Taggers are leaving their mark on property

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Five property owners homes, including the home of City Commissioner James Lafferty were “tagged” last week, said Police Chief Daniel Lopez at Thursday night’s commission meeting. Tagging, or graffiti, is usually marking property with spray paint. It is often the symbol used by a group of teens, or a […]

Taggers are leavin their marks

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Five property owners homes, including the home of City Commissioner James Lafferty were “tagged” last week, said Police Chief Daniel Lopez at Thursday night’s commission meeting. Tagging, or graffiti, is usually marking property with spray paint. It is often the symbol used by a group of teens, or a […]

Honor roll student: Tucumcari High School, House

Tucumcari High School announces the honor roll for the second nine-weeks of the 2007-2008 school year. To be listed on the high school honor roll, a student must achieve a 3.5 or better on a 4.0 point scale. Tucumcari High School honor roll students are: Students receiving straight As Seniors Michael Martinez Caitlyn Romero Sophomores […]

Lopez becomes police chief

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun It’s official. Daniel Lopez was sworn in as the Tucumcari Police Chief Sunday morning at City Hall. Lopez has been working as a volunteer for the Tucumcari Police Department since Oct. 1, with the title of police consultant. Lopez retired in September from the New Mexico State Police. Lopez […]

K-9 helps sniff cache of marijuana

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By Thomas Garcia Quay County Sun With the help of a police dog, local police were able to seize 342 pounds of marijuana, police officials said. The dog sniffed out marijuana that was hidden in a pontoon boat, said Tucumcari Police consultant Daniel Lopez. The marijuana was found last month during a routine traffic stop […]

Teen charged in pellet gun shootings

By Thomas Garcia Quay County Sun A 16-year-old girl was charged Friday with two counts of aggravated battery and two counts of aggravated assault in connection with the shooting of two people with a pellet gun. If convicted of all the charges, she could face up to nine years in jail, said 10th Judicial District […]

Juvenile arrested in pellet gun shootings

By Thomas Garcia Quay County Sun A 16-year-old girl was arrested Tuesday in connection with two non-fatal shooting incidents with a pellet gun. One of the victims was shot in the eye and was treated on Tuesday night at Dan C Trigg Memorial Hospital, police said. The juvenile was charged with two counts of aggravated […]

Thankfullly, it was quiet over holiday

By QCS Staff It was a quiet Thanksgiving holiday weekend in Quay County, according to police officials There were two accidents and one DWI arrest in Quay County, New Mexico State Police Lt. Cleo Baker said. There were no fatalities. “It was a safe holiday weekend,” Baker said. “The fact that people knew the DWI […]

Police recruits undergo training

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By Thomas Garcia Four police officer recruits were maced on Thursday. �It burns so bad, I have a entire new level of respect for mace,� Robert Vargas, a recruit, said. Getting maced is part of the training experience for recruits who want to become officers with the Tucumcari Police Department. The four men in training […]

Lopez wins Arch Hurley election

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Pablo Lopez won the Precinct 1 post in the Arch Hurley Conservancy District election on Tuesday. Lopez defeated incumbent David Foote 3,006 to 2,338 votes, according to the count announced at the conservancy’s board meeting on Wednesday. “Pablo has been on the board before, has been a longtime rancher, […]