Two arrested on I-40 near Tucumcari for possession of 24 pounds of Marijuana

QCS Staff Two Michigan residents were arrested Friday after New Mexico State Police seized 24 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop on I-40 outside of Tucumcari, said Lt. Lance Bateman. According to Bateman: • At approximately 2:09 p.m. a state police officer, conducted the traffic stop one mile east of Tucumcari. During interaction with [...]

Two arrested in high-speed pursuit

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QCS Staff Two men were arrested Monday after leading police on a chase on Interstate 40 east of Tucumcari in which the suspects’ vehicle reached speeds of up to 140 mph, according to New Mexico State Police officials. Gilbert Moreno, 27, of Albuquerque, Jason Decarlo, 23, of Groesbeck, Texas, were taken into custody without incident [...]

Press release: Three arrested after pursuit on I-40 East of Tucumcari

Press Release (From New Mexico State Police)

State Police search for sixth suspect in homicide

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QCS Staff State police have arrested a fifth suspect and are asking the community for help in locating a sixth suspect in connection with the slaying of 33-year-old Shirley Pacheco, said Sgt. Tim Johnson. Henry Martinez, 19, of Tucumcari, was arrested at his place of employment in Tucumcari on Tuesday. Johnson said Martinez was booked [...]

Officer arrested on assault charges

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Thomas Garcia State police say a Tucumcari police officer assaulted his wife over text messages to another man. Robert Vargas, a four year veteran of the Tucumcari Police Department was arraigned Monday morning in the Quay County Magistrate Court on the charge of aggravated assault and battery of a household member. Vargas pleaded not guilty [...]

Police arrest man in shooting

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Thomas Garcia Tucumcari police have arrested a 19-year-old man and charged him with eight felony counts of shooting at a motor vehicle, and two misdemeanor charges of negligent use of a deadly weapon and resisting evading or obstructing an officer. Mikey Romero Jr., was arrested Monday night after he shot at a vehicle traveling on [...]

Former Tucumcari officer accused of trying to smuggle illegal immigrant

A former Tucumcari police chief was arrested Friday and accused of trying to smuggle an illegal immigrant into the U.S.

Two men arrested during traffic stop

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun A routine traffic stop along Interstate 40 resulted in the arrest of two California men for trafficking narcotics and the seizure of cash, marijuana and a firearm. Michael Dulay, 24 and Jaime Pilar, 23, both of Milpitas, Calif., are being held in the Quay County Detention Center charged with [...]

Press release: Fugitive arrested in Tucumcari area

Tucumcari – Agents with the US Marshall task force received a tip that a wanted armed and dangerous federal fugitive was in the New Mexico area and had links to the Mexican Drug Cartel.

Four arrested for distribution charges

By Thomas Garcia: QCS staff writer Four Quay County residents were arrested last weekend for felony distribution of marijuana. Ricky Sena, 33, Johnny Diaz, 34, Manuel “Nelson” Ramirez, 19, and Andrew Martinez, 18, all of Logan, were arrested by Logan police, Chief Bob Gore said. The arrests were the result of a four-month investigation by [...]