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  • Gov names Helen Cheromiah to JJAC

    September 15, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

      Gov. Susana Martinez has named Roswell Police Officer Helen Cheromiah to the Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee. The appointment was an-nounced Tuesday. Judge Freddie Romero recommended her for the committee. He has been a member, but has found his...

  • RPD arrests Jesse Leyba in Allsup’s robbery

    September 15, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

    The Roswell Police Department arrested Jesse Leyba, 21, Wednesday, for his role in the Aug. 17 armed robbery at Allsup’s, 520 E. Second St. During the robbery, two suspects entered the store. One of the two pulled a gun on the clerk. The suspects took...

  • Warner will stand trial for 8/27 incident

    September 14, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

    Defense attorney Jesse Cosby filed a motion, Tuesday, to dismiss the charges against Ezekial Jamal Warner, 17, on the grounds that he had been denied due process when his client had been moved to a facility in Clovis. Warner is charged with aggravated assault...

  • AGO Roadshow makes a stop

    September 13, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

    New Mexico Attorney General Gary King introduced his staff at the Roswell Convention and Civic Center. The AGO gave two presentations at the Civic Center — one on the Open Meetings Act and Inspection of Public Records Act with a second on Meth Awareness and...

  • City settles for $25K in police force suit

    September 11, 2011 • Local NewsComments (1)

    The city of Roswell has settled a civil lawsuit regarding accusations of police using excessive force for $25,000. The suit was filed by Wiley Maloney on Dec. 28, 2008. It named Officers Keith Rightsell and Keven Weekley, the city of Roswell and the Roswell...

  • RPD arrests, charges GHS teacher

    September 9, 2011 • Local NewsComments (4)

    David Lawrence A Goddard High School teacher turned himself into police Thursday morning after a warrant was issued for his arrest late Wednesday. The teacher, David Lawrence, 48, is charged with criminal sexual contact of a minor. Lawrence has taught health...

  • 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...