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A reported kidnapping Monday turned out to be false.
Around 8:15 a.m., a woman texted her boyfriend saying she had been kidnapped from an apartment complex in south Amarillo. About 45 minutes later, a woman with her hands tied asked for help at a home in the 7000 block of Navajo.
She was the woman who had texted her boyfriend and she told officers that a man had forced her at gunpoint to drive him out to rural Potter county to meet a second man. Investigators noticed inconsistencies in her account of what had happened. After some conversation, the woman admitted that she had not been kidnapped and she was not the victim of any criminal activity.
Detectives are continuing to investigate to find out why the woman reported the incident.
No one was injured and one person was arrested after a housefire Sunday night.
Around 9:20, firefighters were called to a blaze in the 3700 block of south Polk. The fire was determined to be intentionally set and it resulted in extensive damage to the home and the contents inside.
While at the scene, deputy fire marshals found and arrested Vashti Pryor, 29, who was booked into Randall county on a second-degree felony charge of reckless arson. Estimated property loss is $30,000, and estimated content loss is $10,000.
Police are advising residents about two unusual home burglaries in the Paramount area last week.
The first happened last Tuesday on Lometa drive and the second on last Thursday on Lenwood drive. The burglaries are unusual because both were occupied homes that were entered during the night time.
In both instances, the burglars gained access through the homes back door. Police say to make sure your back door is of solid construction, with heavy duty dead bolt locks and other door hardware. If you see someone that looks like they may be prowling behind houses at night, call the Amarillo Police Department at 378-3038.
Expect some traffic delays over the next few days on Coulter between I-40 and 9th street, near the area of the hospitals.
Mark Read, City Engineer, says crews worked on that project over the weekend so it should be finished by this Wednesday. And further delays will be experienced on Hillside Road on the west side of the intersection with Coulter Street due to construction of a new sanitary sewer main.
The Hillside lanes should be all reopened by January 16th.
Early voting begins Monday for the November 4th General Election. A federal appeals court Tuesday gave the state permission to ignore a lower court ruling that struck the controversial voter id law down. The Supreme Court's decision Saturday not to act means the voter id law will remain in effect for this election.
Potter County polling locations:
Randall County polling locations: