Roswell Now Offering Free Wood Chips To Residents

The City of Roswell Solid Waste Department recently purchased a wood chipper and will be making wood chips available to Roswell citizens who may want to use them to landscape their residential or business properties or use them in other ways. Beginning today, the wood chips will be offered free of charge to City of Roswell residents. People can pick up the wood chips at the Roswell Municipal Landfill (3006 W. Brasher St.). Citizens can bring a shovel and bags to load themselves while landfill employees can help load trucks and trailers. The wood chips are available in three sizes: 2-inch, 11/2-inch and 3/4-inch. The new wood chipper is being used to chip tree branches and most other wood waste that comes into the landfill. It is operated by trained and certified Solid Waste employees.

Man Suffers Gunshot Wound In Artesia

Eddy County depouties investigating a weekend shooting. A statement from Sheriff Mark Cage says deputies were sent to Artesia General on Saturday evening and met with a man suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim, 59 year-old Felipe Salamanca, stated that while at his vehicle in the 2100 block of Oak, he heard two shots at distance and realized he’d been shot. There is no information on where the shots even could have come from, but if you know anything, call Eddy County authorities.

7 Arrested For Hobbs Kidnapping And Beating

Seven people have been arrested for the kidnapping and beating of a Hobbs man. A statement from the Lea County SHeriff’s Office says the crime may have been prompted by the victim’s involvement in property theft crimes around the region. The names of the men arrested are Abel Aguirre and Diego Aaron Perez, both of Hobbs… Anthony Acevedo, of Roswell… and Edgar Millican, Joshua Roberts, Kimberley Flanagan, and Henry Land, all of Hobbs. The victim, who was not named, reported that he was given a ride to a Hobbs reisdence where he was then beaten with a baseball bat, an axe, brass knuckles, and a pistol. The man said he was later able to break free from being tied up. That’s when he ran to a nearby motel to get help.

Roswell Eyemart Express Explains Coronavirus Accusations

A Roswell business is advising the public about positive coronavirus tests involving its workers. This involves Eyemart Express at 4511 North Main Street in Roswell. However, a statement from Eyemart Express itself says that the first worker tested positive while he was off work on paid vacation. That person has not returned to the store since June 27th. As a precaution, the store says it shut down to perform sanitation and associate testing, anyway. Another worker tested positive after the closure. The store will remain closed until Sunday to ensure the well-being of everyone involved.

Roswell PD To Expand K9 Unit

The Roswell Police Department has accepted a donation from Amolak Singh, the owner of the new Home2 Suites by Hilton hotel preparing to open in the downtown area. The hotel’s $10,000 donation to the Roswell Police Department will be used to expand the department’s newly re-established K9 Unit. The unit currently has two drug-detecting dogs and this donation will go toward adding a third dog to the unit, according to a statement from Roswell Public Information Officer Todd Wildermuth.

Roswell To Conduct Virtual Public Meetings

The City of Roswell this week continues its series of virtual public forums in an effort to help keep Roswell’s citizens and their city administration connected amid limitations on in-person gatherings. Using the online service GoToMeeting, the city will hold its second virtual public forum tomorrow at 5:30 p.m. This latest forum will focus on “Citizen Advisory Boards, Commissions and Committees.” These panels offer citizens a way to serve the community by taking on a role that has a direct impact on the decisions made in city government. To find out how to take part, go to the city’s homepage for more information.

Roswell Police Accept Donation To Expand K9 Unit

The Roswell Police Department has accepted a donation from Amolak Singh, the owner of the new Home2 Suites by Hilton hotel preparing to open in the downtown area. The hotel’s $10,000 donation to the Roswell Police Department will be used to expand
the department’s newly re-established K9 Unit. The unit currently has two drug-detecting dogs and this donation will go toward adding a third dog to the unit, according to a statement from Roswell City Spokesperson Tonn Wildermuth.

11 Pounds of Pot Seized From Eddy County Home

The Eddy COunty sheriff made a discovery of a huge load of pot during a search of a home on Friday. A statement from Sheriff Mark Cage says deputies were called Friday to the home at 2721 Terra Vella Lane to assist an adult probation officer. A warrant was obtained and deputies ended finding a total of 11 pounds of marijuana, which was seized, al;ong with a handgun and 64-hundred dollars in cash. 24 year-old Manuelito Enrique Delrosa was arrested and charged with probation violation. Cage says more charges could be forthcoming.

Information Sought Regarding Roswell Robbery Suspects

Roswell Poclie also asking for some help regarding a recent robbery. They’re trying to identify the person who held three men at gunpoint at a home in the 3100 block of Purdue Drive on July 2nd. The resident of the house and two friends were in the backyard when someone jumped the fence to gain access to the yard and pointed a handgun at them, the men told police. The armed man then made them all go inside, where the robber demanded money. Investigators say they believe the man knew there was a large amount of money in the home. If you know anything, call 575-624-6770.

Two Arrested For Alsups Shooting In Roswell

Two people now arrested for the shooting at Alsups in Rosweell that left the store clerk dead. A statement from RPD says 16 year-old Joseph Guadalupe Garcia is charged with second degree murder, tampering with evidence and unlawful possession of a handgun. 21 year old Michael Green is charged with contributing to the delinquincy of a minor. RPD says Green is the man who became irate when the employee, Michael Crabtree, accused his companion of shoplifting. That third person is not charged in coinnection to the crime.