DPS News

Officer Involved Shooting near Socorro

Socorro County – Earlier today, May 26, 2016, the New Mexico State Police was involved in an incident which occurred on I-25 near the 138 mile marker, south of San Antonio, N.M.  The incident occurred around 12:27 p.m. after State Police Officers encountered a vehicle that was the subject of a B.O.L.O. reference an Armed Robbery suspect out of Albuquerque that occurred at 11:15 a.m. (more…)

State Police Checkpoints and Saturation Patrols in Counties Across the State in June 2016

Statewide – State Police will be conducting Sobriety Checkpoints, Saturation Patrols, and Registration, Insurance and Drivers’ License Checkpoints in all New Mexico counties during the month of June 2016.

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New Mexico Law Enforcement Memorial to honor Officers Alex Yazzie, Gregg “Nigel” Benner and Daniel Webster

SANTA FE – Department of Public Safety Secretary Scott Weaver, New Mexico State Police Chief Pete Kassetas, New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy Director Stephan Marshall, Navajo Police Department – Shiprock Police District Captain Ivan G. Tsosie, Rio Rancho Police Chief Michael Geier, Albuquerque Police Chief Gorden E. Eden, Jr., will join the families of Officers Alex Yazzie, Gregg “Nigel” Benner and Daniel Webster, and the families of New Mexico’s 198 fallen officers at the annual New Mexico Law Enforcement Memorial at the New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy. (more…)

Fatal Motorcycle Crash south of Artesia

Chaves County – Today, Sunday, May 22, 2016, around 2:25 p.m., New Mexico State Police officers responded to the scene of a fatal motorcycle crash. This crash occurred near mile marker 52 on US 285 south of Artesia, New Mexico.

The initial investigation revealed that a northbound motorcycle, driven by Ruben Diaz (49) from Newman, California, was traveling at a high rate of speed when he lost control of the motorcycle and collided with the guardrail.

Mr. Diaz sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

This vehicle crash is still under investigation.

Pedestrian Fatality near Deming

Luna County – Earlier this morning, Sunday, May 22, 2016, around 2:25 a.m., New Mexico State Police officers responded to the scene of a pedestrian fatality.  This incident occurred near mile marker 82 on Interstate 10 in Deming, New Mexico.
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