Public Safety

NMSP Resolve Espanola Armed; Barricaded Situation

Clayton Megariz
 
NMSP News:
 
At around 1:30 a.m., Tuesday, the New Mexico State Police Uniform Bureau in Espanola was asked to assist the Rio Rancho Police Department in locating Clayton Megariz, 29, of Ojo Caliente.
 
Megariz was a suspect in a shoplifting incident that occurred at a Walmart earlier that evening in Rio Rancho. Megariz had an active felony warrant out for his arrest from the incident at Walmart.
 
At approximately 3 a.m., a New Mexico State Police Officer saw the suspect vehicle parked at the Alon Gas Station at the intersection of N.M. 291 and N.M. 68.
 

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NMSP Seizes 730.5 Pounds Of Marijuana And Drug Paraphernalia At Gallup Port Of Entry In Three Days

NMSP arrest Corey Thomas, 49, of Cedar Hill, Texas for smuggling 93 pounds of marijuana at the Gallup Port of Entry. Courtesy/NMSP

NMSP arrest Zheng Kuang, 30, of Baldwin Park, Calif. for smuggling 491 pounds of marijuana at the Gallup Port of Entry. Courtesy/NMSP 

NMSP arrest Lekang Wang, 34, of Flushing, NY for smuggling 146.5 pounds of marijuana at the Gallup Port of Entry. Courtesy/NMSP
 
NMSP News:
 
GALLUP The New Mexico State Police seized 93 pounds of marijuana and drug paraphernalia Oct. 29 during a safety cab inspection on a 2019 Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) at the

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NMSP Probe Shooting Involving U.S. Border Patrol

NMSP News:
 
SUNLAND PARK The New Mexico State Police Investigations Bureau was contacted Monday by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to investigate a police shooting involving a CBP Border Patrol agent on McNutt Road in Sunland Park.
 
New Mexico State Police investigators learned that at about 6 a.m., CBP Border Patrol agents were in the area of 1200 McNutt Road investigating a possible illegal border crossing.
 
CBP Border Patrol agents arrived and encountered several suspects. A foot pursuit ensued with one of the suspects and two Border Patrol agents. At some point

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Sen. Heinrich Issues Statement On Administration’s Withdrawal From Paris Climate Agreement

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), a member of the Special Committee on the Climate Crisis, issued the following statement in response to the Trump administration’s official notification that the United States will withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement.
 
“This decision is a dramatic step back in a global effort to address the climate crisis. Pulling out of the Paris Climate Agreement will deeply damage our credibility on the international stage and put us on a path toward very real and costly climate disruptions

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DEA Alert: Counterfeit Prescription Pills From Mexico

Examples of counterfeit pills seized by DEA. Courtesy/DEA

Examples of counterfeit pills seized by DEA. Courtesy/DEA

Examples of counterfeit pills seized by DEA. Courtesy/DEA

 
DEA News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. The Drug Enforcement Administration is alerting the public of dangerous counterfeit pills killing Americans.
 
Mexican drug cartels are manufacturing mass quantities of counterfeit prescription pills containing fentanyl, a dangerous synthetic opioid that is lethal in minute doses, for distribution throughout North America.
 
Based on a sampling of tablets

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TrapFree New Mexico Map Details Cruel Incidents

WEG News:
 
SANTA FE — Monday, conservation and animal protection groups as part of the TrapFree New Mexico coalition have released a map detailing trapping incidents around the state.
 
The map shows trapping’s toll all across New Mexico, demonstrating that trapping is an ongoing problem for companion animals, endangered species and law enforcement alike.
 
The trapping incident map includes detailed descriptions, locations, dates, and photos of events involving family dogs, Mexican gray wolves and illegally set traps. Other incidents include outdoor recreationists

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Governor Visits Monday With New Mexico National Guard Troops Ahead Of Deployment To Africa

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham meets Monday with New Mexico National Guard soldiers and officials at the Fort Bliss Army Post in El Paso, Texas ahead of their deployment to Africa. Courtesy/NMS
 
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham visiting Monday with soldiers at the Fort Bliss Army Post in El Paso, Texas. Courtesy/NMS
 
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SANTA FE Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham met Monday with New Mexico National Guard soldiers at the Fort Bliss Army post in El Paso, Texas, ahead of their deployment to Djibouti to conduct security operations with the Navy, Air Force and other multinational forces.

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Making Communities More Resilient To Wildfire Is Focus Of Thompson Ridge Slash Pit Prescribed Burn

SFNF News:
 
SANTA FE Fire managers on the Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) are working with local communities to reduce the risk of wildfire by planning a prescribed burn at the Thompson Ridge slash pit this winter.
 
The half-acre slash pit, located at the end of Forest Road 106 just north of the community of Thompson Ridge and ten miles north of Jemez Springs, is a collaborative effort between the Jemez Ranger District and the surrounding area to promote fire-adapted communities in the wildland-urban interface (WUI).
 
WUI refers to the transition

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Public Notice: Missing And Murdered Indigenous Women Task Force Meets Nov. 8

NM Indian Affairs Department News:

The Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Task Force is meeting noon to 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8 in the Board Room at CNM Main Campus at 525 Buena Vista Dr. SE, in Albuquerque.

The meeting is open to the public.

Public parking is available south of University Boulevard across CNM Main Campus. 

An agenda will be available at least 72 hours prior to the meeting and posted on the Indian Affairs Department’s homepage at http://www.iad.state.nm.us/.

Direct questions about the MMIW Task Force meeting to Stephanie Salazar at 505.690.4079 or by email at: stephanie.salazar@state.nm.us


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