(Deming) – Here’s the area crime report:
Anna Lopez, age 23, was arrested on two Magistrate warrants – one for failure to pay fines and one for failure to
appear… Terry East, age 49, of Los Lunas, was arrested on a Torrance County warrant and on a Socorro County warrant – both for failure to pay fines… Hector Molina, age 51, of Columbus, was arrested on a Magistrate warrant for failure to pay fines… Jose Acuna, age 24, was arrested on a Magistrate warrant for failure to pay fines… Rafael Reza, age 33, was arrested on a Socorro County warrant for failure to appear… Ann Marie Hernandez, age 34, was arrested on a
Municipal warrant for failure to pay fines… and Emra Perry, age 20, was arrested on a Municipal warrant for failure to appear. Also… a 47-year-old Deming man reported a case
of fraud after his bank card was used for two unauthorized transactions in
South Carolina totaling nearly $400.
(Deming) – A Deming man has been sentenced to 10 years in
prison followed by five years of supervised release for his methamphetamine trafficking conviction.
35-year-old Derek Marcus Garcia was arrested in September of 2011 after authorities caught him with approximately 195 grams of meth.
According to information from the U.S. Department of Justice, Garcia was stopped by a New Mexico State Police officer for a traffic violation, and the meth was found in a bag in his pants after a Border Patrol narcotics canine alerted officers to its presence.
Garcia, who pleaded guilty to a charge of possession of methamphetamine with intent to Distribute last June, was sentenced by a federal judge in Las Cruces Tuesday.
He has been out of jail but was given 60 days to surrender
to the U.S. Bureau of Prisons to begin serving his prison
(Deming) – The Luna County Commissioners will meet in
regular session Thursday.
Included on the agenda is consideration of comments from the county’s Gray Wolf Advisory Committee, which has recommended the county ask the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to remove from consideration for wolf recolonization any area below Interstate 10, request a current Environmental Impact Statement on the area, and prepare for litigation against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service if it does not agree.
The commissioners also will consider extending the time frame of a letter of intent signed by Bencor representing Walgreens to lease land off North Gold.The amendment would extend the feasibility period of the agreement, which is set to expire March 7th, through June 1st.Bencor representatives say they cannot complete their environmental studies until the buildings are down, which is happening this week.
Other agenda items include a draft of a Luna County Road Atlas by Planning Director Gabriel Boyle… a presentation on the Deming Historical Society by local historian Bayne Anderson… and the presentation of a service award to Margaret Zamora for 10 years at the Detention Center.
The meeting is set to begin at 9 a.m. Thursday in the commission chambers, located on the third floor of the Luna County Courthouse.The meeting is open to the public.
Village of Columbus Administrative Building
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The sister and a cousin of former
Columbus village trustee Blas "Woody" Gutierrez have been sentenced for their roles in a border gun smuggling ring that authorities say was led by Gutierrez.
The Albuquerque Journal reports Federal Judge Robert Brack Monday sentenced 23-year-old community college
student Eva Gutierrez to 21 months in prison for conspiracy and making false statements on gun-purchase documents.
Brack sentenced Gutierrez's cousin, Ricardo Gutierrez, to 27 months for making false statements, firearms smuggling and conspiracy.
Noting that neither has a criminal record, Brack said the cases show that drug-trafficking rings "don't have to go looking for monsters" to do little things for them.
The Gutierrezes, former Columbus police chief Angelo Vega and former mayor Mayor Eddie Espinoza were among more than a dozen defendants who pleaded guilty in the case.
Only Blas Gutierrez and Vega await sentencing.
(Deming) It was another winning night for the Deming Wildcats.
The Deming Varsity team defeated the Las Cruces Centennial Hawks
59-49. Now the Cats go 18 and 5 overall 3-0 in District… and are
currently ranked #3 in the state.
Top scoring for Deming on the night…
Dominic Saenz - 23
Eric Saenz - 13
Phillip Longoria - 8
Jerome Sandoval - 4
Ernesto Saucedo - 3
Alec Parra - 3
Orlando Ortiz - 3
The Cats shot 22 out of 29 free throws… and scored 6 three pointers…had 10 turnovers and 34 rebounds.
Earlier in the evening… Deming Freshman defeated Centennial Freshmen 54-42.
Next the Cats will be battling the Santa Teresa Warriors Friday night at home at 7pm. Join Danny Rodriguez for the play by play action starting at around 6:45 on your Wildcat Sports Station.. AM 1230 KOTS
(Deming) – Here’s the area crime report:
Solomon Aceves-Sierra, age 52, of Albuquerque, was arrested at the Columbus port of entry Monday on a Bernalillo County District Court warrant for failure to appear at an arraignment following a
grand jury indictment for 18 charges of criminal sexual contact of a minor. Zachery Dominguez, age 18, was arrested on a District Court warrant for a probation violation… three boys – ages 14 and 15 – were cited for unlawful use of a firearm by a minor and negligent use of a deadly weapon… and a 16-year old boy was picked up on a juvenile warrant.
Also… a 1991 Ford pickup valued at $2,500 was stolen from a location off North Silver.
(Deming) – A painting of a former teacher and principal created by a Deming High graduate will be dedicated Wednesday.
Noted artist and DHS graduate Amy Seltzer will dedicate her painting of former teacher and principal Phoebe Watson Wednesday at 9 a.m. at Columbus Elementary School, 7450 Altura Road.
Seltzer recently exhibited her work at the
Deming Arts Center, and the painting of Watson was among the items
The public is invited to attend the ceremony
(Deming) – City of Deming utility workers will be temporarily detouring traffic in northeast Deming Wednesday to enable them to run utility lines to a new apartment complex.
Officials said the area around the intersection of Tin and Fifth streets will be closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday.
The timing is designed to provide the least interruption in parent and staff traffic to Torres Elementary.
Again, there will be detours around Tin and Fifth streets Wednesday between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. as city utility crews work in the area.
(Deming) –- Deming schools were locked down for up to 30
minutes Tuesday morning after a parent left a message threatening action at a school.
State Police Lieutenant Robert McDonald said a parent of an elementary-aged child left a message on an answering machine connected to the state Children, Youth and Families Department expressing his unhappiness and saying he was –quote— “going to cause a ruckus” at a school.
McDonald said the initial information they received was that the man left a more aggressive threat on the message, which prompted State Police officers to notify school officials and city and county law enforcement officers.
As a precaution, area schools were locked down until State Police could assess the threat.
McDonald said the father was found, the message was reexamined and the response was downgraded after officers felt there was no longer an immediate threat of action. McDonald said officers are continuing to investigate.
(Deming) – Here’s the area crime report:
Timothy Raxter, age 50, of Sikeston, Missouri, was arrested on a Missouri warrant for DWI – persistent offender, no driver’s license – third offense, no registration, improper equipment and no seatbelts, and on two Magistrate warrants for failure to pay fines… Alexander Lerma, age 19, was arrested for DUI and minor allowing self to be served alcohol… Thomas Hooten, age 38, was arrested on a District Court warrant for burglary, theft of a credit card, theft of identity, unlawful use of a credit card and two counts of larceny.
Richard Montes, age 50, of El Paso, was arrested for larceny and aerosol spray abuse… Clinton Remondini, age 31, was arrested for driving while license was suspended or revoked and failure to yield… Ernesto Dominguez, age 40, was arrested for driving while license was suspended or revoked… Eric Payan, age 31, was arrested for driving while license was suspended or revoked.
Francisca Gallosa, age 30, was arrested on a District Court warrant for a probation violation… Vanessa Mediano, age 27, was arrested on a District Court warrant for a probation violation… Raul Medina, age 31, of Santa Fe, was arrested on a District Court warrant for a probation
violation… Antonio Arroyo, age 27, was arrested on a Magistrate and a Municipal
warrant – both for failure to appear.
Thomas Hauser, age 54, was arrested on a Magistrate warrant or failure to appear… Marlene Martinez, age 37, of Las Cruces, was arrested on a Magistrate warrant for failure to appear… Lisa Munoz, age 32, was arrested on a Magistrate warrant for failure to pay fines… Leobardo Solis, age 25, was arrested on a Magistrate warrant for failure to appear… Erika Jimenez, age 27,
was charged with shoplifting and trespassing at Wal-Mart… a 15-year-old girl was cited for possession of marijuana… and a 13-year-old boy was cited for minor allowing self to be served alcohol.
Also… three arrowheads valued at $2,000 each were taken from the local museum… four tires and rims with a combined value of $700 were taken from the bed of a pickup off North Gold… a purse with over $300 cash was taken from a restaurant off North Platinum… $250 in criminal damage occurred to a chain-link fence off East Walnut… a window valued at $100 was broken on a
residence off South 12th Street… and a counterfeit $10 bill was discovered at a local fast-food