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Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Crime

Six charged in attack on detention officers

Six Chaves County Detention Center inmates are facing charges in connection with an attack on detention center staff last year.   Chaves County Undersheriff Charles Yslas told...

Suspect in Roswell Wal-Mart shooting scheduled for trial

ROSWELL -- The suspect in a fatal shooting that occurred in October 2023 at the Roswell Wal-Mart has been scheduled for trial. Joshua Ray Martinez,...

Plot to smuggle drugs into prison busted

In December 2023, Lea County Drug Task Force agents were contacted by the Security Threat Investigations Unit of the Lea County Correctional Facility regarding...

Carlsbad woman arrested for fentanyl trafficking

CARLSBAD -- A Carlsbad woman has been arrested for trafficking fentanyl in Eddy County. The Pecos Valley Drug Task Force (PVDTF) reported Thursday evening that...

APD investigating death in local park

The Artesia Police Department (APD) is investigating a death that occurred Saturday in a local park. According to APD Sgt. Chris Gallegos, officers were dispatched...

Hobbs man arrested after driving through NMSP DWI checkpoint

A Hobbs man was arrested last week after driving through a DWI checkpoint on U.S. 62/180. The New Mexico State Police (NMSP) were conducting the...

APD officers recognized by DWI Program

Two Artesia Police Department (APD) officers were recognized this month for their efforts to keep local roadways safe from drunk drivers. Officer James Contreras...

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