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Raton Police Blotter June 2016

June 30, 2016

 

ARRESTS:

Julia A. Trujillo: (35) Reckless driving

Leslie Fresquez: (41) Springer Magistrate Arrest Warrant for theft of a credit card and unlawful use of an ATM or Debit Card

 

INCIDENTS:

Unlawful taking of a motor vehicle

Reckless driving

 

NON-TRAFFIC CITATIONS:

 

TRAFFIC CITATIONS:

John Pascetti: no valid proof of insurance

Julia Trujillo: reckless driving

 

 

June 29, 2016

 

ARRESTS:

Murray Swanson: (36) Driving while license revoked

 

INCIDENTS:

 

NON-TRAFFIC CITATIONS:

 

TRAFFIC CITATIONS:

Murray Swanson: driving while license revoked

Blair Esquibel: seatbelt violation

 

 

June 28, 2016

 

ARRESTS:

 

Maria T. Martinez: (31) Eighth Judicial Bench Warrant for possession of controlled substance/ possession or use of drug paraphernalia and concealing identity

 

INCIDENTS:

 

 

NON-TRAFFIC CITATIONS:]

 

TRAFFIC CITATIONS:

 

Oscar Arreola: speeding and driver to be licensed

Sandra Villegas: speeding

 

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June 27, 2016

 

ARRESTS:

 

Arpil Salazar: (30) Magistrate Arrest Warrant for falsely obtaining services and tampering with evidence

Brian Archuleta: (32) Santa Fe Magistrate Bench Warrant for failure to pay fines

 

INCIDENTS:

Larceny

 

NON-TRAFFIC CITATIONS:

Chiara M. Gallegos: larceny

 

TRAFFIC CITATIONS:

 

Susan Madrid: invalid suspended license

Theresa Chaney: no proof of insurance

Brandy Bueno: speeding

John Duran: expired registration

Casandra Vigil: insurance had expired

Adela Proctor: stop sign violation

Dolores Fernandez: speeding

Dee Blackburn: stop light violation

Monica Montoya: speeding

Arthur Tafoya: speeding

Thomas E. Tucker: speeding

Robert Leplatt: expired registration

Lucas Jansen: speeding

 

 

June 24, 2016

INCIDENTS:

1 incident of a protection order violation

1 incident of possession of drug paraphernalia & marijuana

1 incident of aggravated battery & criminal damage against a household member

ARRESTS:

Preston Martinez (20)              Magistrate bench warrant for failure to comply with conditions of probation

TRAFFIC CITATIONS:

Joshua Alderette                    speeding 50/35

Adam Chavez                         no insurance

Justin Hare                            speeding 60/35

Eric Jaramillo                        speeding 49/35

Eddie Lawrence                      speeding 60/35

Abel Longoria                         registration violation

Monica Martinez                    speeding 53/35

Miguel Olvera-Meja                 speeding 45/35

 

NON-TRAFFIC CITATIONS:

Charles Romero (20)               battery

 

 

June 23, 2016

INCIDENTS:

None

ARRESTS:

Raul Avila (58)                       Magistrate arrest warrant for fraud, forgery, & conspiracy

Veneranda Chavez (29)            Magistrate bench warrant for failure to appear

Melanie Gallegos (28)              Magistrate arrest warrant for larceny

Jose Islas (25)                        possession of drug paraphernalia & marijuana

Andrew Martinez (38)              aggravated battery against a household member, criminal damage, & probation violation

Tanya Sanchez (41)                 Magistrate arrest warrant for fraud, forgery, tampering w/evidence, & conspiracy

TRAFFIC CITATIONS:

Veneranda Chavez                  driving while license suspended/revoked

Fred Cochran                         registration violation & no insurance

Samantha Iacobelli                 speeding 52/35

Jose Islas                               seatbelt violation

Teri Marquez                          registration violation & no insurance

David Phaneuf                        no insurance

Daryn Romero                        speeding 30/25

Lindy Sena                             no insurance

Jordan Sisneros                     speeding 35/25

Vincent Warrick                     driving while license suspended/revoked, no insurance, & registration violation

 

 

June 22, 2016

INCIDENTS:

None

ARRESTS:

Mark Clark (42)  Magistrate arrest warrant for burglary, tampering with evidence, & larceny

 

June 21, 2016

ARRESTS:

Joseph Acevedo: (29) Magistrate Bench Warrant for failure to pay fines

Preston Martinez: (20) Magistrate Bench Warrant for failure to pay fines

INCIDENTS:

Larceny

Criminal damage to property

TRAFFIC CITATION:

Julianna Teixeira: speeding

Jazimond Trujillo: invalid-suspended license

Joseph Acevedo: invalid-suspended license

Jason Duran: seatbelt violation

Florinda Fanelli: speeding / revoked license

Jon Patrick Elliott: seatbelt violation

Alex Romero: seatbelt violation and no proof of insurance

Breannalynn Lucero: no proof of insurance

 

 

June 20, 2016

ARRESTS:

Michael P. Vigil: (20) Arrest Warrant breaking and entering and conspiracy

Mary Jo Armijo: (58) Bench Warrant for failure to comply with probation conditions

Sidney Pena: (23) Arrest Warrant for criminal damage to property and battery

Two Magistrate Bench Warrants one for failure to appear and failure to pay fines

Preston Martinez: (20) 8th Judicial Warrant /violation of protection order

Zachariah V. Holderby: (34) intimidation of a witness/battery/conspiracy to commit assault with a deadly weapon

Crystal R. Vigil: (34) aggravated assault/intimidation of witness/possession of a firearm or destructing device by a felon/tampering with evidence

INCIDENTS:

Lost/found property

TRAFFIC CITATION:

Vanessa Maddux: stop sign violation

Raymond Quintana: driver to be licensed/evidence of registration

Jewel Horner: equipment violation (license plate light) /driver to be licensed

Luella Smith: speeding

Adeline Urquijo: no proof of insurance

Brittany Trujillo: invalid suspended license

David Martinez: failure to signal

Marjorie Duran: no proof of insurance

Henry Berg: expired registration/no proof of insurance

Victoria Gonzales: speeding

Cody Barker: speeding

Julia Trujillo: speeding

Kimberly Kite: invalid-suspended license

Jeanette Gonzales: invalid- suspended license

Brade Foreman: invalid-suspended license

NON TRAFFIC CITATIONS:

Sidney R. Pena: shoplifting

Lisa Barraza: criminal trespass

 

June 17, 2016

ARRESTS:

Reyhanna S. Marquez: (30) Aggravated assault with a deadly weapon

Tampering with evidence

                                       Criminal damage to property household member

Department of Corrections Warrant for violating probation conditions receiving above charges

Johnny A. Vigil: (31) Magistrate Bench Warrant for failure to comply with conditions of probation (positive drug test)

INCIDENTS:

TRAFFIC CITATION:

Keinan Reese: speeding

 

June 16, 2016

ARRESTS:

Julia A. Trujillo: (35) Magistrate Bench Warrant for failure to pay fines

Jesus C. Rodriguez: (42) Aggravated DWI (1st offense)

INCIDENTS:

Lost/found property

Criminal damage to property

TRAFFIC CITATION:

Julia Trujillo: no proof of insurance

Rockey Coca: invalid suspended license

Thomas Shell: display of registration (expired)

June 15, 2016

ARRESTS:

Richard Samora: (40) Magistrate Bench Warrant for failure to pay fines

INCIDENTS:

TRAFFIC CITATION:

 Christella Torres: driver to be licensed/no proof of insurance/speeding

Allison Cruz: expired insurance

NON-TRAFFIC CITATIONS:

 

 

June 14, 2016

ARRESTS:

Gabriel Gonzales: (23) Arrest Warrant for breaking and entering and criminal damage to property

Toby Muniz: (42) Magistrate Bench Warrant for failure to comply with conditions of probation

Valerie Martinez: (28) Municipal Bench Warrant for failure to pay fines

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INCIDENTS:

Larceny

Criminal damage to property

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TRAFFIC CITATION:

Paul Sisneros: driver to be licensed

Soylo Atencio: driver to be licensed

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NON-TRAFFIC CITATIONS:

Regina Slade: no city dog tags

Robert Vigil: no city dog tags (2 counts)

Vicious animal (2 counts)

Dog at large (2 counts)

 

 

June 13, 2016

ARRESTS:

Vincent M. Martinez: (24) Magistrate Arrest Warrant for breaking and entering and criminal damage to property

Shaun Ortega: (31) possession of marijuana

Cayla Phillips: (28) Magistrate Bench Warrant for failure to appear and possession of drug paraphernalia

Jacob Duran: (38) Eighth Judicial Bench Warrant for aggravated stalking/violation of restraining order prohibiting domestic violence

Geno Pacheco: (51) Magistrate Bench Warrant for failure to comply with probation conditions on charge of shoplifting

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INCIDENTS:

Possession of marijuana

Criminal damage to property

Larceny

Theft of identity

Aggravated assault

Resisting/refusing to obey an officer

Battery

Shoplifting

Falsely obtaining services

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TRAFFIC CITATION:

Joseph Gomez: parking violation

Joseph Archuleta: speeding

Jennifer Piippo: speeding

David Farris: expired registration/speeding

Timothy Dunbar: speeding/driver to be licensed

Steven Swanson: speeding

Helen Segura: speeding

Steven Gutierrez: speeding

Roberta Trujillo: speeding

Nicholas Salazar: speeding

Breannalynn Lucero: no proof of insurance

Elena Flores: driver to be licensed/no proof of insurance

Angelica Garcia: failure to stop/yield

Jose Avitia-Primero: speeding/no proof of insurance

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NON-TRAFFIC CITATIONS:

 

 

June 10, 2016

ARRESTS:

Vincent M. Martinez: (24) Magistrate Arrest Warrant for breaking and entering and criminal damage to property

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INCIDENTS:

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TRAFFIC CITATION:

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NON-TRAFFIC CITATIONS:

 

 

June 9, 2016

ARRESTS:

Anastasia D. Lucero: (27) Battery and Shoplifting

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INCIDENTS:

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TRAFFIC CITATION:

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NON-TRAFFIC CITATIONS:

 

 

June 8, 2016

ARRESTS:

 

Kenneth Segura: (26) Magistrate Bench Warrant for failure to pay fines on charges of battery of household member and criminal damage to property

Louis Richard Padilla: (26) Battery against a household member

John Toth: (50) resisting and refusing to obey an officer

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INCIDENTS:

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TRAFFIC CITATION:

Nicole Marquez: invalid suspended license and no proof of insurance

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NON-TRAFFIC CITATIONS:

 

 

June 7, 2016

ARRESTS:

INCIDENTS:

TRAFFIC CITATION:

Paul Palladini: invalid-revoked license

Theresa Brown: driver to be licensed

Kelly Gonzales: stop sign violation

NON-TRAFFIC CITATIONS:

 

 

June 6, 2016

ARRESTS:

John Saenz: (31) Aggravated fleeing a law enforcement officer/Tampering with evidence/aggravated driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor and or drugs/criminal damage to property/ resisting/evading/obstructing an officer (2 counts) reckless driving and an  Arrest Order

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INCIDENTS:

Battery

Criminal damage to property

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TRAFFIC CITATION:

Kenneth Lopez: speeding

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NON-TRAFFIC CITATIONS:

Edwin L. Goss: battery

 

 

June 3, 2016

 

ARRESTS:

David Duncan: (24) Magistrate Arrest Warrant for robbery

Anthony R. Moore: (27) driving while license invalid/revoked

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INCIDENTS:

Unauthorized graffiti

Battery

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TRAFFIC CITATION:

Anthony Moore:  seatbelt violation /driving while license invalid/revoked/no registration plate/no proof of insurance

 

Mark Beard:  expired registration/ no proof of insurance

 

NON-TRAFFIC CITATIONS:

Sabrina Hernandez: no city dog tags (2counts)

Elias Romero: no city dog tags

 

No Police Blotter on June 2, 2016

 

June 1, 2016

ARRESTS:

Jay Dylan Muse: (21) Magistrate Bench Warrant for failure to pay fines on charge of driving while license revoked (DWI related)

Raul J. Avila: (58) aggravated assault with deadly weapon

Victor Najera: (30) Magistrate Bench Warrant for failure to appear for charge of resisting/evading/obstructing an officer /use or possession of drug paraphernalia

Matthew LeDoux: (34) Magistrate Court Bench Warrant out of Santa Fe for failure to appear on charge of driving while license suspended

INCIDENTS:

Aggravated Battery (great bodily harm)

 TRAFFIC CITATION:

Dylan Query: no proof of insurance

Rose Saenz-Quintana: expired registration (tags)

Angelique Gallegos: stop sign violation/no proof of insurance/operator to be licensed

Melinda Blakeley: driver to be licensed

Stormie McBride: no proof of valid insurance

Christopher Lopez: driver to be licensed

NON-TRAFFIC CITATIONS:

Pete Sintas: prohibited nuisances and unlawful storage accumulation

Colfax County Sheriff’s Office Blotter~ June 2016

Colfax County Sheriff’s Office

BLOTTER

June 24 2016

ARRESTS:

Scott Maldonado age 51 was arrested in Springer for a Magistrate Court Warrant for failure to appear on previous charges of aggravated battery

Alyssa C. Espinoza age 24 was arrested in Raton for an Eighth Judicial District Court Warrant for failure to comply with conditions of probations for the previous offenses of fraudulent signing of credit cards/sales slips/agreements: fraudulent use of a credit cards: fraudulent use of credit card

Lance E. Alcorn age 23 was arrested in Raton for Colfax County Magistrate Warrant for failure to appear for the charges of concealing identity, use or possession of drug paraphernalia

Timothy Horner age 24 was arrested in Raton for possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia

George Pena age 53 was arrested in Springer for a Colfax County Magistrate Court warrant for violation of posted signs and resisting, evading or obstructing a peace officer

Angelica Marie Sanchez age 19 was arrested in Cimarron for a Colfax County Magistrate Court warrant

Leslie Fresquez age 41 was arrested in Raton for a Magistrate Division II Court Warrant for trafficking methamphetamine (by possession with intent to distribute), retaining stolen property (over $500.00 but not more than $2,500.00) and possession of drug paraphernalia

INCIDENTS:

John Rivera was a victim to criminal damage to property in Springer, NM.

Kenneth Leber was a victim to a dog bite in Springer, NM

Tanya Sanchez was charged by arrest warrant in Raton for the following: Fraud (over$2500.00 but not no more than $20,000.00), 3 counts of Forgery (making or altering-over $2500.00 but no more than $20,000.00), (making or altering a will, codicil, trust  instrument , deed, ect) and (issuing or transferring-over $2500.00 but no more than $20,000.00), Tampering with evidence (3rd or 4th degree felony) and for 3 Counts of Conspiracy to commit fraud (4th degree felony), forgery (4th degree felony) and (a misdemeanor)

Raul Avila was charged by arrest warrant in Raton for the following: Fraud (over$2500.00 but not no more than $20,000.00), 3 counts of Forgery (making or altering-over $2500.00 but no more than $20,000.00), (making or altering a will, codicil, trust instrument, deed, ect.) and  (issuing or transferring-over $2500.00 but no more than $20,000.00), and for 3 Counts of Conspiracy to commit fraud (4th degree felony), forgery (4th degree felony) and (a misdemeanor)

ACCIDENT REPORTS:

NON Traffic CITATIONS:

Christopher Snyder was cited in Raton for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia

Domingo A. Saenz was cited in Cimarron for possession of drug paraphernalia, concealing identity and resisting, evading or obstructing an officer

Angelica M. Sanchez was cited in Cimarron for possession of drug paraphernalia

CITATIONS:

Will Gallegos: cited for speeding

Eduardo Cabrera: cited for speeding

Albert Hutcherson: cited for speeding

Ruben Lucero: cited for speeding

Louanna Martinez: cited for speeding

Robbi Jo Negley: cited for speeding and no proof of insurance

Joe Ross: cited for speeding

Christopher Snyder: cited for failure to yield and improper lane change

Louanna Martinez: cited for speeding

Anthony Beilman: cited for speeding

Vincent Mann: cited for speeding

Arturo-Jesus Ramirez: cited for failure to move over for an emergency vehicle with their lights on

Jason Martinez: cited for no proof of insurance

Christine Quave: cited for no proof of insurance, speeding and failure to display of registered plate

 

Colfax County Sheriff’s Office

BLOTTER

June 17, 2016

ARRESTS:

Tamara Dawn Gonzales age 23 was arrested in Maxwell for battery against a household member

Patricia Mares age 34 was arrested in Raton for Division 1, Magistrate Court Arrest Warrant for the following charges:                                                                                                                  Aggravated burglary (armed after entering 2nd degree felony)                                                            Conspiracy to Commit Aggravated burglary (3rd degree felony)                                                Breaking and Entering (by breaking or dismantling a part of the structure, 4TH degree felony) Conspiracy to Commit Breaking and Entering (misdemeanor)                                                     Larceny of a firearm (less than $2,500, 4th degree felony)                                                                                                   Conspiracy of Larceny of a Firearm (misdemeanor)                                                                       Larceny (more than $500 but not more than $2,500, 4th degree felony                                 Conspiracy to Larceny (more than $500 but not more than $2,500, misdemeanor)            Unlawful taking of a vehicle or motor vehicle (1st offense, 4th degree felony)                    Conspiracy to Unlawful taking of a vehicle or motor vehicle (misdemeanor)                          Criminal damage to property (less than $1,000, misdemeanor)                                                       She was also arrested on a Division 1 Bench warrant for failure to pay fines or costs previously imposed by the order of the court for previous charges of trafficking controlled substances (possess with intent to distribute, narcotic or meth a 1st offense)

Mariano Francisco Araica Avalos age 24 was arrested for a Springer Magistrate Warrant in Eagle Nest

INCIDENTS:

Kayla Urquijo was a victim to aggravated battery against a household member in Maxwell.

Eagle Nest Mini Mart was a victim to embezzlement

 

ACCIDENT REPORTS:

 

NON Traffic CITATIONS:

Mariano Francisco Araica Avalos was cited for embezzlement in Eagles Nest

 

CITATIONS:

Varsha Bhat: cited for speeding

Daniel Denger-Vantil: cited for speeding

Devin Honore: cited for driver to be licensed and for speeding

Walter Stock: cited for speeding

Scott Giese: cited for speeding

Kelly Fox: cited for driver to be licensed and speeding

Pedro Garcia-Vicencio: cited for speeding

Bryan Romero: cited for speeding

Eric Saunders: cited for speeding

Shannon Whisennand: cited for speeding

Veronica Armneta-Dominquez: cited for speeding

Tommy Cole: cited for speeding

Trace Landess: cited for speeding

Christopher Price: cited for speeding

Shawntel Pena: cited for driver to be licensed and no proof of insurance

Leroy Martinez: cited for a seatbelt violation

Victor Beyer: cited for speeding

Richard Gaidelis: cited for speeding

Dannette Slack: cited for speeding

Harriett Burleson: cited for speeding

Lee Trujillo: cited for speeding

 

Colfax County Sheriff’s Office

BLOTTER

June 3, 2016

ARRESTS:

Michael Eugene Roybal age 57 was arrested in Eagle Nest for a 1st Offense aggravated driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor and or drugs, failure to come to a complete stop sign, no proof of insurance and open container.

Kelcey D. Raught age 41 was arrested in Raton for 2 Magistrate Court warrants for failure to appear for a served summons and for failure to enforce compulsory school attendance (1st offense).

Tricia R. Salazar age 33 was arrested in Raton for a Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court warrant for failure to appear.

Kelsey David Bird age 37 was arrested for an Adult Probation Warrant for violation of his conditions of release for association and stalled UA, admitted methamphetamine use.

INCIDENTS:

Madeline Miller was a victim to criminal trespass

Andrea Renea Armijo was a victim to criminal trespass

ACCIDENT REPORTS:

Raul Balero was involved in accident in Eagle Nest which caused moderate damage

Karen Smith was involved in an accident in Raton which caused heavy damage

NON Traffic CITATIONS:

Ronald Gonzales was cited for possession of marijuana

CITATIONS:

Speeding: 45

No proof of insurance: 12

Failure to stop at a designated stop sign: 6

Passing lane traffic violation: 3

Driving while suspended/revoked: 1

Driver to be licensed: 6

Expired Registration: 3

No proof of Registration: 1

Open Container: 1

Seat Belt Violation: 1

Reckless Driving: 1

Failure to secure a child in a child restraints: 2

In Loving Memory of Casey Joe Martinez

Casey Joe Martinez, age 37, of Raton, passed away Sunday May 29, 2016 in Raton. He was born February 7, 1979 in Trinidad, CO, the son of Jo Ann Roman.

Casey worked as a handyman, loved playing pool and spending time with his cousins.

He was preceded in death by his grandmother Margie, uncle James Martinez, aunt Carmen Galvin and cousin Justin Luksich. He is survived by his mother and step father Jo Ann and Tom Roman of Raton, grandfather James Martinez of Raton, sons, Jesse James Martinez of Raton, Casey Joe Martinez Jr. of Pueblo, CO, sister Sheena Martinez and Roman Romero of Raton, aunts Novella Hernandez of Los Cruces, NM, Edna Sandoval and Roger of Raton, Angel Luksich and Ray of Raton and Betty Nevares of Raton. nieces Tiana Mares and Avril Schenk and Josh Jr. and nephew Santos Romero, numerous cousins, and lifetime best friend Chris Jamison.

Visitation will be Tuesday June 7, 2016 from 2:00 P.M. until 4:00 P.M. at the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home in Raton. Recitation of the Most Holy Wednesday is June 8, 2016 at 9:30 A.M. at St. Patrick’s-St. Joseph’s Catholic Church recited by Deacon Tom Alderette. Mass of the Resurrection will follow at 10:00 A.M. with Father John Trambley as the celebrant. Rite of Christian Burial will be in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Raton.

Arrangements and celebration of love for Casey Joe Martinez are under the direction of the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home of Raton.

In Loving Memory of Joseph R. Martinez

Joseph R. Martinez, age 47, passed away May 27, 2016. He was born in San Gabriel, California, the son of Yolanda Martinez, Albuquerque, New Mexico and Joseph Martinez, Trinidad, Colorado.

Joey attended Special Ed schools in West Covina, California, graduated in 1992 and also attended workshop.

martinez jJoey’s pastimes were riding horses and daily walks. His favorite movie was “La Bamba”. He enjoyed 60’s music, visiting the cabin in Colorado, going fishing, vacationing with Grandpa Charlie, Grandma Jennie. When Granpa Charlie would take him for a walk to Legion Park and ride the merry-go-round, that was a secret they had.

He would also visit Grandpa Pefie and Grandma Mabel- deceased. Joey enjoyed visiting his Uncle Ron and Aunt Marcie in Cove Creek, AZ. Joey loved going to Wal-Mart to buy “one” Coca-Cola, his favorite drink.

He was such a special loving son, always giving hugs and expecting nothing in return.

Joseph Richard Martinez is survived by his Father, Joseph Martinez, Trinidad, Colorado and his Mother, Yolanda Martinez, Albuquerque, NM, Grandmother Jennie Martinez, Raton, NM, aunts, Dolores Urioste, Albuquerque, NM, Marcella and Uncle Ron Laube, Cove Creek, AZ, Phyllis Martinez, Raton, NM, Thelma and Uncle Gene, Trinidad, CO, Louise Gonzales, Trinidad, CO and many numerous cousins.

The family of Joseph R. Martinez will be receiving visitors at 312 S. 11th Ave. in Raton, NM.

Visitation will be Thursday, June 2nd, 2016 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home Chapel followed by the Recitation of the Most Holy Rosary at 7:00 PM recited by Tony Ortega. Mass of the Resurrection will be Friday, June 3rd, 2016 at 10:00 AM with Father Stephen Hickman as the celebrant. Rite of Christian burial will in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Raton.

Arrangements and celebration of love for Joseph Richard Martinez are under the direction of the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home of Raton.

In Loving Memory of Robert Douglas Young

Robert Douglas Young, very beloved by all his family and friends, left our world after a long struggle with COPD. He was born to Joseph and Ella Young in Raton and was a 1960 graduate of Raton High School. After joining the US Army, he became a proud member of the 82nd Airborne Division, serving from 1961-1964.
young robertBob was an avid sports fan. Among his favorite teams were the Raton Tigers and Denver Broncos. He became a Bronco season ticket holder in 1969; which he maintained for over forty years. He was very happy to witness his Broncos win Super Bowl 50. He always supported them from their beginning.
Bob enjoyed people and never knew a stranger. He always had a kind word to say about everyone. We, his family and friends, will miss him dearly. Our consolation is, he can now breathe easily without pain. We thank God for his peaceful passing.
Surviving him are his devoted wife of fifty years, Josephine (Jody) Young; sons Doug Young of Carlsbad, NM; Mark and wife Erin Young of Albuquerque, NM; grandchildren Joannie Young of Natrona Heights, PA; Cade and Carter Young of Albuquerque. Surviving siblings are sisters: Jean Mobley of Maxwell, NM; Donna and husband Harvey of Amarillo, Amarillo, TX; brother Jess and wife Sonia of Bountiful, UT; sisters-in-law Judy Young of Los Alamos, NM and Ruth Anne Young of Raton. Many nieces and nephews also survive.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents, granddaughter Hope Young, sisters: Betty Dixon and Carol Gilliam; brothers: Joseph, James and Fred (Butch) Young; nephews: Jed Young, Billy Jim Mobley, Ronnie Young and Darl Green.
Services will be on Thursday, June 2, at 11:00 a.m. at Yaksich-Long Funeral Home. Recitation of the Most Holy Rosary will be recited by The Legion of Mary. There will be a blessing and prayer service by Deacon Thomas Alderette. Graveside service will be at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. After services, a dinner will be held at St. Patrick’s – St. Joseph’s Parish Hall.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in care of International Bank in Robert’s memory.

In Loving Memory of Susan “Susie” Eloisa Sosa

Our beloved mother, grandmother, and little gram, Susan “Susie” Eloisa Sosa was born on May 10, 1937 in Chiron, CO to Paul and Lois Sosa and was called home on May 26, 2016.
Susan was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother, whom raised Susie, her parents, her brother Leo Sosa, and her closest cousins Carlos and William “Wedo” Sanchez.
Susan is survived by her sisters Pauline (Kit) Lopez of Colorado and Elsie Laca of California; her daughters Patricia Schmidt husband Bill of Arizona, Sue Duran husband Ron of Raton; Linda Cavallo husband David of Wisconsin; Jackie Valentine of Wisconsin; sons Bill Valentine wife Dung of Texas; Frank Valentine wife Terry of Wisconsin; John Valentine of Wisconsin; Ralph Valentine wife Christine of Wisconsin; and Paul Valentine wife Lisa of Wisconsin; her closest precious grandchildren Matt Duran wife Sara their children Zeke, Matthew, Reona of Raton; Agatha Martinez husband Paul Sr. their children Joseph, Jeremiah, Michael-Angel, Paul Jr., and Angelo of Denver; Suzette Berg husband Larry Sr. their children Amethyst, Larry Jr., and Analiese of Raton; Roni Sandoval husband Leroy Sr. their children Alayah, Leroy Jr., and Kaylee of Raton; and step-grandson Dutch Duran wife Sara of Colorado Springs. Susie also had 19 other grandchildren and 22 other great-grandchildren whom she also loved with all of her heart as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
sosa sSusie graduated from Raton High School in 1956. In 1957, she married William P. Valentine in Raton, NM. A few years later they moved to Springer. Susie was a very hardworking home maker; she also helped run a dairy route for many years until they decided to move to Wisconsin where they purchased a dairy farm. Susie returned to NM in 1979 after she and her husband parted ways. Susie lived with her daughter Sue and son-law Ron until the time of her passing.
Susie was a devoted member of St. Patrick’s- St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. She also sang in the church choir and helped with a booth during the fiesta. She was a regular performer during the annual Lip Sync. Susie loved to dance and sing. She enjoyed listening to Spanish music on the radio especially every Sunday to Canciones Mexicanos. She always had a book to read or time to play patty-cakes with her great-grandchildren.
Susie loved life to the fullest and could always make us laugh and smile. The memories we have will be forever in our hearts. She was truly one of a kind and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Visitation will be on Sunday June 5, 2016 from 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm at the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home Chapel. Recitation of the Most Holy Rosary will be Sunday June 5, 2016 at 7:00 pm at St. Patrick’s- St. Joseph’s Catholic Church recited by Larry Guara. Mass of the resurrection will be Monday June 6, 2016 at 10:00 am with Father John Trambley and Father Daniel Balizan as the celebrants. Rite of Christian Burial will follow at the Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Raton, NM. Celebration of Life will follow at St. Patrick’s- St. Joseph’s Parish Hall.
Arrangements and Celebration of Love for Susan “Susie” Sosa are under the direction of the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home of Raton, NM.

In Loving Memory of Karl J. Lucero

Karl J. Lucero, age 31, of Raton, met his Lord and Savior on Saturday May 28, 2016. He was born on June 7, 1984 to Robert and Anna (Chavez) Lucero in Raton.

lucero karlKarl’s passion included electronics of several varieties – computers, cell phones, gaming systems, you name it. Karl was highly intelligent and after high school attended CSU-Pueblo and was just a few months shy of earning his degree. He was a loving and caring young man with a heart of gold and had a special bond with all of his cousins. He was also quite the comedian – not just a chuckle here and there but he could make a person laugh so hard they cried. He loved cooking and eating even more. Anyone who knew Karl and his kind soul was blessed.

He is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents Joe R. and Louise Lucero; maternal great grandparents David SanRoman, Basilio and Mary Chavez; and, one aunt Sarah Hernandez.

He is survived by his parents, maternal grandparents Tom and Linda Chavez of Raton; maternal great grandmother Conchita San Roman of Raton; great grandfather Dan Lucero of Amarillo; uncles Dennis Lucero of Raton and Stephen Chavez of Espanola, NM; aunts Edith Lucero, Laurie (Steve) Garcia, Roberta (Leo) Segura, all of Raton, and Jodi Chavez of Phoenix, AZ. Numerous other aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends also survive.

Recitation of the Most Holy Rosary will be held at the St. Patrick*s/ St. Joseph*s Catholic Church on Saturday the 4th day of June at 8:30am followed by the Solemn Mass of the Resurrection at 9:00am with Father Daniel Balizan as the Celebrant and Deacon Michael Sedillo assisting. Inurnment will follow at a later date.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Alderette-Pomeroy Funeral Home of Raton.

In Loving Memory of Vidal “Monty” Montoya

Vidal “Monty” Montoya, passed away May 29, 2016 at the Spanish Peaks Veterans Community Living Center in Walsenburg, CO at the age of 100.
He was born in Engleville, CO to Antonia (Lonteen) an Donaciano Montoya.
Monty-Montoya-1-31kyuijq5vrtb0i3i7cnb4He attended area schools before joining the United States Army where he proudly served his country for two tours. The first tour was in peacetime where he trained horses for the Horse Drawn Infantry. Monty’s second tour was during WWII where he served as a Corporal in the Rhineland Central Europe Theatre as a Forward Observer. He was a recipient of the European African Middle Eastern Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Bronze Star Medal and the Purple Heart.
Vidal then returned home where he attended TSJC, graduating as class Valedictorian and receiving an AA Degree in Building Trades.
He was a master carpenter, working with various construction companies until his retirement. He also was a rancher, a way of life he loved.
He served as President of the Local Carpenters Union.
In October, 1954, Vidal was united in marriage to Evangeline Crespin in Trinidad CO.
He loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He took great pride in being a Boy Scout leader for many years.
He was a man of strong conviction and faith and was a member of the LDS Church.
Monty was a true American and family man who will be missed by those who knew and loved him.
Preceding him in death are parents, Antonia and Donaciano Montoya, beloved wife Evangeline Montoya, children, Bruce, Theodore, Vanalee, Carlos and George, grandson Timothy Pacheco, 5 sisters and 7 brothers.
Survivors are children,Joyce Pacheco, Pueblo, CO, Pat (Betty) Montoya, Hoehne, CO, Bernard (Tammy Ann) Montoya, Aurora, CO, Therese(Robert) Goletz, Sibley, Louisiana, Levi (Kimberly) Montoya, Trinidad, CO, Julie (Mark) Miller, Elgin, South Carolina, Heather (Ryan) Morrow, Highlands Ranch, CO, 31 grandchildren, 46 great grandchildren, 26 great great grandchildren, brothers Kelly Montoya, Michael Montoya, sister Toni Mae Bloomquist, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be Monday from 3PM-7PM at the Comi Chapel.
Funeral Services will be Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at 10AM at the Comi Chapel.
Interment will follow at the Trinidad Masonic Cemetery, with graveside services conducted by Ft. Carson Honor Guard.
Active pallbearers for Monty will be his first male born grandsons which are John Sonny Pacheco, Shawn Montoya, Joshua Montoya, Jacob Montoya, Tristan Morrow, Aaron Goletz and Gage Montoya.
Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

State Police Vehicle Struck While Assisting Motorist in Las Vegas

Las Vegas, NM – On May 28, 2016, around 12:30 a.m., New Mexico State Police Patrolman Roslyn Vigil, stationed in Las Vegas, NM, was assisting a stranded motorist on Interstate 25 near milepost 350, north of Las Vegas.   Officer Vigil was in the process of jump-starting a red Toyota pickup.  Both vehicles were completely off the roadway on the right shoulder initially.  When the elderly driver of the pickup started his vehicle, it, being a standard transmission, began to roll backwards, slightly entering the right lane of travel on Interstate 25.

 

Officer Vigil began directing other vehicles to get in the left lane of travel when a semi-tractor-trailer traveling in the right lane failed to change lanes and collided into the rear of the Toyota pickup.  The collision caused the pickup to slam into the State Police patrol car, igniting the patrol car into flames. Officer Vigil was outside of her patrol vehicle when the impact occurred and she was able to get out of the way without getting injured. The driver of the pickup sustained minor injuries and was transported to the Alta Vista Regional Hospital for treatment.  The semi driver was uninjured.

 

The State Police patrol vehicle was fully engulfed in flames and sustained major damage.  The Toyota pickup sustained heavy rear end damage.  The semi sustained minor damage.

 

New Mexico state law requires that all vehicles approaching an authorized emergency vehicle displaying flashing emergency lights should “drive in a lane not adjacent to where the authorized emergency vehicle is stopped, decrease the speed of the vehicle to a speed that is reasonable and prudent under the circumstances and proceed with caution; or… if it is not reasonably safe to drive in a lane not adjacent to where the authorized emergency vehicle is stopped, decrease the speed of the vehicle to a speed that is reasonable and prudent under the circumstances, proceed with caution and be prepared to stop.” (NMSA 66-7-332)

 

The driver of the semi, Mark Griego (54 years of age from Los Lunas, NM), was issued five citations and a post-crash inspection.  Mr. Griego was issued citations for careless driving, two hours of service violations, and two equipment violations.

 

The New Mexico State Police wishes this incident to be used as a reminder for drivers to move over for law enforcement officers and emergency vehicles working on the roadway.  Every year, numerous officers around the country are injured and killed by motorists who fail to move over and strike an officer performing duties on the side of roadways.  Please remember the law to slow down and move over when approaching any emergency vehicle on the roadway.

State Police vehicle burns after being struck while jump starting another vehicle

State Police vehicle burns after being struck while jump starting another vehicle

State Police vehicle burns after being struck while jump starting another vehicle
State Police vehicle burns after being struck while jump starting another vehicle

State Police vehicle burns after being struck while jump starting another vehicle

State Police vehicle burns after being struck while jump starting another vehicle