Former Dexter Police chief charged with stalking

DEXTER N.M. (KRQE)- A former New Mexico police chief is out on bail today after he was arrested earlier this week for stalking.

“Give me my freaking video, muy pronto” said former Dexter Police Chief Mario Contreras in a cell phone video recorded by a Family Dollar employee.

The employee tells him about a trespassing incident that had occurred there.

Then Contreras can be heard offering to charge a woman for the incident for something in return.

“Look at all the things I do for you and you can’t send me a picture,” he says.

Next, the two start talking about video of the woman allegedly trespassing.

The chief can be heard repeatedly asking for the recording.

Contreras repeatedly asks for the video. The woman claims that’s when Contreras got even more inappropriate, saying that he says he’s talking about, ‘something else.’

The clerk tells him not but he doesn’t let up.

He asks when he can get the video.  The woman says she will “get it today,”

“That’s what you told me the other day,” says Contreras.

The clerk claims Contreras had been harassing her for more than a year including once when he got into her car after work and refused to get out until she gave him a kiss.

Police reports show other women in town say Contreras harassed them too, making crude gestures to them and touching them inappropriately.

After months of investigation state police filed an arrest warrant for Contreras.

He turned himself in on Tuesday.

He’s charged with three counts of battery and two counts of stalking.

Contreras bonded out of jail on a $1,500 cash or surety bond. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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