Video hearings add safety, cut costs

Chelle Delaney Video technology is now part of the legal proceedings in the Quay County Magistrate Court in Tucumcari. One of the last magistrate courts in New Mexico to have the technology installed for arraignments of detainees, Magistrate Judge Edwin Bruhn has been conducting video arraignments for the past three months. In fact, one of […]

County elections on the way for Quay

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS It’s time for Quay residents who want to run for county office to start stamping out some election promises and campaign buttons. The date to file for candidacy with the county clerk is March 21. Six seats are up for grabs in Quay, according to the state’s 2006 Candidate Guide. These […]

Bomb threats prove false

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QUAY COUNTY SUN Two bomb threats hit Tucumcari in as many days this week — both of them false alarms, according to police. The first threat happened at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday when an unidentified caller contacted the Quay County courthouse and said bombs were planted at the courthouse, Children, Youth and […]

5/4 Police blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received by Tucumcari Police during the past several days. According to the reports: May 3 • About 9:30 a.m. a woman called from the vicinity of Lake and Harmon Streets to report a suspicious vehicle. A man inside the vehicle was subsequently arrested on a municipal warrant. May […]

Domestic violence rises

William Thompson Local police and court officials are dealing with a number of domestic violence cases on a daily basis. According to the 2004 Tucumcari Police incident log, police officers have already responded to nearly 80 domestic disputes this year. Tucumcari police officer Darrick Shaw said he has had to help a number of victims […]

Jailer indicted by grand jury

William Thompson Robert Gonzales, the Quay County Juvenile Detention Center employee who was arrested and charged in November with criminal sexual acts, has had all charges against him dismissed in Quay County Magistrate Court. However, evidence will now be presented against Gonzales before a grand jury, his supervisor at the detention center said. Magistrate Judge […]

Charges dropped against jailer

William Thompson Robert Gonzales, the Quay County Juvenile Detention Center employee who was arrested and charged in November with criminal sexual acts, has had all charges against him dismissed in Quay County Magistrate Court. However, evidence will now be presented against Gonzales before a grand jury, his supervisor at the detention center said. Magistrate Judge […]