Officer Shaw leaving Tucumcari Police force

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By QCS Moving on…Police Sgt. Darrick Shaw, who has worked almost 13 years for the Tucumcari Police Department, is leaving the department to pursue a job with an international peace mission in the Middle East. “I’m looking forward to the opportunity,” Shaw said. “I love my job here and I’m going to miss it. There’s […]

Speeding motorist leads to drug seizure

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun A routine traffic stop Sunday netted almost 24 pounds of marijuana, the first drug seizure in 2008 for the Tucumcari Police Department. Gabrielle Tillman, 34, of Tucson, Ariz., was arrested Sunday morning for concealing her identity from officers, said Tucumcari Sgt. Darrick Shaw. Tillman was pulled over for a […]

Conchas rollover claims life, local rollover injures travelers

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun One person was killed and two injured in a rollover on State Highway 104, said San Miguel County under sheriff Joe Robert Urban. At 5 p.m., Sunday, 20-year-old Adam J. Ortiz of Ribera over corrected for an unknown reason while driving a 1996 GMC SUV and rolled the vehicle […]

Traffic stop leads to pot bust

By Quay County Staff QCS Staff Suspicious activity by a driver at a Tucumcari truck stop led to the arrest of one man and the seizure of about 125 pounds of marijuana on Wednesday night, according to a press release from the Tucumcari Police Department. Cpl. Darrick Shaw observed a male subject acting suspiciously at […]

Officer Bond takes a bite out of crime

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by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Police Department has a new officer. His name is Bond. There is an irrepressible urge to follow that with the appropriate British accent and say: “The name’s Bond, James Bond.” And his partner sometimes jokes that he wants to change the numbers on his cruiser to 007. […]

Canine cop coming to Tucumcari

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS A new crime fighter will soon be on the scene in Quay County, according to Tucumcari Police Cpl. Darrick Shaw. However, instead of a nightstick and a badge, this one will probably have a collar and a leash. He will also have four legs. Yes, the drug dogs are coming to […]

Couple face crystal meth charges

QCS Staff Tucumcari police searched a residence at 524 E. Heman Ave. on Monday morning and arrested a couple for distribution of crystal methamphetamine, a controlled substance. Robert Powell, 24, and Mary Slyter, 44, pleaded not guilty Thursday in Quay County Magistrate Court. Their bond is set at $17,000 cash only, officials said. Both defendants […]

Meeting offers parents information about drugs

By William Thomspon: Quay County Sun Parents with concerns about their children’s exposure to drugs, will have an opportunity to learn more about how to spot signs of drug use on Thursday. At some local parents’ requests, Tucumcari High School assistant principal Rex Maddaford invited Cpl. Darrick Shaw of Tucumcari Police to give parents information […]

Police tell signs of drug usage

William Thompson Corporal Darrick Shaw of Tucumcari Police spoke at Tucumcari Middle School for about 45 minutes last week. He was there to give parents information on illegal drugs so parents could look for signs of drug use in their children. Shaw said only one parent showed up at the seminar in addition to Martha […]

Woman arrested on drug charges

William Thompson Donna Romero, 35, was arrested Saturday afternoon inside her home at 520 S. Seventh St. and charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, child neglect, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Police Cpl. Darrick Shaw said in his report that he found small baggies of a substance inside a tin box as […]