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Carrizozo Magistrate Court cases (posted September 30, 2010)

Evading the police

Gregorio Martinez appeared in Magistrate Court Sept. 28, and pled no contest to a charge of resisting, obstructing or evading a peace officer. Judge Martha Proctor sentenced Martinez to 364 days in jail, suspended, 364 days of unsupervised probation and a $1,000 fine, with $800 suspended. Proctor also ordered Martinez to pay $73 in court costs. New Mexico State Police officer Samuel Huston charged Martinez at 2 a.m., Aug. 6, 2010 when Martinez turned off Sudderth Drive to avoid being stopped by Huston.

Transporting without permit

Valerie Scott appeared in Magistrate Court Sept. 24, and pled no contest to a charge of transporting livestock without inspection papers. Judge Martha Proctor deferred a $1,000 fine for 30 days and ordered Scott to pay $73 in court costs.

 

Ruidoso Police reports  (posted September 30, 2010)

Rocking the tent event

Corporal Aaron Frost responded to Ruidoso Ford Sept. 27, for a report of criminal damage to property. Frost report that three vehicles were damaged during the Tent Event Ruidoso Ford and Sierra Blanca Motors held on Sudderth Drive the previous week. Frost reports it appeared someone used a rock to scratch the paint on the cars.

Under the bleachers

Officer Steve Corbin located and returned a lost wallet Sept. 25. The victim reported losing the wallet at Horton Field. Corbin went to the field located the wallet and returned it with the cash and contents intact.

Plate taken

Corporal Aaron Frost responded to Crown Drive for a report of the theft of a motor vehicle license plate. The victim reported someone had removed the plate from her car the previous evening.

Angry eater

Officer Steve Corbin responded to Farley’s Restaurant on Mechem Drive at 10:48 p.m. Sept. 24 for several reports of tires having been slashed while the owners were in the restaurant.

Fraud reported

Officer Steve Corbin took a report of a suspected fraud at the Ruidoso Police Department Sept. 24. The victim said there were charges at Nordstrom’s Department Store in California on his credit card, for purchases he did not make.

Tools gone

Officer Glenn Koshinski responded to a report of the theft of an airless painter and air compressor in the 100 block of Embdy Road Sept. 23. The victim reported someone had entered the residence and taken the items the previous evening or that morning.

That’s Mommy’s

Sergeant Joel Martin responded to a report of a domestic incident where a man called for the police to come and arrest him for pushing his girlfriend, causing her to fall and hit her head. While searching for evidence of the battery, which the girlfriend denied, Martin found a bag of marijuana and a multi colored glass pipe, which the woman’s three year daughter said was he mommy’s. Martin cited Iris Mortensen, 21, for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Martin reports he did not arrest the boyfriend because Mortensen insisted that he did not push her.

Name game

Officer Glenn Koshinski responded to a request for a welfare check on two people sleeping in a car in the 200 block of Grant Drive at 7:16 a.m., Sept. 22. Koshinski reports that he woke the man and woman and asked for identification. The woman produced a New Mexico Driver’s license, while the man said he had no identification on him. Koshinski reports he then identified himself as “Michael Vega” and gave a date of birth. Ruidoso Police Department dispatch advised that there was no record of a Michael Vega with that birth date. The dispatcher did advise there was a “Christopher Vega” with that date of birth and two outstanding warrants, one of which was a “No Bond” warrant from the U.S. Marshall Service. When asked for hi social security number, Vega said he did not know it, but the woman provided Koshinski with the last four, which matched Christopher Vega. Koshinski reports that he then removed Vega from the car and removed a folding knife from his belt and was in the process of placing handcuffs on him when Vega took off. Koshinski reports deploying his Taser, striking Vega in the back from about 10 feet.  Koshinski reports the leads broke, making the Taser inffective. Koshinski caught and took Vega to the ground and restrained him. Vega reportedly admitted he was Christopher and that he had concealed his identity so he would not go back to jail. Koshinski transported Vega to the Police Department and booked him, then had him transported to Lincoln County Detention Center.

Too young

Corporal Lawrence Chavez arrested Dan Balderama, 19, for minor in possession and open container, Sept. 20, after coming to assist Officer Matt Christian during a traffic stop. Balderama’s bond was set at $1,500 cash and he was transported to Lincoln County Detention Center.

Bike theft

A man approached Officer Larry Smith I Midtown Ruidoso Sept. 18, to report that someone had stolen the $700 tour pack from his motorcycle in the Upper Canyon the previous evening.

Bag snatch

Officer James Urban responded to the upper Parking lot on Wingfieed Street at 1:45 a.m. Sept. 18, for a report of theft from a motorcycle. The victim reported someone had opened the saddlebag of his motorcycle and removed several items.

 

Shooter arrested  (posted September 27, 2010)

Ruidoso Police Corporal Lawrence Chavez arrested Will F. Lothridge, 20, in Alamogordo Sept. 8 in connection with the Sept. 6 shooting in Two Rivers Park in Ruidoso. 

Chavez charged Lothridge with aggravated battery and conspiracy to commit aggravated battery. 

Lothridge reportedly told Chavez that Ricci Granado, 18, of Ruidoso Downs had called him between 3:30 and 4 p.m., Sept. 6 and told him that some guy who works at Walmart in Ruidoso Downs had been threatening him and his girlfriend. Lothridge said Granado told him that he and the guy were going to fight that night and Granado wanted Lothridge there to insure the fight was one-on-one. 

Along the way, Ruidoso Downs Police officer Martin Valenzuela stopped them and ran a check on the AK-47 rifle they had in the car. This stop is how Chavez learned of Lothridge’s alleged involvement in the incident. 

Granado and Thomas Guilez were both wounded and officer Tyrel Tyson took a report of a bullet that went through the front window of 107 Robin Road. A cleaning lady discovered the bullet hole. That round went through a mirror, an interior wall and then through the exterior wall of the house. 

Lothridge reportedly said there were two other cars involved and that a heavy set guy with a goatee got out of one of the cars, walked toward his car, said “what’s up, Ese.” And opened fire with a handgun, putting a round through the windshield. That is when Lothridge said he got the AK-47 and returned fire.  

Lothridge showed Chavez where his car was parked in the back yard of a residence on Maryland Avenue in Alamogordo. Chavez found a bullet hole through the windshield, one through the passenger side rear door and three marks on the hood that appeared to be from bullets striking the hood. Lothridge asked a friend to bring the AK-47 to Chavez and she did.  

Ruidoso Police have arrest warrants for Granado and Anthony Arauz for their alleged involvement in the shooting.

 

Ruidoso Magistrate Court cases  (posted September 27, 2010)

Libel charge

Edna Zamundio appeared in Magistrate Court Sept. 23, and pled not guilty to a charge of libel. Judge Lorena LaMay found Zamundio guilty and sentenced her to 364 days in jail, suspended, 364 days of supervised probation and a $1,000 fine, suspended. LaMay ordered Zamundio to pay $67 in court costs.

Aggravation

Tresa Ramos appeared in Magistrate Court Sept. 23, and pled no contest to a charge of aggravated battery. Judge LaMay sentenced Ramos to 364 days in jail, suspended, 364 days supervised probation and a $1,000 fine, with $700 suspended. Lamay also ordered Ramos not to have any contact with the victim, to pay restitution to the victim and to continue counseling. LaMay also ordered Ramos to pay $73 in court costs.

Domestic charge

William Smith appeared in Magistrate Court Sept. 23, and pled no contest to a charge of battery on a household member under a plea and disposition agreement reached by defense attorney Todd Holmes and Assistant District Attorney Joanna Zimmerman. Under the agreement, the State dismissed a charge of abandonment or abuse of a child and Judge LaMay sentenced Smith to 364 days in jail, with 361 days suspended and credit for three days served, 361 days supervised probation, and a $1,000 fine, with $800 suspended. LaMay also ordered Smith not to have any contact with the victim, to enter and successfully complete a Batterer’s Intervention Program and to pay $73 in court costs.

Trespassing and drugs

Ramona Chino appeared in Magistrat Court Sept. 23, waived her right to legal representation and pled guilty to charges of criminal trespass, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of under one ounce of marijuana. Judge LaMay sentenced Chino to 364 days in jail, with 334 days suspended and credit for 30 days served and a $1,000 fine, suspended, for criminal trespass; 364 days in jail, suspended, a $50 fine and $128 court costs on the possession of drug paraphernalia; and 15 days in jail, suspended, and a $50 fine with $128 court costs on the possession of marijuana. LaMay ordered Chino to pay a total of $429 in fines and court costs.

DWI deal

Megan Finnell appeared in Magistrate Court Sept. 22, and pled no contest to a charge of driving under the influence of intoxicating drugs or alcohol (2nd offense) under a plea and disposition agreement reached by defense attorney Charles Hawthorne and Assistant District Attorney Scott Newton. Under the agreement, the State dismissed charges of aggravated DWI 2nd offense, careless driving and open container and Judge LaMay sentenced Finnell to 364 days in jail, with 360 days suspended and four days to be served, a $1,000 fine with $250 suspended and two years of supervised probation. LaMay also ordered Finnell to complete alcohol/drug screening, complete 48 hours of community service, and to install an ignition interlock device on her automobile for two years. LaMay also ordered Finnell to pay $221 in mandatory court costs.

Three minus one

Mark Simpson appeared in Magistrate Court Sept. 22, and pled no contest to a charge of driving under the influence of intoxicating drugs or alcohol (2nd offense) under a plea and disposition agreement reached by defense attorney Charles Hawthorne and Assistant District Attorney Scott Newton. Under the agreement, the State amended the charge from aggravated DWI 3rd offense and Judge LaMay sentenced Simpson to 364 days, with 356 days suspended and eight days to be served, two years supervised probation, 48 hours of community service, a $1,000 fine, with $400 suspended. LaMay also ordered Simpson to complete alcohol/drug screening and to install an ignition interlock device for two years. LaMay also ordered Simpson to pay $221 in mandatory court costs.

First time

Lance Cojo appeared in Magistrate Court Sept. 22, waived the right to legal representation and pled no contest to a charge of driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs (1st offense). Judge LaMay sentenced Cojo to 90 days in jail, suspended, 364 days supervised probation and a $500 fine, with $300 suspended. LaMay also ordered Cojo to complete 24 hours of community service, install an ignition interlock device for one year, complete DWI school and to pay $282 in court costs.

Amended charge

Juan Serrano appeared in Magistrate Court Sept. 22, and pled no contest to a charge of driving while under the influence of intoxicating alcohol or drugs (1st offense) under a plea and disposition agreement reached by defense attorney Charles Hawthorne and Assistant District Attorney Scott Newton. Under the agreement, the State amended the charge from aggravated DWI and Judge LaMay sentenced Serrano to 90 days in jail, suspended, 364 days supervised probation, 24 hours of community service and a $500 fine, with $100 suspended. LaMay also ordered Serrano to complete DWI school, complete alcohol/drug screening, install an ignition interlock device for one year and to pay $221 in court costs.

License deal

Steve Guilez appeared in Magistrate Court Sept. 21, waived his right to legal representation and pled no contest to a charge of driver must be licensed under a plea and disposition agreement he reached with Assitant District Attorney Scott Newton. Under the agreement, the State dismissed charges of driving while license revoked or suspended and no insurance. As per the agreement, Judge LaMay sentenced Guilez to 90 days in jail, suspended, 90 days unsupervised probation, and a $300 fine, suspended. LaMay ordered Guilez to pay $81 in court costs.

Revoked deal

Gilbert Trujillo appeared in Magistrate Court Sept. 21, waived his right to legal representation and pled no contest to a charge of driving while license suspended under a plea and disposition agreement he reached with Assistant District Attorney Scott Newton. Under the agreement, the State dismissed a charge of driving while license revoked, and Judge LaMay sentenced Trujillo to 364 days in jail, with 360 days suspended and four days to be served, 360 days supervised probation and a $1,000 fine, suspended. LaMay also ordered Trujillo to pay $81 in court costs.

Not the Cowboys owner

Jerry Jones appeared in Magistrate Court Sept. 21, and pled no contest to a charge of driving while license revoked under a plea and disposition agreement reached by defense attorney Charles Hawthorne and Assistant District Attorney Scott Newton. Under the agreement, the State dismissed an equipment violation charge and Judge LaMay sentenced Jones to 364 days in jail, with 357 days suspended and seven days to be served, 357 days of supervised probation and a $1,000 fine, with $700 suspended. LaMay also ordered Jones to pay $81 in court costs ant ot not drive without a valid driver’s license.

Minor crimes

Patrick Sanchez appeared in Magistrate Court Sept. 20, waived his right to legal representation and pled no contest to charges of minor in possession of alcoholic beverages and possession of drug paraphernalia. Judge LaMay sentenced Sanchez to 364 days of supervised probation for the MIP charge, 364 days in jail, suspended, for possession of drug paraphernalia, 30 hours of community service, $1,1000 in fines, with $900 suspended, and ordered him to pay $151 in court costs.

Young possessor

Mesha Rue appeared in Magistrate Court Sept. 20, waived the right to legal representation and pled no contest to a charge of minor in possession of alcoholic beverage. Judge LaMay sentenced Rue to 364 days supervised probation, 30 hours community service and a $1,000 fine, with $900 suspended. LaMay also ordered Rue to pay $73 in court costs.

Paraphernalia possession

Sue Nielson appeared in Magistrate Court Sept. 20, waived the right to legal representation and pled no contest to a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. Judge LaMay sentenced Nielson to 364 days in jail, suspended, 364 days supervised probation and a $100 fine. LaMay ordered Nielson to pay $48 in court costs.

Drug deal

Billi Jo Whitlock Franklin appeared in Magistrate Court Sept 17, and pled no contest to a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia under a plea and disposition agreement reached by Public Defender Mandy Denson and Assistant District Attorney Jon Bernitz. Under the agreement, the State dismissed a charge of possession of greater than one ounce, but less than eight ounces of marijuana and Judge LaMay sentenced Franklin to 364 days in jail, suspended, 364 days supervised probation and a $100 fine. LaMay also ordered Franklin to pay $148 in court costs.

Two charges dismissed

Jerry Guiterrez appeared in Magistrate Court Sept. 17, and pled no contest to a charge of driving on a revoked license under a plea and disposition agreement reached by Public Defender Mandy Denson and Assistant District Attorney John Bernitz. Under the agreement, the State dismissed charges of DWI 3rd offense and careless driving and Judge LaMay sentenced Guiterrez to 364 days in jail, with 357 days suspended and credit for seven days served, 357 days supervised probation and a $1,000 fine, with $700 suspended. LaMay also ordered Guiterrez to pay $81 in court costs.

Hit and run

Del Spriggs appeared in Magistrate Court Sept. 16, and pled no contest to charges of battery against a household member and driving while license suspended. Judge LaMay sentenced Spriggs to 364 days in jail on each count with 349 days suspended and credit for 15 days served on the battery and 360 days suspended and four days to be served on the driving on a suspended license. LaMay also ordered Spriggs to pay $1,000 fine, with $700 suspended on each count, for a total of $734 in fines and court costs.

Time served

Scott Martin appeared in Magistrate Court Sept. 16, and pled no contest to a charge of battery on a household member. Judge LaMay sentenced Martin to 364 days in jail, with 329 days suspended and credit for 35 days served, and a $1,000 fine, with $700 suspended, and $73 in court costs. LaMay also ordered Martin to enter into and successfully complete a Batterer’s Intervention Program and to undergo counseling with Gary Garland.

Long list of offenses

Camille Ruiz appeared in Magistrate Court Sept. 8, and pled not contest to charges of aggravated driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs (1st offense), failure to stop, roadways laned for traffic, possession of drug paraphernalia and resisting arrest. Judge LaMay sentenced Ruiz to 90 days in jail on the DWI charge, a $1,000 fine, with $800 suspended, and 364 days in jail on each of these charges with credit for 30 days served and the remainder suspended and supervised probation to run concurrent with an Aug. 8 no contest plea to a charge of resisting, evading or obstructing an officer. LaMay ordered Ruiz to pay a total of $852 in fines and court costs.

 

Ruidoso Magistrate Court warrants for Sept 28 (posted September 27, 2010)

Issued Sept. 10-24

Cora Artrip, 21, 103 Chiquito, Mescalero, N.M.

Gustavo C. Balbuena, 21, 1048 Navarrette Circle, El Paso, Texas

Justin L. Blake, 21, 2841 Highway 244, Mescalero, N.M.

Karen Branch, 67, P.O. Box 115, Ruidoso Downs, N.M.

Tiffany S. Brill, 35, 105 Raymond Buckner, Ruidoso, N.M.

April R. Brown, 30, 417 Mechem Drive, Hondo, N.M.

Ashley Chavez, 21, 201 Pine Lodge Court, Ruidoso, N.M.

Isaac Contreras, 21, 309 Rigsby Road Apt. B, Las Cruces, N.M.

Andrew N. Damon, P.O. Box 8014, Ruidoso Downs, N.M. (two warrants)

John R. Dossey, 23, 11510 ½ Indiana Ave., Alamogordo, N.M.

Vanessa Edwards, 24, 325 Chisum, Alto, N.M.

Barbara Enos-McKeown, 52, 103 Kirkman Dr., Ruidoso, N.M.

Armas Jonathan Fernando, 18, 432 Butchoksky, El Paso, Texas

Noe Garcia, 35, 1492 Bartolo Pl. SW, Albuquerque, N.M.

Oscar D. Garcia, 18, 112 S. Begonia Rd. Ruidoso, N.M.

William Gardner, 31, 111 Sunny Slope, Ruidoso, N.M.

Tiffany C. Gonzales, 18, Sams Place #11, La Luz, N.M.

Jerry Hipley, 19, 112 Apache Hills, Ruidoso, N.M.

Jose Jimenez, 28, 101 W. Ave N, Lovington, N.M.

Daniel Juarez, 22, 1901 S. Mail Apt. 2, Roswell, N.M.

Krystal Kayitah, 20, White Mountain Sub Div 27, Mescalero, N.M.

Juan Mejia, 60, 3875 E. Hobson Rd., Roswell, N.M.

Aaron L. Morgan, 31, 106 Summit Dr. Mescalero, N.M.

Manuel B. Najera, 18, Casfalto 1139 Libertad, Juarez, Mexico

Jorge B. Navarez, 21, 139 Mescalero Trail Unit D, Ruidoso, N.M. (two warrants)

Aaron T. Ortega, 18, 109 Forest Dr. Mescalero, N.M.

David Ortiz, 23, no address listed

David Owen, 20, Box 804, Cedarcrest, N.M.

Gregg Perteet, 50, Dr. 9, Hwy 70 E, Ruidoso, N.M.

Jacob Phillips, 18, 106 Westview, Ruidoso Downs, N.M.

Brysen Platta, 18, 852 Old Road, Mescalero, N.M.

Ramon Renteria, Jr., 41, 401 Mechem Dr., Ruidoso, N.M.

James D. Schmeck, 63, 152 Mary Jo Lane, Ruidoso, N.M.

Carla M. Shanta, 27, 109 Oak Dr., Mescalero, N.M.

Rubena M. Shields, 37, 141 Feather Dr., Mescalero, N.M.

Everardo Trochet, 23, 201 Upper Terrace Dr. #109, Ruidoso, N.M.

 

Crazy in Carrizozo (posted September 22, 2010)

An arrest warrant has been issued for a Carrizozo man who broke a window and then assaulted a police officer Monday evening.

Magistrate Judge Martha Proctor issued an arrest warrant for John S. Ortiz, 39, Tuesday, Sept. 21.

Ortiz allegedly assaulted Carrizozo Police officer Gary Lindsey with a piece of broken glass and tried to run over Lindsey with his car Monday evening in Carrizozo.

Ortiz reportedly alluded the police, but agreed to turn himself in Tuesday.

 

Schoenhofer sentenced (posted September 22, 2010)

Julie Ann Schoenhofer appeared in District Court Sept. 3 for a change of plea and imposition of sentence. 

Attorney Gary Mitchell and Assistant District Attorney Elizabeth Williams reached a plea and disposition agreement under which Schoenhofer pled no contest to driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs (1st offense) and the state dismissed charges of speeding and roadways laned for traffic. 

Under the agreement, Judge Karen Parsons deferred sentencing for 90 days and placed Schoenhofer on 364 days supervised probation and ordered her to pay $206 in mandatory fees. 

New Mexico State Police officer Cory Crayton arrested Schoenhofer July 22, 2009 when he observed Schoenhofer’s vehicle veer out of the lane at the bottom of Angus Hill. Schoenhofer allegedly turned around to try to avoid Crayton and when he did stop her, he reported her eyes were bloodshot and watery. 

There was a 5-year old in the vehicle at the time, so Crayton charged Schoenhofer with child abuse also. 

Schoenhofer entered into a pre-prosecution diversion agreement on the child abuse charge in May 2010 and fulfilled that obligation for substance use/abuse screening in Oklahoma and counseling.

 

Ruidoso Police reports (posted September 21, 2010)

Bikers crash

Two El Paso motorcyclists struck each other at the intersection of Highway 48 and Gavilan Canyon Road Sunday, Sept. 19, at 11:50 a.m., when Victor H. Perez turned right onto Gavilan Canyon from the left side of the lane while Jose Bueno continued north. Both riders and their passengers were transported to Lincoln County Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries. Ruidoso Police officer Chris Bryant cited Perez for expired registration, no insurance and driving on a suspended license.

Make that to go

Officer Steve Corbin responded to McDonalds for a report of an unwanted subject soliciting money from patrons. Corbin identified Michael Cooper and determined McDonalds had a no trespass notice filed against Cooper. Corbin arrested Cooper and located a half empty bottle of Vodka concealed in his waistband.

Mean drunk

Officer Lance Ledford arrested Marisol Tavizon for battery on a household member and assault on a household member at 10:48 p.m., Sept. 17, after he was approached by Tavizon’s boyfriend near Mechem and Terrace. The victim reported that Tavizon yelled at him, attempted to strike him multiple times and threw his cell phone, breaking it. Ledford reports that Tavizon was intoxicate to the point where she had trouble standing when he questioned her and she tried to close the door of the cabin on him. Ledford also charged her with criminal damage to property.

Bogus bill

A woman brought a counterfeit $10 bill into the Ruidoso Police Department Sept. 16. She said she received it in change from the Dollar Store on Sudderth Drive. Sergeant Dale Harrison placed it in evidence and contacted the Secret Service.

Visiting batterer

Officer Matt Christian arrested Leopoldo Tinoco, 67, of El Paso, Texas, Sept. 14 for battery on a household member after responding to a report of a domestic in progress at 205 Lookout and finding bruises on the victim.

Drunks wreck

Corporal Lawrence Chavez responded to a report of a vehicle accident where a truck had rolled over and the occupants were out of the vehicle throwing away beer cans at 2:40 p.m., Sept. 6. Chavez reports finding the Ford F-150 lying on the driver’s side, facing east at the intersection of Gavilan Canyon and Warrior when he arrived. Chavez reports administering a field sobriety test to the driver, Humberto Olivas, 22, of El Paso, Texas. Chavez reports Olivas failed the test. Olivas reportedly told Chavez he woke up late and was hurrying to the races at Ruidoso Downs Racetrack, passed a vehicle and lost control of his truck. Olivas refused to take a blood alcohol test and was arrested for aggravated driving while intoxicated, careless driving, open container and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. A passenger in the truck, Francisco Urbina, 15, also of El Paso had also been drinking and officer Matt Christian arrested Urbina and his blood alcohol level tested at .11. Chavez booked Olivas for felony contributing to the delinquency of a minor, a charge authorized by Assistant District Attorney Joanna Zimmerman.

 

Ruidoso Magistrate Court cases (posted September 18, 2010)

Guilty verdict

Robert Dutchover appeared in Magistrate Court Sept. 16, waived his right to legal representation and pled no guilty to charges of battery on a household member, concealing identity and disorderly conduct. Judge Lorena LaMay found Dutchover guilty of all three charges and sentenced him to 364 days in jail, with 334 days suspended and 30 days to be served in Lincoln County Detention Center, a $1,000 fine, with $500 suspended, and 334 days of supervised probation on the battery charge; 182 days in jail, suspended on the other two charges, with 182 days supervised probation consecutive with count one, a $300 fine for concealing his identity and a $300 fine for disorderly conduct. LaMay also ordered Dutchover to have no contact with the victim, find a job within two weeks and to be screened for anger and alcohol abuse. LaMay also ordered Dutchover to pay $179 in court costs.

Batterer up

Blaine Robinson appeared in Magistrate Court Sept. 16, waived his right to legal representation and pled no contest to a charge of battery on a household member. Judge LaMay sentenced Robinson to 364 days in jail, with 290 days suspended and 46 days to be served in LCDC, and credit for 74 days served, for a total of 120 days to be served. LaMay also ordered Robinson to serve 244 days of supervised probation, enter into and successfully complete the batterer’s intervention program, undergo screening for anger and alcohol abuse, find a job within two weeks and fined him $1,000, with $500 suspended. LaMay also ordered Robinson to pay $73 in court costs.

Double play

Jonathan Bremer appeared in Magistrate Court Sept. 16, waived the right to legal representation and pled guilty to a charge of shoplifting. Judge LaMay sentenced Bremer to 182 days in jail, suspended, with 182 days of supervised probation, a $500 fine, suspended, and ordered him to pay IGA $7.45 in restitution. LaMay also ordered Bremer to pay $73 in court costs.

Bremer also pled guilty to charges of criminal damage to property and resisting, evading or obstructing an officer. LaMay sentenced Bremer to 364 days in jail, with 221 suspended and credit for 143 days served and a $1,000 fine, with $800 suspended, on the criminal damage charge and 364 days in jail, suspended, and a $1,000 fine, with $800 suspended, on the resisting arrest charge. LaMay ordered Bremer to pay $126 in court costs on these charges.

Attempted deal

Charmaine Naiche appeared in Magistrate Court Sept. 16, and pled no contest to an amended charge of attempt to give or sell alcoholic beverage to a minor under a plea and disposition agreement reached by Public Defender Mandy Denson and Assistant District Attorney JoAnna Zimmerman. Under the terms of the agreement, the State dismissed a charge of selling or giving alcohol to a minor and Judge LaMay sentenced Naiche to 364 days in jail, with 351 days suspended and credit for 13 days served and a $1,000 fine, suspended. The agreement stipulates that Naiche will be on 351 days unsupervised probation, unless she is released by the Bureau of Indian Affairs for supervised probation. LaMay also ordered Naiche to pay $67 in court costs and a $100 bench warrant fee.

Press one for English

Alicia Salas appeared in court Sept. 16, and, through a translator, pled no contest to a charge of child abuse or neglect (a misdemeanor) under a plea and disposition agreement reached by Public Defender Mandy Denson and Assistant District Attorney JoAnna Zimmerman. Under the agreement, the State dismissed felony child abuse charges and Judge LaMay sentenced Salas to 364 days in jail with 363 deferred and credit for one day served, 364 days of supervised probation and a $1,000 fine, suspended. LaMay also ordered Salas to complete parenting class. LaMay also ordered Salas to pay $73 in court costs.

Licensed deal

Paedon Herrera appeared in Magistrate Court Sept. 15, and pled no contest to a charge of driver must be licensed under a plea and disposition agreement reached by Public Defender Mandy Denson and Assistant District Attorney John Bernitz. Under the agreement, the State dismissed charges of driving while license suspended and tail lamps required and Judge LaMay sentenced Herrera to 90 days in jail, suspended, 90 days unsupervised probation and a $300 fine, with $250 suspended. LaMay also ordered Herrera to pay $81 in court costs.

Another licensed deal

Carols Soto appeared in Magistrate Court Sept. 15, and pled no contest to a charge of driver must be licensed under a plea and disposition agreement reached by Public Defender Mandy Denson and Assistant District Attorney John Bernitz. Under the agreement, the State dismissed a charge of driving while license suspended and Judge LaMay sentenced Soto to 90 days in jail, suspended, 90- days unsupervised probation and a $300 fine with $250 suspended. LaMay also ordered Soto to pay $81 in court costs.

Third DWI dismissed

Kenneth M. Hammond appeared in Magistrate Court Sept 15, and pled no contest to a charge of careless driving under a plea and disposition agreement reached by Public Defender Mandy Denson and Assistant District Attorney John Bernitz. Under the agreement, the State dismissed charges of DWI (3rd offense) and open container and Judge LaMay sentenced Hammond to 90 days in jail, suspended, 90 days unsupervised probation, and a $300 fine, suspended. LaMay ordered Hammond to pay $81 in court costs.

Must be licensed

Jaiver Arellano appeared in Magistrate Court Sept. 15, and pled not contest to a charge of driver must be licensed under a plea and disposition agreement reached by Public Defender Mandy Denson and Assistant District Attorney John Bernitz. Under the agreement, the State dismissed a charge of driving while license suspended and Judge LaMay sentenced Arallano to 90 days in jail, suspended, 90 days unsupervised probation and a $300 fine, suspended. LaMay ordered Arellano to pay $81 in court costs.

Child support too

Anthony Cobos appeared in Magistrate Court Sept. 15, and pled no contest to charges of driving on a suspended license and no insurance, under the terms of a plea and disposition agreement reached by Public Defender Mandy Denson and Assistant District Attorney John Bernitz. Under the agreement, the State dismissed charges of speeding and expired registration and Judge LaMay sentenced Cobos to 364 days in jail, with 360 suspended and four days to be served in LCDC, 360 days supervised probation and $1,000 fine, with $700 suspended, on the driving on a suspended license charge and 90 days in jail, suspended, and a $300 fine, with $250 suspended, on the no insurance charge. LaMay ordered Cobos to pay $142 in court costs and a $100 bench warrant fee. LaMay also ordered Cobos to make his child support payments and to send proof of the payments to the court.

First DWI

Amanda Byington appeared in Magistrate Court Sept. 15, and pled no contest to a charge of driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs (1st offense). Judge LaMay sentenced Byington to 90 days in jail, sentence deferred, 364 days of supervised probation, DWI School, 24 hours of community service, a $500 fine, suspended, and ordered her to install an ignition interlock device on her vehicle for one year. LaMay also ordered Byington to pay $221 in mandatory court costs.

Leash law breaker

Nelda Pocs appeared in Magistrate Court Sept. 13, and pled no contest to a charge of dogs running at large. Judge LaMay sentenced her to 90 days in jail, suspended, 90 days unsupervised probation, a $300 fine, suspended, and ordered her to keep her dogs penned up. LaMay also ordered Pocs to pay $73 in court costs.

Paraphernalia possessor

Daniel Tissnolthtos appeared in Magistrate Court Sept. 13, and pled no contest to a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. Judge LaMay sentenced Tissnolthtos to 364 days in jail, suspended, 364 days supervised probation and a $50 fine. LaMay also ordered Tissnolthtos to pay $148 in court costs.

MIP

Marcos Varlea appeared in Magistrate Court Sept. 13, and pled no contest to minor in possession of alcohol. Judge LaMay sentenced Varlea to 364 days of supervised probation, 30 hours of community service and a $1,000 fine, with $900 suspended. LaMay also ordered Varlea to pay $73 in court costs.

 

District Court cases filed (posted September 18, 2010)

Forgery deal inked

Aaron Gregg appeared in District Court Sept. 18 for imposition of sentence, having pled no contest to two counts of forgery under a plea and disposition agreement under which the state dismissed five additional forger charges. The court considered Gregg’s two prior felony convictions and added four and one half years to his two 18 month sentences, suspended one and one half years of the sentence and placed Gregg on probation for one and a half years.

Drug deal

Frank Apodaca appeared in District Court Sept. 3 for a change of plea and imposition of sentence. Apodaca pled no contest to charges of possession of a controlled substance (attempt) and the State dismissed a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia and Judge Karen Parsons sentenced Apodaca to a 364 day suspended sentence with 364 days supervised probation.

Child abuse

Tiffany Wilson appeared in District Court Sept. 3 for imposition of sentence, having pled guilty to misdemeanor child abuse, amended from felony child abuse. Judge Parsons sentenced Wilson to a 364 day suspended jail sentence and placed her on probation for 364 days.

Probation deal

Eric Lopez appeared in Magistrate Court Sept. 2 for a conditional release hearing. Lopez pled no contest to conspiracy to commit aggravated burglary (armed after entering), receiving stolen property, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, larceny of a fire arm, receiving and disposing of stolen property over $500 under a plea and disposition agreement reached by defense attorney Mandy Denson and Deputy District Attorney Reed Thompson July 30. Under that agreement the State dismissed charges of aggravated burglary (armed after entering), receiving stolen property, larceny (over $500), contributing to the delinquency of a minor and conspiracy to commit receiving stolen property criminal damage to property. Under the agreement, Judge Parsons placed Lopez on five years supervised probation and ordered him to pay restitution to the victim of his crime.

Chino probation violation

Ramona Chino appeared in District Court Aug. 23 for a probation violation hearing. Judge Karen Parsons ordered Chino’s probation revoked, the 19 month sentence Chino received for possession of a controlled substance be imposed but suspended and Chino placed on probation with the condition she attend and complete New Life for a period of not less than nine months. Parsons ordered that Chino remain incarcerated until a bed becomes available at New Life. Chino was charged with possession of a controlled substance Nov. 22, 2009 and pled no contest to that charge in a plea and disposition agreement in March 2010. A charge of bringing contraband into a jail was dismissed under this agreement.

Another violation

Jaybert Ray Mexicano appeared in District Court Aug. 20 for a probation revocation hearing and Judge Parsons revoked Mexicano’s probation, sending him to prison for 18 months. Mexicano pled no contest to unlawfully taking a motor vehicle in May 2009 and has had at least two probation violations since his sentencing to 18 months supervised probation.

Stealing deal

Joshua Pullen appeared in District Court July 30 for a first appearance and change of plea hearing, pled no contest to charges of breaking and entering and criminal damage to property under a plea and disposition agreement reached by defense attorney Mandy Denson and Assistant District Attorney JoAnna Zimmerman. Under the agreement, the State dismissed a charge of residential burglary and Judge Parsons sentenced Pullen to two years supervised probation and treatment at a long term, in patient treatment program.

Probation continued

Jaime A. Tovar appeared in District Court July 22 for a sentencing hearing on a petition for probation revocation and District Judge David Rupp revoked Tovar’s probation and ordered the probation continued. Tovar is on probation for a third offense of driving while intoxicated.

 

Divorces granted (posted September 18, 2010)

Petitioner, respondent, date

Stanley D. Stanbrough, Karen L. Stanbrough, Sept. 13

Jeffrey Wilson, Dana Wilson, Sept. 10

Nick Serna, Lydia A. Serna, Sept. 8

Thena Clarke-Thomas, John Howard Thomas, Sept. 2 (annulment)

Family court cases

Banks Bruce Williams order to pay child support to Sara Lynn Comstock,

Benito Nicolas Montes, order to pay child support to Lisa Kimberly Nichols

 

Ruidoso Police reports (posted September 17, 2010)

New room

Ruidoso Police were called to a crime in progress by Ruidoso Fire fighters Sept. 11. Firefighters at the Ruidoso Main Fire Station reported seeing a man climb through a window at the Budget Motel next door and called Police. Officer Matt Christian responded and arrested Brian Roney for criminal trespass. Roney reportedly admitted having rented the room a couple of days earlier, then keeping the key, locking the deadbolt and continuing to live in the room, entering through the back window. Christian reports finding a set of bras and panties in the room, which they placed in evidence at the police department due to the suspicious nature of where they were found. Roney, unable to post bond, was taken to the Lincoln County Detention Center.

Cut and run

Officer Glenn Koshinski responded to a dispatch to the Budget Motel on Sudderth Drive at 9:12 a.m., Sept. 10 for a report of criminal damage to property. The victim reported someone had slashed the soft top of his convertible Mustang the previous evening. The top is valued at $600.

The shirt off his back

Officer Eric Ament responded to a report of an unknown male smashing the glass at Copy Rite at 1600 Sudderth Drive at 12:55 p.m., Sept. 10. The suspect reportedly used a stripped green and white polo style shirt to cover his hand while he punched the glass. The suspect dropped the shirt and fled.

Who knew?

Officer Glenn Koshinski responded to a report of an auto burglary in the 500 block of Sudderth Sept. 10. The victim reported that someone took over $300 cash from a bank bag under the seat of her vehicle the previous night. She said her husband had probably left the vehicle unlocked when he unloaded groceries the previous evening.

Bear damage

Officer Chris Bryant responded to a report of criminal damage to property and larceny at 1501 Sudderth Drive Sept. 10. A $400 wooden bear was reportedly damaged and an aluminum ladder reportedly stolen.

Drug dog attacks

Sergeant Joel Martin responded to a report of a domestic in progress at 104 Mustang at 2:48 p.m., Sept. 9. Martin reports that the victim met him in the driveway next to her vehicle. Martin reports that he determined that the victim, Sue A. Neilson allegedly came to the residence to buy drugs from Ferney Patterson and when she entered the bedroom, Patterson’s small dog attacked her and she pushed it away with her foot. Then Patterson allegedly attacked her, hitting her on the forehead and on the top of the head. She tried to retrieve her cell phone to call 911 and Patterson reportedly took it away from her and broke it. Neilson gave Martin permission to search her purse for the cell phone and while doing that search, he reportedly found a narcotics pipe. Martin cited Neilson for possession of drug paraphernalia and called Assistant District Attorney JoAnna Zimmerman for a warrant for Patterson for battery and interference with communications.

Young love

Sergeant Joel Martin reports responding to a possible fight in progress involving a black Jeep and firearms at 124 South Hickory at 10:30 p.m., Sept. 9. The victims claimed that two people had left the scene in the Jeep after saying that they had firearms and threatening a group of people there. Martin located the suspects with a group of people at 135 Sudderth Drive and reports they tried to run as he slowed to turn in to the trailer. Martin reportedly drew his weapon and ordered everyone to halt. Other officers arrived and they handcuffed all of the suspects. While searching the vehicle, Martin reportedly found two open cans of beer, a pipe that smelled of burnt marijuana and a large bong that also smelled of marijuana. Patrick Sanchez, 19, and Mesha Rue, 20, were arrested and taken to the Ruidoso Police Department.  Martin charged Sanchez with minor allowing self to be served and possession of drug paraphernalia and rue with minor allowing self to be served. The original argument was reportedly over a girl that Sanchez liked and someone threatening him over her.

Both cited

Sergeant Joel Martin issued Charles Martinez, Jr. and Resa Mercado non-traffic citations for assault and battery against a household member Sept. 9 after Martin and officer Jamie Urban responded to a report of a domestic situation at 1230 Mechem Drive.

Time's up

Officer Jon Lund responded to a report of a verbal domestic disturbance in the 100 block of Oxford Aug. 30. The reporting party said she felt threatened because her roommate had a gun under his mattress and he was a convicted felon. Lund called Assistant District Attorney Joanna Zimmerman, who advised that he arrest the man for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Lund did. At the Police Department Lund discovered that the State Statute only applied to felons convicted within the last 10 years and the man’s conviction was from 1996. Lund advised Zimmerman and she said he was correct. Zimmerman advised there were Federal laws that did apply. Ruidoso Police Chief Joe Magill contacted Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms and advised him of the situation. The file was forwarded to this agent.

 

Carrizozo Magistrate Court cases (posted September 17, 2010)

Door ding

Jacob Scott, 33, appeared in Magistrate Court Sept. 10 and pled no contest to a charge of criminal damage to property. Judge Martha Proctor sentenced Scott to 182 days in jail, with credit for time served since July 8, 2010 and 118 days unsupervised probation. Proctor also ordered Scott to pay a $500 fine, suspended $400 of that, and $73 in court costs. Scott was charged with damaging a door at the Lincoln County Courthouse June 18, 2010, when he forced the door open while being escorted by a correction officer. The officer reported the door struck the door stop with such force that it sprung to door hinge and the door would not close properly.  Scott has a long history of offenses.

Speeding dismissed

Brandi Jamison, 34, appeared in Magistrate Court Sept. 10 and pled no contest to a charge of driving while intoxicated (1st offense) under a plea and disposition agreement reached by defense attorney Mandy Denson and Assistant District Attorney James Scott Newton. Under the agreement, the State dismissed a charge of speeding (45 mph in a 35 mph zone) and Judge Proctor sentenced Jamison to 90 days in jail, with 89 days suspended and credit for one day served, and a $500 fine. Proctor also ordered Jamison to pay $241 in court costs and serve 364 days on supervised probation. New Mexico State Police officer Samuel Huston stopped Jamison for speeding on Sudderth Drive in Ruidoso at 12:08 a.m., July 39 and smelled alcohol on her. Huston reported that Jamison failed a field sobriety test and he arrested her.

One amended, four dropped

Tyrone Cervantes-Martinez, 24, appeared in Magistrate Court Sept. 10 and pled no contest to charges of driving while intoxicated and driving without a license under a plea and disposition agreement reached by defense attorney Mandy Denson and Assistant District Attorney James Scott Newton. Under the agreement, the State amended the charge from aggravated DWI and dismissed charges of driving while license suspended or revoked, no insurance, expired registration, no seat belt and inoperable tail lamps. As per the agreement, Judge Proctor sentenced Cervantes-Martinez to 90 days in jail on each of the two counts, with 86 days suspended on one and 90 suspended on the other, credit for four days served, a $500 fine for the DWI, a $300 fine, with $150 suspended on the driving without a license, and $302 in court costs. Proctor also placed Cervantes-Martinez on 364 days supervised probation. Assistant District Attorney John Bernitz filed the criminal complaint against Cervantes-Martinez Sept. 3, 2010.

Third to second

Ella Zuazua, 52, appeared in Magistrate Court Sept 10 and pled no contest to charges of driving while intoxicated (2nd offense) and driving without a license under a plea and disposition agreement reached by defense attorney Mandy Denson and Assistant District Attorney James Scott Newton. Under the agreement, the State amended the charge from aggravated DWI (3rd offense) and dismissed charges of driving on an expired registration, driving on a suspended or revoked license and open container.  As per the agreement, Judge Proctor sentenced Zuazua to 364 days in jail, with 287 days suspended and credit for 67 days served, a $1,000 fine, with $500 suspended, on the DWI and 90 days in jail, suspended, and a $300 fine, with $250 suspended on the driving without a license. Proctor also ordered Zuazua to pay $302 in court costs and serve 364 days of supervised probation. New Mexico State Police officer Roberto Diaz III stopped Zuazua on Highway 70 July 5, 2010 at about 5:30 p.m. when he ran the license and found it to be expired. When he approached the vehicle he reports that Zuazua and the two passengers all appeared to be intoxicated and when he inquired, there was a warrant for Zuazua’s arrest. She reportedly failed the field sobriety test and Diaz arrested her.

Not properly equipped

Andra Gattis, 26, appeared in Magistrate Court Sept. 10 and pled no contest to a charge of driving on a revoked or suspended license under the terms of a plea and disposition agreement reached by defense attorney Mandy Denson and Assistant District Attorney James Scott Newton. Under the agreement, the State dismissed a charge of improper equipment. As per the agreement, Judge Proctor sentenced Gattis to 364 days in jail, with 357 suspended and seven days to be served, a $1,000 fine, with $700 suspended, and $81 in court costs. A Lincoln County Deputy Sheriff stopped Gattis in Carrizozo July 3, 2010 for not having taillights illuminated on the pickup she was driving. Her license said she should have an ignition interlock device, which she did not have. Gattis’ license showed as revoked with an arrest clause.

Dogs running loose

William King appeared in Magistrate Court Sept. 8, waived the right to legal representation and pled guilty to a charge of dogs running loose. Judge Proctor deferred his sentence for 30 days, ordered him to pay $73 in court costs and a $100 bench warrant fee. Lincoln County Deputy Sheriff David Hightower cited King for having dogs running loose at 104 Cedar Creek May 15, 2010. King was supposed to appear in Magistrate Court May 25, 2010, but was not there. A bench warrant was issued for his arrest.

 

Carrizozo Magistrate Court warrants (posted September 17, 2010)

Judge Martha Proctor issued another warrant for Larry J. Hurd, 35, for failure to pay fines on Sept. 10. Hobbs pled no contest to larceny in March 2010 and has had two previous warrants issued for his arrest since then.

Judge Proctor issued a warrant for Justin C. Rowe, 21, for two counts of burglary and seven counts of larceny on Sept, 9.

 

Carrizozo Police call log for August 2010 (posted September 14, 2010)

Aug. 1

Officer Darrell Chavez responded to a report of suspicious people at Catholic Church, subjects (couple) holding hands walking down street. No further

Officer Chavez responded to a lifeline alert reported resident on 10th St., had fallen. Subject was fine and EMS called.

Aug. 2  

Chief Rachel Weiser responded to a report of a vehicle with loud muffler driving out of Town of Carrizozo- Reporting party wanted vehicle stopped for loud muffler.

Chief Weiser responded to a report of little league coach not returning equipment to town after end of season. Coach returned property to Weiser on next date.

Officer Chavez responded to a report of reckless drivers by Rec Center-located vehicles parked-unknown occupants.

Aug. 3

Officer Chavez responded to a animal control concerns - mother in law has cats, and wants cats back.

Officer Chavez responded to a report of reckless driver-blue and white vehicle on Hwy. 380.- not able to locate.

Aug 4

Chief Weiser responded to a report of Suspicious vehicle gray car on Aspen taking pictures of houses- not able to locate.

Officer Chavez responded to a report of fire at 215 10th St, stove on fire, - fire put out

Chief Weiser responded to a report of  vehicle broken down, made contact with vehicle and owner- request for vehicle assistance.

Aug. 5

Chief Weiser responded to a report of Report of disturbance with neighbors, occurred day before-worked out between him and neighbor.

Aug 6

Chief Weiser responded to a report of Report of pawn shop holding ring for pawn, Owner can’t retrieve it. Owner reported later he was able to retrieve the ring.

Aug. 7th-

Officer Chavez responded to a report of telephone harassment- by an unknown caller-prank calls.

Aug. 8

Officer Chavez responded to a report of a dog running at large, black lab- unable to locate.

Officer Chavez responded to a report of dead cat on 5th St.-removed.

Officer Chavez responded to a report of people in clinic parking lot drinking- no subjects there on arrival.

Officer Chavez responded to a report of welfare check on subject at 4 Winds Restaurant. Unable to locate subject.

Aug. 9

Chief Weiser responded to a report of Danny Sisson requesting assistance with funeral escort.

Chief Weiser responded to a report of report of break in at 404 Brick. Resident didn’t want report just  a close patrol- no items missing.

Officer Chavez responded to a DWI on Gary Brown-arrested

Aug. 10

Chief Weiser responded to a report of Dog running at large on 409 F Ave. Gone on arrival.

Chief Weiser responded to a report of Dead  skunk on Airport Rd, near school. Town crew removed it.

Chief Weiser responded to a report of Reckless driver at MM 101 on 54- no vehicle description.

Chief Weiser responded to a report of Suspicious activity behind clinic-beer bottles found-clinic requests close patrol.

Chief Weiser responded to a report of Suspicious vehicle parked at Valero, been there for a few days, brown and red suburban. Vehicle- vehicle removed by owner.

Chief Weiser responded to a report of Request for standby in September for meeting involving Windmill Ranches.  Weiser advised to call in September when the meeting occurs.

Officer Chavez responded to a report that front door open to Conoco-contacted manager to lock up.

Officer Chavez responded to a report of a reckless driver, red p/u with brights on- vehicle turned off before Carrizozo.

Aug. 11

Officer Chavez responded to a medical assist at New Horizons.

Officer Chavez responded to a medical assist on 10th St.

Aug.12

Officer Gary Lindsey responded to a report of injury at Allsup’s requesting officer, Employee cut arm on cooler door.

Officer Lindsey responded to a report of vehicle racing at Calico-near park valle del sol-contact made with two subjects-vehicle not racing.

Aug.13

Chief Weiser responded to a report of Report of neighbor dispute.

Officer Lindsey responded to a report of alarm sounding in the area of F Ave., smoke alarm with bad battery sounding-battery removed.

Officer Lindsey responded to a report of missing child-child located in Ruidoso watching Lobos practice.

Aug. 14

Officer Chavez responded to a report of traffic control at Brick and Central for tow truck.

Officer Chavez responded to a welfare check on Brick-open door-door secured.

Aug. 15

Officer Chavez responded to a report of 911 hangup near Rainbow Inn-unable to locate source.

Officer Chavez responded to a report of woman wandering around the street in wheelchair, located her and returned home.

Aug 16

Chief Weiser responded to a report of Report of CYFD referral.

Chief Weiser responded to a report of Report of snake at school-disposed of by custodian.

Chief Weiser responded to a report of Report of Alphonso Lucero illegally working w/o permit, contact made and not Lucero but someone else working for 4 Winds doing maintenance.

Aug. 17

Officer Chavez responded to a report of suspicious vehicle on Brick and Court-vehicle broken down.

Aug. 18

Chief Weiser responded to a report of Report of CYFD referral.

Officer Chavez responded to a report of a drunk subject at Allsup’s, -welfare check.

Officer Chavez responded to a County Call- AC recovery-battery-turned over to LCSO.

Officer Chavez responded to a report of shots fired, -unable to locate.

Aug. 19

Chief Weiser responded to a report of Agency assist State Police officer Lou Mallion-undercover minor sales at Allsup’s.

Officer Chavez responded to a County call-reckless driver-turned over to LCSO.

Aug. 20

Officer Lindsey responded to a accident at Valle del Sol-vehicle roll over.

Officer Lindsey responded to a report of someone banging on a vehicle on Birch- subjects watching a basketball game at park and got upset. No further action.

Officer Lindsey responded to a 911 hangup, 103 year old woman was choking, subject is fine and breathing- no medical care needed.

Aug 21

Officer Lindsey responded to a medical assist-subject had chest pains-taken to hospital.

Officer Lindsey responded to a report of door open at animal shelter, door was not open everything secured.

Officer Lindsey responded to a report of bull loose on Aspen, belonging to Dustin Hernandez on 17th St.-bull secured.

Aug 22

Officer Lindsey responded to a request of welfare check on Larry Linton-check made, subject had warrant, arrested.

Officer Lindsey responded to a report of domestic on D Ave, verbal dispute.

Officer Lindsey responded to a report of vehicle blocking fire station on Birch, vehicle gone on arrival.

Aug. 23

Chief Weiser responded to a report of Animal cruelty reported on 6th St.. – no further information-unknown offender.

Aug 24

Chief Weiser responded to a report of Report of graffiti at Rec Center-chalk drawings by kids on sidewalk.

Chief Weiser responded to a report of Report of black dog running in the area of Brick and 11th-gone on arrival.

Chief Weiser responded to a report of Report of dog at Valley of Fires-advised calling party to contact LCSO.

Aug. 25

Officer Lindsey responded to a agency assist-report of vehicle rollover in the 1700 block of E Ave.-responded to county and requested a deputy.

Officer Chavez responded to a report of found property-passport left at Allsups  - subject returned to p/u passport.

Aug. 26

Officer Chavez responded to a civil dispute at Sands Motel between owner and occupant.

Aug 27

Chief Weiser responded to a report of Report of horse trailer speeding at MM 113 on Hwy 54, located vehicle, not speeding.

Chief Weiser responded to a report of Report of dogs barking in the area of B Ave disturbing subjects that reside at C and 5th St, spoke to owners and warned about dogs barking.

Aug. 28

Officer Chavez responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle on Drexel and B-returned to owner – vehicle broke down.

Officer Chavez responded to a welfare check on motorist.

Officer Chavez responded to a welfare check at Central and Agua.

Officer Chavez responded to a warrant service on Herbert Brusinger on traffic stop.

Aug. 29

Officer Chavez responded to a report of disturbance at Sands Motel, occupants disturbing manger-no subjects around.

Aug. 30

Officer Chavez responded to a report of dogs running at large by City Hall-unable to locate.

Officer Chavez responded to a warrant arrest on Esgar Ramirez-traffic stop.

Officer Chavez responded to a report of suspicious activity at B and Drexel-owner of residence there.

Officer Chavez responded to a 911 call at 506 D Ave. report of criminal damage to property at that location- no further information.

Officer Chavez responded to a report of private property accident at Sands Motel, driver struck railroad ties in parking lot.

Aug. 31

Chief Weiser responded to a report of Report of trespassing by Tom Ward at Valle Del Sol-warning given.

Chief Weiser responded to a report of Report of CYFD referral.

Officer Chavez responded to a civil dispute at Sands Motel – from previous report of accident-already made an arrangement to work things out.

District Court cases (posted September 12, 2010)

Two for one

Catherine Keaton appeared in Magistrate Court Sept. 9 and pled no contest to a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia and a charge of attempted possession of a controlled substance under a plea and disposition agreement reached by Public Defender Mandy Denson and Assistant District Attorney Matt Wade. Under the agreement, the State dismissed charges of possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana. Under the agreement, Judge Lorena LaMay sentenced Keaton to 364 days in jail, with 333 suspended and credit for 31 days served, and a $100 fine for possession of drug paraphernalia and 364 days in jail, suspended and a $1,000 fine, with $700 suspended for the attempted possession of a controlled substance. LaMay ordered Keaton to pay $396 in court costs and a $100 bench warrant fee. The charges came from arrests in May and August 2010 and the probation periods are to be served consecutive. LaMay also ordered Keaton to find a job and remain employed.

Old bad checks case

Gary Harney appeared in Magistrate Court Sept. 9, and pled no contest to two counts of issuance of worthless checks under a plea and disposition agreement reached by defense attorney Gary Mitchell and Assistant District Attorney Joanna Zimmerman. Under the agreement, the State dismissed 20 additional charges of issuing worthless checks and Judge Lorena LaMay sentenced Harney to 728 days in jail, suspended, with 728 days of supervised probation and ordered him to repay Allsup’s $2090.40. LaMay also ordered Harney to pay $126 in court costs. The charges were filed in September 2007 and an arrest warrant was issued for Harney. Harney was arrested in June 2010.

Don’t quit your day job

Demitrio Sanchez appeared in Magistrate Court Sept. 9, and pled no contest to a charge of battery against a household member. Judge LaMay sentenced Sanchez to 364 days in jail, suspended, with 364 days supervised probation. LaMay also ordered Sanchez to remain employed and to undergo screening with COPE for anger management. LaMay also fined Sanchez $1,000, with $800 suspended, and ordered him to pay $73 in court costs.

Temper, temper

Jason Olivas appeared in Magistrate Court Sept. 9, and pled no contest to a charge of assault against a household member. Judge LaMay sentenced Olivas to 182 days in jail, with 180 days suspended and credit for two days served, a $500 fine, with $300 suspended, and screening for anger management. LaMay also ordered Olivas to remain employed and to pay $73 in court costs.

Was it worth it?

Dezarae Deadman appeared in Magistrate Court Sept. 9, and pled no contest to a charge of shoplifting. Judge LaMay sentenced Deadman to 182 days in jail, suspended, with 182 days supervised probation and barred her from entering Walmart property. LaMay also fined Deadman $500, with $200 suspended, and ordered her to pay $73 in court costs.

Trying to assault someone

Gary Silva appeared in Magistrate Court Sept. 9, and pled no contest to charges of attempted aggravated assault and harassment under a plea and disposition agreement reached by Public Defender Mandy Denson and Assistant District Attorney Joanna Zimmerman. Under the agreement, the State amended the charge from aggravated assault and Judge LaMay sentenced Silva to 364 days in jail, with 339 days suspended and credit for 25 days served, and a $1,000 fine, with $800 suspended, on the attempted aggravated assault and 364 days in jail, suspended and 364 days supervised probation, and a $1,000 fine, with $800 suspended, on the harassment charge. LaMay also ordered Silva to pay $126 in court costs, find and keep a job and undergo counseling for anger management, alcohol and drug abuse.

Save money, call a cab

David Lopez appeared in Magistrate Court Sept. 8, and pled no contest to charges of driving on a revoked license, expired registration, no insurance and fictitious plate. Judge LaMay sentenced Lopez to 364 days in jail, with 334 days suspended and 30 days to be served, a $1,500 fine, with $600 suspended, and 334 days of supervised probation. LaMay also ordered Lopez to pay $282 in court costs.

Aggravation dismissed

Zachary Vigil appeared in Magistrate Court Sept. 8, and pled no contest to a charge of driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs (1st offense) under a plea and disposition agreement reached by Public Defender Mandy Denson and Assistant District Attorney Elizabeth Williams. Under the agreement, the State amended the charge of aggravated DWI and dismissed a charge of careless driving. As per the agreement, Judge LaMay sentenced Vigil to 90 days in jail, suspended, 364 days of supervised probation and a $500 fine, with $200 suspended. LaMay also ordered Vigil to pay $221 in court costs, complete 24 hours of community service and complete DWI school within 90 days.

Self representing

Pamela Iles appeared in Magistrate Court Sept. 8, waived the right to legal representation and pled no contest to charges of driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs (1st offense), careless driving and driver must be licensed. Judge LaMay sentenced Iles to 90 days in jail, suspended, 364 days supervised probation and a $500 fine, with $200 suspended. LaMay also ordered Iles to install an ignition interlock device for one year, compete DWI school, complete 24 hours community service and to complete alcohol and drug screening and follow their recommendations. LaMay also ordered Iles to pay $221 in court costs.

Unwanted Hunter sentenced

Lilly Hunter appeared in Magistrate Court Sept. 7, waived the right to legal representation and pled no contest to a charge of criminal trespass. Judge LaMay sentenced Hunter to 364 days in jail, suspended, with 364 days unsupervised probation and ordered her to stay off McDonalds’ property. LaMay also ordered Hunter to pay $73 in court costs.

 

Ruidoso Magistrate Court warrants (posted September 12, 2010)

Issued Sept. 3-10

Ricardo C. Alaniz, 42, 152 Mary Joe Lane, Ruidoso, N.M.

Particio A. Almager, 29, 419 West Drive, Ruidoso, N.M.

Anthony G. Arauz, 21, White Mountain Drive #W4, Mescaler, N.M.

Cody Bomer, 23, 161 Pronghorn Lane, Ruidoso, N.M. (three warrants)

Emanuel Carr Botella, 21, 319 Dipalo Hill Drive Apt #16B, Ruidoso Downs, N.M.

Robin Chimal, 35, HC 69 Box 222, Mescalero, N.M.

Anna Erives, 30, P.O. Box 105, Ruidoso Downs, N.M.

Justin R. Fiveash, 23, 1319 Reblita Vista, Radium Springs, N.M.

Robert Gagne, 60, 2650 N. Oracle Rd. Apt. 112, Tucson, Ariz.

Tomas Guilez, 19, no address listed

Cher L. King, 33, Hillside Drive, Dulce, N.M.

Todd D. Kizer, 34, 171 Brady Canyon, Ruidoso, N.M.

Daniel Lara, 60, 315 Highway 70 Space #8, Ruidoso Downs, N.M.

Cristal Moquino, 20, 201 Upper Terrace #114, Ruidoso, N.M.

Cory Olivas, 18, 207 Carters Lane, Ruidoso, N.M.

Ferney J. Patterson, 37, Box 241, Capitan, N.M.

Jerrick “Jerrie” Peralto, 29, 961 Mescalero Road, Mescalero, N.M.

Ramon Renteria, 41, 2201 Federal, El Paso, Texas

Justin C. Rowe, 106 Buckner, Ruidoso, N.M.

Nick Rue, 19, no address listed

Ann Marie Sanchez, 50, 110 Sierra Lane 23C, Ruidoso Downs, N.M. (two warrants)

Seth Scott, 19, 134 Davis Drive, Ruidoso, N.M.

Carlos Soto, 26, 105 East Rainbow Apt. 2, Ruidoso, N.M. (two warrants)

Sherman Trujillo, 28, 801 Penn Scott Dr., Mescalero, N.M.

Connie Vcelik, 52, 114 ½ Seeding Springs, Ruidoso Downs, N.M.

 

Carrizozo Magistrate Court cases (contains adult language) (posted September 9, 2010)

State owner’s son plea bargains

Brandon McMaster appeared in Magistrate Court Sept. 1, and pled no contest to a charge of driving while intoxicated (1st offense) under a plea and disposition agreement reached by defense attorney Mandy Denson and Assistant District Attorney Elizabeth Williams. Under the agreement, the State dismissed charges of aggravated DWI (refusal) and driving on the right side of the road and Judge Martha Proctor sentenced McMaster to 90 days in jail, with 89 days suspended and credit for one day served, and a $500 fine. Proctor also ordered McMaster to pay $221 in mandatory court costs. Lincoln County Deputy Sheriff Johnny Parker arrested McMaster when he responded to a report of an accident on Bonita Lake Road at 11:31 p.m., July 23. Parker reported that he found McMaster’s car sitting on the side of the road. Parker reported that when he asked McMaster what happened he said “the fucking illegals in the other car ran over him.” McMaster said he was sitting in the car talking to his friend when the other car ran over him.  The passenger in the car said they were moving when the accident happened. Parker reported that McMaster was very unstable when he exited the vehicle and he had to grab McMaster to keep him from falling. Parker reported McMaster refused to submit to a field sobriety test. Parker reported that when he was transporting McMaster to the Sheriff’s Department, McMaster became belligerent and was kicking the center glass separating the front and back seat. Parker said McMaster said he was a “war hero” and that his “father owned New Mexico and I was going to lose my job.” Parker reported McMaster “told me several times that I was dead and that he was going to kill me.” According to Parker’s report, McMaster demanded to be taken home and refused to submit to a breathalyzer test.

Suspense

Raymond Aragon, 32, appeared in Magistrate Court Sept. 1, waived his right to legal representation and pled no contest to a charge of driving on a suspended license. Judge Martha Proctor sentenced Aragon to 364 days in jail, with 360 days suspended, and a $1,000 fine, with $700 suspended. Proctor also ordered Aragon to pay $81 in court costs and a $100 bench warrant fee and placed him on supervised probation for 360 days. New Mexico State Police officer Samuel Huston cited Aragon at 11:29 p.m., July 2, 2010, when he stopped him on Gavilan Canyon Road and discovered Aragon’s license was suspended.

Aggravation dropped

Glenn Mochel, 63, appeared in Magistrate Court Sept. 1, and pled no contest to an amended charge of assault, under a plea and disposition agreement reached by defense attorney Mandy Denson and Assistant District Attorney Joanna Zimmerman. Under the agreement, the State amended the charge to drop aggravated assault to simple assault and Judge Martha Proctor sentenced Mochel to a 182 day suspended sentence and a $500 fine, with $300 suspended. The agreement also called for Mochel to attend weekly AA meetings and serve 182 days on supervised probation. Carrizozo Police Chief Rachel Weiser and officer Darrell Chavez responded to 1105 5th Street in Carrizozo for a report of Mochel threatening to kill someone. Weiser reported hearing Mochel make the threat to another person when the officer approached the house. Mochel reportedly told Weiser he didn’t threaten to shoot the woman, he threatened to kill her.

Some charges dropped

Jaime Romo, 20, appeared in Magistrate Court Sept. 1, and pled no contest to driving while intoxicated (1st offense) under a plea and disposition agreement reached by defense attorney Mandy Denson and Assistant District Attorney Elizabeth Williams. Under the agreement, the State dismissed charges of no insurance and expired registration and Judge Martha Proctor sentenced Romo to 90 days in jail, with 89 days suspended and credit for one day served, a $500 fine and 364 days supervised probation. Proctor also ordered Romo to pay $221 in mandatory court costs. New Mexico State Police officer Samuel Huston arrested Romo at about 1:31 a.m., June 1, 2010, when he stopped Romo for having only one headlight and discovered the vehicle registration expired and Romo was unable to produce proof of insurance. Huston reported smelling alcohol and that Romo failed a field sobriety test.

Speeding dropped

Austin Ritter, 28, appeared in Magistrate Court Sept. 1, and pled no contest to driving while intoxicated (1st offense) under a plea and disposition agreement reached by defense attorney Mandy Denson and Assistant District Attorney Elizabeth Williams. Under the agreement, the State dismissed a charge of speeding (40 mph in a 35 mph zone) and Judge Martha Proctor deferred a 90 day jail sentence for 364 days and ordered Ritter to pay $221 in court costs. New Mexico State Police officer Samuel Huston arrested Ritter June 10, 2010 when he stopped him for speeding on Sudderth Drive in Ruidoso at 1:36 a.m. and Ritter failed a field sobriety test. Ritter agreed to have blood drawn for a BaC.

Disorderly

Manuel Blackmon, 35, appeared in Magistrate Court and pled no contest to a amended charges of disorderly conduct and criminal damage to property of less than $1,000 on Aug. 30. Under the plea and disposition agreement reached by defense attorney Gary Mitchell and Deputy District Attorney Reed Thompson, the State amended the original charge of battery on a household member and amended the criminal damage charge to less than $1,000. Judge Martha Proctor sentenced Blackmon to 182 days in jail, with 181 days suspended and credit for one day served, a $500 fine, with $400 suspended, and 363 days of supervised probation for the disorderly charge. Proctor sentenced Blackmon to a 182 day suspended sentence and a $500 fine, with $400 suspended on the criminal damage charge. Proctor also ordered Blackmon to pay $126 in court costs. Lincoln County Deputy Sheriff Rex Beard charged Blackmon with the offenses May 3, 2010 when he learned that Blackmon had used force on his girlfriend and slashed one of the tires on her car to intimidate or threaten her.

Attempted?

Michelle Barela, 31, appeared in Magistrate Court Aug. 30 and pled no contest to an amended charge of attempted battery on a peace officer under a plea and disposition agreement reached by defense attorney Gary Mitchell and Deputy District Attorney Reed Thompson. Under the agreement, the State amended the charge of battery on a peace officer and dismissed a charge of battery. As per the agreement, Judge Martha Proctor sentenced Barela to 182 days in jail, with 141 days suspended and credit for 41 days served, a $1,000 fine, with $900 suspended and 223 days supervised probation. Proctor also ordered Barela to pay $73 in court costs and a $100 bench warrant fee for a case involving a larceny charge, which was dismissed by the District Attorney’s office that same day. Barela was charged with battery on another inmate at the Lincoln County Detention Center March 11, 2010, when she knocked Angela McGee-Gayford to the floor and then striking Detention Officer Lucy Vega in the back of the head with her fist.

Time served

Richard Gamble, 60, appeared in Magistrate Court Aug. 30 and pled no contest to amended charges of assault and disorderly conduct under a plea and disposition agreement reached by defense attorney Gary Mitchell and Deputy District Attorney Reed Thompson. Under the agreement, the State dismissed the charge of battery against a household member and Judge Martha Proctor sentenced Gamble to 182 days in jail for each of the counts, with 115 days suspended and credit for 67 days served on the assault charge and 182 days suspended on the disorderly conduct charge. Proctor also suspended $500 fines for each count and placed Gamble on 297 days of unsupervised probation, per the agreement. Proctor ordered Gamble to pay $126 in court costs. Lincoln County Deputy Sheriff DeAnna Preson arrested Gamble June 24, 2010, when she responded to the Gamble home on Nogal Canyon Road and found them intoxicated. The victim said Gamble hit her in the face and Gamble said “she got pissed off at me and I pushed her back into her chair.” Preston reported the victim had a cut in the inside of her upper lip.

 

Carrizozo Magistrate Court warrants issued (posted September 9, 2010)

Judge Martha Proctor issued a bench warrant Sept. 2, for Paul J. Moranville, 48, for failure to pay fines on a no contest plea Jan. 13, 2010, to a charge of motor carrier required to have registration.

Judge Proctor issued an arrest warrant Sept. 1, for Ricardo Alaniz, 42, a registered sex offender.

Judge Proctor issued an arrest warrant Sept. 1, for Heather Owings, 24, on a possession of a controlled substance charge.

Judge Proctor issued an arrest warrant Aug. 30, for Randi Elizabeth Norman, 23, on a bigamy charge.

 

Ruidoso Police reports (posted September 8, 2010)

Wife spills the beans

Officer Glenn Koshinski stopped a Chevy Pickup for displaying a license plate belonging to a Ford at 3:40 p.m., Sept. 4, on Gavilan Canyon Road. Koshinski reports the driver identified himself as “Miller Montz” then changed that to “Jeremiah Montz” and provided different dates of birth and social security numbers. Koshinski reports that the man’s wife arrived on the scene and while talking to him referred to him as “Steven.” Koshinski found out the driver was actually Steven Johnson, 34, of Capitan and he had an outstanding warrant from Roswell. Koshinski arrested Johnson and while doing an inventory of the vehicle, reported finding two marijuana pipes. Koshinski charged Johnson with concealing identity, possession of drug paraphernalia, fictitious license plate, no registration and no insurance.

Need jello?

Officer James Urban responded to a report of a fight in progress at 134 Nob Hill Drive at 2:35 p.m., Sept. 2. After interviewing the two females involved and witnesses, Urban issued non-traffic citations for battery to both Brandi Aguirre, 23, of Ruidoso Downs and Leslie Marshall of Alto.

Hunter unwanted

Sergeant Joel Martin responded to Sonic for a report of Lily Hunter, 63, of Mescalero harassing employees and customers for food and money. Martin found Hunter had gone to McDonalds, where he found her and found she had a criminal trespass notice. The manager on duty at McDonalds agreed to enforce the criminal trespass, so Martin arrested Hunter. Martin reports finding twelve criminal trespass reports on Hunter and four previous arrests for criminal trespass.

Not the underwear!

A woman came to the Ruidoso Police Department Sept. 1 to report that someone had stolen her bag from a locker at the Ruidoso Athletic Club the previous day. The woman reported her clothing, underwear, car keys, hand bag, watch, earrings and other belongings were in the bag.

Probation violators sentenced (posted September 8, 2010)

Rudy Torres appeared in District Court Aug. 20 for a probation revocation hearing and pled no contest to the charge. Judge Karen Parsons revoked his probation and ordered him incarcerated in the New Mexico Department of Corrections for ione and a half years. Parsons also ordered Torres to serve one year mandatory parole following his release from prison. Former Undersheriff Patrick O’Brien charged Torres with theft of a gasoline credit card Aug. 14, 2008, a charge Torres pled no contest to in February 2009. Parson issued a warrant for Torres when he failed to show for his sentencing hearing March 6, 2009.  Torres appeared for sentencing Juy 10, 2009 and Parson suspended his sentence, placing him on probation. In November 2009, Torres reportedly tested positive for THC and cocaine and reportedly admitted using drugs on Nov. 3, 2009. Torres also reportedly moved twice in February 2010 without notifying his probation officer.

William Smith pled no contest to a charge of probation violation in District Court June 21 and Judge Jerry Ritter deferred the sentence and placed Smith back on probation for two years, less two days. Ritter gave Smith credit for time served in jail from Jan. 30, 2008 through Feb. 5, 2008 and time served on probation from April 16, 2009 to June 21, 2010. The Lincoln County Narcotics Enforcement Unit Commander charged Smith with trafficking in methamphetamines, possession of drug paraphernalia, conspiracy and receiving stolen property in Ruidoso Downs Jan. 28, 2008. Smith pled no contest to attempted possession of methamphetamines, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of under one ounce of marijuana in April 2009 and received a sentence of two  years, less two days, supervised probation.

 

Divorce granted  (posted September 8, 2010)

The District Court granted DeAnna M. Preston's request for a divorce from Sidney G. Preston, Aug. 31, 2010.

 

Carrizozo Magistrate Court cases (posted September 4, 2010)

DWI and speeding

Ronald Roddy, 30, appeared in Magistrate Court Aug. 30 and pled no contest to driving while under the influence of intoxicating drugs or alcohol and speeding under a plea and disposition agreement reached by defense attorney Mandy Denson and Assistant District Attorney Elizabeth Williams. Under the agreement, the State dismissed charges of aggravated DWI (2nd offense) and license to be carried. As per the agreement, Judge Martha Proctor sentenced Roddy to 90 days in jail, with 88 suspended and two days to be served in Lincoln County Detention Center (LCDC), 364 days supervised probation, a $500 fine, and $221 in court costs on the DWI charge and a $15 fine and $61 court costs on the license to be carried charge. New Mexico State Police officer Samuel Huston stopped Roddy for driving 44 mph in a 35 mph zone on Hull Drive at 1:24 a.m., April 24. Reporting the smell of alcohol on Roddy, Huston conducted a field sobriety test, which Roddy reportedly failed, and arrested Roddy for DWI. Roddy reportedly stated that his license was at home when Huston stopped him.

Mean drunk

Thomas Ward, 55, appeared in Magistrate Court Aug. 30, and pled no contest to a charge of battery on a household member under a plea and disposition agreement reached by defense attorney Mandy Denson and Assistant District Attorney Joanna Zimmerman. Under the agreement, the State dismissed a charge of aggravated battery on a household member and Judge Proctor sentenced Ward to 364 days in jail with 286 days suspended and credit for 78 days served in LCDC, a $1,000 fine, with $900 suspended and $73 in court costs. Proctor also ordered Ward to serve 650 days supervised probation and complete an anger management class of at least 52 weeks in duration. Carrizozo Police officer Alfred Marshall filed a criminal complaint against Ward June 14th after interviewing Ward’s girlfriend. The girlfriend reportedly told Marshall that Ward had drank a 24-pack of beer June 12th and became violent, throwing a beer bottle at the glass storm door breaking it, grabbing her by the hair and throwing her into a wall, throwing her to the floor and punching her in the face while sitting on her, kicking a file cabinet and breaking it, The victim said she escaped Ward and evaded him for a little while by running around the neighbor’s car but when she ran back toward the house, he caught her at the door and pulled her to the ground, pinned her to the ground and punched her in the face. Marshall reported observing swelling on the top left side of the fictims forehead, scratches on the left side of her neck, bruises, swelling on her lefth hand left wrist left upper arm, right ankle, right upper arm and right hip. The victim reportedly told Marshall she did not call the police that night because she was afraid Ward would cause her more harm.

Teacher pleas

Daniel Draughon, 43, appeared in Magistrate Court Aug. 30 and pled no contest to a charge of driving under the influence of intoxicating drugs or alcohol (1st offense) under a plea and disposition agreement reached by defense attorney Mandy Denson and Assistant District Attorney Elizabeth Williams. Under the agreement, the State amended the charge from aggravated DWI, second offense, and Judge Proctor sentenced Draughon to 90 days in jail, suspended, a $500 fine, 364 days supervised probation and $221 in court costs. Ruidoso Police officer Steve Corbin arrested Draughon April 19th after being called to Ruidoso Middle School at about 8:56 a.m. by Ruidoso Police Corporal Lawrence Chavez. Corbin reports that Draughon was being escorted from the school because he smelled of alcohol and declined to submit to a breathalyzer test. Corbin reported that Chavez had advised Draughon to call a cab and Draughon said he had called a cab, then Corbin saw Draughon get in his car and drive away from the school. Corbin stopped him on Hull Road. Draughon reportedly admitted having drank two glasses of vodka that morning. Draughon eventually submitted to a breathalyzer test and the result was a .24.

Marijuana dropped

Cory Montes, 19, appeared in Magistrate Court Aug. 30 and pled no contest to a charge of driving under the influence of intoxicating drugs or alcohol (1st offense) under a plea and disposition agreement reached by defense attorney Mandy Denson and Assistant District Attorney Elizabeth Williams. Under the agreement, the State dismissed a charge of possession of under one ounce of marijuana and Judge Proctor sentenced Montes to 90 days in jail, suspended, a $500 fine, 364 days supervised probation and $221 in court costs. New Mexico State Police officer Chad Casson arrested Montes at a sobriety checkpoint in Capitan April 30, reporting that Montes had slurred speech, an extremely pale face and smelled of marijuana. Montes reportedly admitted to Casson that he had smoked marijuana that day. Casson reports that Montes failed a field sobriety test and Casson found a purple plastic bottle containing marijuana in Montes’ left front pants pocket.

Speeding dismissed

Eloisa Barrientos, 53, appeared in Magistrate Court Aug. 26, waived her right to legal representation and pled no contest to a charge of driving while under the influence of intoxicating drugs or alcohol (1st offense) under a plea and disposition agreement she reached with Assistant District Attorney Nick Layland. Under the agreement, the State dismissed a charge of speeding (45 mph in a 35 mph zone) and Judge Proctor sentenced Barrientos to 90 days in jail, suspended, with 364 days supervised probation, a $500 fine and $221 in court costs. New Mexico State Police officer Samuel Huston arrested Barientos June 13, after stopping her for speeding at about 1:52 a.m. and smelling alcohol. Huston reported Barrientos failed a field sobriety test and was taken to Lincoln County Medical Center for a blood alcohol test.

Speeding dismissed

Debra Williams, 49, appeared in Magistrate Court Aug. 25 and pled no contest to a charge of driving while under the influence of intoxicating drugs or alcohol (1st offense) under a plea and disposition agreement reached by defense attorney Robert McCrea and Assistant District Attorney Joanna Zimmerman. Under the agreement, the State dismissed a charge of speeding (46 mph in a 35 mph zone) and Judge Proctor sentenced Williams to 90 days in jail, suspended, a $500 fine, with $200 suspended, 364 days supervised probation and $221 in court costs. New Mexico State Police officer Samuel Huston stopped Wiliams on Hull Drive in Ruidoso at 2:24 a.m., March 14th for speeding and reported smelling alcohol. She reportedly failed the field sobriety test and was arrested and taken to Lincoln County Medical Center for a blood alcohol test.

Aggravated battery

Omar Guzman appeared in Magistrate Court Aug. 25, waived his right to legal representation and pled no contest to a charge of aggravated battery. Judge Proctor sentenced Guzman to 364 days in jail, with 354 days suspended and credit for eitht days served, a $1,000 fine, suspended, and credit for two days served for the $73 court costs. Proctor also ordered Guzman to serve 354 days unsupervised probation. Lincoln County Deputy Sheriff Rex Beard filed the charge against Guzman April 27th for striking another inmate in LCDC for changing the channel on the television while Guzman was in the bathroom. Guzman reportedly said the other inmate is always changing the channel and he had finally had enough.

Possession

Philip Cromwell, 26, appeared in Magistrate Court Aug. 24, waived his right to legal representation and pled no contest to charges of possession of less than one ounce of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Judge Proctor sentenced Cromwell to 15 days in jail, suspended, a $100 fine, with $50 suspended and $148 in court costs on the marijuana possession charge and 364 days in jail, suspended, a $100 fine, $50 suspended, and $128 in court costs on the drug paraphernalia charge. Proctor also ordered Cromwell to pay a $100 bench warrant fee. New Mexico State Police officer Cory Crayton stopped Cromwell for speeding on State Road 48 February 19th and reported smelling marijuana in the vehicle. Crayton noted that Cromwell denied him permission to search the vehicle, but the passenger, who owned the car, granted him permission to search the vehicle and he found a “burnt roach inside cigar case in the rear floorboard.”

Suspended license

Shane L. Hardesty, 34, appeared in Magistrate Court Aug. 23, waived his right to legal representation and pled no contest to a charge of driving on a suspended license. Judge Proctor sentenced Hardesty to 364 days in jail, with 360 days suspended and four days to be served in LCDC, and a $1,000 fine, with $700 suspended. Proctor also ordered Hardesty to pay $81 in court costs and a $100 bench warrant fee and placed him on 360 days unsupervised probation. New Mexico State Police officer Cory Crayton stopped Hardesty for speeding on Gavilan Canyon Road April 23rd and found that Hardesty’s license was suspended and there were two outstanding warrants for his arrest for failure to appear in court.

 

Ruidoso Magistrate Court cases (posted September 4, 2010)

Driving revoked

Raymond Aragon appeared in Magistrate Court Aug. 31, waived his right to legal counsel and pled no contest to a charge of driving while license revoked. Judge Lorena LaMay sentenced Aragon to 364 days in jail, with 360 days suspended and four days to be served in Lincoln County Detention Center(LCDC), 360 days supervised probation, a $1,000 fine, with $700 suspended, $81 in court costs and a $100 bench warrant fee.

DWI first

Sharon Monk appeared in Magistrate Court Aug. 30, waived her right to legal counsel and pled no contest to charges of driving while under the influence of intoxicating drugs or alcohol and roadways laned for traffic. Judge LaMay sentenced Monk to 90 days in jail, with 85 days suspended and five days to be served in LCDC, 359 days supervised probation, a $500 fine, with $300 suspended, 24 hours of community service, $221 in court costs and ordered Monk to install an ignition interlock device on her vehicle for one year. LaMay did not impose any fine for the roadways laned for traffic offense.

 

Ruidoso Magistrate Court warrants (posted September 4, 2010)

Issued Aug. 27 through Sept. 3

Paschul A. Bigmouth, 38, 323 Mountain Drive A 12, Mescalero, N.M.

Brandon D. Blakely, 20, 29 Taft Road, Sandia Park, N.M.

Heather L. Bradfield, 37, 210 Camelot Lane Apt. E-7, Ruidoso, N.M.

Richard Crislip, 22, 207 Mathews Apt. 2, Roswell, N.M.

Denny R. Foust, 45, 221 Juniper, Ruidoso, N.M.

John Franklin, 35, P.O. Box 50521, Amarillo, Texas

Adrian E. Gandara, 20, 129 Porr, Ruidoso, N.M.

Robert J. Gutierrez, 24, 1285 Mesquite, Alamogordo, N.M.

Christopher Harris, 31, 2205 Portales Road, Roswell, N.M.

Jennifer R. Harris, 32, 2205 Portales Road, Roswell, N.M.

Michael J. Hull, 20, 684 Mt. Capitan, Capitan, N.M.

Kodey S. James, 24, 311 N. 42nd St., Artesia, N.M.

Paul R. Kadayso, 57, 109 Scout Dr. Mescalero, N.M.

Bethanie Lester, 28, 9266 Grenoble, El Paso, Texas

Tabytha I. Lopez, 22, R. 276 N. 13th St. #42, Artesia, N.M.

Robert Phaup, 56, 109 Silver Star Ct., Ruidoso Downs, N.M.

Jose Adrian Rodgriguez, 18, 941 Navarette El Paso, Texas

Jeffery Sabedra, 30, P.O. Box 8334, Ruidoso, N.M.

Johnny G. Salas, 26, 807 Valley View, Ruidoso Downs, N.M.

Dorothy Sanchez, 48, 2333 Apache Lane, Alamogordo, N.M.

Jared Thompson, 20, 604 F Ave., Carrizozo, N.M.

Cheyenne Valdez, 19, 1521 Frost Ave., Tularosa, N.M.

 

 

Carrizozo Magistrate Court Warrants (posted September 4, 2010)

Issued Aug. 25 to Aug. 31

Raymond E. Aragon, 32, 334 Harris Lane #20, Ruidoso Downs, N.M.

Sabina J. Coonie, 32, P.O. Box 7003, Ruidoso, N.M.

Jesus Arturo Espinoza-Marquez, 25, 215 Sabina, Sunland Park, N.M.

Trinidad Flores-Betancour, 41, 501 Calle Rampon Corona, Juarez, Mexico

Brian A. Hailey, 32, 426 S. Fine, Fresno, Calif.

Jerett E. Hindman, 38, 702 Pinon, Las Cruces, N.M.

John Puente, 41, P.O. Box 7065, Ruidoso, N.M.

Melquiades Ramirez-Carillo, 40, P.O. Box 113, San Patricio, N.M.

Lynn Dean Roth, 45, 8918 W. Custer Lane, Peoria, Ariz.

Daniel M. Sanchez, 33, 2913 Dona Teresa, Albuquerque, N.M.

Demitrio P. Sanchez, 32, 110 Sierra Lane Apt. B9, Ruidoso Downs, N.M.

Michelle Sisneros, 50, 515 S. 5th Street, Santa Rosa, N.M.

Reuben R. Smith, 63, 204 Industrial Drive, Verona, Wisc.

Chris Vega, 23, 311 Cedar, Carrizozo, N.M.

Ruidoso Downs Police reports (posted September 4, 2010)

Vandalism

Mayor Armstrong reported the restrooms at All American Park had been vandalized Aug. 31. Vandals broke lights and strung toilet paper all over the bathrooms.

Stolen medicine

A woman came to the Ruidoso Downs Police Department Aug. 31 to report he medication stolen from her home the previous day.

Already there

Officer Rupp ran a driver’s license check on a woman at Magistrate Court and found that there was an arrest warrant for Michelle Hepner, 53. He arrested her.

Auto burglary

Officer Valenzuela responded to Ruidoso Downs Racetrack for a report of a auto burglary Aug. 28. Officers searched the area for any stolen property that may have been discarded.

Weed whacker

Officer Bailey responded to a complaint about a neighbor weed eating and kicking up rocks that dented a car and hit a home Aug. 27. The neighbor promised to be more careful.

Credit card fraud

A woman came to the Ruidoso Downs Police Department to report unauthorized credit card transaction on her credit card Aug. 27.

Multiple charges

Officers arrested Sean Chappell Aug. 27 on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana and receiving stolen property. Bond was set at $17,000 cash.

 

Midtown Auto Burglaries (posted September 3, 2010)

Officer Tillman Freeman responded to the 2500 block of Sudderth at 12:12 a.m., Aug. 29  for  a report of an auto burglary on Rio Street.

The victim reported her passenger side vehicle window had been broken and her purse stolen.

The purse, less $130 in cash, was found later that day.

A woman flagged down officer Josh Snodgrass at 1:53 a.m., Aug. 29, to report that her vehicle window had been broken and her purse stolen.

The purse, less the cash and gift cards was found about 25 yards from the vehicle on Texas Street.

 

Ruidoso Downs Police reports (posted September 3, 2010)

Vandalism

Mayor Armstrong reported the restrooms at All American Park had been vandalized Aug. 31. Vandals broke lights and strung toilet paper all over the bathrooms.

Stolen medicine

A woman came to the Ruidoso Downs Police Department Aug. 31 to report he medication stolen from her home the previous day.

Already there

Officer Rupp ran a driver’s license check on a woman at Magistrate Court and found that there was an arrest warrant for Michelle Hepner, 53. He arrested her.

Auto burglary

Officer Valenzuela responded to Ruidoso Downs Racetrack for a report of a auto burglary Aug. 28. Officers searched the area for any stolen property that may have been discarded.

Weed whacker

Officer Bailey responded to a complaint about a neighbor weed eating and kicking up rocks that dented a car and hit a home Aug. 27. The neighbor promised to be more careful.

Credit card fraud

A woman came to the Ruidoso Downs Police Department to report unauthorized credit card transaction on her credit card Aug. 27.

Multiple charges

Officers arrested Sean Chappell Aug. 27 on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana and receiving stolen property. Bond was set at $17,000 cash.

 

Ruidoso Police Reports (posted September 2, 2010)

Brandishing a gun

Officer Tyrel Tyson responded to the area of Swiss Chalet Hill at 1:22 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 29 for a report that a subject brandished a gun.

Tyson reports that the victim reported he was riding his motorcycle north on Mechem Drive and Lynn Martin, 66, turned north on to Mechem in the area of 1074 Mechem, almost striking him.

Tyson located Martin and the victim at the Alto Post Office.

The victim said he cursed the driver and used rude hand gestures toward the driver of the vehicle. The victim said he continued north on Mechem with Martin following him. When the motorcyclist started to turn into Mr. Burger, he said Martin pointed a chrome revolver at him.

Martin said he stopped behind the motorcycle at Mechem and Sierra Blanca Drive, in front of the Ruidoso Police Department, and the victim turned around and continued to bombard him with belligerent language and gestures. Martin said this happened again when the motorcyclist was turning into Mr. Burger.

Officer Jon Lund retrieved the revolver, which was unloaded, from Martin’s vehicle. With Martin’s permission, Tyson searched the vehicle and found six round of .357 ammunition in an open organizer, which he reports was within reach of the driver.

The victim reported seeing Martin manipulating the revolver after the incident occurred and said he thought he was unloading the gun. Martin denied unloading it and told Tyson the ammunition was in the vehicle.

Tyson arrested Martin for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Martin was Chief of Police in Ruidoso Downs about 40 years ago.

Martin posted bond and was released.

Burglars scared off

Corporal Aaron Frost responded to a report of a burglary in progress on Reese Drive at Aug. 28.

The witness said they saw two men and a woman run from a residence and get into a Cadillac Escalade and depart the area.

Frost reports checking the home and finding window affixed to the door cracked and pushed in enough to access the home. When Frost entered the home, an audible alarm sounded.

Frost swept the home and found no one inside.

The witness said the suspects departed very quickly and would not have had time to enter the home.

Stolen and found

A victim approached officer Matt Christian at 11:39 p.m., Aug. 28 to report an auto burglary.

Christian reports the passenger side window was broken and there were two bags reported missing.

Officer Tillman Freeman located the bags at 1:30 a.m., Aug. 29.

The victim came to the Ruidoso Police Department at 2 p.m., Aug. 29 to claim the bags and reported that nothing appeared to be missing.

Son arrested

Corporal Lawrence Chavez responded to a report of a domestic incident at 201 Fourth Street Aug. 29.

Chavez arrested Jason Howard, 30, for battery against a household member for allegedly striking his mother, who had gotten between him and his step-father during an argument.

The victim asked Chavez to take her son to the hospital, saying he is bi-polar, instead of arresting him. Chavez explained that once the police were called for a disturbance and evidence of a crime was discovered, he was obligated to make the arrest.

Howard, unable to post the $2,000 cash only bond, was transported to Lincoln County Detention Center.

 

Ruidoso Police Reports (posted August 31, 2010)

Saddle up

Officer Steve Corbin responded to the 100 block of Mockingbird Lane Aug. 29 for a report of a burglary. The victim reported that sometime between Aug. 27 and 29, someone stole a child’s saddle from her pickup truck. She said it could have possibly been stolen while she was at work in the 200 block of Gavilan Canyon Road.

Warrant issued

Corporal Lawrence Chavez met with a reported victim of a domestic battery at the Ruidoso Police Department Aug. 28. Chavez reports observing a large bruise on the victims face. Based on her report and evidence, Chavez obtained an arrest warrant for Robert Phaup, 56, for aggravated battery on a household member.

Who’s the fairest

Officer Lance Ledford responded to a report of a domestic incident in the 300 block of Carrizo Canyon at 4:54 a.m., Aug. 26 and cited Elizabeth Urban-Candelaria, 48, for tampering with a motor vehicle. Urban-Candelaria reportedly ripped the mirrors from a vehicle and threw them into the woods.

High painter

Officer Glenn Koshinski responded to the Old Ruidoso Middle School for a report of graffiti Aug. 26. Koshinski reports that someone apparently climbed on top of the gym and spray painted graffiti on the side of the building.

Bold thief

Sergeant Dale Harrison responded to the 2800 block of Sudderth Aug. 26 for a report of a larceny. The victim reported someone had stolen two wooden giraffe carvings from the front of the business. The carvings were valued at $260.

While they slept

Officer Tyrel Tyson responded to the 800 block of Hull Road Aug. 24, for a report of a stolen TV. The victims reported they discovered their 42-nch TV missing when they awoke that morning.

Sure they did

Officer Matt Christian responded to a report of an auto burglary in the 700 block of Mechem Aug. 24. The victim reported her purse stolen from her car. The purse contained her wallet, credit cards, cash, insurance card and two bottles of prescription medication. The victim reportedly told Christian she mainly needed a police report number to show her doctor to get more medication.

Customer pissed

Corporal Lawrence Chavez responded to Sonic Drive In Aug. 22 for a report of several drunken subjects. Chavez cited Joe F. Prudencio for public nuisance. The Sonic manager reported that someone got out of Prudencio’s car, urinated on her car, then they threw a cup and a can out of the window of the car and “flipped her off” as they were leaving the parking lot.

Like it, take it

A Ruidoso Parks and Recreation employee found a Skate Park Ramp stolen from Tularosa in the Village Skate Park on White Mountain Drive Aug. 24. Tularosa Police had a report of the ramp having been stolen from the Skate Park there.

Diesel parked

Animal Control Officer Chris Eisenberg cited Davis Tucker Aug. 18, for animal at large and quarantined his Pit Bull/Boxer mix “Diesel” after Diesel reportedly ran across Mechem Drive and bit a jogger on the upper right leg.

Window shot

Officer Sal Beltran responded to 2809 Sudderth Drive Aug. 8 for a report of criminal damage to property. Someone shot a large window in the front of the store with a rifle or handgun. A pellet was located inside. The cost of replacing the window was reported to be about $800.

 

Carrizozo Magistrate Court cases (posted August 27, 2010)

Bound over

Stephen Waites, Jr. waived his right to a preliminary hearing Aug. 17, and Magistrate Judge Martha Proctor ordered him held over to District Court to stand trial on a charge of escape from jail. 

Waites is charged with escaping or attempting to escape from Lincoln County Detention Center April 27, 2010.

Whoever he is

Robert Rutley, aka Barry Spiller, waived his right to a preliminary hearing in Magistrate Court Aug. 17, and Judge Martha Proctor ordered him bound over to stand trial in District Court on a felony charge of forgery. 

Lincoln County Deputy Sheriff Johnny Parker charged Spiller with forgery when Assistant District Attorney Joanna Zimmerman asked him to go to Lincoln County Detention Center to investigate an inmate signing in under a false name.

 Parker charged that Spiller had been in jail under the name of Robert Rutley in January and February 2010. He was arrested again on April 15 under the name Robert Rutley, but signed the documents Barry Spiller. 

Spiller said he found the Robert Rutley driver’s license outside a biker bar in Roswell in December 2009 and decided to keep them, for identification purposes only. Spiller reportedly told Parker it was easier to use Rutley’s license than to get one in his own name. 

Parker checked on Spiller and found that he reportedly had used numerous names, dates of birth and social security numbers in the past.

Fifth time

Defense attorney Mandy Denson waived the right to a preliminary hearing for her client Paul Samora Aug. 17 and Judge Martha Proctor ordered Samora bound over for trial in District Court on charges of driving while intoxicated (5th offense), driving while license suspended or revoked, no insurance and no registration. 

New Mexico State Police officer Chad Casson arrested Samora on the charges June 27 when Casson reportedly observed Samora driving northbound on Mechem Drive in Ruidoso in a vehicle with expired license plates. 

Casson reports Samora failed a field sobriety test.

 

Ruidoso Magistrate Court cases (posted August 27, 2010)

No good license

Michelle Sandoval Chino appeared in Magistrate Court Aug. 25 and pled no contest to a charge of driver must be licensed. 

Under a plea and disposition agreement reached by Chino and Assistant District Attorney John Bernitz, the State dismissed a charge of driving while license suspended or revoked and Judge Lorena LaMay sentenced Chino to 90 days in jail, suspended, 90 days supervised probation and a $300 fine. 

LaMay also ordered Chino to pay $81 in court costs.

Jailed in Chavez

Bob A. Brown appeared in Magistrate Court Aug. 25 and pled no contest to charges of driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs (2nd offense) and open container under a plea and disposition agreement reached by defense attorney Richard Hawthorne and Assistant District Attorney Bernitz. 

Under the agreement, the State dismissed a charge of careless driving and Judge Lorena LaMay sentenced Brown to 364 days in jail, with 356 suspended and eight days to be served in the Chavez County Detention Center, two years supervised probation and a $1,000 fine, with $500 suspended. 

LaMay also ordered Brown to install an ignition interlock device on his vehicle for two years, complete 48 hours of community service complete alcohol/drug screening within 30 days and fined him $25, suspended, for the open container violation.

She can deal

Gretchen L. Torrez appeared in Magistrate Court Aug. 25, waived the right to legal representation and pled no contest to a charge of driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs (1st offense) under a plea and disposition agreement she reached with Assistant District Attorney John Bernitz. 

Under the agreement, the State dismissed charges of no insurance and no registration and Judge Lorena LaMay sentenced Torrez to 90 days in jail, suspended, 364 days supervised probation, and a $500 fine, with $300 suspended. 

LaMay also ordered Torrez to complete DWI School within 90 days, complete 24 hours of community service within 60 days and install an ignition interlock device on her vehicle for one year. 

LaMay also ordered Torrez to pay $221 in court costs.

Deal made

Ronnie Macias appeared in Magistrate Court Aug. 25, and pled no contest to a charge of driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs (1st offense) under a plea and disposition agreement reached by defense attorney William McGlashan and Assistant District Attorney John Bernitz. 

Under the agreement, the State dismissed charges of driving while license suspended and speeding and Judge Lorena LaMay sentenced Macias to 90 days in jail, suspended, 364 days supervised probation, and a $500 fine, with $200 suspended. 

LaMay also ordered Macias to complete DWI School within 90 days, complete 24 hours of community service within 60 days and install an ignition interlock device on her vehicle for one year. 

LaMay also ordered Macias to pay $221 in court costs and a $100 bench warrant fee.

Dealing down

Jose Nava appeared in Magistrate Court Aug. 25 and pled no contest to a charge of driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs (1st offense) under a plea and disposition agreement reached by defense attorney Patricia Ortiz and Assistant District Attorney John Bernitz. 

Under the agreement, the State dismissed charges of DWI 2nd offense and roadways laned for traffic and Judge Lorena LaMay sentenced Nava to 90 days in jail, suspended, 364 days supervised probation, and a $500 fine, with $200 suspended. 

LaMay also ordered Nava to complete DWI School within 90 days, complete 24 hours of community service within 60 days and install an ignition interlock device on his vehicle for one year. 

LaMay also ordered Nava to pay $221 in court costs.

 

Ruidoso Magistrate Court warrants (posted August 27, 2010)

Issued Aug. 20-27

Arielle M. Beck, 19, no address listed

Patricia Bigmouth, 36, A 12 Mountain Dr., Mescalero, N.M.

Jose E. Cordero-Prado, 39, 12320 Gateway East, El Paso, Texas

Armando A. Escobar, 42, 95- Graham, Las Cruces, N.M.

Aaron Garcia, 26, 100 Apache Hills Dr., Ruidoso, N.M.

Frank M. Gonzales, 28, 277 Highway 244, Mescalero, N.M.

Joel J. Gonzales, 30, 6933 El Cajon Cr. Albuquerque, N.M.

Harlan Greybull, 36, P.O. Box 27, Mescalero, N.M.

Melody J. Haskin, 51, 113 Randle, Ruidoso, N.M.

Tyron Hoahwah, 40, 645 Hwy. 70 E., Mescalero, N.M.

Derek Holden, 30, 72 Goodfellow Avenue, San Angelo, Texas

Daniel Lara, 60, 315 Hwy 70 Space #8, Ruidoso Downs, N.M.

Eduardo Lara, 38, P.O. Box 2743, Ruidoso Downs, N.M.

Josefina O. Martinez, 46, 401 Mechem Dr., Ruidoso, N.M.

Manuel Martinez, 25, 606 Valley View, Ruidoso Downs, N.M. (two warrants)

Thomas R. Mirelez, 22, P.O. Box 2770, Ruidoso, N.M.

Bobby S. Morgan, 23, 240 Chatto Dr. Mescalero, N.M.

Anjanette M. Ogas, 40, 605 E. 5th St., Roswell, N.M.

Alexandra M. Saenz, 20, #35 Carrizo Tr., Mescalero, N.M.

Derek Toohey, 28, 1840 Corte Del Sol, Alamogordo, N.M.

Alexias A. Torres, 28, 200 S. Ash, Roswell, N.M.

Christopher Tsinnijinnie, 34, 102 Natzille Court, Mescalero, N.M.

 

Ruidoso Downs Police reports (posted August 26, 2010)

He’s pissed

A man came to the Ruidoso Downs Police Department Aug. 24 to report that his cell phone was taken from a table at the Billy the Kid Casino while he was in the restroom the previous evening.

Computers missing

Officer Valenzuela responded to the Horse Sale Barn for a report of two computers reportedly stolen on Aug. 24

Towed away

Officer Bailey stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation Aug.23, and arrested Steve Barajas on a warrant for no insurance. Bailey had the car towed, because the registration was also expired, and booked Barajas.

Cut it out

Officer Bailey responded to a report of a cut fence and missing mule Aug. 23. This is reportedly a continual problem. A fence on the same property was reportedly cut Aug. 16.

Trailer crash

Ruidoso Downs Police and Fire responded to a report of a crash on Highway 70 Aug. 23. A trailer had came unhitched and struck a van. No injuries were reported.

Failing the test

Corporal Minter conducted a traffic stop on Heights at 3:39 a.m., Aug 22 and administered a field sobriety test to Rebertha M. Trujillo. She failed the field test and refused to take a blood alcohol test. The refusal resulted in a charge of aggravated driving while intoxicated.

Angry woman

Corporal Minter and officer Valenzuela responded to La Quinta Motel Aug 21 for a report of a domestic. They arrested Gisele Reeves, 222, for criminal damage to property for reportedly punching out a window in the motel room.

Girls gone wild

Officers responded to a report of a vehicle crashing through a fence, hitting a building and crashing through another fence at 1:40 p.m. Aug. 18. Two female juveniles, reportedly runaways from Roswell, were in the vehicle.

Warranted arrest

Officers arrested Robin Lovelace, 59, on a warrant from Luna County Magistrate Court Aug. 16.

Auto burglary

Officer Bailey responded to Willow Mobile Home Park Aug 16, for a report of auto burglary.

Warrant arrest

Officers arrested Gary Silva, 44, Aug. 15, on a warrant from Ruidoso Magistrate Court.

Not Mick Jager

Officer Valenzuela responded and took a report of the theft of an over-200 year old rocker, an ice chest and several items from an ice chest, Aug. 15.

Let me go

Officer Jones responded to Walmart and arrested Benny W. Kaydahzinne, 31, for shoplifting and a warrant Aug. 15. Employees called the police after Kaydahzinne reportedly tried to leave the store with dog food and beer without paying for it. He became upset when the employees stopped him.

Hunter hunted

Officer Bailey responded to Walmart Aug. 20 for a criminal trespass and discovered a warrant for Donna M. Hunter. He arrested her.

Where did this come from?

A resident on Hill Drive called police to report that he awoke to find a washer, dryer and wood stove in his back yard Aug. 15. CSI Dunlap contacted Ruidoso Police Detective Doug Babcock to assist with the investigation.

Drinking on probation

Corporal Minter arrested Henry E Kayitah for a probation violation when he found Kayitah at the Billy the Kid Casino intoxicated. No bond was set, so Kayitah was transported to Lincoln County Detention Center.

Emo dude

Officers Bailey and Valenzuela responded to Walmart Aug. 15, for a report of a man crying in the parking lot. The officers discovered Ryan Lopez attempting to start his vehicle. He wasn’t able to start it because he was reportedly intoxicated and the vehicle had an ignition interlock device installed. The officers arrested Lopez for driving on a suspended or revoked license. They also arrested Zackary Vanwinkle, who was with Lopez, and was reportedly under the influence of alcohol and marijuana. Vanwinkle had a marijuana pipe in his possession. Both men posted bond and were released.

 

Carrizozo Magistrate Court warrants (posted August 26, 2010)

Issued Aug. 18-24

Stephanie E. Crawford, 29, 10700 Academy Dr. NE Apt. 224, Albuquerque, N.M.

Debbie F. Jenkins, 30, 3016 Tahiti Drive, Albuquerque, N.M.

Theresa R. Lester, 20, 1020 Flats Loop, Mescalero, N.M.

Carrie McLeod, 31, 265 Hemlock, Ruidoso, N.M.

Ronnie E. Patterson, 45, HC4 Box 68, Doniphan, Missouri

Jason A. Reece, 28, P.O. Box 3340, Gallup, N.M.

 

District Court cases (posted August 25, 2010)

Judd deals

Autemn Judd appeared in District Court July 30 for a change of plea and imposition of sentence. 

Judd pled no contest to possession of cocaine under a plea and disposition agreement reached by defense attorney Freda McSwane and Deputy District Attorney David Ceballes under which any additional charges pending against Judd were dismissed and Judge Karen Parsons sentenced Judd to five years supervised probation. 

The agreement also stipulated that Judd would have no contact, direct or indirect, with Brian Painter or any member of his family and that she would enter and successfully complete a parenting class. 

Ruidoso Police officer Matt Christian arrested Judd Dec. 17, 2009 when he assisted Corporal Aaron Frost with vehicle search with K-9 officer Tanja, who discovered drugs in Judd’s car.

Sutton gets probation

Julius P. Sutton appeared in District Court July 30 for a change of plea and imposition of sentence. 

Sutton pled no contest to charges of attempted aggravated burglary, larceny receiving stolen property and conspiracy to commit receiving stolen property under a plea and disposition agreement reached by defense attorney Mandy Denson and Assistant District Attorney Joanna Zimmerman. 

Under the agreement, the state dismissed charges of aggravated burglary (deadly weapon) and Judge Karen Parsons sentenced Sutton to five years probation and ordered him to pay restitution of $1,337.99 to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department and $900 to another of his victims. 

Ruidoso Police Detective Art Nelson arrested Sutton Dec. 16, 2009 after Sutton confessed to taking handguns from a Timberline residence to sell for money to buy alcohol and cigarettes.

Another violation

Stephen C. Waites appeared in District Court July 30 for a sentencing hearing on a probation revocation. 

Waites admitted the allegation and Judge Karen Parsons revoked his probation, sentencing him to incarceration for three years with a suspension of an additional seven years. 

Waites was charged with aggravated battery against a household member bribery or intimidation of a witness, false imprisonment, battery against a household member, interference with communication and larceny of less than $100 in May of 2006. He has several probation violations.

Third time for 3rd DWI

Kenneth McAdams appeared in District Court July 30 for imposition of sentence, having pled no contest to charges of driving while under the influence of intoxicating drugs or liquor, open container, and roadways laned for traffic, June 24.  

This was noted as McAdams’ third conviction for DWI. Judge Karen Parsons sentenced McAdams to 364 days in jai, with 334 suspended, and $1,000 fine, with $50 suspended. The sentence of 30 days in jail and $750 fine are mandatory. 

Parsons noted McAdams is eligible for work release during his incarceration. Parsons also ordered McAdams to pay $206 in mandatory court costs. 

The original charge filed was DWI 5th and was amended by a plea and disposition agreement reached by defense Attorney Mandy Denson and Assistant District Attorney James Newton.

Hall sent to prison

Richard D. Hall appeared in District Court July 30 for a hearing on a probation revocation and pled no contest to the allegation of having used alcohol. 

Judge Karen Parsons ordered Hall to incarcerated for three years for burglary of a house and an additional four years as a habitual offender, for a total of seven years in prison. 

Parsons ordered Hall held in LCDC until he could be transported to the New Mexico Department of Corrections facility in Los Lunas to serve his sentence. 

Lincoln County Deputy Sheriff Minerva Davalos filed charges of aggravated burglary against Hall  in Nov. 2007 for stealing a shotgun, coins and a transit/level from a Gavilan Canyon home.

Fietek sentenced

Randy Fietek appeared in District Court July 30 for imposition of sentence. 

Fietek pled no contest to charges of three counts of burglary of a vehicle Sept. 18, 2009 under a plea and disposition agreement. 

The State filed information that Fietek had a prior felony conviction in Washington in 2006. 

Judge Karen Parsons sentenced Fietek to one and one half years on each of the counts, for a total of seven and one half years, suspended the sentence and ordered Fietek to serve seven and one half years probation with the stipulation he complete a drug treatment program. 

Fietex was charged with burglarizing three vehicles in Ruidoso June 25, 2009.

How many counts?

Ashley Williams appeared in District Court June 21 for a hearing on revocation of her probation. 

Judge Karen Parsons revoked her probation and ordered Williams held in jail until a bed becomes available with Crossroads treatment program and added an additional five years probation. 

Williams had been sentenced to nine years for three counts of burglary under a plea agreement where the State agreed to dismiss 49 additional charges in return for a no contest plea in July 2009. 

The Ruidoso Major Crimes unit charged the 20-year old Williams with the offenses in January 2009. This was Williams’ second probation violation for drugs since she was sentenced.

Venegas revoked

Raul Venegas appeared in District Court July 30 for a hearing on a probation revocation. 

Judge Karen Parsons revoked Venegas’ probation and ordered him committed to the Lincoln County Detention Center for his 364 day sentence resulting from a no contest plea for receiving stolen property. 

Parsons added 43 days to Venegas’ sentence for absconding. Venegas received the sentence July 17, 2009 and failed to report for probation. 

Ruidoso Police officers Joe Magill and Glenn Koshinski arrested Venegas for possession of a stolen .22 lever action rifle, possession of methamphetamines and possession of drug paraphernalia after they stopped him for a traffic violation Dec. 30, 2008.

 

Ruidoso Police reports (posted August 25, 2010)

A pain

Officer Matt Christian responded to the 100 block of Duffer for a report of a larceny of medication Aug. 21. The victim reportedly took her medication to work with her, left it in her handbag in an unlocked locker during the day and noticed it was gone when she got home. The missing medication is Oxycodone.

Why bother

On Aug. 21 an individual came to the Ruidoso Police Department and reported to Corporal Lawrence Chavez that a mentally ill family friend had punched her vehicle windshield, shattering the glass. The victim refused to press charges or submit a written report.

Warrant and possession

Officer Jon Lund reports an off duty officer spotted a wanted subject at Club Gas Aug. 9 and called him to report it. Lund located the suspect vehicle, confirmed there were five warrants for Edmond Herring, 42. Following the arrest of Herring, Lund reports finding a medicine bottle with 10 baggies in it, in Herring’s left front pocket. The contents of seven of the baggies tested positive for methamphetamine. Lund charged Herring with possession of a controlled substance.

 

Divorces granted (posted August 25, 2010)

(petitioner, respondent, date)

Gregory K. Sturgeon, Nancy Jo Sturgeon, Aug. 18

John Walker, Jacey Cole, Aug. 13

Gail M. Wallace, Jack H. Wallace, Aug. 13

Judge Karen Parsons directed Morgan B. Baker, of Hobbs, to pay $13,029.33 in past due child support Aug. 18, and to pay $192. 03 per month until his 11-year old daughter reaches 18.

 

Narcotics Enforcement Sergeant named Officer of the Year (posted August 23, 2010)

Santa Fe — The Sheriffs and Police Officers Association today announced their selection of the 2009 Officer of the year award, Sergeant N. Ramos of the New Mexico State Police.

Sergeant N. Ramos with the Department of Public Safety (DPS) Crime Enforcement Unit (CEU) was nominated and selected for his crime fighting efforts in 2009, Sergeant Ramos made 17 Felony arrests and 8 Misdemeanor arrests.  Within these arrests Sergeant Ramos seized 94 lbs of crystal meth, 78 lbs of cocaine, 260 lbs of marijuana, 1 lb of heroin, and had $421,000.00 in cash seizures.  Totaled up for 2009 the street value of Sergeant Ramos seizures netted $2,570,000.00.  Sergeant Ramos was nationally recognized recently for a single road seizure case that netted the country’s largest Crystal Meth seizure of 85 lbs.

The DPS / CEU team over the past few years has netted the following;

Ø  17,471 lbs of marijuana

Ø  750 lbs of Cocaine

Ø  13 lbs of Crack Cocaine

Ø  23 lbs of Methamphetamines

Ø  242 lbs of Crystal Methamphetamine (ICE)

Ø  10 lbs of Heroin

Ø  6 lbs of Ecstasy

Ø  188 Tablets of Ecstasy

Ø  100 Tablets of Oxycotin

Ø  14 weapons

Ø  $ 6,000,000.00 in U.S. Currency

Ruidoso Magistrate Court cases (posted August 21, 2010)

Careless DWI

Tara Blake appeared in Magistrate Court Aug. 18 and pled not guilty to charges of driving under the influence of intoxicating drugs or alcohol (1st offense) and careless driving. 

Judge Lorena LaMay found Blake guilty of the charges and sentenced her to 90 days in jail, suspended, one year supervised probation, and a $500 fine, with $200 suspended. 

LaMay also ordered Blake to install an ignition interlock device on her vehicle, complete DWI School within 90 days, complete 24 hours of community service and to pay $221 in court costs.

Re-voked

Daniel Juarez appeared in Magistrate Court Aug. 18 and pled no contest to a charge of driving on a revoked license under a plea and disposition agreement reached by Public Defender Mandy Denson and Assistant District Attorney John Bernitz. 

Under the agreement, the State dismissed a charge of speeding and Judge Lorena LaMay sentenced Juarez to 364 days in jail, with 357 suspended and seven days to be served within 30 days, 364 days of supervised probation and a $1,000 fine, with $500 suspended. 

LaMay also ordered Juarez to pay $81 in court costs.

Two into one

Marcella Ibarra appeared in Magistrate Court Aug. 18 and pled no contest to a charge of driving under the influence of intoxicating drugs or alcohol (1st offense) under a plea and disposition agreement reached by defense attorney Mandy Denson and Assistant District Attorney John Bernitz. 

Under the agreement, the State dismissed charges of DWI (2nd offense) and failure to maintain lane and Judge Lorena LaMay sentenced Ibarra to 90 says in jail, suspended, one year supervised probation and a $500 fine with $100 suspended. 

LaMay also ordered Ibarra to install an ignition interlock device for one year, complete DWI School within 60 days, complete 24 hours of community service and to pay $221 in court costs.

Frequent flyer

Sidney Cummings, 50, appeared in Magistrate Court Aug. 18 and pled no contest to charges of attempted possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia under a plea and disposition agreement reached by Public Defender Mandy Denson and Assistant District Attorney Matt Wade. 

Under the agreement, the State dismissed charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of one to eight ounces of marijuana and concealing identity. 

As per the agreement, Judge Lorena LaMay sentenced Cummings to 364 days in jail, with 334 days suspended and credit for 30 days served, and 334 days unsupervised probation, to run concurrent with the probation for a July 30 no contest plea to charges of aggravated driving while intoxicated (2nd offense) and concealing identity in Alamogordo Magistrate Court. 

Under that plea agreement, reached by Public Defender N. Fleming and Assistant District Attorney John Bernitz, the State dismissed charges of aggravated DWI (3rd offense), driving on a revoked or suspended license, no vehicle registration, no vehicle insurance and open container. 

LaMay also ordered Cummings to pay a $200 fine and $142 in court costs on the attempted possession charge and $100 and $122 in court costs for possession of drug paraphernalia, as well as a $100 bench fee, for a total of $$646 in fines and fees.

Possession of something

Raul Venegas appeared in Magistrate Court Aug. 18 and pled guilty to a charge of Possession of marijuana under a plea and disposition agreement reached by defense attorney Mandy Denson and Assistant District Attorney Matt Wade. 

Under the agreement, the State dismissed a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia and Judge Lorena LaMay sentenced Venegas to 15 days in jail, suspended, limited the fines and costs to unspecified time served and ordered Venegas released to Immigration and Naturalization Service that day.

Second dropped

Joebob Browning appeared in Magistrate Court Aug. 18 and pled no contest to a charge of aggravated driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs (1st offense) under a plea and disposition agreement reached by Public Defender Mandy Denson and Assistant District Attorney James Bernitz. 

Under the agreement, the State dismissed a charge of aggravated DWI (2nd offense) and Judge Lorena LaMay sentenced Browning to 90 days in jail, with 88 days suspended and two days to be served, and a $500 fine, with $100 suspended. 

LaMay also ordered Browning to complete 24 hours of community service, install an ignition interlock device for one year, attend DWI School within 90 days and serve 362 days supervised probation. LaMay also ordered Browning to pay $221 in court costs.

Pro se what?

Sonya Secatero appeared in Magistrate Court Aug. 16, waived her right to legal representation and pled no contest to a charge of criminal trespass. 

Judge Lorena LaMay sentenced Secatero to 364 days in jail, suspended, 364 days of supervised probation, a $1,000 fine, with $800 suspended, and ordered her to not have any direct or indirect contact with Best Western Motel. 

LaMay also ordered Secatero to pay $73 in court costs.

Minor case

Ashely Dubose appeared in Magistrate Court Aug. 16, waived her right to legal representation and pled no contest to a charge of minor in possession of alcohol. 

Judge Lorena LaMay sentenced Dubose to 364 days unsupervised probation and a $1,000 fine, with $900 suspended and ordered her to pay $73 in court costs.

Another minor case

Nick Rue appeared in Magistrate Court Aug. 16, waived his right to legal representation and pled no contest to a charge of minor in possession of alcohol. 

Judge Lorena LaMay sentenced Rue to 364 days supervised probation and a $1,000 fine, with $900 suspended and ordered him to pay $73 in court costs.

Minor in possession

Arren Weehunt appeared in Magistrate Court Aug. 16, waived the right to legal representation and pled no contest to a charge of minor in possession of alcohol.

 Judge Lorena LaMay sentenced Weehunt to 364 days supervised probation and a $1,000 fine, with $900 suspended and ordered him to pay $73 in court costs.

Him too

Brysen Platta appeared in Magistrate Court Aug. 16, waived the right to legal representation and pled no contest to a charge of minor in possession of alcohol. 

Judge Lorena LaMay sentenced Platta to 364 days supervised probation and a $1,000 fine, with $900 suspended and ordered him to pay $73 in court costs.

Possession and permitting

Oscar Gallegos appeared in Magistrate Court Aug. 16, waived his right to legal representation and pled guilty to charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and allowing an unauthorized minor to drive. 

Judge Lorena LaMay sentenced Gallegos to 364 days in jail, suspended, 364 days supervised probation and a $50 fine for the possession charge and 90 days in jail, suspended, 90 days concurrent probation and a $300 fine, with $250 suspended on the allowing a minor to drive charge. 

LaMay also ordered Gallegos to pay $209 in court costs.

Possessive minor

Zachary Vanwinkle appeared in Magistrate Court Aug. 16, waived the right to legal representation and pled guilty to charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and minor in possession of alcohol. 

Judge Lorena LaMay sentenced Vanwinkle to 364 days in jail, suspended, with 364 days supervised probation and a $50 fine for possession of drug paraphernalia and 364 days supervised probation and a $1,000 fine, $900 suspended for the minor in possession charge. 

LaMay also ordered Vanwinkle to pay $201 in court costs.

Dealing

Jeremiah Gonzalez appeared in Magistrate Court Aug. 16, and pled no contest a charge of driving while under the influence of intoxicating drugs or alcohol (1st offense), under a plea and disposition agreement reached by Public Defender Mandy Denson and Assistant District Attorney James Bernitz. 

Under the agreement, the State dismissed charges of aggravated DWI, no evidence of insurance and possession of marijuana. As per the agreement, Judge Lorena LaMay sentenced Gonzalez to 90 days in jail, with 88 days suspended and tow days to be served, 364 days supervised probation and a $500 fine, with $200 suspended. 

LaMay also ordered Gonzalez to attend DWI School within 90 days, complete 24 hours of community service, and to install an ignition interlock device for one year. LaMay also ordered Gonzalez to pay $221 in court costs.

Different spelling

Jerimiah Gonzalez appeared in Magistrate Court Aug. 16, and pled guilty to a charge of driving on a revoked license Aug. 11, and Judge Lorena LaMay sentenced him to 364 days in jail, with 357 days suspended with credit for seven days served, 357 days supervised probation and a $1,000 fine, with $700 suspended and ordered him to pay $81 in court costs on this charge.

 

Ruidoso Magistrate Court warrants (posted August 21, 2010)

Issued Aug. 9-20

Patricio A. Almager, 23, 419 West Drive, Ruidoso Downs, N.M.

Manuel U. Antillon, 28, P.O. Box 181, Alto, N.M.

Raymond E. Aragon, 32, 2407 Rule St., Amarillo, Texas

Joshua J. Axtell, 28, 1660 Palo Verde, Las Cruces, N.M.

Bernardino Ayala-Chijate, 35, NM 267 County Rd. E024, Hondo, N.M.

Cody Bomer 23, 161 Pronghorn Ln., Ruidoso, N.M.

Pennie Bondy, 43, 200 Friedenbloom #45, Ruidoso Downs, N.M.

Eric D. Cannon, 35, 1716 W. Juniper, Roswell, N.M.

Ana L. Cano, 29, 217 Lanchshire Ln., Ruidoso, N.M.

Jaylynn Chavez, 36, 419 West, Ruidoso Downs, N.M.

Robert Coleman, 21, 141 Upper Terrace #4, Ruidoso, N.M.

Jesus Corralejo, 28, 411 Conception, El Paso, Texas

Rachel Ferguson, 22, 6116 Old Clovis Hwy., Roswell, N.M.

Armas Jonathan Fernando, 19, 432 Butchoksky, El Paso, Texas

Ricardo D. Flores, 34, 5217 Gunter Ave. #5, El Paso, Texas

Jacob V. Garcia, 18, 110 Starlight #113, Ruidoso, N.M.

Harlan Greybull, 36, P.O. Box 27, Mescalero, N.M.

Donna M. Hunter, 26, 116 Apple Blossom, Ruidoso Downs, N.M.

Charles R. Jones, 33, MM 265.5 Hwy. 70E, Ruidoso Downs, N.M.

Todd D. Kizer, 34, 171 Brady Canyon, Ruidoso, N.M. (two warrants)

Marjorie R. Lapaz, 35, 416 Penn Scott Dr. Mescalero, N.M.

Tony Losoya, 46, #17 Blackbird Lane, Artesia, N.M.

Robin L. Lovelace, 50, P.O. Box 584, Carrizozo, N.M.

Steven R. Messmore, 46, 640 Sudderth Dr. #2, Ruidoso, N.M.

Rachel N. Morgan, 25, 103 Santa Anita, Ruidoso, N.M.

Neil D. Ochoa, 30, 505 24th St., Alamogordo, N.M.

Max G. Palmer, 21, 1824 Wood Lane, Ruidoso Downs, N.M.

David Payne, 20, 302 Gavilan Canyon, Ruidoso, N.M.

Patricia L. Ramos, 45, Carrizo Canyon Tr. #35, Mescalero, N.M.

Bridgette C. Romero, 35, 1200 Picacho #1, Las Cruces, N.M.

Mathew Samora, 21, 914 Lava Loop, Carrizozo, N.M.

Daniel Sanchez, 33, 2913 Dona Teresa Place, Albuquerque, N.M.

Courtney R. Tate, 25, 1272 Little Creek Road, Alto, N.M.

Anitra D. Torrez, 37, 214 MM 286 Hwy. 70, Hondo, N.M.

Rebertha Trujillo, 25, White Mountain RV Park #26, Ruidoso Downs, N.M.

Melinda K. Villanueva, 38, 346 Wardlaw, Mescalero, N.M.

Joseph P. Walsh, 36, 151 Big Sky Ln. Alto, N.M.

Troy L. Warren, 44, 101 Wiley, Ruidoso, N.M.

Cy Williams, 24, 1021 Prairie Wind, Stephenville, Texas

Orlanda T. Williams, 23, 232 N. Central, Ruidoso Downs, N.M.

 

Ruidoso Police reports (posted August 20, 2010)

Missing their shows

Officer Tyrel Tyson responded to the 100 block of Mountain Breeze Aug. 16, for a report of a burglary.  A television was reportedly stolen from the residence. The neighbors provided Tyson with a description of a suspicious vehicle they had seen in the area.

Auto assault

Officer Lance Ledford responded to Walgreen’s Aug. 13, for a reported assault. The victim reportedly told Ledford she had been threatened by Ardis Holder, 15, of Ruidoso Downs, while in her vehicle. Holder reportedly admitted confronting the victim because the victim had been texting threats to her. Holder admitted striking the victim’s car. Ledford charged Holder with assault and criminal damage to property.

Grills to go

Officer Tyrel Tyson took a report of a larceny in the 200 block of South Oak Drive, at the Ruidoso Police Department Aug. 13. The victim reported that someone had taken her gas barbecue grill on July 12, but she figured it was borrowed by someone from one of the nearby rental properties and would be returned. Then on Aug. 13, the victim discovered a large cast iron grill missing as well. The victim expressed concern that someone might burglarize the home next. Tyson put the residence on the close patrol list.

Tank tops taken

Officer Tyrel Tyson responded to a business in the 2800 block of Sudderth Drive for a report of shoplifting Aug. 11. The victim reported three tank tops missing from the clothing rack and provided a description and license plate number of three females who were in the store and acting suspicious.

Bogus bank?

A store owner came to the Ruidoso Police Department Aug. 9 to report receiving a fraudulent check. The check was from Teachers Federal Credit Union, which, according to the store owner, does not exist.

Stay away

Officer Jon Lund responded to Walgreen’s Aug. 8, for a report of an unwanted subject. An employee reported an Indian male entered the store, started threatening customers, punched a wall and left. Lund located the suspect behind the store where Alley Hosetosavit, 31, said he was “just trying to sleep.” Walgreen’s had filed a criminal trespass warning on Hosetosavit, so Lund arrested him and transported him to Police Department where he was booked and transported to Lincoln County Detention Center.

Warrant issued

Corporal Lawrence Chavez responded to the Ruidoso Downs Police Department to assist with a Spanish speaking females report of domestic abuse. Based on the information Chavez obtained, Magistrate Judge Lorena LaMay issued a warrant for the arrest of Teres Herrera-Gomez, 30, of Ruidoso Downs for battery on a household member.

 

Carrizozo Magistrate Court warrants (posted August 18, 2010)

Issued Aug 11-17

Laurel Barwick-Wolters, 23, 201 Upper Terrace #109, Ruidoso, N.M.

Keith Dillingham, 49, 1702 N. Country Road Apt. 7, Tucson, Ariz.

Jeffrey R. Grant, 33, 3114 Hwy. 28, Columbia, Alabama

Eldon Hinkle, 50, 7588 Hwy. 54/70, Tularosa, N.M.

Jose L. Hinojosa, 37, 3681 Drydock Place, Tucson, Ariz.

Spur Lovelace, 20, P.O. Box 1093, Ruidoso Downs, N.M.

Frederico B. Montoya IV, 28, 432 Agua Chiquita, Sacramento, N.M.

John W. Selby, 48, 670 Riley Ridge Road, Linn Creek, Missouri

Jose Trillo, 21, 118 Meadows Dr., Unit #1 Box 10, Ruidoso, N.M.

 

Ruidoso Magistrate Court (posted August 13, 2010)

DWI plea agreement

Kristin Billingslea appeared in Magistrate Court Aug. 11, and pled no contest to a charge of driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs (1st offense) under a plea and disposition agreement reached by Public Defender Mandy Denson and Assistant District Attorney James Bernitz. Under the agreement, the State dismissed a charge of driving on a suspended license and Judge Lorena LaMay sentenced Billingslea to 90 days in jail, suspended, a $500 fine, with $200 suspended and 364 days of supervised parole. LaMay also ordered Billingslea to attend DWI School within 90 days, complete 24 hours of community service and to install an ignition interlock device for one year. LaMay also ordered Billingslea to pay $221 in mandatory court costs.

DWI and expired registration

Jason Yuzos appeared in Magistrate Court Aug. 11, and pled no contest to charges of driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs (1st offense) and expired registration, under a plea and disposition agreement reached by Public Defender Mandy Denson and Assistant District Attorney Elizabeth Williams. Under the agreement, the State dismissed charges of aggravated DWI and no insurance and Judge Lorena LaMay sentenced Yuzos to 90 days in jail, suspended on each count, a $500 fine, with $200 suspended for the DWI and a $300 fine, with $250 suspended, on the expired registration charge. LaMay also ordered Yuzos to serve 364 days supervised parole on the DWI charge and a concurrent 90 days supervised parole for the suspended license. LaMay also ordered Yuzos to attend DWI school within 90 days, install an ignition interlock device on his vehicle for one year, complete 24 hours of community service and pay $272 in court costs.

DWI and trespass

Karen Branch appeared in Magistrate Court Aug. 11, and pled no contest to charges of driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs (1st offense) and criminal trespass, under a plea and disposition agreement reached by Public Defender Mandy Denson and Assistant District Attorney Elizabeth Williams. Under the agreement, the State dismissed a charge of aggravated DWI and Judge Lorena LaMay sentenced Branch to 90 days in jail, suspended, with 364 days supervised probation and a $500 fine, with $200 suspended on the DWI charge and 364 days in jail, suspended, with 364 days probation, concurrent with the DWI charge, and a $1,000 fine, with $800 suspended, on the criminal trespass charge. LaMay also ordered Branch to attend DWI school with 90 days, complete 24 hours of community service and to pay $274 in court costs. LaMay also ordered Branch to install an ignition interlock device for one year.

 

Ruidoso Police reports (posted August 13, 2010)

Sign stolen, again

Officer Josh Snodgrass responded to 112 Innsbrook Drive in reference to a stolen sign at 5:03 p.m., Aug. 10. The victim reported a metal sign displaying his address had been stolen from his front yard. The victim said this was the second time the sign had been stolen.

Make that to go

Officer Glen Koshinski arrested Delbert Holder, 50, reported as homeless, for criminal trespass at McDonald’s Restaurant at 8:30 p.m., Aug. 10. Holder reportedly said that he knew he wasn’t allowed to be there. McDonald’s had a criminal trespass warning issued to Holder previously. Koshinski booked Holder and had him transported to Lincoln County Detention Center because Holder was unable to post bond.

Knife wielding drunk

Officer Glen Koshinski arrested Victoria A. Curtis, 49, for aggravated assault against a household member Aug. 10. Koshinski reports responding to 200 Gavilan Canyon Road at 2:51 a.m. for a report of a domestic involving a knife. The victim reported that Curtis awoke her demanding to know where the phone was and threatening her with a steak knife. The victim received a minor cut when she took the knife away from Curtis and threw it outside, where Koshinski found it. Koshinski reports Curtis had been drinking and was uncooperative.

Art it ain't

Officer Josh Snodgrass responded to the 1000 block of Mechem Drive at 8:38 p.m., Aug. 9 for a report of possible vandalism in the 200 block of College. The victims reported that someone had entered the home on College and spray painted several items throughout the residence.  Snodgrass went to the home and confirmed the damage.

 No Swimmin'

Corporal Aaron Frost cited Nicholas C. Womack, 21, Jacob R. Martin, 20, and Jacob Hyslop, 17, for swimming in Grindstone Lake at 2 p.m., Aug. 8. The three contended they did not know swimming was prohibited. Frost notes a No Swimming sign is clearly visible at the entry to the lake.

 

District Court cases (posted August 10, 2010)

Burglary plea

Jason Christensen appeared in District Court July 19, for imposition of sentence, having pled no contest to a charge of conspiracy to commit residential burglary, pursuant to a plea and disposition agreement reached by defense attorney Todd Holmes and Deputy District Attorney Reed Thompson. Under the agreement, the State amended the original charge from burglary of a house, to conspiracy to commit burglary. Judge Karen Parsons sentenced Christensen to serve 364 days in the Lincoln County Detention Center, with credit for time served from May 24, 2009 to June 28, 2010. The Grand Jury indicted Christensen on the charge that he entered a home on Antelope in Nogal, Feb. 8, 2009 with the intent to commit a burglary and for conspiracy to commit burglary.

DWI, 4th time

Rodrigo C. Vasquez, 58, appeared in District Court June 18, for a change of plea and sentencing. Vasquez pled no contest to driving under the influence of intoxicating drugs or alcohol (4th offense) under the terms of a plea and disposition agreement reached by defense attorney Mandy Denson and Deputy District Attorney David Ceballes. Under the agreement, the State dismissed charges of open container in a motor vehicle and failure to maintain lane. Judge Karen Parsons sentenced Vasquez to 18 months in prison, the mandatory minimum sentence for a 4th DWI conviction. Parsons also ordered Vasquez to serve one year on parole and to pay $206 in court fees. Vasquez’s prior DWI convictions included 1985 and 2007 convictions in El Paso County, Texas and a 2003 conviction in Alamogordo, N.M. Vasquez also pled no contest to a charge of failure to appear in court, with the agreement that the sentence would run concurrent with the DWI sentence. Because Vasquez failed to appear in court for a felony charge, this was also a 4th degree felony. Parsons gave Vasquez credit for time served from Sept. 29, 2008 through Oct. 17, 2008, March 14, 2010 through June 18, 2010 and from June 18, 2010 until he is transferred to the New Mexico Department of Corrections.

 

Carrizozo Magistrate Court cases (posted August 10, 2010)

Driving fast without a license

Jonathan Garcia appeared in Magistrate Court Aug. 8, waived his right to legal representation and pled guilty to charges of driving on a suspended license and speeding. Judge Martha Proctor sentenced Garcia to 364 days in jail, with 357 suspended and credit for seven days served, and a $1,000 fine, with $900 suspended, on the suspended license charge and a $125 fine for speeding. Proctor also ordered Garcia to pay $142 in court costs and a $100 bench warrant fee. Deputy Sheriff Neal Cox stopped Garcia for driving 93 miles an hour on Highway 380 March 1, 2010 and then cited him for driving on a suspended license.

They get you eventually

Jerrik Peralto appeared in Magistrate Court Aug. 3, waived his right to legal representation and pled no contest to a charge of driving on a revoked or suspended license. Judge Martha Proctor sentenced Peralto to 364 days in jail, with 360 suspended and credit for four days served, and a $1,000 fine, with $900 suspended. Proctor also ordered Peralto to pay $81 in court costs and a $100 bench warrant fee. New Mexico State Police officer Sam Huston cited Peralto Jan. 10, 2009 when he stopped Peralto on State Road 48 and found his license to be suspended.

Bound over to District Court

Judge Martha Proctor ordered Leonard Vigil, 22, of Fort Stanton, bound over to District Court to stand trial for charges of graffiti on personal or real property and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, after a preliminary hearing Aug. 3. Carrizozo Police Chief Rachel Weiser charged Vigil with defacing two properties on H Avenue in Carrizozo Feb. 21, 2010 and encouraging his 17-year old brother, Mark Vigil, to engage in the acts with him. Mark Vigil was cited to Juvenile Probation and Parole.

 

Carrizozo Magistrate Court warrants (posted August 10, 2010)

Issued Aug. 3-10, 2010

Nyles Baca, 44, 101 San Juan Drive, Mescalero, N.M.

Charlie Dickson, 31, P.O. Box 876, Ruidoso, N.M.

 

Ruidoso Police reports (posted August 10, 2010)

Home burglary

Officer James Urban responded to the 200 block of Valley View Drive Aug. 4 for a report of a burglary and larceny. The victim reported someone had stolen a flat screen television, a pair of skis and a washer and dryer from the home.

Another home burglary

Sergeant Dale Harrison responded to a report of a burglary in the 400 block of Flume Canyon Aug. 4. The victim reported three flat screen televisions, a DVD player, household furniture and decorative pictures had been stolen from the home.

Washer stolen

Officer Josh Snodgrass responded to a report of a burglary in the 100 block of Bogie Lane Aug 3. The victim reported someone had stolen a power washer from under his porch the previous evening.  Snodgrass reports following the tire tracks from under the porch to the road. Neighbors reported seeing a dark blue pickup in the area the previous few days.

Craig’s list fraud

Corporal Mike Weaver took a report of fraud Aug. 3. The victim reported purchasing a tractor from Craig’s list for $6,800. The money was transferred through e Bay to an account in California. Now the victim was unable to locate the seller of the tractor.

Confused

Officer Glen Koshinski reports responding to a hotel on Highway 70 at 1:30 a.m. Aug. 2 for a report that a male called to say someone “jumped him.” Koshinski reports the man’s story about who jumped him and why changed several times. The victim had been assaulted and was transported the Lincoln County Medical Center for treatment, at his request.

Another home burglary

On Aug. 2, Officer Larry Smith responded to the 100 block of Bogie Lane in reference to a burglary. The victim reported that someone had stolen two flat screen televisions, some art work and some household items between 11 a.m. Aug. 1 and 11 a.m., Aug 2. Smith reports the front door was damaged.

Child found

Officer Tillman Freeman responded to a report of a child walking down the street on Service Road at 11:23 a.m., Aug. 2. Two people had stopped and waited with the three-year old until Freeman arrived. Freeman located the father, who said he got home from work at 1 a.m., and took medication that made him sleep heavily. The child’s mother had left him at home that day because he had not slept well the previous night. She said she left him asleep on the floor. The father said the child must have woken and managed to open the door. Freeman advised them to insure arrangements were made to take are of the child in the future.

Rest stop

Officers Matt Christian and Glen Koshinski responded to a report of someone with a flashlight in the area of Santa Rosa and Rock Mount Drive at about 10 p.m., Aug. 2. The reporting party told them the home at 106 Rock Mount had been broken into recently. The officers located the person with the flashlight and found it was a resident lighting up a bear in the area. They then proceeded to 106 Rock Mount and found the front door to the home open. Guns drawn and announcing “Ruidoso Police Department,” they entered the home. A man jumped up from a bed in the front bedroom and announced that he was there. The man reportedly told them he was walking home from the casino, where he had lost all his money, and decided to stop he because he knew the owner, who he said was in jail in El Paso. Dispatch advised the reported owner was actually in jail in Chavez County. Detective Ray Merritt contacted the Chavez County Detention Center and talked to the owner. He said he no longer owned the residence and did not know the man who had entered the home. Christian released the man and advised him that if the bank that now owns the home wished to press charges, there would be a warrant for his arrest issued.

Gun reported stolen

Corporal Aaron Frost responded to the 300 block of Grove Drive Aug. 2, for a report of a burglary/larceny. The victim reported a gun stolen from his residence while he was on vacation. There was also a three gallon plastic jug containing about $300 in change missing. The weapon was entered in NCIC as stolen.

Attempted burglary

Officer Jon Lund responded to a report of an attempted breaking and entering in the 100 block of Riverside Aug. 2. Lund reports that someone had apparently attempted to pry open the door. They were not successful and nothing was reported missing.

Just keep going next time

Corporal Aaron Frost arrested Jeff Schilling, 44, on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon Aug. 1. Frost responded to Pine Road and Sudderth Drive for a report of a confrontation between Schilling, in a truck and some Roswell teens on bicycles. The bicycles reportedly cut off the truck, driven by Schilling, and Schilling reportedly held up a 9mm pistol during the verbal exchange that followed. Schilling reportedly admitted he should have just driven away.

Attempted burglary

Corporal Aaron Frost responded to the 400 block of First Street for a report of an open door. A passer-by noticed the front door appeared to be kicked in and called the police. Frost and officer Jamie Urban found the screen door cut and the front door pried open. Nothing inside the home appeared to have been disturbed.

Warner again

One of the business owners at 2500 Sudderth Drive called police about David Warner violating a restraining order preventing him from being within 100 feet of the businesses there on July 31. Officer Larry Smith responded and advised Warner he was in violation of the restraining order. Smith said he documented the incident because Warner advised him he had been served a summons to appear in District Court on this matter. Judge Karen Parsons issued the restraining order July 30. Caroline Wallace, owner of Bizarre Barbie Boutique in the Four Seasons Mall filed the request for the restraining order to keep Warner from parking his truck in front of the Four Season Mall, at 2500 Sudderth Drive, to pass out flyers and display signs accusing the Ruidoso Police Department of failing to fully investigate the death of his son. Warner’s son died of a gunshot to the head on Mechem Drive in December 2007 and Warner later contended that it was murder. It was ruled an accidental suicide. In October 2009, Ruidoso Municipal Court Judge pro tem Adam Rafkin found Warner guilty of soliciting without a permit and sentenced him to a 90 day suspended sentence and fined him $200. Rafkin’s order prohibited Warner from accosting, harassing, threatening, directly or indirectly, or obstructing pedestrians or business owners for the next 90 days.

Stolen stuff

The victim of a burglary confronted Officer Tyrel Tyson at 3:25 p.m., July 29. The victim said the previous evening he had noticed things missing from his home in the 100 block of Pamela Lane. The victim said his social security card, some cash and loose change as well as two neck ties had been taken. Because the items taken were unusual, the victim suspected it was someone who knew their way around his house.

 

Ruidoso Magistrate Court warrants  (posted August 7, 2010)

Issued July 30-Aug. 6

Greg M. Baca, 71, 105 N. Central, Ruidoso Downs, N.M.

Joseph H. Best, 33, 503 Scenic Dr., Alamogordo, N.M.

Ronald Chavez, 47, 200 Friedenbloom #43, Ruidoso Downs, N.M.

Cheryl J. Chee, 24, 213 San Carlos Dr., Mescalero, N.M.

Joe D. Espinoza, 23, 618 E. Orange, Roswell, N.M.

Robert Gagne, 60, 2650 N. Oracle Rd., Apt. 112, Tuscon, Ariz.

Augustino Garcia, 29, 8979 Christopher Pl., Riverside, Calif.

Armondo Gonzales, 46, Sky Harbor Lane, Vaypoint, Calif.

Teresa Herrera, 40, 607 Turkey Canyon, Ruidoso Downs, N.M.

James Poncho, 25282 Hwy. 70, Mescalero, N.M.

Jeffrey R. Renteria, 24, 5779 Packer Ave., Cudahy, Wisc.

Christopher M. Rodriguez, 404 Grove Dr., Ruidoso, N.M.

Angel Secatero, 19, 1309 Lincoln Rd., Capitan, N.M.

Sonya R. Secatero, 18, 1309 Lincoln Rd., Capitan, N.M.

Erica Waters, 33, 195 S. Tularosa Canyon, Mescalero, N.M.

 

Quintanilla probation revoked  (posted August 4, 2010)

Adan M. Quintanilla, 22, appeared in District Court July 16 for sentencing on a probation violation. 

Quintanilla pled no contest to the charge of failing to report to probation and parole. Judge Karen Parsons ordered Quintanilla to transferred to New Mexico Department of Corrections to serve his sentences of 18 months for aggravated battery and 18 months for receiving or transferring a stolen motor vehicle. 

Ruidoso Downs Police officer April Payan Dominguez charged Quintanilla with possession of a stolen Texas pickup truck in July 2009. 

While awaiting trial on this charge, Quintanilla was charged with beating a fellow inmate at the Lincoln County Detention Center August 2, 2009. 

Quintanilla pled no contest to the receiving a stolen vehicle and conspiracy to commit aggravated battery in September 2009 with the agreement that an aggravated battery charge would be dismissed. He was sentenced to three years probation in October 2009. 

Quintanilla failed to report to Probation and Parole and was arrested March 5, 2010 and returned to LCDC.

 

Carrizozo Magistrate Court cases (posted August 4, 2010)

Guilty plea

Jonathan Garcia, 42, of Socorro, waived his right to legal representation and pled guilty to charges of driving on a suspended license and speeding Aug. 3. Judge Martha Proctor sentenced Garcia to 364 days in jail, with 357 suspended and credit for seven days served, and a $1,000 fine, with $900 suspended, on the driving on a suspended license charge and a $125 fine for speeding. Proctor also ordered Garcia to pay $142 in court costs and a $100 bench warrant fee and placed him on probation. Lincoln County Deputy Sheriff Neal Cox clocked Garcia traveling at 93 miles an hour in a 65 mph zone on Highway 380 at about 10:30 a.m., March 1, 2010, then discovered that Garcia’s license was suspended. Garcia did not make his March 15, 2010 court appearance, so a warrant was issued for his arrest for failure to appear.

Bound over

Judge Martha Proctor ordered Sherri Campbell bound over for trial in District Court on charges of introducing contraband into a prison, conspiracy to introduce contraband into a prison, distribution of marijuana, possession of methamphetamines, possession of schedule IV prescription drugs without a prescription and possession of drug paraphernalia Aug. 3, when defense attorney Gary Mitchell waived the preliminary hearing. The Lincoln County Narcotics Enforcement Unit commander charged Campbell with bringing drugs into the Lincoln County Detention Center Jan. 5, 2010.

Two counts

Sid Martinez, 49, waived his right to legal representation and pled no contest to two counts of driver must be licensed Aug. 2, under a plea and disposition agreement reached with Assistant District Attorney Elizabeth Williams. Under the agreement, the State amended the charges from driving on a revoked or suspended license and Judge Martha Proctor sentenced Martinez to two terms of 90 days in jail, suspended, and a $300 fine, with $200 suspended, on each count. Proctor also ordered Martinez to pay $146 in court costs. Deputy Sheriff Chavez stopped Martinez for speeding on the overpass in Carrizozo Aug. 30, 2009 and cited him for driving on a suspended license. State Police officer Sam Huston cited Martinez for the same offense Nov. 21, 2009, after a Game and Fish officer stopped Martinez for some offense.

Second DWI

Douglas Kacena, 22, pled no contest to an amended charge of driving while intoxicated (2nd offense) Aug. 2, under a plea and disposition agreement reached by defense attorney Mandy Denson and Assistant District Attorney Elizabeth Williams. Under the agreement, the State amended the charge of aggravated DWI and dismissed a charge of speeding. As per the agreement, Judge Martha Proctor sentenced Kacena to 364 days in jail, with 360 days suspended and credit for four days served, and a $1,000 fine, with $500 suspended. Proctor also ordered Kacena to pay $221 in court costs. New Mexico State Police officer Cory Crayton stopped Kacena on Highway 48 at about 2 a.m., April 11, 2010, doing 94 miles an hour in a 55 mph zone. Crayton reported that Kacena failed the field sobriety test and he arrested him.

Failure to report

Nalon Hopkins, 25, pled no contest to a charge of duty to report child abuse and child neglect Aug. 2, under a plea and disposition agreement reached by defense attorney Mandy Denson and Assistant District Attorney Joanna Zimmerman. Under the agreement, Judge Martha Proctor sentenced Hopkins to 364 days in jail, suspended, with 364 days supervised probation, a $1,000 fine, with $900 suspended, and ordered Hopkins to complete a parenting class. Proctor also ordered Hopkins to pay $73 in court costs and noted that Hopkins probation would become unsupervised upon completion of the parenting class. Lincoln County Deputy Sheriff Rex Beard filed the complaint against Hopkins May 11, 2010.

Negligent use

Robert Hammett, 23, pled no contest to a charge of negligent use of a deadly weapon Aug., 2, under a plea and disposition agreement reached by defense attorney Mandy Denson and Deputy District Attorney Reed Thompson. Under the agreement, the State dismissed a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia and Judge Martha Proctor sentenced Hammett to 182 days in jail with 167 days suspended and credit for 15 days served, and a $500 fine, with $400 suspended. Proctor also ordered Hammett to pay $73 in court costs and a $100 bench warrant fee. New Mexico State Police officer Cory Crayton and Deputy Sheriffs Charlie Labell and Johnny Parker responded to a report of shots fired in the Capitan Gap at 8:38 p.m., March 9, 2010. Crayton reports that Hammett told him two dogs got in a fight and he shot at the Rottweiler, intending to kill it. Hammett said he shot at the Rottweiler twice more inside the house and three more times when it ran outside. He also smelled of marijuana and admitted having smoked “some” marijuana. Crayton reports retrieving Hammett’s marijuana pipe from a tractor tire, where Hammett told him he had left it. Hammett’s uncle took the Rottweiler to the veterinarian for treatment.

Plea to first

Jesus Villanueva-Enriquez, 38, pled no contest to a charge of aggravated driving while intoxicated (1st offense) Aug. 2, under a plea and disposition agreement reached by defense attorney Mandy Denson and Assistant District Attorney Elizabeth Williams. Under the agreement, the State amended the charge from aggravated DWI (2nd offense) and dismissed a charge of speeding. As per the agreement, Judge Martha Proctor sentenced Villanueva-Enriquez to 90 days in jail, with 88 days suspended and two days to be served, and a $500 fine. Proctor also ordered Villanueva-Enriquez to pay $221 in court costs. New Mexico State Police officer Sam Huston arrested Villanueva-Enriquez at about 2 a.m., March 28, 2010, for driving 45 miles an hour in a 35 mph zone and driving under the influence.

Speeding without a license

Randy Waldon, 29, pled no contest to charges of driver must be licensed and speeding Aug. 2, under a plea and disposition agreement reached by defense attorney Mandy Denson and Assistant District Attorney Elizabeth Williams. Under the agreement, the State dismissed a charge of driving on a suspended or revoked license. As per the agreement, Judge Martha Proctor sentenced Waldon to 90 days in jail, suspended, and a $300 fine, with $150 suspended, for driving without a license and a $65 fine for speeding. Proctor also ordered Waldon to pay $142 in court costs. New Mexico Transportation officer Ray Merritt, Sr., cited Waldon for driving 71 miles an hour in a 55 mph zone on U.S. 54 Oct. 22, 2009 and cited him for driving on a suspended license.

DWI plea

Jimi Campbell, 24, of El Paso, Texas, pled no contest to amended charges of aggravated driving while intoxicated (1st offense) and driver must be licensed Aug. 2, under a plea and disposition agreement reached by defense attorney Mandy Denson and Assistant District Attorney Elizabeth Williams. Under the agreement, the State amended charges of aggravated DWI (2nd offense) and driving on a suspended license and dismissed charges of open container and speeding. As per the agreement, Judge Martha Proctor sentenced Campbell to 90 days in jail on each of the offenses, with 89 days suspended and 48 hours to be served, a $500 fine for DWI and a $300 fine, with $150 suspended, for driving without a license. Proctor also ordered Campbell to pay $282 in court costs and serve 89 days on probation. New Mexico State Police officer Sam Huston arrested Campbell Feb. 20, 2010 for speeding, suspected she had been drinking and reported she failed the field sobriety test but refused to consent to a blood alcohol test.

Speeding dismissed

Cedric Rue, 46, pled no contest to charges of driving while intoxicated (2nd offense) and driving on a suspended or revoked license Aug. 2, under a plea and disposition agreement reached by defense attorney Mandy Denson and Assistant District Attorney Elizabeth Williams. Under the agreement, the State dismissed a charge of speeding. As per the agreement, Judge Martha Proctor sentenced Rue to 365 days in jail, with 356 suspended and eight days to be served, and a $1,000 fine, with $500 suspended, for the DWI and 364 days in jail, with 357 suspended and seven days to be served, and a $1,000 fine with $700 suspended, on the driving on a revoked or suspended license. Proctor also ordered Rue to pay $274 in court costs and placed Rue on probation. New Mexico State Police officer Sam Huston arrested Rue at about 1:05 a.m., May 8, 2010, when he observed Rue traveling 54 miles an hour in a 40 mph zone and found him to have been drinking and driving on a suspended or revoked license.

 

Carrizozo Magistrate Court warrants (posted August 4, 2010)

Issued July 27 – Aug. 3

Andres P. Acosta, 39, 9858 Sayres Drive, El Paso, Texas

Juan Alba, 29, 5250 W. 3rd Ave Lot 101, Arvada, Colo.

Aaron M. Armendarez, 20, 401 S. Seventh St., Loving, N.M.

Kenneth Robert Gass, 40, 535 S. Mesa Hills 911, El Paso, Texas

Maria E. Juarez, 28, 6600 Plum Creek Drive, Amarillo, Texas

Abelardo Lerma, 49, 1205 W. Jackson Ave., Lovington, N.M.

Maclovio C. Morales, 35, 1801 Katy Street Spc. A, Anthony, N.M.

Vincent Otero, 37, 416 Lafayette, El Paso, Texas

Jason Pillar, 37, P.O. Box 2033, Ruidoso, N.M.

Roberto R. Ruiz, 34, 7962 Santa Barbara, Las Cruces, N.M.

Margarito L. Salcedo, 56, 505 N. May Street, Guymon, Okla.

Omar Villareal, 20, 551 Hwy. 70 Space 35, Ruidoso Downs, N.M.

 

Divorces granted  (posted August 4, 2010)

(Petitioner, respondent, date granted)

Mary Lou Threadgill, Stephen W. Threadgill, July 30

Jennifer Diane Webb, William Thomas Webb, July 29

Elizabeth Jean Wright, Kenneth Woodrow Gadfrey, July 29

Dawn Mae Adams, Richard Michael Adams, July 28

 

Ruidoso Police reports August 2  (posted August 3, 2010)

Tuck & roll

At 9:58 p.m. July 31, Officer Lance Ledford and Corporal Aaron Frost responded to a report of a woman jumping from a moving taxi in the 400 block of Sudderth Drive. Ledford reports the taxi driver said she was giving the woman a ride when the woman opened the door and jumped from the moving cab. Frost reports the woman said she wanted to die and was transported to Lincoln County Medical Center for evaluation.

Grease thief

Sergeant Dale Harrison responded to Taco Bell for a report of a larceny July 30. A citizen reported he had been given permission to put a grease trap at the restaurant and someone had removed his grease trap, valued at about $1,200, and replaced it with another from a company in Amarillo. The victim said the owner told him he had not given anyone permission to switch the grease traps.

Search them

Officer Tyrel Tyson responded to Ruidoso River Resort at 5:45 p.m., July 30 for a report of a larceny. The victim reported having changed hotels and said she left a laptop computer in the previous hotel. The current occupants of the hotel room said they did not see the computer. The motel manager reportedly said the woman was upset because he would not search the occupant’s luggage.

Change lanes

Officer Steve Corbin reports having a vehicle pass close by his patrol car during a traffic stop on Highway 70 at 12:23 a.m., July 29. State law requires vehicles to change lanes to pass an emergency vehicle stopped on the side of the road. Corbin stopped the vehicle and determined there was an arrest warrant for Jennifer Orsak, 30, of Roswell. Corbin reports the 18-year old passenger in the vehicle did not have a driver’s license, so he arranged to have the vehicle towed. The passenger told Corbin there was drug paraphernalia in the car. Corbin obtained a search warrant and, with assistance from Detective Art Nelson and officer David Gallegos, located two pipes and a syringe in the vehicle. Charges are pending lab results.

Swords stolen

Officer Sal Beltran reports a man came to the Ruidoso Police Department July 28 to report a black gun carrying case containing four swords stolen from his vehicle sometime between July 26 and July 28. The victim said he did not notice any sign of forced entry on his vehicle.

 

Ruidoso Police reports  (posted August 2, 2010)

Not homeless

Corporal Aaron Frost responded to the area of C Street and Second Street for a report of a breaking and entering July 26. Frost reports someone had broken into and had appeared to have been living in the vacation home.

Found item

Ruidoso Police found a folding pocket knife in the booking area at the Police Department July 26. The knife was not on any of the property sheets of detained persons.

No lock

Corporal Aaron Frost stopped a vehicle for going 17 miles an hour over the speed limit on Highway 70 July 25, and arrested the driver, Michael Smith, 25, for driving on a revoked or suspended driver’s license. Frost reports Smith’s license was suspended because of a DWI conviction which required him to have an ignition interlock device installed. It was not installed on this vehicle. Smith posted bond and was released.

Catching the male

An off duty Ruidoso Police Corporal Aaron Frost witnessed a postal employee chasing a postal vehicle east on Sudderth at about 12:10 p.m., July 24. Frost reports observing the vehicle eastbound, being driven by someone not in a postal uniform being chased by someone in a postal uniform. Frost said he followed the postal vehicle in his personal car to near the Paradise Canyon intersection where it was stopped by heavy traffic. Frost exited his vehicle and applied a choke hold on the driver, ordering him to put the vehicle in park. He did and Frost removed him from the vehicle. Officer Jon Lund arrived on the scene and detained David A. Smoot, 52. Smoot reportedly said he was trying to get to the hospital because “I’m not thinking clearly today and I’m having trouble with my brain.”

Too young here

Officers Steve Corbin and Tyrel Tyson responded to 104 Granite for a report of a juvenile party at 11:26 p.m., July 23. They cited Diego Valdez, 17, Christian Maese 17, Jonathan Armas, 19, Christpher Villanueva, 18, Michelle Gonzalez, 19, Perla Apodaca, 18, Samantha Saucedo, 18, Luiz Rodriguez, 18, Bethanie Lester, 18, Efrain Diaz-Sigala, 19, Bethany Tapia, 18, Michelle Childress, 19, and Jose Adrian Rodriguez, 18, all of El Paso, Texas, for minor in possession of alcohol.

Stolen and wrecked

Officer Christopher Bryant responded to a report of a stolen vehicle on 21 July. Bryant reports the victim said the vehicle was taken from the driveway the previous night. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department located the vehicle on Forest Road 117 later that morning. It had been rolled over just below Villa Madonna. Detective Doug Babcock is investigating.

Look out for the lookout

Officer Tillman Freeman arrested Gregory Lequeux on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance, after conducting a search warrant for items stolen in auto burglaries. A 14-year old told officers he was the lookout for Lequeux during the robberies. The owner of the house where Lequeux lives, Pennie Bondy, 43, was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. The burglary investigation continues.

Stolen saw

Officer Larry Smith responded to the 100 block of Apache Trail for a report of a stolen miter saw. The victim reported the saw was taken from the carport the previous evening.

 

Ruidoso Magistrate Court cases  (posted August 2, 2010)

Driving revoked

Ryan Perry appeared in Magistrate Court July 28 and pled no contest to a charge of driving on a revoked license under a plea and disposition agreement reached by defense attorney Richard Hawthorne and Assistant District Attorney Elizabeth Williams. Under the agreement the State dismissed charges of No insurance and three charges of failure to stop. Under the agreement, Judge Lorena LaMay sentenced Perry to 364 days in jail with 331 days suspended, leaving 33 days to be served, a $1,000 fine, with $900 suspended, and 331 days of supervised probation to run concurrent with two other cases. LaMay also ordered Perry to pay $81 in court costs.

Multiple charges

Landree Siddens appeared in Magistrate Court July 28 and pled no contest to charges of driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs (1st offense), and speeding. Under a plea and disposition agreement reached by defense attorney Don Dutton and Assistant District Attorney Elizabeth Williams, the State dismissed the speeding charge and Judge Lorena LaMay sentenced Siddens to 90 days in jail, suspended, 364 days supervised probation, DWI school, alcohol/drug screening, and 24 hours of community service. LaMay also ordered Siddens to install an ignition interlock device for one year and to pay $221 in court costs. LaMay suspended a $500 fine.

DWI plea

Dorothy Sanchez appeared in Magistrate Court July 28 and pled no contest to a charge of driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs (1st offense), under a plea and disposition agreement reached by defense attorney Todd Holmes and Assistant District Attorney Elizabeth Williams. Under the agreement, the State dismissed charges of aggravated DWI and speeding and Judge Lorena LaMay sentenced Sanchez to 90 days in jail, suspended, 364 days supervised probation, alcohol/drug screening, DWI school, a $500 fine, suspended, and 24 hours of community service. LaMay also ordered Sanchez to install in ignition interlock device and pay $221 in court costs.

Representing himself

Jeffrey Sabedra appeared in Magistrate Court July 28, waiving his right to legal representation and representing himself, to pled no contest to a charge of driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs (1st offense) under a plea and disposition agreement he reached with Assistant District Attorney Elizabeth Williams. Under the agreement, the State dismissed a charge of roadways laned for traffic and Judge Lorena LaMay sentenced Sabedra to 90 days in jail, suspended, 364 days of supervised probation, a $500 fine, with $200 suspended, DWI school, 24 hours of community service, and installation of an ignition interlock device for one year. LaMay also ordered Sabedra to pay $221 in court costs.

 

Carrizozo Magistrate Court cases  (posted August 2, 2010)

Too young

Aaron Witt, 19, of Edgewood, N.M., appeared in Magistrate Court July 21, representing himself and pled guilty to a charge of minor in possession of alcohol. State Police officer Sam Huston cited Witt for consuming alcohol at the Fairgrounds in Capitan July 9. Judge Martha Proctor sentenced Witt to pay a $1,000 fine, with $900 suspended, and ordered Witt to complete 30 hours of community service by Oct. 1. Proctor also placed Witt on 182 days unsupervised probation and ordered him to pay $73 in court costs.

Suspended license

Del Spriggs appeared in Magistrate Court July 19, and pled guilty to a charge of driving on a suspended license. Judge Martha Proctor sentenced Spriggs to 364 days in jail, with credit for six days served, a $300 fine, suspended, and ordered him to pay a $100 bench warrant fee and $81 in court costs.

Agreement reached

Jessica Ramos appeared in Magistrate Court July 19, waived her right to legal counsel and represented herself. Ramos pled no contest to a charge of driving while under the influence of intoxicating alcohol of drugs (1st offense) under a plea and disposition agreement reached with Assistant District Attorney John Bernitz. Under the agreement, the State dismissed charges of failure to obey sign and Judge Martha Proctor sentenced Ramos to 90 days in jail, suspended, with credit for one day served, and a $500 fine. Proctor also ordered Ramos to pay $221 in court costs.

Multiple offenses

Andrew Quintana appeared in Magistrate Court July 19, waived his right to legal representation and pled no contest to charges of driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs (1st offense), duty upon striking property or fixtures and failure to obey traffic signs. Judge Martha Proctor sentenced Quintana to 90 days in jail, with 89 days suspended and credit for one day served, and fined him $500 for the DWI, 90 days in jail, suspended, with a $300 fine, suspended, for duty upon striking a fixture or property, and a $10 fine for failure to obey traffic signs. Proctor ordered Quintana to serve 364 days supervised probation and to pay $353 in court costs.

No license

Manuel Otero appeared in Magistrate Court July 8, waived his right to legal representation and pled no contest to a charge of driver must be licensed. Under a plea and disposition agreement Otero reached with Assistant District Attorney Joanna Zimmerman, the State dismissed a charge of driving on a revoked license and Judge Martha Proctor sentenced Otero to 90 days in jail, suspended, and a $300 fine. Proctor also ordered Otero to serve 90 days of unsupervised probation and to pay a $100 bench warrant fee and $81 in court costs.

DWI dismissed

Jesus Aranda appeared in Magistrate Court July 7, and pled no contest to a charge of speeding under the terms of a plea and disposition agreement reached by defense attorney Gary Mitchell and Assistant District Attorney Elizabeth Williams. Under the agreement, the State dismissed a charge of driving under the influence of intoxicating drugs or alcohol and Judge Martha Proctor sentenced Aranda to pay a $31 fine and $61 in court costs.

Second to first

Jason Pillar appeared in Magistrate Court July 7, and pled no contest to an amended charge of driving while intoxicated (1st offense, simple) and speeding under a plea and disposition agreement reached by defense attorney Mandy Denson and Assistant District Attorney Elizabeth Williams. Under the agreement, the State amended the charge of DWI (2nd offense) and Judge Martha Proctor sentenced Pillar to 90 days in jail, suspended, and a $500 fine for the DWI and a $15 fine for speeding. Proctor also ordered Pillar to pay $282 in court costs and to serve 364 days on supervised probation.

Minor offenses

Samuel Frey appeared in Magistrate Court July 7, and pled no contest to allowing minor to enter a licensed liquor establishment under a plea and disposition agreement reached by defense attorney Charles Hawthorne and Deputy District Attorney Reed Thompson. Under the agreement, the State dismissed a charge of selling or giving alcohol to a minor and Judge Martha Proctor sentenced Frey to 364 days in jail, suspended with 364 days supervised probation, and a $1,000 fine, with $900 suspended. Proctor also ordered Frey to pay $73 in court costs.

 

Ruidoso Magistrate Court warrants  (posted August 2, 2010)

Issued July 26-30

Patricio Almager, 29, no address listed

Joseph G. Caje, 32, 104 B Kokopelli, Mescalero, N.M.

Pablo E. Flores, 18, 1223 S. Roberts Apt. 250, Amarillo, Texas

Harlan Greybull, 36, P.O. Box 27, Mescalero, N.M.

Lonnie L. Hernandez, 33, 911 Jason, Carlsbad, N.M.

Betty Herrera, 48, 213 N. Parnell, Ruidoso Downs, N.M.

Savanna J. Holder, 20, 200 G and C Lane, Ruidoso Downs, N.M.

Irene Howcroft, 57, 305 Bonito Lake, Nogal, N.M.

Kenneth Kauley, 38, P.O. Box 710, Mescalero, N.M.

Ashlee R. Konopka, 20, 45 Juniper Dr., Sandia Park, N.M.

Tzra Lester, 19, 223 Penn Scott, Mescalero, N.M.

Jennifer P. Martinez, 37, 2595 Mars Ave. Apt 5101, Las Cruces, N.M.

David Mendez, 32, P.O. Box 36, Lakewood, N.M.

Alejandro Morales, 19, 414 River Lane, Ruidoso Downs, N.M.

Roman G. Parra, 39, 206 Calamity Jane, Alto, N.M.

Samuel G. Ross, 51, P.O. Box 503, Weed, N.M.

David S. Saenz, 29, 102 Atwood, Ruidoso, N.M.

Ann Marie Sanchez, 51, 110 Sierra Lance 23C, Ruidoso Downs, N.M. (two warrants)

Troy L. Warren, 44, 101 Wiley, Ruidoso, N.M.

Arren Weehunt, 20, 99A N. Bookout, Tularosa, N.M.

Carrie West, 51, 102 Buck Dr., Capitan, N.M.

 

Carrizozo Magistrate Court warrants  (posted August 2, 2010)

Issued July 14-27

John Carroll, 19, 8990 S. Hwy. 16 #51A, Rapid City, S.D.

Brian Lee Chandler, 30, 4354 Hwy 111 East, Anacoco, La.

Elizabeth R. Digesu, 23, 76 Lake Harwinton Road, Harwinton, Conn.

Andrew Ford, 24, 1801 N. Michigan, Roswell, N.M.

Lshayne Hardesty, 34, 101 Pinon, Captian, N.M.

John C. Holdson, 45, 121 Orchard View Land, Lincoln, N.M.

Larry J. Hurd, 35, HC 71, Box 1108, Capitan, N.M.

William G. King, 51, 104 Cedar Creek, Ruidoso, N.M.

Felix Martinez, Jr., 34, 203 2nd, Capitan, N.M.

Mariann F. Muskus, 60, Recreation Village Space 20, Ruidoso, N.M.

Horacio Rivera Ordonez, 23, C Jose Maria Arreaga 2272, Juarez, Mexico

Jude Renney, 20, 1410 Hazelnut, Carrizozo, N.M.

Tsekhmeystruk Stanislav, 30, 23 Observatory Lane, Unit 7, Richmond Hill, Ontorio, Canada

Jennifer Stefani, 36, HCR 46, Box 403, Ruidoso Downs, N.M.

 

District Court cases  (posted July 29, 2010)

Driving while intoxicated, third offense

Betty Ray Chico, 49, appeared in court June 25 for imposition of sentence, having changed her plea to no contest to charges of aggravated driving while under the influence (3rd offense), driving without a license, attempting to escape from jail and failure to appear. Under the agreement, the State dismissed charges of no tail lamps, failure to use seatbelts, and driving on roadways laned for traffic. Judge Karen Parsons imposed a mandatory 364 days in jail and a mandatory fine of $750 for the DWI, 364 days in jail for count two and 182 days in jail for count three, with incarceration to run consecutively for a total of two years and nine months, less two days. Parsons ordered the additional time, beyond the mandatory sentence, suspended and ordered Chico to serve two years on supervised probation. Parsons also ordered Chico to pay a mandatory $282 in court fees.

Probation revocation

Steve Messmore, 46, appeared in District Court June 18 to plea guilty to violating his probation. Judge Karen Parsons ordered Messmore to serve 364 days in jail for battery on a health care worker and two years, less two days, for possession of drug paraphernalia. Parsons ordered Messmore held in LCDC until he could be transported to the New Mexico Department of Corrections in Los Lunas to serve his sentence. Messmore was charged with consuming alcohol in violation of his parole. Parole Officer Ryan Wright reported finding out about the violation because the Ruidoso Police Department gave Messmore a ride, because he was drunk. Assistant District Attorney Joanna Zimmerman filed charges on Messmore for unlawfully touching or applying force to a health care worker and possessing a hypodermic needle Aug. 26, 2009. Messmore pled no contest to the charges Feb. 19, 2010 in a plea bargin agreement, under which the State dismissed a charge of battery upon a health care worker and Messmore received a suspended sentence and probation.

Probation revocation

Adrian E. Herrera appeared in District Court June 18 and admitted using amphetamines and methamphetamines, in violation of his probation. Judge Karen Parsons ordered Herrera to continue probation with an additional provision that he attend, actively participate in and successfully complete treatment and that he maintain full-time employment or attend school full time. Herrera was one of eight charged with trafficking methamphetamines by the Lincoln County Narcotics Enforcement Unit. Herrera was charged in December 2007.

Burglary sentence

Robert Sleeper, Jr., 25, appeared in District Court June 18 for imposition of sentence, having plead no contest that day to two counts of burglary and larceny. Under the plea and disposition agreement, the State dismissed charges of possession of burglary tools, stopping or parking prohibited and criminal damage to property. Judge Karen Parsons, under the terms of the agreement, deferred sentencing for five years and placed Sleeper on supervised probation for five years, with no early discharge. Parsons also ordered Sleeper, with any or all of his co-defendants, to pay $800 in restitution. Ruidoso Police charged Sleeper with burglarizing and damaging a Ruidoso home on Dec. 7, 2009.

Treatment ordered

Alexandra Trujillo, 38, appeared in District Court June 18 and pled no contest to using methamphetamines on May 8, 2010, a violation of her probation. Judge Karen Parsons ordered Trujillo incarcerated until she could complete a substance abuse program and ordered her held in LCDC until she could be transported to the New Mexico Department of Corrections facility at Grants. Trujillo was on probation for two counts of attempted contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Ruidoso Police officer Lance Ledford arrested Trujillo Sept. 21, 2008 for giving alcohol to four minors. A Probation and Parole officer reported Trujillo to have a serious drug addiction that would likely kill her unless she receives treatment.

 

Ruidoso Downs Police Reports (posted July 26, 2010)

Glass smash

Officer Bailey responded to River Cove Trailer Park July 21, for a report of criminal damage to property. Someone broke the back window of a vehicle.

Former swimmers

Officer Jones responded to Best Western Pine Springs Inn July 19, for a report of unauthorized persons swimming in the pool. Jones reports the swimmers were former employees and that she issued criminal trespass warnings to them and advised them to not trespass on the property again.

Wanted in Valencia

Officer Jones arrested Justin Wood July 18 on a warrant out of Valencia County after a traffic stop. Wood posted bond and was released.

Crash and go

Officer Valenzuela responded to a hit and run call at Ladera Apartments July 18. Valenzuela obtained a description of the suspect vehicle and issued a BOLO (be on the look out).

Hoodlums on the loose

Officer Valenzuela responded to multiple reports of disturbances in the area of North Central and Parnell July 18. One party reported a group of three or four people threw rocks at her house. Another reported the group ran through her yard. A third caller said they wanted the activities of the neighborhood kids stopped because the gang calls, tagging and reckless driving scares her. Charges are pending.

Warrant arrest

An unidentified officer took Jennifer Stefani, 36, into custody on a District Court warrant, July 17.

With this ring

Officer Rupp responded to a report of a theft in the 500 block of Harris July 17. The victim reported returning from a trip to find an engagement ring and car keys missing.

Always paperwork

Officer Bailey arrested Enrique Baeza, 18, at Ruidoso Downs Racetrack July 16. Bailey reports going to the track to deliver paperwork and seeing Baeza, whom he believed to have and outstanding warrant. Bailey confirmed the warrant and arrested Baeza.

CD shuffle

Officer Bailey received a report of a stolen CD player in the 200 block of Friedenbloom July 15. The victim reported someone took the CD player from his vehicle and scattered his CDs along the street sometime during the night.

Un American

Officer Rupp responded to the American Legion on Spring Street July 15, for a report of criminal damage to property. Rupp reports someone damaged the roof of the building. Charges are pending.

Muny warrant

An unidentified officer arrested Mario Montalvo, 42, on a Ruidoso Downs Municipal Court warrant, July 15.

 

Ruidoso Police Reports (posted July 24, 2010)

Walk on by

Officer Matt Christian responded to the 100 block of Warrior Drive at 2:49 a.m., July 21, for a report of a traffic accident. Christian reports finding a Toyota Camry in the ditch with extensive front end damage, but no driver. Christian and Corporal Lawrence Chavez checked the area but were unable to locate anyone. At about 4 a.m., Cody Bomer, 24, came to the Police Department claiming to be the driver of the vehicle. Christian reports Bomer said he left the accident to go to a friend’s house on Olympia, to call someone. Christian reportedly told him it was closer to walk to the PD than to Olympia Street. Christian arrested Bomer for immediate notice of an accident.

Seat belts save drugs

Officer Tillman Freeman stopped a vehicle because the passenger was not wearing a seat belt and arrested both the driver and the passenger, July 19. Freeman reports that the registration for the vehicle came back not on file and a search of the vehicle by Officer Larry Smith yielded two glass pipes. A search of the driver’s purse yielded a white powder in a baggie. Freeman charged Kalie Hudson, 19, of Tularosa, with possession of methamphetamine, possession of cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia and ficticious license plate.

 Writing on the wall

Officer Larry Smith responded to 209 Highway 70 July 19 for a report of unauthorized graffiti. Smith took pictures of the graffiti for the Gang Task Force and reported the graffiti to the owner of the building.

Beer and ball

Officer Steve Corbin cited Gerald Singleton and Carol Lopez for drinking in public at the Eagle Creek softball fields at 10:50 p.m., July 17. The two were reportedly drinking beer while watching the ball games.

Hauling

Officer Lance Ledford stopped a pickup at 10 p.m., July 17, for speeding and cited a passenger for drinking in public. Ledford reports observing the vehicle, traveling at 39 mph in a 30 mph zone with two men sitting on the bed rails of the truck. Ledford cited driver Jared Hernandez for careless driving and cited Corey Hernandez for drinking in public.

What flavor?

Officer Lance Ledford arrested Jerry Hipley, 19, on a charge of minor in possession of alcohol July 16. Ledford reports observing a car start to make a turn onto 5th street from Sudderth before correcting and continuing West on Sudderth. Ledford reports finding a can of green apple malt liquor in the floorboard of the vehicle. He poured the malt liquor out. Hipley, a passenger in the car, reportedly admitted having drank two beers prior to being stopped.

Again and again

Sergeant Joel Martin responded to Camelot Apartments July 15 for a reported burglary. The victim reported that while she was at the hospital in Alamogordo, someone entered her home and stole prescription medication and a half gallon of ice cream. Martin reports this victim has reported prescription medication stolen from her home on two previous occasions.

Tire guards

Animal Control Officer Christopher Eisenberg responded to 332 Sudderth Drive July 14 for a report of a dog bite. The victim said there were two Cocker Spaniels tied to the front tire of an SUV and one of the dogs bit him when he tried to get into his vehicle, which was parked next to the SUV. The victim reported that the bite did not break the skin. Eisenberg cited the dog’s owner, Ernest Lopes, of El Paso, for vicious animal.

Way too drunk

Officer Lance Ledford charged Tyler Shropshire, 20, of Carrizozo, with resisting, evading or obstructing an officer, minor in possession of alcohol, aggravated assault on a health care worker and aggravated battery on a health care worker, July 11. Ledford reports responding to 5th and C Streets at 10:24 p.m., July 10, and finding Shropshire lying in the road, severely intoxicated. Ledford reports Shropshire was combative with himself and Officer James Urban. Transported to LCMC for treatment, Shropshire reportedly spit on heath care workers and did not calm down during the night. Ledford returned to the hospital and cited Shropshire.

In his territory

Animal Control Officer Christopher Eisenberg responded to the Lincoln County Medical Center Emergency Room July 8 for a report of a dog bite. The victim reported having been bitten by a dog on Hull Road. She was on private property when the dog reportedly bit her. Eisenberg reports checking the dog’s vaccinations, which were current, and reported the dog was not aggressive toward him. Eisenberg did not issue a citation because the victim was on the homeowner’s property when reportedly bitten.

Auto burglary

Officer Jon Lund responded to the 200 block of Buckner for a report of an auto burglary July 6. Cash, checks, a Nintendo DS and a wallet were reported stolen from the vehicle.

 

Ruidoso Downs Police reports (posted July 18, 2010)

Wait here

On July 13 Ruidoso Downs police arrested Alicia Salas for child abuse. A concerned citizen called the police to report that a child had been left in a car in the Walmart parking lot for over 40 minutes. The windows were rolled up and doors locked on the vehicle. Salas, the 3-year old child’s grandmother, posted a $10,000 bond and was released.

Identity theft

A man came to the Ruidoso Police Department July 12 to report a possible identity theft. Officer Jones took the report from the man, who said that someone had opened a Verizon account using his identity.

Bike lost and found

Officer Trujillo responded to the 200 block of Hilltop July 12, for a report of a stolen bicycle. Officers were able to determine that the bike was the same one they saw a juvenile riding at 2:30 a.m. They retrieved the bicycle and referred the juvenile to Juvenile Parole and Probation.

Wallet lost

On July 11 a man came to the Police Department to report that his wallet had been lost at the Billy the Kid Casino. He said the wallet contained no money, but did have two credit cards, which he cancelled, his CDL and health insurance card.

Officer Rupp responded to the 100 block of Parkway for a report of a broken vehicle window. The victim reported someone had broken the rear window of his van.

Texas license no good

Officer Bailey arrested Jerry G. Jones July 10, for driving on a revoked or suspended license, with an arrest clause, Bailey reports that Jones had a valid Texas license, but his New Mexico license was suspended and driving without a valid license violated the conditions of release from Ruidoso Magistrate Court for DWI. Judge Lorena LaMay ordered Jones held without bond, so he was transferred to Lincoln County Detention Center.

Turning him over

A Bureau of Indian Affairs officer detained Daryl K. Begay July 10, for a warrant held by the Ruidoso Downs Police Department warrant issued by Magistrate Court and turned him over to the Downs PD. Officer Bailey arrested and booked Begay and later transported him to Lincoln County Detention Center.

Hanging out

Adult Probation Office requested an officer at the abandoned building at the old Flea Market July 9. Officer Jones responded and arrested Ramona Chino, 36, on a warrant and additional charges.

Officer Martinez arrested Jose a. Galvan-Garcia, 24, on a warrant from New Mexico State Police July 9.

Ice, ice, baby

Officer Rupp reported being flagged down in the Billy The Kid Casino parking lot July 8, while responding to a 911 hang up. Rupp reports a couple was involved in an argument and the woman gave two different names and three different dates of birth. Rupp determined the woman was working at Ruidoso Downs Racetrack using false identification papers. He contacted the Immigration and Customs Enforcement and cited the woman for concealing identity.

Wyoming wants you

Officer Bailey, acting on a tip, located Wednesday Escobar, 35, at Ruidoso Downs Racetrack and arrested her on a warrant from Wyoming.

Shouldn’t be driving

Officer Rupp stopped Roland Mexicano for a traffic violation July 7, and arrested him for driving on a revoked or suspended license, with an arrest clause. Mexicano is on probation from Albuquerque for a 5th DWI conviction. Rupp booked Mexicano and transferred him to Lincoln County Detention Center.

 

Ruidoso Magistrate Court cases (posted July 18, 2010)

Plea entered to resisting

Israel Bushey pled no contest to a charge of resisting, evading or obstructing an officer, in Magistrate Court July 15, under a plea and disposition agreement reached by defense attorney Evan Arendell and Deputy District Attorney Reed Thompson. Under the agreement the State dismissed a charge of disorderly conduct and Judge Lorena LaMay sentenced Bushey to 364 days in jail, with 363 days suspended and credit for one day served, and a $1,000 fine, with $700 suspended. LaMay also placed Bushey on 363 days of supervised probation and ordered him to pay $73 in court costs.

Attempted giving charge

Dulces Abila pled no contest to a charge of attempt to sell or give alcohol to a minor, in Magistrate Court July 15. Judge Lorena LaMay sentenced Abila to 364 days in jail, suspended, a $1,000 fine, suspended, and 364 days of supervised probation. LaMay also ordered Abila to pay a $100 bench warrant fee and $73 in court costs.

Minor with alcohol

Jerald Smith waived his right to legal representation and pled no contest to a charge of minor in possession of alcohol, in Magistrate Court July 12. Judge Lorena LaMay sentenced Smith to 364 days supervised probation and a $1,000 fine, with $900 suspended, and 30 hours of community service in a program related to reducing the incidence of DWI. LaMay also ordered Smith to pay $73 in court costs.

Minor in possession

Troy Koroscil waived waived his right to legal representation and pled no contest to a charge of minor in possession of alcohol, in Magistrate Court July 12. Judge Lorena LaMay sentenced Koroscil to 364 days supervised probation and a $1,000 fine, with $900 suspended, and 30 hours of community service in a program related to reducing the incidence of DWI. LaMay also ordered Korocil to pay $73 in court costs.

Suspended license

Granville Richardson pled no contest to a charge of driving while license suspended or revoked, in Magistrate Court July 12. Judge Lorena LaMay ordered Richardson to pay $81 in court costs.

Ruidoso Magistrate Court warrants  (posted July 17, 2010)

Warrants issued July 9-16

William Antoine, 41, 105 Sleepy Hollow, Ruidoso, N.M. (two warrants)

Matthew A. Baca, 19, 921 Morns, Clovis, N.M.

Jalynn Chavez, 36, 419 West, Ruidoso Downs, N.M.

Phyliss R. Chee, 46, 102 Natzille Court, Mescalero,  N.M.

Brittany M. Clement, 19, 815 Utah Lane, Ruidoso Downs, N.M.

Marvin Dean, 32, 245 Hemlock, Ruidoso, N.M.

Simon Guerra, 63, Gavilan Trailer Park, 10, Ruidoso, N.M.

Shayne L. Hardesty, 34, 101 Pinon, Capitan, N.M. (two warrants)

Edmond P. Herring, 41, 538 Sudderth Dr., Ruidoso, N.M.

Cody D. Johnson, 20, 818 Utah Lane, Ruidoso Downs, N.M.

Cecelia LaPaz, 30, 4 Ciqhito Court, Mescalero, N.M.

David J. Lopez, 54, 331 Apache Hills Apt. 3, Ruidoso, N.M.

Michael J. Luevano, 38, 1523 N. Union, Roswell, N.M.

Jesus M. Manquero, 44, 1920 Lee Elder, El Paso, Texas

Nathaniel Mays, 21, 516 2nd St., Ruidoso, N.M.

Gabriel I. Nava, 18, 209 N. Parnell, Ruidoso Downs, N.M.

Justin Pfeiffer, 24, 8119 Tangerine Pl. NW, Albuquerque, N.M.

Jacob Phillips, 19, 106 Westview, Ruidoso Downs, N.M.

Juan M. Ramirez-Orozco, 27, 1078 B Highway 48, Alto, N.M.

Anthony J. Rocha, 29, 7 Cochise Dr., Mescalero, N.M.

James D. Schmeck, 62, 152 Mary Jo Lane, Ruidoso, N.M.

David Shanta, 48, #25 Hwy 70 Mtn. View Dr., Mescalero, N.M.

Matthew J. Stubbs, 46, P.O. Box 1385, Ruidoso Downs, N.M.

Rufino Torres, 21, 714 Post Ave. Trlr #19, Alamogordo, N.M.

Debbie Vasquez, 33, 914 Sheldon, Clovis, N.M.

Caleb A. Wilcox, 18, 201 U.S. Hwy 70, Capitan, N.M.

Stonee Williams, 37, P.O. Box 492, San Antonio, N.M.

 

Ruidoso Police Reports from July 15 (posted July 16, 2010)

Overnight theft

Officer Chris Bryant responded to Farley’s Restaurant July 14, for a report of a burglary from a vehicle and a larceny. The victim reported that she left the vehicle in the parking lot over night and found the driver’s door partially ajar the next morning. She reported several items had been taken from the vehicle.

Stolen documents

Officer Sal Beltran responded to the Swiss Chalet Motel July 9 for a report of a vehicle burglary. The victim reported several electronic items and family documents missing from the car.

Violent again

Corporal Aaron Frost and officer Josh Snodgrass responded to a domestic violence report and arrested Scott Martin for violating the conditions of his release from a previous domestic violence incident. Frost reports Martin admitted drinking several beers and a couple of alcoholic drinks, which violated his probation from a Nov. 2009 battery against a household member charge. Martin’s girlfriend had marks from reportedly being put in a choke-hold by Martin.

Cars keyed

Officer Josh Snodgrass responded to the Municipal Parking Lot on Center Street at 8 p.m., July 13, for a report of damage to two vehicles. Snodgrass reports both vehicles had been scratched, one on the driver’s side and one on the passenger side. Both victims reported the same suspect, a woman who had been reportedly calling them names and harassing them.

Change please

Officer Jon und responded to the Hotel Ruidoso on Chase Street July 13 for a report of criminal damage to property. The hotel reported someone had broken into two vending machines on the second floor and taken the money from them.

Gang writing

Sergeant Dale Harrison responded to the 100 bock of Butler Street for a report of criminal damage to property. The victim showed Harrison where the front door had been damaged and there was gang style writing scratched in the door. The victim reported that nothing had been taken from inside the home.

Rent free

Sergeant Dale Harrison responded to the 200 block of Fern Trail in reference to a break in at 3:54 p.m., July 8. Harrison reports an employee of Mountain Alarm Company alerted them that there was a Native American male behind the house when the employee arrived to check on the property and the back door was open. Officer Eric Ament located the man, who denied having been inside the house. Harrison reports that there were signs that someone had been inside the house recently, trash and liquor bottles in the living room, a toilet that was used but not flushed, etc.

 

Carrizozo Magistrate Court warrants (posted July 15, 2010)

Warrants issued July 6-13:

Richard J. Abeita, 38, TR 70 HS #3, Albuquerque, N.M.

Richard Niederstadt, 48, P.O. Box 541, Carrizozo, N.M.

Cory Olivas, 28, 207 Carters Lane, Ruidoso, N.M.

William Pippin, Jr., 53, 44554 Honey Bee Circle, New London, N.C.

 

Burglar sentenced as habitual criminal (posted July 14, 2010)  

Brian Painter, 27, appeared in District Court June 18, for imposition of sentence. Painter pled no contest May 7, to charges of receiving stolen property over $500 but under $2500, receiving stolen property (firearm), conspiracy to commit burglary of a house, possession of a firearm by a felon, receiving and disposing of stolen property over $500 but less than $2500 and having pled guilty to probation violation.

Judge Karen Parsons declared Painter an habitual offender, with two prior convictions and sentenced him to 18 months in prison for each of the first two counts, to run consecutive, for a three year sentence with an additional four years for being a habitual offender on each of these counts, for a total of 11 years in prison, with three years suspended. Parsons sentenced Painter to 18 months each for counts 3, 4, and 5, to run concurrent with the prior sentences.

Parsons also ordered Painter to serve a mandatory two year parole term following the term of incarceration and three years supervised probation.

Painter and his wife, Autumn Judd-Painter, 22, were arrested Dec. 31, 2009, during a raid by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Deputies, Ruidoso Police officers, Capitan Police and New Mexico State Police.

There have been five additional arrests made in this case and an estimated $350,000 worth of property recovered. Capitan Police Chief Randy Spears is in the process of getting the stolen property returned to its owners.

 

Hardin gets suspended sentence (posted July 14, 2010)  

Keith Hardin, 45, appeared in District Court June 25 for a change of plea and imposition of sentence. Hardin pled no contest to a charge of trafficking under a plea and disposition agreement reached by defense attorney Mandy Denson and Assistant District Attorney Joanna Zimmerman, where the State agreed to dismiss a charge of selling dangerous drugs.

Under the plea and disposition agreement, Judge Karen Parsons sentenced Hardin nine years in prison, suspended, with five years of supervised probation.

Parsons also ordered Hardin to complete inpatient treatment and aftercare.

A Lincoln County Narcotics Enforcement Unit officer arrested Hardin and charged him with distribution of tramodol and oxycodone in Sept. 2009.

 

Aragon sentence deferred (posted July 14, 2010)  

Antionette M. Aragon, 33, appeared in court June 18 for imposition of sentence. Aragon pled no contest to harboring or aiding a felon, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia May 7, under a plea and disposition agreement reached by defense attorney Todd Holmes and Deputy District Attorney Reed Thompson.

Under the agreement, the State dismissed charges of fraud and resisting, obstructing or evading and officer (two counts).

Under the terms of the agreement, Judge Karen Parsons deferred sentencing for a period of four years, less one day, and placed Aragon on supervised probation.

Ruidoso Downs police officer Chris Rupp arrested Aragon Jan. 15, 2010, after encountering Aragon with Michael E. Garcia, a felon who concealed his identity from Rupp during a Dec. 19, 2009 encounter.

 

Woodall probation revoked, again (posted July 14, 2010)  

James R. Woodall, 22, appeared in District Court June 18 for a sentencing hearing on a probation revocation.

Judge Karen Parsons revoked Woodall’s probation and ordered him to continue probation with the additional condition of attending community corrections. 

Woodall pled guilty to tampering with evidence and conspiracy to tamper with evidence in Nov. 2007. The State dismissed a charge of murder against Woodall in return for his testimony against J. Tyrone Riordan for killing and disposing of the body of Jonathan Lopez in Aug. 2006. Woodall has had at least three previous probation violations since Nov. 2007.

 

Charges dismissed (posted July 14, 2010)  

Deputy District Attorney Reed Thompson filed a motion to dismiss charges against Eric L. Lunsford, June 30, because the DA has been unable to locate the victims.

Lunsford had been charged with two counts of aggravated assault against a household member, battery against a household member and being a felon in possession of a firearm from a Nov. 29, 2009 incident in which he allegedly struck two household members with a .22 caliber pistol at his home in San Patricio.

 

Ruidoso Police reports from July 12 (posted July 13, 2010)

Message using windows

Officer Chris Bryant took a report of criminal damage to property at the Ruidoso Police Department at 11:32 a.m., July 10. The victim reported that someone spray painted derogatory terms on the back plastic windows of his Jeep at the Sierra Cinema while he was attending a movie. He provided the name of a suspect that he said made derogatory remarks about him on Facebook.

Both in trouble

Sergeant Joel Martin responded to the 200 block of Yellow Pine at 9:30 a.m., July 9 for a report of a domestic incident. Martin arrested Susan Miles, 45, for battery on a household member and cited Jeff Anderson, 44, for criminal damage to property.

Crowbar owner sought

Officer Tyrel Tyson responded to First Street at 4:19 p.m., July 9 for a report of a breaking and entering. Tyson reports the front door to the home was damaged and there was a crowbar, that did not belong to the home owners, laying in the front yard. The medicine cabinet was the only thing that seemed to have been disturbed. Nothing appeared to be missing from the house.

More stolen

Corporal Mike Weaver reports receiving a note July 10, from the victim of a burglary that occurred in April, adding items to the list of stolen items. A camel water pack, bicycle gloves and a bicycle air pump were reportedly stolen from the Dufo Street home, along with a bicycle.

Stealing the furniture

Officer Chris Bryant responded to 73 Swallow Drive for a report of a burglary and a larceny. Bryant reported the victims told him they had arrived the previous night and found the doors locked and no sign of forced entry, but reported the washer, dryer, wood stove, recliner, throw rugs, and other items missing from the house. A reported witness to the burglary provided Bryant with a suspect.

Ruidoso Magistrate Court warrants (posted July 12, 2010)

Issued June 28-July 9

Matthew B. Baca, 28, 104 Ranier, Ruidoso, N.M.

Emmanuel T. Cabello, 24, 218 S.Third, Lovington, N.M.

Robert Childs, 36, 103 Raymond Buckner, Ruidoso, N.M.

Christopher S. Clark, 37, 305 Forest, Ruidoso, N.M.

Cole T. Davis, 18, 101 Antler Dr., Alto, N.M.

Abraham Delacueva, 23, 619 Del Norte, Ruidoso, N.M.

David M. Edwards, 48, 303 Brady Canyon, Ruidoso, N.M.

Zachary J. Fletcher, 23, 68 Compress Rd., Artesia, N.M.

Eduardo M. Flores, 44, 1721 E. Lafayete Pl. #4, Milwaukee, Wisc.

Cristoto E. Frizell, 23, 682 White Mountain Dr., Mescalero, N.M.

Ramon Garcia, 51, 4215 Armstrong St., San Angelo, Texas

Jacob V. Gardea, 18, 110 Starlight #113, Ruidoso, N.M.

Efrene Gonzales, Blk 7 Lot 2 Rancho Ruidoso, Alto, N.M. (two warrants)

Alex Lujan, 41, 110 Sierra #15, Ruidoso Downs, N.M.

Jesus M. Manquero, 44, 1920 Lee Elder, El Paso, Texas

Javier Marrufo, 44, 100 Monica’s Court #5, Ruidoso, N.M.

Carlos Meza III, 25, 160A Upper Terrace, Ruidoso N.M.

Danielle C. Payne, 23, 10943 Aubura, Midland, Texas

Anthony J. Rocha, 30, 7 Cochise Dr., Mescalero, N.M.

William E. Rodkey, 44, 123 Moccasin Trail, Ruidoso, N.M.

Rufino Torres, 21, 714 Post Ave. Trlr #19, Alamogordo, N.M.

Carrizozo Magistrate Court recent cases (posted July 7, 2010)

Escapee to stand trial

Randy Lovitt, through attorney Todd Holmes, waived the right to a preliminary hearing in Magistrate Court June 30, and Judge Martha Proctor bound him over to District Court to stand trial on a charge of escape. Lovitt is charged with escaping from the Lincoln County Detention Center April 19, 2010.  Lovitt escaped from the jail by pushing past a food delivery driver as he entered the jail’s kitchen. He was captured in Alamogordo.

DWI No. 7

Daniel Jaramillo, through attorney Gary Mitchell, waived the right to a preliminary hearing in Magistrate Court June 29. Judge Martha Proctor bound Jaramillo over to District Court to stand trial on charges of driving while intoxicated, driving on a revoked or suspended license, open container and failure to maintain lane.  Jaramillo, of Roswell is charged with driving while intoxicated for the seventh or subsequent time. He was arrested June 17 and charged in a criminal complaint filed by Assistant District Attorney Elizabeth Williams.

Pay up

Sean Demiter pled no contest to charges of driving while intoxicated (3rd offense), driving on a suspended or revoked license, assault on a peace officer and concealing identity in a plea and disposition agreement reached by defense attorney Mandy Denson and Assistant District Attorney Elizabeth Williams in court June 29. Under the agreement, the State dismissed charges of abandonment or abuse of a child, DWI 4th, no license plate light and theft of identity. As per the agreement, Judge Martha Proctor sentenced Demiter to 364 days in jail on three of the counts, 182 days in jail on the fourth count. Demiter is to serve a total of 364 days in jail and pay a total of $2,404 in fines and court costs. Proctor also sentenced him to 364 days of unsupervised probation at the end of his jail time.

DWI plea

Robert Morales pled no contest to a charge of driving while intoxicated in a plea and disposition agreement reached by defense attorney Henry Baca and Assistant District Attorney Elizabeth Williams in court June 29. Under the agreement, the State amended the DWI charge from aggravated to simple and dismissed a charge of failure to stop at a stop sign. As per the agreement, Judge Martha Proctor sentenced Morales to 90 days in jail, with 89 days suspended and credit for one day served, and fined him $500. Proctor also ordered Morales to pay $221 in court costs and placed him on 364 days of supervised probation.

DWI, again

Robert Herrera pled no contest to a charge of aggravated driving while intoxicated, 2nd offense, in a plea and disposition agreement reached by defense attorney Mandy Denson and Assistant District Attorney Elizabeth Williams June 29. Under the agreement, the State dismissed charges of roadways laned for traffic and open container and Judge Martha Proctor sentenced Herrera to 364 days in jail, with 355 suspended and credit for nine days served, and a $1,000 fine, with $500 suspended. Proctor also ordered Herrera to pay $221 in court costs and placed him on five years supervised probation.

Nothing dropped

Tanner McGarvey waived his right to legal representation, represented himself and pled no contest to charges of driving while intoxicated (1st offense(, signal by device and speeding (47mph in a 40 mph zone) in court June 29. Judge Martha Proctor sentenced McGarvey to 90 days in jail, with 89 days suspended and credit for one day served,  for the DWI, along with a $500 fine, with $200 suspended, and fined him $25 for the other two charges. The total fines and fees Proctor ordered McGarvey to pay was $643. Proctor also placed McGarvey on 364 days supervised probation.

 

Carrizozo Magistrate Court warrants (posted July 7, 2010)

Issued June 30-July 6

Timothy W. Hayes, 32, 516 N. Loop 250 W. #904, Midland, Texas

Irvin L. Sanchez, 59, 3 Day School Road, Santa Ana Pueblo, Bernalillo, N.M.

 

Ruidoso Police Reports for July 6 (posted July 7, 2010)

Crime club

Officer Chris Bryant responded to the 500 block of 5th Street for a report of breaking and entering. Bryant reports there were kids activity books, plastic BB’s small cars, candy trash and miscellaneous snacks. Bryant said it appeared that children had been using the home as a clubhouse.

BP again?

Officer Eric Ament responded to Cattle Baron at 11:12 a.m., July 1 for a report of vandalism. Ament reports that someone apparently poured a large amount of motor oil into the pool behind the restaurant, causing it to circulate through the waterfall. The oil caused, according to Ament’s report, extensive damage to the filtration system and water pumps.

Dog bites woman

Officer Tyrel Tyson responded to the 100 block of Mechem Drive for a report of an animal bite. Tyson reports the victim said they were crossing the street at Mechem and Marie when two dogs came running from cabin #5 at Tee Pee Cabins and one of the dogs bit her on the lower abdomen. Tyson reported finding the dog and citing its owner, Kimberly Starnes, into Municipal Court for animal at large.

Officer Larry Smith responded to the Chartreuse Moose July 3 for a report of a larceny. The owner reported the bank bag, containing about $1,000 was missing when she arrived that morning. She observed a male and female leaving the business by the back door. She did not recognize the couple.

Dog bites dog

Animal Control Officer Christopher Eisenburg responded to a report of a vicious animal at 108 Encanto June 30. Eisenburg reports a Pit Bull and a Golden Retriever allegedly attacked a Chihuahua and bit it on the hind leg. Eisenburg reports that he located the dogs behind the house and they charged him when he approached. He captured the dogs and took them to the Humane Society Shelter. On July 1, Barbara Enos reported the dogs missing. Eisenburg explained the dogs were in quarantine for attacking another dog and issued Enos a non-traffic citation for dog at large. The owner of the dog that was attacked reported it was just a scratch and she did not want any compensation, she just wanted the dog to be secured.

Lock broken

Officer Larry Smith responded to Pikes Peak Road at 12:47 p.m., June 29 for a report of criminal damage to property. Someone broke a lock on a Village of Ruidoso storage building, but apparently did not enter the building or take anything.

 

Ruidoso Magistrate Court cases (posted July 3, 2010)

Domestic violence case

Baldemar Martinez pled guilty to charges of aggravated battery against a household member and attempted aggravated battery with a deadly weapon under a plea and disposition agreement reached by Public Defender Mandy Denson and Assistant District Attorney Joanna Zimmerman in court June 25. Under the agreement, the State dismissed a charge of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and Judge Lorena LaMay sentenced Martinez to 364 days in jail, with 354 days suspended, on each of the charges and 10 days to be served consecutively on each count. The agreement also called for Martinez to pay $3,000 in restitution by July 25, 2010 and a $200 fine on each count. With court costs, LaMay ordered Martinez to pay a total of $526 and placed him on supervised probation for a total of 708 days. LaMay also ordered Martinez to not have any contact with the victims.

No license or insurance

Lacy Brazel waived the right to legal representation and pled no contest to charges of driver must be licensed and no insurance in court June 23. A charge of driving on a revoked or suspended license was dismissed. Judge Lorena LaMay sentenced Brazel to 90 days in jail, suspended, on each count and a $50 fine for each count. LaMay also placed Brazel on 90 days unsupervised probation and ordered Brazel to pay $142 in court costs.

No license

Johanna Palma pled no contest to a charge of driver must be licensed under a plea and disposition agreement reached by defense attorney Mandy Denson and Assistant District Attorney Libby Williams in court June 16. Under the agreement, the State dismissed charges of driving on a revoked or suspended license and speeding (60 in a 45) and Judge Lorena LaMay sentenced Palma to 90 days in jail, deferred, with 90 days unsupervised probation and a $300 fine, with $250 suspended. LaMay also ordered Palma to pay $73 in court costs.

No license

A.J. Seidel pled no contest to a charge of driver must be licensed under a plea and disposition agreement reached by defense attorney Mandy Denson and Assistant District Attorney Libby Williams in court June 16. Under the agreement, the State dismissed a charge of driving on a revoked license and Judge Lorena LaMay sentenced Seidel to 90 days in jail, deferred, with 90 days unsupervised probation and a $300 fine, with $250 suspended. LaMay also ordered Seidel to pay $73 in court costs.

No license

Warren Marker pled no contest to charge of driver must be licensed under a plea and disposition agreement reached by defense attorney Mandy Denson and Assistant District Attorney Libby Williams in court June 16. Under the agreement, the State dismissed a charge of driving on a revoked license and Judge Lorena LaMay sentenced Marker to 90 days in jail, deferred, with 90 days unsupervised probation and a $300 fine, with $200 suspended. LaMay also ordered Marker to pay $73 in court costs.

Possession

Travis Horst pled no contest to a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia in court June 16. Judge Lorena LaMay sentenced Horst to 364 days in jail, suspended, with 364 days of supervised probation and a $50 fine. Horst probation is to run concurrent with his current probation. LaMay ordered Horst to pay $148 in court costs.

 

Carrizozo Magistrate Court case (posted July 3, 2010)

Second DWI

Robert Herrera pled no contest to a charge of driving while intoxicated, second offense, aggravated, in court June 29, under a plea and disposition agreement reached by defense attorney Mandy Denson and Assistant District Attorney Elizabeth Williams. Under the agreement, the State dismissed charges of roadways laned for traffic and open container and Judge Martha Proctor sentenced Herrera to 364 days in jail, with 355 suspended and credit for one day served and a $1,000 fine, with $500 suspended. Proctor ordered Herrera to pay $221 is court costs and placed him on five years supervised probation.

First DWI

Jennifer Stefani pled no contest to a charge of driving while intoxicated, first offense, in court June 29, under a plea and disposition agreement reached by defense attorney Mandy Denson and Assistant District Attorney Elizabeth Williams. Under the agreement, the State dismissed a charge of roadways laned for traffic and Judge Martha Proctor sentenced Stefani to 90 days in jail, with 89 days suspended and credit for one day served, and a $500 fine, with $100 suspended. Proctor also ordered Stefani to pay $221 in court costs and placed her on 364 days supervised probation.

Simple DWI

Jose Onsurez pled no contest to charges of driving while intoxicated, simple, and driver must be licensed in court June 29, under a plea and disposition agreement reached by defense attorney Mandy Denson and Assistant District Attorney Elizabeth Williams. Under the agreement, the State dismissed a charge of driving on a divided highway and Judge Martha Proctor sentenced Onsurez to 90 days in jail, suspended on each of the charges and a $500 fine, with $100 suspended on the DWI and a $300 fine, with $200 suspended, on the driving without a license. Proctor also ordered Onsurez to pay $282 in court costs and placed him on supervised probation for 364 days.

DWI dismissed

John Puente pled no contest to charges of careless driving and driver must be licensed in court June 28, under a plea and disposition agreement reached by defense attorney Mandy Denson and Assistant District Attorney Elizabeth Williams. Under the agreement, the State dismissed a charge of aggravated driving while intoxicated. Under the agreement, Judge Martha Proctor sentenced Puente to 90 days in jail, suspended, for each of the charges and a $300 fine on each of the charges, with $200 suspended on the careless driving fine and $250 suspended on the driving without a license charge, for a total of $150 in fines. Proctor also ordered Puente to pay $142 in court costs and ordered him to serve $180 days of unsupervised probation.

 

Ruidoso Magistrate Court warrants (posted July 3, 2010)

Issued June 28-July 2

Robert Childs, 37, 103 Raymond Buckner, Ruidoso, N.M.

Abraham DeLacueva, 23, 619 Del Norte, Ruidoso, N.M.

William E. Rodkey, 45, 123 Moccasin Trail, Ruidoso, N.M.

 

Carrizozo Magistrate Court warrants (posted July 3, 2010)

Warrant issued June 23-29

Francis J. Blake, 29, 103 Moskean, Mescalero, N.M.

Jorge Diaz, 44, 960 Warwick, El Paso, Texas

Chris Duran, 32, 1518 Ohio, Alamogordo, N.M.

Deborah M. Ewert, 51, P.O. Box 642, Capitan, N.M.

Daniel V. Garcia, 32, 123 Bonanza, Ruidoso, N.M.

Gene Gutierrez, 43, 38 Conde, Roswell, N.M.

Brittany Haak, 24, P.O. Box 354, Alto, N.M.

Donna M. Hunter, 24, 116 Apple Blossom Dr. Space 3, Ruidoso Downs, N.M.

Tenya J. Lester, 35, 99 Penn Scott Dr. Mescalero, N.M.

Emilio Lucero, 44, 610 Hwy. 70 West, Ruidoso, N.M.

Kelly M. Parrish, 43, 508 Sudderth Drive, Ruidoso, N.M.

Morris L. Sterns, 48, 4424 Baseline Road Apt 1046, Phoenix, Ariz.

Haylei Wallace, 19, 152 Meander, Ruidoso, N.M.

Derek West, 21, 443 Smokey Bear Blvd., Capitan, N.M.

Ruidoso Officer involved in crash (posted July 2, 2010)

Ruidoso Police Officer Jamie Urban was involved in a vehicle crash just after 2:00 a.m., June 26.

Urban was transporting a prisoner to Lincoln County Detention Center when he struck an elk, just outside Nogal.

Urban said the elk cow ran in front of his police unit and he was unable to avoid striking the animal.

Emergency Medical personnel responded and examined both Urban and the prisoner. Urban suffered minor injuries and was treated and released from Lincoln County Medical Center.

The prisoner reported being uninjured. Another officer responded to the scene and completed the transfer of the prisoner to LCDC.

The police unit received major front end damage and was towed from the scene.

Both occupants were wearing seat belts at the time of the crash. New Mexico State Police are investigating the crash.

 

Ruidoso Police reports from July 1 (posted July 2, 2010)

Writing on the wall

Officer Steve Corbin reported finding graffiti on the north side of the Beall’s Department store at 12:44 a.m., July 1, while on patrol. Corbin reported the graffiti appears to be gang related.

Pack the beer back

Officer Matt Christian reports responding to a call to La Quinta Inn in Ruidoso Downs in reference to someone stealing a back pack containing beer from a woman in the front of the motel.  Christian reports the dispatch came from Ruidoso Police Department and he responded because he was nearby assisting Ruidoso Downs Police on another call. When Christian arrived, the victim pointed him to a man across the street in the Denny’s parking lot. Christian reportedly yelled at the man to come back to the motel. The man reportedly ducked down behind some bushes, began to place the backpack on the ground, then stopped and placed the backpack on his back. Then he began to run west through the Denny’s parking lot toward a wooded area to the West. Christian gave chase and caught Kenneth Kauley, 38, reportedly homeless, in the wooded area and arrested him for resisting, evading or obstructing an officer. Christian returned the backpack and beer to the victim, who declined to prosecute Kauley. Christian reports that he later discovered a warrant for Kauley’s arrest from Ruidoso Downs for concealing identity. Christian booked Kauley and he was transported to Lincoln County Detention Center.

You are so fired

Corporal Aaron Frost took a report at the Ruidoso Police Department June 27, from a supervisor at Sonic who reported being harassed by a former employee. Frost located the former employee, who admitted being angry over being terminated and leaving a message on the supervisor’s phone, but said he had gotten over being mad. Frost reports informing the man of the laws on harassment and the consequences.

Just a fight

Officers responded to 138 Paradise Canyon June 7 for a report of a domestic dispute. Officer Jon Lund requested an ambulance to transport a female to the hospital. Because her story changed several times during the interviews and the male allegedly involved was not cooperative, there were no charges filed, yet.

Socks?

Officer Tyrel Tyson responded to a report of a burglary in the 100 block of San Juan Road at 7:57 p.m., June 26. The victims reported that someone broke into the home and stole a purse and a new pair of socks.

 

District Court recent cases (posted June 30, 2010)

Not guilty finding

On June 23 a jury found Angel M. Saenz not guilty of abuse of a child, reckless driving and violation of an order of protection. Saenz was charged with violating an order of protection on April 5, 2009, when Ruidoso Police responded to a report of Saenz ramming the vehicle of the mother of his child with his vehicle while she and another woman were in the vehicle he rammed and his three year old daughter was in his vehicle. Saenz was again charged with violating a protection order for allegedly calling the mother of his son at work, in violation of the order of protection, June 12, 2009. On May 4, 2010, a criminal complaint was filed against Saenz alleging abuse of a child, aggravated battery against a household member, aggravated assault against a household member (with intent to commit a felony), false imprisonment, interfering with communications and false imprisonment.

Payment plan

Lisa D. Baker appeared in court June 18, for imposition of sentence. Baker pled no contest to charges of embezzlement of over $20,000 under a plea and disposition agreement made by defense attorney Todd Holmes and Deputy District Attorney Reed Thompson, May 7. Under the agreement, Judge Karen Parsons sentenced Baker to nine years in prison and suspended all but 364 days of the sentence and placed Baker on five year of supervised probation. Parsons also ordered that Baker be allowed work release to earn monies to pay restitution of $114,000 to Flying W Diamond Ranch. Baker, a book keeper for the Ranch, illegally transferred the money from the Ranch account to her personal account between August 2008 and August 2009.

Probation revoked

Judge Karen Parsons revoked the probation of Christopher L. Hirrill June 3, after Hirrill pled no contest to the charge. Parsons gave Hirrill credit for time served and placed him on a new five year probation period. Hirrill tested positive for aphetamines and methamphetamines March 19. Hirrill pled no contest to a charge of aggravated burglary (armed after entry) Feb. 18, 2008 and sentenced to a nine year suspended sentence.

DWI plea

Jose Resendez, 67, changed his plea to no contest June 1, to charges of driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs (1st offense), and driving while license suspended under a plea and disposition agreement reached by defense attorney Mandy Denson and Assistant District Attorney Elizabeth Williams. Under the agreement, the State dismissed charges of no proof of insurance and failure to signal. Under the agreement Judge Karen Parsons sentenced Resendez to 90 days in jail and a $500  fine for count one and 364 days in jail and a $300 fine for count 2, credited Resendez for time served from Aug. 15,2009 through Nov. 6, 2009 and Jan. 28, 2010 and June 1, 2010, for a total of 209 days served, and suspended the remaining jail time and the $500 fine. Parsons also ordered Resendez to serve 364 days of supervised probation and to pay $272 in court costs. Ruidoso Police Officer David Gallegos arrested Resendez August 15, 2008 when he responded to a report of a possible drunk motorist weaving all over the road.

Don’t means do

Edwardo Laera-Belador, 21, appeared in court May 28 for a change of plea and sentencing. Laera-Belador pled no contest to a charge of possession of a controlled substance, cocaine. Under the agreement, Judge Karen Parsons sentenced Laera Balador to 18 months in prison, suspended, with 18 months supervised probation. Ruidoso Police Sergeant Joel Martin arrested Laera-Belador after a traffic stop for speeding on Highway 70 Feb. 10, 2010, in which Laera-Belador was a passenger in the vehicle stopped. The driver reportedly told Martin Laera-Belador was his brother and in the country legally, so he shouldn’t call the Border Patrol. Martin reported taking this to mean Laera-Belador was not in the country legally and he should contact the border patrol. Martin reported Laera-Belador had no identification on him and at the Ruidoso Police Department Martin found white powder on two dollar bills in Laera-Belador’s property. The substance tested positive for cocaine.

B&E plea

Abelardo Lerma, 49, pled no contest to a charge of breaking and entering, May 28, under a plea and disposition agreement reached by defense attorney Mandy Denson and Deputy District Attorney Reed Thompson. Under the agreement, the State dismissed a charge of child abuse. Under the terms of the agreement, Judge Karen Parsons sentenced Lerma to 364 days in jail, suspended, with 364 days of supervised probation. Parsons gave Lerma credit for time served from Dec. 11, 2009 to May 28, 2010.

Attempted repayment

Sheridan Glen Davis, 49, appeared in court May 27 for a change of plea hearing and pled no contest to an amended charge of fraudulently obtaining a motor vehicle, attempted. Under the agreement, the State amended the charge of fraudulently obtaining a motor vehicle, a felony, to attempted, a misdemeanor. Under the agreement, Judge Karen Parsons sentenced Davis to 364 days in jail, suspended, with 364 days of supervised probation. Parsons also ordered Davis to pay $1,753.08 to State Farm Insurance Company. Davis received credit for incarceration from Nov. 12, 2009 to May 27, 2010.

 

Ruidoso Police Reports from June 29 (posted June 30, 2010)    

Door buster

On June 28, Officer James Urban responded to a report of a burglary in the 200 block of Country Club Drive. Someone reportedly broke the front door of the residence between June 20 and June 28. The estimated value of the door is $500.

Three generations

On June 25, Officer James Urban took a report of a burglary and larceny from a woman who accused her daughter of breaking in to her mother’s house and breaking or stealing several items between June 23 and 26. The daughter denied any involvement and agreed to come to the PD to talk about the incident, then refused to talk without her lawyer present once she arrived at the PD.

 

Divorces granted recently (posted June 30, 2010)  

Judge Karen Parsons granted the following divorces

(Petitioner, respondent, date)

Jennifer Nicole Permuy, Edward Valentine Permuy, Jr., June 24

Claire Lee Martinez, David J. Martinez, June 24.

 

Ruidoso Police reports from June 28 (posted June 29, 2010)  

Dog fight

Corporal Aaron Frost responded to a report of domestic incident in the 500 block of Carrizo Canyon Road at 4:36 p.m., June 27. Frost reports Dispatch advised a young subject was on the 911 line reporting a man “bet up his mother.” Frost reports arriving at the scene to find several subjects standing in the parking lot and a woman crying and visibly upset. The woman’s father was comforting her. The victim stated she did not know the subject that assaulted her. She said he approached her while she was still in her automobile when she arrived at the property, seemingly upset and ranting about the welfare of the victim’s family dog, a seventeen year old canine. The old dog reportedly has trouble getting around. The woman’s mother arrived and pulled into the parking lot and the man reportedly started in on her about the dog, demanding to see the dog’s food dish. The daughter wrote down the man’s license number. The man then reportedly took her notebook away from her and allegedly took the woman to the ground. The mother intervened and the three fought. Officers located the suspect near Canyon Creek Lodge and brought him back to the location of the assault. Salvatore Delguadio, 66, reportedly said he was tired of seeing the dog neglected and was only acting in good faith when he approached the victim. He contended that the women attacked him first. He did admit he got upset when he saw the young woman writing down his license number but that he only grabbed the notebook from her hand and that was when he got punched. Frost reported Delguadio had a scratch on his forearm and a bruise under his left eye. The daughter had a significant scratch on the inside of her left wrist, scratches on her left knuckles a bruise on her right and left elbow area and a significant scratch or red mark on the right torso area. Frost cited Delguadio into Magistrate Court on two charges of battery.

Small crime

Officer Chris Bryant responded to a dispatch to 200 Gavilan Canyon Road in reference to a breaking an entering and criminal damage to property to a small travel trailer being used for storage. The victim reported that he noticed several of his tomatoes, which were growing next to the trailer, had been chopped and were missing. He then noticed a trailer tail light broken and the roof hatch broken. Someone had entered the trailer and ransacked the inside. Bryant reports it had to be a small person or child to enter through the roof hatch.

Tooth fairy

Sergeant Jonas Proctor and Officer Tyrel Tyson responded to a report of a violent domestic and arrested Sherman Trujillo, 28, for aggravated battery on a household member, at 11:05 p.m., June 25. The victim had called 911 from Walgreen’s and Tyson reported to Proctor that she had a laceration on her left forearm and was missing two lower teeth as a result of the battery.

Broken door

Corporal Lawrence Chaves responded to 103 Nogal Place June 24, for a report of a broken glass door. The victim stated she had hired a company called APS to clean her carpets and the manager of the company had picked up the keys to her house from her at work and returned the keys, saying the job was done. She arrived home to find the broken door and suspected APS had broken the door. Nothing was reportedly missing from the house. She said she was stopping payment on the check she had written to APS. Chaves reports that he was unable to contact APS.

Him again?

Sergeant Joel Martin reports that while he and officer Sal Beltran were making a traffic stop in the 2000 block of Sudderth at 11:43 a.m., June 24, David Warner rode by on his motorcycle, removed his right hand from the throttle, reached across his body and made a rude gesture toward Martin. Martin states that Warner’s attention should have been focused on operating the motor vehicle. Martin located Warner’s motorcycle at O’Reilly auto parts at 11:52 hours and contacted Warner inside the store. Martin reportedly asked Warner to step outside and explained the reason for contacting him. Martin reports asking Warner for his license, registration and insurance. Warner reportedly told Martin he could get the registration information from his license plate and he did not have it in paper form. Warner reportedly told Martin he did not have insurance. He did give Martin his license. Martin issued Warner a citation for careless driving and no insurance. Warner refused to sign the citation and Martin arrested him for refusing to sign. Because Warner was uncooperative and refused to submit to fingerprints and photographs, Martin also charged him with resisting, obstructing or evading a police officer.

Document missing

Officer Sal Beltran responded to a report of possible identity theft on June 23. The victim said an important letter from the IRS, which contained her social security number, was missing. She reportedly suspected a lady that helped her cleaning lady of taking the letter with the intent of stealing her identity.

Plate missing

Officer Larry Smith responded to 1085 Mechem June 21 for a report of a license plate stolen from a vehicle. The victim reported just noticing the plate missing. Smith advised her to go to DMV and get the plate replaced.

Fostering trouble

On June 21 Officer Jon Lund responded to a report of an abandoned baby. The reporting party, the foster mother of the accused, reported she was watching the baby while the mother checked the mail. She was reportedly took several minutes longer than she should have, so the foster mother called police. The reports of how long the mother was gone vary from 15 to 45 minutes. Lund contacted CYFD and left the baby with its mother. CYFD reportedly said they would attempt to find another foster home for the mother and baby.

Troubled tourist

Officer Larry Smith, responding to a violent domestic call, chased a suspect into a business in the 1500 block of Sudderth at 1:36 p.m., June 20 and found him hiding in the store room behind some mattresses. Smith arrested Aurelius M Houston, 26, of Clovis on charges of battery on a household member and resisting, obstructing or evading an officer. The victim reported that Houston slapped her across the face and choked her. He told her to leave and she asked a bystander to call the police. They were in the park on Robin Road when the first assault happened, they left the park and Houston allegedly punched her in the chest and choked her again for being disrespectful. Houston was reportedly on probation from Curry County.

Batteries missing

Three vehicle batteries were reportedly stolen from Ruidoso Solid Waste Department vehicles at 107 Close Road, June 14. The vehicle had not been driven since June 7.

Officer David Gallegos responded to 113 Wilshire Road June 17 for a report of damage to a hot tub. Gallegos reports the hot tub had been emptied and moved a couple of feet, causing cracks to its casing. There was reportedly $750 worth of damage to the $6,000 tub.

 

Time extended to claim property  (posted June 26, 2010)  

Victims of the string of home burglaries that hit Ruidoso and Lincoln County, have been given extra time to claim their items.

Because of the 4th of July holidays, the police have extended the time to view and claim the stolen property through July 15.

Capitan Police Chief Randy Spear has sent letters to the victims, requesting they contact him at 575-937-1125 to recover their property.

The following residences have been identified as victims of the burglaries:

Lincoln County:

114 Neil

602 Sun Valley

130 El Centro

116 Tobaggon

196 Musketball

163 Musketball

107 Musketball

124 Spring Canyon

106 Cedar Creek

112 Cedar Creek

??? Cochise

142 Meander

113 Deborg

Rainmaker Maintenance Area

Village of Capitan

130 Pinehurst

133 West Lobo

216 Long Road

100 Lonesome Pine

129 Short Drive

137 Short Drive

Village of Ruidoso

142 Mt. Blanc

123 Mt. Blanc

125 Mt. Blanc

127 Mt. Blanc

102 Spruce

110 Davis

158 Yellow Pine

132 Yellow Pine

118 Maple

230 Hemlock

109 Main Road

749-B Main Road

300 block of Wingfield (identified during interview)

615 Wingfield

211 Lookout

409 Paradise Canyon

107 Dogwood

310 Barcus

103 Monica Court

158 Apache Hills Drive

156 Apache Hills Drive

154 Apache Hills Drive

152 Apache Hills Drive

150 Apache Hills Drive

309 LL Davis

City of Ruidoso Downs

Ruidoso Downs Maintenance Garage

 

Ruidoso Magistrate Court warrants (posted June 26, 2010)

Issued June 24-25

Tobby Anderson, 30, 822 Travis Ct., Alamogordo, N.M.

Nancy C. Arellano, 23, 802 Brooks Drive, Midland, Texas

Richard F. Benavides, 39, 110 Sierra Lane #15, Ruidoso Downs, N.M.

Federico Cabazos, 26, no address listed

Chase P. Carver, 18, 510 High Mesa, Alto, N.M.

Armando Escobar, 41, 950 Graham, Las Cruces, N.M.

Justin Fiveash, 23, 1319 Reblita Vista, Radium Springs, N.M.

Jesus R. Gandarilla, 20, 723 Turkey Canyon Road, Ruidoso Downs, N.M.

Greg N. hanson, 48, 49 Chalk Bluff Road, Artesia, N.M.

Peter Harrod, 18, 205 Eagle Creek, Ruidoso, N.M.

Sybil Herrera, 26, Box 684, Mescalero, N.M.

Efrain Hidalgo-Garcia, 344 River Lane, Ruidoso Downs, N.M.

Christel M. Hugar, 29, 103 Chino Ct., Mescalero, N.M.

Gina Jacobo, 41, no address listed

Kenneth Kauley, 38, P.O. Box 710, Mescalero, N.M.

Michael J. Luevano, 38, 1523 N. Union, Roswell, N.M.

Florence Morgan, 31, P.O. Box 362, Mescalero, N.M.

Cory Olivas, 18, 207 Carters Lane, Ruidoso, N.M.

Patrick A. Placentia, 40, 210 S. Parnell, Ruidoso Downs, N.M.

Heber Ramos, 25, 1907 Bisbee, El Paso, Texas

Ramon Renteria, 41, 2201 Federal, El Paso, Texas

Veronica C. Sanchez, 35, 1608 69th St., Lubbock, Texas

Deward Shetter, 41, 233 Fir, Ruidoso, N.M. (two warrants)

Julianna R. Venego, 24, 1008 White Tail, Mescalero, N.M.

Kristen D. Wade, 36, 111 Corral, Ruidoso Downs, N.M.

Derek P. West, 435 W. 4th Street, Capitan, N.M.

 

Dubay bond over (posted June 26, 2010)  

In Carrizozo Magistrate Court June 15, Judge Martha Proctor signed the order binding Christopher A. Dubay over to District Court, to stand trial on charges of battery on a peace officer (Detention Officer) and criminal damage to property.

Deputy Sheriff Pat Montes charged Dubay for assaulting a Detention Officer at the Lincoln County Detention Center May 20, 2010 and pulling a surveillance camera off the wall in the medical unit of the jail. 

Defense attorney Gary Mitchell waived the preliminary hearing on the charges.

 

Carrizozo Magistrate Court warrants (posted June 26, 2010)

Issued June 16-22

Emilio A. Baldonado, 32, 4441 Calle Turquesa, Santa Fe, N.M.

Jason Davis, 33, 86 North Rim Road, Ransom Canyon, Texas

Andrew G. Dominguez, 28, 1514 N. Greenwood, Roswell, N.M.

Cassidy A. Hughes, 23, 5409 A Jarvis Street, Lubbock, Texas

Christopher M. Janicki, 39, 9532 Bellis, El Paso, Texas

Bobby S. Morgan, 43, 240 Chatto Drive, Mescalero, N.M.

Lane R. Pesewonit, 19, 25135 Highway 70, Mescalero, N.M.

Jorge Pina, 31, 926 Kenton St., Aurora, Colo.

David Robinson, 47, 56 Arrowhead Tr., Tijeras, N.M.

Jonathan Sanchez, 23, 1366 Adabel, El Paso, Texas

Thomas Ward, 54, P.O. Box 386, Carrizozo, N.M.

 

Counterfeiting suspect in jail (posted June 24, 2010)

Ruidoso Police were notified Tuesday, June 22 that Albuquerque Police had arrested  Jennifer Madrid, 38, one of their suspects in a case involving counterfeit $20 bills.

The counterfeit bills began appearing in Oct., 2009 with seven cases reported in Ruidoso and one in Ruidoso Downs.

Ruidoso Police investigated and issued warrants for Madrid, who was living on Wingfield Drive. She apparently left town.

Albuquerque Police arrested Madrid on an outstanding warrant.

In Ruidoso, she faces four counts of forgery and two counts of conspiracy.  

 

Ruidoso Police reports June 23 (Caution: contains adult language) (posted June 24, 2010)

Theft and damage

Officer Josh Snodgrass responded to a report of a burglary at 134 Squaw Trail June 22. The victim reported that someone had broken in to the house and stolen firearms from his gun cabinet as well as a television, surround sound system, DVD player and a Dish network DVR. There was also damage to property, including damage to a 2006 motorcycle. Snodgrass reports that it appeared to him that someone was more interested in destroying items than taking them.

Mexican Mafia? Federal Agent? Punching bag?

Corporal Lawrence Chavez, officers Glen Koshinski, Tillman Freeman and Matt Christian responded to a report of a fight at The Quarters at 12:38 a.m., June 20. The security personnel had separated the combatants and escorted them from the lounge when police arrived. Christian reports only one man seem to have any injuries. That man said he was “Mexican Mafia” and he was going to have them all killed. When one of the other men made a comment, this man reportedly jumped to his feet and pushed Koshinski. Chavez placed him in handcuffs and advised him he wasn’t under arrest, just in handcuffs for everyone’s protection. Christian said the man then pulled him aside and said he wanted to file charges against one of the other men. Christian told him he wasn’t going to charge anyone until he had a chance to review the tape from inside the lounge to determine who did what. The man reportedly leaned in toward Christian and said, “You better or I’ll hunt your fucking ass down.” Christian reports escorting the man to the parking lot, where he told him not to threaten him. Christian then walked the man off the property and advised him to walk home. Chavez and Christian walked behind him most of the way to his residence to make sure he didn’t have any further confrontations. Shortly after the officers cleared the scene, the man called 911, demanding an officer respond to his residence. Chavez and Christian responded and again spoke to the man. He demanded again, that an arrest be made. Christian reportedly explained to him again that nothing would be filed until he had reviewed the tape. At 4:26 a.m., the man walked into the police department, requesting to file charges on Corporal Chavez, stating Corporal Chavez had threatened him in the parking lot. Christian notes that perhaps the man thought his name was Chavez. Because the man didn’t want to speak to a Ruidoso Police Officer, Ruidoso Downs Police officer Alex Valenzuela responded to speak to him. The man reportedly told Valenzuela he was a Federal Agent and wanted Corporal Chavez and Christian striped of their commissions immediately. Valenzuela reportedly advised the man of the common procedure for filing a complaint against an officer and gave him a ride to his residence.

Don’t dis the daughter

Officers Josh Snodgrass and Larry Smith responded to Eagle Creek Sports Complex at 7:50 p.m., June 19 for a report of a fight in progress. After obtaining witness statements and talking to the two women involved, the officers cited both parties into Magistrate Court. Snodgrass cited Tressa Ramos, 57, of Ruidoso Downs, Presilla Cortez, 24, for battery and aggravated battery. Both women had reportedly been drinking beer most of the day. Ramos stated that she got into a fight with Cortez because Cortez had been “talking shit” about her daughters most of the day. A witness confirmed this. Ramos allegedly hit Cortez with a beer bottle and Cortez had to be treated at Lincoln County Medical Center.

Both cited

Sergeant Jonas W. Proctor, Officers Lance Ledford and Steve Corbin responded to a report of a domestic incident at 2:03 a.m., June 19, at 615 Highway 70. Ledford reports he interviewed the male subject and Proctor and Corbin interviewed the female. After interviewing both, the officers agreed that they were unable to determine who was the original aggressor, so they cited Anthony Levelle, 27, and Juana Ramos, 23, for battery against a household member. They were advised to separate for the evening.

Stop it

Officer Josh Snodgrass arrested Rodolfo Morales, 57, on charges of battery against a household member, reckless driving failure to render aid and accidents involving death or personal injury, June 18. Snodgrass reports responding to Walgreen’s for a report of a woman being dumped or pushed from a moving vehicle. The victim suffered bruised knees, elbows, nose, both feet and palms of the hands. She also reportedly had tire tread marks across her upper and lower right arm consistent with being ran over by a car. Snodgrass reports the victim said she got in an argument with Morales and tried to get out of the vehicle through the passenger window. Morales said he stopped the car and she got out. He also reportedly said he had drank six beers before the incident.

You could get shot

Officer Steve Corbin responded to a report of an attempted burglary at 3:07 a.m., June 18. The victim reported being awakened by the sound of someone attempting to enter a window of the home. The victim reportedly told Corbin she armed herself and approached the window. The suspect fled.

Bully dogs

Corporal Aaron Frost responded to a report of a vicious animal at 315 South Evergreen at 6:54 p.m., June 17. Frost reports the victim was a white dog with brown markings that had blood on the left neck area and left ear.  The suspect dogs were located on South Hickory and the case was forwarded to Animal Control for investigation and possible action.

Wife accused

On June 17 a victim came to the Ruidoso Police Department to report that he suspected his estranged wife of stealing cameras and other equipment from his car. The pawn shops were alerted to be on the look out for the equipment.

You ain’t home, dude

Officer Lance Ledford arrested Zachary Cleveland, 18, for being a minor in possession of alcohol after responding to a call on Gavilan Canyon for a disorderly subject trying to get into the residence and finding Cleveland asleep on the front porch. Cleveland reportedly did not know where he was and smelled of alcohol. Ledford reports that Cleveland giggled throughout the booking process.

Needs change

Officer James Urban responded to a reported larceny at 5:10 p.m., June 13, in the 100 block of Spruce Drive. The victim reported that she thought her son, whom she said is a drug addict, broke into her house and stole at least $400 in change and dollar bills from her bedroom and from her youngest son’s piggy bank. The case remains open and under investigation.

Bank withdrawal attempt

Officer James Urban reported getting called to Wells Fargo Bank for a report of someone attempting to pry the night deposit box from the wall of the bank June 15.

Violent domestic

Corporal Mike Weaver arrested Richard Barreras, 42, on two charges of false imprisonment, two charges of aggravated battery on a household member and one charge of assault against a household member June 13, after responding to a report of a violent domestic in the 600 block of Del Norte at 11:09 a.m., June 13. Weaver reports arriving at the residence to find the victim bleeding and in extreme pain. EMS arrived and transported the victim to Lincoln County Medical Center, where she spent a couple of nights in the Intensive Care Unit. Barreras turned himself in at the Police Department later that afternoon.

Buying or selling?

Officer Tyrel Tyson took a report of a larceny at the Police Department June 7, and filed a larceny charge. The victim reported that on Dec. 23, 2009 she let Stephanie McCall, 35, take two rings to show to another friend to decide which ring McCall would buy. McCall allegedly never returned the rings. Suspicious, the victim reportedly checked the pawn shops and found the rings at A-1 Pawn Shop. McCall is also accused of taking some loose diamonds from another victim and selling them to Johnston Jewelry. The rings and diamonds were recovered and Assistant District Attorney Joanna Zimmerman approved filing charges of 3rd degree felony receiving stolen property, three counts of receiving stolen property (3rd degree) and eight counts of receiving stolen property (misdemeanor). The  original victim also reported a $4500 bracelet missing, which was also found to have been allegedly pawned by McCall.

Buried the evidence

Animal Control officer Chris Eisenberg responded to 116 Birch Drive June 4 for a report of a dead cat. The victim reportedly said that someone had poisoned her cat and she had buried it in the back yard prior to calling animal control.

 

Ruidoso Magistrate Court recent cases (posted June 21, 2010)

Public affray

Michelle Pena pled no contest to charges of public affray and disorderly conduct under the terms of a plea and disposition agreement reached by Public Defender Todd Holmes and Assistant District Attorney Joanna Zimmerman June 10. Under the agreement, the State dismissed a charge of child abuse and Judge Lorena LaMay sentenced Pena to 182 days in jail, suspended, on each charge and placed Pena on 182 days of supervised probation for each count, to be served consecutively for a total of 364 days probation. LaMay also ordered Pena to pay $126 in court costs and have counseling with COPE.

Disorderly plea

Richard Girot pled no contest to a charge of disorderly conduct under the terms of a plea and disposition agreement reached by defense attorney Charles Hawthorne and Deputy District Attorney Reed Thompson. Under the agreement, the State dismissed a charge of resisting, evading or obstructing an officer and Judge Lorena LaMay sentenced Girot to 182 days in jail, suspended, with 182 of unsupervised probation and a $500 fine, suspended. LaMay ordered Girot to write a letter of apology to Ruidoso Police Corporal Mike Weaver within 30 days. LaMay also ordered Girot to pay $73 in court costs.

DWI, 1st offense

Paula Reel pled no contest to a charge of driving while intoxicated, 1st offense, under a plea and disposition agreement reached by defense attorney Freda McSwane and Assistant District Attorney Elizabeth Williams June 9. Under the agreement, Judge Lorena LaMay sentenced Reel to 90 days in jail, suspended, with one year supervised probation and a $500 fine, suspended. LaMay also ordered Reel to pay $221 in court costs and to install an ignition interlock on her vehicle for one year.

Suspended license

Simon Guerra pled guilty to a charge of driving while license suspended or revoked under a plea and disposition agreement reached by Public Defender Mandy Denson and Assistant District Attorney Libby Williams June 9. Under the agreement, the State dismissed charges of no insurance and expired registration and Judge Lorena LaMay sentenced Guerra to 364 days in jail, with 357 suspended and seven days to be served. LaMay also fined Guerra $1,000, with $700 suspended and placed him on 357 days supervised probation. LaMay also ordered Guerra to pay $81 in court costs.

No license

Melinda Villanueva pled no contest to a charge of driver must be licensed under a plea and disposition agreement reached by Public Defender Mandy Denson and Assistant District Attorney Libby Williams June 9. Under the agreement, the State dismissed a charge of driving while license suspended or revoked and Judge Lorena LaMay sentenced Villanueva to 90 days in jail, suspended, with 90 days unsupervised probation and a $300 fine, with $250 suspended. LaMay also ordered Villanueva to pay $81 in court costs.

No license or insurance

Christopher McAdams pled no contest to charges of driver must be licensed and no insurance under a plea and disposition agreement reached by Public Defender Mandy Denson and Assistant District Attorney Libby Williams June 9. Under the agreement, the State dismissed charges of driving while license suspended, no seat belt and no current registration. Under the agreement, Judge Lorena LaMay sentenced McAdams to 90 days in jail, suspended, with 90 days unsupervised probation and a $300 fine, with $250 suspended, on the charge of driver must be licensed and a $300 fine, with $250 suspended on the no insurance charge. LaMay also ordered McAdams to pay $142 in court costs.

Unlicensed driver

Desirae Northtrip pled no contest to a charge of driver must be licensed under a plea and disposition agreement reached by Public Defender Mandy Denson and Assistant District Attorney Libby Williams June 9. Under the agreement, the State dismissed a charge of driving while license suspended or revoked and Judge Lorena LaMay sentenced Northtrip to 90 days in jail, suspended, with 90 days unsupervised probation and fined her $300, with $250 suspended. La May also ordered Northtrip to pay $81 in court costs.

Guilty of everything

Guillermo Sosa waived the right to legal representation and appeared via video to plea guilty to charges of Driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs, 1st offense, careless driving, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia June 8. Judge Lorena LaMay sentenced Sosa to two concurrent 364 day jail sentences and two 90 day concurrent jail sentences, with all jail time suspended. LaMay also ordered Sosa to serve 364 days of supervised probation and to pay a total of $938 in fines and court costs.

No attorney, no contest

Robert Coleman waived the right to legal representation and appeared via video to plea no contest to a charge of resisting, evading or obstructing an officer June 7. Judge Lorena LaMay sentenced Coleman to 364 days in jail, suspended, and a $1,000 fine, with $900 suspended. LaMay ordered Coleman to spend 364 days on unsupervised probation and to pay $73 in court costs. LaMay also ordered Coleman to write a letter of apology within two weeks.

No attorney, no jury

Tyron Hoahwah waived the right to legal representation and the right to a jury trial to plea guilty to a charge of driving while license suspended or revoked June 7. Judge Lorena LaMay sentenced Hoahwah to 364 days in jail, with 357 suspended and seven days to be served in jail, a $1,000 fine, with $700 suspended and 357 days of supervised probation. LaMay also ordered Hoahwah to pay $81 in court costs.

Too young

Caleb Wilcox waived the right to legal representation and a jury trial, to plea no contest to a charge of minor in possession of alcohol June 7. Judge Lorena LaMay sentenced Wilcox to 364 days supervised probation, 30 hours of community service and a $100 fine. LaMay also ordered Wilcox to pay $73 in court costs.

Keep out

Colton Parker waived the right to legal representation and a jury trial, appearing via video to plea not contest to a charge of criminal trespass June 7. Judge Lorena LaMay sentenced Parker to 182 days unsupervised probation and a $1,000 fine, suspended. LaMay also ordered Parker to pay $73 in court costs and to not go to Denny’s Restaurant.

Speeding too

Bridgette Romero waived the right to legal representation and a jury trial, and appeared via video to plea no contest to charges of driving while license suspended, driver license exhibited on demand and speeding (60/45) in a Safety Corridor. Judge Lorena LaMay sentenced Romero to 364 days in jail, with 357 suspended and credit for seven days served, and a total of $300 in fines and $203 in court costs. LaMay sentenced Romero to 90 days in jail for drivers license exhibit on demand, and a $60 fine, suspended for speeding in a Safety Corridor.

Under the influence

Carlos Meza pled no contest to charges of driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs, 1st offense, and possession of marijuana under a plea and disposition agreement reached by Public Defender Mandy Denson and Assistant District Attorney Elizabeth Williams June 2. Under the agreement, the State dismissed charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and no tail lamps and Judge Lorena LaMay sentenced Meza to 90 days in jail, suspended, with 364 days of supervised probation and ordered him to pay a $500 fine, with $200 suspended, on the DWI charge and 364 days in jail, suspended, and a $1,000 fine, with $900 suspended, on the marijuana possession charge. LaMay also ordered Meza to pay $349 in court costs and to complete 24 hours of community service within 60 days.

DWI and no insurance

Lynell Scott pled no contest to charges of driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs, 1st offense, and no insurance under a plea and disposition agreement reached by Public Defender Mandy Denson and Assistant District Attorney Elizabeth Williams June 2. Under the agreement, the State dismissed charges of open container and roadways laned for traffic and Judge Lorena LaMay sentenced Scott to 90 days in jail, suspended, on both charges, a $500 fine with $200 suspended on the DWI and a $300 fine with $275 suspended on the no insurance charge. LaMay placed Scott on 364 days supervised probation, ordered Scott to pay a total of $607 in fines and court costs and ordered him to install an ignition interlock device on his vehicle for one year. LaMay also ordered Scott to complete 24 hours of community service within 60 days and to complete DWI school within 90 days.

DWI and more

Kim Nelson pled no contest to charges of driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs, 1st offense, driver must be licensed, no insurance and vehicle must be registered under a plea and disposition agreement reached by Public Defender Mandy Denson and Assistant District Attorney Elizabeth Williams June 2. Under the agreement, the State dismissed charges of open container and driving while license suspended and Judge Lorena LaMay sentenced Nelson to 90 days in jail, suspended, on each count and 364 days supervised probation. As per the agreement, LaMay also ordered Nelson to pay a total of $804 in court costs and fines, to complete DWI school within 90 days, complete 24 hours of community service within 60 days and to install an ignition interlock device for one year.

Aggravation dropped

Clyde Davis plead not contest to a charge of driving while intoxicated, 1st offense, under a plea and disposition agreement reached by Public Defender Mandy Denson and Assistant District Attorney Elizabeth Williams June 2. Under the agreement, the State dropped the aggravated from the DWI charge. Under the terms of the agreement, Judge Lorena LaMay sentenced Davis to 90 days in jail, suspended, 364 days of supervised probation, a $500 fine, with $200 suspended and $221 in court costs. LaMay also ordered Davis to complete DWI school within 90 days, compete 24 hours of community service and to install an ignition interlock device for one year.

DWI, again

Robert Gagne pled no contest to charges of driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs and driver must be licensed under a plea and disposition agreement reached by defense attorney Mandy Denson and Assistant District Attorney Elizabeth Williams June 2. Under the agreement, the State dismissed charges of driving while intoxicated, 3rd offense, and driving while license suspended or revoked. Under the agreement, Judge Lorena LaMay sentenced Gagne to 364 days in jail, with 288 days suspended and credit for an unspecified amount of time served, two years of supervised probation, 48 hours of community service and a total of $882 in fines and court costs. LaMay also ordered Gagne to install an ignition interlock device on his vehicle for two years. The sentence for driving without a license was 90 days, suspended, with 90 days supervised probation to run concurrent with the DWI probation and a $300 fine, with $200 suspended.

 

Carrizozo Magistrate Court warrants (posted June 21, 2010)

Warrants issued June 8 – June 15, 2010

Alfonso Amaya, 25, 1501 W. 5th Street, Tularosa, N.M.

Martin Burger, 45, 3705 Nancy Lopez, Clovis, N.M.

Israel Martinez-Renteria, 32, 1072 Commanchero Dr., Colorado Springs, Colo.

Jorge B. Nevarez, 21, 139 Mescalero Trail #D, Ruidoso, N.M.

Manuel Otero, 23, 324 Lala Dera, Peralta, N.M.

Jared C. Storey, 22, P.O. Box 1494, Ruidoso, N.M.

John R. Ward, Jr., 24, P.O. Box 373, Carrizozo, N.M.

 

Carrizozo Magistrate Court recent cases (posted June 21, 2010)

4th DWI amended to 3rd

Eddie Kyner, 58, of Los Lunas, N.M., pled no contest to an amended charge of driving while intoxicated, 3rd offense, under a plea and disposition agreement reached by defense attorney Mandy Denson and Deputy District Attorney Reed Thompson June 15. Under the agreement, the State amended the charge from 4th DWI and dismissed charges of driving on a suspended or revoked license, expired registration, open container and roadways laned for traffic. Under the agreement, Judge Martha Proctor sentenced Kyner to 364 days in jail, with 334 suspended and credit for 29 days served, and fined him $1,000, with $250 suspended. Proctor also placed Kyner on five years probation and ordered him to pay $221 in court costs. State Police officer Roberto Diaz III arrested Kyner May 17, 2010 at mile marker 263 on Highway 70 when he noted Kyner’s vehicle was unable to maintain it’s lane and then smelled alcohol when he approached Kyner’s vehicle. Diaz reported the Texas license plates on Kyner’s vehicle were expired and there were several containers of alcoholic beverage, including an almost empty bottle of Crown Royal, in the vehicle.

Charges amended

Tabitha Crisp, 25, of Capitan, pled no contest to an amended charge of disorderly conduct under the terms of a plea and disposition agreement reached by defense attorney Mandy Denson and Deputy District Attorney Reed Thompson June 15. Under the agreement, the State dismissed a charge of battery on a household member and Judge Martha Proctor sentenced Crisp to 182 days in jail, with 181 suspended and credit for one day served, and fined her $500, with $250 suspended. Proctor also placed Crisp on 180 days of unsupervised probation and ordered her to pay $73 in court costs. Lincoln County Deputy Sheriff Pat Montes arrested Crisp at 126 Tina Drive in Capitan, Jan. 5, 2010, after he responded to a report of a domestic situation and the victim told Montes that Crisp bit the victim on the face. Crisp claimed to have bit the victim in self defense.

Hunting on private property

Sean Whitaker, 39, of Albuquerque, pled no contest to hunting on private property without permission, under a plea and disposition agreement June 1. Under the agreement, Judge Martha Proctor sentenced Whitaker to 182 days in jail, suspended, and a $500 fine, with $450 suspended. Proctor placed Whitaker on 182 days of unsupervised probation and ordered him to pay $73 in court costs. New Mexico Game and Fish Officer Curtis Coburn charged Whitaker for hunting Barbary sheep on private land Feb. 19, 2010.

Hunting on private property

Russell McDuffie, 43, of Albuquerque, plead no contest to hunting on private property without permission, under a plea and disposition agreement June 1. Under the agreement, Judge Martha Proctor sentenced McDuffie to 182 days in jail, suspended, and a $500 fine, with $450 suspended. Proctor placed McDuffie on 182 days of unsupervised probation and ordered him to pay $73 in court costs. New Mexico Game and Fish Officer Curtis Coburn charged Whitaker for hunting Barbary sheep on private land Feb. 19, 2010.

 

District Court cases  (posted June 16, 2010)

Divorce granted

Judge Karen Parson granted Natasha Nichole Washington a divorce from Grant Mitchell Washington June 14, after Grant Washington, having been served with the petition, failed to respond.

Go back to Kentucky

In a case where both parents alleged misdeeds by the other, Judge Karen Parsons issued a ruling June 11, on the custody of a child for petitioner Jerri Anna Fisk and Jonathan David Fisk that sets limitations on both. Parsons ordered that Jerri Fisk have custody of the child from Tuesday through Thursday, but only if her parents are present and ordered Jerri Fisk “not even transport the child without her mother or father being present. Parsons ordered Jonathan Fisk to enroll in counseling for PTSD, a result of military service in Iraq. Parsons also ordered that neither parent consume alcohol and that Jerri Fisk not ingest or obtain any prescription that is not lawfully prescribed by a physician and that she enroll in a substance abuse treatment program. Jonathan Fisk brought the child to Lincoln County from Bowling Green, Kentucky May 25 and Parsons ordered him to return there by Friday, June 11, 2010. Parsons also ordered that communications between the parties be kind and respectful to each other and that neither party allow their extended family to speak negatively about the other parent or family while in the child’s presence. The Child is one year old.

Petition dismissed

New Mexico Human Services Department requested dismissal of a petition of parentage against Ferney Patterson because they were unable to locate him. The motion to dismiss, without prejudice, was entered June 8, 2010.

Petition dismissed

New Mexico Human Service Department requested dismissal of a petition for support against Robert Corey Coleman because they were unable to serve Coleman. The motion to dismiss was filed June 8, 2010.

Divorce granted

Judge Karen Parsons granted Michael L. Kassel a divorce from Michelle Kassel June 8, 2010.

Vodka, little boy?

Judge Karen Parsons sentenced Michelle Sanchez-James, 29, to a suspended sentence May 28. Sanchez James pled no contest to charges of disorderly conduct and concealing identity Oct. 29 under a plea and disposition agreement reached by defense attorney Mandy Denson and Deputy District Attorney Reed Thompson. Under the agreement the State dismissed charges of selling or giving alcoholic beverages to a minor, two counts, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. The suspended sentence was stipulated in the plea and disposition agreement. Parsons placed Sanchez-James on 364 days of supervised probation. Parsons gave Sanchez-James credit for incarceration from Nov. 27-30, 2009. Ruidoso Downs Police officer Chris Rupp arrested Sanchez-James Nov. 27, 2009, at 315 Easth Highway 70 when he found an 18-year old and two 17-year olds that had been drinking Vodka and orange juice at Sanchez-James residence. There was also an arrest warrant for Sanchez-James.

Attempted possession?

Guy R. Bell, 21, pled no contest to charges of attempted cocaine possession and possession of drug paraphernalia May 26, under a plea and disposition agreement reached by defense attorney Mandy Denson and Deputy District Attorney David Ceballes. Under the agreement, the State dismissed a charge of possession of a controlled substance, a felony. The amended charges are misdemeanors. As per the agreement, Judge Karen Parsons sentenced Bell to a suspended sentence of two years and placed him on two years supervised probation. A Lincoln County Drug Enforcement Agent charged Bell with possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia Nov. 18, 2009, in Ruidoso Downs. Allegedly, a confidential informant bought an eight-ball of cocaine from Bell and Orlando T. Williams, Jr. for $380. The agent recovered the money given to the confidential informant to make the buy from Williams after the arrest.

Change of plea

Travis W. Horst changed his plea to no contest to charges of distribution of marijuana and possession of methamphetamine under a plea and disposition agreement reached by defense attorney Mandy Denson and Deputy District Attorney David Ceballes, May 21. Under the agreement, the State dismissed charges of possession of drug paraphernalia, driving while license suspended, no proof of insurance and no evidence of registration. Under the agreement, Judge Karen Parsons sentenced Horst to a three year suspended sentence with three years of supervised probation.

Back to jail

Judge Karen Parsons revoked the probation of Seth Scott, 19, May 21, and ordered him incarcerated in the Lincoln County Detention Center. Scott failed to report to his probation officer and was listed as an absconder. A bench warrant was issued for his arrest Jan. 22, 2010. Scott was convicted of auto burglary, stemming from a Jan. 15, 2009 arrest by Ruidoso Police Sergeant Jonas W. Proctor. Scott pled no contest to the charge, with the State dismissing auto burglary, larceny, possession of burglary tools and resisting, evading or obstructing an officer. Judge Karen Parsons sentenced Scott to 18 months in jail. Scott was released from jail on probation in January 2010.

Off to prison you go

Judge Karen Parsons revoked probation of Tynel DeShane Steward, 26, May 21, and ordered him transferred to the New Mexico Department of Corrections to serve a total of four years less two days. Steward was on a suspended sentence from a July 16, 2008 conviction for possession of a firearm by a felon, escape from the custody of a peace officer, resisting, evading or obstructing an officer and possession of drug paraphernalia. Ruidoso Police officer Lawrence Chavez arrested Steward Sept. 4, 2007 on a warrant and found Steward in possession of a .45-caliber pistol. Steward escaped.

 

Ruidoso Police Reports June 15  (posted June 16, 2010)

Kicking the door

Officer Eric Ament responded to a report of a breaking and entering at 104 Second Street at 9:24 a.m., June 10. Ament reports someone kicked in the front door of the residence. Nothing was reported missing.

Off her meds

Officer Tyrel Tyson responded to Camelot Apartments at 9:56 p.m., June 7 for a report of a burglary. The victim reportedly told Tyson her door was locked when she went to sleep and unlocked when she woke up. There was a bottle of Lorazepam missing and a cigarette, not her brand, on a table near where the prescription had been. The victim commented that she could not get the prescription replaced without a police report.

Hatchet job

Police were called to the 400 block of Second Street at 9:27 p.m., June 7 for a fight that resulted in a skull fracture and a concussion and the arrest of Richard Hall, 30, of Alto, for aggravated assault, battery and tampering with evidence. The fight reportedly started because one of the men with Hall wanted to fight someone in the neighborhood. Hall, according to the report, saw someone standing in the road and , not knowing who it was, began fighting with them. Losing the fight, Hall allegedly got a hatchet from the truck and began trying to strike the victim. Hall turned himself in at the Ruidoso Police Department, reportedly stating that he knew he was in trouble for violating his probation. The investigation continues to determine of charges will be brought against any of the other participants in the fight The victim with the fractured skull was transported to Thomason Hospital in El Paso for treatment.

 

Ruidoso Police Reports June 14  (posted June 14, 2010)

 Too much fun

Corporal Aaron Frost responded to the 1500 block of Sudderth Drive at 10:36 p.m., June 12 for a possible domestic situation. A pedestrian pointed Frost to the Little Cottonwood Inn. A witness reported her sister had been trying to fight with her mother. Frost reports that Shelly Marler, 19, came from behind the building looking battered, disheveled and dirty. Marler reportedly told Frost she had been at Blue Hole drinking most of the day. Blue Hole is a recreation area near Bonita Lake. Frost reports she smelled of alcohol. Frost arrested Marler on a charge of minor in possession of alcohol and transported her to the Police Department. She tested .18 for blood alcohol content. Because her family would not post bond, Marler was transported to Lincoln County Detention Center.

 Pool rage

Officer Josh Snodgrass responded to a fight in progress call at 3:36 p.m., June 9 at 207 Carters Lane. The victim reported she accidentally cut off an orange car, possibly a Chevrolet Cobalt, when leaving the Municipal Swimming Pool. The car followed her and she stopped. The victim said the driver, also female, attacked her, hitting her with the car door and swinging wildly at her with her fists. The police were unable to locate the assailant’s car and the victim said she did not want to press charges. EMS was dispatched to check the victim because she said she is two months pregnant. She refused to go to the hospital.

 

Carrizozo Magistrate Court cases  (posted June 12, 2010)

Good deal, for him

Under a plea and disposition agreement reached by Public Defender Mandy Denson and Assistant District Attorney Elizabeth Williams, Richard Cordova, 23, pled on contest to a charge of driving while intoxicated, simple, first offense, June 3. The State dismissed charges of speeding, failure to yield to police and no insurance. Under the agreement, Judge Martha Proctor sentenced Cordova to 90 days in jail, suspended, and a $500 fine, with $200 suspended. Proctor ordered Cordova to pay $221 in court costs and placed him on 364 days supervised probation. New Mexico State Police officer Cory Crayton arrested Cordova Feb. 5, 2010 after clocking the truck Cordova was driving at 46 mph in a 40 mph zone on Highway 48. Crayton reported that the truck sped up and turned onto Bonanza Street, where it sped up again and turned onto Mustang Street. The driver stopped on Mustang Street and Crayton found the driver smelled of alcohol, had an expired insurance card and couldn’t find his registration.

Slow turning wheels of justice

Jose Resendez pled no contest to an amended charge of attempt to issue a worthless check of $25 or more, under a plea and disposition agreement reached by Public Defender Mandy Denson and an unnamed Assistant District Attorney, June 3. Under the agreement, one charge of issuing a worthless check over $25 was reduced to attempt and the second charge of issuing a worthless check over $25 was dismissed by the State. As per the agreement, Judge Martha Proctor sentenced Resendez to 364 days in jail, suspended, with 364 days unsupervised probation and ordered Resendez to pay Allsup’s $230.89 and the District Attorney’s office $20. Proctor’s order included a provision from Resendez to be release from probation early if restitution, fines and court costs are completed on schedule. The fines include a $100 bench warrant fee and a $67 docket fee. Assistant District Attorney Wayne Jordan filed the complaint against Resendez July 30, 2008 for issuing worthless checks to Allsups in November 2006.

Waiting to see

Ronald Wallace, 21, pled no contest to a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia under a plea and disposition agreement reached by Public Defender Mandy Denson and Deputy District Attorney Reed Thompson, June 3. Under the agreement, Judge Martha Proctor deferred Wallace’s sentence for 364 days and ordered him to pay $148 in court costs. State Police officer Samuel Huston cited Wallace Feb. 6, 2010 when Wallace let Huston responded to 508 Have Street and Wallace let him in the house. Huston noticed a box and asked Wallace to open it. Wallace did and Huston reported observing a scale and a pipe with marijuana residue and a marijuana bud in the pipe.

More to pay

Charles Tidwell, 38, waived his right to legal representation and pled no contest to an amended charge of driver must be licensed under a plea and disposition agreement he reached with Assistant District Attorney Elizabeth Williams, June 3. Under the agreement, the charge of driving on a suspended license was reduced. As per the agreement, Judge Martha Proctor sentenced Tidwell to 90 days in jail, suspended, and a $300 fine, with $275 suspended. Proctor also ordered Tidwell to pay $81 in court costs and placed him on 90 days unsupervised probation. New Mexico State Police officer Samuel Huston cited Tidwell March 7, 2010, for driving on suspended license on State Road 48. Tidwell’s license, according to the citation, was suspended for failure to pay fines.

Don’t speed

Daniel Schaffer, 47, waived his right to legal representation and pled no contest to an amended charge of driver must be licensed, under a plea and disposition agreement he reached with Assistant District Attorney Elizabeth Williams, June 3. As per the agreement, the State reduced a charge of driving on a suspended license and Judge Martha Proctor sentenced Schaffer to 90 days in jail, suspended, and a $300 fine, with $275 suspended. Proctor ordered Schaffer to pay $81 in court costs and placed him on 90 days unsupervised probation. A Lincoln County Deputy Sheriff cited Schaffer Jan. 16, 2010 after stopping him for driving 38 mph in a 25 mph zone at Central and E Streets in Carrizozo and noting that Schaffer’s license was suspended/revoked.

Pay up

Cody Vega, 21, of Tularosa, pled no contest to an amended charge of disorderly conduct under a plea and disposition agreement reached by Public Defender Mandy Denson and Deputy District Attorney Reed Thompson, June 3. Under the agreement, the State amended a charge of aggravated battery and Judge Martha Proctor sentenced Vega to 182 days in jail, suspended, with 182 days of unsupervised probation and fined him $500, with $250 suspended. Proctor also ordered Vega to have no contact with the victim or the victim’s family and not to go to Del Sol Apartments or the Outpost Bar & Grill. Carrizozo Police officer Gary Lindsey filed a criminal complaint against Vega stating that on Dec. 25, 2009, Vega and two females entered the victim’s apartment and Vega started arguing with the victim, poking him in the forehead with his finger and then pinned the victim to the couch and struck him in the head and face with his fists.  Reportedly the victim owed Vega money.

Bravo, no contest

Vidal Bravo, 26, of Las Cruces, plead no contest to an amended charge of driver must be licensed under a plea and disposition agreement reached by Public Defender Mandy Denson and Assistant District Attorney Elizabeth Williams, June 3. Under the terms of the agreement, the State amended the charge of driving on a suspended license and Judge Martha Proctor sentenced Bravo to 90 days in jail, suspended, with 90 days of unsupervised probation and a $300 fine, with $275 suspended. Proctor also ordered Bravo to pay $81 in court costs. New Mexico State Police officer Chad Casson arrested Bravo March 24, 2010, after observing him driving on Carrizo Canyon Road and running a license plate check that showed Bravo’s license was suspended/revoked with an arrest clause.

Pplea agreement

Ppearl Maestas, 56, of Belen, waived the right to legal representation and pled no contest to an amended charge of driver must be licensed under a plea and disposition agreement reached with Assistant District Attorney Elizabeth Williams, June 3. Under the terms of the agreement, the State amended a charge of driving on a suspended license and Judge Martha Proctor sentenced Maestas to 90 days in jail, suspended, with 90 days unsupervised probation and a $300 fine, with $275 suspended. Proctor also ordered Maestas to pay $75 in court costs and a $100 bench warrant fee.  New Mexico State Police officer Cory Crayton cited Maestas after stopping her for driving 74 mph in a 65 mph zone on US 380, March 24, 2009. Crayton discovered Maestas’ license was suspended for failure to pay fines.

Suspended, no support

Elrico Cummings, 30, of Alamogordo, waived his right to legal representation and pled no contest to an amended charge of driver must be licensed under a plea and disposition agreement reached with Assistant District Attorney Elizabeth Williams, June 3. Under the agreement, the State amended the charge of driving on a suspended license and Judge Martha Proctor sentenced Cummings to 90 days in jail, suspended, a $300 fine, with $275 suspended and 90 days of unsupervised probation. Proctor also ordered Cummings to pay $81 in court costs. New Mexico State Police officer Samuel Huston cited Cummings March 12, 2010, when a driver’s license check showed Cummings’ license to be suspended for failure to pay fines and failure to pay child support.

 

Ruidoso Magistrate Court warrants (posted June 12, 2010)  

Warrants issued June 1-11

Pedro Benitez, 50, 15381 Cactus Blossom, El Paso, Texas

Dustin K. Cantrell, 28, 204 Wingfield, Ruidoso, N.M.

Daniel R. Chanez, 22, no address listed

Brittany M. Clement, 18, 815 Utah Lane, Ruidoso Downs, N.M.

Andrew J. Dutchover, 19, 101 A Duffer, Ruidoso, N.M.

Jesus R. Gandarilla, 20, 723 Turkey Canyon Road, Ruidoso Downs, N.M.

Timothy R. Gomez, 41, 3410 Highland Road, Roswell, N.M.

Edmond P. Herring, 41, no address listed

William H. Hutchinson, 34, 108 San Juan, Ruidoso, N.M.

Dale Lane, 20, 20 Highway 48, Capitan, N.M.

Tzra Lester, 19, 223 Penn Scott, Mescalero, N.M.

James R. Lester, 18, 101 River Lane, Ruidoso Downs, N.M.

James K. Littleton, 18, no address listed

Regina A. Littleton, age and address not listed

Lisa Love, 46, 501 Boorland Road, Apt. 3211, Keller, Texas

Crystal A. Martinez, 30, 28 Matthew St., Alamogordo, N.M.

Manuel Martinez, 25, 606 Valley View, Ruidoso Downs, N.M.

Sergio Mendoza, 21, 122 North Parnell, Ruidoso Downs, N.M.

Bobby S. Morgan, 23, 240 Chatto Dr., Mescalero, N.M.

Barry R. Nelson, 58, Box 61, Hwy. 380 MM 73, Nogal, N.M.

Pablo Nevarez, 60, 257 Main Road, Capitan, N.M.

James D. Newman, 49, 113 Las Tablas, Capitan, N.M.

Aaron Ortega, 19, 109 Forest Dr., Mescalero, N.M.

Isabel Ortega, 41, 102 Carrizo Trails, Mescalero, N.M.

Dusty D. Reynolds, 18, 110 Holden Road, Alto, N.M.

Breonna Roborecki, 20, 10437 Centour Dr., El Paso, Texas

Allan S. Ryen, 37, P.O. Box 707, Ruidoso Downs, N.M.

Teddy L. Silcox, 35, 409 Harbor, Del Rio, Texas

Randy G. Stokes, 40, 2506 Brookglade, San Antonio, Texas

Dalana West, 23, 210 Crown Dr. Ruidoso, N.M.

 

Carrizozo Magistrate Court Warrants (posted June 12, 2010)

Warrants issued this week

Bradley I. Davis, 20, 103 San Carlos, Mescalero, N.M.

Michael Pyburn, 42, 111 Nogal Place, Ruidoso, N.M.

 

Ruidoso Magistrate Court cases (posted June 12, 2010)  

Cases heard May 27

David Breedlove pled no contest to charges of attempted aggravated assault and battery against a household member under a plea and disposition agreement reached by Public Defender Mandy Denson and Assistant District Attorney Joanna Zimmerman. Under the agreement, Judge Lorena LaMay sentenced Breedlove to 364 days in jail, with credit of nine days served, and the remaining time suspended on each of the charges. LaMay, in accordance with the agreement, ordered Breedlove to pay a $100 fine on each of the counts and $126 in court costs. LaMay also ordered Breedlove to serve a total of 711 days on supervised probation and to enter into and successfully complete a batterer’s intervention program approved by CYFD. LaMay also ordered Breedlove to not have any direct or indirect contact with the victim.

Barry Gilbreath pled not guilty to a charge of battery against a household member. Judge Lorena LaMay found him guilty and sentenced him to 364 days in jail, suspended, with 364 days of supervised probation and fined him $1,000, with $700 suspended. LaMay also ordered Gilbreath to enter and successfully complete a batterer’s intervention program approved by CYFD and not to have contact or go with 250 yards of the victim’s residence or place of employment. LaMay also ordered Gilbreath to pay $73 in court costs.

Jonathan Hopson waived the right to legal representation and pled guilty to a charge of embezzlement. LaMay sentenced Hopson to 182 days in jail, suspended, with 182 days supervised probation and a $500 fine, suspended. LaMay also ordered Hopson to pay Walmart $219 in restitution and ordered that he not enter Walmart property. LaMay also ordered Hopson to pay $73 in court costs.

Cases heard May 26

Carolyn Barncastle pled no contest to charges of driving while intoxicated (1st offense) and failure to maintain lane. Judge Lorena LaMay dismissed the DWI charge and deferred the sentence for 90 days on the failure to maintain lane charge. LaMay ordered Barncastle to pay $61 in court costs within 30 days.

Steven Temple pled no contest to an amended charge of driver must be licensed under a plea and disposition agreement reached by defense attorney Lori Gibson and Assistant District Attorney Libby Williams. Under the agreement, the State amended the charge of driving on a revoked or suspended license and LaMay sentenced Temple to 90 days in jail, suspended, with 90 days unsupervised probation and a $500 fine, suspended. LaMay ordered Temple to pay $81 in court costs.

Cases heard May 20, 2010

Warren Marker pled no contest to a charge of attempted to take motor vehicle under a plea and disposition agreement reached by Public Defender Mandy Denson and Assistant District Attorney Joanna Zimmerman. Under the agreement, the State dismissed charges of unlawful taking of a motor vehicle and residential burglary and Judge Lorena LaMay sentenced Marker to 364 days in jail, with 140 suspended and credit for 224 days served in Lincoln County Detention Center, with 140 days of unsupervised probation and a $1,000 fine, suspended. LaMay also ordered Marker to pay $73 in court costs.

Michael Aguilar pled no contest to charges of driving while under the influence (2nd offense), possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, no insurance, failure to stop at intersection and no registration. On the DWI, LaMay sentenced Aguilar to 364 days in jail, with 306 days suspended and credit for 58 days served, 306 days of supervised probation and a $1,000 fine, with $500 suspended. On the possession of marijuana, LaMay sentenced Aguilar to 15 days in jail, suspended and a $100 fine. On the possession of drug paraphernalia, LaMay sentenced Aguilar to 364 days in jail, suspended, and a $100 fine. On the charge of no insurance, LaMay sentenced Aguilar to 90 days in jail, suspended. The total fines and court costs came to $1,238. LaMay also ordered Aguilar to compete 48 hours of community service and to install an ignition interlock device on his vehicle for the next two years.

 

Ruidoso Police report June 10 (posted June 12, 2010)  

 This wrench should fix it

Sergeant Jonas W. Proctor and Officer Lance Ledford responded to Lincoln County Medical Center at 6:13 a.m., June 5 for a report of a battery. Proctor reports they contacted the victim, who reported Baldemar Martinez, 31, battered him with a wrench when he attempted to stop Martinez from hitting Martinez’s wife with the wrench. Proctor and Ledford located Martinez at home asleep in the bed and his wife asleep in the vehicle outside. Proctor arrested Martinez for aggravated battery on a household member and aggravated battery. Martinez’s wife reportedly told Proctor Martinez got jealous because he thought she was flirting with the other victim, or one of two women. She said she didn’t remember where he hit her. She said she came out to the car and locked herself inside. Proctor reports that both Martinez and his wife smelled of alcohol. She said she didn’t call the police because of her kids. Proctor arranged for her to meet with Ruidoso Police Department Victim’s advocate Dawna Reyes.

 Paper, plastic or pants?

Officer Tyrel Tyson responded to Lawrence Brother’s IGA at 4:55 p.m., June 5 for a report of shoplifting. Store employees had Ricardo Alaniz, 42, in custody. Tyson reports a shopper observed Alaniz exit the store, take a bottle of liquor from under his shirt and place it under a car. Store employees reported Alaniz also removed a bottle of liquor from under his shirt in the bathroom. Tyson charged Alaniz with shoplifting.

 

Ruidoso Police publish warrant list (posted June 10, 2010)  

The Ruidoso Police Department has published a listing of wanted subjects on their web site.

The listing is of outstanding warrants issued by Ruidoso Municipal Court since the beginning of this year. Public Information Officer Sergeant Dale Harrison said they plan to update this listing each week.

To view the Ruidoso Warrants listing, click here.

 

Ruidoso Police Reports June 9 (posted June 10, 2010)

Darn kids next door?

Officer Tillman Freeman responded to 210 Crown Drive at 2:21 a.m., June 6 for a report of criminal damage to property. Freemen reports finding a van with the middle window on the driver’s side broken. Freeman reported finding a rock inside the vehicle and another laying on the ground beside the van. Which also had two dents by the rear tire. The victim reportedly had been having trouble with the children next door and told Freeman she suspected them.

 

Ruidoso Police Reports June 8 (posted June 9, 2010)

 Open window, opportunity

Officer Jon Lund took a report at the Police Department June 7 from a victim who reported medication stolen from her vehicle. The victim reported parking her vehicle in the 2100 block of Sudderth at about 11 a.m. and returning to find what she reported to be about $1,000 worth of Metatoporal, Azor, Percocet, Zanex, Meloxicam and Lydoderm patches stolen from the vehicle. She reportedly told Lund she left the right rear window down and thinks that is how the thief got into the vehicle.

 Hit and run is take and run

Officer Tillman Freeman responded to the 2600 block of Sudderth Drive at 12:40 a.m., June 6 for a report of a hit and run. Upon investigation, Freeman discovered that the mirror of the vehicle had been stolen.

 Should have been under the pillow

Officer Eric Ament responded to the 100 block of Chase Street at 10:26 a.m., June 5 for a report of theft from a motor vehicle. The victim reported finding the window of her vehicle broken and a handgun missing from the center console when she came out of the hotel in the morning.

 Auto burglary for desert

Officer Steve Corbin responded to Chef Lupe’s Restaurant at 9:36 p.m., June 5 for a report of a auto burglary. The victim reported that someone broke the passenger window of his vehicle and stole a purse while he was in the restaurant.

 Taking the Magic stuff

Officer Tyrel Tyson responded to the Magic Mushroom at 3:07 p.m., June 2 for a report of a burglary. The manager reported finding the back door forced open and the wires cut to the security control panel. Two locking displays were reportedly damaged and an extensive listing of merchandise stolen.

 Tell it to the Judge

Officer Josh Snodgrass cited both parties into Magistrate Court after responding to a report of a fight in progress in the 500 block of Sudderth Drive at 8:14 p.m., June 2. Snodgrass reports Richard Girot, 63, said his daughter’s boyfriend. Thomas Lewicki, 20, hit him several times. Lewicki reportedly told Snodgrass Girot hit him first. Snodgrass cited Lewicki and Girot for battery.

 

Brother trouble (posted June 9, 2010)  

James Earl Eads, 33, changed his plea to no contest to a charge of forgery, $2,500 or less in District Court, May 21 under the terms of a plea and disposition agreement reached by defense attorney Mandy Denson and Deputy District Attorney Reed Thompson. 

Under the terms of the agreement, Judge Karen Parsons sentenced Eads to 18 months in prison, suspended, with 18 months supervised probation. The agreement allows Eads to transfer his probation to Oklahoma, upon acceptance there. 

Eads was charged with forging his brother’s name to two traffic citations issued by New Mexico State Police officer Eric Marrujo on Aug. 24, 2009.  

New Mexico State Police officer Sam Huston received a call from the brother on Oct 12, 2009, stating that he was working and not in Ruidoso the date the citations were issued. 

Huston compared the signature on the brother’s license to the one on the ticket. 

James Eads was in the Dona Ana County Detention Center at that time, and reportedly admitted to Huston that he signed his brother’s name to the tickets because he had a warrant for his arrest and was scarred.

 

Divorces this week (posted June 9, 2010)  

District Judge Karen Parsons granted the following divorces:

(Petitioner, respondent, date)

Paul Burgess, Jennifer Burgess-Sargent, June 4 (Note: Burgess-Sargent failed to respond to the petition and Parsons entered a default judgement)

 

Carrizozo Magistrate Court warrants (posted June 4, 2010)

Issued this week

Michael Bearshield, 21, 183 Penn Scott Rd., Mescalero, N.M.

Michael Castle, 66, MM 145 US 54, Ancho, N.M.

Juan C. Espino, 28, 10700 Macamora #107, Houston, Texas

Charles L. Herring, 50, 110 Page Drive, Greenville, S.C.

Patricia S. Ortiz, 67, 105 Riley Cove, Ruidoso, N.M.

Michael Pyburn, 42, 111 Nogal Place, Ruidoso, N.M.

Marcos Rubio, 18, P.O. Box 1744, Capitan, N.M.

Zakhadin F. Shakhbandarov,35, Apt F 101 3535 N Five Mile Road, Boise Idaho

Jory Shanta, 26, P.O. Box 45, Mescalero, N.M.

 

Ruidoso Police reports June 3 (posted June 4, 2010)

Breaking and leaving

Officer Tillman Freeman responded to the 500 block of Wingfield at 11:34 p.m., May 30 for a report of breaking and entering. Freeman reports finding the front door of the residence apparently kicked open and the window to the right of the door broken. Officers searched and secured the residence. There appeared to have been nothing stolen from the residence, just the damage to the door and window.

Divorces granted (posted June 4, 2010)

District Judge Karen Parsons granted the following divorces:

(Petitioner, respondent, date)

Chad Robert Ekins, Rita Marie Ekins, June 2

Melissa Fuller, Glen Duke, May 26

Jennison Macias, Michael Macias, May 24

 

Mailbox thief charged (posted June 2, 2010)

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Ruidoso Police have charged a man with the recent rash of thefts of checks from mailboxes.

On May 22, 2010, Ruidoso Police arrested 29 year old Richard L. Crenshaw for multiple active arrest warrants from Las Cruces. A search warrant revealed further evidence of criminal activity in Lincoln and Otero Counties.

 Crenshaw is being charged with 47 new criminal counts including larceny, forgery, fraud, receiving stolen property and possession and use of forged identification.

Crenshaw was arrested by Ruidoso Police at his home on Carters Lane, after Police were called to his home on an unrelated matter. Crenshaw was found to have active warrants out of Dona Ana County.

Crenshaw was a suspect in several check theft and forgery cases from local businesses. A search warrant of his home revealed over 30 forged NM Identification cards he was making using his home computer. Several of the names on the fake ID's were the names of local victims who had their checks stolen out of their mail boxes.

An extensive investigation with Walmart, the Inn of the Mountain Gods and the Las Cruces Police Department revealed video surveillance of Crenshaw using forged identification to cash the washed checks. Mr. Crenshaw remains in custody at this time.

Ruidoso Magistrate Court recent cases (posted June 1, 2010)

Hildago pleds guilty

John Hildago pled guilty to a charge of concealing identity May 21. Judge Lorena LaMay sentenced Hildago to 182 days in jail, with 172 days suspended and credit for 10 days served. LaMay ordered Hildago to spend 172 days on supervised probation and a $500 fine, with $300 suspended. LaMay also ordered Hildago to pay $73 in court costs.

Marker gets time served

Warren Marker pled no contest to a charge of attempting to take a motor vehicle May 20, under a plea and disposition agreement reached by Public Defender Mandy Denson and Assistant District Attorney Joanna Zimmerman. Under the agreement, the State dismissed charges of unlawfully taking a motor vehicle and residential burglary.  As per the agreement, Judge Lorena LaMay sentenced Marker to 364 days in jail, with 140 days suspended and credit for 224 days served and 140 days of supervised probation. LaMay also ordered Marker to pay $73 in court costs.

Silva charges downgraded

Corina Silva pled no contest to a charge of public affray May 20, under a plea and disposition agreement reached by Public Defender Mandy Denson and Assistant District Attorney Joanna Zimmerman. Under the agreement, the State dismissed a charge of battery against a household member. Per the agreement, Judge Lorena LaMay sentenced Silva to 182 days in jail, suspended, with 182 days on unsupervised probation, and fined her $500, also suspended. LaMay ordered Silva to pay $73 in court costs.

Shoplifter barred

Reina Enjady pled no contest to a charge of shoplifting May 20. Judge Lorena LaMay sentenced Enjady to 182 days in jail, suspended, with 182 days of unsupervised probation and a $500 fine, also suspended. LaMay ordered Enjady to pay $73 in court costs and to not enter Walgreens property.

 

Ruidoso Magistrate Court warrants (posted June 1, 2010)  

Issued May 24-28, 2010

Christopher Clark, 29, 305 Forest, Ruidoso, N.M.

Sean M. Demiter, 32, 2805 Sudderth Drive, Ruidoso, N.M.

Shawn J. Forte, 18, 101 Magoosh, Mescalero, N.M.

Jerimiah E. Gonzales, 26, 166 Elk Trail, Nogal, N.M.

Anthony Hornsby, 41, 733 Hempstead Dr., El Paso, Texas

Sheridan G. Lester, 20, Apache Summit Hwy 70, Mescalero, N.M.

David J. Lopez, 54, no address provided

Felix Martinez, 33, 443 W. 1st Street, Capitan, N.M.

Kyle Martinez, 27, 116 San Spear, Mescalero, N.M.

Jason E. Olivas, 19, MM 284, Hondo, N.M.

Manuel C. Padilla, 19, 22 Westward, La Luz, N.M.

Brian Parker, 37, 136 Mtn. View, Capitan, N.M.

Sheri Platero, 31, 25070 Hwy. 70 E., Mescalero, N.M. (two warrants)

Sara Romero, 25, 101 S. Hickory, Ruidoso, N.M.

Britini L. Ward, 1 mile West 380, Carrizozo, N.M.

 

Ruidoso Police reports June 1 (posted June 1, 2010)  

Alarm leads to runaway

Officer Matt Christian and Corporal Lawrence Chavez responded to a report of a home alarm activation at 310 Heath at 1:46 a.m., May 24. The officers located an open door and found two people sleeping in a back bedroom. The officers found that the two people had permission to be there, but one of them was identified as a 17-year old runaway from Chavez County. Christian reports they contacted the girls mother, who was working in Lubbock. She said the girl had returned home but she didn’t report it to Chavez County police. She gave permission to release the girl to a friend and said she would come to Ruidoso the following day to get her.

Drunk biker arrested

Officer Lance Ledford arrested a motorcycle rider for driving while intoxicated at 1:42 a.m., May 23. Ledford reports he observed Guillermo Sosa, 50, of El Paso, fishtailing and almost crashing on the wrong side of the road eastbound on Sudderth Drive. Ledford stopped Sosa and reported he had bloodshot, watery eyes and slurred speech. Sosa reportedly told Ledford he had had a “couple of beers” while partying with friends. After Sosa failed the field sobriety test, Ledford transported him to the Ruidoso Police Department where he blew 0.13 and 0.14 on the BrAC. Ledford charged him with driving while intoxicated, careless driving, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of under one ounce of marijuana. Ledford reported finding the drug paraphernalia and marijuana during the search of Sosa after his arrest. Sosa posted bond and was released.

 

Carrizozo Magistrate Court warrants (posted May 28, 2010)  

Warrants issued this week

Michael Bearshield, 21, 183 Penn Scott Rd., Mescalero, N.M.

Michael Castle, 66, MM 145, US 54, Ancho, N.M.

Juan C. Espino, 28, 10700 Macamora #107, Houston, Texas

Charles L. Herring, 50, 110 Page Drive, Greenville, S.C.

Michael Pyburn, 42, 111 Nogal Place, Ruidoso, N.M.

Jory Shanta, 26, PO Box 45, Mescalero, N.M.

 

District Court cases (posted May 28, 2010)

Treatment required

District Judge Karen Parsons revoked Tammie Williams, 38, probation April 22, 2010, after Williams admitted using methamphetamine, amphetamine and marijuana. Parsons ordered Williams held in Lincoln County Detention Center until a bed becomes available at New Life Recovery or Crossroads for treatment. Ruidoso Downs Police officer April Payan Dominguez arrested Williams on a forgery charge and possession of drug paraphernalia on Sept. 1, 2009. Payan arrested Williams for attempting to pass a forged check at Walmart and being in possession of a syringe, used to inject drugs. Williams pled no contest to amended charges in District Court Feb. 5, 2010, under a plea and disposition agreement and was sentenced to two years supervised probation. While on probation, the Adult Probation Office conducts drug screening, which is where Williams use of drugs showed up.

Tso what

Marvin Tso, 34, changed his plea to guilty to a charge of battery on a health care worker, under a plea and disposition agreement reached by defense attorney Mandy Denson and Assistant District Attorney Joanna Zimmerman, May 21. Under the agreement, the State dismissed a second count of battery on a health care worker. Under the agreement, Judge Karen Parsons sentenced Tso to 18 months in prison, suspended, with 18 months of supervised probation.  Parsons credited Tso for time served from Nov. 30, 2009 to April 23, 2010. Parsons also ordered Tso to write a letter of apology to his victim. A Grand Jury indicted Tso on the charges for “unlawfully touching or applying force” to a Carrizozo health care worker June 10, 2009. Tso failed to appear for his court appearance and was then arrested by Ruidoso Police Officer Lawrence Chavez on a warrant Nov. 30, 2009.

 

Ruidoso Police Reports May 27 (posted May 28, 2010)

Beer runners run down

Officer Glen Kohinski responded to a dispatch about a beer run from Allsup’s Convenience store at Highway 70 and Sudderth at 11:47 p.m., May 23 and made an arrest. Koshinski reports finding a black SUV that matched the description of the vehicle given by the clerk, who reported a white male wearing a white shirt and jeans stole a case of beer from the store. Koskinski stopped the vehicle entering Twin Spruce RV Park and observed beer in the floorboard. Passenger Jacob Phillips, 18, matched the description of the person who took the beer from the store and reportedly confessed to the crime and admitted he had been drinking. Koshinski arrested Phillips on charges of shoplifting and minor in possession.

Who threw?

On May 18 at 10:48 officers were dispatched to the 500 block of Wingfield for a domestic in progress. Officer Larry Smith reports the victim stated an unidentified subject threw a Dr. Pepper can at her and struck her in the forehead. The victim refused to identify who threw the can at her. Smith reports she left home with her kids and went to The Nest, domestic violence shelter, for the night.

Keys are the crime

Officer James Urban took a report from a Real Estate agent reporting someone had taken her keys during an open house May 23. The agent reported showing the house to three couples, one of whom acted very suspicious, and then noticing that her keys were missing.

Purse snatched from car

Officer James Urban took a report from a woman stating that her purse had been stolen from her car at Nob Hill School. The woman reported that she was cleaning and loading boxes in her car. She did not lock the vehicle while she was loading the boxes. When she finished loading the car, she noticed her purse was gone from the back seat.

 

Divorces granted this week (posted May 28, 2010)

District Judge Karen Parsons granted the following divorces

(Petitioner, respondent, date)

Melissa Fuller, Glen Duke, May 26

Jennison Macias, Michael Macias, May 21

 

Ruidoso Police Reports (posted May 27, 2010)

Unwanted painting

Officer Jon Lund responded to Walgreens at 3:04 p.m., May 18 for a report of graffiti. Someone had painted on the north wall some time the previous evening, according to the manager.

Artistic additions

Officer Jon Lund took a report of graffiti in the 400 block of Mechem Drive May 17. Someone had painted pink paint on a wooden statue of a naked woman, where the nipple would be and green paint on the crotch area.

Suspect being investigated

Officer James Urban responded to a report of a burglary in progress in the 400 block of Carrizo Canyon Road at 6:06 p.m., May 17. A First Alarm technician reported that a window had been broken at a residence there and that he observed a Native American male walking down the street in the area when he responded to the alarm. Lund located the suspect at 7 p.m. and CID is investigating.

Should have stopped

Officer James Urban arrested Brandon Westmacott, 22, for driving on a suspended/revoked license at 3:39 p.m., May 16. Urban reports observing a vehicle, driven by Westmacott, fail to stop at he intersection of Country Club and North Street. When he stopped the vehicle, he found the driver, Westmacott, to have a suspended license with an arrest clause.

In a hurry

Officer James Urban reports that at about 5:52 p.m., May 16 he was on patrol in the 1100 block of Mechem Drive when he observed a maroon Ford pick-up pass several vehicles in the turn lane, forcing vehicles off the road, then turn back into the single lane of traffic, heading north, cutting off another vehicle and forcing it to slam on the brakes to avoid a collision. Urban reports that after he got the truck stopped, a motorcyclist stopped to inform him the truck had ran him off the road. Urban identified the driver as William Benjamin Moseley, 31, of Albuquerque. Moseley reportedly told Urban he was in a hurry to get back to Albuquerque. Urban arrested Moseley on a charge of reckless driving and when the tow truck arrived to get Mosely’s truck, Urban reports finding a glass pipe containing a burned green leafy substance. Urban added a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia to Mosely’s charges. Urban reports that while transporting him to the police station, Moseley stated he was sorry for endangering the lives of other motorist.  The green leafy substance in the pipe tested positive for marijuana.

Take the ride

Officer Lawrence Chavez arrested Amber Thompson, 23, Monday, May 17 on charges of driving under the influence and abandonment or abuse of a child. Chavez and officer Glen Koshinski responded to a report of a domestic disturbance at 9:35 p.m., and found Thompson had been arguing with Tiffany Thompson. They had reportedly been drinking all evening and Amber Thompson reportedly stated that she was very intoxicated. Tiffany Thompson had left before the officers arrived because she had an outstanding warrant for her arrest. Koshinski offered Amber Thompson a ride home. She declined the offer. At 11:30 Chavez responded to a call that Amber had left the residence, driving. He stopped her at Grindstone and Carrizo Canyon. She failed the field sobriety test, according to Chavez. Amber Thompson had her three-month old son in a child safety seat in the car when Chavez stopped her. The child’s father took the three-month old and Chavez took Amber Thompson into custody. Assistant District Attorney Joanna Zimmerman directed Chavez to obtain a search warrant for Amber Thompson’s blood to determine her level of intoxication. Magistrate Judge Lorena LaMay signed the warrant and ordered Amber Thompson held with a no-bond hold. Amber Thomson was transported to Lincoln County Detention Center, where they drew her blood for the blood alcohol test.

In the mood to fight (Caution: contains adult language)

Officers Lance Ledford and Steve Corbin responded to Upper Terrace and Rainbow at 12:59 a.m., May 10 for a report of a fight in progress. A woman reported that her boyfriend, Robert Coleman, 21, and another man got intoxicated and got into a fight. The men had left the area before police arrived. As the officers spoke with the woman, Coleman returned, walking toward the officers in what Ledford described as “an aggressive manner.” Ledford reportedly shined his flashlight on Coleman and ordered him to show his hands. Coleman reportedly responded that he had been drinking and told Ledford to get that “fucking light” out of his face. Ledford reportedly told Coleman to stop three times as he attempted to pass Ledford. At that point, Ledford reports grabbing Coleman’s wrist and taking him to the ground. Once handcuffed, Ledford reports that Coleman refused to stand and walk to the police unit. Sergeant Jonas Proctor and Ledford carried Coleman to the vehicle. Ledford charged Coleman with resisting, evading or obstructing an officer.

 

Ruidoso Magistrate Court recent cases (posted May 24, 2010)

Jail and counseling

Arnold Apachito pled not guilty to charges of battery against a household member and interfering with communications in Ruidoso Magistrate Court May 20. Judge Lorena LaMay found Apachito guilty and sentenced him to 364 days in jail, with 349 suspended and 15 days to be served in Lincoln County Detention Center and 349 days supervised probation. LaMay also ordered Apachito to pay a $1,000 fine, with $900 suspended. LaMay also ordered Apachito to undergo screening with Gary Garland or the Mescalero Tribe for alcohol abuse and ordered him to not have any contact with the victim except for child purposes. The sentence for interfering with communications was 364 days suspended sentence and a $1,000 fine, with $900 suspended. The conditions of probation were the same for count two as count one.

Charges downgraded

Daniel Lara pled no contest to a charge of attempted aggravated assault May 20, in a plea and disposition agreement reached by defense attorney Mandy Denson and Deputy District Attorney Reed Thompson. Under the agreement, the State dismissed  two counts of 4th degree felony aggravated assault and battery. As per the agreement, Judge Lorena LaMay sentenced Lara to 364 days in jail, with 321 days suspended, with credit for 23 days served in Lincoln County Detention Center. LaMay sentenced Lara to 321 days supervised probation, ordered him to pay a $100 fine and have no contact with the two victims. LaMay also ordered Lara to pay $73 in court costs.

Deal to talk

Sarah Kuehnemund pled no contest to a charge of larceny of less than $500 in a plea and disposition agreement reached by defense attorney Mandy Denson and Deputy District Attorney Reed Thompson, May 20. Under the agreement, the State dismissed charges of auto burglary, larceny and conspiracy to commit auto burglary. As per the agreement, Judge Lorena LaMay sentenced Kuehnemund to 364 days in jail, with 36 days suspended, leaving no time remaining to be served, and 364 days supervised probation. LaMay also ordered Kuehnemund to pay a $1,000 fine, suspended, and $73 in court costs. The order issued by LaMay included a provision that Kuehnemund would have no contact with and testify against a “Ms. Smith.”

Costly lie

Heber Ramos waived his right to legal representation and a jury trial and pled no contest to a charge of concealing identity May 17. Judge Lorena LaMay sentenced Ramos to 182 days in jail, suspended, and a $500 fine, with $450 suspended, and ordered him to pay $73 in court costs. LaMay ordered Ramos to serve 182 days on unsupervised probation.

DWI student

Dwaine Chavez pled not guilty to charges of driving under the influence, 1st offense and roadways laned for traffic, May 12. Judge Lorena LaMay found Chavez guilty and sentenced him to 90 days in jail, suspended, a $510 fine, with $210 suspended and ordered him to install an ignition interlock device for one year. LaMay notes that Chavez was advised the New Mexico Motor Vehicle Department may suspend his driver’s license as a result of the conviction. Lamay also ordered Chavez to complete DWI school and pay a total of $582 in fines and court costs.

Second offense

Juani Coonie pled no contest to charges of aggravated driving while intoxicated (2nd offense), driving on a revoked license, careless driving and no insurance, May 12. LaMay sentenced Coonie to two years in jail with 667 days suspended, leaving 53 days to be served in the Lincoln County Detention Center, 48 hours of community service, two years on supervised probation and fined Coonie $2,000, with $1,200 suspended. LaMay also ordered Coonie to install and ignition interlock device and advised that the Motor Vehicle Department may suspend Coonie’s driver’s license. LaMay ordered Coonie to pay a total of $1,082 in fines and court costs.

Another second offense

Velva Apache pled no contest to charges of driving while intoxicated (2nd offense) and driving while license suspended of revoked, May 12. Judge Lorena LaMay sentenced Apache to 364 days in jail, with 285 days suspended and credit for time served. LaMay also ordered Apache to serve two years supervised probation, install an ignition interlock device, complete 48 hours of community service, continue counseling and find employment within 30 days. LaMay ordered Apache to pay a $1,000 fine, with $250 suspended on the DWI and a $1,000 fine, with $700 suspended for the driving while license suspended or revoked. LaMay ordered Apache to pay a total of $1,332 in fines and court fees.

Williams violates probation

Scott Williams admitted to a probation violation, May 12. Judge Lorena LaMay ordered Williams fines and court cousts to run concurrent with District Court time in the New Mexico Department of Corrections.

Stop driving

Enrique Sifuentes pled no contest to charges of aggravated driving while intoxicated (1st offense) and driving while license suspended or revoked, May 12. Judge Lorena LaMay sentenced Sifuentes to 364 days in jail with 76 days suspended and credit for 14 days served in Lincoln County Detention Center. LaMay also ordered Sifuentes to complete DWI School within 90 days, install an ignition interlock device for one year and complete 24 hours of community service within 60 days. LaMay fined Sifuentes $500. On the driving on a suspended or revoked license, LaMay sentenced Sifuentes to 364 days in jail with 357 suspended and credit for seven days served and ordered him to pay a $1,00 fine with $500 suspended. LaMay ordered Sifuentes to pay a total of $1,282 in fines and court costs.

Dopey stuff

Michelle Hepner pled no contest to a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia May 11. Judge Lorena LaMay sentenced Hepner to 364 days in jail, with 358 suspended and credit for six days served in Lincoln County Detention Center. LaMay also ordered Hepner to spend 358 days on unsupervised probation and fined her $50. LaMay ordered Hepner to pay a total of $198 in fines and court costs.

Calm down

Efrain Hidalgo Garcia pled no contest to charges of harassment and criminal damage to property May 11. Judge Lorena LaMay sentenced Gargiz to 364 days in jail, suspended, with 364 days supervised probation and ordered him to pay $126 in court costs. The sentence was the same for both charges.

Batterer intervention

Patrick Palcentia pled no contest to battery on a household member May 11. Judge Lorena LaMay sentenced Palcentia to 364 days in jail with 350 days suspended and credit for 14 days served in Lincoln County Detention Center. LaMay suspended a $1,000 fine and ordered Palcentia to pay $73 in court costs. LaMay also ordered Palcentia to have no contact with the victim and to successfully complete a batterer’s intervention program.

Choose better friends

Savanna Holder pled no contest to charges of driving under the influence (1st offense), driver must be licensed, minor in possession and failure to maintain lane. Judge Lorena LaMay sentenced Holder to 90 days in jail, suspended, 364 days supervised probation and 24 hours of community service. LaMay also ordered Holder to install an ignition interlock device for one year and ordered her to pay a total of $282 in fines and court costs. LaMay also ordered Holder to complete DWI school within 90 days and to not associate with anyone consuming alcohol or drugs.

 

Carrizozo Magistrate Court last week (posted May 23, 2010)  

Fishing too good

Monica Padilla, 47, of Tularosa, waived her right to legal representation and pled no contest to a charge of exceeding the bag limit for fish, May 18. Judge Martha Proctor sentenced Padilla to 182 days in jail, suspended with 182 days unsupervised parole and fined her $500, with $400 suspended. Proctor ordered Padilla to pay $73 in court costs. A New Mexico Department of Game & Fish officer cited Padilla at Grindstone Lake April 24, 2010, for having eight fish in he possession. The bag limit is five fish per day.

Going to class

Anita Millerden, 31, of Ruidoso, waived her right to an attorney and pled no contest to a charge of driving on a suspended license and running a stop sign, May 17. Judge Martha Proctor dismissed a charge of no insurance when Millerden provided proof that she had insurance at the time of her citation. Proctor sentenced Millerden to 364 days in jail, suspended with ASPEN Class in lieu of jail time, and fined her $1,000, with $250 suspended, on the driving on a suspended license charge. Proctor fined Millerden $10 for running the stop sign. Proctor also ordered Millerden to pay $142 in court costs and a $100 bench warrant fee, for a total of $1,002 in fines and court costs. New Mexico State Police Officer Chad Casson cited Millerden for running the stop sign at Carrizo Canyon and Grindstone in Ruidoso July 28, 2009, then cited her for driving on a suspended license and failure to provide proof of insurance. Casson ordered Millerden to appear in Carrizozo Magistrate Court Aug. 8, 2009. She didn’t appear.

Two many fish

Antonio Luevano, 67, of El Paso, Texas, waived the right to legal representation and pled no contest to a charge of exceeding the bag limit for fish, May 12. Judge Martha Proctor ordered Luevano to pay a $500 fine, with $400 suspended, and $73 in court costs. New Mexico Department of Game & Fish officer Ben Byrd cited Luevano for having seven fish in his possession at Grindstone Lake April 24, 2010. The bag limit is five fish. Byrd noted that the two excess fish were released.

Dog gone, twice

Terri Gibbs, 54, of Capitan, waiver the right to an attorney and pled no contest to two charges of dogs running at large, April 27. Judge Martha Proctor deferred the sentence for 90 days and ordered Gibbs to pay $73 in court costs on each charge, on May 18. Lincoln County Deputy Sheriff DeAnna Preston cited Gibbs April 10, 2010, the first time at 12:35 p.m. and again at 6:58 p.m. Preston noted on the second citation that the dog appeared to have been shot on the right side, just behind his leg

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Ruidoso Magistrate Court Warrants (posted May 21, 2010)

Warrants issued May 10-21

David M. Ahidley, 32, HCR 61 Box 914, Ruidoso Downs, N.M.

William Antoine, 41, 105 Sleepy Hollow, Ruidoso N.M.

Rupert C. Aragon, 35, 122 Chihuahua Wells Rd., Mescalero, N.M.

Daryl Begay, 39, P.O. Box 3344, Indian Wells, Ariz.

Roberto Z. Beltran, 22, 708 Utah, Ruidoso Downs, N.M.

Richard Bergsrud, 66, 133 Monjeau, Ruidoso, N.M.

Jason J. Bob, 26, 300 Chatto Drive, Mescalero, N.M.

Carlos Caje, 22, 107 Carrizo Trail, Mescalero, N.M. (two warrants)

Darrell Castillo, 27, 321 Yucca Dr., Mescalero, N.M.

Jerry J. Castillo, 51, 214 Church St. Roswell, N.M.

Ryan J. Chavez, 34, 275 Hwy. 244, Mescalero, N.M.

Ramona A. Chino, 192 Penn Scott Dr., Mescalero, N.M.

Hubert J. Coonie, 27, 24732 Hwy. 70, Mescalero, N.M.

Christopher Eisenberg, 29, 4307 N. Redland, Odessa, Texas

Shawn J. Forte, 18, 101 Magoosh, Mescalero, N.M. (two warrants)

Travis R. Fulkerson, 29, 3107 Radcliff Dr., Roswell, N.M.

George Garcia, 38, 14411 Ocean Point Lane, El Paso, Texas

Loni P. George, 37, 108 Jack Little #C-27, Ruidoso, N.M.

Shayne L. Hardesty, 34, 123 Moccasin Trail, Ruidoso, N.M. (two warrants)

Manuel P. Herrera, 28, 216 El Valle Loop, San Patricio, N.M.

Christel M. Hugar, 29, 103 Chino Court, Mescalero, N.M.

Curtis Hugar, 47, Pena Canyon, Mescalero, N.M.

Larry J. Hurd, 35, 116 Clearview, Alto, N.M.

Jasmine R. Kemp, 26, 677 Monte Vista, Los Lunas, N.M.

Calvin Lapaz, 33, PO Box 7, Mescalero, N.M.

Moriah C. Malone, 22, 113 Randle, Ruidoso, N.M.

Samantha Mendez, 23, 384 Mesquite Drive, Mescalero, N.M.

Irvin Milzman, 68, 4500 Steiner Ranch Blvd., Austin, Texas

Jason J. Narvaez, 30, 4004 Brian Place, Las Cruces, N.M.

Sylvia Nevaro, 41, 4814 Adobe, Carlsbad, N.M.

Jason E. Olivas, 19, MM 284, Hondo, N.M.

Michael A. Padilla, 38, 911 Calle Quintana, Espanola, N.M.

Kelani Poncho, 20, 53 Carrizo Trails, Mescalero, N.M.

Leonard Puerto, 48, 1205 Swanson Circle Trailer 10, Tularosa, N.M.

Benny R. Ramos, 21, 145 Carrizo Canyon, Ruidoso, N.M.

Davina C. Rue, 26, 551 E. Highway 70 #30, Ruidoso Downs, N.M. (two warrants)

Woodrow Wilson, 53, 330 S. Evergreen, Ruidoso, N.M.

Keenon Zuazua, 30, 36 Windy Point, Mescalero, N.M.

 

Carrizozo Magistrate Court Warrants (posted May 21, 2010)

Issued this week

Cecilia Y. Albritton, 47, 7020 Tobus, Odessa, Texas

Skeeter J. Batterton, 30, 905 Booker, Brownwood, Texas

Richard Bergsrud, 66, 205 WA Canada, Ruidoso Downs, N.M.

Ana V. Garcia, 29, 2003 N. Manhattan, Amarillo, Texas

Mauricio Gonzalez-Sanchez, 24, 706 3rd Street, Bovina, Texas

Nicholas Harford, 19, 443 Smokey Bear Blvd. #G, Capitan, N.M.

Sergio Ibarra, 42, 7722 Alameda Apt. 5, El Paso, Texas

Frankie Ingo, 54, 5948 Vandell, El Paso, Texas

James Lewis, 18, 404 Grove Drive, Ruidoso, N.M.

Lorren Montgomery, 20, P.O. Box HC 71-1009, Capitan, N.M.

Anthony Olivares, 20, 1212 Akers Road, Las Cruces, N.M.

Erick D. Soto, 25, 2723 Brentwood Drive, Odessa, Texas

Vincent E. Williams, 39, 7508 Star Ave., Cleveland, Ohio

 

District Court records May 20 (posted May 21, 2010)

Texas man sentenced for battery on police

Shane Gay, 44, of Abilene , Texas, pled no contest to charges of battery upon a peace officer April 26, under a plea and disposition agreement reached by defense attorney Mandy Denson and Deputy District Attorney Reed Thompson. Under the agreement, the State dismissed two misdemeanor charges of resisting, obstructing or evading an officer. As per the agreement, Judge Karen Parsons sentenced Gay to 18 months in prison, suspended, and 18 months of supervised probation. Parsons also ordered Gay to pay $20 restitution to Ruidoso Police Corporal Mike Weaver. Weaver arrested Gay Oct. 24, 2009, when he found Gay and Matthew Doherty in a parked car in the Holiday Inn Parking lot. Suspicious of why they were parked there, Weaver stopped behind the vehicle and approached the passenger side of the vehicle. When Weaver removed Doherty from the vehicle, Gay exited and walked away. When Weaver pursued him, Gay ran and when Weaver caught him, Gay pulled away and ran again. Ruidoso Police officer Lawrence Chavez intercepted Gay crossing the highway and managed to take him into custody while Weaver took Doherty into custody. Doherty reportedly had a bag of marijuana in his hands when Weaver approached the vehicle.

Shoplifter sentenced

Judge Karen Parsons sentenced Krystal R. Kanseah, 20, of Mescalero, April 9 for contributing to the delinquency of a minor and shoplifting. Kanseah pled no contest to the charges under a plea and disposition agreement reached by defense attorney Todd Holmes and Deputy District Attorney Reed Thompson. Under the agreement, the State dismissed a charge of intentional abuse of a child. As per the agreement, Parsons sentenced Kanseah to three years supervised probation. Ruidoso Downs Police officer Martin Valenzuela arrested Kanseah Sept. 11, 2009 for shoplifting an extensive list of goods, worth more than $250, from Walmart Supercenter in Ruidoso Downs and involving a 17-year old and a 5-month old in the theft.

 

Divorces May 20 (posted May 21, 2010)

District Court Judge Karen Parsons granted divorces to the following couples:

(petitioner, respondent, date granted)

Nanci Swanner from Michael Swanner, May 19.

Susan M. Swayze from Steve Swayze, May 19.

Patricia Lozoya from Jose Jesus Valenzuela, May 17

 

Mailbox thief update (posted May 18, 2010)

Ruidoso Police are still looking for this person of interest in the theft of checks from mailboxes. They have released additional pictures (CLICK HERE TO SEE ALL THE PICTURES).

 

Ruidoso Police Reports May 18 (posted May 18, 2010)

Crying baby

Officer Glen Koshinski arrested Omar Gonzalez, 45, for battery on a household member May 16 after Gonzalez’s daughter came to the police department to report her father hit her and would not give her 21-month old son to her. The victim reported Gonzalez was upset because the baby had been crying and would not stop. She said she was going to take the baby to the hospital when Gonzalez took the child from her and punched her with a closed fist and pushed her when she tried to get the baby back. Gonzalez reportedly admitted being upset because the baby was crying and would not stop. Gonzalez had reportedly left home to take the baby to the hospital while his daughter was at the Police Department but returned home because the baby stopped crying. Gonzalez was transported to Lincoln County Detention Center when he was unable to post bond.

Victim arrested

Corporal Mike Weaver, Sergeant Joel Martin, and officers Eric Ament and Jon Lund responded to a report of a man threatening someone with a gun in the 100 block of Spruce at 12:37 p.m., May 15. Weaver reports that when they arrived the victim was parked a couple of houses away, waiting for police. The victim reported he had came to repossess a Kirby vacuum he had sold the resident, but the payments were not being made. The resident reportedly came to the door with a dark colored semi automatic pistol and told the victim to stay off his property. Police were unable to find a dark colored pistol inside the house. Weaver did find that there were two arrest warrants for the victim, Joel Aguilar, 24, of Roswell. Weaver took Aguilar into custody.

They found out

Officer Josh Snodgrass reports making a traffic stop at 4:26 p.m., May 15, during which the driver identified himself as Adrian Aguilar. The name and birth date the driver gave did not match any New Mexico or Texas record. After about 30 minutes of attempting to obtain information, Officer Larry Smith contacted Ruidoso Downs Police Department. They identified the driver as Heber Ramos, 25, of El Paso, Texas. Snodgrass arrested Ramos for concealing his identity.

Kicking the cop

Officer Josh Snodgrass responded to the Alpine Village Motel at 10:51 p.m., May 14 in reference to unwanted subjects. Snodgrass made contact with three individuals, one of whom was later identified as Jorge Prada, 52. Snodgrass reports he told Prada to take a seat on the sidewalk and Prada refused, yelling “fuck you.” Snodgrass reports he took Prada by the arm to escort him to the sidewalk, Prada pulled away. Snodgrass then reportedly grabbed his arm again and Prada tried to punch him Snodgrass took Prada to the ground. Officer Steve Corbin arrived to help and they handcuffed Prada. While the officer rolled Prada over to get him to his feet, Prada reportedly kicked Snodgrass in the chest, causing him to fall over the sidewalk. Prada also reportedly kicked Snodgrass in the thigh and in the leg. On the advise of Assistant District Attorney James Cowan, Snodgrass charged Prada with battery on a police officer and assault on a police officer. Prada was booked and transported to Lincoln County Detention Center.

She didn’t buy it

On May 13 a woman came to the Ruidoso Police Department to report an attempted scam. The woman reported to officer Tyrel Tyson that she had received an order for Avon products from someone who said they were coming to New Mexico to attend a function and wanted some Avon products. She received an $1,850 check for about $200 worth of product. Then she received an email saying the check was a mistake, to cash it and send the rest an address via Western Union. The police are investigating.

Car found, weapon missing

Officer Tyrel Tyson responded to the 100 block of McCarty Drive for a report of a burglary and theft of a motor vehicle. The victim reported he lived in Texas full time and came to Ruidoso April 25 to find his 1991 black Jeep Wrangler missing and his house burglarized. Among the items taken from the house was a pistol. Detective Ray Merritt informed Tyson he saw a Jeep matching the description on Hummingbird. Tyson confirmed it was the missing vehicle. It had two flat tires. The investigation continues.

Fight or flight

Sergeant Joe Martin reports pursing an argument May 12 at 9:31 a.m. Martin observed an Oldsmobile slowing in the north bound lane in the 1200 block of Mechem and a Volkswagen passing it in a no passing zone. Martin had to turn around to pursue the two cars, which he reported seemed to be racing each other. On Swill Chalet hill, the Oldsmobile passed the Volkswagen and slowed, seeming to be trying to get the Oldsmobile to stop. Martin stopped them both. The girlfriend in the Volkswagen was trying to argue with the boyfriend in the Oldsmobile, but he wouldn’t stop to argue. The boyfriend had a revoked drivers license, so Martin arrested Marvin Dean, 32, for driving on a revoked license. Dean posted bond and was released.

Threatening man

On May 9 at 8:27 p.m., Officer James Urban responded to Walgreens for an altercation involving a female customer and a male customer inside the store. The female reported the male threatened her will placing his hand on his holstered gun. Urban contacted Assistant District Attorney Peter Burns, who advised Urban to get a warrant for harassment.

 

Carrizozo Magistrate Court cases (posted May 16, 2010)

Brother trouble

Judge Martha Proctor ordered Lawrence Babcock, 24, bound over to District Court to stand trial after defense attorney Gary Mitchell waived the preliminary hearing May 12. Babcock is charged with using his brother’s name when New Mexico State Police officer Sam Huston issued him a traffic citation Jan. 18. Lawrence Babcock claimed to be Robert Babcock when Huston issued him the citation. On March 23, Robert Babcock showed up at Magistrate Court and said he was at work in Alamogordo when Huston issued the citation, so it had to be his brother, Lawrence. Huston obtained an arrest warrant for Lawrence Babcock.

DWI mom

Judge Martha Proctor ordered Sarah M. Bayless, 30, bound over to District Court to stand trial after defense attorney Gary Mitchell waived the preliminary hearing May 12. Assistant District Attorney Chris Nedbalek filed amended charges against Bayless alleging that she was driving while intoxicated March 28 with her six year old son in the car. Bayless is charged with abandonment or abuse of a child, aggravated driving while intoxicated and failure to have operating tail lamps. According the Nebalek’s complaint, Bayless’ blood alcohol was at least .16 when she was arrested.

Burglary suspect

Judge Martha Proctor found there was sufficient evidence and bound Donna Baker, 57, over to District Court for trial May 11. Lincoln County Undersheriff Robert Shepperd charged Baker with burglary and conspiracy to commit burglary for her involvement in the burglary of a home on Alpine Village Road in Ruidoso between Dec 15 and 23, 2009.

Temper, temper

Judge Martha Proctor ordered Terry Crockett, 39, bound over to District Court to stand trial after defense attorney Gay Mitchell waived a preliminary hearing May 11. Ruidoso Police officer Jon Lund charged Crockett with two counts of abandonment or abuse of a child, criminal damage to property of a household member, battery on a household member and possession of drug paraphernalia March 23. Lund responded to a call to a domestic incident in progress and reported that Crockett threw frozen food at one juvenile who asked for food, striking her in the chest, then struck her in the eye and threw her on a bed and began choking her. There was a second juvenile in the room and when they left, Crockett allegedly slammed the garage door on the girl’s hand, causing a ½ in, cut. The children went to a neighbor, who called police. Lund reports there was a pipe commonly used for marijuana on the bed stand in the master bedroom and reports Crockett did extensive damage, including holes in the sheetrock, a knife stuck in the wall and furniture and other items broken, throughout the house.

Can I crash here?

Johnny Terrell, 56, waived his right to legal representation and  pled no contest to aggravated driving while intoxicated and careless driving May 11. Judge Martha Proctor sentenced Terrell to 364 days in jail, with 356 days suspended, a $1,000 fine, with $500 suspended and ordered him to pay $221 in court costs on the DWI charge. Proctor sentenced Terrell to 90 days in jail, suspended, and a $300 fine, suspended, with $81 in court costs on the carless driving charge. Ruidoso Police officer Lance Ledford arrested Terrell April 2, after a traffic crash at Hull and Snowcrest where Terrell crashed a 2003 Chevrolet Astro van into the ditch on the south side of the road. Terrell failed a field sobriety test.

Who are you?

Camilla Samario, 32, pled no contest to an amended charge of four counts of attempted forgery and four counts of concealing identity under a plea and disposition agreement reached by defense attorney Mandy Denson and Assistant District Attorney Joanna Zimmerman May 11. Under the agreement, Judge Martha Proctor sentenced Samario to 364 days in jail, with 137 days to be served, concurrent with other charges and credit for time served for 227 days, on count one. Proctor sentenced Samario to 364 days suspended on counts two through four. Proctor sentenced Samario to 185 days in jail, with 182 days suspended on each of the four counts of concealing identity. Proctor also fined Samario $500 and ordered him to pay $396 in court costs. New Mexico State Police officer Chad Casson charged Samario with the offenses May 4, 2009, when Samario signed four traffic citations using another name.

Dude hit my truck

Kristopher Hollingshead pled no contest to an amended count of assault, failure to obey sign and open container under a plea and disposition agreement reached by defense attorney Mandy Denson and Deputy District Attorney Reed Thompson May 11. Under the agreement, the State dismissed a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, changing that the assault. Under the terms of the agreement, Judge Martha Proctor sentenced Hollingshead to 182 days in jail with 181 days suspended and credit for one day served, a $500 fine, with 200 suspended and $73 in court costs on the assault. Proctor fined Hollingshead to a $10 fine on the failure to obey sign and a $25 fine on the open container. Proctor ordered Hollingshead to pay $61 in court costs for each of these charges, for a total of $530 in fines and court costs. Deputy DeAnna Preston arrested Hollingshead after she responded to a report of a crash without injuries at mile marker 5 on Highway 532, March 8. Preston reports Hollingshead was involved in the accident when a truck coming up the hill hit Hollingshead’s truck, which was going down the hill. Hollingshead allegedly jumped out of his truck, grabbed a stick and threatened the other driver. A State Highway Department crew showed up and the victim said that prevented Hollingshead from carrying out his threat.

Must have been big beers

Eduardo Flores, 44, of Milwaukee, Wisc., plead no contest to an amended count of driving while intoxicated, 1st offense, simple, under a plea and disposition agreement reached by defense attorney Mandy Denson and Deputy District Attorney Reed Thompson May 11. Under the agreement, the State amended a charge of aggravated DWI to simple DWI and dismissed charges of speeding and no insurance. As per the agreement, Judge Martha Proctor sentenced Flores to 90 days in jail with 89 days suspended and credit for one day served and fined him $500. Proctor also ordered Flores to pay $221 in court costs. Ruidoso Police corporal Aaron Frost stopped Flores at 2:30 a.m., April 24 in the 600 block of Carrizo Canyon Road when he clocked Flores at 43 miles an hour in a 35 mph zone. Frost reported Flores’ eyes were bloodshot and watery and his speech was slurred. Flores reportedly gave the standard “about two beers” answer when asked if he had been drinking. A breathalyzer test showed that Flores’ blood alcohol content was at least .16. Flores’ was also unable to provide proof of financial responsibility.

Bahr-ed from driving

Tony Bahr, 26, pled no contest to an amended charge of driver must be licensed under a plea and disposition agreement he reached with Deputy District Attorney Reed Thompson May 11. Under the agreement, the State amended the charge of driving on a suspended or revoked license. As per the agreement, Judge Martha Proctor sentenced Bahr to 90 days in jail, suspended, and fined him $300, with $200 suspended. Proctor also ordered Bahr to pay $81 in court costs. New Mexico State Police officer Sam Huston cited Bahr March 7, when he stopped him on Highway 48 at 3:10 a.m. and found Bahr’s license was suspended for failure to pay on citations issued in another jurisdiction.

Interlock independence day

Richard Abieta, Jr., 37, pled no contest to an amended charge of driver must be licensed under a plea and disposition agreement he reached with Deputy District Attorney Reed Thompson May 11. Under the agreement, the State amended a charge of driving on a suspended or revoked license. As per the agreement, Judge Martha Proctor sentenced Abieta to 90 days in jail, suspended, and fined him $300, with $200 suspended. Proctor also ordered Abieta to pay $81 in court costs. Officer D. Chavez cited Abieta July 4, 2009 when he stopped Abieta on Highway 380 for speeding and found Abieta’s license was revoked for driving while intoxicated. Chavez noted Abieta did not have an interlock device in the vehicle.

No pay, no drive

Christopher Dubay, 32, pled not guilty to driving on a suspended or revoked license, then changed his plea to guilty in open court, May 11. Judge Martha Proctor dismissed a charge of no insurance when Dubay provided proof that he had valid insurance at the time of the citation. Proctor sentenced Dubay to 364 days in jail, with 360 days suspended and four days to be served consecutive. Proctor also fined Dubay $1,000, suspended, and ordered him to pay $81 in court costs.  Officer Crayton cited Dubay Jan 31, when he stopped Dubay at Gavilan Canyon and Warrior Drive and found Dubay’s diver’s license was suspended for failure to pay child support.

Have a beer, kid

Richard Niederstadt pled no contest to an amended charge of attempting to sell or give alcohol to a minor under a plea and disposition agreement reached by defense attorney Mandy Denson and Assistant District Attorney Joanna Zimmerman May 11. Under the agreement, the State amended the charge from selling or giving alcohol to a minor. As per the agreement, Judge Martha Proctor sentenced Niderstadt to 364 days in jail, suspended, and fined him $1,000, with $900 suspended. Proctor also ordered Niederstadt to pay $73 in court costs. New Mexico Alcohol Control Agent Lou Mallion filed the complaint against Niederstadt Jan. 28, alleging he bought and gave alcohol to a minor.

Dogs and cats

Alfred Marshall, 61, of Carrizozo waived his right to legal representation and pled no contest to a charge of dogs running at large. Judge Martha Proctor deferred sentencing for 90 days, provisional on no more like situations. Lincoln County Deputy Sheriff Pat Montez cited Marshall May 6, when two of Marshall’s dogs got out on Camp Road, in Windmill Ranches, in Carrizozo and reportedly killed a mother cat. One dog was caught, the other returned to a neighbor’s property.

 

Carrizozo Magistrate Warrants issued this week (posted May 16, 2010)

James Lewis, 18, 404 Grove Drive, Ruidoso, N.M.

Cindy G. Randall, 39, 06A-1149, Mescalero, N.M.

Donald W. Swanner, 33, 1811 Sudderth Drive, Ruidoso, N.M.

Stephen L. Vazquez, 40, 2403 Telles Avenue, Alamogrodo, N.M.

 

Ruidoso Police reports May 13 (posted May 14, 2010)

Just the gum?

Officer Eric Ament responded to Lawrence Brothers IGA at 10:27 a.m., May 12 for a report of shoplifting. 

Store theft prevention reportedly observed Justin Zumwalt, 18, and Isaac Stevens, 17, each take one bottle of alcohol off the shelf and place it in the front of their pants. They then reportedly walked to the checkout where the purchased a pack of gum and exited the store. 

Ament issued Zumwalt a non-traffic citation for shoplifting and issued Stevens a juvenile citation and released him to his father.

Crazy drunk

Officers Lance Ledford and Jon Lund responded to a possible domestic incident call from the 200 block of Paradise Canyon Road at 6:42 p.m., May 5. Ledford reports the victim told him his girlfriend was very intoxicated and had struck herself in the face to try to get him in trouble because they were arguing. 

Ledford reports Lori Parker, 46, told him the victim struck her and showed him a mark under her eye. He examined her hand and reported it had some slight redness. Parker reportedly told Ledford she had been drinking and took Xanax because she is “crazy.” Parker agreed to leave the house, then, according to the report began to yell about having to leave. 

The officer departed, only to have to return for another call at 9:41 p.m. Ledford reports this time Parker was seated on the front porch. She reportedly had trouble holding her head erect and was drooling. While the officers were talking to the victim, Parker started screaming she was having a heart attack and threw herself on the ground. Parker reportedly yelled obscenities at the officer, EMT and Fire personnel. EMT transported Parker to Lincoln County Medical Center because of severe intoxication. 

At LCMC Parker reportedly thrashed about and yelled obscenities at the medical staff while the tried to treat her. Ledford and the medical staff restrained Parker. She reportedly attempted to spit on one of the medical staff then bit on the spit mask. Ledford reports the medical staff told him she would have to remain in the hospital for the majority of the night because of her level of intoxication. 

On May 6 Ledford obtained an arrest warrant for Parker. Assistant District Attorney Joanna Zimmerman authorized Ledford to charge Parker with resisting, obstructing or evading an officer, aggravated assault on a peace officer (deadly weapon), aggravated assault on a health care worker (deadly weapon) and criminal damage to property. 

Ledford reports he made contact with Parker at 118 Tonto Drive and advised her he had a warrant for her arrest. He transported her to the Ruidoso Police department for booking. 

Ledford reports Parker continued to berate him with vulgarities and when he removed the handcuffs to take her picture, she grabbed the arrest log and began hitting herself in the face saying that she was “crazy.” Ledford reportedly put Parker in the prisoner cage and she began yelling obscenities and kicking the cage. 

Ledford said that during the booking Parker accused him of raping her and demanded to see his sergeant. Ledford told her the sergeant was busy and she could file her complaint later. 

Parker demanded to use the restroom. Ledford reports that because of Parker’s combative and aggressive demeanor he did not obtain a female, instead he shut the door and remained on the other side of the room. Ledford reports Parker kicked open the door and demanded that he “watch her piss.” Ledford reports he re-closed the door and Parker started screaming that she was being raped. 

According to Ledford’s report, Parker faked multiple seizures and continued to kick the door until she was transferred to Lincoln County Detention Center.

Open door policy

School Resource officer Patty Gallegos reports that Daniel Sainz, 16, broke another glass at the High School May 5. Gallegos reports Sainz had broken a window two weeks earlier and had agreed to pay restitution for that, but had done nothing yet. On May 5, school personnel reported observing Sainz run toward the front door of the school and kick the door with his foot rather than opening it with his hand. The glass in the door shattered. 

Gallegos referred Sainz to Juvenile Parole and Probation for criminal damage to property,

 

Gun thief sentenced (posted May 14, 2010)  

In District Court, April 23, Judge Karen Parsons sentenced Nicholaus Harford, 20. 

Harford pled no contest on March 12, pursuant to a plea and disposition agreement made by defense attorney Todd Holmes and Deputy District Attorney Reed Thompson, to charges of aggravated burglary (armed after entering), contributing to the delinquency of a minor and receiving stolen property. 

Under the agreement the State dismissed charges of conspiracy to commit aggravated burglary, larceny of les than $2500 receiving stolen property larceny of over $500 but under $2500 and criminal damage to property. 

In accordance with the agreement, Parsons sentenced Harford to a five year deferred sentence with five years supervised probation. Parsons sentence also included payment of restitution by Harford. 

Capitan Police officer Stephen Barnett obtained an arrest warrant for Harford Dec. 16, 2009, after learning that Ruidoso Downs Police Officer Chris Rupp had received a Crimestopper tip that some weapons stolen from South Parnell in Ruidoso Downs were in Harford’s house on Smokey Bear Boulevard in Capitan. 

Armed with a search warrant, Barnett, Capitan Police Chief Randy Spear, Officer Kennedy and State Police officer Crayton executed the search warrant and recovered some of the weapons from Harford’s mother’s car in Capitan. 

Harford had allegedly been dating the daughter of the victim.

 

Are you on the list? (posted May 13, 2010)  

Over the past 20 years warrants have been accumulating in Ruidoso Downs Municipal Court. Now there are over 1,000 outstanding warrants.

These warrants are for people from all over the United States, Canada and Mexico.

To read the entire list of the names of those with outstanding warrants from Ruidoso Downs Municipal Court, CLICK HERE.

According to the court, anyone on the list that wants to clear it up can come in to the Municipal Court office in City hall and clear the warrant, without fear of arrest, or can call or send in the fee.

Ruidoso Downs Municipal Court

P.O. Box 668

Ruidoso Downs, N.M. 88346

call 575-378-5316

Ruidoso Police report May 12 (posted May 13, 2010)

Domestic violence

Officer Glen Koshinski reports officers responded to 112 Pinon Lane at 10:04 p.m., May 8, for a report of a domestic dispute in progress. Koshinski reports the victim advised dispatch that she was threatened with a gun and a bow and arrow, then choked. The victim reportedly said that David S. Breedlove, 54, pointed what she thought was a real gun at her and threatened to kill her and her family. The gun turned out to be a Co2 operated pellet pistol with a laser sight attached. She reported the he then grabbed a homemade bow and arrow and nocked and arrow, drew the bow back and pointed the arrow at her face while she lay on the couch. She said he laughed when he did this. She reported that he then dropped the bow, got on top of her and began choking her. The victim reported Breedlove had been drinking since about noon. Koshinski reports Breedlove was uncooperative during questioning. Koshinski arrested Breedlove on charges of aggravated battery against a household member and battery against a household member. Assistant District Attorney Wayne Jordan telephonically approved the charges. Breedlove was booked and transported to Lincoln County Detention Center, because he was unable to post bond.

Go cart gone

Officer Steve Corbin responded to Fun Trackers on Carrizo Canyon Road at 11:08 a.m., May 1, for a report of a larceny. The manager reported someone had stolen a $1,200 go-cart from the track within the previous three days.

 

Mailbox thief sought (posted May 11, 2010)  

The Ruidoso Police Department has had many reports of mail theft from residential street boxes. Personal checks are being stolen from outgoing mail. These checks are being altered and fraudulently used at local retail businesses. We are urging citizens to deposit outgoing mail at the Post Office or a secure mail receptacle. We are also urging business owners and employees to verify the information on checks with the presenters identification. Crimestoppers-1.jpg (37328 bytes)

A possible suspect vehicle in these cases is an early to mid nineties, dark colored Honda or Acura four door sedan.

Lincoln County Crime Stoppers will pay cash rewards for information leading to the arrest and Magistrate Court bind-over of those responsible for these crimes. 

To see more pictures of the suspect and vehicle CLICK HERE.

Informants can remain anonymous and your identity will not be released. A Crime Stoppers informant number can be issued to you. The Crime Stoppers phone number is (575)258-4545.

 

Ruidoso Police Reports May 10 (posted May 11, 2010)  

Turn out the lights

Officer James Urban responded to the Community Youth Warehouse Center at 200 Church Street at 10:33 a.m., May 7 for a report of criminal damage to property. Someone had busted out the outside light the previous night. The motion sensor light is valued at $100.

I saw that

Corporal Aaron Frost and officers Josh Snodgrass and Jon Lund responded to 210 Camelot Drive for a report of loud music at 11:11 p.m., May 6. Frost reports observing the occupants of apartment E4 hiding drug paraphernalia before opening the door. Although Frank Apodaca, 51, denied having drug paraphernalia, Frost reports finding a blue zipper pouch containing a glass smoking pipe with a crystal-like substance in it. Frost also allegedly found a black eye glass case that contained two plastic ziplock bags of white crystal-like substance, a syringe, a spoon and a couple of empty ziplock bags. Frost arrested Apodaca for possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Judge Lorena LaMay imposed a $10,000 cash only bond on Apodaca, plus a $1,000 bond for the possession of drug paraphernalia charge. The officers learned that the woman in the apartment, Michelle Hepner, 53, was on probation. Unable to contact the probation officer, Frost spoke with LaMay and LaMay ordered Hepner held on a no bond for possession of drug paraphernalia.

Burglar twarted

Officer Eric Ament responded to the 100 block of Hummingbird Lane at 8:31 a.m., May 6 for a report of a possible burglary in progress. Ament reports discovering a broken window at the back of the residence and two bottles of alcohol in a plastic bag next to the master bedroom bed.

Gas thief

Officer James Urban responded to the 2900 block of Sudderth May 6, for a report of gas being siphoned from Lincoln County Transit vehicles.

Doubt they will use them

Officer James Urban responded to the Village of Ruidoso Water Department on Center Street at 9:45 a.m., May 4 for a report of stolen tools. Someone stole numerous tools from three vehicles the previous night.

Raiding the fridge

Corporal Mike Weaver responded to the 100 block of Dufo Street for a report of vandalism at 6:02 p.m., May 4, and discovered that the residence had been burglarized as well as vandalized. Missing items included a six pack of beer.

More checks missing

Officer Tyrel Tyson took a report of six checks stolen from a mailbox in the 300 block of McBride Drive, May 3.

Cash missing

Officer Tyrel Tyson responded to the 200 block of Lookout Drive at 10:16 a.m., May 3, for a report of a burglary. The victim said cash had been taken from the cash register and the back door was damaged.

 

Carrizozo Magistrate Court May 9 (posted May 10, 2010)  

You’re back

Ester Chacon pled guilty to a charge of driving on a suspended license, May 4. Judge Martha Proctor sentenced her to 364 days in jail, suspended, 364 days of unsupervised probation, a $1,00 fine and ordered her to pay $59 in court fees and a $100 bench warrant fee. Chacon, who is from Pueblo, Colo., was stopped on Highway 54, November 17, 2002 and ticketed for driving while license suspended for multiple out of state violations.

Bound over

On May 3, Judge Martha Proctor bound Chrystal Chavez, 27, over to District Court on a charge of distribution of an imitation controlled substance, after defense attorney Gary Mitchell waived the preliminary hearing. Proctor issued an arrest warrant for Chavez after Otero County Narcotics Enforcement officers allegedly purchased “shrooms” from her at her at Ruidoso High School May 13, 2010. The mushrooms tested negative for controlled substance.

 

Carrizozo Magistrate warrants May 6 (posted May 10, 2010)

Warrants issued this week

Michael C. Blake, 24, Box 7911, Ruidoso, N.M.

Gary O. Boren, 58, 4107 109th St., Lubbock, Texas

Leonardo Gonzalez-Alcocer, 38, Calle P.T. de las Republica, 3335 Centro, Juarez, Mexico

Larry J. Hurd, 35, 604 Chama St. S.E. #K, Albuquerque, N.M.

Pablo Rivera, 27, 604 Chama St., S.E., Albuquerque, N.M.

Michael R. Sparr, 23, 806 Johnston Street, Midland, Texas

Raymond E. Torres, 28, 11573 Kristi Weaver, El Paso, Texas

Jesus R. Zamora, 39, C. Durazno, 390 Morelos Zaragosa, Juarez, Mexico

 

Ruidoso Magistrate warrants May 7 (posted May 10, 2010)

Warrants issued this week

Raenette Antonio, 29, 730 White Mtn. Mescalero, N.M.

Federico Cabozos, 26, address not listed

Darrell Castillo, 27, 321 Yucca Dr., Mescalero, N.M.

Issac Contreras, 28, 309 Rigsby Rd., Apt. B, Las Cruces, N.M.

Jason M. Howell, 33, 201 Upper Terrace, Ruidoso, N.M.

Michael J. Luevano, 38, 1523 N. Union, Roswell, N.M.

Vicki H. Olguin, 54, 1106 South Camp, Midland, Texas

Lori Parker, 46, 316 West Hwy. 70 #6, Ruidoso Downs, N.M. (two warrants)

Evelyn Pena, 25, 25135 Hwy. 70, Mescalero, N.M.

Tim A. Rowlett, 19, Lancashire Rd., Ruidoso, N.M.

Angel M. Saenz, 31, 8255 Telshor #66, Las Cruces, N.M.

W. Tony Suttle, 60, 418 Paradise Canyon, Ruidoso, N.M.

Tarena Valdez, 40, 53 Cattail Dr., Mescalero, N.M.

 

Ruidoso Magistrate Court May 7 (posted May 10, 2010)

Swiper, no swiping

Chrystal Everett pled no contest to a charge of shoplifting, May 3. Judge Lorena LaMay sentenced Everett to 182 days in jail, suspended, with 182 days on unsupervised probation. LaMay also suspended a $500 fine and ordered Everett to pay $73 in court costs and to not enter Burkes Outlet.

Paid stamp

Stephanie Smith pled no contest to falsely obtaining services, April 27.  Judge Lorena LaMay sentenced Smith to 182 days in jail, with 175 days suspended and credit for seven days to be served in Lincoln County Detention Center. LaMay also suspended a $500 fine, noting that Smith had made restitution. LaMay ordered Smith to pay $173 in court costs, including a $100 bench warrant fee.

 

Ruidoso Police reports May 6 (posted May 7, 2010)  

Dogs and alcohol

Corporal Mike Weaver responded to the 100 block of Monicas Court for a report of a reckless driver at 6:53 p.m., May 3. The reporting party said a green Jeep Cherokee, parked at Apartment 14, had driven over her dog. The dog was not injured. Weaver located Aaron Ortega, 19, who admitted having been the driver of the Jeep. Weaver reported Ortega smelled of alcohol. According to Weaver’s report, Ortega admitted drinking four beers on the Reservation earlier in the day. Weaver cited Ortega for minor allowing self to be served.

110 proof

Officer Steve Corbin responded to Walgreens at 11:30 a.m., May 3, for a report of shoplifting. Corbin reports David R. Kazhe, 36, of Mescalero, admitted taking a bottle of 100 proof Absolut Vodka from the store without paying. Corbin arrested Kazhe, transported him to the Police Department where he was booked and transported to Lincoln County Detention Center.

Another check

At 2:10 p.m., May 3, Officer Steve Corbin took a report of a check stolen from a mailbox. The victim reported placing several letters in the mailbox at 7 a.m., then returning home to find a note from the mailman stating that the flag was up but the box was empty.

Scribbling in paint

Officer Steve Corbin responded to Auto Zone on Highway 70 at 7:56 a.m., May 3 for a report of graffiti. The manager reported that the graffiti appeared over night. Corbin states in his report that the graffiti appeared to be gang related.

Weed & Crack

Officer Lance Ledford reports stopping a vehicle for a cracked windshield northbound on Mechem at 3:38 p.m., May 1. Ledford alleges that he smelled marijuana when he contacted the driver, Roger Chee, 54, of Mescalero. Chee reportedly admitted having a small bag of marijuana and handed Ledford a small bag of green leafy substance. Ledford reported Chee was also unable to provide proof of insurance. Ledford cited Chee for no insurance, obstructed driver view and possession of marijuana.

Checking out

On April 26, Officer Steve Corbin took a report at the Police Department of a larceny from a mailbox. The victim reported that a $25 check had been stolen from her mailbox, altered and cashed at Walmart for $250.

 

District Court May 6 (posted May 7, 2010)  

Child abuse charges dismissed

Deputy District Attorney Reed Thompson notified the court on April 29, that the State was dismissing charges against Sheila Brewer, without prejudice. 12th Judicial District Atorney’s Office investigator Carrie Spencer, filed a complaint against Brewer, 35, in November 2008, alleging that Brewer neglected or abused a child when she neglected to fill her daughter’s prescriptions and removed her from the Lincoln County Medical Center Emergency Room when arrangements were being made to have the daughter placed in a “safe environment where her medication could be administered and monitored.”

Hickman pleas

Kaeli Hickman, 23, pled no contest to a charge of abandonment of a child, a misdemeanor, under a plea and disposition agreement reached by defense attorney Mandy Denson and Deputy District Attorney Reed Thompson, April 26. Under the agreement the State dismissed charges of Abuse of a child, a 3rd degree felony, and use or possession of drug paraphernalia. Judge Karen Parsons, in accordance with the agreement, sentenced Hickman to 364 days supervised probation and ordered her to attend parenting classes and obtain gainful employment. Ruidoso Police officer Matt Christian arrested Hickman after he stopped her leaving a convenience store following an argument with a clerk there. Hickman tested .013 blood alcohol. Sergeant Joel Martin found Hickman’s three year old son at home alone and contacted Children, Youth and Families to take the boy from the home, which he reported was a safety hazard and filthy.

4th DWI conviction

Tracy Lee Slaten, 46, pled no contest to driving under the influence, 4th offense and driving while license suspended of revoked, under a plea agreement reached by defense attorney Mandy Denson and Deputy District Attorney Reed Thompson, April 23. Under the agreement, the State dismissed charges of concealing identity, no proof of insurance, no license plates, open container, failure to signal, and failutre to maintain lane. Judge Karen Parsons sentenced Slaten to 18 months in prison, six months of which is mandatory, and a one year mandatory parole term. Slaten had been convicted of DWI in February 1994, November 2000, and January 2006. Ruidoso Downs police officer Chris Rupp arrested Slaten February 22, 2010, when he observed him cross the dividing line between lanes on Highway 70 and found the other violations when he stopped him.

Ballard probation revoked

Judge Karen Parsons revoked the probation of Weaver Michael Ballard, 23, on April 23. Ballard was convicted of trafficking in cocaine and conspiracy to traffic in cocaine and distribution of marijuana in a school zone. Parsons ordered Ballard held in the Lincoln County Detention Center until he could be admitted into a treatment facility. Upon completion of the treatment program, Parsons ordered Ballard to begin an new five year term of probation. State Police officer Kenneth Johnson used a confidential informant  to purchase cocaine from Ballard in October and November 2007.  A Ruidoso Police officer, working under cover, bought marijuana from Ballard within 1,000 feet of Ruidoso Middle School in May 2008. Ballard pled no contest to the charges pursuant to a plea and disposition agreement in January 2009. Parsons sentenced him to a nine year suspended sentence and placed him on probation for five years.

 

Divorces granted (posted May 7, 2010)

Judge Karen Parsons granted these divorces in District Court:

Ramona Acosta from Jorge Villanueva, April 22

Cindy Berbiglia from Lucanus Berbiglia, April 22

Diah R. Burrell-Tores from Bobby J. Torres, April 30

Rhonda Wheeler from Reed Wheeler, April 30

David Allen Vermilion, Sr. from Sandra Kay Vermilion, May 4

 

Ruidoso Police Reports, May 4, 2010 (posted May 4, 2010)

Checking the mail

Officer James Urban took a report of a mail stolen from a mail box on Shadow Lane. The victim reportedly told Urban that someone possibly stole three checks from her mailbox on April 26. One of the checks was cashed in Ruidoso Downs and one in El Paso.

You could cut a finger

Sergeant Jonas Proctor and officer Eric Ament responded to the parking lot of the White Mountain Medical Center on El Paso Road at 12:00 p.m., April 29 for a report of a man waving a knife around. After interviewing the parties involved and witnesses, the officer confiscated knives from two people. No arrests were reportedly made.

Someone’s been here

Sergeant Jonas Proctor and Officers Eric Ament and James Urban responded to a report of a burglary in the 600 block of First Street at 1:44 p.m., April 29. Ament reports that the victim arrived from out of town, went to the bathroom and when exiting the bathroom noticed a man walking by the back of the house. She also noticed that the back bedroom door had been pried open and a window was broken. She called police. Urban locate a man matching the description the victim gave and took him to the Police Department, where detective Art Nelson interviewed him. Following the interview, he was released. Proctor and Ament processed the scene for evidence, which they turned over to the Criminal Investigation Division for further investigation.

Nothing on TV

Officer Eric Ament responded to the 100 block of Singing Pines for a report of a burglary at 1 p.m., April 23. Ament reports the victim discovered an unknown person had kicked in the front door of the home and stole two TVs. One of the TVs was mounted on the wall and the other was in an upstairs bedroom. Ament developed some evidence, which he turned over to the Criminal Investigations Division.

Did you…?

Officer James Urban responded to the 100 block of Jerry Shaw Place at 8:29 a.m., April 15 for a report of injury or tampering with a vehicle. The victims reported someone slashed their tires the previous night. The victims gave Urban a suspect’s name. Urban made contact with the suspect and arranged for a voice stress analysis test. The matter remains under investigation.

 

Ruidoso Police reports April 30

Two wrongs

Officer Lance Ledford responded to the 200 block of Upper Terrace at 3:28 p.m., April 29 for a report of a domestic incident. The victim reportedly told Ledford, Cristal Moquino, 19, struck her in the face and dragged her off the porch. Ledford discovered there was a warrant for Moquino’s arrest from Tularosa. Ledford arrested Moquino on the warrant and charged her with battery on a household member, and minor in possession of alcohol. Moquino reportedly admitted drinking three beers before Ledford arrived. Officer Eric Ament reported that Moquino’s infant child had been turned over to Moquino’s Father-in-law and Children, Youth and Families had been notified.

Make yourself at home

Officer Jaime Urban responded the 100 block of Bloodworth at 1:39 p.m., April 28 for a report of a burglary. The victims reported they believed someone had been living in their vacation home for the past month. Urban discovered the screen had been cut and the sliding door broken to allow access to the home. The victims said the furniture had been rearranged and $5 in change, a $20 wind chime and a .22-caliber Ruger pistol in a custom holster were missing from the home.

Window smasher

Officer Jaime Urban responded to the 400 block of Main Road at 12:12 p.m., April 28, for a report of injury or tampering with a motor vehicle. The victim reported someone had broken the driver’s window of the vehicle but nothing had been taken.

 

Ruidoso Magistrate Court

Warrants issued April 26-30

Irasema Aguirre, 26, 1011 Whitaker, Midland, Texas

Samantha J. Bigmouth, 22, 1235 Flats Loop, Mescalero, N.M.

Hubert J. Coonie, 27, 24372 Highway 70, Mescalero, N.M.

Maria Flores-Cota, 49, 609 Wingfield St., Ruidoso, N.M.

Christel M. Hugar, 29, 103 Chino Ct. Mescalero, N.M.

Feather Kayicah, 19, 874 B Mescalero Blvd, Mescalero, N.M.

Joseph Kazhe, 39, 28 Spear Dr. Mescalero, N.M.

Aaron Ramos, 32, 330 Evergreen, Ruidoso, N.M.

Frank W. Randolph, 34, 308 Carrizo Canyon, Ruidoso, N.M.

Mathew Samora, 20, 914 Lava Loop, Carrizozo, N.M.

Ann Marie Sanchez, 49, 110 Sierra Lance 23 C, Ruidoso Downs, N.M.

James D. Slatton, 40, 102 Marble Drive, Ruidoso, N.M.

Jason Swanner, 29, Loma Grande Estates, Alto, N.M.

Patricio Torres, 24, 112 Shifting Sand Way, Chaparral, N.M.

Rebertha Trujillo, 24, White Mountain RV Park, #26, Highway 70, Ruidoso Downs, N.M.

Cameron M. Williams, 33, 163 Ponderosa Drive, Ruidoso, N.M.

 

Ruidoso Downs Police reports April 22-27

Corporal Minter and Officer Rupp responded to a domestic violence call at 7:59 p.m., April 27, at 831 Utah. They arrested Patrick Placentia for battery on a household member. Placentia is being held on a $2,000 cash only bond.

Officer Rupp arrested Daniel Lara, 50, on a warrant at 4:53 p.m., April 27

Officer Rupp responded to All American Park at 2:12 p.m., April 26 for a report of criminal damage to property.

Corporal Minter arrested Johnny M. Baca, on a warrant from the State Police office in Alamogordo, after a traffic stop at 1:51 p.m., April 26. Baca is being held on a $5,000 cash only bond.

Officer Rupp arrested Taylor Price, 21, of Carlsbad after a routine traffic stop in front of Circle K at 1:41 p.m., April 26. Price had an outstanding warrant from the Potter County Sheriff's Department in Amarillo, Texas. Price posted a $3,500 bond and was released.

Officer Trujillo arrested Edward Carroll, 26, on a warrant from the Artesia Police Department, after a routine traffic stop at 12:44 p.m., April 26.

Officer Valenzuela responded to a Be On The Lookout (BOLO) for a possible DWI vehicle at 10:16 p.m., April 22. Valenzuela located the vehicle and observed as it reportedly failed to maintain it's lane. Valenzuela tried to stop the vehicle, which failed to stop until it reached the Travelodge on Highway 70 in Ruidoso. Valenzuela arrested Jose Onsurez, 22, for DWI.

Officer Valenzuela responded to a burglary call at the Willow Mobile Home Park at 10:15 p.m., April 22. The victim reported they had been gone about an hour and came home to see the TV, a game system, multiple video games and DVDs missing from the residence.

Corporal Minter responded to Walmart for a report from Loss Prevention of an embezzlement. Minter arrested Stephanie McCall, 35.

 

Ruidoso Police reports April 20-April 28

Slow learner

Officer Lance Ledford responded to the 200 block of Highway 70 at 7:17 p.m., April 28, for a report of shoplifting. The manager reportedly told Ledford he caught Crystal Everett, 19, of Capitan, shoplifting. Everett reportedly told Ledford her friend had showed her how to shoplift and she thought she would try it herself and “failed.” Ledford issued Everett a non-traffic citation to appear in Magistrate Court for shoplifting. The items allegedly taken were valued at $39.95.

Good deed punished

Officer Lance Ledford responded to 1085 Mechem Drive at 5:17 p.m., April 28 for a report of a battery. The victim allegedly told Ledford that Aaron Ramos 32, struck the victim in the face with a dresser drawer when the victim tried to get Ramos to give him back his pickup. Ramos had allegedly borrowed the truck to move.  Ledford used the victim’s statement to obtain a warrant from Magistrate Court.

Stay away from the fence

Officer Tillman Freeman responded to the 100 block of Jerry Shaw at 6:08 p.m., April 27 for a report of a child bitten by a dog. Freeman reports a four year old had been bitten by the neighbor’s job when the boy reached through the fence. The reporting party didn’t want to press charges because she had told her grandchildren to stay away from the fence and the dog. She said another of her grandchildren had been bitten before. She did want to know if the dog had its shots. Freeman spoke to the dog’s owner and reports that the dog’s shots were out of date. The dog was quarantined at the Humane Society for 10 days. The child did not require medical attention.

The check is not in the mail

Officer Tillman Freeman responded to the 200 block of Jack Little at 6:07 p.m. for a report of a larceny. The victim reported someone had stolen a check made out to Blue Cross/Blue Shield from their mailbox earlier that day. Freeman advised them to stop payment on the check and advised dispatch to place the area on close patrol.

You got pains, alright

Officers Jon Lund and Larry Smith responded to a fight in progress call at 151 Ebarb at 5:20 p.m., April 26. Lund reports they found only Lawrence T. Frymire, 24, at the residence. Smith retrieved a knife from Frymire’s pocket, which Frymire told the officers he had. Given permission to look inside the residence to see if anyone else was there, Smith found a glass pipe commonly used for smoking marijuana and a small amount of what appeared to be marijuana, in plain view. It tested positive for marijuana. Witnesses reportedly told the officers that Frymire had threatened his girlfriend with the knife Smith took from him. The victim reportedly told the officers Frymire threatened to kill her if she did return his things, and then started “choking” her and put the knife to her throat. He then reportedly punched her, breaking her glasses. Lund reports observing marks on the victim, consistent with her story. Lund and Smith arrested Frymire on charges of aggravated battery on a household member with a deadly weapon, criminal damage to property, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana. Frymire complained of chest pains, so the officers called EMS and Frymire was transported to Lincoln County Medical Center for evaluation. Following the medical evaluation, the officers booked Frymire and had him transported to Lincoln County Detention Center.

Tent hits car

Officer Steve Corbin reported April 26 that a vehicle had been damaged at the Kite Festival Friday, April 23, when the tent blew across the street. The victim told Corbin she delayed reporting the damage because her sister was one of those injured by the tent.

Needing dog whisperer

Officer Lance Ledford responded to a report of a loose dog at 88 Texas at 6:18 p.m., April 24. Ledford reports that the daughter of the owner said she knew it was illegal for the dog to be running loose, but they were unable to control it inside the house or keep it in the yard. Ledford cited Stephanie Hargrave, 17,  into Municipal Court on a non-traffic citation for animal at large and instructed her to bring a parent with her to court.

Something don’t add up

Officer Steve Corbin responded to a report of criminal damage to property in the 100 block of Sandstone Place at 11:10 a.m., April 24. The victim reported someone had broken her windows and slashed the tires on her friend’s car. The victim identified a suspect. Officers James Urban and Eric Ament responded to that person’s home and reported that the car the victim said she saw leaving the scene was cold and had not apparently been driven in quite some time. The victim was not happy and reportedly told Corbin she would handle it herself.

Checked out

Officer James Urban responded to the 300 block of Country Club Drive at 1 p.m., April 24 for a report of a check stolen from a mailbox. The victim reported that she had placed an envelope with a check in her mailbox and left for a couple of hours. When she returned the mail man showed up and told her the envelope was open and empty.

Just to break it?

Officer James Urban responded to the 300 block of Brady Canyon Road at 1:37 p.m., April 23 for a report of criminal damage to property. The victim reported someone had broken two windows since they had stayed in the residence six months ago. They did not report anything missing.

He was warned

Officer Lance Ledford responded to the 300 block of Mary at 3:56 p.m., April 23, for a report of a vicious dog in the area. Ledford located the dog and its owner, who admitted he had problems with the dog leaving the residence and roaming the neighborhood. The owner also admitted code enforcement had warned him April 20. Ledford issued him a citation to Municipal Court for animal at large.

Someone needs a time out

Officer James Urban responded to Juvenile Drug Court for a report of attempted arson at 1:16 p.m., April 22. Officials of the Drug Court reported that someone had placed a brown bag in the filler neck of one of their vehicles and it appeared to have been burned. A Drug Court councilor discovered the bag when she went to put gas in the vehicle in Alamogordo. CID is investigating.

Cashed how many times?

Officer Eric Ament reports a victim walked into the Police Department April 21 to report a stolen check. The victim, according to Ament’s report, said the check had been cashed at Walmart in Ruidoso Downs, three times, twice for $400 and once for $300. The victim has not submitted a bank statement to substantiate the claim.

“Is that you, Hardhat?”

Officer James Urban reports on an inventory discrepancy at the Lincoln County Emergency Management office. Urban reports that two VHF radios were missing during an inventory at LCEM. They have been entered into NCIC.

 

From District Court

Double jeopardy

Deputy District Attorney Joanna Zimmerman notified the court April 26, that charges were dismissed against Jimmy Williams, 29, of Roswell for unlawfully taking a motor vehicle, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of under one ounce of marijuana. Zimmerman’s filing states that Williams is facing these charges in Carlsbad, and trying him in Lincoln County would constitute double jeopardy.

Needed a smoke

Justin Slaughter, 25, pled no contest to an amended charge of attempted bringing contraband into a prison, a high misdemeanor, April 12. Under the agreement the State diminished the original felony charge of bringing contraband into a prison. There was no sentencing agreement. Judge Karen Parsons sentenced Slaughter to 364 days in jail with credit for time served from May 20, 2009, with no good tie credit.  Ruidoso Police Detective Doug Babcock obtained a warrant against Slaughter for the charge in April 2009, citing a call from Slaughter, from the jail, to a girlfriend, asking her to get him some “smokes” and “a couple of joints,” and he would arrange to get the delivered into the jail.

Probation violation

Judge Karen Parsons revoked the deferred sentence and suspended sentence of Jennifer M. Lucero, 23, April 9, Parsons sentenced Lucero to 4 ½ years of supervised probation. Lucero had been convicted of forgery in Dec. 2007. Lucero was convicted of three counts of using cashing checks belonging to a Ruidoso business.

Kidnapping charge dropped

Martin Castro, 20, pled no contest to conspiracy to commit armed robbery and conspiracy to bribe a witness (retaliation, bodily injury) under a plea and disposition agreement reached by defense attorney Mario Torrez and Deputy District Attorney Reed Thompson January 22, and was sentenced March 31. Judge Karen Parsons, under the terms of the agreement sentenced Castro to three years in prison for the conspiracy to commit armed robbery and three years on the charge of conspiracy to bribe a witness, for a total of six years. Parsons suspended the sentence and ordered Castro to serve five years on supervised probation. Parsons also ordered Castro to pay the victim $1,300 restitution. Under the agreement, the State dropped a charge of kidnapping.  Castro is one of three men charged with hitting a man in the head with a  pipe, putting him in the trunk of a car and stealing his laptop computer and cell phone May 19th or 20th, 2009. The three transported the unconscious victim from Hondo to Devil’s Canyon Road, where they abandoned him, unconscious in his car.

At least four DWIs

Scott David William, 54, pled no contest to a charge of driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor and/or drugs, 5th offense and driving while license suspended of revoked, April 9. Judge Karen Parsons sentenced Williams to two years in prison, with one year mandatory. Parsons gave Williams credit for time served from April 9 until his arrival at the New Mexico Department of Corrections. Parsons also ordered Williams to pay $272 in mandatory court fees. Lincoln County Deputy Sheriff Robert Taylor arrested Williams Dec. 2, 2009 when he found Williams asleep in the driver’s seat of a van, with the motor running, along the side of Highway 37 at just after noon. Williams, according to Taylor, was too drunk to complete a field sobriety test. Taylor reports Williams fell in the snow trying to get out of the van. There was a vodka bottle in the vehicle with ¾ of it gone. Williams has been convicted of DWI in Utah in 1992, Lincoln County in 1997, 1998 and 1999. Taylor reported dispatch advising him that Williams had at least six DWI arrests.

 

District Court family matters

Judge Karen Parsons granted these divorces:

Ramona Acosta granted a divorce from Jorge Villanueva, April 22

Cindy Berbiglia granted a divorce from Lucanus Berbiglia, April 22

Parsons ordered Joe C. Aguilar, of Carlsbad, to pay $8,543.53 in back child support, April 23.

 

Warrants issued this week in Carrizozo Magistrate Court

Jerry R. Kane, Jr., 45, 501 N. Madison Ave, Clearwater, Florida

Hector D. Magallanes, 49, 275 Sunset Hill Drive, El Paso, Texas

James H. McLarty, 62, 420 N. Union, New Braunfels, Texas

Jerry D. Reynolds, 60, 124 Ranier, Ruidoso, N.M.

Rene Thurman, 33, 14609 E. Evans Ave. Aurora, Colo. (two warrants)

Warrants are issued for failure to pay, failure to appear or probation violations  

Taking a ride

In Carrizozo Magistrate Court April 27, Judge Martha Proctor bound Gregory D. Blaylock, 24, over to District Court to stand trial. Blaylock is charged with receiving or transferring a stolen vehicle. Deputy Sheriff Neal Cox arrested Blaylock on the charge April 11, when he was called to Ski Apache by a Bureau of Indian Affairs officer. Blaylock had reportedly taken the vehicle from the 100 block of Scout Drive and drove it to Ski Apache to go to work. The charge is a 4th degree felony.