Repeat Offender Arrested

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New Mexico State Police served a search warrant at 860 West Sixth Ave. Friday morning, June 23, and arrested one person on charges of being a felon in possession of a firearm and drug paraphernalia.
Charges have been filed against Adrian Rea, 32, of Truth or Consequences, in Sierra County Magistrate Court following the execution of the search warrant at his home.
Agents with the State Police Investigations Bureau found meth pipes, a digital scale, numerous zip lock baggies and a spoon with residue, as well as a 20 gauge shot gun.

County Firearms Policy Discussed


EB Clinic Incident Spurs Upgrades


The August 16 arrest of a Williamsburg man for brandishing a firearm at the Sierra Vista Hospital (SVH) clinic in Elephant Butte has prompted hospital authorities to fast track significant safety improvements for the facility. SVH Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Mike Zimmerman outlined planned improvements during his regular report to governing board members at their August 31 meeting.

Feud Ends In Fatal Shooting

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Feuding that spanned nearly three decades is said to have come to a fatal end when a man allegedly shot and killed another in the roadway of Las Palomas Canyon Road. Sierra County Regional Dispatch Authority received a report of a man laying on the ground next to a backhoe off Las Palomas Road Saturday morning, June 21. A passerby found the man just after 11 that morning. According to the man’s statement to investigators, he stopped to render aid, but when he touched the man on the arm and neck he realized the man was lifeless…

Accidental Shooting Sends One To SVH

Police beat

A T-or-C man was charged with negligent discharge of a firearm after his .45 caliber firearm went off while he was cleaning the weapon and shot his girlfriend. T-or-C Police Officer A. Laux was called to Sierra Vista Hospital Sat., May 17 just after 3 p.m. when a woman had driven herself to the hospital for treatment of a gunshot wound to the hand. According to charges filed against Stuart Greenhagen of 708 Fir Street, the girlfriend told police that her boyfriend was in the living room cleaning the gun and she had gone into the kitchen to get a drink of a soda. She turned around, set the drink on the counter and had leaned her hands on the counter when she heard a pop and felt a burning sensation in her hand. Upon looking at her hand she saw blood, told Greenhagen she had been shot to which he immediately apologized. The woman stated she watched her hand with cold water and wrapped it before driving herself to the hospital. Court documents indicate that the woman reiterated the weapons’ discharge was accidental. A search warrant was obtained for the residence, as police were unable to locate Greenhagen when they went to the Fir Street address. Inside they located a spent .45 ACP cartridge in the kitchen and a spent .45 ACP brass casing in the living room. There was also damage to the kitchen counter consistent with being struck by a cartridge. The woman had a five inch long wound where the bone and tissue was visible. She was transported out for further treatment…