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Amarillo Crime Stoppers is asking for help with their Crime of the Week. Around 4:30 Tuesday morning, a woman in a home on Reba Circle was awakened by a burglar in her home. The suspect ran from the home and the woman found that two computers, a rifle, handgun, and other items were missing. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 374-4400 or submit a tip online at amapolice.org. A reward of up to $1,000 is being offered if your tip leads to an arrest or recovery of the stolen property.
APD officers have arrested a woman involved in a multi-vehicle burglary in Amarillo. About 2:30 Tuesday morning, officers heard reports of a car burglary on Lometa. They found a female sitting beside a tree in an alley, with two backpacks and a flashlight. An I-Phone, cases, chargers, books, perfume and several other items were found to be stolen from other vehicles parked on Lometa, Janet, and Fleetwood. 22 year old Annelies Hall was booked into Randall County.
Four people escaped unharmed from a house fire Monday afternoon at 4225 King.
The Amarillo Fire Department had the fire under control in less than 20 minutes. Fire was located inside an exterior wall and extended into the attic. The Amarillo Fire Marshal's office says the fire started inside that wall, above a gas heater. It was ruled accidental.
Damage is estimated at $15,000.
Two men were arrested Monday by the Amarillo Police department for unlawfully carrying weapons. APD officers attempted to pull a vehicle over near Southeast 3rd and Grand and observed a semiautomatic handgun thrown from the car. The driver, 44 year old Dewayne Camp was found to have a set of brass knuckles. He was arrested as well as his passenger, 34 year old Tanner Houghton. Both were booked into Potter County.
The APD is investigating a robbery at T&M Discount on Hughes Monday. The female victim said two men entered, one armed with a handgun and the other with a stun-gun device. Forcing everyone to the floor, the suspects took money from the register and bank bags, and several cartons of cigarettes. No one was injured in the robbery and no arrests have been made. The suspects are described as males, both about 6 foot 1, and both wearing dark clothing with hoods and masks.
No one was injured after a robbery in southwest Amarillo. Police say it happened just after midnight Monday morning in the 5100 block of Canyon Drive. The victim said he was walking from his apartment to Western Bowl to pick up food when a man walked up behind him and stuck something in his back. The suspect took the man's wallet and fled on foot. He is described as a white male, 5'11'' and wearing a black trench coat. No weapon was actually seen and the victim was not injured.
2 people have been arrested in connection with a robbery on NE16th and Apache.
Victims told officials they were sitting in their vehicle next to a home when a gray GMC pulled up and blocked them in on the street. A hispanic female approached the vehicle, pointing a rifle at the female victim, then proceeded to break into the house. A cell phone was taken from a man inside the home, as well as the two victims inside the vehicle. With the help of one of the victims, officers were able to identify both suspects: Olivia Quintero and Ricardo Jimenez.
Both were booked into Potter County.
Police are investigating a personal robbery that happened Saturday night near downtown.
The victim told police he was in his apartment when there was a knock at his door. When he opened the door, an acquaintance came in - followed by another man who was armed with a gun. The two suspects took money from the man and forced him into the bathroom. The suspects are only described as black men in their 20's and were possibly driving a light colored 4-door car.
The victim was not injured.
Lake Meredith Aquatic and Wildlife Museum in Fritch is hosting its fourth annual Mock Murder Mystery Event Saturday, March 7 from 7-9 p.m. at the museum under the water-tower in Fritch. This year's mystery features a casino style event with Blackjack and poker tables where guests and suspects alike will intermingle as guests try to figure out who killed the victim.
For those peace officers who wish to become troopers, the DPS will be hosting two symposiums on March 13 from 9 to noon and from 2 to 5. Trooper Chris Ray says they'll take place at the DPS Office here in Amarillo at 4200 Canyon Drive and says if you've already put your info in online, just bring you paperwork so you can get a testing date scheduled.