Category: Crime

Article: Sold for Sex: Sex trafficking plagues New Mexico women, but no one’s sure how many

Article: Sold for Sex: Sex trafficking plagues New Mexico women, but no one’s sure how many

From the Santa Fe Reporter In 2015, Dallas Grassbaugh was 23, homeless and supporting a debilitating drug habit by selling her body for sex. Then she met Shane Roach. She’d already escaped two sex traffickers by then, and Roach, an aspiring hip-hop artist from Albuquerque, promised he could help and protect her. Roach bought her…

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Article: Woman accused of pointing gun at car

Article: Woman accused of pointing gun at car

From the Las Vegas Optic Las Vegas Police arrested a 19-year-old woman after witnesses say she pointed a 9 mm pistol at four people inside a car. Tenielle J. Martinez of Las Vegas was charged with four felony counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. The incident occurred late in the evening of March…

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Article: Apparent road rage incident ends with 15-year-old shot in the head

Article: Apparent road rage incident ends with 15-year-old shot in the head

From the Las Vegas Optic A high-speed car chase through the streets of west Las Vegas culminated in a 15-year-old boy being airlifted to Albuquerque with a gunshot wound to the head, and a Las Vegas man facing multiple felony charges. Leopoldo J. Jaramillo III, 30, was booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center…

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Article: Police: Man struck wife, daughter

Article: Police: Man struck wife, daughter

From the Las Vegas Optic Just days before Christmas, Las Vegas Police responded to a domestic disturbance call that resulted in a Las Vegas man being charged with child abuse. Brian E. Mondragon, 44, was booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center on Dec. 22, charged with felony abuse of a child and misdemeanor…

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Article: Man out on bond for DWI leads police on chase

Article: Man out on bond for DWI leads police on chase

From the Las Vegas Optic  Hours after appearing in court to have an ankle monitor removed, a Las Vegas man was arrested for felony aggravated fleeing of law enforcement following a high-speed chase. According to Las Vegas Police, around 8 a.m. Dec. 12, an officer’s radar recorded 24-year-old Jeffrey C. Fernandez driving 98 mph on…

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Article: Police arrive on Bridge Street with guns drawn, arrest man

Article: Police arrive on Bridge Street with guns drawn, arrest man

From the Las Vegas Optic Las Vegas Police responded to a business in the 100 block of Bridge Street with guns drawn after receiving a call about a man pointing a handgun at people. LVPD officers confronted 32-year-old Alfonso H. Garduño on Dec. 3 around 3:30 p.m. in the breezeway of a building on Bridge…

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Article: Man arrested after threatening to kill his family

Article: Man arrested after threatening to kill his family

From the Las Vegas Optic A Las Vegas man was charged with two felonies and multiple misdemeanors after threatening to kill himself and his family. Joseph L. Garcia, 58, was charged with two felony counts of false imprisonment, two misdemeanor counts of assault against a household member and misdemeanor aggravated battery against a household member.…

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