Friday, May 26

Welfare check

Rio de Arenas Road

Caller advised a male called caller advising someone is outside his house trying to hurt him. Deputy attempted contact/male did not come to the door/did check around the property/no  one is there/clear.

Welfare check

Highway 35 – MM 23

Caller from Forest Service advised they found a vehicle down in the ditch and saw someone walking/vehicle is between Lake Roberts and the Upper Campground.

Deputy had contact with (redacted) near Camp Thunderbird/he is walking to the ranger station/advised he ran out of gas/they will need a tow truck to get it out.

Welfare check

Delk Drive – Sunrise Estates

Caller advised he just got out of the hospital, is in a wheelchair, and needs help/there is no one to care for him. Deputy requested ambulance for an 82-year-old male with mental health issues/advised will be clear/negative on being transported/there was no medical need/male’s caregiver will be there within an hour.

Welfare check

Mobile Drive

Female told caller to come to this location to pick her up/they have been texting/caller did and she wasn’t there/caller wants LE to help find her. Caller called back advising female called again saying she has been kidnapped. Deputy advised will be clear/this is a scam/advising they are trying . . .

Saturday, May 27


Highway 15 – Pinos Altos

Caller advised a named male took some items which were in a bag outside caller’s home/unsure exactly what was taken/male left in a small black car.

Game and Fish

Highway 180 at Peterson Drive

Caller advised dead deer in eastbound lane. Received another call of a large deer in roadway.

Accident-property damage

Highway 180 – iron bridge (Riverside)

Collision with grey pickup about 500 yards south of iron bridge/negative on any injuries/in the middle of the roadway. NMSP requested another unit for traffic control. Deputy advised on scene for traffic control/en route to Holiday Inn Express with one male in unit.

Welfare check

Jack Rabbit Drive – Arenas Valley

Caller with 988 (a national suicide hotline) advised a male just called her advising he was having suicidal ideations/has not eaten in four days/plans to starve himself/he does have 36 firearms in his residence/he is not willing to go to a hospital on his own/he has been drinking a 12-pack a day/two dogs on property. Deputy advised everything is okay/he is intoxicated and has food to eat/he stated . . .

Sunday, May 28

Unattended death

Mimbres Cactus Drive – Upper Mimbres – 1:07 a.m.

66-year-old male/found his brother deceased in bed/is cold to the touch/last saw him around 7 p.m./believe he passed from COPD. Deputy advised to send OMI/OMI en route/ETA 30 minutes.

Loud party

Tanglewood Circle

Loud music and people being loud in general/also heard gunshsots over an hour ago. Deputy advised everything got shut down.


E. Highway 180 – Arenas Valley

A named male just shot at caller several times and caller shot back at him/male left in a grey truck/no one was injured. Caller advised he received information the male was hitting his (ED: unknown which male) daughter/when caller arrived the male saw him and just started shooting/caller hasn’t checked his vehicle or his house to see if it . . .


Highway 180 – Cliff

Caller is having issues with her sons who have taken over all her things and destroyed her property/she had a package stolen by them the other day/requests a phone call. Caller was advised deputies are busy.

Criminal damage to property

Bataan Memorial Park

Caller from county maintenance advised someone broke the north gate at location/caller will be there in 20 minutes in a county truck.

Welfare check

Burke Loop

Small autistic boy running around with bare feet/he is yelling right now and his feet are bleeding/caller advised with child in front of a Burke Loop address/child is about 10-years-old. Deputy made contact with case working 523 (Ed: worker?).


Arenas Valley Road

A named male is saying caller is a child molester/wants to speak with a deputy/said if nobody goes she will go and take care of him herself.

Weapons fired

Elias Road – Arenas Valley

Caller advised she heard 2 or 3 shots coming from this address/believes there are juvies there who shouldn’t be and speeding on a county road. Deputies were advised/made contact with two named individuals/advised negative on any weapons firing.

Welfare check

Highway 15 – Pinos Altos

Was approached by a named female wanting a welcheck on her child who is with father. Deputy advised correct address/he is not home/clear.

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