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Posted on: August 20, 2019

Man Suspected of Using Gun in Family Disturbance

Alfred Lopez Arrest mug

Las Cruces police arrested a man suspected of pointing a handgun at several relatives and striking his father’s head with the weapon on Monday evening.

Alfred L. Lopez Jr., 30, of the 700 block of south Melendres Street, is charged with five four...

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Posted on: August 20, 2019

Police Need Help Preventing Auto Burglaries

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The Las Cruces Police Department is asking for help in preventing auto burglaries.

The majority of auto burglaries committed in Las Cruces are considered crimes of opportunity and occur when valuables are left in plain sight, and vehicles parked unattended...

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Public Safety
Posted on: August 14, 2019

Suspect in SWAT Callout Suspected of Hurling Rocks at Officers

Armando Rodriguez Arrest mug and window

A man suspected of throwing rocks at a marked police unit, shattering a window and damaging a second vehicle, was arrested early Wednesday morning after a SWAT callout on the grounds of a local elementary school.

Armando Rodriguez, 34, of the 700 block of ...

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Public Safety
Posted on: August 13, 2019

Man Charged with Felony after Cat Tests Positive for Meth

Aaron Spaulding mug and cat

Charges against a Las Cruces man arrested in June for allegedly battering his girlfriend and mistreating two pets have now been upgraded after their cat tested positive for methamphetamine.

On June 3, 2019, Las Cruces police were dispatched to a home on Bo...

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Public Safety
Posted on: August 8, 2019

Mother Charged after Children Test Positive for Meth

Maria Ludden Arrest mug

A Las Cruces mother was arrested after her three young children – ages 7, 3 and 4-months – tested positive for methamphetamines.

Maria E. Ludden, 24, of the 2200 block of Dona Ana Road, is charged with three counts of negligent child ab...

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Public Safety
Posted on: August 8, 2019

Man Suspected of Arson in Fire that Damaged Home

Christian Charles Henry mug

The man suspected of starting a fire in his home has been arrested and charged with arson.

Christian Charles Henry, 27, of the 4900 block of South Fork Road, is charged with one count of arson over $20,000. The charge is a second-degree felony.

About 10:45 ...

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