Sandoval County Newswire

Sandoval County Newswire

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Sandoval County, NM.

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  1. Elderly Cop Slaps 12-Year-Old For Spitting In His Car, Gets FiredRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 8 | The Daily Caller

    A New Mexico Sheriff's Deputy has been fired for slapping a kid in the backseat of a police car. Former Sandoval County Sheriff's Deputy Fred Switzer, 70, was caught on video in August slapping a juvenile boy four times.

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  2. NJC alumni, contributors honored at awards luncheonRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 8 | Journal-Advocate

    ... the rank of major as an air defense officer. Sapien has been active in New Mexico politics for 47 years in Sandoval County. In 1998, he was elected county commissioner and was re-elected in 2002. He was elected vice chairman twice and served as ...

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  3. Fire on Santo Domingo Pueblo extinguishedRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 7 | KOB-TV New Mexico

    The fire on Santo Domingo Pueblo has been extinguished and contained Sunday morning, according to the Sandoval County Fire Department. SCFD said 10 fire crews responded to a 15 acre fire in the Bosque located at mile marker 5 on Highway 22 Saturday.

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  4. Fire erupts in Bosque on Santo Domingo PuebloRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 6 | KRQE Albuquerque

    Sandoval County fire crews are working to put out an 8- acre grass fire in the Bosque on Santo Domingo Pueblo.

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  5. Former deputy faces charges after slapping teen in the faceRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 5 | KRQE Albuquerque

    - A former Sandoval County Deputy is facing charges after dash cam video shows him slapping a teen in the face a number of times. A deputy was putting the seat belt on a handcuffed teen after a court appearance. The sheriff's department says it ...

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  6. Slap video: Ex-deputy charged with batteryRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 5 | KOAT-TV

    ... AND HAS THE LATEST. REPORTER: IT'S DISTURBING VIDEO. OF A DEPUTY SLAPPING A TEEN IN THE FACE 4 TIMES. THE SANDOVAL COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE HAS SINCE BEEN FIRED DEPUTY SWITZER. WE'RE NOT GOING TO TOLERATE ABUSE OF THE PUBLIC IN THAT MANNER. REPORTER: ...

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  7. New Mexico sheriff's deputy charged after video shows him repeatedly slapping restrained teenRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 5 | The Raw Story

    A longtime New Mexico law enforcement officer has been fired and charged with battery after dash-cam video showed him slapping and backhanding a teen who was restrained in the back of a sheriff's cruiser. According to KOAT , 70-year-old Sandoval County deputy Fred Switzer - who retired from the Albuquerque Police Department as a lieutenant before becoming a sheriff's deputy - is facing up to 6 months in jail and a $500 fine for the incident.

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  8. Sandoval Co. deputy fired, charged after slapping teenRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 5 | KOB-TV New Mexico

    A former Sandoval County deputy who was caught on camera slapping a teenager has been charged by a special prosecutor with misdemeanor battery, according to Sandoval County Magistrate Court records. In the video, Deputy Fred Switzer, 70, can be seen hitting the boy in the face after the juvenile's court appearance.

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  9. Rio Rancho Call Center Shutting DownRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 5 | KOAT-TV

    ... HELP RATHER THAN CALLING RANCHO. THAT MEANS ABOUT 394 PEOPLE ARE LOSING THEIR JOBS AT THIS CALL CENTER. THE SANDOVAL COUNTY ECONOMIC ALLIANCE SAYS IT'S ONE OF SIX CALL CENTERS ACROSS THE COUNTRY THAT SPRINT PLANS TO CLOSE. THEY TELL ACTION SEVEN ...

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  10. Video shows deputy slap teen four timesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 4 | KOAT-TV

    ... I WAS SHOCKED. REPORTER: WATCH THIS DEPUTY HIT THIS TEEN NOT ONCE, BUT FOUR TIMES ACROSS THE FACE. THE SANDOVAL COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE SAYS THAT DEPUTY, IS 70-YEAR-OLD FRED SWITZER. LET'S REWIND THE VIDEO. YOU CAN SEE SWITZER AND ANOTHER DEPUTY ...

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  11. Former deputy may face charges for slapping teenRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 4 | KOAT-TV

    A special prosecutor is looking into whether a former Sandoval County deputy should face criminal charges for slapping a teenager four times. Officials say Fred Switzer, 70, and another deputy restrained a boy in a patrol car after an August court appearance.

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  12. Sandoval County woman hospitalized with hantavirusRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 4 | KRQE Albuquerque

    Health officials say a 37-year-old Sandoval County woman is hospitalized with hantavirus, making New Mexico's first case this year. The state Department of Health says an environmental investigation will be done at the woman's home to help reduce the risk of others contracting the deadly disease.

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  13. Video shows Sandoval County deputy slapping teenRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 4 | KOAT-TV

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  14. New Mexico rescue team ready for more missionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 1 | KRQE Albuquerque

    ... pitch in two or three people and make an entire team, and it doesn't drain our local resources," explained Sandoval County Fire Chief James Maxon. "With the future of New Mexico Task Force One being in question, we feel that this local regional ...

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  15. Emergency crews fight to keep rescue team aliveRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 1 | KRQE Albuquerque

    After the feds defunded a New Mexico Urban Search and Rescue team a group of local firefighters are now shouldering the burden. The team is made up of emergency responders from Rio Rancho, Corrales and Sandoval County.

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  16. Fire Chief updates Bosque blazeRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 30 | KOAT-TV

    FIRE CHIEF. WHAT IS THE STATUS RIGHT NOW? ACRE FIRE. WE' GOT RESOURCES FROM THE CITY, SANDOVAL COUNTY, RIO WORKING ON THE FIRE.

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  17. Fire crews fight fire near Tingley BeachRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 30 | KOB-TV New Mexico

    Eighteen confirmed units and 50 firefighters were on scene actively fighting the fire near the Bosque in the Tingley Beach area. Along with AFD, crews from APD, Bernalillo County, Sandoval County, and Rio Rancho are assisting.

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  18. Advisory board recommends county deny oil exploration permitRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 29 | KRQE Albuquerque

    An advisory board has recommended that Sandoval County deny permits for an Oklahoma company to explore for oil outside Rio Rancho.

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  19. Gardening Workshop TodayRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 29 | KOAT-TV

    ... ANYONE WHO WANTS TO KNOW WHERE YOUR AND HOW THEY CAN PREPARE THE PLANT INSIDE OF A THEY TAKE THEM UP. THE SANDOVAL COUNTY MASTER GARDENERS ARE OFFERING A WORK SHIRT -- WORKSHOP ON SEEDING. THE FIRST IS ON TRANSPLANTING AND THE OTHER IS ON HOW TO USE ...

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  20. Sandoval County board recommends denying fracking site applicationRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 28 | KOB-TV

    Hundreds of Rio Rancho citizens have wanted to know for months whether or not a fracking site will be made just a few miles outside of town, and they got an answer Thursday night. There was a collective sigh of relief from nearly everyone in attendance at the Sandoval County Planning and Zoning Board meeting Thursday as the board voted to recommend denying the application for the oil and gas production well in the county.

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