DWIs rise slightly

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Russell Anglin DWI arrests were slightly higher in Quay County during this quarter of the fiscal year than the last, while the Quay County Detention Center housed slightly more inmates this quarter, according to county officials. At Monday’s Quay County Commission meeting, county detention center administrator T.J. Rich gave a report which included the following […]

Police honored for enforcement

QCSun staff The MCCH Substance Abuse Committee awarded area law enforcement officers for their underage drinking and DWI enforcement for fiscal years 2008-2009 and 2009-2010 at its Law Enforcement Officer Appreciation ceremony. Committee chair Noreen Henderson said the awards are determined by the number of arrests officers make in each category over the course of […]

DWI arrests continue downard trend

Russell Anglin By Russell Anglin Quay County Sun Monday’s Quay County Commission meeting brought quarterly reports from the county DWI compliance office and Quay County Detention Center, as well as a discussion about the status of U.S. Air Force Low Altitude Tactical Navigation (LATN) flights over Quay County. Bryan Rinestine of the county DWI compliance […]

Holiday weekend: A good one for cops

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun It was a quiet holiday weekend on the roads, according to officials of the Tucumcari Police Department and New Mexico State Police. “We only had eight arrests this weekend and only three of them were alcohol related. Usually during the holiday season we get a lot of domestic (arguments […]

Authorities cracking down on alcohol

By Chelle Delaney: QCS Staff Adults who help children drink, may want to think twice. And stop. And stop now. Armed with additional professional training and a grant to help offset investigative hours on the job, the Tucumcari and New Mexico State Police in Quay County are more likely to be arresting adults and parents […]

City police make heroin busts

William Thompson The Tucumcari Police Department kept busy in October, making two separate heroin arrests and finding a cache of weapons at a convicted felon’s residence. On the morning of Oct. 3, four Tucumcari Police Officers showed up at 1020 S. Monroe Apt. 8. According to Chief Dennis Townsend, a search warrant was served and […]