Man Suspected of Attacking Officer Arrested A man suspected of using a crowbar to attack a friend’s home and damage at least two vehicles was arrested Wednesday morning after he violently attacked a Las Cruces police officer. Dominic Lopez, 36, whose address is listed as 999 W. Amador Ave., is
The subject of an hours-long SWAT callout on Bellamah Drive was not in the home when police entered the residence Thursday afternoon. Shortly before 8 a.m., Las Cruces police were dispatched to the report of a domestic-related incident at a home on the 1700 block of Bellamah Drive. Police were
Man Suspected of Identity Theft, Fraud in Vehicle Purchase Las Cruces police have arrested a man suspected of creating a fictitious identity and using it to fraudulently purchase a brand-new vehicle – and nearly a second one before his arrest. Richard Padilla, 32, who claimed an address of 999 W.
Ifo Pili Begins Work as New City Manager Ifo Pili, the new Las Cruces City Manager officially began his employment with the City this week. The Las Cruces City Council unanimously approved his contract at the Monday, August 17 Council meeting. Pili, who was previously employed as the city administrator
Man Suspected of Sexually Assaulting Young Girl Police have arrested a 57-year-old man suspected of sexually assaulting a young girl who, at the time, considered him to be a close relative. Carlos Prudencio Colorbio, 57, of the 1200 block of Fountain Loop, is charged with one second-degree felony count of
Man Charged with Using Internet in Attempt to Entice Minor A Las Cruces man suspected of trying to entice someone he thought was a 13-year-old girl has been charged with three federal crimes. Robert Jasso, 23, appeared in federal court Aug. 25 for a detention hearing on charges of attempted
Police are warning residents of an over payment scam that has victimized at least two Las Cruces residents. Investigators learned that at least two Las Cruces residents received electronic correspondence that appeared to be from a firm that advertises for major vendors such as Dr. Pepper and Rockstar Energy Drink.
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Second Kidnapping Suspect Arrested Update 8/31/20 Jacob Gonzales, the man believed to be responsible for the Aug. 20 kidnapping and battery of his ex-girlfriend, was arrested Thursday in El Paso, Texas. After determining probable cause for charges in the case, Las Cruces police obtained a warrant for Gonzales’s arrest. He
Fairacres Elementary Closes After Additional Positive Case Reports Fairacres Elementary School in the Las Cruces Public School District was closed to all staff on Friday after two additional employees received positive test results for COVID-19. One employee at Fairacres tested positive on Aug. 21. Following district protocol and guidance from the CDC, the New Mexico Department of Health, and the Public Education Department, all