Deming Police officials recovered a car sought
by Dona Ana County law enforcement officials in their investigation of an arson after Thanksgiving.
Chief Michael Carillo said his officers were asked to assist after Dona Ana County authorities determined that their “person of interest” may have been hiding out in Deming since the arson.
Carillo said investigators found motel and other charges from Deming appearing on the man’s debit card.
The car, a 2012 Honda Accord, was found abandoned near a convenience store off Cedar Street, after the driver apparently bought a bus ticket out of Deming. Carillo said they towed the car and sealed it as evidence.
In other news… Stephen O’Neil, age 51, of Tucson, Arizona, was arrested for DUI, careless driving and on a motor transportation violation… Gerardo Barraza, age 23, was arrested on a Sierra County warrant for failure to appear… Lucia Carrasco, age 22, was cited for shoplifting at Wal-Mart… and over $200 worth of diesel fuel was taken from a tractor-trailer rig parked at a