If you have any information about these crimes or any person(s) involved, you are urged to call Crime Stoppers at or submit a Web Tip .  You do not have to give your name.  CRIME STOPPERS will pay a cash reward of up to $1000 and you can remain anonymous. 

CRIME: LARCENY MARTIN LANE, CARLSBAD NEW MEXICO
September 19, 2018

CRIME: LARCENY ($500.00 TO $2500.00), BURGLARY 
OCCURRED: AUGUST 2, 2018
VICTIM: DANIEL GONZALEZ 
LOCATION: MARTIN LANE, CARLSBAD NEW MEXICO

Crimestoppers of Eddy County requests your assistance in solving a Larceny ($500.00 to $2,500.00) and Burglary that occurred at xxxx Martin Lane in Carlsbad New Mexico. On August 2, 2018 deputies with the Eddy County Sheriff’s Office were contacted by the victim of this incident and advised that a storage container had been broken into and several items had been removed.

The victim stated that on August 2, 2018 they noticed that a storage container they utilize to store items had been broken into and several of their belongings had been removed from that location. He advised that a 40-inch Sanyo television, XBOX 360 gaming console, and approximately 25 XBOX games were missing from inside the container. He also advised that the four pad locks he used to lock the container had been cut off and removed. The victim stated the last time they saw the items in the container was on August 1, 2018 at approximately 2000 hours. The estimated value of these stolen items is $900.00.

If you have any information as to the suspect(s) responsible for this crime, please contact Crimestoppers with information. Tips can be submitted in one of three ways:

1. Call 575-887-1888 or toll-free 844-786-7227
2. Visit eddycountycrimestoppers.com
3. Use the mobile app, P3 Tips

Eddy County Sheriff’s Office 
Mark Cage 
Sheriff



Offense: Hit and Run Escolastcio Reza Jr
September 18, 2018

Offense: Hit and Run
Occurred: 06/22/18 
Victim: Escolastcio Reza Jr
Location: U.S. 285 and Mill Rd

Crimestoppers of Eddy County requests your assistance in solving a hit and run. On 06/22/18 at 4:21 AM a crash involving a bicyclist was reported. Officers found that a bicyclist was traveling on the southbound side of U.S. 285 just north of the intersection with Mill Rd. The vehicle that struck the pedestrian fled the scene and the bicyclist was later found by a passerby. The bicyclist was airlifted to a trauma center with serious injuries. Through the investigation it was discovered the vehicle involved is a 2000-2005 Dodge Neon.

If you have any information as to the suspects responsible for this crime or the vehicle please contact Crimestoppers with information.

Tips can be submitted in one of three ways:

1. Call (575) 887-1888 or call toll free at (844) 786-7227
2. Visit eddycountycrimestoppers.com
3. Use the mobile app, “P3 Tips.”



OFFENSE: Fatal Hit and Run Tristan Thomas Spiva
September 11, 2018

OFFENSE: Fatal Hit and Run 
OCCURRED: June 11th, 2017 
VICTIM: Tristan Thomas Spiva 
LOCATION: Boyd Drive and Meadow, Carlsbad NM

ON JUNE 11, 2017 AT 1:24 A.M. 20-YEAR-OLD TRISTAN SPIVA WAS STRUCK AND KILLED BY THE DRIVER OF THIS TRUCK. EYE WITNESS STATED THE WHITE TOYOTA TUNDRA STRUCK TRISTAN SO HARD HE FLEW INTO THE GRASSY DITCH AREA. WHITE TOYOTA TUNDRA DID NOT STOP AND CONTINUED SOUTH ON BOYD DRIVE.

ANY INFORMATION REGARDING THE EVENING HOURS ON JUNE 10, 2017 THROUGH 1:24 A.M. ON JUNE 11, 2017 AND THIS TRUCK IS ENCOURAGED TO CALL CRIME STOPPERS.

A CASH REWARD UP TO $1000.00 FOR ANY INFORMATION LEADING TO THE ARREST AND CHARGE OF ANYONE INVOLVED IN THIS HOMICIDE IS 
BEING OFFERED.

20-YEAR-OLD TRISTAN SPIVA’S SIBLINGS, PARENTS, GRANDPARENTS, RELATIVES, AND FRIENDS HAVE SUFFERED A GREAT LOSS AND WILL NEVER UNDERSTAND THIS SENSLESS AND COWARDLY ACT. YOUR HELP IS BEING REQUESTED TO BRING CLOSURE IN THIS MATTER.

Crime stoppers of Eddy County is looking for any information related to this suspect(s) involved in the incident.

Tips can be submitted in one of three ways:
1.Call (575) 887-1888 or call toll free (844) 786-7227
2. Visit eddycountycrimestoppers.com 
3. Use the mobile app, “P3 Tips.”



CRIME: LARCENY TIGER INDUSTRIAL
August 28, 2018

CRIME: LARCENY ($20,000.00 OR MORE) 
OCCURRED: JULY 28, 2018
VICTIM: TIGER INDUSTRIAL 
LOCATION: OILFIELD LEASE LOCATION ON WESTERN REFINING, CARLSBAD NEW MEXICO

Crimestoppers of Eddy County requests your assistance in solving a Larceny (20,000.00 or More) of oil field equipment. On August 17, 2018 detectives with Eddy County Sheriff’s Office were contacted by a representative of Tiger Industrial and advised that a trailer containing several pieces of oilfield equipment had been taken from a lease location off Western Refining Road.

The representative stated that on July 28, 2018 they noticed that one of their equipment trailers had been taken from a lease location. The representative stated the trailer contained two pressure washers and a water tanker. The trailer was described as being a black double axle trailer with an owner implied number of 170. The first pressure washer is described as being black in color with an owner implied number of 0405-1 welded under the unit. The second pressure washer is described as being black with an owner implied number of 0313-124 welded on the bottom of the unit. The serial number for the motor of the pressure washer is D1006-CA6122. The estimated value of these stolen items is $35,000.00.

If you have any information as to the suspect(s) responsible for this crime, please contact Crimestoppers with information. Tips can be submitted in one of three ways:

1. Call 575-887-1888 or toll-free 844-786-7227
2. Visit eddycountycrimestoppers.com
3. Use the mobile app, P3 Tips

Eddy County Sheriff’s Office 
Mark Cage 
Sheriff



Poisoning Animals: Numerous
August 22, 2018

OFFENSE: Several Dog Poisoning Cases 
OCCURRED: 7-23-18 through 8-17-18 
VICTIM(S): Numerous 
LOCATION(S): Numerous

On July 23rd, 2018, Shannon Marquez of 2509 W. Church, Carlsbad, NM reported to Carlsbad Police Department’s Animal Control officers that Chihuahua dog had died around 0718 hours. At approximately 1159 hours, Shannon reported her other dog German Shepherd "Kiara" pup had died while in route to Weldon Veterinary Care. Shannon and the veterinary clinic staff advised the dog had passed due to rodenticide toxicity.

On August 8th, 2018, Naomi Olivares of 2202 Georgia Street, Carlsbad, NM reported her German Shepherd "Max" was ill on July 23rd, 2018. Ms. Olivares took Max to Carlsbad Animal Clinic and Max had to be humanly euthanized because his condition worsened.

On 08/09/2018, Daniel R Hernandez of 2106 Georgia Street reported to the Carlsbad Police Department his German Shepard "Sheriff" had passed away at Carlsbad Animal Clinic on 08/08/2018. Sheriff had passed due to possible ingestion of poison or toxins. 2106 Georgia Street.

On 08/15/2018 at approximately 2300 hours, Cpl. Castillo received a report of dog poisoning from Clayton Ballard who lives at 706 N. Olive Street. Mr. Ballard stated his dog had the same symptoms as the other dogs that were reported on Facebook as being poisoned. As a result of their systems, Ballard’s English Springer Spaniel passed away and his Chihuahua dogs only exhibited fatigue but survived.

On 08/17/2018 at approximately 1400 hours, Stephanie Lopez of 2509 W. Church Street found her female pit bull dog deceased in her back yard. Ms. Lopez stated blood was coming out of the mouth and its suspected the dog was poisoned.

In each of these cases its been suspected by CPD Animal Control and several veterinary clinics that the dogs were poisoned.

Crimestoppers of Eddy County is looking for any information related to this suspect(s) involved in the incident.

Crimestoppers offers $50-$1000 rewards for information that leads to an arrest. Rewards ending in 54,84, and 96 have yet to be claimed.

Tips can now be submitted in one of three ways:
1. Call (575) 887-1888 or call toll free at (844) 786-7227 
2. Visit eddycountycrimestoppers.com
3. Use the mobile app, “P3 Tips.”



Attempted Murder: 122 East Lea Street, Carlsbad, NM
August 21, 2018

OFFENSE: Attempted Murder 
OCCURRED: 7-16-2018 
VICTIM: Fabian Sandoval 
LOCATION: 122 East Lea Street, Carlsbad, NM

On July 16, 2018 during the morning hours 21yo victim, Fabian Sandoval, was found on the railroad tracks by 122 E Lea Street (Dog Park area). Fabian was covered in blood and missing his right hand and most of his left arm. Fabian was initially treated by EMS on scene and found to have a severe skull fracture as well.

Fabian later advised he walked home around midnight (7/15/18) and spoke with approximately 5 transients on a picnic table at MLK Park. 3 of the transients were male and 2 were female. One particular male has been in ECDC multiple times and walks with a slight limp. He may go by the street name "Sleepy or Ralph." Male transient and person of interest explains his limp as a result of being shot. Fabian advised his money, ID, and phone were all missing.

Crimestoppers of Eddy County is looking for any information related to this suspect(s) involved in the incident.

Crimestoppers offers $50-$1000 rewards for information that leads to an arrest. Rewards ending in 54,84, and 96 have yet to be claimed.

Tips can now be submitted in one of three ways:
1. Call (575) 887-1888 or call toll free at (844) 786-7227 
2. Visit eddycountycrimestoppers.com
3. Use the mobile app, “P3 Tips.”



Hit and Run: U.S. 285 and Mill Rd, Artesia New Mexico
August 10, 2018

Offense: Hit and Run
Occurred: 06/22/18 
Victim: Escolastcio Reza Jr
Location: U.S. 285 and Mill Rd, Artesia New Mexico

Crimestoppers of Eddy County is requesting your assistance in solving a hit and run. On 06/22/18 at 4:21 AM a crash involving a bicyclist was reported. Officers found that a bicyclist was traveling on the southbound side of U.S. 285 just north of the intersection with Mill Rd. The vehicle that struck the pedestrian fled the scene and the bicyclist was later found by a passerby. The bicyclist was airlifted to a trauma center with serious injuries. Through the investigation it was discovered the vehicle involved is a 2000-2005 Dodge Neon.

If you have any information as to the suspects responsible for this crime or the vehicle please contact Crimestoppers with information.

There has been a reward issued for tip ending in 58 & 84

Tips can now be submitted in one of three ways:

1. Call (575) 887-1888 or call toll free at (844) 786-7227
2. Visit eddycountycrimestoppers.com
3. Use the mobile app, “P3 Tips.”

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EXTREME CRULETY TO ANIMALS: 634 Angel Ranch and lake Road, Carlsbad, NM
August 08, 2018

CRIME: EXTREME CRULETY TO ANIMALS 
OCCURRED: SEPTEMBER 29, 2017
VICTIM: BROOKE WILSON, CHASE BROWN 
LOCATION: 634 ANGEL RANCH AND LAKE ROAD, CARLSBAD NEW MEXICO

Crimestoppers of Eddy County requests your assistance in solving an Extreme Cruelty to Animals that occurred sometime between July 30,, 2017 and July 31, 2017. Detectives with the Eddy County Sheriff’s Office responded to 634 Angel Ranch Road in reference to several cattle being shot and killed. Upon law enforcement arrival, six cattle were found deceased over two separate properties. Further investigation determined that a high caliber rifle was used within a half mile radius of two separate residences. Multiple pieces of evidence were collected from the scene and that evidence is being processed. The cows that were shot are described as a red roping steer, a black cow, a black cow with a white face, a black angus cow, another black angus cow, and a black bald cow. The total value of the cattle is approximately $17,000 to $20,000.

This is an ongoing investigation with multiple organizations such as the Eddy County Cattle Growers Association, Bureau of Land Management and Crimestoppers offering rewards if information received leads to an arrest.

Rewards have been awarded for the following tips ending in 50, 58, 84.

If you have any information as to the suspect(s) responsible for this crime, please contact Crimestoppers with information.

Tips can be submitted in one of three ways:

1. Call 575-887-1888 or toll-free 844-786-7227
2. Visit eddycountycrimestoppers.com
3. Use the mobile app, P3 Tips



Stolen Vehicle: Information on Suspect wanted
July 19, 2018

Hagerman (New Mexico) Police Department
15 hrs ·

If everyone in the Valley can be on the look out for this suspect. In the early morning hours the Chaves County SO was involved in a pursuit with a possible drunk driver/stolen vehicle. The man in the photograph is the suspect that stole the vehicle used in this incident. The vehicle was stolen out of Colorado. This subject is believed to be the driver who intentionally struck a Dexter Police Officer with that vehicle. The suspect fled near the intersection of S.R. 2 and Shawnee through a corn field. He is wearing all black and does have injuries related to the crash. If anyone observers this suspect do not approach but call 911.

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Arson: 10th and Champ Clark, Artesia, NM
July 17, 2018

Offense: Arson 
Occurred: 06/22/18 
Victim: Carla Kirkpatrick
Location: 10th and Champ Clark, Artesia, New Mexico

Crimestoppers of Eddy County requests your assistance in solving an arson. On 6/22/2018 at approx. 0355 a car fire was reported at the intersection of 10th and Champ Clark Drive. Upon reviewing the video it was noted than an individual was seen walking North bound on 10th St and appeared to have an object in their left hand that was lit. You can then see the individual approach the passenger side of the vehicle. On the video a loud sound is heard and the object from the individuals hand is tossed in the vehicle. The individual then continues walking North on 10th Street.

If you have any information as to the suspects responsible for this crime, please contact Crimestoppers with information.

Tips can be submitted in one of three ways:
1. Call (575) 887-1888 or call toll free at (844) 786-7227
2. Visit eddycountycrimestoppers.com
3. Use the mobile app, “P3 Tips.”



Aggravated Burglary: 207 Chuckwagon, Carlsbad, NM
July 06, 2018

CRIME: AGGRAVATED BURGLARY, LARCENY OF A FIREARM 
OCCURRED: JULY 2, 2018
VICTIM: FOX MOSES PITTMAN 
LOCATION: 207 CHUCKWAGON, CARLSBAD NEW MEXICO

Crimestoppers of Eddy County requests your assistance in solving an Aggravated Burglary and Larceny of a Firearm that occurred in Eddy County. On July 2, 2018 at approximately 1436 hours deputies with the Eddy County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to 207 Chuckwagon in reference to a report of an aggravated burglary.

Upon arrival deputies met with the victim of this incident who stated that their red 2017 Kia Optima had been burglarized and a Smith and Weston AR-15 pistol had been taken from the interior. The victim also told deputies that a sixty round ammo drum was missing from the vehicle and that the ammo drum belonged to the AR-15 pistol. The value of the pistol and ammo drum is approximately $1,650.00 dollars.

If you have any information as to the suspect(s) responsible for this crime, please contact Crimestoppers with information. Tips can be submitted in one of three ways:

1. Call 575-887-1888 or toll-free 844-786-7227
2. Visit eddycountycrimestoppers.com
3. Use the mobile app, P3 Tips



Burglary: 705 N. 1st St, Artesia, NM
July 02, 2018

Offense: Commercial Burglary
Occurred: 06/02/18 
Victim: Coats Plumbing
Location: 705 N. 1st St Artesia NM

Crimestoppers of Eddy County requests your assistance in solving a commercial burglary. Sometime on or before June 2nd unknown person(s) entered Coats Plumbing. During the course of the burglary a Milwaukee M18 hammer drill, drill bits, and assorted plumbing supplies were taken.

If you have any information as to the suspects responsible for this crime or to the location of the stolen items, please contact Crimestoppers with information.

There has been a reward issued for tip ending in 58

Tips can now be submitted in one of three ways:

1. Call (575) 887-1888 or call toll free at (844) 786-7227
2. Visit eddycountycrimestoppers.com
3. Use the mobile app, “P3 Tips.”

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Burglary: 406 W. Mill, Artesia, NM
June 14, 2018

Offense: Commercial Burglary
Occurred: 06/06/18 to 06/12/18 
Victim: AFS Oilfield Services
Location: 406 W. Mill, Artesia NM

Crimestoppers of Eddy County requests your assistance in solving a commercial burglary. Sometime between June 6th and 12th unknown person(s) entered AFS Oilfield Services yard. During the course of three burglaries they removed a Taotao 50cc green ATV, a yellow chop saw and various large metal fittings. Several vehicles were also damaged.

If you have any information as to the suspects responsible for this crime or the location of the stolen items, please contact Crimestoppers with information.

Tips can be submitted in one of three ways:

1. Call (575) 887-1888 or call toll free at (844) 786-7227
2. Visit eddycountycrimestoppers.com
3. Use the mobile app, “P3 Tips.”

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Burglary: 201 N 11th St Artesia NM
June 07, 2018

Offense: Burglary
Occurred: 04/02/18 
Victim: Castle Rentals
Location: 201 N 11th St Artesia NM

Crimestoppers of Eddy County is requesting your assistance in solving a commercial burglary. Sometime between March 1st and April 2nd unknown person(s) forced entry into locked mini-storage units. They removed the following Frigidaire window air conditioning units: (2) Frigidaire 8k BTU; (2) Frigidaire 12K BTU; a Frigidaire 6k BTU; a Frigidaire 15k BTU and an unknown BTU Frigidaire unit.

If you have any information as to the suspects responsible for this crime, the truck or to the location of the stolen items, please contact Crimestoppers with information.

Tips can now be submitted in one of three ways:

1. Call (575) 887-1888 or call toll free at (844) 786-7227
2. Visit eddycountycrimestoppers.com
3. Use the mobile app, “P3 Tips.”



Fatal Hit and Run: Boyd Drive and Meadow
April 24, 2018

OFFENSE: Fatal Hit and Run 
OCCURRED: June 11th, 2017 
VICTIM: Tristan Thomas Spiva 
LOCATION: Boyd Drive and Meadow, Carlsbad, New Mexico

On June 11th 2017 at approximately 1:20 a.m., officers responded to the intersection of Boyd Drive near Meadow in response to a hit and run crash. Twenty-year old Tristan Thomas Spiva of Carlsbad was walking southbound on Boyd Drive when he was struck from behind by a white Toyota Tundra pickup. Tristan was airlifted to Lubbock TX and later succumbed to his injuries.

Carlsbad Police Department continues to seek information and the identity of the driver of the Toyota Tundra pickup. Anyone with information regarding this open case is encouraged to contact the Carlsbad Police Department Detective Division at (575)885-2111 ext. 240 or Traffic Division Corporal Sam Dorado at ext. 265.

Crimestoppers offers $50-$1000 rewards for information that leads to an arrest. Reward ending in 99 has yet to be claimed.

Tips can be submitted in one of three ways:
1. Call (575) 887-1888 or call toll free at (844) 786-7227 
2. Visit eddycountycrimestoppers.com
3. Use the mobile app, “P3 Tips.”



Shooting: 100 block of South Canyon Street
April 24, 2018

OFFENSE: Shooting at or from a motor vehicle 
OCCURRED: April 22, 2018 
VICTIM: Dustin Partlow 
LOCATION: 100 block of South Canyon Street, Carlsbad, NM

On April 22, 2018 at approximately 0144 hours officers from the Carlsbad Police Department were dispatched to the Carlsbad Medical Center in reference to a male (Dustin Partlow) who suffered from a gunshot wound to the upper chest area.

Dustin advised he was followed from the Steven’s Inn to the 100 block of South Canyon. Dustin stated he walked up to a red/maroon in color pickup truck to confront the males when he suffered a gunshot wound to the upper chest area. Crimestoppers of Eddy County is looking for any information related to this suspect(s) involved in the incident.

Crimestoppers offers $50-$1000 rewards for information that leads to an arrest.

Reward ending in 99 has yet to be claimed.

Tips can be submitted in one of three ways:
1. Call (575) 887-1888 or call toll free at (844) 786-7227 
2. Visit eddycountycrimestoppers.com
3. Use the mobile app, “P3 Tips.”



Shooting at dwelling: 210 W Pecan Street
April 04, 2018

OFFENSE: Shooting at dwelling; shooting at or from a motor vehicle 
OCCURRED: April 1, 2018 
VICTIM: Rodriguez, Moses 
LOCATION: 210 W Pecan Street, Carlsbad, New Mexico

On April 1, 2018 at approximately 2253 hours officers were dispatched to the Village of Carlsbad apartment complex in reference to a disturbance involving the discharge of multiple firearms.

Unknown suspect initially fired multiple rounds at a residence on Pecan Street from an older model grey GMC Sonoma extended cab pickup. Suspect was chased to the apartment complex where s/he abandoned the vehicle and fled the scene. 
Crimestoppers of Eddy County is looking for any information related to this suspect.

Crimestoppers offers $50-$1000 rewards for information that leads to an arrest.

Tips can be submitted in one of three ways:
1. Call (575) 887-1888 or call toll free at (844) 786-7227 
2. Visit eddycountycrimestoppers.com
3. Use the mobile app, “P3 Tips.”



Commercial Burglary : 1506 S Boyd Drive, Carlsbad cemetery
April 03, 2018

OFFENSE: Commercial Burglary 
OCCURRED: March 31, 2018 
VICTIM: City of Carlsbad 
LOCATION: 1506 S Boyd Drive, Carlsbad cemetery, Carlsbad, New Mexico (maintenance garage)

On March 31, 2018 at approximately 0830 hours officers were dispatched to the Carlsbad Cemetery maintenance shed in reference to stolen lawn equipment. The reporting party stated all items were present and accounted for Friday evening (3/30/18).

Unknown suspect/s cut a lock to gain access to the structure and took approximately 10 to 15 pieces of equipment totaling over $4,000.00. Most of the lawn equipment was gas powered and STIHL brand; ranging from trimmers, to blowers, and edgers. Crimestoppers of Eddy County is looking for any information related to this suspect(s) or the stolen items.

Crimestoppers offers $50-$1000 rewards for information that leads to an arrest.

Tips can be submitted in one of three ways:
1. Call (575) 887-1888 or call toll free at (844) 786-7227 
2. Visit eddycountycrimestoppers.com
3. Use the mobile app, “P3 Tips.”



Shoplifting: Wal-Mart 02-02-2018
March 22, 2018

OFFENSE: Shoplifting 
OCCURRED: February 2nd, 2018 
VICTIM: Wal-Mart 
LOCATION: 2401 S. Canal Street, Carlsbad NM

On February 2, 2018, Officers responded to Walmart in Carlsbad, NM in regards to a shoplifting. Officers met with employees who advised a male entered the store around 2300 hours and stole multiple items.

The male took a plastic storage bin and a gray backpack. He used a store key from the electronics center to take three Samsung Galaxy S8 cellphones, four Apple iPhone 8 cellphones, two Apple iPhone 6S cellphones, and two Apple iPads. Serial numbers are available for the above listed items.

Crimestoppers of Eddy County is looking for any information related to this suspect or the stolen items.

Crimestoppers offers $50-$1000 rewards for information that leads to an arrest.

Tips can be submitted in one of three ways:
1. Call (575) 887-1888 or call toll free at (844) 786-7227 
2. Visit eddycountycrimestoppers.com
3. Use the mobile app, “P3 Tips.”

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Burglary: Artesia Family Wellness Center
March 19, 2018

Offense: Burglary
Occurred: 02/26/18 
Victim: Artesia Family Wellness Center
Location: 412 W Main St, Artesia, NM

Crimestoppers of Eddy County requests your assistance in solving a series of commercial burglaries. On the night of 02/26/18, unknown persons entered a business on Main St in Artesia. After forcing entry to the business, suspects removed a sound bar from the business. A pick-up was also captured on video and Investigators would like to speak with the operator of that truck.

On 03/18/18, persons again burglarized the business removing another sound bar and cash.

If you have any information as to the suspects responsible for this crime, the truck or to the location of the stolen items, please contact Crimestoppers with information.

Tips can be submitted in one of three ways:

1. Call (575) 887-1888 or call toll free at (844) 786-7227
2. Visit eddycountycrimestoppers.com
3. Use the mobile app, “P3 Tips.”

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