POSTED: Wednesday, September 4, 2013 - 3:47pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, September 4, 2013 - 3:48pm
Las Cruces — The Las Cruces Police Department is reminding residents that minor property crime reports – reports of incidents that occur within city limits and have no known suspect or crime scene evidence that can be collected by police – can be filed online through LCPD’s website.
The Las Cruces Police Department’s Citizens Online Police Reporting System can accept reports for lost property, vandalism, theft or larceny, telephone harassment and vandalism to motor vehicles.
The reports must be of incidents that occurred within Las Cruces city limits.
Reports for vandalism with more than $1,000 in damages, and reports for theft or larceny of more than $500 in property value, cannot be entered through the online system. Residents wishing to report incidents with those higher-dollar amounts, or if there is a known suspect or crime scene evidence that can be collected, should call 911 or (575) 526-0795, the non-emergency phone number to Central Dispatch.
Crimes that occurred outside of Las Cruces city limits should be reported to law enforcement in the jurisdiction for which they took place.
The Citizens Online Police Reporting System allows users to receive a temporary case number and print a copy of the unofficial police report. Information submitted to the online reporting system is reviewed by Las Cruces Police for approval. Once approved, the report is entered into the department’s records and an official report is generated.
After the online report is approved, the reporting party will receive an email confirming the report and instructions on how to print a free copy of the report.
Las Cruces Police can also recommend further investigation into any report made.
The online reporting system can be found on the Las Cruces Police Department’s website, www.CLCPD.com , under the Community Policing tab near the bottom of the page.