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AG determines PD, city violated sunshine laws

AG determines PD, city violated sunshine laws

From the Las Vegas Optic The City of Las Vegas and the Las Vegas Police Department violated state law, according to determinations issued last week by the Office of the Attorney General. In a series of determination letters sent to city officials, the OAG concluded that the City of Las Vegas violated portions of both…

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Driver of stolen car leads police on 15-mile chase

Driver of stolen car leads police on 15-mile chase

From the Las Vegas Optic An Albuquerque man is facing multiple felony charges following a 15-mile police chase that began near Ilfeld and ended with a crash in Chapelle. Pasqual R. Valenzuela Jr., 22, appeared in San Miguel Magistrate Court Dec. 27 to face several charges, including auto theft, fleeing law enforcement and possession of…

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Judge denies mayor’s motion to dismiss lawsuit

Judge denies mayor’s motion to dismiss lawsuit

From the Las Vegas Optic SANTA FE — A First Judicial District Court judge rejected a motion filed on behalf of embattled Las Vegas Mayor Tonita Gurule-Giron to dismiss a lawsuit against her. Judge Bryan Biedscheid denied Friday the motion filed by Gurule-Giron’s attorney Carlos Quiñones. Gurule-Giron was not in the Santa Fe courtroom.The lawsuit,…

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Man charged in June homicide

Man charged in June homicide

From the Las Vegas Optic An Ilfeld man has been charged with second-degree murder after being arrested on unrelated charges. Max J. Lucero, 56, was arrested Dec. 17 after running from New Mexico State Police during a traffic stop near Pecos, according to a criminal complaint filed in San Miguel Magistrate Court. Following an interview…

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Smoking gun: Man ID’d in 2018 deadly shooting remains free

Smoking gun: Man ID’d in 2018 deadly shooting remains free

From the Las Vegas Optic — Dec. 13, 2019 On a cold Sunday morning, just 21 days into 2018, the sound of gunfire shattered the peace in a small west side neighborhood nestled between Luis E. Armijo Elementary and an Allsup’s convenience store. A man reported the incident to police dispatchers at 10:44 a.m. “There’s…

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