• APD continuing to investigate homicide

    The Artesia Police Department is continuing to investigate a homicide that occurred Saturday in Artesia. APD officers were dispatched around 1 a.m. to the area…

  • Drug take-back set for Oct. 27

    The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), along with the Artesia Police Department, has scheduled a National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day event in Artesia. The event will…

  • Fake $100 bills circulating in Artesia

    The Artesia Police Department is warning local business owners about the circulation of counterfeit $100 bills in Artesia. Cmdr. Lindell Smith reports several fake $100…

  • Nine wrecks occur in 24-hour span in Artesia

    The streets of Artesia were a veritable demolition derby over the course of the past 24 hours, as nine wrecks were reported. The first of…

  • APD investigating incident that left man dead

    The Artesia Police Department is currently investigating an incident that occurred this afternoon near East Grand Avenue just east of First Street. It has been…

  • City council slates special workshop to consider hiring EMTs

    The Artesia City Council elected Tuesday to hold a special workshop next month to discuss the possibility of adding EMT positions at the Artesia Fire…

  • Prepared for any Situation: APD conducts active-threat response drills

    The Artesia Police Department, in an effort to ensure all officers are at the same level in terms of active-threat response, conducted active-threat drills July…

  • APD investigating burglary at Dollar Tree

    Crime scene tape secured the scene at the Dollar Tree, 416 N. 26th St., Thursday following a breaking and entering at the business. Artesia Police…

  • Artesians reminded of new one-way traffic patterns

    The ongoing re-striping of Mahone and JJ Clarke drives is already causing confusion for motorists. The striping began this week, and many residents assumed the…

  • APD investigating drive-by incident that left vehicles, homes damaged

    The Artesia Police Department is currently investigating a drive-by shooting incident that occurred late Tuesday in Artesia. Dispatch fielded 10 calls regarding shots fired around…