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RPD arrests robbery suspect

January 12, 2012 • Local NewsComments (1)

Police arrested Xavier Barela, 35, on one count of armed robbery, one count of robbery and one count of aggravated assault, Wednesday. “Detectives with the Roswell Police Department secured an arrest warrant and arrested Barela, less than 24 hours after the two armed robberies were reported,” said Officer Erica O’Bryon, spokeswoman for the police. On...

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ENMU-R Foundation Board names Patton

January 12, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Foundation Board of Directors has announced the appointment of Betty Patton as its new interim president. Patton replaces Bob Cates, who recently resigned from the position to focus on family health matters. She will...

RPD charges, arrests pair for defrauding elderly man

January 12, 2012 • Local NewsComments (1)

The police arrested two women accused of defrauding an 83-year-old man of nearly $50,000. Daria Martinez, who was arrested on federal drug charges on Dec. 4, was served with the additional warrant at Chaves County Detention Center on Dec. 22. Gracie Carabajal...

Man dies in custody

January 11, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Robin Harney Robin Harney, 57, died in police custody, Monday, after the Roswell Police Department responded to a criminal trespass call from Albertsons, 1110 S. Main St. RPD spokesman Sgt. Jim Preston said that the RPD had received a number of calls about...

Traffic stop arrest

January 11, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Paramedics treat a man identified by police as David Gomez for a small laceration to his face following a traffic stop Tuesday in which police reported Gomez, a passenger, fled on foot. The vehicle stop occurred in the 1500 block of South Kentucky Avenue....

Incumbents, plus, file for election

January 11, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

City Councilor Bob Maples files candidacy paperwork for the Roswell Municipal Election, Tuesday afternoon, as City Clerk Dave Kunko looks on. (Mark Wilson Photo) It’s not déjà vu — incumbents are, for the most part, standing by their posts, making the...

Elena Velasquez seeks re-election to Ward V council seat

January 11, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Courtesy Photo Elena Velasquez City Councilwoman Elena Velasquez, who’s witnessed the development of Roswell since the 1960s, says she is seeking re-election to her Ward V seat during the municipal election in March. Velasquez was first appointed to the...

Fresquez to run for new term seat in Ward IV

January 10, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Amarante Fresquez Councilor Amarante Fresquez, a former superintendent of the Roswell Independent School District, says he is seeking election for his Ward IV seat during the municipal election in March. Following councilor Rob McWilliams’ resignation,...

UFO Fest details still up in air

January 8, 2012 • Local NewsComments (1)

While there are definite plans of hosting the annual UFO Festival, many aspects of the event, such as the creation of a festival committee, are still hanging in the air. According to City Manager Larry Fry, the city allocated $150,000 in Lodger’s Tax...

Ryan Edward Stevenson, Roswell’s New Year’s Baby

January 8, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Ryan Edward Stevenson takes a few moments from his day to pose for this photo with and his parents Shane and Laura. (Vanessa Kahin Photo) Roswell Regional Hospital’s first baby of the year took his time to arrive, but when he did, he brought much more than...