Las Cruces Crime

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  • Former school janitor pleads guilty on child porn ch...

    15 hrs ago | via KVIA-TV El Paso 

    David Anaya Garcia, 32, of Las Cruces, pleaded guilty today in federal court to a federal child pornography charge. At the time he committed the crime, Garcia was employed as a janitor at Mesilla Park Elementary.

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    Related Topix: Las Cruces, NM, Mesilla Park, NM

  • Teen charged with murder in house party stabbing

    Friday Feb 5 | via KVIA-TV El Paso 

    NEW INFORMATION: A suspect wanted by Dona Ana County Sheriff's detectives in the fatal stabbing of David Escamilla, 17, surrendered to law enforcement late Thursday afternoon. Lawrence J. Lucero, 19, turned himself in just after 5 p.m. at the sheriff's main headquarters in Las Cruces.

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    Related Topix: Dona Ana County, NM, Las Cruces, NM, Criminal Defense Law, Law

  • Sheriff''s office names new suspect in 2014 fatal st...

    Thursday Feb 4 | via Las Cruces Sun-News 

    DoA a Ana County sheriff's detectives have identified a suspect in the fatal stabbing of David Escamilla, 17, and have obtained an arrest warrant for Lawrence Joshua Lucero, 19, according to a news release. Sheriff''s office names new suspect in 2014 fatal stabbing LAS CRUCES - DoA a Ana County sheriff's detectives have identified a suspect in the fatal stabbing of David Escamilla, 17, and have obtained an arrest warrant for Lawrence Joshua Lucero, 19, according to a news release.

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  • Man sought in 2014 fatal stabbing in Las Cruces

    Thursday Feb 4 | via KOB-TV New Mexico 

    Dona Ana County authorities have obtained a warrant to arrest a man in the 2014 fatal stabbing in the Las Cruces area. The Sheriff's Office says it developed new information that implicated 19-year-old Lawrence Joshua Lucero and that he has been charged in the killing of 17-year-old David Escamilla.

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    Related Topix: Las Cruces, NM, Dona Ana County, NM

  • Couple sues LCPD over dog killed by officer

    Friday Jan 29 | via Las Cruces Sun-News 

    A Las Cruces man and woman are pursuing a lawsuit in federal court against the Las Cruces Police Department after an officer shot and killed their dog in July 2014. Couple sues LCPD over dog killed by officer LAS CRUCES - A Las Cruces man and woman are pursuing a lawsuit in federal court against the Las Cruces Police Department after an officer shot and killed their dog in July 2014.

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  • 8 beauty queen moments gone terribly ugly

    Wednesday Jan 20 | via The Times of India 

    Miss Pennsylvania Sheena Monnin competed in the 2012 Miss USA Presentation Show held in Las Vegas where she resigned her crown claiming the contest is rigged. However, organizers the beauty queen was upset over the decision to allow transgender contestants to enter.

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    Related Topix: Las Vegas, NV, Transgender, 9, Events

  • Surviving sexual assault

    Saturday Jan 16 | via Las Cruces Sun-News 

    But she not only survived her painful past, she has made a career of helping others cope with the most difficult and traumatic events in their lives. Since 2012, Calderon, a 31-year-old Las Cruces native, has worked at La PiA on, the Las Cruces-based sexual assault response center that serves most of southern New Mexico.

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    Related Topix: Las Cruces, NM, New Mexico State University

  • Philip C. Zaman is shown in his Santa Fe County Adul...

    Thursday Jan 14 | via Las Cruces Sun-News 

    A 24-year-old man accused of attempting to kill two people at a Las Cruces party in November 2014 was re-arrested this week for allegedly killing a woman in Santa Fe County. Attempted-murder suspect accused in killing LAS CRUCES - A 24-year-old man accused of attempting to kill two people at a Las Cruces party in November 2014 was re-arrested this week for allegedly killing a woman in Santa Fe County.

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    Related Topix: Santa Fe County, NM, Las Cruces, NM, Cochiti Lake, NM

  • Robert Lara

    Tuesday Jan 12 | via Las Cruces Sun-News 

    A Las Cruces man was arrested Monday after DoA a Ana County Sheriff's detectives allege he threatened his father in-law with a gun. Man alleged to have pointed gun at father-in-law LAS CRUCES - A Las Cruces man was arrested Monday after DoA a Ana County Sheriff's detectives allege he threatened his father in-law with a gun.

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  • Suspect arrested in stabbing outside a New Mexico ni...

    Monday Jan 11 | via KRQE Albuquerque 

    Las Cruces police say 24-year-old Gary Samuel Peru is being held on suspicion of one felony count each of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and tampering with evidence. Officers found a man in the parking lot of Whiskey Dicks early Sunday suffering from four stab wounds to his torso.

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  • Video shows detainee being thrown by jail officer

    Jan 8, 2016 | via Las Cruces Sun-News 

    Surveillance video obtained by the Sun-News through an public records request shows a detainee at the DoA a Ana County Detention Center facing a wall inside the inmate booking area before he is thrown to the floor by an officer. Video shows detainee being thrown by jail officer LAS CRUCES - Surveillance video obtained by the Sun-News through an public records request shows a detainee at the DoA a Ana County Detention Center facing a wall inside the inmate booking area before he is thrown to the floor by an officer.

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  • El Paso man sentenced for Sunland Park robbery

    Jan 8, 2016 | via Las Cruces Sun-News 

    This afternoon, District Attorney Mark D'Antonio announced that a 22-year-old El Paso man received a 14-year prison sentence for attacking his former employer. Chief District Judge Fernando R. El Paso man sentenced for Sunland Park robbery LAS CRUCES - This afternoon, District Attorney Mark D'Antonio announced that a 22-year-old El Paso man received a 14-year prison sentence for attacking his former employer.

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    Related Topix: Sunland Park, NM, Las Cruces, NM

  • Man accused of using steak knives in carjacking

    Jan 8, 2016 | via Las Cruces Sun-News 

    A Las Cruces man has been indicted by a grand jury after he allegedly used steak knives to steal a green Ford Mustang. Man accused of using steak knives in carjacking LAS CRUCES - A Las Cruces man has been indicted by a grand jury after he allegedly used steak knives to steal a green Ford Mustang.

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    Related Topix: Las Cruces, NM, Coupe, Ford Mustang, Hatchback, Convertible, Ford

  • Man files $750K suit against county over jail treatment

    Jan 6, 2016 | via Las Cruces Sun-News 

    A disabled veteran claims he was unlawfully arrested in 2013 by a DoA a Ana County sheriff's deputy and was later hospitalized for pneumonia and kidney failure after he did not receive proper medical treatment while in custody, a lawsuit Man files $750K suit against county over jail treatment A disabled veteran claims he was unlawfully arrested in 2013 by a DoA a Ana County sheriff's deputy and was later hospitalized for pneumonia and kidney failure after he did not receive proper medical treatment while in custody, a lawsuit Check out this story on lcsun-news.com: http://lcsun.co/1OPy4on LAS CRUCES - A disabled veteran claims he was unlawfully arrested in 2013 by a DoA a Ana County sheriff's deputy and was later hospitalized for pneumonia and kidney failure after he did not receive proper medical treatment while in custody, a lawsuit alleges.

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  • Sunland Park man shot by police faces 25 charges

    Jan 5, 2016 | via Las Cruces Sun-News 

    An 18-year-old Sunland Park man who was shot by police last week during a domestic-violence incident has been charged in a 25-count criminal complaint, court records show. Sunland Park man shot by police faces 25 charges LAS CRUCES - An 18-year-old Sunland Park man who was shot by police last week during a domestic-violence incident has been charged in a 25-count criminal complaint, court records show.

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    Related Topix: Sunland Park, NM, Las Cruces, NM

  • Reward Increased to $15,000 for Featured Fugitive Fr...

    Jan 4, 2016 | via Gilmer Mirror 

    The reward for Benjamin Dominguez, 49, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive and this month's featured fugitive, has increased to $15,000 for information leading to his capture if the tip comes in during the month of January. The Barrio Azteca gang member has an extensive criminal past and is wanted for failure to register as a sex offender and parole violation.

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    Related Topix: Prison, Socorro, TX

Las Cruces Law

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...
How are punitive damages decided, how much $ can one involved in a dui case be expected to pay?
i was the driver in a dui case and am being sued for punitive damages. i have no job. i have no income. i had insurance at the time which the party i hit refuses to be paid out by.
Hire an attorney.
If i was arrested for DWI can my ex prevent me from seeing my children
I was pulled over for suspicion of DWI just recently and my kid were with me. They allowed them back with there mother and I hired a lawyer to fight this but now she is saying I can't see them can she do that.?
No. She probably is worried about your drinking and driving with the kids in the car, which is serious. Whatever...
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 it possible to erase DUI's in Utah more than 15 years old
Utah DUI's and jail time
It is always possible to EXPUNGE misdemeanors or felonies as long as you did not go to state prison. The forms are...