Category: Courts

New charges for a Storrie Lake murder suspect; alleged accomplice arrested

New charges for a Storrie Lake murder suspect; alleged accomplice arrested

From the Las Vegas Optic Las Vegas police arrested a woman outside the San Miguel County Detention Center in August, alleging she tried to sneak drugs to her boyfriend, an inmate charged with first-degree murder. Last week, prosecutors filed new charges in the case, and investigators arrested the woman again for violating the conditions of…

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Suspect in double homicide in custody; portions of slayings posted to Facebook, police say

Suspect in double homicide in custody; portions of slayings posted to Facebook, police say

From the Las Vegas Optic Two people are dead and one man is in custody following a Sunday evening standoff with police in Las Vegas. Alejandro Alirez, 23, of Las Vegas, was arrested Sunday night and charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the shooting deaths of Cristal Cervantes and her grandfather Victor Cervantes,…

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Warrant issued for woman accused of obtaining drugs for jailed murder suspect

Warrant issued for woman accused of obtaining drugs for jailed murder suspect

From the Las Vegas Optic An arrest warrant was issued last week for the woman accused of attempting to sneak drugs to her boyfriend inside the San Miguel County Detention Center. Skye A. Sedillo, 22, was arrested outside SMCDC in August after police and corrections officers found her in a car with an envelope containing…

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Man dead following standoff with police

Man dead following standoff with police

From the Las Vegas Optic A man shot and killed himself during a standoff Tuesday at a home just outside Las Vegas city limits, according to New Mexico State Police. Daniel Esparza, 55, of Las Vegas, died around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday from what police called a self-inflicted gunshot wound. His death followed a standoff with…

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Man charged in 2019 rape accused of raping 16-year-old girl

Man charged in 2019 rape accused of raping 16-year-old girl

From the Las Vegas Optic On a fall afternoon last year, 35-year-old Dennis Bergeron dropped his then-girlfriend off at work. Hours later, he returned, accused her of sleeping with another man, pulled her into the car and forced her to perform oral sex on him, according to an arrest affidavit filed in San Miguel Magistrate…

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Couple sought in violent robberies arrested; new charges filed

Couple sought in violent robberies arrested; new charges filed

From the Las Vegas Optic A man and woman accused of robbing several people, and severely injuring at least one person, have been arrested. Brian J. Sandoval, 19, of Las Vegas, was arrested Thursday night near Gonzales Street and San Miguel Street after running from Las Vegas police, according to a statement of probable cause…

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Charges filed after investigation of sexual assaults on two children

Charges filed after investigation of sexual assaults on two children

From the Las Vegas Optic Charges have been filed against a Las Vegas man following an investigation into allegations that he sexually assaulted two children. Jose Stanley Saiz, 73, is charged with two counts of criminal sexual contact with a minor following investigations that began in July. Investigators with New Mexico State Police allege Saiz…

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