Crime Report 2/22/13 11:45a
(Deming) – Here’s the area crime report:
Three inmates in the Luna County Detention Center had additional charges filed on them after a fourth inmate was jumped and beat up. 27-year-old Jose Lopez and 25-year-old Jose Rivera were each charged with battery, and 27-year-old Jeffrey Krol was charged with accessory to battery.
Also… Rachel Landeros, age 34, was arrested on a Grant County Magistrate warrant for failure to appear… Jaime Zuniga, age 39, was cited for careless driving… and Samuel Romero, age 18, was cited for minor allowing self to be served alcohol.
And in other news… three tool boxes with tools and hardware with a combined value of $9,000 were taken from a location off East Cedar… a vehicle was vandalized and accessories taken from a location off North Eighth Street… a purse, gym bag, prescription safety glasses and an MP3 player with a combined value of nearly $1,000 were taken from a vehicle parked off Santa Catalina… a vehicle fire was reported off the interstate west of Deming after the brakes on a semi-trailer caught fire… and a window valued at $250 was broken on a residence off South Silver.
(Deming) – Luna County officials filed a request for a Temporary Restraining Order on a local government activist.
County Manager Kelly Kuenstler said the request for the restraining order on Larry Caldwell arose after an incident between Caldwell and Luna County Courthouse security officer Moses Pastran.
The Deming Police Department report on the incident, which had all names redacted because Chief Michael Carillo said it was an ongoing investigation, said someone – presumed to be Caldwell – was told he could not enter the courthouse with a box cutter.
The box cutter was found during a “persons search” prior to last week’s Luna County Commission meeting.
The report indicates that the person believed to be Caldwell said he was going to slash some throats, although he did not mention anyone by name. Then the person left the premises with the box cutter, and someone – presumed to be Pastran – wanted the incident documented by police.
The person believed to be Caldwell was not charged by city police because the statement about throat slashing did not address anyone specifically.
Actor Forest Whitaker in Deming to film movie
(Deming) – A new movie will be filming in Deming beginning in April.
The New Mexico Film Office said the production, “Enemy Way,” will be filmed in Deming and Albuquerque.
Starring Academy Award-winning actor Forest Whitaker, the movie is about an ex-convict who gets a second chance, but local authorities want to send him back to prison.
The production reportedly will employ at least 70 New Mexico crew members and 300 principal and background talent.
Deming Mayor Andres Silva said the city was pleased to be co-hosting the filming of “Enemy Way.”
Silva said that as with other movies that have been shot in the region and the state, the film industry continues to find that New Mexico’s hospitality is second-to-none.
The movie will be directed by Rachid Bourchareb and co-produced by Jean Brehat, who teamed up for previous films “Outside the Law” and “Days of Glory.” Allen Bain, who produced “Just Like a Woman” also will be co-producing “Enemy Way.”
The official announcement of the film project was made Friday in the Santa Fe Capitol rotunda.
Work crews clear the lots on North Gold Street.
Heavy machines make quick work of old furnature store, soda plant, and gas station.
(Deming) -- Work crews use heavy machines to make quick work removing all signs of the old Western Furniture store, Exxon gas station and the old Pepsi Plant. The Western Furniture store in the 100 block of North Gold was built for Western Furniture Company and was sold to Luna County. While the present Luna County Courthouse was being remodeled, the building was used as
temporary office space for county employees. It sat empty since the County moved back into the Courthouse. The Exxon gas station was established as a Exxon station, and recently sold to make room for a large lot. The old Pepsi building was a historic building. It was built as the Pepsi plant for Deming. Later it was used as a movie theatre... office space and Fraternal Order of
Police meeting hall. Clearing the property will allow future development in the area. Walgreen's Pharmacy is looking at the area for possible future expansion in Deming.
(Deming) – Here’s the area crime report:
Jessica Steele, age 30, of Silver City, was arrested for trafficking in a controlled substance… a criminal complaint was filed on Monte Carr, age 41, for abandonment or abuse of a child… Paul Martens, age 31, was arrested on a Sixth Judicial District Court warrant for a probation violation… and a 16-year-old boy was charged with battery.
Also… a 35-year-old Deming woman reported being the victim of identity theft after learning nearly $1,000 was accessed from an account of hers without authorization… and nearly $200 in criminal damage was reported to a door on a building off South Platinum.
(Deming) – Saturday members of the Fort Bayard Historic Preservation Society will lead a guided tour of old Fort Bayard and open the Fort Bayard Museum for visitors.
Fort Bayard, whose roots stretch to 1866, was designated as
a national historic landmark in 2004. It has been a New Mexico historic district since 2001.
The two-hour tour will be led by Kathy Hill, who lived at Fort Bayard during the Veteran’s Administration years, and Richard Mitchem, a military historian.
Museum time will be scheduled after the tour, which begins at 9:30 Saturday morning.
All ages are welcome. Participants are encouraged to dress for the weather and moderate walking.
Cost will be $3 per person or $10 per family. The gift shop in the museum will be open after
Participants should meet at 9:30 Saturday morning in the museum, between Deming and Silver City. Phone 307-640-3012 for more information.
(Deming) -- For the seventh time in as many years, Luna County 4-H and the Luna County Farm and Livestock Bureau
have teamed up to call attention to the abundance, safety and affordability of food – and benefit victims of domestic violence at the same time.
The Luna County 4-H Council, with support from the local Farm Bureau, used the occasion of Food Check-Out Week this week to draw attention to the fact that even in today's economy, food remains safe and affordable.
For the second year in a row, additional monies were donated by the Border Belles Cow Belle organization and
local ranchers Kenny and Merrianne Treadwell with The Rainbow Ranch.
The American Farm Bureau celebrates Food Check-Out Week each February, focusing on stretching the family grocery budget with healthy, nutritious food.
The Luna County 4-H Council again sponsored a non-perishable food drive, with donated items going to The Healing House, Deming's domestic violence shelter.
And the Luna County Farm and Livestock Bureau, Border Belles and the Treadwells donated cash to allow the 4-H members to shop for perishable items such as beef, fruits and vegetables,
and dairy products for The Healing House.
The 4-H members spent nearly $900 on perishable food during their shopping trip Wednesday.
(Deming) – Here’s the area crime report:
Maximillian Palma, age 20, of Daham Springs, Louisiana, was arrested on a Lafayette, Louisiana, warrant for burglary…
Gabriel Saenz Carreon, age 40, was arrested on an Adult Probation and Parole Office warrant for a probation violation… Demetrio Maestas Jaure, age 25, was
arrested on a District Court warrant for failure to appear and on a Magistrate warrant for failure to pay fines… Juan Barron, age 51, was arrested on a District Court warrant for a probation violation… and a 16-year-old boy was cited for reckless driving, no insurance and no registration.
Also… $2,000 in criminal damage occurred to a sports car parked at a local motel after its back window was broken and fabric damaged… and a counterfeit $100 was discovered at Wal-Mart.
Nathan Rowland, 31
(Deming) – Members of the Luna County Sheriff’s Department SWAT team assisted Grant County authorities in the capture of one of the state Corrections Department’s Most Wanted Offenders.
Sheriff’s Investigator Israel Saenz, Junior, said they assisted the Grant County Sheriff’s Department and Silver City Police Department in apprehending 31-year-old Nathan Rowland late Tuesday night at a location southwest of Silver City following a stand-off.
Saenz would not confirm whether Rowland was being investigated in the shooting early Monday morning of 44-year-old Eric Arzate of Las Cruces.Arzate was shot in the back while he and a Silver City woman were at the Luna County rest stop between Deming and Silver City.
Deputy U.S. Marshal Ben Segotta said investigators determined where Rowland was attempting to hide and safely evacuated the owner and other occupants.
After several hours of a tense standoff, Segotta said less-than-lethal chemical agents were deployed inside the residence. A fire erupted in a back bedroom, and firefighters were able to control the fire while SWAT members located Rowland and took him into custody without further incident. Rowland was taken to a hospital for medical treatment, and then booked into the Grant County Detention Center.
Segotta announced earlier this month that Rowland had been added to the Marshal’s list of Most Wanted Gang Offenders. Segotta said Rowland is a known member of the “Los Carnales” gang who frequented the Silver City and Bayard area.
Rowland has an extensive criminal history, routinely carries a firearm and was considered armed and extremely dangerous. Rowland had outstanding charges of Absconding from Probation, Drug possession, Assault/Battery, Aggravated Assault against House Hold Member, Larceny of a Firearm, and Felon in Possession of a Firearm.
WILDCAT BASKETBALL ACTION:
The Cats had a winning night on the Road traveling to take on the Chaparral Lobos.
Varsity: Deming 81– Chaparral 54
Freshmen: Deming 64 – Chaparral 31
JV: Deming 53 –Chaparral 35
Varsity top scoring for the Cats:
Dominic Saenz -22
Eric Saenz -12
Phillip Longoria -9
Tereso Escareno -9
Ernesto Saucedo -8
Andres Villa -6
Alec Parra -5
Orlando Ortiz -4
Deming had 14 turnovers and 31 rebounds during the game. The Cats shot 10 out of 12 free throws scoring 6 three pointers.
Deming now go 19 wins and 6 losses with a record of 4-1 in district action. The Cats are currently ranked #6 in the state.
Next game for the Wildcats will be Friday in Las Cruces against the Centennial Hawks. Join
Danny Rodriguez for all the action on AM 1230 KOTS starting with the pregame show around 6:45.