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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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A Raton, N.M. police officer has been summoned to Magistrate Court, has been fired and has been charged with one Third Degree Felony count of Third Degree Sexual Penetration and one Misdemeanor count of Battery by the New Mexico State Police.

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An out-of-town couple lost an estimated $7,000 in cash, along with some personal property, when their parked, four-door Chevy pickup truck with South Dakota license plates was broken into at the local Holiday Inn, located at 3130 Santa Fe Trail, on Thursday night of January 11 - 12.

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(January 23, 2018—CBI—Pueblo, CO)—An arrest warrant has been issued for a Las Animas man in connection with the alleged homicide of a woman, who was discovered in her home on January 22, 2018.

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A life of service to the people was tragically cut short on Jan. 8, 1968 when Colorado State Patrolman Larry B. Enloe was shot and killed in the line of duty during a traffic stop north of Trinidad. Enloe's memory was honored by a roadside sign placed near the northbound Ludlow Exit off of I…

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A memorial fund has been established for Destiny Levario, who was one of the victims of a shooting in Weston on December 8, by her family at GoFundMe. Levario’s funeral was held on Friday, Dec. 22 in Salinas, Calif.

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Trinidad Police Department’s 4th annual Shop with a Cop event on Saturday morning garnered the biggest turnout of its kind yet with 69 participating kids, ranging from pre-K to high school, 40 police officers and about 30 citizen volunteers. The morning started with a trolley or police car r…

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Another young life ended tragically in Trinidad on Sunday, December 3, as the body of Eric Robinson, aka “Monkey,” was found at an abandoned residence located at 1102 Imperial St. A woman apparently feeds stray cats at the residence and noticed someone lying on the floor and not moving.

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Two people were injured, one of them seriously, when a camper trailer was destroyed by a fire on Tuesday morning, December 12, just off of State Highway 239 east of Trinidad. Firefighters from the Hoehne, Trinidad, and Fisher’s Peak Fire Departments responded to the blaze at about 7:30 a.m. …

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A Raton, N.M. man was arrested by Colfax County Sheriff’s Deputies on Thursday, November 30 for Abuse of a Child, a third degree felony.

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Kenneth Norton, age 64, is being held at the Las Animas County Detention Center for investigation of second degree murder, following violence and a reported shooting that occurred in his home that left two people dead near Weston.

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A Valdez man has been identified as the deceased individual in a deputy-involved shooting that took place on Wednesday, October 11, in Valdez, a small community located 14.7 miles west of Trinidad on State Highway 12.  The Las Animas County Coroner's Office identified the deceased as Kristia…

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A male reported to be in his mid-40s was shot and killed by a Las Animas County Sheriff Deputy after 9 p.m. Wednesday night in the 20500 block of Highway 12 in Valdez, 15 miles west of Trinidad.

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