Hobbs Police Department

  • Agency: Hobbs Police Department
  • Address: 300 N Turner St, Hobbs, 88240 NM
  • Chief: J D Sanders (Chief of Police)
Phone: 575-397-9265
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Hobbs Police Department is located at 300 N Turner St, Hobbs, 88240 NM. The Chief of Police of the department is J D Sanders. The Hobbs Police Department phone number is 575-397-9265.

Hobbs Police Department News

Hobbs Police Department Officers stopped by to visit volunteers working on a house being built through the Habitat for Humanity of Hobbs this past Saturday morning. #LeaCountyRodeoPrincess Auzrianna Washington and #LittleMissRodeoNewMexico X'Andria Washington were volunteering their time along with their mother, Officer Teresa Grady with the Hobbs Police Department. Over 100 volunteers showed up Saturday morning to build a home for a family in need including #LeaCountyRodeoSweetheart Brie Riley, athletes from the University of the Southwest, and Maddox J F Foundation. #HobbsProud #Volunteer #HabitatForHumanity #HobbsNM #HobbsPoliceDepartment For more information on how to get involved or volunteer your time, contact the Habitat for Humanity of Hobbs at (575) 397-4398.

It is that time again. Please gather up your unused, unwanted and expired medicaions for The Semi Annual Drug Take Back! No Liquids, Aerosols or Syringes please. Saturday, October 27th at both Hobbs Walgreens from 10am to 2pm. Hobbs PD and Community Drug Coalition will be set up in front of both stores.

🗣🗣A huge shout out to #JuctionChristianAcademy and #HobbsFreshmanHighSchool #teachers for giving us two really fun #WomensSelfDefense classes. 💪💪💪 📞📞If you're interested in attending a class, call Sgt. Fidel Aldrete at (575) 397-9394💥💥

On October 1, 2018 the Hobbs Police Department responded to the 800 block of West Broadway in reference to a Fraud. The suspect pictured in the video used a fictitious purchase order and name to obtain equipment. If anyone recognizes the subject in the video please contact the Hobbs Police Department at (575) 397-9265 or Lea County Crime Stoppers at (575) 393-8005.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – October 1, 2018 On September 30, 2018 at approximately 10:50 PM, the Hobbs Police Department responded to the 1800 block of West Joe Harvey Boulevard in reference to a motor vehicle crash involving a pedestrian. The investigation revealed that a vehicle, driven by Luke Adams, 26 of Hobbs, was Eastbound on Joe Harvey when his vehicle struck Evelyn Carney, 28, of Hobbs, who was lying down in the eastbound traffic lane. Carney was transported to Lea Regional Medical center where she succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced deceased. Eastbound traffic on Joe Harvey was diverted for approximately 3.5 hours while investigators conducted the investigation. There is no enforcement action currently pending and the investigation revealed Adams had not consumed alcohol. The investigation is ongoing. If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact the Hobbs Police Department at 575-397-9265. ####

****** For Immediate Release******** September 28, 2018 On September 28, 2018, at approximately 9:00 AM, the Hobbs Police Department responded to the 700 block of E. Main Street in reference to a suspicious device which was reported to look similar to a pipe bomb. A resident located the device in his vehicle and alerted authorities. One residence, two travel trailers and a local business were evacuated as a precautionary measure. East and westbound traffic on Main from Dal Paso to Morris was also diverted. The New Mexico State Police responded and requested the assistance of their EOD (Explosive Ordinance Disposal) Team from Santa Fe, NM. At approximately 1:45 PM the NMSP EOD Team arrived and determined that the device was non explosive; however, was constructed to look like an explosive device. Normal traffic flow resumed at approximately 3:15 PM and residents were allowed to return to their homes. The investigation into this matter is on-going. If you have any information regarding this incident please contact the Hobbs Police Department at (575) 397-9265.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ******** September 24, 2018 On September 24, 2018, at approximately 10:43 AM, Hobbs Police Department School Resource Officers were contacted by staff of Houston Jr. High School in reference to a 13-year old student who had made statements about having a gun on campus. The student did not have a gun; however, admitted to jokingly saying he had a gun in his backpack and he was going to “wait until after lunch” before he did anything. The student said that he made the statements jokingly after seeing several past social media posts. Several students were in fear of going to class due to the statements and reported it to the principal. The student was arrested for Interference with the Educational Process which is a petty misdemeanor. He was referred to the Juvenile Probation Office and released to a guardian. We ask all parents to remind your children of the severity of making threatening statements in person or via social media. What may seem like a joke to your child may cause fear and panic to others. If you have any information related to the aforementioned incident please contact the Hobbs Police Department at (575) 397-9265. ######

On Friday, September 14, 2018 at approximately 11:43 A.M. Officers with the Hobbs Police Department responded to the 400 block of East Marland in reference to a fire. The fire caused damage to merchandise and property. We are requesting the public’s assistance in identifying the subject in the video in reference to this incident. If anyone recognizes the subject in the video please contact the Hobbs Police Department at (575) 397-9265 or Lea County Crime Stoppers at (575) 393-8005 for a reward up to $1000.00. You can also private message our page and remain anonymous.

****** FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ******** Highland Threat September 21, 2018 On September 21, 2018 at approximately 7:30 AM, Hobbs Police Department School Resource Officers were contacting about a student not wanting to attend school today at Highland Jr. High School due to a threat of a shooting at Highland. Hobbs Police were able to quickly track down the source of threat, which was made by a recently enrolled, 14 year old student. The student admitted to making statements on Wednesday, September 20 regarding threatening to “shoot up the school” today, Friday September 21, 2018. The investigation revealed there were no plans in place and the student had no access to any weapons. He further stated he was making the threat to impress others. The student was placed under arrest for Interference with the Educational Process which is a Petty Misdemeanor. After contacting the Juvenile Probation Office, the student was released to a guardian. The student will also be subject to school discipline in accordance with Hobbs Municipal School policy. The Hobbs Police Department had an increased presence at Highland Jr. High this morning as the incident was being investigated. There are no known current threats to the safety of the students. ####

****** FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ******** HHS Threat September 21, 2018 On September 21, 2018 at approximately 7:30 AM, Hobbs Police Department School Resource Officers were made aware of a social media post circulating which stated “there’s a school shooting threat going around at the high school & freshman. 200&300 wing. Y’all stay safe.” Officers immediately began investigating the source of the social media post and located the guardian of the student who created it. The guardian said that she saw a post on the local Facebook Group, Neighborhood Watch 411 Lea County, which she interpreted to say there was going to be a school shooting today. The guardian told the student not to go to school today because of the information. The student then created the attached social media post, warning others of a school shooting. The Hobbs Police Department has thoroughly investigated this incident. The information about the shooting stemmed from a previous incident that has been resolved. There was no credible threat of a shooting today at either the Hobbs High School or the Hobbs Freshman School. Although the student believed she had good intentions of warning others, the post caused panic when there was no actual threat. The post has since been removed. The Hobbs Police Department reminds the public to report such information to the police, rather than posting further information on social media to avoid unnecessary panic. Social Media posts such as this create unwarranted disruptions to our schools and can be a violation of New Mexico State Statute regarding Interference with the Educational Process. The Hobbs Police Department and HMS Staff continue to take incidents such as these serious. We will use every means available to investigate the claims and take the appropriate course of action. We again ask all parents to please monitor your children’s social media activity and report any suspicious information immediately to police. ######

****** FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ******** September 20, 2018 On September 20, 2018 at approximately 2:30 P.M., School Resource Officers of the Hobbs Police Department were contacted by school staff in reference to a student possibly having a gun on the campus of the Freshman High School. The 14 year old student was contacted and Officers located a loaded handgun in his backpack. The student was placed under arrest for Unlawful Carrying of a Deadly Weapon on School Premises (4th degree felony). The student was transported to the Lea County Juvenile Detention Center. Although the Hobbs Police Department is not aware of any specific threats the student has made in the past nor today, School Resource Officers and Detectives are continuing to conduct interviews and investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident. The Hobbs Police Department and Hobbs Municipal School Staff work diligently to ensure our children are safe. We ask all parents to remind your children of the severity of taking weapons to school and/or making threatening statements in person or via social media. Please monitor your children’s social media activity, stay vigilant and report any suspicious information immediately to police. If you have any information related to the aforementioned incident please contact the Hobbs Police Department at (575) 397-9265.

The Hobbs Police Department is proud of our personnel who not only serve their community through their primary duties, but also with other civic organizations. Thank you Officer Teresa Grady and Deputy Chief Dunlap for your involvement with CASA of Lea County.

On 9/20/18 at approximately 7:40 A.M Officers with the Hobbs Police Department responded to the 1600 block of North Gulf in reference to a stolen motorcycle. Officers obtained surveillance video of two men taking a purple 1999 Harley Davidson from the property. If anyone recognizes the subjects in the video please contact the Hobbs Police Department at (575) 397-9265 or Lea County Crime Stoppers at (575) 393-8005 for a reward up to $1000.00. You can also private message our page and remain anonymous.

The #HobbsPoliceDepartment has been an #Accredited police organization for over 20 years. We strive for #Excellence in EVERY area of our department. Become a part of our #ElitePoliceForce THIS FRIDAY!! Testing starts at 8 am at the New Mexico Junior College running track (5317 N Lovington Hwy). We challenge YOU to make a difference in this community!

Join us TOMORROW at the #HobbsPoliceDepartment for our weekly #CoffeeWithCops👮‍♀️👮🏽‍♂️👮‍♂️👮🏼‍♀️ As always, we will have #freshcoffee ☕☕ and #freedonuts🍩🍩 7 am to 9 am - 300 N Turner St. Come through the north doors! Hope to see everyone there!

On 9/13/18 at approximately 7:25 A.M. Officers with the Hobbs Police Department responded to the 600 block of East Lea in reference to a shooting. Upon arrival Officers observed a male that had suffered a gunshot wound. The male was identified as 36 year old Ariel Alvarez, of Hobbs. He was pronounced deceased at the scene. Officers secured the area and investigators processed scene. At approximately 2:00 P.M. investigators released the area back to the residents after multiple search warrants were served. This is still an active investigation into the death of Mr. Alvarez. If anyone has any information please contact the Hobbs Police Department at (575) 397-9265 or Lea County Crime Stoppers at (575) 393-8005. You can also private message our departments Facebook page and remain anonymous.

Our #HobbsCommunity is amazing. The #love and #support that has been shown to #firstresponders today is incomparable. Thank you #GriffinFuneralHome for the sandwiches, chips, and drinks to feed our officers on #PatriotsDay. #HobbsPoliceDepartment #911 #September11 #ThinBlueLine

Thanks so much to #PermianFord for the delicious cookies in appreciation of #firstresponders on this somber 17th anniversary of #September11. We will #neverforget that day and the sacrifices that were made. #patriotsday #911 #HobbsPoliceDepartment

On July 31, 2018 at approximately 10:53 A.M. the Hobbs Police Department responded to the area of 200 block of N. Marland in reference to a commercial burglary. It was determined that sometime during the early morning hours an unknown suspect entered the business and stole several items of value. The Hobbs Police Department is asking for your assistance in identifying the suspect in the video. If you have any information related to this incident or can identify the suspect please call 575-397-9265 or Lea County Crime Stoppers at 575-393-8005. You can also message our page and remain anonymous.

WE'RE TESTING TOMORROW!!! Meet at the NMJC (5317 N Lovington Hwy) running track at 8 am in running attire. No experience needed! Stop waiting! Start your #PoliceCareer with us tomorrow morning! #HobbsPoliceDepartment #HPD #ThinBlueLine #CopLife #LawEnforcement

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The #HobbsPoliceDepartment will be hosting our last #PACT event of the summer! Don't miss out on free sandwiches, refreshments and games. Come hang out with your #HPD Officers at the newly opened #CenterOfRecreationalExcellence. #CORE #HobbsNM

The Hobbs Police Department wishes everyone a safe and happy Labor Day holiday.