Crime of the Week

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Rewards Offered for Identification of Illegal Dumping Suspects

A north valley pecan farmer is offing a $1,000 reward and Las Cruces Crime Stoppers is offering up to that amount for information that helps identify the person or persons suspected of illegally dumping rubbish on his property. Pecan farmer Tom Chavez, who resides near the village of Dona Ana, has found yard waste, furniture,…

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Suspects in Verizon Heist Sought

Las Cruces Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information that helps identify the suspects responsible for stealing several thousand dollars worth of merchandise from the Verizon Wireless store. Investigators learned that the merchandise – headphones, speakers and other electronic devices – went missing sometime in December 2015 from the Verizon…

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Group, possibly a Family, Sought in Target Shoplifting

Las Cruces Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for information that helps identify a group – possibly a family – suspected of shoplifting more than $4,000 worth of merchandise from Target. The incident occurred the evening of Feb. 15 at the Las Cruces Target store at 2541 E. Lohman Ave. Las Cruces Police detectives learned…

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Suspect who used Stolen Credit Card Sought

Las Cruces Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information that helps identify the man suspected of using a stolen credit card at several stores earlier this year. Las Cruces Police detectives learned that someone burglarized a vehicle at The Grove apartment complex on Jan. 6 and stole several items, including…

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Attempted Armed Robbery Suspect Sought by Police

Police are looking for the man suspected in Monday’s attempted armed robbery at a fast food restaurant in Las Cruces. At around 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 15, a man believed to be armed with a handgun walked into the Wendy’s restaurant at 565 Walton Blvd., threatened a store employee and demanded cash. The armed robbery…

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Purse Snatcher Sought by Police

Las Cruces Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information that helps identify the man suspected of stealing a woman’s purse as she sat in a local coffee shop. Shortly before 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, Las Cruces Police were dispatched to the report of a stolen purse at Dunkin Donuts…

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Tips Still Wanted in 26-year-old Unsolved Mass-Shooting

Las Cruces Crime Stoppers continues to offer a $25,000 reward for information that helps identify the men responsible for the 1990 mass-shooting that claimed four lives and left three others critically injured. The Las Cruces Bowl mass-shooting on Feb. 10, 1990, is considered one of the most hideous crimes in the city’s history as gunmen…