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Posted on: May 7, 2021

LCPD Recruiters in El Paso this Weekend

LCPD Recruiters in El Paso

Recruiters from the Las Cruces Police Department will be at the Bassett Crafts Market in El Paso this weekend. Las Cruces police are recruiting for the department’s next Academy that is set to begin in January 2022. Applications are being accepted until ...

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Public Safety
Posted on: May 7, 2021

Suspect in Auto Theft Arrested after High-speed Pursuit on I-10

Steven Arechiga

The man suspected of stealing a Nissan Altima early Friday morning was arrested a few hours later after using the vehicle to assault a Las Cruces police officer and leading units on a high-speed pursuit on Interstate 10. Steven Arechiga, 26, of the 16000...

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Public Safety
Posted on: May 7, 2021

2014 Arson Case Remains Unsolved

Arson 2014 at The Gen

In commemoration of National Arson Awareness Week, May 2-8, the Las Cruces Fire Department is shedding light on a 7-year-old case that has yet to be solved. On June 25, 2014, someone entered The Gen – at the time, a popular alternative fashion boutique a...

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Public Safety
Posted on: May 6, 2021

Police ID, Arrest Suspect in Burglary at Catholic School

Hugo Castaneda Mugshot

The man suspected of burglarizing Las Cruces Catholic School in April has been identified, charged and arrested. Hugo Castaneda, 39, of the 2200 block of north Alameda Boulevard, was arrested Wednesday afternoon and is charged with one second-degree felo...

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Public Safety
Posted on: May 6, 2021

Armed Man Near Walmart Taken into Protective Custody

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A potentially violent incident near a Walmart Supercenter was de-escalated by Las Cruces police officers on Wednesday morning. Shortly after 9 a.m. Wednesday, May 5, Las Cruces police were dispatched to the report of a man with a long gun walking near a ...

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Public Safety
Posted on: May 5, 2021

Woman Arrested in Stabbing Incident

Brandee Martinez Mug Shot (2)

Police arrested a Las Cruces woman suspected in the Monday evening stabbing of another woman on the 2400 block of east Idaho Avenue. Brandee Martinez, 34, is charged with one third-degree felony count of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and a misd...

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Public Safety
Posted on: May 5, 2021

Police Seek Suspect in Two Vandalism Cases

Joel Arciniega Saenz Mug Shot

Las Cruces police are asking for the public’s help locating the man suspected of causing thousands of dollars in damage on April 24 at a pair of businesses in the Mesquite Historic District. Police have obtained a warrant for the arrest of Joel Arciniega...

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Public Safety
Posted on: April 30, 2021

NMDOT to Resume In-Person Car Seat Inspections in Las Cruces

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The New Mexico Department of Transportation Traffic Safety Division (NMDOT TSD) and Safer New Mexico Now are resuming in-person car seat checks. Starting on Thursday, May 6, 2021 Car Seat Fitting Stations will be conducted from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. the...

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Public Safety
Posted on: April 29, 2021

Saturation Patrols, Sobriety Checkpoint Planned for May

Sobriety Checkpoint and Saturation Patrols

Las Cruces police will conduct at least two saturation patrols and one sobriety checkpoint within city limits during the month of May. Saturation patrols and sobriety checkpoints held by LCPD are intended to reduce and eliminate the number of motorists w...

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Public Safety
Posted on: April 28, 2021

NMDOT Seeks Comments on Pedestrian Safety Plan

NM DOT

The New Mexico Department of Transportation has developed a statewide Pedestrian Safety Action Plan and welcomes public feedback. In 2019, 6,205 pedestrians in the U.S. were killed, including 83 in New Mexico. It was the most pedestrian deaths in 30 year...

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Public Safety
Posted on: April 26, 2021

Las Cruces Fire Issues Temporary Ban on Open Burning

No Burning

The Las Cruces Fire Department will not be issuing burn permits to Las Cruces residents for open burning of vegetation effective Monday, April 26, 2021. The temporary ban on open burning is necessary because of the severe drought conditions in Dona Ana C...

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Public Safety
Posted on: April 5, 2021

LCPD Accepting Applications for Police Cadets

LCPD Applications for Police Cadets

The Las Cruces Police Department is now accepting applications for its 51st training academy that is tentatively set to begin in January 2022. Applications for Police Cadet must be received no later than July 4, 2021. The starting salary for police cade...

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