• Artesia man arrested after standoff with police

    An 18-year-old Artesia man was arrested this morning following a nearly three-hour standoff with police. Angel Chavez was taken into custody at a residence in…

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    ARTESIA POLICE DEPARTMENT April 24 BREAKING AND ENTERING 12:19 a.m. – Officer dispatched to 1206 W. Missouri Ave. in reference to breaking and entering. SUSPICIOUS…

  • Texas man sentenced for drug trafficking in SENM

    Michael Dwain Samples, 26, of Monahans, Texas, was sentenced Tuesday morning in federal court in Las Cruces to 120 months in prison for his conviction…

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    ARTESIA POLICE DEPARTMENT April 19 UNWANTED SUBJECT 1:21 a.m. – Officer dispatched to North Park Trailer Park in reference to an unwanted subject. LOUD NOISE…

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    ARTESIA POLICE DEPARTMENT April 18 THREATS 12:10 a.m. – Officer dispatched to the 800 block of West Champ Clark Avenue in reference to threats. LITTERING…

  • NMSP seeking Grants teen for shooting at semi with pellet gun

    The New Mexico State Police are seeking the public’s help in locating a Grants teen who shot out the driver’s side window of a semi-truck…

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    ARTESIA POLICE DEPARTMENT April 17 LOUD NOISE 12:02 a.m. – Officer dispatched to South 15th Street and West Sears Avenue in reference to a loud…

  • Individuals arrested in attempted kidnapping incident bound over

    The three individuals involved last month in an attempted kidnapping over a $5 drug debt have been bound over to Fifth Judicial District Court in…

  • School threat incident deemed non-credible

    A school threat incident investigated by Artesia Police Department officers Thursday afternoon was deemed non-credible in nature. Police were dispatched at 3:30 p.m. Thursday to…

  • Texas man bound over on charges of arson, criminal damage

    A Texas man has been bound over to Fifth Judicial District Court in Carlsbad on charges of arson and criminal damage stemming from a series…