Animal control pact renewed with Logan

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun An agreement for the housing and disposal of animals from Logan by the city of Tucumcari was approved Thursday night by the Tucumcari City Commission. The commission had considered a similar agreement at its last meeting with the Village of Logan. But it did not approve it then because […]

Police sting nets 24 arrests

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun With the temperature in the 20s, Thursday would have been a good morning to sleep in, to stay snuggled under the covers. But for two dozen suspected drug dealers, there would be no extra sleep. At 6 a.m. on Thursday they got a different kind of wakeup alarm. About […]

New Deputy Police Chief retuns home

By Chelle Delaney: QCS Staff On Oct. 6, Ron Haley joined the Tucumcari Police Department as Deputy Chief of Police. A Tucumcari native, Haley is the department’s second in command under Police Chief Larry Ham. Ham was named chief in June 2005 and had previously served with the Silver City Police Department. Where did you […]

Former GM of motel arrested

By Chelle Delaney: QCS Staff Douglas Ewing, the former general manager of the Tucumcari Holiday Inn, was arrested Wednesday on 20 felony counts for embezzlement, Tucumcari Police Chief Larry Ham said. Ewing, 49, was arrested in Tijeras by officers from the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department. Officials allege he embezzled $42,500 from Tucumcari’s Holiday Inn. If […]

Traffic stop becomes $250K pot bust

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun A routine traffic stop on Sunday night turned out to be one of the Tucumcari Police Department’s biggest drug seizures and netted the department two arrests. Seized was 116.2 pounds of marijuana — neatly shrink-wrapped by its packagers — with an estimated street value of more than $250,000, said […]

City to enhance 911 system

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Next week, the consolidated 911 dispatch system based at the Tucumcari Police Department is expected to get the first phase of a long-awaited mapping system. The mapping system will eventually be able to pinpoint the source of a 911 distress call on a map on a computer screen, whether […]

Medal of valor awarded for first time

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Patrolman D. Shane Strand was awarded the medal of valor on Thursday by the Tucumcari Police Department for risking his life to save fellow officers. It is the first time that the medal of valor has been given to a Tucumcari police officer in some time, or ever, said […]

Animal Control officer shoots pit bull

QUAY COUNTY SUN A pit bull was shot on Saturday morning by a Tucumcari animal control officer after the dog tried to attack him, Police Chief Larry Ham said. Animal Control Officer Mike Martinez came into contact with the dog when he responded to a call about a dog growling and barking at a woman […]

Back hoe cuts off phone service in town

By Chelle Delaney For some, it was an eerie calm. For others, it was a frustration and a natural cause of concern. It was Wednesday, the day when nearly all of the town’s phone lines went dead, including the area’s 911 emergency service. “We have a back-up phone for 911,” said Tucumcari Police Chief Larry […]

Robbery at gunpoint

Quay County Sun On Monday at 4:59 a.m., an employee reported an armed robbery at a hotel at I-40 and First Street. The woman said she had been robbed at gunpoint. Police Chief Larry Ham said police are still investigating the robbery. Ham said $600 was taken. Police who responded to the call did not […]