DPS News

Missing Person – Endangered

Espanola, NM – The New Mexico State Police is asking the public’s assistance in locating the below endangered person: (more…)

NMSP to Increase Officer Presence at Motorcycle Rally – Update

Red River, NM – The New Mexico State Police will be sending an increased number of officers and motor units to patrol the Red River Memorial Day Motorcycle Rally, scheduled May 21-25, 2015. Chief Pete Kassetas conveyed, “The Red River rally has been a great opportunity to showcase the Red River area and all that it has to offer. The goal of our increased presence is to ensure all patrons are afforded a safe and enjoyable experience at the rally.” The New Mexico State Police encourages the public and event hosts to have a good time, be safe, and continue to support this worthwhile event.


Contact: Sergeant Elizabeth Armijo
Office- 505-841-9228
Email: Elizabeth.Armijo@state.nm.us


Fatal Motorcycle Crash

Dona Ana County- On Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at approximately 9:36 p.m., officers from the New Mexico State Police responded to the scene of a fatal motorcycle crash. This crash occurred on State Road 185 near mile marker 22, north of Las Cruces, New Mexico. (more…)

NMSP Arrests Mora School Teacher

Las Vegas, NM – On May 18, 2015, the New Mexico State Police Investigations Bureau arrested Mandiann Casados, twenty-five years of age, a Mora County Public School physical education teacher and softball coach. Prior to the arrest, the New Mexico State Police conducted an investigation into allegations of an improper relationship between Ms. Casados and a fourteen year old student.  Ms. Casados has resigned from the school.  Ms. Casados was charged with one count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center.   (more…)

UPDATE Officer Involved Shooting

Lincoln County – On Sunday, May 17, 2015, around 5:00 a.m., officers from the Ruidoso Police Department responded to a domestic disturbance located at 111 Otero Drive in Ruidoso, New Mexico.   (more…)