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San Miguel County jail escapee surrenders to state police

San Miguel County jail escapee surrenders to state police

From the Las Vegas Optic A Las Vegas man sought by police for nearly two days is now back in custody, police announced Monday. According to New Mexico State Police, 32-year-old Felix E. Romero escaped from the San Miguel County Detention Center’s reintegration facility on Saturday afternoon by breaking a window and walking away. NMSP…

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Three men arrested for tow yard break-in

Three men arrested for tow yard break-in

From the Las Vegas Optic Three Las Vegas men are facing felony charges after police found them hiding inside the fenced lot of a tow yard. New Mexico State Police arrested 32-year-old Alan T. Garcia, 18-year-old Aric Silva and 36-year-old Joseph Williams on Nov. 19. All three men have been charged with felony possession of…

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Two dogs stolen, one missing following animal shelter break-in

Two dogs stolen, one missing following animal shelter break-in

From the Las Vegas Optic An Australian Shepherd is missing, and two other dogs are believed to have been stolen after someone broke into the Animal Welfare Coalition’s shelter. Tina Holguin, an Animal Welfare Coalition director, told the Optic the break-in occurred sometime between 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17 and 7:45 a.m. Monday, Nov. 18.…

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Police: Theft of donation jar leads to meth charges

Police: Theft of donation jar leads to meth charges

From the Las Vegas Optic A man suspected of stealing a donation jar from a local restaurant is now facing charges of possessing methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. Charles Burgess, 32, of Las Vegas, was arrested Nov. 11 for felony possession of a controlled substance, misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia and misdemeanor larceny. According to a…

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18-year-old WLV student arrested for supplying pot to other students

18-year-old WLV student arrested for supplying pot to other students

From the Las Vegas Optic A West Las Vegas High School student is facing criminal charges after admitting to smoking marijuana at school with two other students, according to police. Aubrey Bachicha, 18, was arrested Nov. 6 and booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center on charges of felony distribution of marijuana to a…

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