Category: Crime

A summer of secrets: Police provide little information on multiple homicides, while skirting state law

A summer of secrets: Police provide little information on multiple homicides, while skirting state law

From the Las Vegas Optic Following a particularly violent summer, the Las Vegas Police Department is investigating four homicides and one non-fatal shooting. To date, charges have been filed in just one case. Police have provided the public with very little information on these incidents, and have denied three open records requests made by the…

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Loud music complaint leads to four arrests for drugs, resisting arrest

Loud music complaint leads to four arrests for drugs, resisting arrest

From the Las Vegas Optic Las Vegas Police responded to an early-morning call about loud music that led to drug charges for three people, and a charge of resisting arrest for a fourth. On Aug. 27, Police arrested 43-year-old Joseph A. Jaramillo; 29-year-old Cheri M. McMillan; 42-year-old Charlene C. Pacheco; and 36-year-old Jason R. Romero.LVPD…

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Police: Man choked woman after quarrel over sleeping baby

Police: Man choked woman after quarrel over sleeping baby

From the Las Vegas Optic New Mexico State Police arrested a Mora County man charged with false imprisonment and battery just hours after a warrant was issued. John G. Vasquez, 27, was booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center on Aug. 23 following a disturbance call at a home early that morning.

Think Safety: How to provide your guests with a fun, safe event

Think Safety: How to provide your guests with a fun, safe event

From the Idaho Business Review  When guests feel safe, they can relax and enjoy themselves more. Providing a safe event for your guests begins with planning ahead. Often, that planning requires you to imagine some bleak scenarios. But with a plan in place to handle the things that could go wrong, you’ll be able to…

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Mora County man charged with eighth DWI

Mora County man charged with eighth DWI

From the Las Vegas Optic A Guadalupita man has been charged with DWI for the eighth time following a traffic stop last week. Shawn Romero, 45, was arrested Aug. 21 and charged with his eighth or subsequent DWI, a second-degree felony. Romero was also charged with having an improper plate or registration number, and driving…

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Man arrested for using heroin in laundromat

Man arrested for using heroin in laundromat

From the Las Vegas Optic Las Vegas Police charged a man with possession of heroin  after witnesses called police to say the man had locked himself in the bathroom of a laundromat and refused to leave. Saturday evening, Aug. 24, LVPD was called to a laundromat near Mills Ave. and Hot Springs Blvd. Witnesses told…

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