Police Blotter 5/19
May 19, 2004
Police responded to a gas station in the 1000 block of Mitchell about 1:15 p.m. on May 12 where a clerk said his 1972 Dodge pickup had been burglarized during the workday. The employee said a customer had come in and told him his truck had been moved to a different location.
Upon inspection, the clerk said he found his truck had been broken into and a car stereo and $200 worth of CDs had been stolen. The person responsible had broken the dashboard getting the stereo out, he said.
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A high school teacher called police about 2 p.m. on May 12 reporting that someone stole $60 from her desk that had been intended for the purchase of school yearbooks. The teacher said the theft happened sometime between 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.
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A department store manager called police about 7:30 p.m. on May 12 to report a clerk had been fraudulently creating transaction refunds to buy store items and had done so eight times since beginning employment with the store.
Police reported they would consider the case to be eight counts of embezzlement less than $100.
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About noon on Thursday, police responded to a two-vehicle crash with injuries at the corner of 21st and Echols streets and found a white Chevy pickup and blue BMW had both sustained heavy damage. The occupants had to be extracted by fire department personnel due to the extent of damage.
The pickup driver was admitted to Plains Regional Medical Center for treatment of broken ribs and also suffered significant visible injuries to the left side of his head and shoulder. A passenger in the BMW was transferred to a Texas hospital for a thumb injury and another BMW passenger was transferred to a Texas hospital for a fractured left wrist.
Police did not immediately issue citations pending review of the case by the district attorney.
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A landlord called police about 12:40 p.m. Saturday regarding a pit bull left in a garage at the 300 block of Axtell by a tenant who had been evicted. The landlord said he was afraid of the dog and asked for police assistance.
Multiple efforts to shoot pepper spray through a hole in the garage door to restrain the dog failed and the dog continued to charge the garage door. Officers shot the dog with buckshot through the hole in the door and killed it.
Police Blotter is compiled by CNJ staff writer Darrell Todd Maurina. He can be contacted at 763-6991 or: