• Artesia man arrested for criminal sexual penetration

    An Artesia man was arrested Wednesday on charges of criminal sexual penetration of a child age 13 or younger. Michael Searan Jr., 42, was arrested…

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    ARTESIA POLICE DEPARTMENT Feb. 18 SUSPICIOUS SUBJECT 12:48 a.m. – Officer dispatched to the 300 block of South 38th Street in reference to a suspicious…

  • Artesia woman arrested for money laundering in Mescalero case

    An Artesia woman pleaded guilty this afternoon in federal court in Las Cruces to a charge of money laundering relating to the recent methamphetamine trafficking…

  • APD warns of scam involving vehicle purchasing

    The Artesia Police Department is advising the public to be aware of a scam involving vehicle purchases. The APD has received reports of an individual…

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    ARTESIA POLICE DEPARTMENT Feb. 17 ARREST 6:06 a.m. – Hector Hernandez Jr., 26, of Artesia, arrested and charged with shoplifting. SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY 4:45 a.m. –…

  • Stolen vehicle reports amount to one recovery, one car still at large

    The Artesia Police Department responded this weekend to a total of five reports of stolen vehicles, only two of which turned out to be actual…

  • Indecent exposure report accidental case

    A report of indecent exposure received by the Artesia Police Department over the lunch hour Friday was the result of a man caught au naturel…

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    ARTESIA POLICE DEPARTMENT Feb. 16 SUSPICIOUS VEHICLE 4:44 a.m. – Officer dispatched to North 10th Street and West Texas Avenue in reference to a suspicious…

  • Man charged in securities fraud case pleads guilty

    One of two men involved in a 2011 scheme to sell fraudulent securities to an elderly Carlsbad couple pleaded guilty to two felony charges. Manuel…

  • Carlsbad man pleads guilty to narcotics, firearms charges

    A Carlsbad man pleaded guilty Thursday afternoon in federal court in Las Cruces to violating federal narcotics trafficking and firearms laws. Under the terms of…