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Murder on Friday has no leads

July 10, 2012 • Local NewsComments (1)

An 18-year-old Roswell man died after he was shot multiple times outside of a residence at 826 E. Hendricks St., Friday. Around 10 p.m., police responded to a report of several shots fired in the area and arrived to find Arnulfo Villela Jr., 18, dead at the scene. No one else was shot or injured [&hellip...

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Consensus: Youths join gangs to acquire a sense of belonging

July 8, 2012 • Local NewsComments (1)

Part 3 of 3 Gangs all have some form initiation. The initiation sets the stage for what is to follow. The Chaves County Task Force agent said, “For a male, initiation usually consists of the prospective member being beaten up by the gang to prove his...

GOP opens Volunteer Center

July 8, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Daniel Sheppard, Republican Party Victory Campaign field director, teaches volunteers how to man the telephones during the Victory 2012 Kickoff Campaign, Saturday. Mark Wilson Photo The Republican Victory 2012 Kickoff was held Saturday at the Volunteer...

‘You’re the emblem of the land I love’

July 8, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Old Glory is reflected in the windows of Pioneer Bank on North Main Street, Saturday, as thunderheads try to form to the south. Mark Wilson Photo [/auth...

Pirtle takes primary

July 8, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Twenty-six-year-old Roswell farmer Cliff Pirtle is the projected GOP nominee for state Senate District 32, for which there was a recount Thursday. The district, which Senate President Pro-Tem Tim Jennings, D-Roswell, has represented since 1979, includes...

First gig got 14-year-old Anthony Castle out of short pants

July 7, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

“I’m told I’m the oldest living trumpet player in the state of New Mexico,” Anthony Castle shrugs. “I don’t know if it’s true.” Castle was born in 1924 in Fredonia, N.Y., home of the State University of New York, renowned for its School of...

RPD busts Coon

July 7, 2012 • Local NewsComments (1)

Stephanie Coon A Roswell police officer was arrested early Friday morning after police said she drove her personal automobile into a parked vehicle and then refused to comply with either a breathalyzer or blood test for alcohol. Officer Stephanie Coon, who...

Some gang members tend to maintain low profiles

July 7, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Part 2 of 3 Gangs can be associated with locations. The Roswell basic gangs include Eastside, Westside, Northside, Southside and CTR (Crazy Town Roswell). “You can only join CRT after going to prison,” said the Chaves County Gang Task Force agent. The...

Empty house burns

July 7, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

A vacant house burns out of control at 2403 E. Alameda Ave., near Meadow Brook Road, around 10:30 a.m., Friday. The house, which rests adjacent to a pecan orchard and had been empty for at least 10 years, was allowed to burn under the watchful eyes of...

Only 3 ways to get out of gangs: Death, prison, injury

July 6, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Part 1 of 3 Gangs are fact of life. The numbers appear intimidating until one views the national average. “We have 250 gangs with 78,000 members statewide. This is compared to 33,000 gangs and 1.4 million members nationwide,” said Tamara Marcantel with...