The Farmington Police Department, in conjunction with other local law enforcement agencies, is working hard to keep drunk drivers off our roads. Throughout the month of May, FPD will be conducting sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols. This is in addition to FPD’s R.A.D.D. campaign which encourages citizens to call 911 to report suspected drunk or aggressive drivers. The Farmington Police Department would like to remind citizens to drink responsibly and always use a designated driver.
Farmington, NM – A Farmington man has been arrested in connection to a fatal shooting that took place last Tuesday. Isiah Ontiveros, 18, turned himself in this morning around 10:45 at the Farmington Police Department.
Officers were dispatched around 6:48 p.m. on March 5 to the 300 block of North Monterey Ave. in reference to a possible shooting. When they arrived on scene, officers found local residents administering CPR to a gunshot victim, later identified as 31-year-old Nathaniel Tracy of Farmington. Tracy was transported to San Juan Regional Medical Center by EMS and was later pronounced dead at the hospital.
Detectives, FPD Gang Unit investigators and crime scene investigators responded to the scene. Through investigation Ontiveros was identified as a suspect and a warrant was issued for his arrest for one open count of homicide and two counts of tampering with evidence. He was arrested on the warrant and booked into the San Juan County Detention Center.
Additional details of the homicide are still under investigation. Anyone who may have information regarding this incident is encouraged to call dispatch at 334-6622 or the FPD Detective Tip Hotline at 599-1068.
Farmington, NM – Farmington police are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred yesterday evening. Officers were dispatch around 6:48 p.m. to the 300 block of North Monterey Ave. in reference to a possible shooting. Officers arrived on scene and found local residents administering CPR to a gunshot victim, later identified as 31-year-old Nathaniel Tracy of Farmington. Tracy was transported to San Juan Regional Medical Center by EMS and was later pronounced dead at the hospital.
Detectives, FPD Gang Unit investigators and crime scene investigators responded to the shooting and are currently working on the incident. Anyone who may have information regarding this incident is asked to call dispatch at 334-6622 or the FPD Detective Tip Hotline at 599-1068.
Farmington, NM – School resource officers with the Farmington Police Department were contacted yesterday around 1:00 p.m. at Piedra Vista High School in reference to a student with a handgun and ammunition on school property. The officer contacted the student, a juvenile male, who had a pistol, ammunition and paraphernalia indicative of gang involvement in his possession.
Detectives and members of the Gang Unit responded to the school; the Gang Unit responded based on the gang associations and firearm information. Through investigation, detectives learned that five juvenile males had burglarized a home on the north side of Farmington. School resource officers, gang officers and patrol officers worked to quickly locate the other four juveniles involved in the burglary. At least two firearms, along with several other items, were stolen from the residence. Detectives and crime scene investigation responded to the residence and processed the scene. A suspect vehicle was located and towed from Lions Wilderness Park, and a search warrant was executed by CSI and detectives. One firearm and several other stolen property items were located in the vehicle. Several detectives collaborated to interview the five juveniles and obtain search warrants for backpacks containing other stolen items.
During the investigation no statements were made from the suspects stating the weapons and ammunition were to be used in an act of school violence.
The District Attorney’s Office was contacted and the Juvenile Probation Office authorized a hold on all five juveniles for the following charges:
First 15-year-old was charged with Aggravated Burglary, Conspiracy to Commit Aggravated Burglary and bringing a firearm on school campus
Second 15-year-old was charged with Aggravated Burglary and Conspiracy to Commit Aggravated Burglary
Third 15-year-old was charged with Conspiracy to Commit Aggravated Burglary, Accessory to Aggravated Burglary and carrying a weapon on school campus
Both 17-year-olds were charged with Conspiracy to Commit Aggravated Burglary and Accessory to Aggravated Burglary
Farmington, NM – Detectives with the Farmington Police Department are investigating a case of credit card skimming and have tips to help citizens avoid falling victim to this scam. On January 26, 2019 officers responded to a local gas station after numerous gas pumps were found with damage. The pumps were inspected, which led to the discovery of two credit card skimmers that had been placed on the pump’s computer. These skimmers are internal and transmit using Bluetooth technology. The devices cannot be seen from the outside of the pump but can be detected using a smartphone.
To help reduce chances of falling victim to this crime, police are advising citizens to stand next to the pump and search for Bluetooth signals on their smartphone BEFORE inserting their debit/credit card. If new signals are received containing random, unreadable or unrecognizable letters or numbers, DON’T USE THE PUMP! Notify the store attendant and call police!
Anyone who believes they’ve been the victim of a card skimmer should notify their financial institution and call police.
If you have any information that could assist in identifying the person or persons responsible for this scam, please contact the Farmington Police Department Detective Tip Hotline at (505) 599-1068 or call non-emergency dispatch at (505) 334-6622.
Farmington, NM – The Farmington Police Department is seeking information on the death of Feliciano Mendoza. On May 10, 1988, officers were called to the area of Broadway Avenue and West Main Street on a report of a downed subject. When officers arrived, they discovered Feliciano Mendoza suffering from head trauma. He was pronounced deceased at the scene. Several individuals near the area were interviewed but were unable to provide any viable information. The investigation quickly went cold.
The Farmington Police Department is seeking information that will lead to the arrest and prosecution of the suspect(s) responsible for Mendoza’s death. Anyone with information that could help move this case forward, is asked to contact Detective Heather Chavez at (505) 566-2370 or non-emergency dispatch at (505) 334-6622. Anonymous tips may be submitted to the Farmington Police Department Detective Tip Hotline at (505) 599-1068.
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