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Police Blotter

Friday, Sept. 17

10:08 a.m. A red GMC pickup truck backed into a silver Toyota Camry at of Choice Building Supply, causing damage to the right rear door and right rear tire of the Camry.

Saturday, Sept. 18

11:47 a.m. A man was arrested on two warrants in the parking lot of City Market, medically cleared at the hospital for intoxication, then jailed.

6:45 p.m. A police officer responded to a report of a noise complaint at First Street Car Wash, where he observed four individuals sitting against the change dispenser. He arrested two of them on outstanding warrants and took them to jail. One had an unopened bottle of Taaka vodka, violating his court order.

11:55 p.m. A woman reported her debit card, family jewelry and three cell phones missing from her trailer at Oak Meadows Mobile Home Park after letting a man in to use the bathroom.

Sunday, Sept. 19

3:25 a.m. A woman reported her intoxicated boyfriend beating on her door in the 500 block of East Fourth Street. She said she just wanted him to leave. Police arrested him on an outstanding warrant. He was medically cleared at the hospital for intoxication, then jailed.

8:59 a.m. A semitrailer with a Texas license plate blocked the pump for the water dock at 20 N. Park St. The driver did not have a valid license, and went to the sleep compartment of the vehicle in the middle of speaking with a police officer. Other officers found used syringes, and the driver was given Narcan for an overdose, issued a summons for drug paraphernalia, and then transported to the hospital, where he was released to the care of the staff.

9:23 a.m. A woman reported hearing juveniles outside of her house in the 400 block of Beach Street at about 4:38 a.m., and said she heard a loud noise that sounded like someone striking a car. She then observed three juveniles walking northbound in dark clothing, one of them holding a long object that she suspected to be a bat or a piece of wood. She noticed damage to her mailbox, but the group told her they didn’t damage it. At 5 a.m., one of them called her an expletive.

1:12 p.m. Two neighbors in the 400 block of Arbecam Street had an ongoing dispute involving spraying each other with their water hoses after one of them allegedly accidentally sprayed water into the other’s open window when turning on her water hose. One woman reported that the other put a sign on her truck calling her a “hillbilly.” The woman suspected of making the sign was cited for harassment.

2:09 p.m. A woman reported a red wagon valued at $100 missing from her car port on Andrew Lane.

6:43 p.m. Officers responded to a report of a red Chevrolet swerving and speeding, and observed the vehicle almost collide with another at North Mildred Road and East Main Street. An officer stopped the vehicle in the northbound lane of East Montezuma Avenue and North Mildred Street. The driver momentarily complied before driving away, and the officer, following her, observed the driver nearly cause two different collisions, drive through a stop sign, not use a turn signal and drive onto a sidewalk. Four more officers joined the investigation, when the driver parked in a spot at the police department. When asked to turn off the vehicle, the woman put the vehicle in reverse. Officers drew their firearms, before holstering them to remove the woman from the car after she slurred her words and laughed. They found an open Coors beer and bottle of Jim Bean Apple liquor in the woman’s car. She was taken to the emergency room for medical clearance, where she tried to bite a nurse’s face. Hours later, a breath test at the jail, displayed a .321 BAC.

6:55 p.m. A woman was suspected of shoplifting $118.22 worth of items — mainly clothes — from Walmart.

8:47 p.m. A car gently rolled into the back of another in the McDonald’s drive-thru. The driver of the car that hit the other took a breath test, displaying a 0.235 blood alcohol level. She was medically cleared before being taken to jail.

9:25 p.m. A man allegedly shoplifted energy drinks, a food item and 14 beer salts from Walmart, where he was already indefinitely trespassed in 2016.

Monday, Sept. 20

7:17 a.m. A city garbage truck collided with a barrier pole and electric box in the alley behind 77 W. Main St., causing minimal damage to both and none to the truck.

9:04 a.m. A woman reported finding her door kicked in and jewelry, sports cards, prescription Oxycodone and prescription morphine missing after returning home from chemotherapy Aug. 20. She told an officer she believed the suspect to be a man who lived at the residence off and on before being kicked out Aug. 14.

9:36 a.m. Tires from a bicycle locked to Underwood Optical, valued at $150, were reported missing. They were last seen on security footage Sept. 14.

10:36 a.m. Two vehicles backing out of opposite driveways collided rear-to-rear in the 200 block of South Market Street and East Second Street, with minimal damage to both. One driver was found to have a neck sprain but was released from the emergency room.

11:28 a.m. An officer took a man who had a warrant for his arrest from the Montezuma Combined Courts to the jail.

11:36 a.m. An officer responded to Chronic Therapy for a report of a driver veering off the road. The driver said he likely fell asleep. He also had expired number plates. The driver acquired scrapes and lower back strain.

12:13 p.m. A driver forgot he installed a kayak rack on the trailer being towed by his Jeep Renegade while traveling through the drive-thru at Kentucky Fried Chicken, and caused damage to part of the awning and a fixture.

5:43 p.m. A driver said he was unable to stop his car, due to bad brakes, from colliding with another that had stopped at a red light at West Main and Maple streets. He did not have insurance. There was damage to the front of his car, but none to the car he hit.

Tuesday, Sept. 21

8:25 a.m. A woman turned herself in at the jail.

8:33 a.m. The owner of Super Splash Car Wash reported the business’s cash machine to be missing. It was found to be on the north side of the building. Later, surveillance showed a man removing the machine before driving away.

11:13 a.m. A woman left her wallet in the bathroom at Walmart the previous day, and it was stolen.

12:31 p.m. An officer responded to a report of a man passed out near the restrooms in Centennial Park. The man woke up when the officer arrived, and was found to have two opened bottles of Taaka vodka.

Wednesday, Sept. 22

6:33 a.m. A woman reported a man stealing her bike from inside the Speedway gas station the previous night. Another officer found the suspect on the bike on East Empire Street at 10:36 a.m. The bike was returned to its owner, and no charges were pressed.

10:59 a.m. An officer responded to a report of two unwanted subjects at 310 E. Main St. One left, and the other was found to have a warrant for his arrest. After displaying signs of being intoxicated, the officer took him to the emergency room for medical clearance before taking him to the jail. The man’s BAC was 0.516.

5:52 p.m. Police responded to a report of a man walking with a machete near Walmart. He was found sitting in grass in the northwest corner of the parking lot. He also had meth, knives and glass pipes with him, violating a restraining order and was arrested. The man who reported him also was taken to jail, on a warrant from Dolores County.

Thursday, Sept. 23

10:49 a.m. A man said his Airstream trailer with a neon “Silver Bean” sign was missing. He last saw it at 2 p.m. the day before.

2:25 p.m. A man dancing in the parking lot of First Southwest Bank while drinking a beer was arrested on two warrants, medically cleared at the hospital, then jailed.

8:06 p.m. Officers responded to Cork and Bottle for a report of a verbal dispute. A woman said she was being followed. A breath test revealed her blood alcohol level to be 0.141 — a violation of a protection order. She was arrested and taken to jail.

9:51 p.m. Officers responded to a home in the 500 block of North Washington Street, where caller was locked in the garage with her grandchildren. She believed the suspect, the mother of the children, to be intoxicated inside the house. The suspect was allowed to stay at the house to see the children after being released from prison, although the caller’s son had custody of them. Officers found the woman looking over the fence. She was arrested for violating an order barring her from alcohol use, then cleared at the hospital. A breath test at the jail revealed a BAC of 0.303.

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