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      Suspicious car leads APD to recovery of stolen items, drugs, wanted persons

      On May 13, and APD officer on routine patrol observed a suspicious vehicle sitting in the parking lot in the 3900 block of Interstate 40 -- an incident that led officers to two persons with oustanding warrants, drugs, and stolen items.

      On May 13, and APD officer on routine patrol observed a suspicious vehicle sitting in the parking lot in the 3900 block of Interstate 40 -- an incident that led officers to two persons with oustanding warrants, drugs, and stolen items.

      When the incident began, APD saw that the suspicious vehicle was running and something was covering all the windows of the vehicle.

      The offier spoke with the owner of the vehicle who stated they were just hanging out in the parking lot.

      The officer later went and spoke with the manager of the motel. The manager identified the room and the occupant who had registered at the motel that was using the car in question.

      The room was rented to an individual who had outstanding warrants.

      As officers went to the room, two females were seen walking out of the room just as the officers were approaching.

      Officers asked if Anthony Michael Chavez, 36, was in the room, and they replied yes.

      The females turned to open the door for officers and allowed them inside the room.

      Once inside, officers located Chavez and he was placed under arrest for the outstanding warrants.

      While officers were handcuffing Chavez, they observed a small amount of marijuana and narcotic paraphernalia sitting on the nightstand next to where Chavez was sleeping.

      One of the females that were leaving the room was found to be wanted for an outstanding municipal warrnat. She was also arrested.

      Both subjects were placed in a patrol car while police continued their investigation.

      As an officer collected marijuana for evidence, he found several checkbooks with another person's name on them.

      it was later determined that the checkbooks were stolen out of a house in a burglary that occurred on May 7.

      Additional searching revealed a baggie of what is believed to be methamphetamine.

      Chavez was transported to Potter County andbooked on charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance 4 grams {>} 20 grams, stealing/receiving stolen check, possession of marijuana under 2 oz., possession of drug paraphernalia, and two municipal warrants.

      The investigation is ongoing and additional charges are pending.