Las Cruces mother charged with making a false report after saying her son was missing

Las Cruces News
Martha Alicia Guerrero-Rivas

A Las Cruces mother called police claiming her son was missing and then later said she remembered allowing him to stay at a friends house.

Now, she is charged with a misdemeanor for misleading police, according to a Las Cruces Police Department news release.

Martha Alicia Guerrero-Rivas, 25, called police at 4 a.m. on Saturday. When they arrived to her house at the 1100 block of Montana Avenue, she told police she last saw her 4-year-old son at about 4:30 p.m. on Friday.

“Officers canvased the immediate area to no avail and investigators questioned Guerrero-Rivas who denied having any knowledge of her son’s whereabouts,” the release said.

Hours later, after the Las Cruces Police Department already issued a news release, Guerrero-Rivas told police she remembered that she allowed her son to spend the night at a friend’s house, the release said.

Officers went to that home and found the boy, who was then picked up by the New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department.

Guerrero-Rivas was arrested and booked into the Dona Ana County Detention Center on Saturday morning. She was released on her own recognizance later that day.

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