County’s dentention center to house juveniles

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun It’s cheaper to keep problem kids at home, say county officials who are re-establishing juvenile jail cells at the Quay County Detention Center. And housing other county’s juveniles at $120 per day, as well, in those jail cells is expected to bring in revenue and reduce the detention center’s […]

04-18-2007: Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department, during the last few days. According to reports: Friday • At 1:05 p.m., a female reported a suspicious subject walking down South Fourth Street. An officer made contact with the subject and checked him […]

03-28-2007: Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department, during the last few days. According to reports: Friday • At 11:12 a.m., a female came to the police department on East Center Street to report battery. An officer advised that the second […]

Teens appear in court

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Three Tucumcari juveniles, charged with conspiracy to commit murder, made court appearances on Wednesday. All three pleaded not guilty to the charges against them, court records show. The juveniles, two 17-year-old boys and a 15-year-old boy, were brought before Judge Ricky D. Purcell in the 10th Judicial District Court […]

Tucumcari teens face conspiracy to kill charges

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Three Tucumcari juveniles were arrested for conspiracy to commit murder on Sunday, Tucumcari Police Chief Larry Ham said. Charges were filed against two 17-year-old boys and one 15-year-old boy after they were questioned at police headquarters following their arrests on other charges, Detective Jack Hendrickson said. One 17-year-old suspect […]

May 27, 2006 Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received by the Tucumcari Police Department in the last few days. Wednesday • At 12:22 a.m., an unknown female reported juveniles messing around on a motorcycle on Date Street. An officer went to the location and advised them to go home. • At 1:23 a.m., a female came […]

May 6, 2006 Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received by Tucumcari police during the last few days. According to the reports: Wednesday • At 12:30 a.m., a male reported a suspicious subject and vehicle at Jackson. The subject left prior to an officer’s arrival. • At 4:10 a.m., a female reported a prowler at Jackson. The […]

March 1, 2006 Police Blotters

The following is a sample of calls received by Tucumcari police during the last few days. According to the reports: Sunday • At 9:20 a.m., a female called in a welfare check at Crestview Drive. The woman called from Hobbs and said a friend told her a person was at her home. Officers found the […]

Cutting cost of detention

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By Ryn Gargulinski With annual bills totaling about $300,000 to run the Quay County Juvenile Detention Center, county and detention center officials agreed the underage inmates are costing the county way too much money. And so county commissioners on Monday decided to send juvenile inmates to a facility in Curry County and, as a backup, […]