Douglas Hestand, age 45, was arrested for D-W-I - 4th offense and on a driving violation for improper lane.
Mickal Roberts, age 61, was arrested for aggravated D-W-I and improper equipment.
Ricardo Meza, age 22, was arrested for possession of methamphetamine and on two Magistrate warrants for failure to pay fines.
Christine Blotter, age 45, was arrested for battery.
Jose Gallegos, age 24, was arrested for giving alcohol to a minor.
Jason Parson, age 37, was arrested for breaking and entering.
Angel Perez, age 48, was arrested for shoplifting and indecent exposure.
Manny Lucero, age 30, was arrested for driving while license was suspended or revoked.
David Loughborough, age 32, was arrested on an Adult Probation and Parole Office warrant for a probation violation.
Remedios Molina, age 19, was arrested on a District Court warrant for failure to appear and on an immigration detainer.
Margarita Portillo, age 19, of Las Cruces, was arrested on two Magistrate warrants -- one for failure to appear and one for failure to pay fines.
Jesse Kriegel, age 33, was arrested on a Hidalgo County warrant for failure to appear and was cited for a stop sign violation. Antonio Holguin, age 29, of Las Cruces, was arrested on a Magistrate warrant for failure to pay fines.
Andres Rodriguez, age 22, was arrested on a Magistrate warrant for failure to pay fines.
Melissa Miranda, age 26, of Queencreek, Arizona, was arrested on a Dona Ana County warrant for failure to appear.
And in other news 4 semi-truck tires with a combined value of over $1,700 were taken from a business off West Spruce.
Nearly $1,000 worth of manicure products and other beauty items were taken from a business off South Gold and a television valued at $400 was taken from a residence off Santa Monica.
The latest House of Representatives redistricting plan proposed by Retired State District Judge James Hall keeps Luna County together under District 32 -- and adds most of Hidalgo County and a portion of Grant County to the representative's boundaries. Hall issued his decision Monday, meeting a deadline set by the state Supreme Court. The justices overturned an earlier redistricting plan ordered by Hall and directed him to revamp it.
The judge's latest plan shows District 32 -- the seat currently held by Democrat Dona Irwin -- being comprised of all of Luna County and all but the northern-most precinct in Hidalgo county, plus the southern most Grant County precinct.
For the past decade... District 32 has been comprised of all of Luna County and only Luna County.
Hall's previous redistricting plan gave District 32 -- Irwin's seat -- nearly twice as many Dona Ana County precincts as it did Luna County precincts... and more than two-thirds of Luna County was in District 39, the seat currently held by Rudy Martinez of Bayard.
Now District 39 starts at Bayard, goes east to encompass the southern part of Sierra County and then drops down at Salem to take in five Dona Ana County precincts.
An attempted armed robbery occurred at a Deming gas station early Monday morning. According to the clerk a female entered the station in the 500 block of East Railroad Avenue at about 1am and asked for five packs of cigarettes.
When the clerk asked for identification, the female instead raised a 12-inch knife and demanded the cigarettes. The clerk chose instead to dial 911 and the female ran out of the store in an easterly direction.
Deming Police officers are investigating the incident.
Border patrol agents say smuggling operations have streamlined into smaller packs of younger, more aggressive men who are increasing their use of the remote Texas-New Mexico desert. The Las Cruces Sun-News reports
that agents say these younger illegal immigrants, some carrying 50 pounds of drugs for several days, travel in groups of two to five and evade capture by heading quickly to the mountain canyons of the Texas-New Mexico border. The change comes as smugglers try to adjust to beefed-up, high-tech security along the border that has resulted in large drops of border arrests since 2006. Bobby Stephens, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent, says to combat smaller smuggler groups in remote border regions, agents are using horse patrols so they can move faster.
There will be another Team Captain’s Meeting on March 8th at 5:30pm at the Title I Training Center located at 1516 S. Nickel. Anyone interested in getting more information on this year’s Celebration of Life is encouraged to attend. Contact the Cancer Support Office at 546-4780 for more information.
Senior Commodity Distribution Tuesday March 13 from 9 am. to 3 p.m. You will need to bring a picture ID, current utility bill or other document to prove your Deming address. Also bring your Social Security notification; bank statement or current check stub. to qualify for Seniors you must be 60 years of age or older. If picking up for someone else you will need to bring all of the above for that person plus a note of authorization.
Distribution of Commodities for the general public will be held Thursday, March 15 at 3801 Raymond Reed Blvd. Distribution will begin at 9 a.m. and end at 3 p.m. or when the food is gone. Recipients will need to bring a picture ID, and a current utility bill or other proof of your current address. You must show proof of income, your Social Security statement; a bank statement showing the amount deposited; or a current pay check stub. You must show ALL documentation or you will not receive food. If you are picking up for someone else, you will need to bring a note of authorization and all of the above for that person.
Gilberto Arroyos, age 36, was arrested for breaking and entering...
Colby Reutter, age 23, was arrested on a Texas fugitive warrant... Jaime Wood, age 41, was arrested on a Magistrate warrant for failure to appear... Jacob Gutierrez, age 20, was arrested on a Magistrate warrant for failure to pay fines... Alonso Quintana, age 26, was arrested on a Municipal warrant for failure to pay fines... James Young, age 19, was cited for shoplifting at Kmart... and a 15-year-old boy was cited for shoplifting at Kmart.
Also... a 650-gallon diesel tank filled with fuel and valued at nearly six-thousand dollars was stolen from a farm near the Columbus Highway and Sunshine Road... vehicle parts, a welder and welding supplies were taken from a shop off Jarvis Road... and a breaking and entering was reported to a residence off Monte Vista Road; there was an attempt to damage the home's alarm system at the time of the break-in.
The Deming Public School District is a candidate for AdvancED District Accreditation and will host an AdvancED Quality Assurance Review Team beginning Sunday.
Deming School Superintendent Harvielee Moore said the quality assurance review team is comprised of trained professionals from across the state and nation.
During the review, visiting team members will hear an overview of the district and will interview community members, board members, parents and other stakeholders.
In addition, they will visit six of the district's schools where they will talk to staff, students and members of the schools' Parent Advisory Council.
Mary Lou Cameron, who is serving as the District AdvancED Quality Assurance Review chair, said parents and community members are invited to attend the opening accreditation meeting Monday morning at 8... and the exit conference Wednesday morning at 11:30. Both meetings will be held at the Emmett Shockley Administration Building board room, 400 Cody Road.
The New Mexico Elks Association Charitable and Benevolent Trust has announced the availability of scholarships.
Two of the statewide scholarships are for $2,000 per year for four years and will be awarded to the top male and female applicants.
There also are several $2,000 one-year grants and several $1,000 one-year grants available.
You must be a New Mexico resident to apply. Applicants do not have to be an Elk or the family member of an Elk.
Applications are available at the Deming High School counseling office or may be downloaded from nmelks.org
Applications are due to high school counselors by March 10th, the local Elks Lodge by March 20th, and to the State Scholarship Committee by April 1st. Winners will be notified by May 1st.
Contact Scholarship Chairman Frank Chiprich at 546-8208 for more information.
Another standoff incident requiring a SWAT team occurred Saturday night. 63-year-old Robert Dale Lynn was taken into custody without incident following a four-and-a-half hour ordeal off Highway 549. Sheriff's officials initially responded to a call of domestic violence at the location... and Lynn met deputies at the door with a gun, refusing to come out until they had a warrant. Lynn was arrested early Sunday morning on a Magistrate warrant for two counts of battery against a household member.
Adrian Lopez, age 20, was arrested for D-W-I, careless driving with liquor and having an open container.
Jimmy Mathis, age 30, (the man involved in Friday's SWAT incident) was arrested for breaking and entering.
Hector Prieto, age 41, was arrested for negligent use of a firearm and unlawful carrying of a deadly weapon.
Raul Garcia, age 30, was arrested on a Magistrate warrant for resisting or obstructing officers, driving while license was suspended or revoked and no insurance.
Leslie Cordova, age 59, was arrested on a Magistrate warrant for failure to pay fines and on a Municipal warrant for failure to pay fines.
Franciso Garza, age 30, was arrested on a Magistrate warrant for failure to pay fines and on a Municipal warrant for failure to appear.
Kathy Chavez, age 31, was arrested on a Magistrate warrant for failure to pay fines.
Raul Hernandez, age 27, was arrested on a Municipal warrant for failure to pay fines.
Also a Deming resident reported nearly $500 taken from his bank account in two unauthorized transactions, a window valued at $200 was broken on a residence off Alamogordo Street, and a window was broken on a residence off Laguna Street.