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Posted on: September 17, 2021

Sexual Assault Suspect May Have Additional Victims in Las Cruces, West Texas

Carlos Ovalle

Police have arrested a 53-year-old man suspected of sexually assaulting a Las Cruces teenager, and investigators believe there may be additional victims in New Mexico and possibly in three west Texas cities.   Carlos Ovalle, 53, of the 1...

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Posted on: September 16, 2021

Volunteers Sought for Crisis Intervention Response Team

CIRT Volunteers Sought

The Las Cruces Police Department’s Victims’ Assistance Unit is accepting applications for volunteers interested in joining CIRT – the Crisis Intervention Response Team.  The Crisis Intervention Response Team works with police officers and detecti...

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Public Safety
Posted on: September 15, 2021

Valley Drive Fire Under Investigation

West Las Cruces Avenue Fire

Fire in a vacant building was quickly extinguished by Las Cruces firefighters late Tuesday evening.  Shortly before 11 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14, Las Cruces firefighters were dispatched to a structure fire at 1400 S. Valley Dr. Crews arrived to find...

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Public Safety
Posted on: September 14, 2021

Murder Suspect Sought by Police

Rogers Jimmy

Las Cruces police continue to ask for help locating 29-year-old Jimmy Levi Rogers who is one of the suspects believed to be responsible for the Aug. 16 shooting death of Ezekiel Diaz.   A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Rogers ...

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Public Safety
Posted on: September 13, 2021

Police Warn of Movie Prop Money Used as Actual Currency

Movie Prop Money

Police are warning merchants and Las Cruces area residents of movie prop money that is being passed as actual currency.   Over the last weekend, the Las Cruces Police Department received two reports of movie prop money that was passed as...

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Public Safety
Posted on: September 10, 2021

Police Locate Vehicle, Arrest Teenage Suspect in Matthew Portillo Death

Police Update Lights

Thanks to a tip provided by an alert Las Cruces area resident, police were able to identify and charge a 16-year-old boy believed to be responsible for Sunday morning’s shooting death of Matthew Portillo on the 1000 block of Juniper Avenue.  &...

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Public Safety
Posted on: September 10, 2021

CORRECTION: City of Las Cruces to Commemorate 20th Anniversary of 9/11

Orange Ribbon City Hall

Note: Corrects the time the garrison flag will fly at Las Cruces Fire Department Station 1, as part of a static display, from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sept. 11, 2021.  The City of Las Cruces will conduct several events to commemor...

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Public Safety
Posted on: September 9, 2021

Police Seek Vehicle Driven Near Homicide Scene

Black and white car photo

Las Cruces police are asking for the public’s help identifying the driver of a car captured on surveillance cameras near the scene of a homicide that occurred Sunday morning.   The car, believed to be a silver 4-door sedan with aftermark...

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Public Safety
Posted on: September 1, 2021

Volunteers Sought for Crisis Intervention Response Team

CIRT Volunteers Sought

The Las Cruces Police Department’s Victims’ Assistance Unit is accepting applications for volunteers interested in joining CIRT – the Crisis Intervention Response Team.  The Crisis Intervention Response Team works with police officers and detecti...

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Public Safety
Posted on: August 31, 2021

LCPD Plans Sobriety Checkpoints, Saturation Patrols in September

Sobriety Checkpoint

Sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols – intended to reduce and eliminate the number of motorists who drive while intoxicated – will be conducted by Las Cruces police within city limits through the month of September. 

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