Farmington man charged in stabbing that left victim in critical condition

FARMINGTON, N.M. – A Farmington man is in custody today following a stabbing that occurred this morning near South Orchard Avenue and Animas Street. Officers were dispatched to the area at 11:50 a.m., shortly after the incident occurred. 

They located the suspect, later identified as 39-year-old Bobby James Henry of Farmington, near South Allen Avenue and Maple Street. Officers transported Henry to the police station, where he was questioned by detectives. The victim was transported to San Juan Regional Medical Center. He is in critical condition.

Henry was arrested and charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and tampering with evidence. He’s being booked into the San Juan County Adult Detention Center.  

The victim’s information is not being released at this time. 

This incident remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the Farmington Police Department Detective Tip Hotline at 505-599-1068.

Farmington man charged with murder following a shooting that happened over the weekend

FARMINGTON, N.M. – A Farmington man has been charged with murder following a shooting that took place on Saturday. Farmington police responded to a call of a shooting near the intersection of East Main Street and Plaza Center around 6:23 p.m. The reporting party informed officers that the shooting suspect got into a blue Ford Ranger and drove east.

Officers located and stopped the vehicle near 30th Street and College Boulevard. The suspect, later identified as 21-year-old Guillermo Humberto Aguirre IV of Farmington, was driving. There were two other occupants, a 21-year-old male and a 25-year-old female both of Farmington. Aguirre was transported to the Farmington Police Department Detective Division to be interviewed. The other two subjects were questioned at the police department and released. 

Through investigation, detectives learned that Aguirre has a landscaping business and frequently hires individuals who panhandle in the area. Aguirre went to the location to find workers when he encountered a man, later identified as 43-year-old Brandon York of Farmington.

A confrontation occurred between the men, which ended when Aguirre pulled out a handgun and shot York numerous times. 

Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Aguirre on the charge of Murder in the 2nd Degree. Aguirre was arrested on the warrant and booked into the San Juan County Adult Detention Center. 

This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with additional information is asked to call the Detective Tip Hotline at 505-599-1068.


Farmington police looking for suspect in Salvation Army stolen vehicle case

Anthony Crespin

Farmington, N.M. – The Farmington Police Department has identified 37-year-old Anthony Crespin as a suspect in a stolen vehicle case. A warrant for unlawful taking of a motor vehicle was issued by a judge late Saturday, December 18, 2021, for Crespin.

Around 7:21 pm on December 14, a Salvation Army employee reported the charity’s white 2011 Toyota Sienna minivan stolen. The employee was shopping at Walmart on E. Main St. for local kids enrolled in the “Angel Tree” program, and Crespin was helping the employee shop and load the toys into the white minivan. Before the employee and other volunteers were finished purchasing the toys, Crespin drove off in the vehicle. The Salvation Army values the amount of toys and gifts inside the van at approximately $6,000. 

Crespin is known to frequent the Farmington and Bernalillo areas in New Mexico. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Anthony Crespin is asked to call your local police department.

The incident remains under investigation, and further information will be provided as it becomes available. Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call the FPD Detective Tip Line at 505-599-1068.

Farmington police investigate shooting

Farmington, N.M. – The Farmington Police Department is investigating a shooting that resulted in a death late Wednesday, December 15, 2021.

 After receiving numerous reports of shots fired, officers responded to a house in the 700 block of Zuni Dr around 9:15 p.m. The officers located a man with a gunshot wound to his chest on scene. The man, later identified as 45-year-old Farmington resident Iran Olguin, was immediately transported to San Juan Regional Medical Center by paramedics. Olguin died later in the night. 
The incident remains under investigation, and further information will be provided as it becomes available. Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call the FPD Detective Tip Line at 505-599-1068.

Body found in Nevada confirmed to be missing New Mexico woman

Suspect Jerry Jay

Farmington, N.M. – The body of missing New Mexico woman, Cecelia Finona, was identified in Clark County, Nevada. Farmington police detectives have been working closely with several law enforcement agencies, including Sparks Police Department and Las Vegas Metro Police Department, in their search for Cecelia since she went missing in late May of 2019. The primary person of interest in the case, Jerry Jay, is still in custody on charges in Nevada from June of 2019. The Farmington Police Department filed the charges of Murder in the 1st degree, Kidnapping 1st degree, and Tampering with Evidence against Jay on July 2, 2021.

Cecelia was last seen by family members on May 30, 2019, and was reported missing on June 1, 2019. Her boyfriend, 59-year-old Jerry Jay, was also missing from the residence, and evidence found at the home led Farmington detectives to be very concerned for the safety of Cecelia. Sparks PD arrested Jay on June 5, 2019, on charges of Possession of a Credit Card without Owner’s Consent and Fraudulent Use of a Credit or Debit Card. Remains were located in Clark County, Nevada, by a citizen in February of 2021; those remains were identified as Cecelia through DNA on June 30.

Farmington Police Chief Steve Hebbe issued the following statement regarding this case, “Today we have very mixed feelings. This marks the ending of two years of searching, and we’re deeply saddened at the outcome. We will continue working as we have since the day she disappeared to ensure the person responsible for this is held accountable. We offer our most heartfelt condolences to Cecelia’s family and friends.”

Cecelia was a US Army veteran. Family and friends describe her as a good-hearted person who cared about people and a leader in the community who made a difference. 

The Farmington Police Department would like to thank Sparks Police Department, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, the Clark County Coroner’s Office, the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Forensic Division, and the 11th Judicial District Attorney’s Office for their assistance in the case. FPD would also like to thank the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office for their help with multiple searches in the area.

Farmington police arrest man after shooting at his neighbor’s house

Farmington, N.M. – Farmington police arrested 32-year-old Taron Yazzie Sunday after neighbors reported he was firing a gun in his front yard. Some of the rounds hit a neighbor’s house.

On February 7, 2021, around 1:35 p.m., officers responded to reports of a man shooting a gun in his yard at an address on Natane Ave. When officers arrived, no one was outside the house, so they attempted to contact the occupant through the intercom system in their patrol car. While officers were making announcements, the man came outside onto the front porch. Officers briefly spoke to the man, later identified as Yazzie, before he retreated into the residence. To de-escalate the situation, officers backed away from the home.  A neighbor then reported a bullet hole through a side door and pantry door inside their home. Several additional neighbors began reporting that Yazzie was outside his house again firing a gun and yelling. As the SWAT and negotiations teams responded, officers established a perimeter and directed people in homes nearby to shelter in place.  After some negotiations, Yazzie was taken into custody without incident. Yazzie was charged with one count of shooting at an inhabited dwelling or occupied building (no injury), negligent use of a deadly weapon (discharging firearm near an inhabited building), and criminal damage to property (less than $1,000). 

Chief Hebbe released the following statement about the incident, “This was a good example of our officers working hard to de-escalate a critical situation. Time and distance matter in these situations. We’re very pleased this was resolved peacefully, and I’m very proud of the officers on scene.” 

Anyone with additional information about this incident is asked to call the Farmington PD tip line at 505-599-1068.

Farmington Police Department’s Reverse Trick or Treating

Farmington, N.M. – The Farmington Police Department is bringing a fun, new Halloween activity to the community — reverse trick-or-treating! Parents can download and print FPD’s pumpkin coloring page at or pick up a copy in FPD’s lobby Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Kids are invited to use their imaginations to create spooktacular jack-o’-lanterns then hang them on their front door.  While Farmington police officers are out patrolling, they’ll also be hunting for those pumpkins! The officers will leave a bag of treats and a sticker on each pumpkin they find.

Chief Hebbe explained, “Halloween looks a little different this year due to the pandemic, but that doesn’t mean it’s been canceled or we can’t have fun. It’s important for our community to continue to be positive for our kids and show them that we can still have a fun and memorable time.”  

Farmington officers will be delivering goodies to homes displaying their decorated pumpkins from Wednesday, October 28, until Wednesday, November 4.  FPD asks that everyone only decorates one pumpkin per child in the house, so they’re able to get treat bags to as many children as possible. 

The community’s safety is of the utmost importance to FPD, therefore, candy deliveries will include little to no contact, and FPD employees and volunteers will prepare all treat bags in accordance with COVID-Safe Practices.

For citizens who live in more rural areas, FPD is asking them to bring their decorated pumpkins into the police department lobby at 900 Municipal Dr.

And don’t forget to show off those decorated pumpkins! FPD wants to see them posted on social media with the hashtag #FPDpumpkins! For questions or concerns, please contact Public Information Officer Nicole Brown at


Farmington Police respond to shots fired

Farmington, N.M. – Farmington police officers have one man detained after firing several gunshots from his yard and inside his home late Saturday night. Multiple calls from residents in the area of 16th St. and Farmington Ave. of shots fired were reported Saturday evening. On arrival, officers learned that a man, 60-year-old Jack Pryor of Farmington, was experiencing a crisis and firing rounds from several different guns in the front and back yards, and inside his home. Officers set up a perimeter of the area, and the SWAT team responded. While attempting to communicate with the man, he fired a single shot in the direction of a SWAT vehicle. The round struck an object near the vehicle, and injured no one. Officers spoke with the man until they detained peacefully. He was transported to San Juan Regional Medical Center for treatment, and detectives are still investigating the incident.

The Farmington Police Department wants to encourage anyone experiencing a crisis to call 800-273-8255 or find a local behavioral health provider at