PRESS RELEASE: Suspect in Brookside shooting arrested

Farmington, NM – A suspect in the shooting that occurred October 26 at Brookside Park was arrested over the weekend. A warrant was issued Friday for 18-year-old D’Jali Smith of Farmington on charges of two counts aggravated battery great bodily harm and two counts aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Smith was arrested on Sunday in Colorado by Cortez police. Details about the case are not being released at this time as the investigation remains ongoing. Anyone with information about this incident should call the Farmington Police Department Detective Tip Hotline at 599-1068.

 

 

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PRESS RELEASE:Colorado man charged with armed robbery and auto theft

Farmington, NM – Farmington police have charged 30-year-old Cody Dimuccio of Pagosa, Colo. with armed robbery and unlawful taking of a vehicle following two incidents that occurred earlier today. Officers were dispatched around 10:42 a.m. to the Family Dollar located at 909 E. Farmington Ave. in reference to an armed robbery. Through investigation, officers learned that Dimuccio entered the store and waited for customers to leave before taking an undisclosed amount of money and fleeing the scene. While inside the store, Dimuccio fired one shot. No one was injured during the incident. Dimuccio was seen leaving the area in a gold 2005 Chevy Impala. The vehicle was listed as stolen out of Colorado.

At approximately 12:05 p.m. today, dispatch received a call from Great Buy Auto Sales located at 942 E. Main St. in reference to a male subject, identified as Dimuccio, who had taken a BMW. The reporting party followed Dimuccio while on the phone with dispatch. Officers located the vehicle heading east on Apache and attempted to make a traffic stop. Dimuccio turned south on Auburn and was driving erratically, ignoring officers’ attempts to stop him. Dimuccio continued traveling south on Auburn, and in the course of the pursuit, an FPD unit collided with the suspect vehicle at Auburn and Maple. Dimuccio was treated for minor injuries at the scene. The officer was not injured.

Dimuccio was transported to Farmington Police Department for questioning and subsequently charged with armed robbery, two counts of aggravated assault, unlawful taking of a motor vehicle, receiving or transferring a stolen motor vehicle, out of state fugitive, felon in possession and aggravated fleeing.

Dimuccio will also be booked on three outstanding warrants out of Colorado, one out of Kentucky and one out of San Juan County.

PRESS RELEASE: Armed robbery suspect in custody

Farmington, NM – Farmington police apprehended the suspect in a robbery that took place around 10:40 this morning at the Family Dollar located at 909 E. Farmington Ave. The suspect fired one shot inside the store and left with an undisclosed amount of money. No one was injured during the incident. A person of interest was identified early on in the investigation.

At approximately 12:05 p.m. today, dispatch received a call from Great Buy Auto Sales located at 942 E. Main St. in reference to a male subject who had taken a BMW. The reporting party was able to provide dispatch with the suspect’s direction of travel. Officers located the vehicle heading east on Apache and attempted to make a traffic stop. The suspect turned south on Auburn ignoring officers’ attempts to stop him. The suspect continued traveling south on Auburn until he crashed into a Farmington police unit at Auburn and Maple. The suspect was treated for minor injuries at the scene. The officer was not injured.

The suspect, a 30-year-old male from Colorado, was taken into custody and transported to the police department for questioning. The suspect’s name has not yet been released.

 

PRESS RELEASE: Homicide suspect apprehended following standoff

Farmington, NM ­– The suspect in a homicide that took place early this morning was taken into custody following a standoff with police. Officers were dispatched around 1:25 a.m. to 3001 Bloomfield Highway in reference to a male who had been stabbed in the chest. The man, later identified as 24-year-old Dion Debarry of Farmington, was transported to San Juan Regional Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries. Officers at the scene learned the suspect, 40-year-old Ronnie Garcia of Farmington, fled the area toward the Rimrock Lounge. A perimeter was quickly established and after several hours of surveillance and additional investigation, FPD SWAT and negotiators were summoned. Following an almost 3 1/2-hour standoff, FPD SWAT members entered the room that Garcia was suspected to be in. He was taken into custody without further incident and transported to the police station for questioning. Garcia is being charged with murder in the second degree and tampering with evidence. This incident remains under investigation.

PRESS RELEASE: Farmington police investigating fatal stabbing

Farmington, NM – Farmington police are investigating a fatal stabbing that took place early this morning in South Farmington. Officers were dispatched around 1:25 a.m. to 3001 Bloomfield Highway in reference to a male who had been stabbed. The male, 24, was transported to San Juan Regional Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries. The incident remains under investigation at this time. Anyone with information may call the FPD Detective Tip Hotline at 599-1068.

PRESS RELEASE: Farmington man charged with armed robbery

Farmington, NM – Detectives with the Farmington Police Department have charged 30-year-old Timothy Jaramillo of Farmington with armed robbery following a year-long investigation. The incident took place October 2 of last year in the parking lot of Animas Valley Mall. The victim in the case, a 59-year-old Farmington woman, was sitting in her vehicle near the Tilt exit when a man carrying a handgun walked up to the driver’s side door and demanded she get out of the car without her purse and phone and to not look back at him. The woman exited her vehicle and walked away. She then walked over to a nearby citizen and asked to use his phone to call police.

The vehicle was located on October 4, 2017 at a residence on East Murray Drive where Jaramillo had stayed the night. The vehicle was taken to the Farmington Police Department for processing and then released to the owner. Following a year-long investigation, the suspect was identified as Jaramillo. A warrant was issued for his arrest on September 16, 2018 for a charge of armed robbery. Jaramillo is currently incarcerated for a previous armed robbery that took place on September 16, 2017 in Farmington. The press release issued for that case may be found at http://bit.ly/2CSKLoG

 

SCAM Alert!

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It has come to our attention a couple of phone scams are resurfacing in our area:

CELL PHONE SERVICE PROVIDER SCAM:

The individual receives a call from a person or recording claiming to be their cell phone service provider. The caller tells the individual that their service will be suspended until they verify their account by giving the caller personal information such as their social security number.

*The call will often be from your own phone number. DO NOT ANSWER IT!

If you receive a similar call, contact your service provider to verify the status of your account.

YOU HAVE A WARRANT SCAM:

Scammers are spoofing their phone numbers to show on Caller ID as a Farmington Police Department number. The scammer will call an individual and claim to be an officer with FPD. The caller informs the individual they have a warrant and requests payment, typically in the form of prepaid credit cards or gift cards.

*Remember, the scammer may have obtained an officer’s real name and use it to appear legitimate. Officers will NEVER call citizens and request payment to avoid being arrested on a warrant or to dismiss charges. If you receive a similar call, hang up and call non-emergency dispatch at 334-6622.

UTILITY DISCONNECTION SCAM:

Similar to the warrant scam, the caller will spoof their number to show a City of Farmington phone number on the Caller ID. The scammer will inform the individual that they are behind on paying their utility bill and services will be disconnected if not paid immediate. The scammer will then ask for payment in the form of a prepaid credit card or gift cards.

If you receive a similar call, DO NOT send the caller money! Hang up and contact the City of Farmington Electric Utility System (FEUS) at 599-1353 to check the status of your account.

*Remember, FEUS will NEVER call and demand immediate payment with a threat of disconnection. All FEUS disconnect notices are mailed or called out the day prior to disconnection.

If you have a friend or family member who doesn’t use social media, please share this information with them.

Thank you!