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*Amber Alert*

Adelina Lujan (4 years old), Aubri Lujan (3 years old)

Last seen Apr 4, 2021 in Deming, NM

Vehicle: Ford Explorer, White

The following is information for the distribution of an Amber Alert from the Deming Police Department. For details, please contact the Deming Police Department at (575) 546-0354.
The Deming Police Department is asking the public’s assistance in locating Aubri Lujan and Adelina Lujan. They were last seen at 2:28 a.m., on Sunday, April 4, 2021, at 609 West Third Street in Deming. The children were abducted by their father, Jose Luis Lujan who made threats to injure the children. Adelina Lujan is four-year-old female child who is three feet tall, weighing fifty pounds with brown eyes and brown hair. Adelina was last seen wearing an unknown color t-shirt and diaper. Aubri Lujan is a three-year-old female child who is two-foot-six-inches tall, weighing thirty pounds with brown eyes and brown hair. Aubri was last seen wearing an unknown color t-shirt and diaper. Jose Luis Lujan a twenty-seven-year-old male, who is five- feet-five inches tall, two hundred ten pounds, with brown eyes, and black hair. Jose has a piercing and tattoo of Aubri on his left eyebrow. They are believed to be driving a white, Ford Explorer, with one spare tire, bearing temporary registration. Many details are still unknown and under investigation. However, of urgent concern is the whereabouts of Adelina Lujan and Aubri Lujan.
Anyone with any information regarding this New Mexico Amber Alert is asked to call the Deming Police Department at (575) 546-0354 or dial 911.

Missing children

Adelina Lujan

  • Age now: 4 years old
  • Sex: Female
  • Hair: Brown
  • Eyes: Brown
  • Height: 3’0″
  • Weight: 50 lbs
  • Description: Adelina was last seen wearing an unknown color t-shirt and diaper.

Aubri Lujan

  • Age now: 3 years old
  • Sex: Female
  • Hair: Brown
  • Eyes: Brown
  • Height: 2’6″
  • Weight: 30 lbs
  • Description: Aubri was last seen wearing an unknown color t-shirt and diaper.

Suspect

Jose Luis Lujan

  • Age now: 27 years old
  • Sex: Male
  • Hair: Black
  • Eyes: Brown
  • Height: 5’5″
  • Weight: 210 lbs
  • Description: Jose has a piercing and tattoo of Aubri on his left eyebrow.

NMSP: Amber Alert canceled after woman and children found safe

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.- New Mexico State Police issued a tweet that said an Amber Alert had been canceled for a mother and children who were allegedly abducted.

The Amber Alert had been issued by Carlsbad police Friday afternoon for 3-year-old Isabelle Salas and 2-year-old Anaya Holyan. 

Police said the children and their mother, Gyillcinda Crayana Holyan were abducted by Caesar Salas. 

Police said the children and Hoylan were found safe. 

Police have not said if Salas was arrested. 

*AMBER ALERT*

On 3-5-2021, Officers of the Carlsbad Police Department received a phone call from a woman by the name of Gyillcinda Holyan. She said she was in Carlsbad, NM, and needed help. Officers were able to get a cell phone location around the 800 block of Presidio. Information provided to law enforcement led us to the possibility that Cesar Salas had taken Gyillcinda and two children (a 3-year-old girl named Isabelle Salas and a 2-year-old girl named Anaya Holyan). They have been entered into our database as missing and maybe in a green Toyota Forerunner with black rims.

Anyone with information relevant to the investigation please dial 911, Det. Jonathan Brashear at 575-885-2111 Ext. 2222, or Det. Sgt. Elizabeth Ferrales 575-885-2111 ext. 2229.

Governor Signs Abortion Bill, Republican Senators Respond


Governor Signs Abortion Bill, Republican Senators Respond

SANTA FE – Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham today signed legislation to repeal New Mexico’s abortion law. Senate Bill 10, sponsored by Democratic Senator Linda Lopez (District 11-Bernalillo) and others, repealed an entire section of law that among other things protected medical professionals from being forced to participate in abortions and required that abortions be performed by licensed physicians.

Senate Republicans responded to the Governor’s action with the following statements:

“Though the Governor and pro-abortion activists will claim this as a victory for women, the only victor in this bill is the multi-million dollar abortion industry,” said Senator Crystal Diamond (District 35-Dona Ana, Hidalgo, Luna, and Sierra). “With the stroke of her pen, the Governor has weakened standards of care for women, stripped conscience protections for medical professionals, and given the abortion industry unchecked power to operate under the radar in our state. New Mexico women and children deserve better.”

“This is a sad day for New Mexico,” added Senator Gregg Schmedes (District 19-Bernalillo, Sandoval, Santa Fe, and Torrance). “Pro-abortion activists have not been shy about their disregard for unborn children’s lives. Their actions during this Legislative Session, however, exposed their deeper motivations – forcing doctors and nurses to perform abortions

State Police Conducting Sobriety Check Points Throughout New Mexico

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 26, 2021

State Police Checkpoints and Saturation Patrols in Counties across the State in March 2021

Statewide – State Police will be conducting sobriety checkpoints; saturation patrols; and registration, insurance and driver’s license checkpoints in all New Mexico counties during the month of March 2021.

We are bringing awareness to these events in an effort to reduce alcohol related fatalities through continued media attention and intensive advertising. These checkpoints are helping to change society’s attitude about drinking and driving.

Hundreds of lives could be saved each year if every driver had the courage to make the right decision not to drink and drive.

Who:

New Mexico State Police

What:

Sobriety Checkpoints, Saturation Patrols and Registration/Insurance/DL Checkpoints

When:

March 2021

Where:

All New Mexico Counties

Why:

So, we can ENDWI in New Mexico

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Pueblo Of Jemez Police Department Issue Brittany Alert For Jacob Casiquito

The following is information for the distribution of a Brittany Alert from the Pueblo of Jemez Police Department, please direct inquiries to Criminal Investigator Michael Pelligini at (505) 249-3716.

The Pueblo of Jemez Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Jacob Casiquito. He is a Native American male who is 25 years old, five-foot-six inches tall, weighing 130 pounds, with black hair, and brown eyes. Jacob was last seen on February 16 at around 7:30 a.m., leaving his grandma’s residence on Talking Rock Road in the Jemez Pueblo. Jacob was last seen wearing black pants, a black shirt, and a black hoodie.

Anyone with any information regarding this New Mexico Brittany Alert is asked to call the Pueblo of Jemez Investigator Michael Pelligrini (505) 249-3716.

Amber alert

Elijah Covington (3)Javon Rosales (6)

Last seen Feb 9, 2021 in Albuquerque, NM

Albuquerque, NM-The following is information for the distribution of an Amber Alert from the Albuquerque Police Department. For details, please contact the Albuquerque Police Department at (505) 242-2677
The Albuquerque Police Department is asking the publics assistance in locating Elijah Covington and Javon Rosales. They were last seen at 11:20 a.m. on Tuesday, February 9, 2021, at 5000 Menaul Boulevard North East in Albuquerque. The children were abducted from CYFD custody by their mother Clorisa Renee Covington who does not have custody. Elijah Covington is a three-year-old male child who is two feet tall, weighing thirty-five pounds with brown eyes and black hair. Elijah was last seen wearing a black hoodie and black pants with Adidas stripes, and red, black, and grey NIKE brand shoes. Javon Rosales is a six-year-old male child who is three-foot-tall, weighing fifty pounds with black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a black jacket, black pants, and red, black, and grey Shaq brand shoes. Clorisa is a twenty-six-year-old female who is five foot eight inches tall, weighing one hundred sixty-one pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. Clorisa is also five months pregnant. She was last seen wearing a dark blue windbreaker, black pants with red, black, and grey Nike Air Jordan shoes. Clorisa is known to associate with her boyfriend, Fabian Gonzales. Elijah and Javon are missing and are believed to be in danger if not located. Clorisa was driving a grey SUV, however, that vehicle has been located abandoned. It is unknown what vehicle they are currently traveling in or where they are headed. However, of urgent concern is the whereabouts of Elijah Covington and Javon Rosales.
Anyone with any information regarding this New Mexico Amber Alert is asked to call the Albuquerque Police Department at (505) 242-2677or dial 911.

Missing children

Elijah Covington

  • Age now: 3
  • Sex: Male
  • Hair: Black
  • Eyes: Brown
  • Height: 2’0″
  • Weight: 35 lbs
  • Description: Elijah was last seen wearing a black hoodie and black pants with Adidas stripes, and red, black, and grey NIKE brand shoes

Javon Rosales

  • Age now: 6
  • Sex: Male
  • Hair: Black
  • Eyes: Brown
  • Height: 3’0″
  • Weight: 50 lbs
  • Description: Last seen wearing a black jacket, black pants, and red, black, and grey Shaq brand shoes.

Suspect

Clorisa Renee Covington

  • Age now: 26
  • Sex: Female
  • Hair: Brown
  • Eyes: Brown
  • Height: 5’8″
  • Weight: 165 lbs
  • Description: Clorisa is also five months pregnant. She was last seen wearing a dark blue windbreaker, black pants with red, black, and grey Nike Air Jordan shoes.

New Mexico Loses Hero

Luna County, NM – On February 4, 2021, a New Mexico State Police Officer stationed in Deming, NM was assisting Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). The officer initiated a traffic stop on a white Chevrolet pickup truck on Interstate 10 eastbound, near mile marker 101 east of Deming, New Mexico.

During the traffic stop, the driver identified as Omar Felix Cueva (39) fired at least one shot at New Mexico State Police Officer Darian Jarrott. Officer Jarrott was struck and killed by gunfire. An HSI agent arrived on scene and notified New Mexico State Police dispatch that an officer was down. A broadcast was put out to state and local law enforcement agencies. A New Mexico State Police officer located Cueva traveling east on Interstate 10 near mile marker 116. Cueva pulled over at the exit and fired at New Mexico State Police officers. The officers returned fire. A pursuit was initiated as Cueva continued to evade officers, traveling east on Interstate 10. 

During the pursuit, other New Mexico State Police officers successfully utilized tire deflation devices near the Picacho exit on Interstate 10 and near milepost 135 by Las Cruces, NM. Cueva continued to flee east on Interstate 10. At that time officers from the Las Cruces Police Department (LCPD), the Dona Ana County Sheriff’s Office (DASO), a U.S. Border Patrol agent (USBP) assisted New Mexico State Police with the pursuit. A LCPD Officer utilized a Pursuit Intervention Technique (PIT) maneuver near milepost 140. As the pickup came to a stop, Cueva exited the vehicle armed with a firearm and shot multiple rounds towards the officers and deputies. Officers from LCPD, NMSP, DASO, and USBP returned fire towards Cueva, who was struck at least once.

Officers rendered aid to Cueva until emergency medical personnel arrived on scene. Cueva sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased on scene by the Office of Medical Investigator.  

One Las Cruces Police officer was struck by gunfire. The officer was airlifted to a trauma hospital in Texas where he was treated and released for injuries believed to be non-life threatening.  

This investigation is active and being led by the New Mexico State Police Investigations Bureau The identities of the deputies, officers, and Border Patrol agent involved will not be released until all interviews are completed. The New Mexico State Police officers have been placed on standard leave. Please reach out to DASO, LCPD, and Border Patrol for administrative inquiries regarding their deputies and officers. 

Officer Darian Jarrott began his career as a Transportation Inspector with NMDPS. He was certified as a law enforcement officer in December of 2014 and worked with the former Motor Transportation Division of NMDPS. In July of 2015, he was sworn in as a New Mexico State Police officer where he bravely served until today. Officer Jarrott leaves behind 3 small children and was expecting his fourth child this year. Out of respect for Officer Jarrott, please refrain from contacting his family as they mourn the loss of our fallen hero.

Trucker arrested in Highway hit and run

NMSP Arrests Driver involved in a Double Fatal Pedestrian Hit and Run in McKinley County

McKinley County– On January 19, 2021, the New Mexico State Police Investigations Bureau and Crash Reconstruction Unit were called to investigate a double fatal pedestrian hit and run crash on Interstate 40 eastbound, west of Gallup, NM.

Agents learned that at approximately 9:30 p.m., the McKinley County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) received a call of a female walking eastbound on Interstate 40, near milepost 15 west of Gallup, NM.  

A short time later, a New Mexico State Police Officer who was travelling east on Interstate 40 near mile marker 15 observed a large object, a shoe, and what appeared to be debris from a vehicle in the left lane of Interstate 40 and the median.  At that time, a MCSO deputy arrived on scene. As the deputy and officer got closer to the object, they identified the object as a car seat with a deceased infant in it. The officer and deputy also located a deceased female in the median.  

The female, who was later identified as Jessica Ann Copey (24) of Tohlakai, NM and the infant were both pronounced deceased on scene by the Office of Medical Investigator.

During the processing of the scene agents learned Copey was carrying an infant in a car seat and walking in the left lane of Interstate 40, when the two were struck by a Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) traveling east. The driver of CMV did not stop and left the scene. An attempt to locate was broadcast to all state and local law enforcement agencies.

On January 20, 2021, a MCSO deputy located a CMV with heavy front-end damage parked at the Flying J’s truck stop off Interstate 40, exit 39 in Jamestown, NM. State Police agents identified the driver of the CMV as Jagjeet Singh (24) of Indiana was taken into custody and arrested without incident.  Singh was transported and booked into the McKinley County Adult Detention Center in Gallup, NM. 

Upon a search of the suspect’s CMV, NMSP Crime Scene agents discovered 34.8 grams of heroin and 5.6 grams of methamphetamine.  Agents also discovered drug paraphernalia.  Singh was charged with two felony counts of Leaving the Scene of an Accident resulting in Great Bodily Injury or Death, one count of Possession of a Controlled Substance (heroin), one count of Possession of a Controlled Substance (methamphetamine) and one count of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  

Alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the crash. For the privacy of the family, the identity of the child will not be released by State Police. This crash remains under investigation by the New Mexico State Police Investigations Bureau.

Biden Administration brings bright future For America.

Biden’s healthcare plan far surpasses the previous administration as it will bring the country a better healthcare system that allows people to Choose their own healthcare but also helps the poor get covered, bringing healthcare to millions who didn’t have any.

Biden’s covid relief package will send out $1400 checks to Americans in an effort to fight the pandemic.

Analyst predict the Biden economy is expected to come roaring back putting many Americans back to work.

Senate Committee Advances Pro-Abortion Bill,Republican Senators Respond

SANTA FE – After a two-hour long delay and a hearing marred by technical difficulties and limited public participation, the “virtual” Senate Health and Public Affairs Committee today voted along party lines to repeal New Mexico’s abortion law. Senate Bill 10, sponsored by Democratic Senator Linda Lopez (District 11-Bernalillo) and others, would strike an entire section of law that among other things protects medical professionals from being forced to participate in abortions and requires that abortions be performed by licensed physicians.

“Though some of the existing law is unenforceable because of Roe v. Wade, this statute contains important provisions that protect our doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals,” said Senator Gregg Schmedes (District 19-Bernalillo, Sandoval, Santa Fe, and Torrance).” As a medical doctor, I have heard from many of my colleagues that if they lose these vital conscience protections, they will consider leaving the state which would threaten healthcare access for many New Mexicans.”

The current law includes protections from recriminatory action when a hospital or their staff decline to perform abortions based on “moral or religious grounds.” In 1973, the New Mexico Court of Appeals declared this section of the law to be constitutional and a 1990 New Mexico Attorney General Opinion further reiterated its constitutionality.

“A total repeal of New Mexico’s abortion law is not the solution,” added Senator Crystal Diamond (District 35-Dona Ana, Hidalgo, Luna, and Sierra). “In addition to keeping the conscience clause intact, we should be working to strengthen, not weaken standards of care for women. The thought that a non-physician would be allowed to perform a dangerous, late-term abortion on a minor child without any parental knowledge is unconscionable. That is the type of scenario we are exposing women to if this bill passes.”

Senate Bill 10 advanced from the Senate Health and Public Affairs Committee on a 5-3 vote with all three Republican Senators, Gregg Schmedes, David Gallegos, and Stuart Ingle, voting in opposition. The bill will now be referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee where it could be heard as early as next week.

Featured Actress: Zoe Yeoman

Zoë transplanted from Phoenix, Arizona, in mid-2019 by way of Los Angeles, Manhattan and the Washington, D.C. acting markets. Her love of the Southwest is only one reason she and her Husband of almost 30 years decided to make New Mexico their new home. Zoë Yeoman made her professional acting debut at the age of 16, at Kings Hall in Heidelberg, Germany, in a production of Godspell. Since then she’s worked in most of the major markets across the United States. She was raised by an Air Force enlisted man and her Mother was a civil servant, eventually retiring from the Pentagon as Chief of Logistics at Joint Base Andrews. Her family always took advantage of travel, consequently she’s lived or traveled through most of the United States and has lived in Frankfurt, Germany and on the island of Okinawa.

A working actor and a member of Actor’s Equity and SAG/AFTRA and, at times Producer and Director, some of Zoë’s favorite theater roles include Lisa Kron in Well, Ruth Steiner in Donald Margulies’ Collected Stories, Dr. Vivian Bearing in Wit, and as Haley Walker in Theresa Rebeck’s Bad Dates. She originated the role of Margaret in James Riordon’s award winning play, Apollo Redux, and played dual roles in the Washington, D.C. premiere of Emma’s Child, for Horizons’ Theater. On film, Zoë most has appeared in short and feature films, The Five Cent Curve and in All About You, directed by auteur Christine Swanson. Starring roles include Vanessa in Carrots and Onions and K.K.Kettering in the short film, Creole Lady Angelle. She recently was cast in festival favorite, Raising Buchanan, written and directed by Bruce Dellis, M.E.C.C.A.-The Film, The Tiny House Movie and others that are in pre- or post production, due out in 2021 or 2022. On Television, you’ve seen Zoë in episodes of Law & Order: Special Victims’ Unit, David E. Kelley’s The Practice; Strong Medicine, The Drew Carey Show and the ABC Sitcom, Rodney. She earned her Equity card with “the best understudy performance in 20 years” at the Kennedy Center/Eisenhower Theatre in Washington, D.C., (during a run of The Magic Fire, produced in conjunction with and by the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and directed by Libby Appel). Producing and Directing credits include One-Act plays, short films and theatrical productions for the Arizona Women’s Theatre Company’s, Pandora Festival.

Zoë is well known for her character roles and is considered not only versatile in her looks, but her demeanor. Equally gifted in comedy and drama, Zoë has played cancer victims (actually shaving her head for the role), social doyennes, uptight professors, lawyers, doctors, leading ladies and an evil pharmaceutical company owner. One past Director said of her skills, “Read her, you’ll believe”.

Zoë is the athletic type, enjoying every major sport; especially Baseball. She is an avid Golfer and has played courses from the Bay Area to Scottsdale, Arizona to Williamsburg, Virginia. Having learned to Ski in the Austrian Alps, she has skied the Alps of Europe and the Eastern and Western slopes of the United States. She also rides horses and recently gave up her beautiful APHA 16.2h gelding, Zoe’s Situation Comedy (AKA Rolling!) so that he could have the life he deserves by trailering, and going on stream rides through Flagstaff, AZ with his new family. Her one remaining 15-year old Standard Poodle, Porter and her 14-year old Shih Tzu, Barley Wine are her beer-inspired Pups. A true gear head, she drives a 1977 Lincoln Continental Mark V among other things and is very close to getting her ’67 Honda CB-450 back on the road. An avid collector of antique furniture and 20th Century Modern Art, Zoë has visited most of the major museums around the U.S. and the cathedrals of Europe, adding a few more during a recent trip to Greece, Italy and Turkey.

Ms. Yeoman was on the Board of Directors of the Friars’ Club of California and is a past president of the Arizona Women’s Theatre Company. She’s a member of the Santa Fe chapter of The Hamptons Table and New Mexico Women in Film. She’s grateful for the warm welcome fellow New Mexicans and artistic creators in the State have offered she and her Husband, Daniel and is excited to see and learn more about her new home.

Learn more about Zoë by following her on Instagram, Facebook, IMDB.com, Twitter and her soon to be introduced YouTube Channel, “The OG Etiquette Expert with Social Standout Zoë Yeoman.”  Feel free to reach out to her Agents or Publicist with your needs.

Contact:

Katrina or Mina at South West Artists Group / NM / LA Ph: 520.548.2807

email: agents@southwestartistgroup.com

Linda Ryan at Crossbeam Talent / ATL and the Northeast Ph: 770.313.2739

email: crossbeamtalent@gmail.com

Sherry Robb at The Robb Company / MGR Ph: 818.384.0848

email: therobbcompany@gmail.com

Barry Rogers / Publicist  Ph: 214.907.8875

email: barry@waynepr.com

New Day for America

Today Donald Trump left the White House for the final time as Joe Biden will be inaugurated today as the 46th president of the United States.In a break from tradition, Trump will not Attend Biden’s inauguration.Trump leaves the presidential office rife with many potential legal matters awaiting him in civilian life.

Consequential : The art of Tom Blazier

The enchanted lands of New Mexico are the most Beautiful in the World, and the artist of those lands are the source of a magical culture the residents enjoy; Tom Blazier’s Brilliant landscape depictions are treasures as they capture the spirit of the landscape from a Masters Perspective.

Canal Walk at Sunset, oil, 22” x 28”  This painting was purchased by the City of Albuquerque Public Art Collection.


Canjilon Creek Canyon, oil, 32” x 50″


Cochiti Thunderhead, oil, 30” x 30”

Tom Blazier is an Albuquerque-based landscape painter. His work is represented by Masterpiece Gallery in Santa Fe. For more information about Tom and his work, visit the website www.tomblazier.com.

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