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ARTESIA POLICE DEPARTMENT

Aug. 12

ARREST

4:18 a.m. – David B Banuelos, 26, of Artesia, arrested and charged with driving on a suspended license.

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY

2:19 a.m. – Officer dispatched to Circle K in reference to suspicious activity.

DOMESTIC

4:44 a.m. – Officer dispatched to the 800 block of West Texas Avenue in reference to a domestic dispute.

Aug. 11

ARRESTS

9:36 p.m. – Juan C. Ruiz, 22, of Artesia, arrested and charged with failure to pay fines.

11:56 p.m. – Daniel J. Sanchez, 43, of Artesia, arrested and charged with failure to appear.

ALARM

8:43 a.m. – Officer dispatched to 2702 N. Freeman Ave. in reference to an audible alarm.

THREATS

9:21 a.m. – Officer dispatched to the 2700 block of West Grand Avenue in reference to threats.

AUTO BURGLARY

9:40 a.m. – Officer dispatched to 803 W. Mann Ave. in reference to an auto burglary.

GRAFFITI

10:02 a.m. – Officer dispatched to South 38th Street and West Lowell Avenue in reference to graffiti.

10:10 a.m. – Officer dispatched to South 38th Street and West Grand Avenue in reference to graffiti.

10:16 a.m. – Officer dispatched to South 41st Street and West Richardson Avenue in reference to graffiti.

HARASSMENT

10:57 a.m. – Officer dispatched to the 3200 block of West Dallas Avenue in reference to harassment.

ALARM

11:30 a.m. – Officer dispatched to Yates Petroleum Corporation in reference to a fire alarm.

SHOTS FIRED

11:47 a.m. – Officer dispatched to the 700 block of South Ninth Street in reference to shots fired.

FAMILY DISTURBANCE

11:50 a.m. – Officer dispatched to the 1400 block of West Hank Avenue in reference to a family disturbance.

SUSPICIOUS SUBJECT

12:02 p.m. – Officer dispatched to South Heath Street and West Centre Avenue in reference to a suspicious subject.

DOMESTIC

12:43 p.m. – Officer dispatched to South Heath Street and West Mann Avenue in reference to a domestic dispute.

HARASSMENT

2:50 p.m. – Officer dispatched to the 900 block of North Sixth Street in reference to harassment.

ACCIDENT

3:36 p.m. – Officer dispatched to West Grand Avenue and South 11th Street in reference to an accident without injuries.

UNWANTED SUBJECT

6:30 p.m. – Officer dispatched to the 600 block of South Fourth Street in reference to an unwanted subject.

ALARM

7:18 p.m. – Officer dispatched to Yeso Elementary School in reference to a fire alarm.

8:20 p.m. – Officer dispatched to Yeso Elementary School in reference to a fire alarm.

RECKLESS DRIVING

9:41 p.m. – Officer dispatched to Rio Lobo Road in reference to reckless driving.

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY

10:05 p.m. – Officer dispatched to the 900 block of North Fourth Street in reference to suspicious activity.

LIVESTOCK

10:05 p.m. – Officer dispatched to West Hermosa Drive and South 26th Street in reference to livestock in the roadway.

HARASSMENT

11 p.m. – Officer dispatched to the 400 block of West Garst Avenue in reference to harassment.

MAGISTRATE COURT

Judge Daniel Reyes Jr.

Alonzo Amaya Meza, 29, of Artesia, found guilty of use or possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana under one ounce. Sentenced to 364 days of supervised probation. Total fines and fees $526.
Joel Ortiz, 38, of Artesia, scheduled to appear for pre—trial conference on charges of aggravated DWI and failure to maintain traffic lane.

Sept. 16

David M. Melendrez, 23, of Carlsbad, scheduled to appear for non—jury trial on charges of driving on a suspended license and speeding.

Sept. 4

Matthew Millican, 33, of Artesia, scheduled to appear for pre—trial conference on charges of battery upon a household member.

Sept. 16

Juan Manuel Esquibel III, of Artesia, found guilty of interference with communications. Sentenced to 90 days’ confinement. Total fines and fees $123. Esquibel also scheduled for sentencing on charges of injuring or tampering with a motor vehicle.

Aug. 21

Estevan Munoz, 32, of Artesia, scheduled to appear for a preliminary hearing on charges of breaking and entering.

Aug. 19

Steven R. Castillo, 51, of Artesia, scheduled to appear for a preliminary hearing on charges of disorderly conduct, battery upon healthcare personnel, and resisting, evading or obstructing an officer.

Aug. 19

David William Cosgray, 53, of Carlsbad, scheduled to appear for pre—trial conference on charges of driving on a revoked license.

Sept. 9

Darrell Cartwright, 43, of Artesia, found guilty of driving on a revoked license and expired registration. Sentenced to four days’ confinement. Total fines and fees $517.

Charges of failure to pay fines of $173 against Richard F. Salmon Jr., of Artesia, were offset by community service and three days’ confinement.
Jennifer R. (Benavides) Peterson, 30, of Artesia, scheduled to appear for preliminary hearing on charges of seven counts of embezzlement.

Sept. 9

Chad Eric Anderson, 34, of Carlsbad, scheduled to appear for a preliminary hearing Sept. 9 on charges of larceny (more than $500 but not more than $2,500).

Leticia Recio, 33, of Artesia, scheduled to appear for pretrial conference on charges of driving on a suspended license, no proof of insurance, and expired registration.

Sept. 16

Recio was sentenced to 30 days’ confinement and $692 in fines and fees on separate charges of driving on suspended license and no proof of insurance.