Farmington, N.M. – Farmington police arrested 29-year-old Farmington resident Brandon Curley today after a stabbing late Saturday night.
At approximately 11 p.m. on February 26, 2022, Farmington officers responded to a report of a stabbing near the 2300 block of Loon Street. Upon arrival officers located a 36-year-old male with a stab wound to his back. The victim was immediately transported to the San Juan Regional Medical Center and later pronounced deceased. Through investigation, detectives identified Curley as the suspect and obtained a warrant for 2nd-degree murder. Curley was taken into custody today by Farmington detectives.
The investigation is still ongoing at this time, and more information will be released when available. The victim’s identity is not being released right now to allow for family notifications. Anyone with information related to this incident is encouraged to contact the FPD tip line at 505-599-1404.
Farmington, N.M. – Farmington police arrested a man following a stabbing outside the Animas Valley Mall yesterday evening.
Around 6 p.m. on February 22, 2021, security officers for the business called for police to assist them with a man threatening others with a knife. Later identified as 46-year-old Raymond Willie, the man had been aggressive with other customers and security while inside the mall. Willie purchased a knife from a business and then exited the mall and began threatening bystanders. Security approached Willie and contacted the police for assistance. Before officers arrived, a citizen attempted to help the security guard disarm the man by approaching Willie from behind and wrapping his arms around him. Security pepper-sprayed Willie as he began to stab the citizen who was assisting. Officers arrived and immediately began rendering aid to the citizen and disarming and detaining Willie. The citizen was transported to San Juan Regional Medical Center where he was treated and is now in stable condition. Raymond Willie is charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.
Farmington, N.M. – Farmington police have one man in custody following a stabbing last night on Glade Lane. Reports of a stabbing came in through dispatch around 1:42 a.m. As officers arrived on scene, there were several subjects involved in an active fight. Officers detained one of the subjects and immediately rendered aid to the two injured subjects, who were both transported to San Juan Regional Medical Center. One of the subjects died at the emergency room, the second is still being treated at SJRMC. More details will be released following the investigation.
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 – 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.
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.
Farmington, NM – A Farmington man has been arrested and charged for stabbing another man during a verbal altercation. Police were dispatched around 2:36 p.m. yesterday to Brookhaven Park East located at 721 W. Apache in reference to people fighting. Dispatch informed officers responding to the scene that two male subjects had left and were running up the ditch area across the street. A third subject who was injured was walking in the street on Apache. The subject, a 34-year-old man from Kirtland, had sustained a laceration to his neck and was transported by medics to San Juan Regional Medical Center where he was admitted for his injury.
School was released early yesterday, however, Apache Elementary was placed in a preventative lockdown for staff who were still in the building. Officers searched the area and located one of the subjects, 24-year-old Raheem Benally, on a path east of the school. Detectives transported Benally to the station for questioning. He was subsequently arrested and charged with one count of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. Officers continued to search for the other man, but were unable to locate him. Upon further investigation, detectives do not believe he is a suspect at this time.
Farmington, NM – Farmington police are investigating a stabbing that occurred yesterday evening in west Farmington. Officers were dispatched to the area of Piedras Street and Robin Avenue around 6:30 p.m. for a welfare check of a subject who was “passed out.” When officers arrived they found an individual lying in the dirt lot north of Piedras. The individual, a 28-year-old male from Arizona, was deceased and appeared to have multiple stab wounds. Officers established a perimeter and detectives responded to the scene.
Through investigation, a 17-year-old male from Farmington was identified as a suspect and located in the area. He was transported to the Farmington Police Department for questioning and subsequently arrested on charges of Second Degree Murder and three counts of Tampering with Evidence. He was booked into the San Juan County Juvenile Detention Center.