Published: Wednesday, July 5th, 2006
The following is a sample of recent calls received by the Tucumcari Police Department. Sunday • At 11:40 a.m., a man came to the police station to report vandalism on East High. An officer said someone shot out the window with a BB gun. • At 2:36 p.m., a man reported livestock were on Quay Road AJ and a herd of sheep were out on his neighbor's yard. An officer said no one was home in the area and the animals were not in any danger. • At 4:58 p.m., a man reported his brother was missing. Police advised the "overdue motorist" was not on time to pick up his sister in Amarillo. The brother was located. • At 4:47 p.m., a female reported an aggravated burglary on East Reed. Officers advised three guns and various items of jewelry were stolen. • At 6:47 p.m., a man came to the police station and asked to make a report regarding a lost driver's license. He said his mother had put her cigarette case, which contained her driver's license, Social Security card and vehicle insurance card, on the back of someone's car. They had returned to the car's location in the country, but could not find the cigarette case. • At 7:20 p.m., a woman from a convenience store on First Street reported a fraud and asked for officer assistance. An officer advised that a customer had told a clerk his check was for $100, the clerk said it was for $50. Police advised they were called to stand by when the safe was opened. • At 9:35 p.m., a male reported fireworks on South Second. Officers went to the location advised the individuals to stop. Monday • At 1:09 a.m., a male reported damage to his vehicle at Third Street and Route 66. An officer advised the man wanted a damage report on record. There was damage to the left rear tail light and bumper. • At 9:41 a.m., a female from a financial institution reported a counterfeit check. An officer said the Secret Service in Albuquerque was contacted and the case had been turned over to them. • At 1:26 p.m., a woman reported a woman was outside of the house screaming and breaking windows. Police advised there was one broken window. The woman was asked if she wanted to file charges, and she declined. • At 1:50 p.m., a male reported there had been acts of vandalism at the cemetery. The police advised a picture on a grave stone had been shot three times and that the grave stone was shot two times with a BB gun or an air rifle. • At 2:16 p.m., an officer made a traffic stop on Route 66 and Interstate 40. A male was arrested on charges of possession of a controlled substance. The subject's car was impounded and $2,024 was seized. • At 2:43 p.m., a female reported there was a domestic disturbance and a woman had been beaten up. An officer advised the woman made a written statement and she was referred to the city's domestic violence program. • At 3:48 pm., a male reported a laptop computer was stolen from a vehicle at the motel on Route 66. An officer advised the laptop was taken on July 1 between 1 a.m. and 9 a.m. from a Yukon parked at the motel. • At 8:06 p.m., New Mexico State Police transferred a request from a trucking company to check on a driver who was at a rest stop. An officer advised the subject was OK, and the driver was waiting for another driver to come from Albuquerque to take his load.
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