PRESS RELEASE: Farmington police respond to stabbing, one in custody

Farmington, NM – Farmington police were dispatched to the Anasazi Inn yesterday around 3:55 p.m. in reference to a male who had been stabbed. Officers arrived and found 33-year-old Joshua Couillard of Farmington with a stab wound to his upper left thigh. Officers rendered aid until medics arrived and transported him to San Juan Regional Medical Center. Through investigation, officers learned that Couillard and another male, identified as 33-year-old Rodriguez Lee of Shiprock, had been in an altercation at the Roadrunner Car Wash on Broadway and Lake Street. During the altercation, Lee stabbed Couillard in the leg. Coulliard then went to the Anasazi Inn where an employee called police. Officers located Lee walking in the vicinity. He was transported to the Farmington Police Department for questioning and subsequently arrested for aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, a third degree felony. He is being held at the San Juan County Detention Center with bond to be set at his first hearing. Couillard was treated for his injury and released from the hospital.

PRESS RELEASE: Special Police Week Coffee with a Cop to take place this Saturday, K9s, SWAT, Bomb Unit, and bike giveaway

Farmington, NM – The Farmington Police Department, in partnership with the Bronson Family McDonald’s, will host a special Police Week Coffee with a Cop. The event will take place Saturday, May 20 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at McDonald’s located at 4750 E. Main in Farmington. The special event will include a meet and greet with members of FPD’s K9 Unit and displays by their SWAT team and Bomb Unit. In addition, the FPD District Coordinator Unit will be giving away a bicycle and McDonald’s will be providing a bike helmet to the winner.

The Bronson Family McDonald’s reached out to FPD and offered their first Coffee with a Cop in August of 2016. Since then, they’ve hosted a total of three events. The mission of Coffee with a Cop is to break down the barriers between police officers and the citizens they serve.

*Media is welcome to attend this event.

*Event flyer attached

Police Week 2017

 

PRESS RELEASE: Crawford Family procession

Farmington, NM – The Farmington Police Department will be joining the Crawford Family procession between 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. on U.S. Highway 64 near Andrea Drive. FPD is asking motorists to please avoid the procession route during these hours as it will be extremely congested and roads may be shut down to accommodate them. Anyone who would like to pay their respects to the Crawford Family, is welcome to stand outside their parked vehicles along the route.

Procession Route:
U.S. 550 through Bloomfield to U.S. 64 and will continue along Murray Drive, then west on Main Street in Farmington to Apache Drive and will end at Farmington Funeral Home located at the 2111 W. Apache Street.

 

Crawford Procession

 

PRESS RELEASE: Farmington man arrested for armed robbery, aggravated burglary

Farmington, NM – Farmington police were dispatched to San Juan Regional Medical Center around 1:00 p.m. on Monday in reference to a stabbing. Officers arrived and learned 33-year-old Pete Kimbell had been stabbed multiple times by 34-year-old Derek James. James and another male, whose identity is unknown, entered Kimbell’s home in the 2300 block of West Apache and attacked him. During the encounter, James punched Kimbell and stabbed him multiple times with a knife. The two men took an unspecified amount of money and jewelry from Kimbell’s residence before leaving. After the men left, Kimbell flagged down a man outside his house and requested to be taken to the hospital where he was treated for nonlife-threatening injuries.

Police located James at his home in Farmington. He was arrested and charged with armed robbery, aggravated burglary and aggravated battery. He is being held at the San Juan County Detention Center on a $100,000 cash bond.

FPD is still searching for the other suspect who is described as a bald Native American male in his late 30s. Anyone with information about this incident may call San Juan County Crime Stoppers at (505) 334-TIPS.

 

 

 

 

PRESS RELEASE: Farmington police respond to fatal traffic crash involving pedestrian, driver charged with first degree murder

Farmington, NM –  Yesterday Farmington police responded to a traffic crash involving a pedestrian. Officers were dispatched to West Apache near Gooding Drive around 8:25 p.m. Through investigation they learned 20-year-old Anthony Wagon hit 29-year-old Jeremy Beard of Farmington with his vehicle. The incident transpired following an argument at Beard’s residence between him, Wagon and another male. Beard left his residence in the El Rey Trailer Court on foot and headed westbound on Apache. Wagon drove his pickup truck from the residence and located Beard. Wagon drove over the curb and struck Beard with his vehicle in the area of 2310 W. Apache St. and then drove away. Beard succumbed to his injuries at the scene.

The FPD Gang Unit responded to assist and located Wagon at his residence off Highway 371. He was transported to the station for questioning and subsequently arrested and charged with first degree murder. He is being held at the San Juan County Detention Center on a cash $500,000 bond.

PRESS RELEASE: Farmington police seeking public’s assistance in identifying shooter

Farmington, NM – Farmington police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect in a shooting that took place on April 17. Police were dispatched around 11:04 that evening to a residence on South Bowen Avenue in reference to a shooting. Officers arrived and found a 38-year-old male, later identified as Frankie D. Taylor of Farmington, in the front yard with multiple gunshot wounds.  Medics transported Taylor to San Juan Regional Medical Center. He is now in stable condition.

Photos of a potential suspect vehicle were obtained from nearby surveillance. FPD is asking anyone with information about this incident to contact San Juan County Crime Stoppers at (505) 334-TIPS. No further information is available at this time.

PRESS RELEASE: Farmington police investigating shooting

Farmington, NM – Yesterday at approximately 11:04 p.m. Farmington police were dispatched to a residence in the 1000 block of South Bowen Avenue in reference to a shooting. Officers arrived and found a 38-year-old male in the front yard with multiple gunshot wounds. Medics transported the man to San Juan Regional Medical Center where he remains in critical condition. A suspect has not yet been identified. The incident remains under investigation.

Anyone with information about this incident may call the Detective Tip Hotline at (505) 599-1068. Anonymous tips may be submitted to San Juan County Crime Stoppers at (505) 334-TIPS.