Belen Police Department: Week in Review 8/12 – 8/18

Update on Aggravated Battery Case from 07/27/2023 On 08/12/2023 the victim in this case passed away at the hospital as a result of his injuries. The charges on Andrew Gallegos have been upgraded to an open count of murder. Mr. Gallegos is in custody at the Valencia County Detention Center on those charges. Stolen Vehicle On 08/12/2023 a 2020 Ford … Read More

9/11 Memorial Ceremony

The City of Belen invites you to the 22nd Anniversary 9/11 Memorial Ceremony. This event will take place on Monday, September 11th at 8:45am at the 9/11 Memorial Park which is located at Main Street & Church Street. Each year, the Belen community gathers on the anniversary of 9/11 to honor the firefighters and police officers that were killed during … Read More

Belen Police Department Week in Review 8/4 – 8/11

Belen High School Lock Down On 8/4/2023, at approximately 1pm the Belen High school was placed on lockdown due to a firearm on campus. SROs immediately began an investigation along with school administration. After a lengthy process, a weapon was located on campus. Two students were taken into custody and have been charged with possession of the firearm and the … Read More

Message From Chief Harris Regarding Presidential Visit

Greetings Belen, We are extremely proud to announce that the Belen Police Department had the honor and privilege of assisting during this week’s visit from President Biden! The entire department worked tirelessly alongside surrounding law enforcement agencies, demonstrating our commitment to upholding public safety and ensuring the smooth execution of this historic event. Our officers went through rigorous planning to … Read More

Belen Police Department Week in Review 7/29 – 8/4

Possession Of Controlled Substance/Resisting an Officer On 08/02/2023, officers arrested Mr. Austin Epps for trespassing at a vacant residence. Mr. Epps resisted arrest and was found to be in possession of Fentanyl. Mr. Epps was booked into the Valencia County Detention Center on charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance, Tampering with Evidence, Trespassing, and Resisting an Officer. Felony Shoplifting … Read More

National Night Out a Success!

Last night, August 1st, the children and families of Belen had a great time at the annual National Night Out. It was a wonderful way to kickoff the school year that begins today and the City of Belen would like to thank everyone who worked so hard putting it together. The City of Belen Police Department, Fire Department, Parks and … Read More

Belen Police Department Week in Review July 22-28

Aggravated Battery Friday, 07/27/2023 at approximately 5:15 PM, Medical Personnel and Police Personnel responded to the 500 block of North 1st Street, in reference to a male subject bleeding heavily from the back of the neck/head area. During the investigation, it was determined that there had been a physical altercation between the victim and a male subject identified as 47-year-old … Read More

Celebrate Kids Parade & National Night Out

Celebrate Kids Parade! Belen Mainstreet Partnership in conjunction with the City of Belen, the Belen Police Department, the Belen Fire Department, and the Belen Public Library are pleased to invite all kids everywhere to our Celebrate Kids Parade! This event will take place on Tuesday, August 1st at 4pm. We will meet at the Belen public Library where there will … Read More

Police Department Week in Review

WEEK IN REVIEW 07/15-07/21 Bomb Threat On Monday July 17, 2023, the Belen Police Department received information of a possible explosive device in the area of Camino Del Llano between Christopher Road and Mesa Road. The area was evacuated and secured, NMSP Explosives Ordnance Disposal Unit (EOD) responded and cleared the scene. No explosive device was located and there were … Read More

Cooling Station Today

The Belen Fire Department will be opening up the Training Room in the Firestation at 121 S. 5th St. for residents to use as a cooling station. There is extreme heat projected for today and the health and safety of our residents is a top priority. The room is open to anyone needing to cool off; however, residents who are … Read More