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    Vendettas create complications in the justice system

    December 15, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    The cycle of vendetta and revenge has a profound influence, not only on families, but also on the court system. Fear of victims and witnesses being caught in the crossfire affect both law enforcement and the District Attorney’s office and how they must...

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    Most of city’s homicides are revenge driven

    December 13, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Most of the homicides that occur in Roswell stem from two potential sources, domestic disputes or revenge killings. As Police Chief Phil Smith said in a recent Police Committee meeting: “Killings in Roswell are not random events.” Most subjects know their...

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    High speed pursuit through city ends in arrest

    December 11, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Mann Pecos Valley Communications dispatched authorities, around 1 a.m. Wednesday, after receiving calls about a suspicious vehicle and an attempted burglary at a restaurant located near the intersection of Southeast Main and Poe Street. Shane C. Mann, 26,...

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    When there’s ice or snow, drive slow

    December 10, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    On Saturday, the New Mexico Highway Department closed Hwy. 285 between Roswell and Vaughn. Buddy Dickman of Remco Towing said his company was on call in Chaves County. “We had three trucks running and between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m., we towed 11 vehicles — 10...

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    RPD hopes to start 2014 fully staffed

    December 10, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Roswell Police Chief Phil Smith announced during the Police Committee meeting Monday that the RPD hopes to have full staff in place by January. Currently, the police have 11 openings, However, there are five officers who should start within the next 30 days,...

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    Arrest made Friday in assault case

    December 10, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Dustin Williams. Dustin Williams, 25, was arrested by the Roswell Police Department, Friday, on charges of aggravated burglary, aggravated assault, two counts of shooting at an occupied dwelling, conspiracy to commit aggravated burglary, two counts of...

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    Perry announces bid for re-election

    December 7, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    City Councilor Jason Perry (R-Ward 4), his family and a number of supporters braved the cold, rainy weather, Saturday, to meet on the west steps of City Hall, where Perry announced his bid for re-election in the 2014 election. Among those who faced the 19...

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    Hernandez helps students find life lessons in music

    December 7, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Jose Luis Hernandez is one of the founding fathers of S.O.Y Mariachi. (Jessica Palmer Photo) José Luis Hernandez is the soul of patience. He waited patiently as this reporter finished writing a quote. It is this is the same patience he uses when he instructs...

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    NWS: Cold weather will continue through weekend

    December 5, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Motorists proceed cautiously along Main Street in downtown Roswell during heavy snowfall, Thursday morning. (Mark Wilson Photo)  National Weather Service in Albuquerque issued a winter weather advisory around 7:30 a.m. Thursday, predicting significant...

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    Kauai charged after standoff

    December 5, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Kauai The Roswell Police Department spent more than three hours in a standoff situation Wednesday evening, when a sniper barricaded himself inside his home. Officers responded to reports of shots-fired on East Eyman Street, at 6:20 p.m. Tuesday. When...