Public Safety

Man Who Committed Double Murder In Clovis Stays In Prison; Supreme Court Affirms Murder Convictions

Enrique Deleon
AG News:
CLOVIS Attorney General Hector Balderas announced June 30 that Enrique Deleon will stay in prison for the double murder of Guadalupe Castaneda and Joe Valero that he committed while a 5-year-old girl was in a nearby car.
The Supreme Court agreed with the Office of the Attorney General’s Criminal Appeals Division and affirmed Deleon’s murder convictions for which he received a sentence of life in prison for each murder. Deleon murdered the couple in Clovis after a fight at a family cookout.
“Keeping New Mexico’s most dangerous, violent offenders

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Judicial Compensation Commission Meets Wednesday

SANTA FE  The Judicial Compensation Commission will meet Wednesday to consider recommendations to the Legislature for a possible judicial salary increase in the 2019 fiscal year.
  • TIME: 9 a.m.
  • DATE: Wednesday, July 5.
  • PLACE: Supreme Court Building, Room 208, 237 Don Gaspar, Santa Fe.
The independent six-member commission is required by state law to annually recommend a judicial pay plan to the Legislative Finance Committee and the Department of Finance and Administration.
Improved judicial salaries are needed to help retain

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NMSP: Positive Identification Made For Missing Hiker Paris Shane Wallace

NMSP News:
  • The Office of the Medical Investigator has confirmed and positively identified the body recovered in the below search and rescue mission as that of Paris Shane Wallace.
On the evening of Wednesday, June 14, 2017, New Mexico State Police officers were contacted by Mitzi Wallace of Clifton, Colorado, who wanted to report her husband was missing. Mrs. Wallace stated her husband, Paris Shane Wallace, 52, had gone hiking in the Espanola/Taos, NM area. Her last contact with him was the day prior, June 13, 2017, around 11:30 a.m. Mrs. Wallace stated she

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State Drunk Driving Ads Recognized Nationally

Gov. Susana Martinez
SANTA FE Gov. Susana Martinez has announced that one of the state’s TV ad campaigns called, “Reality Series – Over the Limit,” to combat DWI is featured on the Governors Highway Safety Association’s website. This showcases what New Mexico is doing to fight drunk driving to other states.
“I am very pleased that New Mexico can be an example to other states,” Martinez said. “Drunk driving is 100 percent preventable and my administration will do everything in our power to stop it – because even one death to a drunk driver

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NMSP/Local Agencies Conduct Warrant Round Up For Absconders From Justice

NMSP News:
The New Mexico State Police in conjunction with local and federal agencies continually conduct warrant round-ups for absconders from justice.
June 30, the NMSP Santa Fe Uniform Bureau, along with the Santa Fe Sheriff’s Office and New Mexico Adult Probation and Parole conducted a warrant round-up.

Four persons were located and arrested:

  • Mark Ramirez for Criminal Sexual Penetration, Second Degree;
  • Melinda Montoya for a DWI Probation violation;
  • Elmer Ornelas for burglary and failure to comply with child support requirements; and
  • Gabe Pacheco for traffic

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