Park. The caller reported that kids were in the park throwing snowballs and that there have been some Christmas decorations stolen lately. An officer checked the area. The subjects had left.

• At 12:43 a.m., a caller from the emergency room reported a possible stabbing. A male subject said he had fallen on glass and cut himself and then changed his story to say he had been cut. The officer advised the male had been cut on the arm and face during an altercation. The male subject would not say who had done it or where it had occurred. No charges were filed.
• At 4 p.m., a male and female reported a larceny. The officer advised the female said her aunt had stolen her camera and sold it to a male subject. Police contacted the male subject about the camera and he returned the camera.
• At 4:47 p.m., callers reported a semi was on fire on I-40 near Montoya. Firefighters responding to the call, reported there was not a fire, but the engine was smoking.
• At 8:45 p.m., a male reported a theft. The officer advised that someone had taken some firewood from the caller’s residence on South Third Street.

• At 12:12 a.m., a male called to report he could see a light inside a vacant house on South Second Street. The officer advised that there were footprints going to the window of the house. The officer also said there was a candle in the sink and it was not known how long it had been there. No one was inside the residence.
• At 11:26 a.m, a male visited the police department to report that copper was stolen from his yard. He called back later and advised that he found the copper in his yard, the report said.