On August 18, 2012 at about 10:00 a.m., Deputy Alex Gillette responded to an address in the 500 block of Grand in Cheraw to take a theft report. The reporting party reported to Deputy Gillette that someone may have removed a quantity of a prescription drug from the residence between August 17 - 18th. The case is under investigation.
On August 20, 2012 at about 2:00 p.m., Deputy Alex Gillette responded to an address in the 20000 block of Highway 50 in the Rocky Ford area to take a theft report. The reporting party reported that he had entered ArkValley Lumber Yard to purchase a part for his jump start, went back outside to his vehicle and set the jump start on the ground in the parking lot. The vicitm then drove around behind the yard to pick up some material, and when he returned to the parking lot the jump start was gone.
On August 21, 2012 at about 5:35 p.m., Deputy Shane Lamberty was called to the Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center to take a report of a person who had an accident on a dirt bike near the North La Junta head gates. Upon arrival, Deputy Lamberty spoke with the victim who reported falling from his dirt bike and slightly injuring his shoulder. Their was no damage to the motorcycle.
On August 22, 2012 at about 9:00 a.m., the Otero County Sheriff's Office received a report of a Case brand skid loader being stolen from an address in the 9000 block of Highway 50. Deputy Rick Ramsay is the investigating officer. The skid loader is a 60XT skid loader with a gray top and a gray bucket. The remainder of the loader is Case orange. The loader was stolen between the 21st and 22nd of August from a building. The loader is valued at about $16,000.00
On August 25, 2012 at about 9:00 p.m., a female came to the Sheriff's Office to report that she had been receiving harassing text messages from another person while at home in the 24000 block of County Road 27 West of La Junta. Corporal Carol Coates investigated.