Crime of the Week

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Police Seek Suspects Who Shot at Picacho Middle School

Las Cruces Crime Stoppers is offering a reward up to $1,000 for information that helps identify three young men – possibly teenagers or young adults – who were together Oct. 7 when one of them fired shots at Picacho Middle School, damaging at least four windows. Las Cruces police learned that, shortly before 4 a.m….

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Auto Burglary Suspects Sought

Las Cruces Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information that helps identify the suspects who broke into and burglarized several vehicles on Lookout Ridge. The auto burglaries occurred at about 3:30 a.m. Sunday, March 19, on Lookout Ridge. Video surveillance from one residence shows a newer-model vehicle drive up and…

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Crime Stoppers Seeks Suspect in Redbox Auto Burglaries

Crime Stoppers Tip Leads to Auto Burglary Arrest A tip to Crime Stoppers has led to the arrest of a Vado man suspected of breaking into and burglarizing at least one vehicle that was parked near a RedBox kiosk. Damian Bautista, 20, who resides on Bishops Cap Road in Vado, N.M., is charged with one…

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Cash Reward Grows for Info on Who Killed Family Pet

A cash reward of up to $4,000 is now available for information that helps identify the person who fatally shot a family’s dog last week. Las Cruces Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information that helps identify the person who shot and killed a dog last Friday. Police learned that…

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Couple Sought in Levi’s Shoplifting

Las Cruces Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information that helps identify a couple suspected of shoplifting a large amount of denimwear from the local Sears store. Las Cruces Police learned that sometime before 6 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 11, a young man and woman entered the Sears department store…

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Police Want Info on Woman Missing Since 2015

Las Cruces Crime Stoppers continues to offer a $5,000 reward for information that helps police locate a 52-year-old woman who has been missing for nearly a year. Eva Barela was last in contact with relatives on Nov. 16, 2015. She is known to reside in Las Cruces but has also lived in Hatch, N.M. Detectives…

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Police Hope to ID Burglary Suspect

Las Cruces Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information that helps identify the suspect in a burglary that occurred Sept. 11 at a local Veterans of Foreign Wars building. Detectives learned that at about 4 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 11, a masked man burglarized the VFW at 709 S. Valley…

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Armed Robbery Suspect Sought

Las Cruces Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for information that helps identify the suspect in an armed robbery that occurred late Monday at a local Family Dollar store. Shortly after 9:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12, police were dispatched to the report of an armed robbery at the Family Dollar store at 1690 S….

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Suspects Used Stolen Discover Card in February

Las Cruces Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information that helps identify the suspects responsible for using a stolen credit card earlier this year. The three suspects, two men and a woman, were captured on surveillance cameras as they shopped together Feb. 29 at the Harbor Freight store in Las…

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Suspect Who Stole ATV is Sought

Las Cruces Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward and The Power Center is offering a matching $1,000 reward for information that helps identify the person or persons suspected of breaking into the Telshor Boulevard business and stealing an all-terrain vehicle. During the early-morning hours on Monday, July 4, someone broke into The Power Center,…