Officers arrest wanted person, uncover drugs, stolen documents, currency-related items
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 19:45:42 GMT —
On April 22, APD located a wanted person as well as various stolen documents and multiple checks, photocopies of checks, photocopies of U.S. currency, and a credit card reader.
The Amarillo Police Department Community Oriented Policing/Problem Solving Unit (COPPS) developed information that a wanted person was in an apartment at 7208 SW 34th. Officers were allowed into the apartment and located Allison Nicole Dunlap, 23, who was wanted for bond forfeiture/possession of a controlled substance. Officers secured consent to search the apartment where they located about 13.2 grams of what is believed to be methamphetamine and about two ounces of marijuana. Dunlap was booked into the Randall County Jail for the original warrant and for possession of a controlled substance over 4 but less than 200 grams.
During the search of the apartment, officers located several identifying documents including credit cards, driver's licenses, Social Security cards, and a birth certificate. Officers also found multiple checks, photocopies of checks, photocopies of U.S. currency, and a credit card reader. Some of the identification documents and related items were reported stolen in three different auto burglaries in south and east Amarillo between Feb. 17 and Feb. 21.
Investigators are continuing to try to determine the source of several other documents found.
Two other people in the apartment were released pending investigation. The wanted suspect, Dunlap, was not linked to any of the stolen property or other items.
The Amarillo Police Department said that about 20 percent of auto burglaries involve the theft of identifying documents in purses, wallets, or backpacks. Identifying documents stolen in auto burglaries are often found during investigations and arrests for unrelated offenses. The APD has investigated about 45 reported auto burglaries in the last two weeks. Officers have arrested two juveniles and three adults in connection with four incidents of theft of property from vehicles since April 20.