Aggravated DUI is heavier offense

27th Fighter Wing legal office When people drink and drive, they lose. Most individuals have heard this warning about the consequences of drinking and driving. Most also know that an alcohol level of .08 or higher is automatically considered driving under the influence (DUI). But what if someone refuses to blow into the breathalyzer machine? […]

Safety manager pushes for safe Halloween

Airman Thomas Trower With more than half of the nation’s traffic fatalities over past Halloween weekends related to alcohol, Mr. Richard Peterson, 27th Fighter Wing ground safety manager began a strong push toward a safe Halloween season and to remind all party-goers to always remember to designate a sober driver. “Halloween is most often thought […]

Phoning while driving invites more accidents

Editorial For some time now, we’ve been beset with electronic governors, disembodied digitized voices telling us to do what we ought or should have realized. Now there are cellular phones that will do for us what we should be doing ourselves regarding driving and phone use. It seems Motorola is developing a cell phone that […]

6/19 Public Record

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the Judicial Court: l Ivey L. Lesley, 45, was found guilty of violating conditions of probation and is ordered to serve 2 years imprisonment with no parole. l Isiah Kazeem Waiters, 25, pleaded guilty to driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or any drug, driving […]

6/5 Public Record

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the Judicial Court: • Pedro Chavez, 56, pleaded guilty to driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or any drug, driving while license revoked and is ordered to serve 30 days incarceration followed by 364 days supervised probation, place an ignition lock on any vehicles driven […]

May 8 Public Record

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the magistrate court: • Enrique Gutierrez, 31, pleaded guilty of driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs, driving left of center and is ordered to serve 90 days supervised probation, attend DWI school and attend the Aspen program. • Benito Nunez, 21, pleaded guilty to […]

3/27 Public Record

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the magistrate court: • Donavan Wagner, 21, pled guilty to public affray and will serve five days in the Roosevelt County Detention Center. • Octavio Vicuna, 33, pled guilty on driving while intoxicated (first offense), driving left of center and speeding and was ordered to serve 90 […]

March 13 Public Record

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the magistrate court: • Luis Perez, 25, was found guilty of driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor (first offense) and driving on roadways laned for traffic and was ordered to serve 90 days of supervised probation. • Stanley Salczynski, 46, pled no contest aggravated driving […]

March 6 Public Record

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the magistrate court: • Benny Preston, 23, pled guilty to issuance of worthless checks and is ordered to pay fines. • Brandy LaFerriere, 23, pled guilty to a probation violation and was ordered to continue probation. • Juan Rodriguez, 34, pled guilty to aggravated driving while intoxicated, […]

New law would limit alcohol purchase for convicted drunken drivers

By Kevin Wilson New Mexicans convicted of drunken driving could not buy beer, wine, whiskey or other liquor for five years under a proposal by a Republican lawmaker. “I think this is something that will have a real effect on DWI in New Mexico,” Sen. William Sharer, R-Farmington, said Tuesday at a news conference. The […]

Jan. 16 Public Record

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the magistrate court: • Esequil Cordova, 19, pled guilty to possession of marijuana less than one ounce and was ordered to pay fines. • Miguel Garcia, 49, pled guilty of aggravated driving while intoxicated (third offense) and driving left of center and will serve 90 days in […]

Jan. 9 Public Record

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the magistrate court: — Larry Taylor, 35, pled guilty to driving with a suspended driver’s license and will serve 364 days of unsupervised probation. — Dusti Pergeson, 34, pled guilty of aggravated driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs (first offense), no insurance and […]

Dec. 19 Public Record

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the magistrate court: — Jacqueline Troy, 18, pled no contest to the charge of possession of drug paraphernalia and will serve 364 days of supervised probation. — Chris Wilkinson, 22, pled guilty to the charge of driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drug (first […]

Nov. 14 Public Record

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the magistrate court: • Windom Yates, 43, found guilty of driving on suspension and will serve 90 days of unsupervised probation. • Patrick Steckline, 27, found guilty of driving while intoxicated (first offense) and will serve 90 days of supervised probation. • Rodulfo Sotelo, 27, found guilty […]

Oct. 31 Public Record

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the magistrate court: • Kasandra Lewis, 21, found guilty of driving on suspension and will serve 90 days of supervised probation. • Michael Aguilar, 39, found guilty of resisting/evading/obstructing an officer and will serve 364 days of supervised probation. • Liobardo Martinez, 28, found guilty of resisting, […]

Oct. 10 Public Record

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the Roosevelt County District Court: • Sherman Kent, 50, found guilty of possession of a controlled substance, to-wit, methamphetamine and will serve 300 days in the RCDC, followed by five years of supervised probation. • Felipe Padilla, 39, found guilty of aggravated fleeing a law enforcement officer, […]

Sept. 26 Public Record

The following marriage certificates were recently issued in the Roosevelt County Courthouse: — Richard Lee Tomlison, 27, and Jacquelyn Gardiner, 20, both of Portales. — Ronald Pace, 34, and Amanda Mosqueda, 28, both of Portales. The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the Roosevelt County District Court: — Joseph Ornelas, 23, found guilty of […]

Sept. 19 Public Record

The following marriage certificates were recently issued in the Roosevelt County Courthouse: • Chad Vaden, 28, and Wendie Fajardo, 25, both of Portales. • Dennis Naranjo Jr., 22, and Tara Candice Schroeder, 21, both of Elida. • J.D. Mead Jr., 22, and Shana Price, 19, both of Portales. The following divorces were recently filed in […]

Sept. 5 Public Record

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the Roosevelt County District Court: — Michael Quintero, 38, found guilty of distribution to controlled substance, methamphetamine and will be on supervised probation for three years. The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the magistrate court: — Janet Urioste, 19, found guilty of probation violation and […]

Aug. 8 Public Record

The following certificates of marriage were recently filed in the Roosevelt County Courthouse: — Timothy Hallford, 26, and Mechelle Dupree, 28, both of Portales. — Juan Gabriel Rojas, 27, and Maria Hernandez, 24, both of Portales. — Benjamin Orona, 20, and Sarah Morin, 18, both of Portales. — Justin Anderson, 18, and Katey Fulgham, 18, […]