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  • Former Teacher Arrested for Sexual Contact with Students

    Through the State Police investigation, agents determined sufficient evidence to obtain an arrest warrant and arrested James Dee Coulter today around 9:00 a.m. at an industrial equipment supply company in Farmington where he is currently employed. After his arrest, State Police agents interviewed Coulter. Coulter admitted in his interview to several more unlawful sexual relationships with other female high school students. The New Mexico State Police will further investigate these additional crimes and work to identify any other victims in this case. Coulter will be booked into the San

  • Sheriff Blasts D.A. & Judge After Andrew Long Sentencing

    “The lack of spine from all involved is appalling; to sentence this predator to our county jail and utilize county resources on a state conviction is absurd. This individual should be in a state prison, he should not be allowed unsupervised visits and work release. Child pornography is not a victimless crime! If we are not willing to protect our children, what are we willing to do?”

  • Man Arrested for Child Abuse

    Detectives investigating the incident learned that 37-year-old Jeremiah Yazziee-Miller of Farmington was watching his girlfriend’s, of one month, six children in their Farmington home while the mother was grocery shopping. Miller messaged his girlfriend through social media to inform her something was wrong with the baby. Miller then called 911 and reported the baby wasn’t breathing. By the time the mother returned home from shopping, the baby had been transported to the hospital.

  • Update: Arrested State Police Officer Resigns

    The criminal complaint generally alleges that Capehart abused his position as a law enforcement officer by stealing quantities of drugs seized during arrests and giving the drugs to females with whom he was interested in pursuing romantic or sexual relationships.   To this end, the complaint alleges that on June 15, 2018, Capehart initiated a “flirtatious” “texting” relationship with a 16-year-old female who was a passenger in a friend’s vehicle, which was the subject of a traffic stop.  After Capehart allegedly agreed to dismiss the friend’s citations, Capehart allegedly sent a number of text

  • Update: Suspect Wanted in Fatal Shooting

    Police are actively searching for Lucero who may be in Farmington but is believed to be in the Albuquerque area and possibly headed to Mexico.   Although not a suspect, detectives are seeking an interview with Miguel (Mikey) Hernandez, 27, of Farmington who is believed to be with Lucero at this time.   Lucero also has an active federal probation violation warrant related to charges on methamphetamine trafficking and a felony warrant out of Bernalillo Metro Court for breaking and entering.

  • 416 Fire is 100% Contained

    Hot spots will continue to smolder in the interior for weeks to come. It is going to take a significant moisture event over the whole burn scar to completely put the fire out. Due to recent weather events, increasing greening in the higher elevations and lack of observed smoke during monitoring, we are confident that the fire will stay within its current containment lines.


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