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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 was off duty at the time of the collision, was arrested and charged with [&hellip...

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Some gang members tend to maintain low profiles

July 7, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

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 Off

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...

NM attorney general criticizes GOP records request

July 7, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A request made by the New Mexico Republican Party under the state Inspection of Public Records Act drew fire Friday from Democratic Attorney General Gary King. The party sent the request to King’s office two weeks ago seeking...

Hundreds sign up for NM wildfire notices

July 7, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — About 2,000 people from around New Mexico and as far away as Russia have signed up for an online notification system aimed at giving the public the latest information about wildfires burning around the state. The system is being...

NM inmate hospitalized after in prison attack

July 7, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico inmate is being treated at a Texas hospital after he apparently was assaulted by two other prisoners. State Corrections Department officials say 20-year-old Jose Rivera was found unresponsive in his cell early Friday....

Roswell police officer accused of aggravated DWI

July 7, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a Roswell police officer has been accused of aggravated DWI after allegedly crashing into a parked car. Roswell police say Stephanie Coon crashed her personal vehicle early Friday. She was off-duty at the time. KOB-TV...

NM authorities looking for probation violator

July 7, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico authorities say a man on probation is wanted for his alleged involvement in a SWAT situation at his girlfriend’s home in Albuquerque. State Corrections Department officials say 20-year-old Mark Anthony Carlson...

NM teen injured in apparent pipe bomb explosion

July 7, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Las Cruces police say a local teenager lost parts of two fingers and sustained other injuries while trying to detonate a pipe bomb. Authorities say the 14-year-old boy was somewhat uncooperative during questioning Thursday. He was...

NM family told to repair home damaged in shootout

July 7, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, NM (AP) — The family of an Albuquerque man who authorities say killed himself after a shootout with police has been given 30 days to repair extensive damage to their home. The city sent a letter to 20-year-old Santiago Chavez’s...