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The Third Judicial District Attorney’s Office has determined that a Las Cruces police officer’s actions were justified in the Feb. 17 shooting of 23-year-old Nathaniel Montoya. In a letter dated May 3, 2018, District Attorney Mark D’Antonio stated, “After an extensive review of this case we have concluded that the shooting by Officer Joseph Campa was justified under New Mexico law. This office will not be taking any action against this officer.” Campa, a seven-year veteran of the Las Cruces Police Department, ...

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The motorcyclist killed in Friday evening’s crash at the intersection of Engler Road and Jornada road has been identified as 25-year-old Spencer Lance Meister of Las Cruces. Traffic investigators learned that, about 6 p.m. Friday, May 4, a New Mexico State Police officer spotted a motorcycle traveling at a high rate of speed just west of Alamogordo. The motorcycle, driven by a man, was heading westbound on Highway 70 toward Dona Ana County when the New Mexico State Police officer lost ...

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purple_madness_6 PHOTOS BY STEVE MACINTYRE Bobby Miller and his band The Purple Madness, a Prince Tribute band from Atlanta, entertained the crowd Saturday night, April 28, at the Plaza de Las Cruces. Local band Triple Jack opened.

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Las Cruces police are investigating a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Engler Road and Jornada Road that claimed the life of a motorcyclist early Friday evening. reliminary information from the investigation indicates that, at about 6 p.m. Friday, May 4, a New Mexico State Police officer spotted a motorcycle traveling at a high rate of speed just west of Alamogordo. The motorcycle, driven by a man, was heading westbound on Highway 70 toward Dona Ana County when the New Mexico ...

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Daniel Lowell and Trista Schlaefli were arraigned this morning in federal court in Las Cruces, on an indictment charging them with carjacking and firearms charges resulting in a death.  The charges arise out of a Nov. 27, 2017, crime spree during which Lowell and Schlaefli allegedly fled from a U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint, carjacked a vehicle at gunpoint resulting in the death of former Las Cruces Police Officer J.R. Stewart and attempted to carjack two other vehicles. During today’s hearings, Lowell and ...

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