December 5, 2013
This morning Hobbs Police have responded to several crashes due to below freezing temperatures and the sleet. The roads in and around Hobbs are becoming iced over and slick. Hobbs Police would like to remind motorists to slow down for the road conditions. Please allow extra distance between your vehicle and the one in front of you. If you do not absolutely have to get out, please stay home
November 26, 2013
In the past few days Hobbs Police Department has responded to several calls concerning stolen vehicles. These vehicles reported stolen were either left running or had the keys in the ignition.
Citizens often leave their car running to warm the vehicle up due to the cold weather. This makes the vehicle an easy target for thieves. If you are warming your vehicle please secure the vehicle with a second set of keys to help protect your property from thieves looking for an easy opportunity.
Hobbs Police would like to remind citizens to lock their cars, take their keys and hide their belongings to assist in reducing auto theft.
November 21, 2013
Hobbs Police Department will be conducting DUI Checkpoints and Saturation Patrols throughout the Holiday Season as part of Super Blitz. This includes the months of November, December and through New Year’s Day. These checkpoints and saturation patrols will be conducted at undisclosed locations in an effort to locate persons operating motor vehicles under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs.
November 26, 2013
Holiday Security Tips
The holiday season is approaching and it can be one of the highest crime periods
of the year, specifically theft crimes. Hobbs Police Department encourages citizens to take the following precautions as you prepare and shop for the upcoming holiday season.
- Consider carrying your identification, bank cards and/or money in pockets rather than in a purse. If you do carry a purse or bag, carry it close to your body at all times. Do not leave purses unattended in shopping carts or vehicles.
- Carry only small amounts of cash.
- Be very careful when using ATM machines. Pay close attention to what is going on around you.
- Always lock your vehicle when you leave it unattended.
- Park in well-lit areas when dark and avoid parking next to large vehicles, bushes or anything that can conceal a criminal wanting to break into a vehicle to steal something from you.
- Make a mental note where you parked and have the keys ready when you approach your vehicle. Always check your back seat prior to getting into your vehicle.
- Be watchful for suspicious persons. Be alert to individuals who follow you or watch you place items in your vehicle. Get a good description of the person(s) and report all suspicious activity or persons to police.
- For ladies carrying purses, do no leave purses in shopping carts while placing packages or bags in your vehicle.
- Lock all packages and valuables in vehicle trunks. Do not leave any items in plain view inside a vehicle.
- Keep gifts hidden from view through outside windows. (items that may be under a tree)
- Always lock all doors and windows when leaving your home.
- When leaving your home unattended, make sure a light or two is on during evening hours. Motion activated or timed lights are good for additional security.
- When away, stop delivery of newspaper and mail until you return.
- When arriving home, always be alert for anything unusual. If you do not feel comfortable going into your home, do not enter it and call Hobbs Police Department.
- Never open your door to someone you don’t know.
- Never place boxes from electronics purchased in the alley. Cut them up and place them in the trash cart.
Hobbs Police Department will conduct vacation checks on your home while you are away. Please call 397-9282 for details or come to the lobby at 300 North Turner. If you have any concerns about safety or security during the holiday season, please feel free to contact us. Have a safe and happy holiday season!
November 5, 2013
Non Certified Officer Retention Incentive
$15,000.00 Incentive over the 5 years, Earned at $3,000.00 per year.
September 16, 2013
Testing - Testing for Non-Certified Officers (those with no experience) will be held on Saturday, October 12, 2013. Persons interested in testing must have an application turned in to Human Resources at City Hall, 200 East Broadway, no later than Wednesday, October 9th. For more information contact Officer Mike Stone at 575-397-9381.
September 11, 2013
News Release - On Tuesday, September 3rd at approximately 5:00pm. Hobbs Police responded to an abandoned residence in the 1400 block of East Dunnam in reference to something suspicious. After arrival officers located a deceased body in the residence. The unidentified body has been sent to the Office of the Medical Examiner in Albuquerque for autopsy.
Officer Mike Stone
Public Information Officer
August 15, 2013
DUI Enforcement - Hobbs Police Department will be conducting DUI Checkpoints and Saturation Patrols throughout the months of July and August 2013. These checkpoints and saturation patrols will be conducted at undisclosed locations in an effort to locate persons operating motor vehicles under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs
August 15, 2013
Press Release - On August 11, 2013 at approximately 4:30 AM, the Hobbs Police Department arrested 32 year old
Bobby Morales of Hobbs, in the 300 block of West Palace. With the assistance of the Hobbs Police Department and Lea County Sheriff’s Departments SWAT Teams, Morales was taken into custody without incident early Sunday morning. Morales is charged with Kidnapping, Aggravated Assault, Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Parole Violation. His bond is set at $750,000.00.
Ashley Sosa, 28, of Hobbs was not located with Morales; however, was later located by police uninjured.
The investigation is on-going at this time. Citizens are asked to contact the Hobbs Police Department at 397-9265 or 397-9275 with any information concerning this crime.
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