Mounted Patrol to celebrate birthday

Thomas Garcia Members of Tucumcari’s Troop 21 of the New Mexico Mounted Patrol will attend the state convention Friday and Saturday in Clovis. The NMMP is a state agency created by New Mexico law and made up of certified volunteer police officers. Troop 21 operates as an independent state agency which assists any law enforcement […]

Securing border starts with fixing immigration

Many see border security as a simple issue: just stop people from coming across, and let those who try to come illegally suffer the consequences. The fatal shooting of a Mexican teenager by a U.S. Border Patrol agent, however, shows the deceptive complexities underlying the issue. Sergio Adrian Hernandez, described as 15 by U.S. authorities […]

Holiday blitz, Special meeting of Gaming Authority

Saturday patrol in Logan over holiday weekend The Logan Police department will be working saturation patrol and concentrating on stopping underage drinking this holiday weekend, said senior patrol officer Wade Strand. “There will be three officers patrolling this weekend to accommodate the holiday crowd,” said Strand. “We are expecting a good crowd turnout this Labor […]

Two men arrested for forging documents

By QCS Staff Two Mexican nationals were arrested on Thursday and charged with purchasing fraudulent documents in Tucumcari, New Mexico State Police Officer Steve Chacon said. Arrested were Miguel Angel Badillo-Trejo, 20, and Victor Paramo-Gusman, 24. Each was charged with having a forged or fictitious driver’s license and conspiracy to commit same, Chacon said. The […]

DWI patrols to begin soon

Department conducting checks The Tucumcari Police Department will be conducting a DWI saturation patrol from Monday through Saturday. The patrols will run from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m., with a minimum of two officers and a maximum of four officers on patrol to enforce traffic laws such as, seat belts, speeding and registration and patrolling […]

Mounted Patrolman honored

TV Hagenah Eugene Ross joined the New Mexico Mounted Patrol 25 years ago and Saturday to honor that he was presented with a plaque to honor that service at the NMMP annual Convention in Artesia. “It was a lot different then,” said Ross about when he started with the mounted patrol in 1978. “It’s changed […]