ABQ man receives 7-year sentence for Roswell burglary

May 14, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Weideman   An Albuquerque man has been sentenced to seven years in prison after a jury found him guilty of burglarizing a home near Roswell in October. Brandon Weideman, 34, was convicted Friday of residential burglary and possession of burglary tools following a jury trial before Fifth Judicial District Judge Steven Bell. Weideman was sentenced...

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Man charged in shooting death

May 14, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Garcia   The Chaves County Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest in the April 4 shooting death of Manuel Montez in the 4700 block of Cass Road west of Roswell. CCSO detectives obtained and executed an arrest Warrant on Christian Garcia, 25, of Cass Road...


Leadership Roswell class of 2015 graduates

May 14, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

A graduation ceremony was held Saturday for the Roswell Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Roswell Class of 2015. In its 32nd year, Leadership Roswell is the oldest continuous program of its kind in the state of New Mexico. The executive director is local...


RFD CallLog — May 12 and13

May 14, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Roswell Fire Department responded to these calls for the following dates: May 12 • At 7:25 a.m., car fire, 600 block of East Hobbs Street. • At 8:07 a.m., medical call, 600 block of Mission Arch Drive. • At 8:24 a.m., medical call, 2800 block of...


Zoning group approves medical marijuana farm

May 13, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Above: Many in the crowd voiced objections Tuesday night to approval by the Roswell-Chaves County Extraterritorial Commission of a medical marijuana growing facility at the location of the former Nature’s Dairy at 5106 S. Main St. Nature’s Dairy, pictured...


Officers act quickly to halt suicide

May 13, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

      Drake Mathis    Olivares  A trio of Roswell police officers who responded to a call of an attempted suicide last week took quick action in attending to the suicidal man’s injuries to ensure he made it to the hospital in a...


Hagerman man sentenced to 10 years for violating federal firearms laws

May 13, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES — Terry Lynn Little Jr., 33, of Hagerman, was sentenced today in federal court in Las Cruces to 10 years in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Little was arrested in October...


County and DOJ agree to ADA upgrades

May 13, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

The U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday announced an agreement with Chaves County for the county to improve access for persons with disabilities to all county buildings. Under the agreement, the county will remove accessibility barriers at county...


Lea County SO asks for help locating teenager

May 13, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Roberts The Lea County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public’s assistance in locating Mika Roberts, who was last seen at 11 p.m. Monday in Lovington. Roberts is a 17-year-old girl with light skin, blue eyes and reddish brown hair. She is 5-foot, 1-inch...


Chaves County DWI arrest for May 11

May 13, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

  In an attempt to make a real effort to reduce drunk driving in Chaves County, the Chaves County Sheriff’s Office, the New Mexico State Police and the Roswell Police Department have agreed to furnish on a timely basis the photos and identifiers of all...