(Deming) – The Deming School Board will meet in two special sessions Monday.
According to the legal notice, the purpose of the first meeting is to approve a field trip for Bell Elementary students, to consider the acquisition of property, and to look at two budget adjustment requests.
That meeting will begin at 9 a.m. in the board room of the Emmett Shockley Administration Building, 400 Cody Road.
Then the board will meet in special session at 10 a.m. for a work session with city and county officials to review the Deming Public Schools’ facilities master plan. No action will be taken.
That meeting will be held in the Deming High School Main Campus Library, 1100 South Nickel.
Both meetings are open to the public.
(Deming) – The Deming Police Department is participating in a nationwide Drug Enforcement Administration initiative this Saturday designed to get outdated prescription drugs out of homes.
Officials say unused prescription drugs often become part of the illegal substance abuse problem in a community.
Deming Police Chief Brandon Gigante said even illegal narcotics can be turned in. No questions will be asked.
The location for this Saturday's DEA "take back" initiative will be the lobby of the Deming Police Department at 700 East Pine. Drop-off boxes will be set up from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Residents are asked to drop off their unused, unwanted and expired prescription drugs or illegal narcotics -- no questions asked. They are asking you to place any liquid medications in a sealed container, and not to bring needles or syringes.
Gigante also suggested that you take the label off a prescription medication jar or bottle, or use a black marker to black out the personal information, to protect your privacy.
Again, the drop-off boxes will be set up inside the lobby of the Deming Police Department, 700 East Pine, this Saturday from 10 to 2. The service is free and anonymous -- no questions will be asked.
(Deming) – Here’s the area crime report:
Sergio Maldonado, age 21, was arrested for 10 counts of criminal sexual penetration of a minor… Virginia Padilla, age 46, was arrested for possession of marijuana, shoplifting at Kmart and on a Magistrate warrant for failure to appear… Estevan Anzaldua, age 20, was arrested for aggravated assault and battery… Anthony Lucero, age 35, was arrested for assault against a household member and battery… Johnny Aquilino, age 44, was arrested for battery against a household member…
Terrence Lamb, age 45, was arrested for embezzlement, speeding, no driver’s license and concealing identity… Eric Meraz, age 27, was arrested for indecent exposure… Eric Tindall, age 32, was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia…
Yvonne Madrid, age 39, was arrested on an Adult Probation and Parole Office warrant for a probation violation…Sly Escobar, age 26, was arrested on a Magistrate warrant for failure to pay fines… Abelardo Contreras, age 31, was arrested on a Municipal warrant for failure to pay fines… Nicholas Dalia, age 39, was arrested on a Municipal warrant for failure to appear… and Vanessa Garza, age 22, was cited for shoplifting at Kmart.
Police Looking for Graffiti Vandal 4/25/13 11:24a
(Deming) – Deming Police officials are looking for information on the graffiti vandal or vandals that struck area businesses last week.
Detective Clint Hogan said at least seven buildings were hit with the same style of spray-painted graffiti on April 17thand 18th – most of them in the downtown area.
Hogan said they are looking for the public’s help in identifying and stopping the vandal or vandals.
Anyone with information on the graffiti is encouraged to call Hogan at the Deming Police Department at 546-3012, or use TipSoft by anonymously submitting information via text to LUNATIP at CRIMES – or 274637, or by calling Crime Stoppers at 546-7800.
You may be eligible for a cash reward.
(Deming) – Here’s the area crime report:
Sabrina Martinez, age 19, was arrested on a Bernalillo County warrant for possession of a controlled substance and shoplifting… Gabriel Montano, age 38, was arrested for concealing his identity… Mario Magallanes, age 28, was arrested on an Adult Probation and Parole Office warrant for a probation violation… Vanessa Munoz, age 35, was arrested on an Adult Probation and Parole Office warrant for a probation violation… Heather Quintero, age 27, was arrested on a District Court warrant for failure to appear…
Crystal Bennett, age 29, was arrested on a Magistrate and two Municipal warrants – all for failure to appear… Deanna Bennett, age 42, was arrested on a Magistrate warrant for failure to appear… Michael Nunley, age 27, of Las Cruces, was arrested on two Grant County warrants for failure to appear… and $1,000 worth of electronics were taken from a home off Dona Ana Road Southwest.
(Deming) – Anticipation is high for Saturday's 8th Annual Celebration of Life cancer support fundraiser.
This year's event honors cancer survivors Adam Fofana, Jazmyne Gallosa and Marilyn Hill.
Activities Saturday begin with registration from 8 to 9 a.m. at Voiers Park off North Country Club Road.
The walk runs from 9 a.m. - noon.
There will be food vendors, raffles, a silent auction, arts and crafts, and more.
Everyone is invited to participate.
All money raised goes to Cancer Support of Deming and Luna County to assist local cancer warriors.
Police Looking for Missing Man 4/24/13 11:28a
(Deming) – Deming Police officials are looking for a man last seen here in November on his way to Arizona.
Detective Richard Pacheco said family members of 44-year-old Christopher Dow are concerned because they have lost all contact with Dow for the past five months.
Dow was travelling in a Newport/Cobra motor home with two cats, and contacted his family on November 19th to let them know he had made it to Deming and he liked it here.
Pacheco said family members first notified the police in early December about their concerns, and have now put out a flyer with Dow’s picture and the picture of his motor home.
Dow is described as 5’11”, 280 pounds, with brown hair and hazel eyes.
Anyone with information on Dow’s whereabouts is encouraged to call the Deming Police Department at 546-3011, or use TipSoft by anonymously submitting information via text to LUNATIP at CRIMES – or 274637, or by calling Crime Stoppers at 546-7800.
Also, Pacheco said they are still seeking information on 47-year-old Paul Madrid, who was last seen by family members and friends in June of 2011.
He is listed as missing and endangered.
Pacheco said anyone with information on Madrid's whereabouts is encouraged to call the Deming Police Department, use TipSoft or call Crime Stoppers.
Again, you access TipSoft by anonymously submitting information via text to LUNATIP at CRIMES – or 274637. And the number to Crime Stoppers is 546-7800.
(Deming) – Here’s the area crime report:
Ronald Lopez, age 30, of Hatch, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute and possession of drug paraphernalia… David Medrano, age 22, was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia and on a Municipal warrant for failure to appear…
Lorenzo Sanchez, age 32, was arrested on a District Court arrest warrant… and Irving Serrano, age 21, of Phoenix, Arizona, was arrested on a Dona Ana County warrant for failure to appear.
In other news… two industrial-sized tires and rims with a combined value of $600 were taken from a location off Atlantic Way… criminal damage estimated at $500 occurred to a car parked at Deming High School that was scratched… tools valued at $300 were taken from a location off East Pine… criminal damage estimated at $250 occurred to a car parked off North Eighth Street that was scratched… and criminal damage to a door estimated at $150 occurred to a residence off South Santa Fe during a break-in.
(Deming) – The Deming School Board will meet in special session Wednesday.
According to the legal notice, the purpose of the meeting is to discuss the Facilities Master Plan.
The special meeting is set to begin at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the board room of the Emmett Shockley Administration Building, 400 Cody Road. The special meeting is open to the public.
Board members may participate in the Facilities Advisory Committee Meeting, set to follow the board meeting at 2 p.m., as well.
(Deming) – A man wanted for burglarizing a vehicle then escaping custody earlier this month has been arrested in Las Cruces.
Deming Police Chief Brandon Gigante said U.S. Marshall’s officials received information that 23-year-old Daniel Pena was hiding out in Las Cruces.
Gigante said Pena took off running Monday night when officers tried to arrest him, and actually ran a half-mile through a residential section of Las Cruces, even eluding the officers’ canine, before finally being caught.
Pena was wanted here for aggravated burglary, breaking and entering, aggravated fleeing, escape from custody, resisting or evading officers, concealing his identity, larceny, disposing of stolen property and on a probation violation.
Gigante said additional charges may be filed on him for the Las Cruces incident.