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Author archives: Keith Bell

  • Solis adjusting well to new position

    September 23, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

    Roswell’s Police Chief Alfonso Solis gave his impressions of his first two weeks at his interim position as New Mexico Cabinet Secretary for the Department of Corrections. He said, “It’s a process.” Solis referred to the job as both interesting and...

  • Shoplifters hit Hobby Lobby

    September 22, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

    Two subjects got away with $200 to $300 worth of goods from Hobby Lobby, 4501 N. Main St., Tuesday, in what might be viewed as a brazen case of shoplifting. According to Roswell Police Department’s Public Information Officer Travis Holley, the subjects...

  • Grant helps law enforcement upgrade computer systems

    September 22, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

    The Roswell Police Department announced Wednesday that its grant application to the Justice Assistant Grant had been accepted. The Chaves County Sheriff’s Office and RPD filed jointly for the federal grant designed for use by states and local law...

  • Sage heads to Hollywood

    September 21, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

    Local celebrity Sage and her human companion, Diane Wedel, will be leaving for Los Angeles on Sept. 29 to attend a red carpet awards ceremony for the American Humane Association Hero Dog, where she will meet fellow celebrities like Whoopi Goldberg and Betty...

  • Autopsy rules death accidental

    September 20, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

    According to the Office of the Medical Investigator, Octavio Loya’s death was ruled accidental. The 40-year-old Roswell resident was found dead at Remco Auto Parts and Wrecking, 4600 S. Main St., in March. The subject’s death followed pursuit, on-foot, by...

  • Highway dedicated to two local state policemen

    September 18, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

    A four-mile portion of U.S. Highway 70 in southeast New Mexico will be named after two Roswell natives and state policemen who lost their lives in a helicopter crash. The highway dedication will commemorate Patrolman Damon Talbott and Patrolman Ramon Robert...

  • New RPD deputy chief swears in

    September 17, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

    The Roswell Police Department and city officials welcomed its new deputy chief, Philip A. Smith Jr., who arrived from New Hampshire earlier this week. The ceremony was held on Friday morning at the police station. Mayor Del Jurney, City Manager Larry Fry,...

  • Assurance Home fundraiser tomorrow

    September 17, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

    Sheldon, one of the residents at the Assurance Home, helps set the table in preparation for the dinner to benefit the youths of James Ranch Youth Shelter. (Courtesy Photo) Peas ‘n’ Pods is holding their sixth biannual fundraiser for Assurance Home,...

  • Roswell Literacy Council tutor training on 9/24

    September 16, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

    Roswell Literacy Council will hold tutor training for volunteers on Saturday, Sept. 24, from 9 a.m. to noon. Director Andrae England said that tutors do not need to fulfill specific requirements, beyond being at least 18 years old. “One of the questions we...

  • Women arrested for false report

    September 16, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

    Jozi Jacobo was arrested on charges of making a false report, Wednesday, after she contacted the police to tell them her car had been stolen. According to the criminal complaint dated Aug. 30, an arrest warrant was issued for Adam Cruz in connection with a...