(Deming) – Here’s the area crime report:
James London, age 52, was arrested for aggravated battery against a household member, interference with officers, unlawful use of a license and on a Municipal warrant… Bradley Rice, age 34, was arrested on two counts of battery against a household member and assault against a household member… Scott Vogann, age 32, was arrested on a Sixth Judicial District Court warrant for failure to appear… Joshua Gonzales, age 19, was arrested on a Dona Ana County warrant for failure to pay fines… and a 17-year-old girl was cited for possession of less than an ounce of marijuana.
Also… jewelry valued at $2,500 was taken from a local motel room… and two separate incidents of diesel fuel being siphoned from semi-trucks were reported at the same local motel; the combined value of the fuel was over $800.
(Deming) – Charges have been dismissed against a former Luna County warden accused of approving inmate furloughs without judicial authorization.
Sixth Judicial District Court Judge Daniel Viramontes Thursday granted a motion to dismiss all 14 misdemeanor charges filed in January on former warden John Krehbiel.
Viramontes ruled that the furloughs in question were granted as part of the county’s Recidivism Reduction Program – a program already in place before Krehbiel was hired as warden.
Inmates were sentenced to the program by judges, and furloughs were earned through good behavior and compliance with provisions such as attending substance abuse prevention and anger management classes.
Viramontes found that the furloughs were not a violation of the state statute governing release of prisoners, since the furloughs technically extended the boundaries of the jail and were not a release from custody.
All 14 of the inmates in the questioned furlough cases returned to the jail upon completion of their furloughs.
The 25-count motion for dismissal was filed in May, and heard by Viramontes in August.
SOUTHWEST DESERT/MIMBRES BASIN-INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...DEMING...COLUMBUS
FRI SEP 28 2012
.TODAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 10 PERCENT.
.TONIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY WITH A 10 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S. EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTH IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 55 TO 60. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTHWEST AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS AROUND 80. SOUTH WINDS UP TO 5 MPH.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS AROUND 80.
.MONDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS AROUND 80.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 50.
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S.
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S.
(Deming) -- Local law enforcement and other service providers are participating Saturday in a nationwide Drug Enforcement Administration initiative 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.
Many residents are concerned about the best way to dispose of unused and outdated prescription drugs. Since most abused prescription drugs come from family and friends, people are urged to dispose of their unwanted medications before they unwittingly become a drug provider.
The location for this Saturday's DEA "take back" initiative will be inside Wal-Mart near the check-out stands, and 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 -- no questions asked.They are asking you to place any liquid medications in a sealed container, and not to bring needles or syringes.
Again, the drop-off boxes will be set up inside Wal-Mart near the check-out stands this Saturday from 10 to 2. The service is free and anonymous -- no questions asked.
(Deming) -- If you are a Deming High School graduate who still needs to pass portions of the New Mexico High School Competency Exam in order to receive your official high school diploma, you are in luck: retakes for the New Mexico High School Competency Exam are being offered October 1st-11th.
The New Mexico High School Competency Exam is the test all high school graduates had to pass in order to receive their official high school diploma.
If you graduated from Deming High between 2008 and 2011 and still need to pass any portion of the exam, contact the Deming High School Guidance office at 546-6561 during regular school hours to set up an appointment to retake the test.
Again, retakes for the test are being offered October 1st-11th. Contact the Deming High School Guidance Office weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 546-6561 to schedule an appointment to take the test.
(Deming) – Deming business owners are being warned to watch for counterfeit $100 bills being circulated in the area.
Deming Police Chief Michael Carillo said three counterfeits were discovered by businesses Wednesday. Four businesses reported receiving the bills the day before.
Carillo cautioned that these bills may pass a normal counterfeit-verification pen swipe because they are actual $5 bills being chemically washed and then reprinted with the $100 bill image.
They are detectable as counterfeits, however, because of the lower quality ink and the watermark.
Detective Clint Hogan said the $5 bill watermark is evident on the fake $100s, so people need to hold the bills up to a light and look for the large number 5 in the watermark and the strip that indicates the bill’s true denomination.
Hogan asked that anyone receiving a fake bill retain it and call the Deming Police Department instead of returning it to the customer.
Carillo said they have two suspects – an Anglo male and a Hispanic male – and information on suspect vehicles. The investigation is continuing.
SOUTHWEST DESERT/MIMBRES BASIN-INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...DEMING...COLUMBUS THU SEP 27 2012
.TODAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. SOME THUNDERSTORMS MAY PRODUCE HEAVY RAINFALL. HIGHS 75 TO 80. NORTHEAST WINDS UP TO 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTH IN THE AFTERNOON. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 30 PERCENT.
.TONIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SOME THUNDERSTORMS MAY PRODUCE HEAVY RAINFALL IN THE EVENING. LOWS AROUND 50. SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 30 PERCENT.
.FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY WITH A 10 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS 75 TO 80. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. .FRIDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. A 10 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A 10 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING. HIGHS AROUND 80. SOUTHEAST WINDS UP TO 5 MPH.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S.
.SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY IN THE MORNING THEN BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY. HIGHS AROUND 80.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 50S.
.MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY WITH A 10 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S.
.MONDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 50 TO 55.
.TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY IN THE MORNING THEN BECOMING MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS 80 TO 85.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S.
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S.
$5 bills altered to look like $100s.
(Deming) – Here’s the area crime report:
Michael Montes, age 25, was arrested on two Sixth Judicial District Court warrants for probation violations, and on a Magistrate warrant for failure to pay fines… Mario Quintero, age 55, was arrested on an Adult Probation and Parole Office warrant for a probation violation… and Ashley Madrid, age 26, was arrested on a Magistrate warrant for failure to pay fines.
Also… a 37-year-old Deming woman reported fraudulent use of her credit card in an amount exceeding $2,500… and a 58-year-old Deming woman reported her debit card used without authorization at a local store.
And in other news, counterfeit $100 bills have been discovered in the past few days at two gas stations, a fast-food restaurant and Wal-Mart in Deming.Reportedly, at least some of the bills were altered $5 bills which were made to look like $100s.
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