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Author archives: JPalmer

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    Mother-daughter duo caught with 40 pounds of pot

    November 21, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Monica Villegas (Left), Beverly Villegas (Right) The New Mexico State Police arrested two women, Wednesday, as part of an interdiction operation to stop drug trafficking. Uniformed officers from Roswell District 3, along with K-9 units, stopped a silver 2013...

  • Rep-women

    Chaves County FRW honors area veterans

    November 20, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    The Roswell Veterans Honor Guard presents the flag at the Republican Woman Luncheon, Wednesday, to honor area veterans. A total of 116 people attended the event. (Jessica Palmer Photo) The Federated Republican Women of Chaves County held a lunch to honor area...

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    Pancake breakfasts raise funds for two families affected by Hwy. 285 accident

    November 19, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

      The Chaves County Sheriff’s Office and High Chaparral Café, 5500 N. Main St., held a charity pancake breakfast, Saturday, to collect funds for Sgt. Steve Meredith, who was hit by a truck during an accident that occurred on Oct. 21 on Hwy. 285 near...

  • Arson

    Another fire under investigation

    November 19, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    The fire in the 800 block of East Fifth Street occurred near midnight on Sunday. According to Roswell Fire Chief Chad Hamill, the family barely escaped with their lives, saved by a neighbor’s dog who alerted their neighbors to the fire. The fire spread...

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    Ruling made in Towler death

    November 19, 2013 • Local NewsComments (1)

    District Attorney Janetta Hicks ruled that no criminal charges would be filed against the officers who were involved in the Cody Towler in-custody death. The letter dated Nov. 13 said: “This office declines prosecution at this time. … (After) review...

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    30-mile chase leads to arrest, injured officer

    November 19, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    The Chaves County Sheriff’s Office was involved in a pursuit Friday that took them along the bypass around the outskirts of Roswell and ended with the arrest of Joseph Ponce, 26. Lt. Britt Snyder said one of their Deputies, Mike Shannon, was injured,...

  • Chief-Smith

    Police Chief Smith brings a different approach to department, community

    November 16, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Roswell Police Chief Phil Smith brings more than 28 years and several generations of experience, along with a new perspective, to the RPD. (Jessica Palmer Photo) Roswell’s new Police Chief Phil Smith is pleased with his new post and admits this is part of a...

  • Famous-Footwear-Robbery

    Police investigating two armed robberies

    November 15, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Surveillance video footage shows a female employee trying to prevent three male subjects from shoplifting at Famous Footwear, Wednesday. As she confronts one, another points a gun at the back of her head. (Courtesy Photo) Detectives at the Roswell Police...

  • RobertSabin

    Sabin inducted into Roehl Circle of Honor

    November 13, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Robert E. Sabin of Atwood, Malone, Turner and Sabin was inducted into Roehl Circle of Honor for Trial Lawyers. (Courtesy Photo) Roswell attorney Robert E. Sabin, was inducted into University of New Mexico Law School Roehl Circle of Honor, which pays tribute...

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    Trujillo charged with murder

    November 12, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Trujillo The Roswell Police Department served a warrant on Christopher Trujillo, 23, at the Chaves County Detention Center, Monday evening. Trujillo is charged with one count of murder. He was sought by the RPD as a person of interest in the shooting death of...