Las Cruces Youth Pastor Accused of Sexual Relationship With Teen

A YOUTH MINISTER FROM LAS CRUCES IS FACING FEDERAL CHILD SEX CHARGES. 30-YEAR-OLD STEPHEN MENDOZA ARELLANO IS AN ORDAINED MINISTER FOR THE APOSTOLIC ASSEMBLY CHURCH, WHO SERVES AS THE CHURCH’S DISTRICT OF NEW MEXICO YOUTH PASTOR. HE’S CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTED PRODUCTION OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY, ENTICEMENT OF A CHILD TO ENGAGE IN SEXUAL ACTIVITIY AND TRAVEL TO MEET A MINOR TO ENGAGE IN SEXUAL CONDUCT. FEDERAL PROSECUTORS SAY ARELLANO TRAVELED FROM LAS CRUCES TO EL PASO, TEXAS TO HAVE SEX WITH A 15 YEAR OLD GIRL. THE TWO ALLEGEDLY CONTINUED THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN MAY AND AUGUST OF THIS YEAR. IF CONVICTED, ARELLANO FACES BETWEEN 15-AND-30 YEARS IN PRISON.

October is National Crime Prevention Month

OCTOBER IS NATIONAL CRIME PREVENTION MONTH AND THE ROSWELL POLICE DEPARTMENT IS URGING RESIDENTS TO JOIN THEIR LOCAL NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH PROGRAM. IF YOU DON’T HAVE ONE, R-P-D IS AVAILABLE TO HELP YOU ORGANIZE ONE. YOU CAN CALL OFFICER RICHER LUCERO OR STOP BY THE ROSWELL POLICE DEPARTMENT HEADQUARTERS LOCATED AT 128 WEST SECOND STREET.

Clovis Church Up in Smoke

A Clovis church went up in flames Monday morning. Living Word of God Church was heavily damaged by the fire, which firefighters told KOB TV was one of the hottest fires they’ve ever put out. The church was thrust into the spotlight after it was reveiled that clovis library shooting Nathaniel jouette has attended services there. The state fire marshal is investigating the cause of the fire.

Chaves County Sheriff’s Office To Form Union

Deputies of the Chaves County Sheriff’s Office have initiated the legal process to form their own union. The Roswell Daily Record reports the Chaves County Labor Management Relations Board is scheduled to hold a special meeting Thursday to consider the petition from the International Union of Police Association, AFL-CIO. The petition says Sheriff’s Office deputies, sergeants, detectives and animal control officers seek the certification of AFL-CIO, as their exclusive bargaining unit. About 34 Sheriff’s Office employees would be in the proposed union.

City of Roswell Conducting Community Survey and Hosting Public Forum on Zoo’s Future

WE’RE LEARNING MORE ABOUT THE CITY OF ROSWELL’S EFFORT TO INCLUDE THE COMMUNITY ON UPGRADING THE SPRING RIVER PARK AND ZOO. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS…

IN ADDITION TO A COMMUNITY SURVEY…PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER TODD WILDERMUTH TELLS ME THEY’RE PLANNING A PUBLIC FORUM FOR WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 25th…
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YOU CAN ACCESS THE SURVEY UNTIL THE END OF THE MONTH AT ROSWELL DASH NM DOT GOV.

Roswell Man Busted With Two Pounds of Meth

BUSTED WITH TWO POUNDS OF METH… A 25-YEAR-OLD ROSWELL MAN WAS ARRESTED MONDAY WHEN AGENTS WITH THE CHAVES COUNTY METRO NARCOTICS TASK FORCE RAIDED THE HOME OF CORRY HAYS…
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PIO TODD WILDERMUTH WITH ROSWEL PD SAYS THE METHAMPHETAMINE HAD A STREET VALUE OF MORE THAN 32-THOUSAND DOLARS…
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HAYS…BOOKED INTO THE CHAVES COUNTY DETNETION CENTER…WITHOUT BOND.

Hobbs Police Department Responds to Alleged Discrimination Lawsuit

THE HOBBS POLICE DEPARTMENT IS RESPONDING TO A STORY IN THE LOCAL MEDIA ABOUT A FEDERAL LAWSUIT FILED AGAINST THE DEPARTMENT. ACCORDING TO THE STORY, THREE FORMER OFFICERS ARE SUING THE DEPARTMENT FOR RACIAL DISCRIMINATION. HOBBS P.D. RESPONDED THIS AFTERNOON WITH A WRITTEN STATEMENT INDICATING THAT NO ONE IN THE DEPARTMENT HAS BEEN SERVED AND THERE IS NO SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE ABOUT THE LAWSUIT OR WHAT THE ACCUSATIONS ARE. THE STATMENT GOES ON TO SAY ONCE THE PARTIES HAVE BEEN SERVED, THE DEPARTMENT WILL APPROPRIATELY REVIEW THE LAWSUIT AND RESPOND ACCORDINGLY.

Hobbs Police Investigate Unexplained Shooting During Traffic Stop

HOBBS POLICE ARE STILL TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHO FIRED A GUN DURING A TRAFFIC STOP ONE WEEK AGO. OFFICERS WERE QUESTIONING A MAN DURING A TRAFFIC STOP WHEN SOMEONE FIRED A GUN WITHIN EARSHOT OF THE OFFICERS. THEY QUESTIONED NEIGHBORS IN THE AREA, BUT NEVER DETERMINED THE SOURCE OF THE GUNFIRE.

Chaves County Deputies Move to Create Labor Union

CHAVES COUNTY DEPUTIES ARE INITIATING THE LEGAL PROCESS TO FORM THEIR OWN LABOR UNION. THE MOVE WOULD FOLLOW UNIONIZATION OF BOTH THE ROSWELL POLICE AND FIRE DEPARTMENTS. CHAVES COUNTY’S LABOR MANAGEMENT RELATIONS BOARD WILL CONSIDER THE DEPUTIES’ PETITION THURSDAY AFTERNOON DURING A SPECIAL MEETING CALLED TO DISCUSS THE MATTER. THE INTERNATIONAL UNION OF POLICE ASSOCIAITON, AFL-CIO ACTUALLY FILED THE PETITION SEPTEMBER 20th. IF IT HAPPENS, THE CHAVES COUNTY SHERFF’S OFFICE UNION WOULD HAVE ABOUT THREE DOZEN MEMBERS. THURSDAY’S LABOR MANAGEMENT RELATIONS BOARD MEETING IS SLATED FOR 5:30 P.M. IN COMMISSION CHAMBERS OF THE CHAVES COUNTY ADMINISTARTIVE CENTER IN ROSWELL.

SENM Walk to End Alzheimer’s Saturday in Roswell

SOUTHEASTERN NEW MEXICO’S WALK TO END ALZHEIMER’S IS SATURDAY AND YOU CAN SIGN UP. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS…

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CHRIS CHAFFIN IS WITH THE NEW MEXICO CHAPTER OF THE ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION…
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SATURDAY’S WALK IS BEING HELD AT PIONEER PLAZA IN ROSWELL. FOR MORE DETAILS OR TO SIGN UP…GO TO ALZ DOT ORG.