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Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 2:53pm
LAS CRUCES, NM — Residents who need to file a police report for a minor crime in Las Cruces can now do it online. Las Cruces Police say anyone needing to file a minor property crime report, of an incident that occurred within city limits and has no known suspect or crime scene evidence, can now do so online through their website.
The Las Cruces Police Department's Citizens Online Police Reporting System can accept reports for lost property, vandalism, theft or larceny, telephone harassment and vandalism to motor vehicles. The reports must be of incidents that occurred within Las Cruces city limits.
Crimes that occurred outside of Las Cruces city limits should be reported to law enforcement in the jurisdiction for which it took place.
The Citizens Online Police Reporting System allows users to receive a temporary case number and print a copy of the unofficial police report. Information submitted to the online reporting system is reviewed by Las Cruces Police for approval. Once approved, the report is entered into the department's records and an official report is generated. After the online report is approved, the reporting party will receive an email confirming the report and instructions on how to print a free copy of the report. Las Cruces Police can also recommend further investigation into the matter.
They add, if the incident in question is an emergency, or if there is a known suspect or potential crime scene evidence that can be collected, the reporting party should call 911 or (575) 526-0795, the non-emergency phone number to Central Dispatch.