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A Trinidad family lost property valued at $13,720 in a recent burglary that apparently occurred on Friday, January 25 when a family left town and, on their return the next day, found multiple items missing with damage to both the front sand back doors of the property located in the 1100 bloc…

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The Trinidad Police Department’s Dispatch Center is operational with Text to 9-1-1 service as of Jan. 31, 2019, according to a police department press release. Comtech Telecommunications Corporation produces the system, which is utilized by many agencies throughout the State of Colorado.  

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A 74 year-old Weston woman died of the injuries she sustained in a car/truck traffic accident that occurred at approximately 9 p.m. on Wednesday, January 23 on County Road 30.1, 10 miles north of the town of Segundo in Las Animas County. Lupe Aragon of Weston was restrained at the time of th…

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COSTILLA COUNTY— The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a fatal crash that happened on on U.S. 160 at La Veta Pass on Monday morning, January 21. The area is just north of Muleshoe and west of Walsenburg at mile marker 277 in Costilla County.

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“Taelor Roybal was under the influence of alcohol at over twice the legal limit as well as a significant amount of Oxycontin, which contributed to the crash.

“Roybal was traveling at 96 mph in a 45 mph zone as she approached the curve where the crash occurred."

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On Tuesday, January 8, 2019, at approximately 3:45 p.m., Trinidad Police Department officers were dispatched to International Bank on a report of a robbery that just occurred. The male party then left the bank on foot and headed towards McDonald’s, according to a Trinidad Police Department p…

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The human remains found on Sunday, January 6 near Exit 34 off of Interstate 25 near Aguilar have now been identified as those of LaBrea Jackson, age 23, of Aurora. Jackson was reported missing to the Aurora Police Department by family members on Wednesday, December 26.

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Aguilar residents discovered human remains Sunday, Jan. 6, near an abandoned truck stop at exit 34 on Interstate 25 just after 3 p.m.

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A 52-year-old man was found shot to death in Las Animas in Bent County Thursday Jan. 3. Bent County Sheriff’s (BCS) deputies arrested 57-year-old Donald Jerome Busto as a suspect in the alleged homicide and he is currently being held without bond on suspicion of second-degree murder.

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A 12-year-old boy suspected in a homicide in Gardner will be extradited to a youth detention facility in Colorado after an extradition hearing Monday in Santa Fe, according to the Santa Fe New Mexican newspaper. Gardner is 27 miles northwest of Walsenburg in Huerfano County, Colorado.

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In less than 72 hours (since December 24) the Colorado State Patrol (CSP) has, or is currently investigating, crashes that have left nine people dead across the state. As a result, Colonel Matthew Packard, Chief of the Colorado State Patrol, has released a brief video pleading with drivers t…

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No injuries resulted and no arrests have been made in a drive-by shooting incident that occurred at approximately 10:15 p.m. on Thursday, December 27 in the 300 block of South Animas Street. City police were dispatched to a residence in that area on a report of shots being fired.

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Trinidad Police Department will be holding its 5th annual Shop with a Cop event on Friday, December 15. If you see a line of police cars escorting the Trinidad Trolley during the morning please wave at the kiddos inside.

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A Trinidad man faces an assault charge after his alleged role in a domestic incident that occurred on Monday, November 26. Trinidad Police were called to an apartment in the 300 block of East North Avenue at approximately 11:30 p.m. and, after assessing the situation and speaking to witnesse…

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LA County Treasurer’s tab drive for Ronald McDonald House

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Trinidad police officers were called to a residence in the 700 block of Tillotson Street at approximately 11 p.m. on Saturday, November 24 on a report from a woman who claimed her son had threatened to kill her. Police arrested Norman Reed, who was charged with a single felony count of Menac…

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A routine traffic stop at 3:40 p.m. on Monday November 5, led to a woman being arrested and charged with possession of narcotics and drug paraphernalia. Melissa Binder was a passenger in a white car with Colorado license plates that was stopped by city police in the 100 block of East Cedar S…

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Three recent thefts have resulted in property losses of more than $14,000, along with property damage estimated at $300. City police are investigating all three cases, but no arrests had been made as of Monday, August 6. 

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Business owners, employees and others should be on the lookout for phony money as three counterfeit $50 bills in two separate criminal cases have been reported in Trinidad recently. One of those cases resulted in the arrest of a Trinidad woman for alleged Forgery and Theft. The owner of the …

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A Killeen, Texas man pleaded guilty in federal court on July 19 to armed robbery, carjacking and firearms charges arising out of a 2-day crime spree in New Mexico that included Raton last year, according to a U.S. District Court of New Mexico news release.

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Trinidad businessman Joe Cordova pled guilty to a single felony count of Second-Degree Conspiracy to Commit the Introduction of Contraband into a Detention Facility, a Class 6 felony, at his arraignment hearing on Wednesday, May 16 in Third District Court. Cordova was sentenced to a one-year…

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The death of a man whose body was found lying by the side of County Road 43.7, about two miles west of Aguilar at about 7 a.m. on Wednesday, May 9 has now been ruled a homicide. The Las Animas County Coroner has identified the deceased as 39-year-old Burchard Mitchell of Trinidad.

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 A trial date was set for Friday, June 15 in Third District Court in the case of Cameron Joseph McCann, who faces a Felony charge of Sexual Exploitation of a Child and is being held without bond at the County Jail. District Court Judge Leslie J. Gerbracht set the trial date at a motions hear…

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A Trinidad man has been indicted by the local District Attorney’s Office for his alleged role in a drive-by shooting that occurred on Monday, March 12. Jeremy Vigil, 30, faces felony counts of Conspiracy to Commit Murder in the First Degree, Accessory to Crime, Conspiracy to Commit Menacing …

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The County Sheriff’s Office and Trinidad Police are investigating the death of an inmate being held at the Las Animas County Jail. At approximately 8:08 p.m. on Sunday, March 25, 53 year-old Jerry Lujan was found unconscious and unresponsive in a housing unit within the facility, according t…

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An investigation by the Trinidad Police Department has resulted in the arrest of a man and two women for their alleged roles in the robbery of a local gas station. Police were dispatched to the Shell Station located at 806 E. Goddard Ave. at approximately 7:45 p.m. on Tuesday, January 30 on …

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A Trinidad man, Jeremy Vigil, has been arrested and is being held on multiple felony and misdemeanor charges related to his alleged role in a drive-by shooting here on Monday, March 12. Trinidad Police and Ambulance were dispatched to the 700 block of North Commercial Street at 5:35 p.m. on …

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A Trinidad man, Jeremy Vigil, has been arrested and is being held on multiple felony and misdemeanor charges related to his alleged role in a drive-by shooting here on Monday, March 12. Trinidad Police and Ambulance were dispatched to the 700 block of North Commercial Street at 5:35 p.m. on …

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A Trinidad man and woman have been arrested and each has been charged with a felony count of Burglary and a misdemeanor count of Criminal Mischief for their alleged roles in an apartment burglary in the 400 block of East North Avenue. Ricky Munoz and Tara Hill were arrested after the apartme…

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A Springer, New Mexico man has been arrested by Albuquerque authorities, brought to Raton and faces several felony counts for his alleged role in making threats to hospital staff members at Raton, New Mexico’s Miner’s Colfax Medical Center (MCMC) on Friday, February 23.  

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The 2016 murder of a Raton, N.M. woman may be closer to being resolved after the arrest of a man living in Texas. Alejandro Azamar Nolasco is suspected in the murder of Mandy Vanlandingham, 36, of Raton, who was found dead in her home located at 708 Sugarite Ave. on the morning of Wednesday,…

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An Aguilar has been arrested and faces multiple felony charges for his alleged role in a house fire at about 3:15 a.m. on Sunday, February 18 at his then home, located at 219 South Grimes St. in Aguilar. Louis Charles Gonzales, age 53, also known as “Chaz,” faces single felony charges of a C…

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An Aguilar man suffered burns to his hands and other parts of his body and was taken to Mt. San Rafael Hospital after the house he lived in at 219 South Grimes Street in Aguilar was completely destroyed by an early Sunday morning fire. A woman also living at the residence escaped injuries wh…

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