One of the most read sections of The New Mexican continues to be the police notes section, or the Hotsheets as they’re known to police and around the office.
It’s an effort by the paper to let people in the community know about the criminal activity going on around town.
But some people read it for the occasional off-the-wall police report. I will randomly post some of those here on the blog — ones that just stand out because of their uniqueness. Some might just be unique in their extreme detail, others might even be a little bit funny, even in the midst of such a serious topic as crime. These aren’t meant to make light of the seriousness of the crimes alleged, just a sample of the ones that stand out to me (please feel free to include ones you see in the police notes and post them, too).
So, in an effort to get the ball rolling on this feature of the blog, here are just a handful of random police note from the past few days (I’ll probably post some of these a couple times a week, but they can also be found daily on The New Mexican’s Web site under POLICE NOTES.
Best of the blotter
- A 1999 Cadillac Deville that had been reported stolen from inside the Santa Fe city limits was recovered Sunday off Old Las Vegas Highway near Johnson Ranch Road. Police say the vehicle’s windows were rolled up and that inside the car smelled like gasoline and it appeared someone tried setting fire to the vehicle. The fire apparently did not work well and “did not spread due to the windows being rolled up,” according to a police report.
- Someone broke several mirrors and removed the covers of a bed inside a home on Camino Aurelia in the El Rancho Area between 8 a.m. and 5:15 p.m. on Sunday.
- Someone stole a television and a .22 caliber gun with a stainless steel barrel and gold trigger from a home in the 100 block of Caminito Montano between 8 a.m. Sept. 10 and 4 p.m. Sunday.
- Someone stole two screwdrivers and around $20 in cash from a 1998 Ford Ranger parked in the 2200 block of Calle Alvarado between 9 p.m. Monday and 8 a.m. Tuesday.