Bethany Freudenthal, Las Cruces Sun-News

Bethany Freudenthal

Las Cruces Sun-News

Las Cruces, NM, United States

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Recent articles by Bethany:

Task force releases 911 calls, video related to fatal deputy shooting

Video was released Tuesday of a police shooting involving a Doña Ana County Sheriff's deputy earlier this month that resulted in the death of a man. → Read More

Child rapist sentenced to 36 years after undocumented woman reports imprisonment, abuse

An investigation revealed the man imprisoned an undocumented Honduran girl for years and threatened to have her deported if she went to authorities. → Read More

Man charged with kidnapping, vehicle theft

A man suspected of befriending another man, accepting money and hanging out with him for a few days, is now charged with kidnapping and stealing the man's vehicle. → Read More

Las Cruces High student recovering after vehicle collides with elk

A Las Cruces High School senior spent most of this week recovering after an elk collided with his vehicle Tuesday. → Read More

'Best birthday ever:' Deputies sing to aspiring officer turning 5

"I want to be a police officer to help people and save people," said Savannah Benavides, age 5. The 5 year old has collected 15 photos with officers. → Read More

Video shows Las Cruces police officer being arrested on suspicion of DWI

Lourdes Hernandez, who's been a police officer for just over a year, remains on administrative leave pending charges of aggravated DWI. → Read More

Community gathers near Las Cruces hospital to support teen fighting for her life

The nightly vigil is a place for supporters share fond memories of Khyana, who was born and raised in Las Cruces and graduated from Las Cruces High School → Read More

WATCH: Suspect gets into violent fight with Las Cruces officers

Video released by the city shows the moment a man later found with a knife attacks Las Cruces police officers. → Read More

Doña Ana County Sheriff's Department confirms suspect died in Sunday shooting

Diego Eguino-Alcala, 27, was taken to a Las Cruces hospital after the shooting, where he died, said DASO Capt. John Day during a news conference Wednesday → Read More

Witness describes harrowing scene as crash victim brandishes shotgun prior to shooting

One of the first civilians to respond to the crash site and a neighbor who lived nearby where the shooting happened describe what they saw and heard. → Read More

Doña Ana sheriff's officer involved in shooting

Main Street south of the Interstate 10 overpass has been closed to traffic most of the day due to the shooting investigation. → Read More

Officers testify in Smelser hearing that what he did was "violently choke him out."

In 2012, the Las Cruces Police Department became the only law enforcement agency in New Mexico to authorize the use of chokeholds. → Read More

Live: Christopher Smelser's preliminary hearing continues

The preliminary hearing for a former Las Cruces police officer who is accused of second-degree murder continues Friday. → Read More

Live: Day 1 of Christopher Smelser's preliminary hearing

The preliminary hearing for a former Las Cruces police officer who is accused of second-degree murder began in magistrate court Thursday. → Read More

Las Cruces teen who thwarted kidnapping will be featured on national television tonight

Since the initial article was published, Bower has been interviewed about his story more than 100 times. → Read More

Landlord who called deputies on tenant charged with aggravated battery

A Salem man who called 911 after a tenant living on his property refused to leave was taken into custody after deputies learned he pulled a knife on the woman. → Read More

Preliminary hearing for Christopher Smelser to begin Thursday

The preliminary hearing for a former Las Cruces police officer facing a second-degree murder charge is scheduled for Thursday and Friday. → Read More

Details emerge after arrest of two suspects in a fatal hit-and-run

Las Cruces resident Heather Mariah Grace Funk allegedly told a friend that she didn't want to go back to jail after crashing into two people → Read More

No injuries reported in pickup truck fire

No injuries reported in Telshor truck fire Friday. → Read More

Local filmmaker to debut '915' documentary on El Paso mass shooting

"In my movie every difficult question is asked. Every angle is scrutinized, examined, asked and I think it's a two hour film that will really inform people." → Read More