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, ... CONTINUE
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Courtesy photoIf you see a pet inside a locked car, immediately call 911. Bulletin Report Daytime temperatures are predicted to reach the triple digits Friday, June 1 (102 degrees), and remain above 100 for up to six consecutive days, through June 6. Even with a little “cooling,” temperatures are expected to top out in the high 90s for the foreseeable future. Welcome to ... CONTINUE
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UPDATE, May 21, 5 p.m.: Oscar Rodriguez, the 13-year-old Las Cruces boy reported missing last week, has been located and returned to his family. BULLETIN REPORT Police are asking for the public’s help locating a 13-year-old Las Cruces boy who was reported missing and has not been seen since Saturday. Oscar Rodriguez lives on the 2200 block of Dr. Martin Luther King Drive but has not been seen since Saturday, May 12. Rodriguez ... CONTINUE
BULLETIN REPORT A late-Monday evening crash on Lohman Avenue has resulted in the death of a pedestrian. Umberto Estupinan, 61, of Las Cruces, was pronounced dead early Tuesday morning at Mountainview Regional Medical Center. About 11:30 p.m. Monday, May 21, Las Cruces police were dispatched to a crash on Lohman Avenue, just east of Solano Drive, between a 1996 Dodge Dakota and a pedestrian. Investigators learned the pedestrian, later identified as Estupinan, was crossing Lohman northbound when he was struck in the center ... CONTINUE
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 ... CONTINUE