Police Respond to Bizarre Robbery at La Quinta Inn

From the narrative of Officer Daniel Benoit, lightly edited for clarity:

On March 6, 2021, at approximately 1233 hours, while on uniform patrol for the Las Cruces Police Department, I was dispatched to 790 Avenida de Mesilla at the La Quinta in reference to a possible robbery. Dispatch was advising that they were approached by a customer and that a a male pulled out a gun and tried to rob him. They advised that the customer in the lobby was wearing a jacket, black pants, and a black hat. The male left the scene running to the next building on the east side of the property.

As I was arriving on scene, I came in contact with the reporting party, Rick Boy, and another subject. I was attempting to get information as to whether the possible suspect and victim had left. As I was speaking to Mr. Boy in the front parking lot near the front doorway, a male subject ran out of the annex building which was just to the east and ran toward the north end of the property and turned running eastbound. That is when Mr. Boy informed me that was the male subject we were looking for. At first, it was unclear as to whether the identified party was the victim or the suspect. I provided that information to other units who were arriving on scene. There were able to detain several male subjects who matched the description of a blue jean jacket, black pants, and a black hat, possibly a Hispanic male a last seen heading east from the north end of the annex building.

Later, it was determined that it was possibly the victim of the incident who initially came over to Mr. Boy, advising that he had been robbed.

After speaking to several employees, we went over and cleared two rooms in the annex building, one of which officer Brian Klimeck (L797) had contact with a male subject who later was found to have some warrants and possible narcotics on him. See officer Brian Klimeck’s (L797) report for further information. There were also several electronic items such as phones and other things in that room itself. From there, I went over to get more information from the employees who were on scene. They advised that there were two males, one wearing a black shirt with black shorts and the other male wearing a jean jacket and a black hat with the black pants.

They stated that they had seen them walking and that they were on the west corridor inside near the Norther portion of that corridor checking rooms. They advised that they had seen those two males walking and asked if they needed help. They stated that the male in the Black was his brother and they were just having a slight disagreement. He advised that the males had walked upstairs and that is when they heard possible running and one male ran down and came back toward the employees and stated that he had been robbed by the other male subject but they did not see where the other male subject had gone or if he had come downstairs and left.

The victim stated that the male pulled out a firearm and robbed him and took his money. He advised that he did not see the suspect after that occurred and stated that he went over to make contact with the front desk so they could contact law enforcement. Shortly thereafter, the victim had left the scene. They advised that while I was there gathering information, the girlfriend of the male subject where the parties possibly came from had a ride. The room was in her name: Valerie Valles.

I gathered Ms. Valles’ information and asked her what had occurred. When I ran her information, dispatch advised she had warrants for her arrest. Ms. Valles was arrested and transported, first to Mesilla Valley Regional Dispatch Authority to pick up the warrants, then to the detention center.

No other details. No other information.

Mysteries of the La Quinta Inn.


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44 thoughts on “Police Respond to Bizarre Robbery at La Quinta Inn

  1. I always read the description before watching bodycam videos to get an understanding of what lead up to the interaction I’m about to watch and this is the first time I thought, “WTF?!” Lol.

  2. The way these cops approached the first guy in the jean jacket was all wrong. Didn't even ask a single question and the description was off except for a jean jacket. What are the odds that within 5 mins they would run into a second guy in a jean jacket but this time it's a totally different approach. In the mean time they have entered a hotel room with no warrant. And then find out they actually went into the wrong room. And then they find out its a different room based on info from the same employee that let them into the first room. At this point you would think one of the several cops on scene would say we need a warrant. I'm not sure these charges would even stick. There was way too many people back tracking on what they were wearing or who the victim even is. And then to force into a room could get everything thrown out.

  3. Cops knock on hotel room door, flush drugs down toilet immediately! U have to be high on something to walk out the room to a hallway full of cops with that much dope on u!

  4. If all the double and triple plays were removed it would be a much better video. Not hating, just being honest and not understanding why so many clips were replayed.

  5. The one thing I seen that was truly bizarre was how many officers were playing with computers while driving at high rates of speed the first officer was playing with the siren panel talking on his mic and messing with the computer plus driving fast little things like that get innocent people hurt or killed

  6. We need Cmdr. Jay Dewitt to get this shiz under control. Or at least invent a fanatasical explanation for all of this. I'm glad they are referring stuff to Metro.

  7. This has got to be one of the most ***ked up editing jobs I've ever had the misfortune to witness. Foreign music, 2 mins of watching the steering wheel, in the car, out the car, in, out, in, out, make up your frigging mind This is shit!

  8. 12:54 white lady acting sus ah!! She prolly got some illegal shi on her fr!! With that trash bag on for workout 😂😂 wonder if she really knows that’s a workout top for sweating or does she jus think it’s fashionable 😂😂

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