Local News

  • Shiprock Man Struck and Killed on US 64

     The initial investigation indicated a 2019 Dodge pickup was traveling east on US64.  For reasons unknown a pedestrian, Delbert Atcitty Jr. (38) of Shiprock, NM was struck while walking in the right lane of the roadway by the Dodge.  Atcitty sustained fatal injuries in the crash, and he was pronounced deceased on scene by the Office of the Medical Investigator.

  • Sex Offender re-Arrested in San Juan County

    On December 26, 2019, the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office received a cyber tip from the New Mexico Attorney General’s Office regarding a Farmington resident in possession of child pornography. A search warrant was performed at Keith Johnson’s residence by detectives with the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office and a cell phone containing child pornography was seized.

  • Man Arrested after Police Standoff

    Patrol officers secured the area and called for the SWAT team to respond. Negotiators’ attempts to contact Joseph Rino weren’t successful. Officers obtained a search warrant for the house,  then The SWAT team and K9s entered the house and arrested Rino without incident.

  • Traffic Light Installed on Crouch Mesa

    The stoplights were installed on traffic signal arms which previously flashed yellow lights for north/south traffic and flashed red lights for east-west traffic. The installation of the traffic signal comes after a traffic study showed that the vehicle volume through the intersection met warrants as set by the Federal Highway Administration’s Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices. The eight-hour Vehicular Volume count is the controlling warrant for traffic signal control at the intersection. Road 350 is one of the most heavily-traveled San Juan County maintained roadways. The Farmington

  • Farmington Prepares for Downtown Construction

    Main Street from Hill Avenue to Allen Avenue will be CLOSED beginning Monday, January 6, 2020, through Friday, June 5, 2020, for the Downtown Farmington Revitalization - Complete Street Project, Phase 1. 

  • Teen Arrested after Another Teen Dies from Gunshot Wound

    Shortly before 1 p.m. on the 14th, Farmington Police Department responded to a residence on the east side of Farmington with medics to a report of a male juvenile who was unresponsive. Upon arrival, the teen was found to be deceased. Farmington detectives began investigating the scene and found that the juvenile had sustained a gunshot wound, causing his death. Further investigation of the incident ultimately led to Montano’s arrest

  • UPDATE: Police identify victim in Bloomfield House Fire

    San Juan County Fire Department and Bloomfield Fire Department are on-scene and an investigation by the San Juan County Fire Marshal and Bloomfield Police Detectives is ongoing.

  • 2 Killed in US 550 Crash Friday

    The initial investigation indicated a 2003 Lincoln passenger car was traveling south on U.S. Highway 550.  For reasons still under investigation the vehicle left the roadway and rolled. Both rear seat passengers were ejected from the vehicle and pronounced deceased on the scene by the office of the Medical Investigator.    The driver and front seat passenger were transported to area hospitals for treatment. Their conditions and injuries are not known.

  • County Fire Chief to Retire

    In retirement, Daugherty will be spending more time with his family and continuing to train the next generation of firefighters. There will be an announcement regarding Chief Daugherty’s replacement forthcoming.

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