Deming Police Chief Brandon Gigante said DNA and fingerprint evidence is being analyzed and compared to evidence from several people identified as “persons of interest” in the investigation.
Gigante said they continue to follow leads and receive anonymous tips, and added that several names are consistently appearing in the investigation.
The city’s insurance adjuster said the vandalism damage to the aquatic center will likely total between $80,000 and $100,000.
City Administrator Rick McInturff said the total was so high because of contamination from fire extinguishers which were discharged throughout the facility and into at least one of the pools.
A disaster clean-up crew from Albuquerque will be arriving Monday to continue the extensive clean-up effort.
Gigante thanked the public for the response and again encouraged anyone with information on the criminal damage at the pool to contact the Deming Police Department at 546-3011, or Crime Stoppers at 546-7800, or Tipsoft by anonymously submitting information via text to LUNATIP at CRIMES – or 274637.