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Deming/Luna County
Crime Stoppers Program
PO BOX 1716
Deming, NM 88031



Luna County Crime Stoppers

 Monthly Meeting: 

Next meeting is scheduled for May 5th, 2015 at noon at La Fonda, 601 E Pine St.,
  and open to the public. 




Public's help needed to arrest miscreants

A male suspect broke into the west side of the high school at approximately 1 a.m., early Saturday morning.
  Click for full story.
If you have information on this crime, contact Det. Pacheco at (575) 546-3011.
Deming Police provided still image from a DHS surveillance camera.

Deming Police is providing this still image from a DHS surveillance camera that captured a burglary suspect in a corridor of the school.

Vandals struck the Sam Baca Aquatic Center located at 815 W Buckeye St.  sometime in the early morning hours of Wednesday. Click for full story
If you have information on this crime, contact Lt. Rudiger at (575) 546-3011.  

Tips can also be called into Crime Stoppers or text in a tip from a smartphone.  See below for link to the website or how to text in information.  Tips are confidential and kept completely anonymous.  Crime Stoppers pays up to $1,000 in rewards.

 Report a crime, remain anonymous, and recieve cash reward

Tipsoft offers the following options to submit a tip:

  • Text your tip to 274637 (CRIMES) enter: LUNATIP your message Text STOP to 274637 to cancel, Text HELP to 274637 for help.  Message and Data Rates May Apply.
  • Download Tipsoft application on Smartphone (FREE APP)
  • Visit follow link to submit a tip
  • Call Crimestoppers at (575) 546-7800.  Call will be routed to an out of state call center

All tips are completely anonymous and confidential.  Cell phone information is stripped of its identity and the tip is assigned a number.

Also, sign up to receive public alerts from area law enforcement regarding weather, crime, amber alerts, and other community emergencies.  Visit to learn more.

For additional information regarding the TIPSOFT program, contact:

New Mexico State Police - Deming District Office (575) 546-8548
Deming Police Department                                          (575) 546-3011
Luna County Sheriff's Department                             (575) 546-4997   


TXT UR TIP       Crimestoppers and TipSoft 

The Deming Police Department in collaboration with the Luna County Sheriff's Office, and the local New Mexico State Police embarked on a new project to update the Crimestoppers reporting program.

The previous Crimestoppers Program was established many years ago.  The original idea was to provide an anonymous crime reporting system for citizens to be able to report a crime, to provide information about a person or people involved in crimes, or to provide facts about crimes under investigation to local law enforcement personnel - all without the fear of their personal identity becoming known.

We learned about a program called TipSoft, which is a private company located in Canada that manages Crimestopper reports by allowing completely anonymous information to be reported to their company, then relays the information to the local law enforcement agencies.

With the TipSoft program, citizens can send a text message, email or even call in a tip to the TipSoft call center where all of the identifying information is completely removed, and retyped before being sent to local law enforcement.  This system also allows an officer to follow-up, through TipSoft, with the tipster to ask questions or request additional information.  This new feature, not previously available, will greatly asist the local authorities in their investigations.

The Crimestopper Program, using TipSoft, will still work the same - the citizen will be provided a tip number they keep to update information if they learn new or additional facts they feel are important to the case.  Tips that lead to an arrest are still eligible for cash rewards.

Once a tip is recorded it is then sent to law enforcement and assigned to an officer, agent and/or detective.  Dialogue between the reporter and the assigned officer can be requested and remains completely confidential.  There is absolutely no way law enforcement can identify the reporter.

Another great feature of TipSoft is the smart phone users can download and "app" to their cell phone and register a confidential, anonymous account through the TipSoft system.  This then allows local law enforcement, through TipSoft, and using reverse information, in the event of a serious incident, weather emergency, or any other major critical incident, to relay information back out to the general public.  The information being sent to the general public is in real time.  Registered account users receive local, accurate information when time and correct information matters.

The reverse notification feature also allows law enforcement to notify the public when law enforcement is seeking information about a crime that occurred and is under investigation.  This feature can be beneficial in cases of missing persons and/or abductions, again where time is of the most importance in locating these individuals.  Registering is free and easy and only takes about three minutes.

For more information contact the Deming PD and request a flyer with Crimestopper/TipSoft contact information. (Chief Gigante)   




ALERT: Missing Person

Paul Madrid has been missing from Deming, NM for approximately 46 months.  If you have any information concerning this person, please call the Deming Police Department (575)-546-3011, or any other local law enforcement agency. PDF

A reward of up to $1000 is being offered for relevant information leading to the recovery of Paul Madrid or the prosecution of person(s) responsible for crimes committed against Paul Madrid.

Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

You may contact CRIME STOPPERS at (575)-546-7800 or





What is Crime Stoppers?

Crime Stoppers is a program which involves the public, the media and law enforcement in the fight against crime. 
It offers anonymity and cash rewards to those providing information leading to the arrest and filing of criminal charges
against offenders and in the capture of fugitives.  Anonymity overcomes fear of involvement and retaliation and cash
rewards speak for themselves.

How does Crime Stoppers Work?

If someone recognizes the person who committed a crime, or known about the crime, they should call Crime Stoppers
on the TIP LINE at 575-546-7800, where a report is taken and a code or number is assigned to the caller.  The information
is then forwarded to the law enforcement officer(s) handling the crime.  The caller is asked to check back at a later time and
identify themselves with their number or code only.

Do callers identify themselves?

Never.  Only a confidential 'TIP' number or code is used.  The caller is NOT identified on the tip sheet as male or female.
All calls are confidential.

Are calls recorded?

Absolutely NEVER!  The Crime Stoppers TIP LINE results in an arrest or the filing of criminal charges, then arrangements
are made for the reward to be paid in cash and in a way to preserve anonymity.

Who administers Crime Stoppers?

The Deming/Luna County Board of Directors is comprised of concerned citizens in the area.  Each member of the Board
is elected by the existing membership, and all members of the Board serve on a voluntary basis, no compensation
is paid to any member of the Board.  Deming/Luna County Crime Stoppers is a non-profit organization under section
501(c)3 of the IRS code and is funded solely by donations.  It does not receive any tax dollars.

Does Crime Stoppers work?

Quite simply - YES! Since the start of Crime Stoppers, many calls have been received resulting in hundreds of arrests and
recovery of substantial amounts of property.  Calls have included information about robbery, rape, assaults, drug and
firearms offences.

You and/or your company might not have been a victim of crime but you most certainly have been affected by it.  The
cost of crime to individuals, corporations and society is high.  Whatever the crime we all have to pay through increased
insurance premiums, replacement cars or goods, emotional and physical pain.

We all want to live in a community free of crime.  You can do something about it and that's where Crime Stoppers
can help.

The information you have may help solve a crime or prevent one from happening.  The information you have, no matter
how trivial you may think it is, might be the missing piece that is important to the investigation.

Crime Stoppers is a community based policing service which allows you to give information anonymously on
the phone.

Remember, if you see or know something, say something.

If You Support Deming/Luna County Crime Stoppers And Would Like To Make a Donation:

Please mail donations to:

Deming/Luna County
Crime Stoppers Program
PO BOX 1716
Deming, NM 88031

All donations are tax deductible, name and address needed only for forwarding receipt.

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