Published: Saturday, June 24th, 2006
The following is a sample of calls received by the Tucumcari Police Department in the last few days. According to the reports: Friday l At 7:57 a.m., a male reported a semi-truck on West Washington and in front of someone’s home who he knew was not there. Officers advised that they had paperwork to pick up a piano from the home. l At 8:44 p.m., an officer made a traffic stop at Hines and 2nd Street. Officer charged a female with possession of drug paraphernalia and marijuana and issued her a citation for the sunscreen tint on her windows. l At 9:35 p.m., a male reported a breaking and entering on S. Eighth Street that had already occurred. Officer advised that nine guns were stolen. l At 10 p.m., a female reported fireworks on E. Turner. Officer advised that no one was found at the scene. l At 11:23 p.m., several callers reported that juveniles were throwing eggs or water balloons off the overpass at Exit 331 on I-40. Officer found one vehicle that had been hit. Officers did find the juveniles. Saturday l At 3:22 a.m., a female reported that her home on Adams Street had been burglarized a couple of weeks ago. She said a male had been calling her and asking what time she got off work because she has a car for sale; she advised that he might trying to find out when she wasn’t home so that he could break in. Officers checked her home and everything was okay. l At 9 a.m., a female reported that she was unable to open the padlock on the door to her business because someone had put gum on it. l At 4:17 p.m., a female reported finding a gun on South Sixth Street. The caller said she found a gun at her sister's house, and asked officers to pick it up. l At 7:11 p.m., the New Mexico State Police asked Tucumcari police to check out a report of rocks being thrown from the overpass at Exit 331 on I-40. Officer reported no one was found in that area. l At 7:22 p.m., a police officer stopped a vehicle on I-40. Officer took one subject to the Quay County Detention Center where he was held for Border Patrol. Monday l At 4:59 a.m., a female reported an armed robbery at a hotel. The caller said she had been robbed at gunpoint. Police went to scene and did not find a suspect. l At 7:44 p.m., a female reported illegal dumping at a motel on Tucumcari Boulevard. Officers advised that it was the owner of the motel, who was told she had to take the trash to the dump. l At 7:58 a.m., a female reported a possible break-in at a clinic on East Main. Police reported that an unknown person or persons had entered the building through a window on the east side. Nothing was taken. The window, once covered by a grate, was unlocked and the grate removed. Wednesday l At 2:27 p.m., state police reported juveniles riding skate boards at a municipal building. An officer found the juveniles and told them to move on. l At 6:23 p.m., female reported illegal dumping at on S. Johnson. Officer reported that there was someone dumping asphalt. Officer made the subjects remove most of the material from the dumpster. l At 9:41 p.m, a female reported vandalism to a car at an automotive garage. Officer advised that the were four shots in the driver's side window and there were three shots behind the driver's side window. Officers said there were no suspects at the time. l At 11:51 p.m., a female reported that someone had attempted to break into her house on Rankin. Officer advised that someone tried to enter through the front door, causing some damage to the door. l At 11: 55 p.m., a male reported that another semi-truck had hit and left his vehicle at a truck stop and had left the area. The officer advised that the male who reported the hit and run had a warrant out from Grants and he was taken into custody.
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