Las Cruces Crime

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  • Las Cruces man suspected of breaking into woman's ap...

    Friday Dec 7 | via Las Cruces Sun-News 

    Las Cruces man suspected of breaking into woman's apartment and possessing meth Police arrested a Las Cruces man suspected of breaking into a woman's apartment and beating her. Check out this story on lcsun-news.com: Vicente Medina, 28, of Las Cruces, is charged with one second-degree felony of aggravated burglary with a deadly weapon, a fourth-degree felony of possession of a controlled substance and a misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.

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  • Father, son killed in home invasion mourned

    Tuesday Dec 4 | via Las Cruces Sun-News 

    An El Paso father and son, Juan Pablo and Jonathan Salas, killed in a Thanksgiving Day home invasion shooting were part of a religious family. El Paso father, son killed in Thanksgiving home invasion 'filled hearts with joy and hope' An El Paso father and son, Juan Pablo and Jonathan Salas, killed in a Thanksgiving Day home invasion shooting were part of a religious family.

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  • School's historical re-enactment causes shooting scare

    Tuesday Dec 4 | via NBC29 

    But it turns out the gunfire was actually blanks being fired as part of a historical re-enactment, deputies and officials at Delmae Heights Elementary School in Florence said. "No one in that school told us they were doing any type of re-enactment," Florence County Chief Deputy Glen Kirby said over his cellphone with an edge to his voice about an hour after the initial reports of gunfire.

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  • Couple accused of burglarizing Islamic Center

    Tuesday Dec 4 | via Las Cruces Sun-News 

    Couple accused of burglarizing Islamic Center of Las Cruces Police arrested a Las Cruces couple accused of burglarizing the Islamic Center of Las Cruces. Check out this story on lcsun-news.com: Earl Weathersbee, 19, and Tomasita Bustamante, 34, both of Las Cruces, are each charged with two counts of burglary - one fourth-degree felony count of commercial burglary and one fourth-degree felony count of burglary conspiracy.

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  • Texas suspect charged with capital murder, waives ex...

    Thursday Nov 29 | via Daytona Beach News-Journal Online 

    After appearing before a judge Thursday, murder defendant Jason Gibson was ordered back to Texas, where authorities said he had gunned down a family of three on Thanksgiving. Police in El Paso, Texas, said one of Gibson's shooting victims was killed and another remains on life support at the hospital.

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  • Man suspected of trying to burn down house

    Thursday Nov 29 | via Las Cruces Sun-News 

    Deputies arrested a man suspected of trying to burn down a mobile home after his wife allegedly caught him sleeping with another woman. Report: DoA a Ana County man tries to burn down house after argument with wife Deputies arrested a man suspected of trying to burn down a mobile home after his wife allegedly caught him sleeping with another woman.

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  • El Paso shooting suspect charged in Las Cruces

    Wednesday Nov 28 | via Las Cruces Sun-News 

    Man wanted in El Paso shooting allegedly broke into Encantada Park mobile home and beat 86-year-old man; later kidnapped his daughter and her friend. Man suspected of brutally beating 86-year-old in Las Cruces home invasion Man wanted in El Paso shooting allegedly broke into Encantada Park mobile home and beat 86-year-old man; later kidnapped his daughter and her friend.

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  • Police: Gunshot victim checked into hospital

    Monday Nov 26 | via Las Cruces Sun-News 

    Police: Gunshot victim checked into Las Cruces hospital Authorities are investigating a reported shooting early Monday morning followed by a gunshot victim checking himself into a hospital. Check out this story on lcsun-news.com: LAS CRUCES - Authorities are investigating a reported shooting early Monday morning followed by a gunshot victim checking himself into a hospital.

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  • TCU's KaVontae Turpin: All I'm asking is forgiveness...

    Thursday Nov 22 | via Star-Telegram.com 

    Ex-TCU returner KaVontae Turpin is asking for forgiveness and a second chance after being dismissed from the Frogs' football team last month on the heels of arrests for two domestic violence charges. Turpin issued his first lengthy statement since being kicked off the team, posting on his Twitter account: "First off, I want to thank Texas Christian University for giving me an opporutnity to be a part of their program.

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  • Tai Chan released from jail

    Wednesday Nov 21 | via Las Cruces Sun-News 

    Tai Chan turned himself in late Friday, the same day an arrest warrant and criminal complaint for a voluntary manslaughter charge was filed. Tai Chan released from jail after new charge filed Tai Chan turned himself in late Friday, the same day an arrest warrant and criminal complaint for a voluntary manslaughter charge was filed.

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    Related Topix: Santa Fe County, NM, Las Cruces, NM, Life, Self Defense

  • November 21 Morning Rush: 15-year-old suspect...

    Wednesday Nov 21 | via KRQE Albuquerque 

    Seven Long is also facing an aggravated battery charge. APD says Long and 23-year-old Matthew Delena are connected to a series of shootings across the city, one of them deadly.

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  • November 20th Morning Rush: Federal judge bars...

    Tuesday Nov 20 | via KRQE Albuquerque 

    This temporary restraining order issued by U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar in San Francisco will remain in effect until December 19. The request came from the ACLU and Center for Constitutional Rights after President Trump issued an asylum ban earlier this month in response to the migrant caravan heading to the border. 2. Prosecutors are fighting to keep a Santa Fe County deputy accused of fatally shooting a fellow deputy behind bars until his third trial.

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  • KaVontae Turpin's attorney: New Mexico incident was ...

    Wednesday Nov 14 | via Star-Telegram.com 

    Former TCU standout returner KaVontae Turpin is facing two domestic violence charges that ended his college career, but the attorney representing Turpin on charges brought against him last March says he's optimistic about Turpin's case. "I've reviewed the case carefully and I do not believe the evidence supports a conviction for any type of crime," said Rudy Chavez, an Albuquerque-based attorney.

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  • George Lopez charged with battery after scuffle

    Nov 9, 2018 | via Ruidoso News 

    George Lopez charged with battery after Las Cruces Hooters scuffle George Lopez will be receiving a criminal summons to Las Cruces Municipal Court for the misdemeanor count. Check out this story on ruidosonews.com: Actor and comedian George Lopez has been charged with battery for allegedly roughing up a man at a Las Cruces Hooters in October 2018.

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  • George Lopez charged with battery in Hooters scuffle...

    Nov 9, 2018 | via USA Today 

    George Lopez charged with battery in Hooters scuffle with alleged Trump supporter George Lopez will be receiving a criminal summons to Las Cruces Municipal Court for the misdemeanor count. Check out this story on USATODAY.com: LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Actor and comedian George Lopez has been charged with battery for allegedly roughing up a man at a New Mexico Hooters last month.

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  • Judge allows monitoring of man accused of murdering ...

    Nov 7, 2018 | via Santa Fe New Mexican 

    State District Judge T. Glenn Ellington on Wednesday ordered basic supervision of murder suspect Robert Mondrian-Powell, released from jail in June, until the Court of Appeals decides whether a case against him can proceed. Phaedra Haywood/New Mexican file photo State District Judge T. Glenn Ellington on Wednesday ordered basic supervision of murder suspect Robert Mondrian-Powell, released from jail in June, until the Court of Appeals decides whether a case against him can proceed.

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  • Mad Minute stories from Monday, November 5th

    Nov 5, 2018 | via KHQ-TV Spokane 

    A British fisherman had to be rescued from a cliff face after fleeing an aggressive colony of more than 50 gray seals and their young pups, the coast guard said Monday. The Maritime and Coastguard Agency said the fisherman was walking on a beach Friday near Green Stane cliff in southeastern Scotland when he came across the seals, who became agitated and aggressive.

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  • Ex-TCU star KaVontae Turpin makes first social media...

    Nov 3, 2018 | via Star-Telegram.com 

    Former TCU standout returner KaVontae Turpin made his first social media post since being arrested for alleged assault on his girlfriend two weeks ago. Turpin, 22, has not made a public statement since his arrest in Fort Worth two weekends ago, or an arrest in Las Cruces, New Mexico last March that included a battery charge.

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  • Man sentenced to 6 years for attempted murder

    Nov 2, 2018 | via Las Cruces Sun-News 

    A Las Cruces man was sentenced for the April 13, 2017 shooting at the intersection of El Paseo Road and Wyatt Drive that left one man hospitalized with a gunshot wound to his torso. Las Cruces man gets 6 years after attempted murder plea A Las Cruces man was sentenced for the April 13, 2017 shooting at the intersection of El Paseo Road and Wyatt Drive that left one man hospitalized with a gunshot wound to his torso.

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  • Man watching porn goes into a rage when he thought h...

    Oct 29, 2018 | via Star-Telegram.com 

    Daniel Albert Rojas, 28, is charged with assault of a household member and false imprisonment in Las Cruces, N.M. Daniel Albert Rojas, 28, is charged with assault of a household member and false imprisonment in Las Cruces, N.M. After watching a pornographic video Thursday, a 28-year-old man in Las Cruces, N.M. confronted his girlfriend, according to a news release from the Las Cruces Police Department. Rojas stormed into his bedroom shortly before 3 a.m. Friday and began forcefully inspecting his girlfriend's body as she lay in bed, according to the Las Cruces Sun News.

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