Archives for September 2015

Marijuana seized from Artesia backyard

Police on Friday found a backyard in Artesia full of marijuana plants.

A teenager said he hopped the fence to steal it to sell at school.

A deputy commander from the Pecos Valley Drug Task Force said authorities seized 30 plants and three pounds of pot in Ziploc bags.

All this happened at a home near South Roselawn and 7th Street.

The Current-Argus reports authorities have not identified the homeowner, but this person faces federal charges of possession and cultivation.

Botched order at McD’s in Carlsbad sends man into a tantrum

Someone at a McDonald’s in Carlsbad threw a fit after it mistakenly put pickles in his order.

Police say officers had to deal with a public disturbance at the restaurant on Wednesday after the customer began harassing workers there.

They told police the man raised his voice and started throwing things off the restaurant counter.

Police say officers issued him a verbal warning. They have withheld his name because they did not arrest him.

None of this caused any injuries.

Heinrich wants Army National Guard to audit bonuses for re-enlisted

Sen. Heinrich wants the Army National Guard to audit bonuses for those who recently re-enlisted.

His request follows a man’s failure to receive his re-enlistment payment from six years ago.

March for Parks tomorrow in Carlsbad

Living Desert State Park tomorrow holds an event on Public Lands Day.

March for Parks has happened in Carlsbad since 1995.

This community event runs from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the park.

People raise money for local park and playground projects, and children walk to raise money to cover transportation costs for their classes to take field trips to the parks.

Drug bust produces 41 arrests

Authorities have accused 41 people of drug trafficking.

This follows an eight-month investigation that has included the FBI, the DEA, the Chaves County Metro Narcotics Task Force, the Chaves County Sheriff’s Office, and Roswell and state police.

The DOJ says the investigation targeted a meth trafficking orngaization that 34-year-old Joseph Mendiola led.

The probe widened to those accused of supplying Mendiola’s organization with met and other accused drug traffickers in the area.

During the investigation, authorities searched 10 Roswell homes, a home in Dexter, and three cars. They found over 12 pounds of meth, nearly $36,000 in cash, and numerous guns.

Free course next month on rail car incident response

The Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium offers a free course in Loving that Homeland Security has certified.

This course concerning rail car incident response runs Oct. 24 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the station meeting room on South 4th Street.

The consortium says this course teaches emergency responders what to do in the event of a rail car incident involving hazardous materials.

Those interested in taking the course must register by Oct. 10.

Booster club for RHS cheerleaders under investigation

The sheriff’s office says an investigation centers on the booster club for the Roswell High School Cheer team.

The sheriff tells the Roswell Daily Record that some parents have expressed concerns over the amount of money that has appeared on the club’s bank statements.

He says one of his detectives went to the club’s meeting last week to inform it of the investigation.

The sheriff emphasizes that no one faces any charges at this point, and no one has released any names.

National Drug Take Back Day on Saturday

Sen. Tom Udall encourages New Mexicans to participate in Saturday’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.

The event runs from 10 to 2 in places all across the state.

This gives people the chance to return unwanted, unneeded, and expired prescriptions for safe disposal.

Roswell has two locations for collection: The DPS state police office on West 2nd Street, and the police department’s neighborhood watch department on North Main.

“Stand Downs” in Carlsbad and Artesia next month

Homeless military vets can receive a variety of things for free in a couple weeks.

This happens as part of Homeless Veterans Stand Down.

The National Guard Armory in Carlsbad hosts the event Oct. 9, and the Legacy Inn in Artesia continues it Oct. 10.

These free items include hot meals, haircuts, backpacks, clothes, medical service, employment assistance, counseling, and haircuts.

SENM Transportation Services provides free rides to and from Hobbs on Oct. 9. It does the same to and from Roswell on Oct. 10.

Missing person found safe in Roswell

Roswell Police say a missing woman has reappeared.

Public information officer Todd Wildermuth says police have found Connie Law at a residence in the area.

They have done so after receiving information on her possible whereabouts.

Wildermuth also says police have found Law in a location of her choosing, safe and in good health.