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  • Would-be carjacker gets bullet in chest(NM)

    04/22/2012 8:20:09 PM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies ^ | 19 April, 2012 | Gabrielle Burkhart
    HOBBS, N.M. (KRQE) - Nathan Velasquez admitted to Hobbs police he shot an unarmed man but said he had good reason: the man was trying to steal his car and endangered his life. Hobbs dispatch received an emergency call just after 8 p.m. Monday from Cristobal Carrizoza night who said he'd been shot in the chest. "When police got here they found Cristobal Carrizoza suffering from a gunshot wound to his chest, and the individual Velasquez, who we later learned had done the shooting," Hobbs Officer Mike Stone said. Velasquez, 20, told police he went to get into his car...
  • Homeowner Won't Be Charged After Shooting Intruder(NM)

    03/19/2012 7:25:06 PM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies ^ | 19 March, 2012 | NA
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Police said a homeowner shot someone who broke into his home in northwest Albuquerque on Sunday morning. The homeowner frantically called 911 after the shooting. Police said the man didn't know the intruder or how he got in. "He had fired numerous rounds at the individual," Sgt. Ferris Simmons said. "The suspect was conscious when police arrived. The homeowner did say he was conscious when he was making the call and crying." ------------cut------------------- "No one ever wants to take another person's life in a situation like this. However, we expect homeowners to defend their families and defend...
  • Accused ‘illegal’ gun seller Terri Reese still awaiting bail release

    03/10/2012 7:06:53 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 9 March, 2012 | David Codrea
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - A member of a gun dealer family jailed since last August for conducting alleged sales to straw purchasers has had her bail release delayed due to procedural documentation requirements, Gun Rights Examiner has learned. Terri Reese, wife of Deming gun shop owner and co-defendant Rick Reese, and mother of co-defendants Ryin and Remington Reese, was granted bail on February 24, provided a property appraisal/title search would be completed to secure her bond, this column reported on February 27. The family spokesperson who gave their side of the story in a February 28 follow-up report confirmed Wednesday that...
  • New Mexico robber makes off with cash from register... but leaves part of his FINGER behind

    03/06/2012 8:55:56 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies ^ | 6 March, 2012 | Nina Golgowski
    Police in New Mexico say a robbery suspect may have left a piece of his finger behind at the crime scene. Police arrived at the Up in Smoke Smoke Shop in Albuquerque after a report of shots fired Saturday night. According to a police spokesperson, the suspect fled the scene after emptying the register, but they believe he left behind his severed finger tip inside a glass display case. Wearing a black hoodie and sunglasses, the armed suspect emptied the register as well as demanded some of the store's glass pipes, according to the filed police report. Finding an opportunity...
  • Albuquerque dog becomes registered voter

    An Albuquerque man says he successfully registered his dog to vote in Bernalillo County. The dog owner said he saw a voter registration booth on the University of New Mexico's campus a few weeks ago and decided to see how easy it would be to register his dog to vote. He said he was trying to expose the problems with the registration system. He said he just received the dog's voter registration card in the mail Wednesday, and it was way too easy. "They should verify. Somebody should have verified this information and somebody should have come out and took...
  • NM gun case shows government treats citizens differently from its own (cont'd.)

    02/29/2012 7:28:17 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies · 1+ views
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 28 February, 2012 | David Codrea
    Part Two: The family speaks The Department of Justice is prosecuting members of the Reese family, proprietors of a New Mexico gun store accused of knowingly selling guns to cartel buyers, and has held the family members without bail for over six months. Family assets which they could use to provide a legal defense have been tied up in forfeiture proceedings, and the judge presiding over the case has denied the family’s request to be represented by one attorney. As noted in the first installment of this report, Terri Reese, the wife of defendant Rick Reese and mother of defendant’s...
  • NM gun case shows government treats citizens differently from its own

    02/29/2012 5:54:40 AM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies · 1+ views
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 28 January, 2012 | David Codrea
    Part One: An economic Waco A member of a gun dealer family arrested over half a year ago for allegedly knowingly selling firearms and ammunition to Mexican cartel buyers has been released on bail, Jeff Knox of The Firearms Coalition reported over the weekend. [Update--per Knox: "Correcting my previous report, Terri Reese has not yet been released from jail. The judge granted bail on Friday evening (2/24) but Terri will not be released until an appraisal and title search can be completed for the property being put up to secure her bond. Bail was set at $2 million and she...
  • Glorieta dog killed by State Police officer

    02/26/2012 10:26:30 PM PST · by Altariel · 64 replies
    Santa Fe New Mexican ^ | February 24, 2012 | Unknown
    A Glorieta family woke up Friday without Jilly. The family's 11-year-old dog was shot and killed Thursday by a New Mexico State Police officer who was on the family's property. The department tells our media partners at KOB-TV that it will investigate the incident, but initially sees no cause for disciplinary action. KOB-TV did not indicate whether the officer's name was made public. "Was there things that could have done different? Absolutely, however that's the situation that occurred and so now we'll deal with it," Lt. Robert McDonald said. Victoria Baca on Thursday morning called police to file a report...
  • The Reese Family Railroad(NM ATF)

    02/26/2012 7:10:59 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    The Firearms Coalition ^ | 17 February, 2012 | Jeff Knox
    (17 February) The investigation into the ATF/DOJ Gunwalker scandal code-named Fast & Furious has passed the one-year mark. During that time Congressional investigators have put barely a chip in the stone wall established by Eric Holder and his Justice Department. So far, fewer than 20 percent of the documents requested by Congressional investigators have been produced by the DOJ. There have been a couple of resignations and a few reassignments, and one Justice Department official has refused to testify on Fifth Amendment grounds, but so far there hasn't been the slightest indication that anyone involved is going to spend a...
  • A Disturbing Case in New Mexico Guilty or not, this is too much

    02/18/2012 7:18:17 AM PST · by marktwain · 47 replies
    The Firearms Coalition ^ | 9 December, 2012 | Jeff Knox
    A family of four – Rick Reese, his wife Terri, and their two sons, Ryin - 24 and Remington - 19 – was arrested in Las Cruces, New Mexico on August 30, 2011. They have been held in four separate county and federal detention facilities without bond ever since. Their alleged crime is that, over the course of several months, they sold between 15 and 30 guns to people they knew, or should have known were gun traffickers for Mexican drug gangs. The Reeses insist that they are innocent of any crime. Shortly after they were arrested in Las Cruces,...
  • Would-be intruder shot by home owner (7:18 a.m.)(NM)

    02/08/2012 7:47:32 AM PST · by marktwain · 18 replies ^ | 5 February, 2012 | Matt Robinson
    DEMING -- A home intruder was shot on the evening of Thursday, Feb. 2 as he attempted to charge the home owner. Authorities were tipped off when the failed home intruder called Central Dispatch with his cellular phone seeking help for his two gunshot wounds. Justin Hall, 32, suffered two gunshot wounds after he broke into a home on the 5000 block of Amapola Road in the county. The home owner, a 62-year-old man, had called the Luna County Sheriff's Office to his residence earlier that evening because he had noticed some of his personal items stacked in a strange...
  • House gets ban on illegals' licenses

    02/03/2012 6:29:29 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 7 replies
    KASA ^ | 03 Feb 2012 | Katie Kim
    SANTA FE (KRQE) - The House Judiciary Committee late Friday approved a bill to ban drivers licenses for illegal immigrants after efforts to find a compromise failed. A bipartisan group had been trying to find common ground with Gov. Susana Martinez and the Senate but couldn't do it. One Democratic version would have continued the licenses but for shorter terms and with tighter restrictions. There was also a proposal to give illegals temporary permits that could be used for driving but not for ID or other purposes.
  • Immigrant driver's license repeal falls short in New Mexico

    01/27/2012 9:52:21 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 17 replies
    TriValley Central ^ | January 27, 2012 | BARRY MASSEY Associated Press
    SANTA FE, N.M. — Republican Gov. Susana Martinez suffered a temporary political setback Thursday in a bid to stop New Mexico from granting driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants.
  • SCPD investigating aggravated burglary(NM)

    01/25/2012 9:55:21 AM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies ^ | 23 January, 2012 | NA
    Date: 01/23/12 Contact: Ed Reynolds, Chief of Police Synopsis: Aggravated Burglary Location: 1800 block of Lamina Loop Silver City, New Mexico Narrative: On Saturday, January 21, 2012 officers of the Silver City Police Department responded to Gila Regional Medical Center in reference to an adult male suffering from a gunshot wound. When officers arrived at GRMC, they interviewed a male subject that brought the male who was suffering from a gunshot wound to the hospital. He stated he was awakened at his residence on the 600 block of Oro, by loud banging on the door of his residence. When he...
  • Lock & Load (NM)

    12/31/2011 6:24:13 PM PST · by CedarDave · 63 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | December 31, 2011 | Olivier Uyttebrouck
    No one knows exactly why, but a lot of people are interested in packing heat. In fact, FBI data suggest that gun sales in New Mexico and nationally will hit record levels in 2011. Will Hogsett, sales director at Calibers Shooter Sports Center said strong sales at his store may be due to an improving economy or lingering fears about stronger gun control before the 2012 elections. Sales of handguns and shotguns continue to be the big sellers among people looking for protection in their homes, he said. “The big thing people come to us for is home defense.” The...
  • Does Concealed Gun Give Cops Right to Search You? (NM)

    12/30/2011 7:27:34 AM PST · by marktwain · 16 replies ^ | 28 December, 2011 | Orin Kerr
    A recent decision of the District of New Mexico, United States v. Rodriguez, 2011 WL 6739498 (D.N.M. Dec. 8, 2011) (Browning, J.) , addresses an issue of Fourth Amendment law that touches on Second Amendment concerns: In a concealed carry state, does police observation that a person is in possession of a concealed weapon create “reasonable suspicion” justifying a stop and frisk for a potential violation of the state’s concealed carry law? The court concludes that it does, although that conclusion strikes me as incorrect. The facts of the case are complicated, but here are the basics. A local 911...
  • Ohio and New Mexico Sign Concealed Carry Reciprocity Agreement(CCW)

    12/27/2011 7:38:44 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 27 December, 2011 | NA
    COLUMBUS/SANTA FE --( Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and New Mexico Department of Public Safety Cabinet Secretary Gorden E. Eden, Jr. have signed an agreement that permits reciprocity between their states for citizens who have valid concealed carry permits. “I am pleased that this agreement between Ohio and New Mexico will allow Ohioans who have concealed carry permits the same rights to carry a concealed handgun in the State of New Mexico, as well as New Mexicans who have concealed carry permits to do the same in Ohio” said Attorney General DeWine. Secretary Eden reiterated those remarks. “As proponents of...
  • Deming scout to be honored as hero (NM)

    12/16/2011 10:07:27 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies ^ | 15 December, 2011 | Tracy Dingmann, AP
    SANTA TERESA, N.M. (AP) - A 15-year-old Deming girl will be honored as a hero Thursday for saving a 7-year-old boy from a potentially fatal dog mauling. The El Paso Sector Border Patrol will hold ceremonies at the Santa Teresa Border Patrol Station to formally recognize 15-year-old Gabriela Ramos, who is a young Border Patrol Explorer with the Deming Post 892.
  • ID theft suspect behind bars

    12/13/2011 8:16:26 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 4 replies ^ | 12 Dec 2011 | Scott Daniels
    ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - A neighbor’s call reporting a stolen license plate led police to a man they say was making fake drivers licenses which he would then sell to illegal immigrants. Sherie Ochoa called police on Sunday around noon after she noticed her license plate had been stolen. Ochoa told police she believed her neighbor, Richard Howell, 58, may be to blame. Ochoa told News 13 that while Howell had not been living in the area long, every since he had come around she’d noticed some suspicious behavior. "There was also a stolen truck out here and we knew where...
  • Attorney General's Office Warns Of 'Pedobear' (NM-cartoon bear used by pedophiles)

    11/29/2011 3:27:19 PM PST · by CedarDave · 38 replies · 1+ views
    KOAT-TV News, Albuquerque ^ | November 28, 2011 | KOAT News Staff
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- The New Mexico Attorney General's Office cautioned parents against an Internet image they said is really a sexual menace called the "pedobear." It started out as a joke, but authorities said the bear has spiraled into something much darker and more evil than they could've imagined. Some images depict the pedobear snatching a little girl, dangling a carrot over two children and joking about not using condoms. "This is the most disturbing one of all, it has the bear and it says, 'Too young to talk, too young to testify,'" said Lynn Southard with the AGO. Authorities...