CrimeBeat

El Paso inmate accused of trying to hire hitman to kill wife

A man who was locked up in El Paso County Detention Center on Assault Family Violence charges in January is now facing a new set of charges -- this time for allegedly trying to hire a hit man to kill his wife while he was behind bars.

Crime Stoppers Offers $25,000 Reward in LC Bowl Case

Las Cruces Crime Stoppers is offering a $25,000 reward for information that helps identify the men suspected of the Feb. 10, 1990, mass-shooting that claimed four lives that day and left three others critically injured.

EPCSO: Attempted Montana Vista burglary ends in gunfire, arrest

El Paso County Sheriff's Office investigators say things didn't go exactly as planned for a would-be burglary near Montana Vista early Wednesday morning.

Arrest made in February suspicious death in East El Paso

El Paso Police have arrested a man they say is responsible for the death of 24-year-old Karyna Rodriguez in an east El Paso apartment last month.

Mexican national arrested after allegedly smuggling $160k worth of cocaine through Presidio port

A Mexican national was arrested at the Presidio port of entry Thursday evening after he allegedly attempted to smuggle over five pounds of cocaine through the port inside the battery of a 2002 Ford Escape.

Bond reduced for Border Patrol agent accused of shooting man in the head

The bond was reduced from $300,000 to $50,000 Monday morning in Judge Luis Aguilar's 243rd District Court. $20,000 of that bond was a surety bond and $30,000 personal reconnaissance.

Police investigate 'shots fired' call at Central El Paso restaurant

El Paso Police responded to a 'shots fired' called Sunday night in Central El Paso.

Family of Marine killed in crash looking for help

The family of a former Marine killed in an Far East El Paso crash is looking for help to cover his death expenses.

Drug smugglers busted in Fabens pecan orchard

Four men failed at their attempt to smuggle nearly $200,000 worth of marijuana across the border on Friday. Border Patrol agents say they saw the white pickup speeding through a pecan farm in Fabens.

EPPD Detective placed on administrative leave after allegedly choking family member

An El Paso Police Department Detective is on administrative duty with pay after being arrested last week during a domestic disturbance call.

Teen charged with exposing himself to girls as they walked home from school

A search for the man responsible for exposing himself to young women and girls as they walked home from school is apparently over, but police are still hoping for additional witnesses to come forward.

Tracking system could help ID stolen property

The Las Cruces Police Department is now using a personal property tracking system that should help solve more crimes, and identify the rightful owner of lost or stolen goods.

'Manhattan Heights Rapist' pleaded guilty in second case

Arturo Valtierra Payan, the man known as the 'Manhattan Heights Rapist' made an open guilty plea  in court Friday to three counts of aggravated sexual assault in the 243rd District Court.

Farrey case: Trial dates pushed back

The trial dates for the two parents accused of burying their 5-month-old son in the New Mexico desert before leaving a bizarre note inside their west El Paso home and absconding to Michigan in late 2013 have been pushed back yet again.