On February 18, 2021, Officer Javier Ontiveros with the Las Cruces Police Department Code Enforcement Section was dispatched to 648 South Mesquite Street to evaluate a complaint of metal containers that had been emplaced on a lot in the city’s historic district.
This meeting between Officer Ontiveros and Derrick Pacheco, who owns the lot, sets the stage for a long and contentious saga regarding Pacheco’s project, which he sees as beneficial to the community, the restrictive rules of the historic district where his lot is located… and the self-appointed enforcer of those rules, Mr. Ortega.
@What You Haven’t Seen
00:22 We’re building a community garden
08:35 Twenty feet that way, ten feet this way
11:14 Meet Mr. Ortega
17:02 Checking with the boss
22:52 “They’re going to have to remove them”
25:24 Some bad news…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEuoTqjtbx0 ** (Disclaimer: This video content is intended for educational and informational purposes only) **