August 15, 2013 – On Tuesday afternoon, August 13th at approximately 5:00pm, Hobbs Police responded to a crash involving a vehicle and two pedestrians in the 1100 block of East Broadway. Upon arrival Officers found two 14 year old males injured after being hit by a four door passenger car. As a result of the investigation, Officers learned that the 26 year old Esteban Alvarez had fallen asleep at the wheel, veered off the south side of the roadway, drove over the curb and onto the sidewalk striking the boys. Both teenagers were transported to a Lubbock, Texas area hospital for treatment and are in stable condition. The investigation into this matter is ongoing and charges against Alvarez are pending the outcome of the investigation. Alcohol was not a factor in this incident.
August 13, 2013 - 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.