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Author archives: Keith Bell

  • Task force studies mental health needs

    September 7, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

    In March, the state Legislature passed House Joint Memorial 17, requesting the Interagency Behavioral Health Purchasing Collaborative and member stakeholders to study the needs of people with mental health disorders in crisis. The Memorial Task Force will...

  • Pops Concert draws crowd

    September 6, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

    Nearly 500 people attended Roswell Symphony Orchestra’s Pops Concert, on Labor Day. The parking lot was so full that cars stretched into College Boulevard on both sides of the road. (Jessica Palmer Photo) The sun smiled down upon the Roswell Symphony...

  • Police chief named interim secretary of Corrections

    September 6, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

    Alfono Solis Roswell’s police chief was named as New Mexico interim secretary of Corrections after Lupe Martinez resigned Friday. Martinez, 50, held the position for eight months and was the first woman to lead the state prison system. Sen. Tim Jennings,...

  • Stabbing was a random act

    September 6, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

    Roswell Police Chief Alfonso Solis elaborated, Monday, on the information received late Friday about the attempted murder at Goddard High School. He said that the stabbing of a fellow student by Britanny Russell, 17, appears to have been a random act and the...

  • RPD serves arrest warrant on Cruz

    September 4, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

    Roswell Police Detective Keith Rightsell served another arrest warrant on Adam Cruz for vehicle burglary and unlawful taking of a motor vehicle, Wednesday. The warrant was taken to Chaves County Detention Center where Cruz is being held on charges of armed...

  • RPD loss seminar draws area retailers

    September 2, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

    Roswell Police Sgt. Ty Sharpe conducted the inaugural mini-seminar on loss prevention for local retailers at the Roswell Chamber of Commerce, Thursday. More than 20 retailers attended and received advice from the police about the laws pertaining to...

  • Be careful: Distemper rates up

    September 2, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

    Officials at Animal Control say that the incidence of distemper has doubled this year. Tammy McKee, veterinary technician and kennel manager, said, “If we have been seeing 25 percent of the animals coming in with distemper in previous years, this year...

  • Police arrest Tabor on sex charge

    September 2, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

    The Chaves County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division arrested Kenneth Tabor, 35, Wednesday, on one count of sexual exploitation of a child. According to Det. Sgt. Daniel Ornelas, their suspicions became aroused during a joint operation between...

  • RPD arrests Chacon on multiple charges

    August 31, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

    Police arrested Samuel Chacon, 19, on Monday. Chacon allegedly acted as an accomplice to Kris Shuman, 30, in a case of armed robbery and false imprisonment. Shuman has already been detained at the Chaves County Detention Center on charges of armed robbery,...

  • Family feud sparks courthouse brawl

    August 31, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

    A brawl broke out on the mezzanine at Chaves County 5th District Court at 2 p.m., Monday, after a hearing in juvenile court as two families exited Judge Freddie Romero’s courtroom. According to Sheriff’s Deputy D.R. Treadwall, “some seven or eight...