Las Cruces Crime

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  • LCPD rehashes work, fields scrutiny at councila

    Monday | via Las Cruces Sun-News 

    Against a backdrop of national tension over violence against police and violence by police, Las Cruces personnel reviewed the department's wide-ranging activities, reporting there's a growing emphasis on building rapport with the communi LCPD rehashes work, fields scrutiny at council session LAS CRUCES - Against a backdrop of national tension over violence against police and violence by police, Las Cruces personnel reviewed the department's wide-ranging activities, reporting there's a growing emphasis on building rapport with the communi Check out this story on lcsun-news.com: http://lcsun.co/2afwZhn In a news conference Friday, Las Cruces Police Department Chief Jaime Montoya responds to Thursday's police ambush in Dallas.

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  • Jury indicts woman for allegedly getting rid ofa

    Monday Jul 18 | via Las Cruces Sun-News 

    A woman accused of hiding two knives used in the 2014 slaying of a 17-year-old DoA a Ana County boy was indicted last week on a tampering charge, court records show. Jury indicts woman for allegedly getting rid of weapons LAS CRUCES - A woman accused of hiding two knives used in the 2014 slaying of a 17-year-old DoA a Ana County boy was indicted last week on a tampering charge, court records show.

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  • Judge delays officer shooting suspect's weaponsa

    Monday Jul 18 | via Las Cruces Sun-News 

    A federal judge postponed a trial Monday for an ex-convict charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm that authorities say was used in the shooting death of an Albuquerque police officer. Judge delays officer shooting suspect's weapons trial ALBUQUERQUE - A federal judge postponed a trial Monday for an ex-convict charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm that authorities say was used in the shooting death of an Albuquerque police officer.

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  • Fraud rakes toll on development

    Saturday Jul 16 | via Las Cruces Sun-News 

    Well intentioned laws are known to backfire and cause more harm than healing. And when good laws go bad, the taxpayer can suffer.

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  • Do a Ana County sheriff names new undersheriff

    Friday Jul 15 | via Las Cruces Sun-News 

    In a command staff shake-up, DoA a Ana County Sheriff Enrique "Kiki" Vigil appointed a new undersheriff this week. DoA a Ana County sheriff names new undersheriff LAS CRUCES - In a command staff shake-up, DoA a Ana County Sheriff Enrique "Kiki" Vigil appointed a new undersheriff this week.

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  • Man pleads guilty in child's 2012 death

    Tuesday Jul 12 | via Las Cruces Sun-News 

    Dustin Castillo, 31, faces a maximum of 18 years for the death of 21-month-old Mariano Hernandez at sentencing Man pleads guilty in child's 2012 death Dustin Castillo, 31, faces a maximum of 18 years for the death of 21-month-old Mariano Hernandez at sentencing Check out this story on lcsun-news.com: http://lcsun.co/29NG8yS LAS CRUCES - A Las Cruces man pleaded guilty Monday to first-degree child abuse resulting in great bodily harm in the 2012 death of a 21-month-old boy. Dustin Castillo, 31, faces a maximum sentence of 18 years in prison for the death of 21-month-old Mariano Hernandez.

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  • City, county chiefs grapple with officers' safety

    Friday Jul 8 | via Las Cruces Sun-News 

    In the aftermath of Thursday's deadly ambush on police officers in Dallas, area law enforcement officials were left grappling Friday with how best to protect officers in Las Cruces and DoA a Ana County from a similar attack. City, county chiefs grapple with officers' safety LAS CRUCES - In the aftermath of Thursday's deadly ambush on police officers in Dallas, area law enforcement officials were left grappling Friday with how best to protect officers in Las Cruces and DoA a Ana County from a similar attack.

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  • Las Cruces police chief responds to Dallas ambush

    Friday Jul 8 | via Las Cruces Sun-News 

    Speaking outside of the Las Cruces Police Department on Friday, police Chief Jaime Montoya addressed Thursday's deadly ambush on Dallas police officers. Las Cruces police chief responds to Dallas ambush LAS CRUCES - Speaking outside of the Las Cruces Police Department on Friday, police Chief Jaime Montoya addressed Thursday's deadly ambush on Dallas police officers.

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  • Vicksburg shooting victim's stolen vehicle found in ...

    Friday Jul 8 | via WFLX-TV West Palm Beach 

    Five police officers were killed in Dallas when gunshot rang out in the middle of a protest of recent police violence. Police are in the process of releasing the names of the victims.

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  • Summertime surge in ID theft seen in Do a Anaa

    Monday Jul 4 | via Las Cruces Sun-News 

    Summertime surge in ID theft seen in DoA a Ana County ID theft comes in many forms, here's how to prevent it or recover if you have been a victim Check out this story on lcsun-news.com: http://lcsun.co/29bK8D8 LAS CRUCES - It can start with something as simple as a call from someone pretending to be a relative who urgently needs money. It could begin with somebody using your Social Security number to gain employment.

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  • Roswell man suspected in fatal stabbing

    Saturday Jul 2 | via Las Cruces Sun-News 

    Las Cruces Police have arrested a Roswell man suspected in Friday night's fatal stabbing on the 2100 block of west Picacho Avenue. Roswell man suspected in fatal stabbing LAS CRUCES - Las Cruces Police have arrested a Roswell man suspected in Friday night's fatal stabbing on the 2100 block of west Picacho Avenue.

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  • Border agents catch sex offender, find marijuanaa

    Thursday Jun 30 | via Las Cruces Sun-News 

    U.S. Border Patrol agents on Tuesday arrested a convicted sex offender in El Paso and found marijuana in a Volkswagen Beetle that broke down at a checkpoint outside Las Cruces. Border agents catch sex offender, find marijuana in VW EL PASO - U.S. Border Patrol agents on Tuesday arrested a convicted sex offender in El Paso and found marijuana in a Volkswagen Beetle that broke down at a checkpoint outside Las Cruces.

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  • Defense opens case in alleged cell beating trial

    Wednesday Jun 29 | via Las Cruces Sun-News 

    The defense opened its case Wednesday in the trial for a former Las Cruces police officer who allegedly battered a man inside a holding cell in December 2014. Defense opens case in alleged cell beating trial LAS CRUCES - The defense opened its case Wednesday in the trial for a former Las Cruces police officer who allegedly battered a man inside a holding cell in December 2014.

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  • Dona Ana Co. Sheriff's deputies looking for man accu...

    Wednesday Jun 29 | via KVIA-TV El Paso 

    Sheriff's deputies in Dona Ana County are looking for a man who allegedly sexually assaulted a girl. A District Court judge Monday issued a $30,000 secured bond for the arrest of a 33-year-old Antonio Torres.

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  • Detectives search for sexual abuse suspect

    Wednesday Jun 29 | via Las Cruces Sun-News 

    Antonio Torres is suspected of first-degree criminal sexual penetration, second-degree criminal sexual penetration, second-degree criminal sexual contact and fourth-degree criminal sexual contact. Detectives search for sexual abuse suspect Antonio Torres is suspected of first-degree criminal sexual penetration, second-degree criminal sexual penetration, second-degree criminal sexual contact and fourth-degree criminal sexual contact.

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  • Ex-LCPD officer on trial for alleged cell beating

    Monday Jun 27 | via Las Cruces Sun-News 

    A jury trial got underway Monday for one of two former Las Cruces police officers accused of using excessive force on a detainee in a holding cell incident that was captured on surveillance video. Ex-LCPD officer on trial for alleged cell beating LAS CRUCES - A jury trial got underway Monday for one of two former Las Cruces police officers accused of using excessive force on a detainee in a holding cell incident that was captured on surveillance video.

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  • Jason Rohrer and the Art of the Video Game

    Jun 23, 2016 | via New Yorker 

    On a recent Tuesday evening, the video-game creator Jason Rohrer was visiting Manhattan from Davis, California. His work is the subject of "The Game Worlds of Jason Rohrer," the first full-scale museum show devoted to the video games of a single artist, at the Davis Museum at Wellesley College; his game Passage , from 2007, is in the permanent collection at the Museum of Modern Art.

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  • Woman suspected of shooting boyfriend

    Jun 22, 2016 | via Las Cruces Sun-News 

    A Las Cruces woman who authorities say shot her boyfriend Sunday during an argument has been charged with aggravated battery against a household member, according to the DoA a Ana County Sheriff's Office. Woman suspected of shooting boyfriend LAS CRUCES - A Las Cruces woman who authorities say shot her boyfriend Sunday during an argument has been charged with aggravated battery against a household member, according to the DoA a Ana County Sheriff's Office.

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  • Plea deal in limbo for man accused of sexuallya

    Jun 20, 2016 | via Las Cruces Sun-News 

    A plea agreement that called for dropping rape and molestation charges against a man accused of sexually abusing an 8-year-old boy was not accepted Monday by a Las Cruces District Court judge who expressed concerns that the boy's mother Plea deal in limbo for man accused of sexually abusing boy LAS CRUCES - A plea agreement that called for dropping rape and molestation charges against a man accused of sexually abusing an 8-year-old boy was not accepted Monday by a Las Cruces District Court judge who expressed concerns that the boy's mother Check out this story on lcsun-news.com: http://lcsun.co/28KNJxr LAS CRUCES - A plea agreement that called for dropping rape and molestation charges against a man accused of sexually abusing an 8-year-old boy was not accepted Monday by a Las Cruces District Court judge who expressed concerns over a lack of cooperation from the boy's mother.

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Las Cruces Law

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...
20 years old received a minor attempt to enter establishment with alcohol. what will the penalties be?
do i fall under the minor category? will this be affect my dwi in a different county?
See the answers to the original post of this question. Included were some excellent answers from NM attorneys. I...
Is aggrivated dwi (refusal to blow) going to prevent me from attaining immigration ? Is this a considered moral turpitude ?
I was convicted of aggrivated dwi for not blowing into police breathalyzer "not wanting to self criminate myself" hence the aggravating factor. Is this against moral turpitude and grounds for rejection of n-400 application..
Depending on the exact language of the conviction/statute ... it 'might' be a problem. Meet with a local attorney...
Ignition Interlock after probation?
I was convicted on deferred sentence on a misdemeanor DUI in the state of New Mexico early this year. Last week, I was granted early termination of my probation (before even half my probation was served) from a motion I filed and I was released of any obligations to the courts, whatsoever. I have not had a single violation of alcohol use for my ignition interlock. Of course, up until now I was not allowed to even drink alcohol or be in an alcohol establishment. I was told I must continue to keep the interlock in my vehicle for 1 year if I wish to continue to drive and there is nothing that the courts can do to mitigate this. I want know what could happen to me if the interlock detects alcohol on my breath and if there are any options to get my interlock restriction taken away.
It is not the court requiring it, but rather DMV. You need to contact Mandatory Action for DMV in your state to inquire....