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Monday, August 25, 2014 - 5:28pm

CrimeBeat

Las Cruces woman suspected of threatening nieces with knife arrested

A Las Cruces woman is behind bars today, after police say she threatened her two teenage nieces with a knife Tuesday evening.

Police: Man suspected of running over toddler in failed drug deal involved in second crash

Sunland Park Police are now looking for a woman who may have been involved in a traffic accident with the father accused of accidentally

421 pounds of marijuana found inside SUV at Bassett Center

El Paso Police located 421 pounds inside of a SUV parked at Basset Center Monday night. EPPD was called out to Bassett Center at 9:38 p.m. Monday evening after the caller reported a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot.

Las Cruces man murdered early Monday morning, three suspects in custody

A 59-year-old Las Cruces man was stabbed to death overnight in his home, and now three people are behind bars charged in connection with his murder.

Police say a teacher admitted to sexually assaulting 6 year-old girl

Police in Austin, Texas say a teacher admitted to molesting a 6 year-old student girl. The student says the incident took place in a classroom at her elementary school, Eleanor Beck picks up the story from here.

Dona Ana County credit card theft suspects sought

Authorities with the Dona Ana County Sheriff's Department are asking for the community's assistance in identifying a couple who is suspected of trying to use a stolen credit card at a gas pump around 1:30 a.m. June 8.

Naked man reported at Chaparral Park, Sheriff's ask for help identifying him

Dona Ana County Sheriff's Deputies are asking the community to be vigilant in light of recent reports of a naked man being spotted at a Chaparral park.

EPCSO investigating discovery of body at Fabens rest-stop

Investigators with the El Paso Sheriff's Department are looking into the discovery of a body at the rest-stop off of I-10 west near the Fabens exit.

Break-in reported at Burges HS overnight

Officials with the El Paso Independent School District has confirmed that a burglary was reported overnight on the campus, located at 7800 Edgemere on El Paso's east side.

EPCSO identifies suspect who allegedly fled from deputies before Sunday shooting

A spokesman with the El Paso County Sheriff's Department has released additional information in the Sheriff's Deputy involved shooting that happened at the intersection of Doniphan and E. Vinton Rd on Sunday morning.

Five people sentenced in connection with Texas Game Warden assaults

One of two men arrested last fall for assaulting two Texas game wardens following a high-speed pursuit in Limestone County has been sentenced to 30 years in prison following guilty pleas to five felonies stemming from the case.

Dona Ana County Sheriff: Man suspected of fondling 10-year-old family member arrested

Authorities in Dona Ana County have arrested and charged 29-year-old with Jose Luis Melendez with criminal sexual penetration after he allegedly fondled a 10-year-old family member.

Las Cruces massage therapist charged with violating therapy client

A Las Cruces massage therapist is behind bars after Dona Ana County Sheriff's Deputies allege that he violated a client during a massage therapy session earlier this month.

Las Cruces man given maximum sentence for shooting, near fatal pistol-whipping of girlfriend

A Las Cruces man received the maximum 33 1/2 year sentence after a jury found him guilty of attempted first degree murder, aggravated burglary, child abuse and felon in possession of a firearm.

El Paso woman behind bars in South Texas for illegally obtaining prescription meds

Yvonne Yvette Sanchez, 38, is originally from El Paso.