Raton Crime

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  • SHARKNAPPING! Someone Tries To Steal A Shark From Bo...

    Tuesday Oct 14 | via Boca News Now 

    We're not making this up. Boca Raton detectives are actively investigating the attempted theft of a shark from the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center at 1801 North Ocean Blvd. in Boca Raton.

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  • Past Tense: Gus the Kid, part 3

    Thursday Oct 2 | via Ruidoso News 

    It had been a very bad night in Raton, New Mexico, on June 26, 1882. Local citizen "Gus the Kid" Mentzer appeared to have taken leave of his senses.

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  • Lawsuit: Man with schizophrenia falsely held

    Tuesday Sep 30 | via Cybercast News Service 

    A northern New Mexico county and police officers in a small city falsely detained an Albuquerque man diagnosed with schizophrenia for preaching at a Denny's restaurant, then denied him medical treatment in jail, according to a new federal lawsuit. In court papers filed in U.S. District Court in Albuquerque last week, attorneys for Elijah Dominguez said Colfax County and Raton police officers violated his constitutional rights after his May 2013 arrest for disorderly conduct.

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  • Past Tense: Gus the Kid, part 2

    Thursday Sep 25 | via Ruidoso News 

    Last week, we discussed how Gus Mentzer, aka "Gus the Kid," of Raton, New Mexico, apparently slipped his moorings on the night of June 26, 1882. He had some difficulty with his partner, or possibly employer, no one really knows for sure, and was on a drunken tear.

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Raton Law

Last week he called his female probation officer and informed her he wants to sell his car. She then said if he sells his car he will then be given a home ankle bracelet costing $400 dollars a month as opposed to the $ 80 a mo. for the interlock now how can he work ankled at home pay the probation officer monthly this 34 year old has spent his fines in jail went to a one mo re hab attended 40 mile one way dui classes what is the situation her 80 a month for the
Intervene to convince the parolee that the economic reality saves lost of dollars per month just by keeping the car
Had a 1st offense DUI in PA back in 2007. Accepted into and completed ARD, (Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition), program where the charges are dismissed without a "conviction" or admission of guilt. Arrest record is expunged and only record of violation is on PENNDOT records for enhancing a later DUI charge. There was NO CONVICTION. Moved to NM. MVD said only eligible for interlock license under statute 66-5-5e. It states "(person) who was CONVICTED on or after June 17, 2005 of driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs pursuant to the laws or ordinances of any other state". I plan to challenge the NM MVD because I was NOT convicted of DUI under PA state law. Penndot will send a letter stating that there was NO conviction. Thoughts?
I think.... That it will cost you more money, heartache and misery to fight this than it would be just to get the IID.
I had a DWI driver at 2:30 am that damaged my property, and vehicle (no injuries to myself or family). Now his insurance company does not want to pay me the estimate amount I received for the property damage work. Adjuster says that the estimates are too high. I want to tell the adjuster that when the Police knock on your door at 3;00 am, and you have older children, that your mind wonders if they are injured or dead. I do not like to sue, but if the company keeps messing around for $1,500.00 I will have to make them spend a lot more in Court costs. Is this something that can be pursued in the Court?
Absolutely No Point. Contact the DA who is prosecuting the DUI driver and turn your damages over to him. The judge...
the officer saw 2 prescription bottles in my glove box one for pain one a muscle relaxer she said I was being arrested for drug possession my blood level was .00 and my breath test was .00 I ask if I was going to be arrested she said if it reads 0 you get to sleep in your own bed although it read 0 I was still arrested when I asked when the results come in she sais in 3 weeks also there was mistakes that the officer made during the arrest like I was arrested at 11:00 pm my ticket says i was arrested at 8:00 am and on a different form it says I was arrested the day before i was actually arrested did they know I was going to be arrested the day before can I sue the city for false imprisonment ? what are my rights? were my rights violated? my eyes were red I have 2jobs im tired
Will depend on what the blood test revels with respect to RX drugs in your system. Please feel free to retain a AVVO...
License was revoked in 2007, I want to go to DMV and get my license will an interlock be required since it has been 7 years since I have had the conviction
Your best place to ask this would be at the NM DMV. Generally you cannot just wait out an IID requirement but there may...
on paperwork it says im being charged with a first time offense. Can it be changed?
Yes, it can be amended up at any point prior to sentencing. With a 4th, IF they can find all the priors, you would be...
My husband and I were involved in a car accident on September 2013. The person who struck us was drunk. Our accident was disastrous, we rolled over and my husband held severe injuries to his head. To this date he is recuperating but the doctors do not know if his symptoms will ever go away (dizziness, headaches, blurred vision). The DA charged the drunk driver with 3 counts of great bodily harm (there were 2 other passengers in our vehicle). Can my husband, given the severity of the accident, qualify for the U-Visa? If so, have there been cases of other people who were victims of DUI like my husband, who gave been granted the U-Visa? Please help – Thank you!
I have not heard of anyone getting a U-visa from a DWI. The closes crime requirement that matches with this...