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Posted on: September 17, 2019

Bank Customers Targeted in Multiple Incidents

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Police in Las Cruces and Carlsbad are warning bank customers to be aware of their surroundings after several incidents of patrons leaving a bank and being targeted by unknown persons who appear to be traveling in a gold Honda Accord.

In two incidents withi...

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Public Safety
Posted on: September 16, 2019

Adults Suspected of Providing Alcohol to Teens

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Las Cruces police arrested a pair of adults suspected of providing alcohol to three teenagers left in their care.

Daphne Spencer, 38, and Brette Reese, 20, both of the 1100 block of Brownlee Avenue, are charged with three counts each of contributing to the...

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Public Safety
Posted on: September 13, 2019

Man Suspected of Sexually Assaulting Three Children

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Police arrested a Las Cruces man suspected of sexually assaulting three children who lived in his home.

Piero R. Buenrostro, 45, is charged with three counts of criminal sexual contact of a minor. All three counts are third-degree felonies.

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Public Safety
Posted on: September 13, 2019

Volunteers Sought for Crisis Intervention Response Team

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The Las Cruces Police Department’s Victims’ Assistance Unit is accepting applications for volunteers interested in joining CIRT – the Crisis Intervention Response Team.

The Crisis Intervention Response Team works with police o...

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Public Safety
Posted on: September 11, 2019

Man Suspected of Punching Girlfriend, Preventing Her from Leaving

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Las Cruces police arrested a man suspected of punching his girlfriend and preventing her from leaving their residence late Tuesday evening.

Gilbert J. Jimenez, 55, is charged with one fourth-degree felony count of false imprisonment and misdemeanor counts ...

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Public Safety
Posted on: September 10, 2019

Patriot Day Ceremony is Tomorrow

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The City of Las Cruces and New Mexico State University will commemorate the 18-year anniversary of 9/11 with a Patriot Day Ceremony to be held Wednesday morning on campus.

The Patriot Day Ceremony will begin at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, on the west en...

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Public Safety
Posted on: September 10, 2019

Coffee with a Cop Friday at Starbucks

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The Las Cruces Police Department invites residents to have Coffee with a Cop this Friday at the Starbucks store on Lohman Avenue.

Coffee with a Cop runs from 9-11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 13, at Starbucks, 2511 E. Lohman Ave.

Coffee with a Cop is a free event hos...

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Public Safety
Posted on: September 9, 2019

New Pedestrian Crossing Signal on University Avenue

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A new pedestrian crossing signal will soon be operational on University Avenue, between Locust Street and Triviz Drive, and the speed limit on that stretch of road east toward Telshor Boulevard will be reduced from 40 to 35 miles per hour.

Both changes are...

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Public Safety
Posted on: September 6, 2019

Patriot Day Ceremony is Sept. 11

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The City of Las Cruces and New Mexico State University will commemorate the 18-year anniversary of 9/11 with a Patriot Day Ceremony to be held Wednesday morning on campus.

The Patriot Day Ceremony will begin at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, on the west en...

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Public Safety
Posted on: September 6, 2019

DA Clears Officers in June 17 Shooting

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The Third Judicial District Attorney’s Office has determined that the June 17 officer-involved fatal shooting of Francisco “Paco” Tarin was justified, clearing the 11 law enforcement officers who discharged their weapons that...

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Public Safety
Posted on: September 5, 2019

Body Identified as 47-year-old Man

Las Cruces police have identified the body found Tuesday along the railroad tracks near Rosedale Drive as that of a 47-year-old man from Albuquerque.

It’s believed the victim was struck by a southbound train and no foul play is suspected.

Shortly ...

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Public Safety
Posted on: September 4, 2019

Motorcyclist Injured in Crash with Deer

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A motorcyclist escaped serious injury Tuesday evening after his bike struck and killed a mule deer on south Sonoma Ranch Boulevard.

The crash occurred shortly after 9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, near Centennial High School at 1950 S. Sonoma Ranch Blvd.

The motor...

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Public Safety
Posted on: September 3, 2019

Fire Damages Garage at Duplex Apartment

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Las Cruces firefighters extinguished a blaze that threatened a duplex apartment Monday afternoon.

Shortly after 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 2, firefighters were dispatched to a fire at 1631 Ash Ave. Firefighters arrived to find the blaze contained to the garage o...

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Public Safety
Posted on: September 3, 2019

Body Discovered Near Railroad Tracks

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Las Cruces police are investigating the discovery of a body that was found Tuesday morning along the railroad tracks near Rosedale Drive.

Shortly before 8 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, a passerby called 911 to report an unresponsive man lying near the railroad tr...

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Public Safety