State Police issue Brittany alert for missing Bernalillo man

Derrick Chavez, 38. This is an older photo, Chavez now has a large scar on the right side of his head. (NMSP)

State Police are asking the public’s help in finding 38-year-old Derrick Chavez, according to a New Mexico State Police spokesman.

Officer Ray Wilson said Chavez was last seen Dec. 17, around 2 p.m., in the area of 1100 Montoya Road in Bernalillo.

Chavez is a Native American male who is 5 feet 3 inches, 155 pounds, with short black hair and brown eyes. Chavez has a large head injury scar on the right side of his head and a tattoo on his neck that reads “Priscilla”.

He was last seen wearing a black Nike jacket with a red “swoosh” sign, tan pants, carrying a red laptop case.