Category: Crime

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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Couple sought for robberies, assault

Couple sought for robberies, assault

From the Las Vegas Optic Arrest warrants have been issued for a man and a woman who police say are responsible for robberies and at least one physical attack that left a Las Vegas man unconscious with a broken shoulder. Two arrest warrants have been issued for Adamina Esquibel, 19, of Las Vegas. The first…

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Storrie Lake shooting suspect remains jailed despite request for release

Storrie Lake shooting suspect remains jailed despite request for release

From the Las Vegas Optic A man charged in the July shooting death of 16-year-old Adelina Tafoya will remain in jail despite pleas from his mother that he be released. During a Sept. 11 arraignment hearing, the attorney for Roger A. Tait-Gomez, 29, asked the court to release him so he can care for his…

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In The Dark: Las Vegas Police keep death investigation details from family, public

In The Dark: Las Vegas Police keep death investigation details from family, public

From the Las Vegas Optic Fifteen weeks after Shana Storey was reported missing, city code enforcement officers discovered her badly-decomposed body under the floor of a home on Romero Street. The discovery wasn’t a complete shock, however, especially not to Storey’s family who’d been told by several people that her body was in the house,…

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Police investigate shooting death in Mora

Police investigate shooting death in Mora

From the Las Vegas Optic A gunshot meant for a stray dog instead struck and killed a Mora County man, according to New Mexico State Police. State Police investigators responded to a property on State Road 94 near Ledoux around 8 a.m. on Aug. 8. They’d been called to the rural property to investigate the…

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