09-06-08: Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received during the last few days by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Tuesdayl At 1:56 a.m., a male on east Barnes Street Reported a suspicious vehicle in the alley.l At 4:04 a.m., a Greyhound bus driver reported that a male […]

Two killed in I-40 accident

By QCS Staff Two people were killed Thursday night in a head-on collision when a driver of one of the vehicles was traveling in the wrong lane on Interstate 40, police said. Jolene Baker, 55, was traveling westbound in the eastbound lane of I-40, when the vehicle driven by Guadalupe Grinols, 21, was struck, State […]

Traffic stop leads to marijuana arrest

By QCS Staff The Quay County Sheriff’s Office arrested two male suspects for trafficking marijuana at 7:50 a.m. on Monday, according to a press release from the Sheriff’s Office. Sgt. Mark Dahlsten stopped Stanley Bishop, 40, from Phoenix, Ariz., and IIlan Davis, 25, also from Phoenix, for following too closely and failing to stop at […]

03-19-2008: Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received during the last few days by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. According to reports: Sundayl At 1:47 a.m., a male called to report an unwanted vehicle in his driveway on East Rankin Street. The officer advised the subjects will […]

02-1-2008: Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received during the last few days by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. According to reports: Saturday l At 7:08 p.m., a male reported a burglary on West Hancock Street. An officer was told that medication had been stolen. l At 8:02 p.m., […]

Single-vehicle accident claims life of Tucumcari teen

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By Thomas Garcia A Tucumcari teen died Saturday morning in a single-vehicle accident in eastern De Baca County, said State Police Lt. Cleo Baker. Robert Marquez, 15, was driving a 1986 Jeep Cherokee south on State Highway 252 about 10 miles south of House about 8 a.m. when the vehicle left the road and rolled […]

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 […]

12-26-2007: Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received during the last few days by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. According to reports: Friday l At 8:16 p.m., a male reported a hit and run on South First Street. The male subject told officers that a vehicle had […]

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 […]

12-19-2007: Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received during the last few days by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. According to reports: Saturday l At 8:41 a.m., an officer reported vandalism at a business on East Tucumcari Boulevard. The officer advised that there was graffiti on the […]