Farmington, NM – Farmington police were dispatched around 6:19 this evening to Brothers Avenue in reference to a man laying in the road. The reporting party informed dispatch the man was bleeding and didn’t appear to be breathing. Officers arrived on scene and found the man to be deceased. Two persons of interest who were in the area have been detained for questioning. The incident is being investigated as a homicide. We’ll continue to provide updates as they become available.
Farmington, NM – The Farmington Police Department will host their annual Christmas food drive on December 15 and 16 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Albertsons in Farmington. They’ll be accepting monetary and non-perishable food donations as well as turkeys and hams. The department has hosted the drive for over 12 years. Farmington police Lieutenant Matt Veith has been organizing the event since 2006 and expressed his appreciation for the community’s generosity, “This event has been a success year after year because of the wonderful people of San Juan County. We see people from all walks of life coming in to donate; some who are experiencing struggles of their own. That speaks volumes of the individuals who comprise our community.”
Donations will be distributed on Monday, December 17 to Catholics Charities, the Children Youth and Families Department’s Juvenile Services, Navajo Ministries, PATH Homeless Shelter and the Family Crisis Center Emergency Shelter.
Farmington, NM – Farmington police have issued a warrant for 24-year-old Ryan Lowe following an incident that occurred early this morning. Officers were dispatched around 3:25 a.m. to the Coronado Apartments in reference to a stabbing. Officers arrived on scene and found a 30-year-old female with a laceration to her neck. The female was transported to San Juan Regional Medical Center with multiple puncture wounds to her back, a laceration to her neck and a partially severed finger. Through investigation, officers identified Lowe as the suspect and learned he is an acquaintance who occasionally stays at the apartment. A warrant was issued for his arrest on charges of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and tampering with evidence. The incident remains under investigation at this time. The female remains at SJRMC in stable condition. Anyone with information on Lowe’s whereabouts may call non-emergency dispatch at 334-6622.
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.
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.
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.
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.