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Posted on: September 23, 2021

Murder Suspect Located, Arrested in California

Rogers Jimmy

Jimmy Levi Rogers, the 29-year-old man suspected in the Aug. 16 shooting death of Ezekiel Diaz on Lohman Avenue, was located and arrested Wednesday in California.   Rogers was arrested on a warrant Wednesday, Sept. 22, by law enforcement...

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Public Safety
Posted on: September 23, 2021

Police Seek Suspects Who Vandalized School

Suspects vandalized

Police are hoping to identify several individuals responsible for last week’s vandalism at Las Cruces High School.   Surveillance videos show several people – believed to be teenagers or young adults – jumping a wrought iron fence and en...

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Public Safety
Posted on: September 22, 2021

Suspect in Tuesday Afternoon Shooting Arrested

Raul Angel Castillo Hernandez

Las Cruces police have arrested a Roswell man who is believed to be responsible for Tuesday afternoon’s shooting that injured the 32-year-old passenger of a fleeing car.   Raul Angel Castillo-Hernandez, 24, of the 600 block of east Apple...

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Public Safety
Posted on: September 22, 2021

Police Offer Safety Tips for Realtors

Realtor Safety Month

Realtors often work alone in unfamiliar spaces, at unusual hours and with customers they may not necessarily know.  Those circumstances often make their work risky, at best, and potentially dangerous.  September is Realtor Safety Month, ...

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Public Safety
Posted on: September 21, 2021

Tuesday Afternoon Shooting Injures Man

Unit Lights Daytime Overheads

Las Cruces police are investigating a Tuesday afternoon shooting that injured a 32-year-old man.   Just before 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21, police and fire personnel were dispatched to the report of a gunshot victim on the 2400 block of Son...

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Public Safety
Posted on: September 20, 2021

Fire Damages Vehicle and Mobile Home

Mobile Home Fire (1)

Las Cruces firefighters extinguished a blaze that damaged a vehicle and a mobile home on 14th Street early Saturday morning.  About 2:20 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, firefighters were dispatched to 809 14th Street where they found a vehicle and near...

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Public Safety
Posted on: September 20, 2021

Crime Stoppers Seeks Info on 2017 Homicide

Crime Scene

Las Cruces/Dona Ana County Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $2,000 for information that helps solve the April 2017 shooting death of Benjamin Montoya.   At about 6 a.m. Saturday, April 22, Las Cruces police were dispatched to...

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Public Safety
Posted on: September 20, 2021

Police Warn of Fictitious Calls Purportedly by Law Enforcement

Cellular Phone

Law enforcement personnel have learned that someone is attempting to perpetrate a scam using the name of a Las Cruces Police Department officer.   In at least two instances, a caller has identified himself as “Detective Michael Henke” fr...

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Public Safety
Posted on: September 17, 2021

Sexual Assault Suspect May Have Additional Victims in Las Cruces, West Texas

Carlos Ovalle

Police have arrested a 53-year-old man suspected of sexually assaulting a Las Cruces teenager, and investigators believe there may be additional victims in New Mexico and possibly in three west Texas cities.   Carlos Ovalle, 53, of the 1...

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Public Safety
Posted on: September 16, 2021

Volunteers Sought for Crisis Intervention Response Team

CIRT Volunteers Sought

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 officers and detecti...

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Public Safety
Posted on: August 31, 2021

LCPD Plans Sobriety Checkpoints, Saturation Patrols in September

Sobriety Checkpoint

Sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols – intended to reduce and eliminate the number of motorists who drive while intoxicated – will be conducted by Las Cruces police within city limits through the month of September. 

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