Las Cruces Crime

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Recent Crime News

  • City settles holding cell lawsuit for $400,000

    7 hrs ago | via Las Cruces Sun-News 

    The city of Las Cruces has reached a $400,000 settlement with a man who claimed in a lawsuit that police officers used excessive force on him when he was detained in a holding cell at police headquarters in December 2014. City settles holding cell lawsuit for $400,000 LAS CRUCES - The city of Las Cruces has reached a $400,000 settlement with a man who claimed in a lawsuit that police officers used excessive force on him when he was detained in a holding cell at police headquarters in December 2014.

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  • Man convicted in arson cases facing new charges

    Yesterday | via Las Cruces Sun-News 

    A Las Cruces man listed as one of New Mexico's most-wanted fugitives is facing new criminal charges, court records show. Man convicted in arson cases facing new charges LAS CRUCES - A Las Cruces man listed as one of New Mexico's most-wanted fugitives is facing new criminal charges, court records show.

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  • Murder suspect released on bond, jail records show

    Yesterday | via Las Cruces Sun-News 

    One of four suspects charged in the grisly death of a 20-year-old Las Cruces man has been released from jail on bond, according to jail records show. Murder suspect released on bond, jail records show LAS CRUCES - One of four suspects charged in the grisly death of a 20-year-old Las Cruces man has been released from jail on bond, according to jail records show.

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  • DA clears Las Cruces police officer in January shooting

    Monday Feb 20 | via KRQE Albuquerque 

    The Dona Ana County District Attorney's office has cleared a Las Cruces police officer in the fatal shooting of a knife-wielding fugitive. Authorities on Friday announced the outcome of the review into the Jan. 24 shooting, saying the officer's actions were justified.

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  • LCPD officer cleared in Solano Square shooting

    Friday Feb 17 | via Las Cruces Sun-News 

    The 3rd Judicial District Attorney's Office has determined that last a Las Cmonth's fatal shooting of a man wielding a knife by a Las Cruces police officer was justified under New Mexico law, according to the Las Cruces Police Department LCPD officer cleared in Solano Square shooting LAS CRUCES - The 3rd Judicial District Attorney's Office has determined that last a Las Cmonth's fatal shooting of a man wielding a knife by a Las Cruces police officer was justified under New Mexico law, according to the Las Cruces Police Department Check out this story on lcsun-news.com: http://lcsun.co/2lrYF7q Jeremy Lopez-Robledo, 29, was armed with a knife when he was shot and killed by a Las Cruces police officer on Jan. 24, 2017.

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  • Arrested immigrant located in Do a Ana County jail

    Thursday Feb 16 | via Las Cruces Sun-News 

    Immigrant advocates made some progress Thursday by learning the whereabouts of a Las Cruces immigrant without legal status whose arrest during a raid by ICE agents a day earlier helped to spark a high-profile protest. Arrested immigrant located in DoA a Ana County jail LAS CRUCES - Immigrant advocates made some progress Thursday by learning the whereabouts of a Las Cruces immigrant without legal status whose arrest during a raid by ICE agents a day earlier helped to spark a high-profile protest.

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  • Suspected shooter charged with attempted murder

    Thursday Feb 16 | via Las Cruces Sun-News 

    The man suspected in a shooting on Dove Lane has been arrested and charged with attempted murder, according to the Las Cruces Police Department. Suspected shooter charged with attempted murder LAS CRUCES - The man suspected in a shooting on Dove Lane has been arrested and charged with attempted murder, according to the Las Cruces Police Department.

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  • Lawmakers denounce reported immigration raids; ICE o...

    Wednesday Feb 15 | via KOB-TV New Mexico 

    Hundreds of illegal immigrants across the country have been arrested in the past few weeks, and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement may have launched one of those raids in Las Cruces Wednesday morning. ICE officials are not confirming that raids were conducted in Las Cruces, but one state representative from that area is already expressing outrage.

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  • Father suspected of crashing into car chargeda

    Tuesday Feb 14 | via Las Cruces Sun-News 

    A Las Cruces man suspected of intentionally crashing into a vehicle that was carrying his girlfriend and their 4-year-old son has been charged with child abuse, among other charges, police said in a news release. Father suspected of crashing into car charged with child abuse LAS CRUCES - A Las Cruces man suspected of intentionally crashing into a vehicle that was carrying his girlfriend and their 4-year-old son has been charged with child abuse, among other charges, police said in a news release.

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    Tuesday Feb 14 | via KRQE Albuquerque 

    This after former advisor Michael Flynn, stepped down late Monday night after reports that he misled the administration about his contacts with Russia. He's accused of discussion sanctions against Russia with the Russian ambassador before President Trump took office.

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  • Federal Jury Awards $1.6 Million Against Two Las Cru...

    Tuesday Feb 14 | via PRWeb 

    A unanimous jury awarded a husband and wife $1.6 million in a verdict against two Las Cruces Police Department officers Friday in U.S. Federal Court in Las Cruces. Source: McGraw & Strickland, LLC, Attorneys for the victim.

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  • Jury awards couple $1.6M in suit against LCPD officers

    Monday Feb 13 | via Las Cruces Sun-News 

    Four years ago, a dispute between neighbors turned violent when a Las Cruces police officer threw a stay-at-home mother onto gravel and intentionally slammed her face into rocks, causing profuse bleeding, a broken nose and a fractured wr Jury awards couple $1.6M in suit against LCPD officers LAS CRUCES - Four years ago, a dispute between neighbors turned violent when a Las Cruces police officer threw a stay-at-home mother onto gravel and intentionally slammed her face into rocks, causing profuse bleeding, a broken nose and a fractured wr Check out this story on lcsun-news.com: http://lcsun.co/2l98lE1 Jillian Beck's nose and wrist were broken after she was thrown onto gravel by a Las Cruces police officer in January 2013.

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  • Couple arrested in deadly home invasion

    Monday Feb 13 | via Las Cruces Sun-News 

    The man injured in the Jan. 31 shooting on Wyoming Avenue and a suspected accomplice have been arrested in a what police described as a deadly home invasion, according to the Las Cruces Police Department. Couple arrested in deadly home invasion LAS CRUCES - The man injured in the Jan. 31 shooting on Wyoming Avenue and a suspected accomplice have been arrested in a what police described as a deadly home invasion, according to the Las Cruces Police Department.

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  • Police search for suspect in apparent drive-bya

    Saturday Feb 11 | via Las Cruces Sun-News 

    Police search for suspect in apparent drive-by shooting Shooting happened about 11:30 a.m. Saturday Check out this story on lcsun-news.com: http://lcsun.co/2l1OWVT LAS CRUCES - An arrest warrant has been issued and Las Cruces police are looking for a 35-year-old Las Cruces man who was the alleged gunman of an apparent drive-by shooting Saturday. Joseph N. Crespin Jr., whose residence is in the 100 block of north Tornillo Street, has been charged with shooting from a motor vehicle, according to a Las Cruces Police Department news release.

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  • Friday marks 27th anniversary of Las Cruces bowling ...

    Friday Feb 10 | via KRQE Albuquerque 

    Friday marks the 27th anniversary of the still unsolved bowling alley massacre in Las Cruces. The mass-shooting happened back in 1990.

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  • Police still seek tips in Bowling Alley Massacre

    Thursday Feb 9 | via Las Cruces Sun-News 

    On the 27th anniversary of the Las Cruces Bowl massacre, the case file remains open for the Las Cruces Police Department. Police still seek tips in Bowling Alley Massacre On the 27th anniversary of the Las Cruces Bowl massacre, the case file remains open for the Las Cruces Police Department.

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  • One arrested in alleged beating in Chaparral

    Wednesday Feb 8 | via Las Cruces Sun-News 

    One arrested in alleged beating in Chaparral A Chaparral woman says alleged beating resulted from failure to lend car to boyfriend Check out this story on lcsun-news.com: http://lcsun.co/2k4Jk8r LAS CRUCES - A Chaparral woman told DoA a Ana County Sheriff's detectives she was beaten by her boyfriend after refusing to lend him her car. The alleged abuse was reported by the woman's daughter to neighbors who then called the sheriff's office, according to DASO officials.

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  • Police have 2 in custody, searching for 1 aftera

    Tuesday Feb 7 | via Las Cruces Sun-News 

    Authorities say they have two suspects in custody related to suspicious activity at a Las Cruces eatery. Another suspect is on the run, police said.

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  • Three arrested in attempted Alamogordo home invasion...

    Tuesday Feb 7 | via KOB-TV New Mexico 

    The Alamogordo Police Department arrested three people in connection to an attempted home invasion caught on surveillance camera, but police say two people remain on the run. On Monday, police took into custody 39-year-old Dominic Roberts, 28-year-old Dustin Williams and 50-year-old Ross Sanders on various charges for the Feb. 2 attempted break-in.

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  • Three suspects arrested for attempted home invasion

    Tuesday Feb 7 | via Alamogordo Daily News 

    Three suspects arrested for attempted home invasion Alamogordo Police arrested Dominic Roberts, Dustin Williams and Ross Sanders in connection to the Feb. 2 attempted home invasion. Check out this story on AlamogordoNews.com: http://a-dnews.co/2kKrdt1 Dustin Williams, Ross Sanders and Dominic Roberts were arrested by the Alamogordo Police Department on Feb. 6 in connection with the attempted home invasion in Alamogordo on Feb. 2. APD is still looking for two suspects, Crystal Silva and Jason Enjady.

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Las Cruces Law

I was asked to voluntarily take a drug test by cps,at the time and now I'm not afraid to take it. Should I?
This happened because my wife was reported to God for looking drugged up,when cps came to my house,they did their interview with my wife. They asked her for a drug test,but before she could take it,she was arrested and placed in jail. Cps of course dug into why she was arrested and found out she tested positive for meth. She got arrested and tested by her probation officer. So they called me and asked me if i would volunteer for a drug test,I asked them why should I have to take one of the complaint wasn't made against me. They also want to drug test my two daughter's,which I told them I would have to sit down and discuss it with them. My daughter's refused,and I'm waiting on a call to set up a drug test. But after talking to a few friends and attorney,they all said I didn't have to take the test. I have nothing to hide,but I am on pain meds due to a back injury,I don't want or need them to pull some sneaky stuff and take my daughter's away,because I know they are like vultures circling and waiting for the carcass. Should I tell them to go f themselves or take the test? My girls are both honor roll students and have perfect attendance,great hygeine,and well liked at school.
Looks like you have your answer take it or not if they remove the children have that attorney defend you in Court.
If I got a misdemeanor theft charge back in Dallas in 2012 but got it dismissed in the same year would it affect my hiring in nm
Got caught with friends but plead no contest and got it dismissed also ..I got hired at convergys call center passed the drug test just waiting on Texas result of background test
It could negatively affect your hiring. With the dismissal, you may be eligible for an expunction or non-disclosure...
How do I fight DUI charges in another state?
I was in California visiting family. On my way back to new mexico I was pulled over in Blythe CA because my lisence plate lights were out. The officer mentioned my eyes looking glossy. I explained I had been driving all day and it was 10 at night, I was getting a lil sleepy. The officer had me get out of the car asked if ive been drinking or under the influence of drugs. I dont drink alcohol and I wasnt under the influence of any drugs. I completed all DUI tests and I blew a 0 in the machine. The police officer arressted me for DUI. At the police station he stated I had to give a blood sample so I did. I was released 6 hours later and told I have to appear in court in November. I live in New Mexico and I cannot afford to go to court in California for this and I was not driving under the influence. What do I do?
Hire an attorney who works in that district. Many times, we can avoid clients having to come back to the state where...
Will I be charged for my 1st or 2nd DWI?
Hello, when I was 19 years old I was pulled over and arrested for a DWI, I blew a .08. In court the judge found me not guilty because the officer who pulled me over did not have probable cause to stop me, I was not speeding or swerving and there were no people or cars around that I had put in danger. Now I am 22 , I was pulled over for a DWI And I blew a .11. It's a normal DWI, I'm wondering if this would be my first or second DWI and also can the judge bring up the DWI when I was 19?
Here's the scoop... 1) You deserve to be treated as a repeat offender because even though you skated the first time...
I won my dwi dmv case, but got a deferred judgement for six months in court with a dismissed charge if complete my conditions.
In the conditions I have to have the interlock in the car for six months, I had the interlock installed and I went to my interlock license dmv is not showing that I have to have an interlock license. Since I won the dmv hearing do I need to have the license? The court will not file until the end of my probation stating that it was dismissed. Can the dmv come back and force me to have the interlock again after they receive the dismissal?
If the conditions say you have to have an IID then you have to have an IID.
If my DMV record shows a dismissed criminal record, how do I get it removed?
I was arrested and charged with a DUI in sept 2011. I received a deferred sentence in magistrate court in Jan 2012 and a dismissal in DMV court (officer failed to appear). The case was dismissed 5.5 months later, but I was forced to wait until Jan 2013 to receive my full license back. My driving record (that the insurance companies can see) still shows that there is a DUI in magistrate court, but a court records search does not show this. What are my options to have this incorrect record removed? My offered insurance rate is extremely high because of this.
Unfortunately pleading guilty to DUI and getting a deferred sentence with dismissal after meeting all conditions is...
Arrested for DUI but not convicted: would this prevent me from getting a teaching license?
I was arrested for DUI eventhough I was under the legal limit. This was five years ago and not in my home state. It went to court anyway and I got 2 years probation then it was changed to not-guilty and I have no criminal record, no convictions. Just a couple questions. On a teacher license application where they say I have to list "plea-guilty/convictions/deffered or dismissed charges, do I have to list this? Would it show up on a FBI fingerprint back ground check? Would this prevent me from getting a license?
Every state has it's own statutes regarding restrictions on professional licensing that result from criminal...