Law enforcement expert: Use of force guidelines set by police departments

Freedom New Mexico Each law enforcement department in the state has the discretion to determine its own guidelines for when using a Taser is appropriate. The New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy, along with most agencies in the state, follows the Reactive Control Model as a guide for use of force. Under the RCM, subjects are [...]

City striving to meet deadline for new state animal law

Chelle Delaney With a June 19 deadline looming for all animal shelters to use lethal injections to put down animals, Tucumcari is striving to find ways to meet that state requirement. The city of Tucumcari currently uses a carbon monoxide gas chamber to put down dogs and cats in its pound. By Friday that process [...]

Officers will increase patrols over holiday, Conchas airport to be updated

By QCS Staff More officers will patrol I-40 for holidayHoliday drivers will see increased law enforcement activity this weekend as they drive across New Mexico, according to a press release from the state’s Departemtn of Public

Wedding, birthday, law school grad, OK scholar

New graduate…Tara Woodrum will be celebrating her 18th birthday on June 3. Woodrum graduatedfrom Tucumcari High School on Friday. She is the daughter of Debbie Woodrum and the granddaughter of Stan and Patricia Saul, all of Tucumcari.Tara Woodrum plans to be a registered nurse and is beginning her studies at Mesalands Community College this fall. [...]

State’s new euthanasia law will be costly to city

Chelle Delaney It will be costly and take some time to implement the state’s new euthanasia law for animals in Tucumcari and Quay County, according to the city’s police chief. Tucumcari is one of four cities in New Mexico that still uses a gas chamber. The Animal Sheltering Services Act, passed during the last legislative [...]

Curbing underage drinking takes more than changing city code, offiicals say

Thomas Garcia The parent of a drowned 12-year-old boy, a local attorney and a police chief all agree more needs to be done than just change Tucumcari’s Municipal Code to have an effect on underage drinking in Tucumcari. Attorney Donald Schutte presented “Augie’s Law” to the Tucumcari City Commission last Thursday. The proposed law suggests [...]

Year end tips from IRS could save taxpayers money

By QCS Staff The Internal Revenue Service is offering some tax tips that could result in a bigger refund or less taxes due next year and a few new tax law items, according to a press release.Here are the tips:

Crockett likes to catch the bad guys

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Thomas Garcia Tucumcari Police Detective Kim Crockett has been serving the citizens of Tucumcari for eight months. She brings 11 and 1/2 years of experience working in New Mexico law enforcement agencies. The Quay County Sun talked to Crockett about her career in law enforcement and what she likes about being a detective.Question: Have you [...]

Stuff can get the way of God

By Debra Whittington And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, [...]

Search contines for Clovis inmates who made rooftop escape

By Freedom New Mexico Multiple law enforcement agencies continued Tuesday evening to pursue leads on the whereabouts of five escaped Curry County inmates, according to Sheriff Matt Murray. Law enforcement believes at least some of the escapees are still in the Clovis area, according to District Attorney Matt Chandler. Federal agencies including the FBI, Border [...]