LAS CRUCES – The New Mexico State Police Las Cruces District has received numerous reports from citizens advising they received a phone call and informed they had a warrant for their arrest and were required to pay over the phone a warrant fee to clear the arrest.
The return phone number of the caller was displayed as the New Mexico State Police Las Cruces office.
The New Mexico State Police wants the public across the state to be aware any such requests are a scam and we are investigating these calls as a criminal matter.
The public should be aware neither the New Mexico State Police nor any other government or law enforcement agency would ever contact the public in such a manner and request money to be paid.
The following numbers are associated with the New Mexico State Police Las Cruces office and have been displayed as the caller’s return phone number in this scam:
If any citizen receives such a phone call or any similar request for money, contact the nearest New Mexico State Police office.