Vincent Lopez

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Service Record

Agency Dona Ana County New Mexico Sheriff's Office
Rank Deputy
Dates of Service October 2003 - September 2014.[1]
Last Known Status Resigned
Agency Anthony New Mexico Police Department
Rank Officer
Salary $33,280 (2018)[2]
Dates of Service September 28, 2018 - March 21, 2019.[3]

Incident Reports

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2020 Arrest for Tampering

On May 23, 2020, a cleaning crew found crime scene evidence from Dona Ana County in Lopez's foreclosed home. Investigators found 72 pieces of evidence for 9 cases, dating from 2009-2013.[4]

On December 2, 2021, New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy voted to revoke Lopez's law enforcement certification.[5]

Department Response

Lopez retired in 2014, before the evidence was located.[4]

Legal Action

On July 30, 2020, Lopez was arrested and charged with 18 counts of tampering with evidence and public records.[4]

Lopez pleaded not guilty.[5]


  1. Deputy Charged with Tampering with Evidence, The Bexar County Jail, 2020-08-02
  2. Agenda, City of Anthony Board of Trustees, 2018-11-21
  3. Bethany Brunelle-Raja, Mountains of police evidence found in foreclosed home of ex-Doña Ana County sheriff deputy, Las Cruses Sun News, 2020-07-30
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Jeannie Nguyen, Former Dona Ana County deputy arrested, charged with tampering with evidence, KRQE, 2020-07-31
  5. 5.0 5.1 Justin Garcia, State board revokes former DASO deputy's law enforcement certification, Las Cruses Sun News, 2021-12-03