Police ‘close’ to arrest on counterfeit money incidents

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Thomas Garcia Tucumcari Police are investigating three reports of counterfeit money being passed at local retailers. “We are very close to making an arrest,” said Deputy Chief Peter Rivera. Rivera said detectives are close to obtaining a warrant for one suspect believed to be responsible for two of the reports. “We feel the third incident […]

Person of interest arrested in Tucumcari

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QCS Staff A 20-year-old Tucumcari man named as a “person of interest” in a local homicide has been arrested on an unrelated charge. New Mexico State Police on Monday arrested 20 year-old Randall Jones

Police suspect foul play in motel deaths

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Thomas Garcia New Mexico State Police are investigating the deaths of two men at a Tucumcari motel where officers suspect foul play. “At this time we consider the two deaths to be suspicious,” said State Police Capt. Jimmy Glascock. Glascock said two men were found deceased in a hotel room Thursday

Officials investigate treatment of dog

Thomas Garcia By Thomas Garcia Quay County Sun City officials are investigating an alleged violation of Tucumcari’s animal control policy concerning the euthanizing of a dog. Quay County resident Betty Pettigrew said she contacted Tucumcari Animal Control officer Mike Martinez Nov. 29 with the intention of adopting a dog which she said been placed in […]

State police seize 400 pounds of marijuana from plane crash:

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Thomas Garcia Quay: County Sun New Mexico State Police are investigating a Monday night “controlled crash” of a plane filled with more than 400 pounds of marijuana. NMSP Lt. Cleo Baker said the plane landed in a field south of Tucumcari. The pilot, identified as a 34-year-old man from Louisville, Ky., was traveling to an […]

Private firm to review Taser shooting

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico A private firm is investigating last week’s Taser-dart shooting of a Tucumcari teen to determine whether any policies were violated and whether excessive force was used.Tucumcari City Manager Bobbye Rose wrote via e-mail the Albuquerque-based Robert Caswell Investigations was recommended by the New Mexico Municipal League. She said state […]

State still investigating source of salmonella outbreak

By QCS Staff So far, 39 people from nine counties in New Mexico have been sick with a strain of salmonella called Salmonella Saintpaul, according to a press release from the state’s Department of Health. Several people have been hospitalized, and no one has died. Patients are from Bernalillo, Cibola, Curry, Dona Ana, McKinley, Otero, […]

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 […]