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Author archives: Keith Bell

  • 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...

  • 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...