County opts out of fiscal duties for DWI program

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Quay County will not serve as the fiscal agent beyond June 30, 2007 for the DWI program based in Tucumcari the Quay County Commission said on Friday. Commissioners voted unanimously not to serve as DWI’s fiscal agent for the upcoming fiscal year beginning July 1. As its fiscal agent […]

DWI patrols to begin soon

Department conducting checks The Tucumcari Police Department will be conducting a DWI saturation patrol from Monday through Saturday. The patrols will run from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m., with a minimum of two officers and a maximum of four officers on patrol to enforce traffic laws such as, seat belts, speeding and registration and patrolling […]

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 […]

County commission seeks DWI funds

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun Quay County commissioners have authorized the district attorney’s office to seek the return of more than $35,000 from the Quay County DWI Task Force. Commissioners allege Task Force officials improperly transferred $35,756, acquired mostly from donations, to a private non-profit company, court records show. Noreen Hendrickson, the director of […]

March 8, 2006 Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received by Tucumcari police during the last few days. According to the reports: Sunday • At 4:18 a.m., an officer reported an open door at a city building. The building was secured. • At 5:59 a.m., a female reported a possible DWI at a hotel. Somebody was found […]

Drunken driving alert up

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Quay County residents who may have noticed the red ribbons still hanging around from last month’s Red Ribbon Week can rest assured it’s not from negligence, said Quay County DWI Task Force program’s Noreen Hendrickson. She said it’s part of the DWI program’s Tie One on Campaign in which they are […]

7/30 Regional Roundup

Ute Lake Ranch discussion followed by tour Tucumcari city and county officials attended Wednesday’s public meeting at the Logan Community Center hosted by the New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission (ISC), Ute Reservoir Committee, and the Ute Lake Ranch (ULR) development, according to city and county managers. The meeting included a presentation outlining the plans for […]

Prosecutor tough on drunk drivers

William Thompson Motorists in Quay County who decide to drink and drive are likely to have to match wits with District Attorney Ron Reeves if they are charged with DWI. Reeves has been prosecuting DWI cases for 12 years and personally handles most of Quay County’s cases. “When I started as a prosecutor 12 years […]