Public Safety

Police searching for escaped Chaves County jail inmate

ROSWELL, N.M. – Police are looking for a man who on Sunday escaped from the Chaves County Detention Center. According to the Chaves County Sheriff’s Office, Daniel Cobos, 37, escaped from jail late Sunday. Cobos is described as having tattoos all over his neck and face. If seen, deputies are encouraging

New Mexico State Police Arrest Homicide Suspect Wanted by NYPD

Torrance County, NM – On September 22, 2021, at around 6:30 p.m., a New Mexico State Police officer on patrol stopped to check on a disabled silver 2000 Honda CRV with Pennsylvania license plates on Interstate 40 westbound near milepost 191 near Edgewood, New Mexico. The vehicle was driven by a

Amber Alert issued for 2-year-old girl taken by father

BELEN, N.M. — An Amber Alert has been issued for 2-year-old Italy Hernandez. According to the Belen Police Department, Italy was taken by her father, Francisco Hernandez, who is wanted for a stabbing that occurred Monday morning.

Carlsbad Fire Gets $30K Grant For Communications Equipment

The Carlsbad Fire Department is receiving a 30-thousand dollar grant award to pay for new emergency communicatioons equipment. The city council accepted the grant last week from the New Mexico Department of Finance and Administration. Chief Richard Lopez says the department has needed new communications equipment for years, as the

U.S. Senator Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) Discusses New Effort To Fight Drunk Driving

 Washington, D.C. – Following the passage of the Reduce Impaired Driving for Everyone (RIDE) Act through the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, U.S. Senator Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) met virtually with Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) advocates from across the nation and New Mexico. Senator Luján, with the co-sponsorship of

NMSP find body in Rio Grande in Truth or Consequences

TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES, N.M. (KRQE) –  New Mexico State Police said they have found a body in the Rio Grande River in Truth or Consequences. This comes as a young boy was reported missing this week from the area, however, NMSP has not confirmed the identity of the body found.