• In this image made from an Oct. 11, 2011 video made available by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, Florida Highway Patrol Officer Donna Watts arrests Miami Police Department Officer Fausto Lopez who was traveling at 120 miles per hour to an off-duty job, in Hollywood, Fla. After the incident, Watts says that she was harassed with prank calls, threatening posts on law enforcement message boards and unfamiliar cars that idled near her home. In lawsuits, she accused dozens of officers of obtaining information about her in the state’s driver database. (Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles via AP)

    AP: Across US, police officers abuse confidential databases

    DENVER (AP) — Police officers across the country misuse confidential law enforcement databases to get information on romantic partners, business associates, neighbors, journalists and others for reasons that have nothing to do with daily police work, an Associated Press investigation has found.

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    ARTESIA POLICE DEPARTMENT Sept. 23 ALARM 7:28 a.m. – Officer dispatched to 2001 N. First St. in reference to a burglary alarm. Sept. 22 ARRESTS…

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    ARTESIA POLICE DEPARTMENT Sept. 22 ARRESTS 6:37 a.m. – Stephen M. Catano, 25, of Ruidoso Downs, arrested on a municipal warrant for failure to appear…

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    ARTESIA POLICE DEPARTMENT Sept. 21 ARRESTS 12:27 a.m. – Natasha P. Martinez, 31, of Artesia, arrested and charged with disorderly conduct. 1:10 a.m. – Tabitha…

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    Looking Back: Forty boys participate in Punt, Pass and Kick in 1976

    Looking back 40, 30 and 20 years ago, the following are excerpts from the Artesia Daily Press from Sept. 18-24. 40 years ago Sept. 18‐24,…

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    ARTESIA POLICE DEPARTMENT Sept. 20 SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY 1:02 a.m. – Officer dispatched to the 300 block of North Fourth Street in reference to suspicious activity.…

  • Private donor restores first responder pay

    ARTESIA — As a result of revenue and budget difficulties from the economic downturn in the oil and gas industry, the City of Artesia recently…

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    ARTESIA POLICE DEPARTMENT Sept. 8 LOUD MUSIC 1:13 a.m. – Officer dispatched to the 900 block of West Texas Avenue in reference to loud music.…

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    ARTESIA POLICE DEPARTMENT Sept. 7 ARREST 6:57 a.m. – Roberto Jose Lujan, 20, of Artesia, arrested and charged with battery and failure to comply. RUNAWAY…

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    ARTESIA POLICE DEPARTMENT Sept. 6 SUSPICIOUS SUBJECT 1:57 a.m. – Officer dispatched to South 11th Street and West Missouri Avenue in reference to a suspicious…