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Colfax County Proposes to Move Magistrate Court

By Marty Mayfield

KRTN Multi-Media

 

Colfax County Manager Mary Lou Kern has presented a proposal to New Mexico Courts to move the Raton Magistrate Court from its existing location on Savage Avenue to the Colfax County Judicial Center in south Raton.

One part of the proposal is designed to help the court workflow run more smoothly by helping attorneys move between district court and magistrate court more easily. With the courts in different parts of town the logistics of scheduling cases is more difficult. Currently there are three court rooms in the Judicial Center that can serve the two courts. Magistrate Court utilizes six-member jury which requires less space than the 12-member jury required by District Court allowing Magistrate court to use one of the smaller court rooms unless it needs the extra space of the large court room.

Prisoner transports to court are made safer since the judicial Center has a sally port and prisoner holding cells downstairs. This keeps prisoners more confined instead of moving them through the open space from the parking lot at the current Magistrate Court.

Another aspect of the proposal will be that the rent would now come to Colfax County. Currently the building that Magistrate Court utilizes is owned by an individual in Peñasco, New Mexico. The current lease agreement is nearing expiration.  Kern is expecting a decision from New Mexico Courts in late November.

If a proposal by Colfax County is approved by New Mexico Courts this could be the new home for the Raton Magistrate Court.

If a proposal by Colfax County is approved by New Mexico Courts this could be the new home for the Raton Magistrate Court.

 

A proposal currently being considered would move the Raton Magistrate Court to the Colfax County Leon Karelitz Judicial Center.

A proposal currently being considered would move the Raton Magistrate Court to the Colfax County Leon Karelitz Judicial Center.

In Loving Memory of Ann Margaret Shier Pate

Ann Margaret Shier Pate, 73,  passed away at her home on Sunday, October 22, 2017.

Ann is survived by her daughter Rebecca Pate Huff, brother Dave Shier, sisters Jane Shier and Ellie Hadsall as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

ann photo002 (1)Raised in Kip, Kansas Ann attend K-State and migrated to Canada in 1968 where she and her husband Bill Pate taught and farmed. She return to the US settling in Trinidad in 2005.

An avid scholar and researcher, Ann enjoyed spirited philosophical and political discussions. She deeply cared about the world around her and directed her energies toward community building, environmental protection, sustainable food production and all creatures; adopting and sponsoring numerous pets over the years, not to mention rescuing a large number of bugs – and the occasional turtle.

Memorial services will be held Wednesday, October 25, at 2:30 PM, at the Trinidad State Park’s Amphitheater.
Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home

Lady Tigers Continue Winning Streak in District Play

By Marty Mayfield

KRTN Multi-Media

The Lady Tigers continue their winning ways in District play with a 3-game win over the Pecos Lady Panthers Saturday afternoon in Tiger Gym.

The JV ladies also took their match in three with a wild tie breaker game that went from a five point deficit to a tie game at 13, 14, 15, 16, before pulling it out 19-17 for the match.

JV

Pecos 24  25  17

Raton  26  22  19

The Raton varsity girls started off on the cool side of things as they fell behind Pecos early in the game one but soon found a better rhythm to close the game and pull out in front with strong play at the net by Kerrigan Weese, Jadyn Walton and Autumn Archuleta. Raton took over the game as they neared the 20 point spot and made it a 25-20 win in game one.

Game two however was one of those that neither team could fully control and as they neared the midway point it became a game of ties. The Lady Tigers and the Pecos Lady Panthers traded the lead until Raton managed to take a lead at 25-24 and finally got the final point for the 26-24 win.

Game three saw Raton fall behind early but come back to tie the game at 3. The game then went back and forth for a couple of points before Raton’s Ladies at the net started making the points and Raton pulled away for the win leaving Pecos back by eight points.

Varsity

Pecos 20  24  17

Raton 25  26  25

Lijah Medina goes for the ball late in the tie breaker game with Pecos Saturday afternoon in Tiger Gym.

Lijah Medina goes for the ball late in the tie breaker game with Pecos Saturday afternoon in Tiger Gym.

 

Kerrigan Weese makes the spike over the net as the Lady Tigers work closer to the win over Pecos ion the game one of the district match Saturday afternoon.

Kerrigan Weese makes the spike over the net as the Lady Tigers work closer to the win over Pecos ion the game one of the district match Saturday afternoon.

 

Kerrigan Weese goes up for the block but only gets a finger on the spike by Reyna Perez during the second game of the match with Pecos.

Kerrigan Weese goes up for the block but only gets a finger on the spike by Reyna Perez during the second game of the match with Pecos.

 

Autumn Archuleta slams one past Faith Flores during game 2 of the district match with Pecos Saturday afternoon.

Autumn Archuleta slams one past Faith Flores during game 2 of the district match with Pecos Saturday afternoon.

 

Autumn Archuleta goes up once again for the slam past Faith Flores in the district match with Pecos Saturday afternoon in Tiger Gym.

Autumn Archuleta goes up once again for the slam past Faith Flores in the district match with Pecos Saturday afternoon in Tiger Gym.

 

Jadyn Walton puts one over the net against Trinity Herrera who attempts to get the block Saturday afternoon in Tiger Gym.

Jadyn Walton puts one over the net against Trinity Herrera who attempts to get the block Saturday afternoon in Tiger Gym.

 

Kerrigan Weese and Jadyn Walton go up for the block as they did many times Saturday afternoon in the district match with Pecos in Tiger Gym Saturday afternoon.

Kerrigan Weese and Jadyn Walton go up for the block as they did many times Saturday afternoon in the district match with Pecos in Tiger Gym Saturday afternoon.

 

Camryn Mileta gets the block as Trinity Herrera watches her hit come back over the net Saturday afternoon in Tiger Gym.

Camryn Mileta gets the block as Trinity Herrera watches her hit come back over the net Saturday afternoon in Tiger Gym.

 

Autumn Archuleta slams one over the net as Faith Flores goes up for the block Saturday afternoon in game 3 of the district match with Pecos.

Autumn Archuleta slams one over the net as Faith Flores goes up for the block Saturday afternoon in game 3 of the district match with Pecos.

 

Kerrigan Weese goes up against Reyna Perez Saturday afternoon in Tiger Gym Perez made the block and the ball came right back over at Weese.

Kerrigan Weese goes up against Reyna Perez Saturday afternoon in Tiger Gym Perez made the block and the ball came right back over at Weese.

Santa Rosa Outlasts Raton for District Win

The Raton Tigers hosted the Santa Rosa Lions in a key District 5/3AAA football game on Friday, October 20th, and the Lions used their ground churning, single wing offense for one long drive, but it was the Lions defense that made the difference.  The Lion defenders recovered two Raton fumbles, one for a touchdown, and made two goal-line stands to keep the prolific Raton offense out of the endzone for most of the game, as the Tigers absorbed a 21 – 15 loss.

The Tigers defense started the game stopping the vaunted Santa Rosa single wing on a three and out, but then the Raton offense fumbled twice on their first series, losing the second one to give the Lions the ball on the Raton 35. The short field drive ended with a 1-yard TD plunge at 3:43 left in the first period.

Raton took over after the kickoff on their own 38 yard line and finished the first period and opened up the second period with a 10 play drive for a score as Dustin Segura found Nathaniel Tarbox with a 17 yard score on a bootleg pass.  With the Vanderwater PAT it was a tie game at seven with 10 minutes left in the half.

The Raton defense threw another three and out on the Santa Rosa offense and after a third and long completion to Tarbox, Raton fumbled and the Lion’s Darren Chavez ran it back for a TD with 6:39 left in the half.  The PAT made it 14-7. After a good Ismael Tafoya return, Raton started a drive, as the halftime neared but a 27-yard completion to Gabe Martinez was negated by an illegal man downfield, one of several drive killing penalties for the Tigers

Raton came out for the third period and put together a 15 play, clock consuming drive of their own. The drive consumed nearly half of the third period and included a 3rd and seven conversion to Tarbox, a Richie Acevedo 17 yard run, overcoming a personal foul and then, facing a 2nd and 17 on the Lion’s 25, two straight completions to Gabe Martinez gave the Tigers a first and goal on the 8 and a chance to tie the game.  Instead Santa Rosa held on a fourth and goal from the three, and then proceeded to turn it around for a 20 play, 97-yard clinching drive with the Lions Darren Chavez getting the final yard to make it 21 – 7.

Raton’s Defense again was up to the task and gave the offense the ball with 5:10 left.  A long completion from QB Dustin Segura to Tarbox put the Tigers with a first and goal at the five. However on a fourth and goal, a Segura attempt was batted down as the Lions D kept Raton out of the endzone again.

Raton did come on late with a scoring drive with under two minutes to go, as Richie Acevedo took the 6 yard Segura scoring pass on the final play of regulation and then Segura ran the two point conversion in for the final 21 -15 margin.

There were some tense moments in the 4th quarter, when Cole Medina was injured while making a tackle. Medina was carted off the field, but xrays were negative and the senior appeared to be sore, but ok.

Raton’s season mark is now 7 -2 and 2-1 in District and heads to Texico on October 27 for a regular season district finale.  Kickoff is 7 pm, and the game will be broadcast on KRTN FM 93.9 and streamed on Network1Sports.com

 

Nathaniel Tarbox takes it across the goal line for Raton's first score of the night against the Santa Rosa Lions.

Nathaniel Tarbox takes it across the goal line for Raton’s first score of the night against the Santa Rosa Lions.

 

Gabe Martinez became one of Dustin Segura's favorite receivers Friday night as he brings this one in under pressure from Genaro Zitz

Gabe Martinez became one of Dustin Segura’s favorite receivers Friday night as he brings this one in under pressure from Genaro Zitz.

 

Richie Acevedo struggled most of the night agains the Lion Defense but when he did break away he made long yardage.

Richie Acevedo was held in check for most of the night against the Lion Defense, but when he did break away he made long yardage.

 

As Coach Giacomo noted we were close but just couldn't get it over the line, here Dustin Segura is stopped just shy of the goal line by the Lion defense.

As Coach Giacomo noted we were close but just couldn’t get it over the line, here Dustin Segura is stopped just shy of the goal line by the Lion defense.

 

Nathaniel Tarbox catches another one as Jauquin Romo brings him down.

Nathaniel Tarbox catches another one as Jauquin Romo brings him down.

 

Almost an interception by Daniel Esquivel as the pass goes through Gabe Martinez hands in the second half of the district game with Santa Rosa Friday night in the Jungle

Almost an interception by Daniel Esquivel as the pass goes through Gabe Martinez hands in the second half of the district game with Santa Rosa Friday night in the Jungle.

 

Almost an interception by Daniel Esquivel as the pass goes through Gabe Martinez hands in the second half of the district game with Santa Rosa Friday night in the Jungle

Almost an interception by Daniel Esquivel as the pass goes through Gabe Martinez hands in the second half of the district game with Santa Rosa Friday night in the Jungle.

 

This catch by Nathaniel Tarbox gets Raton into the red zone but once again the Tigers will not make it in for the score.

This catch by Nathaniel Tarbox gets Raton into the red zone but once again the Tigers will not make it in for the score.

 

This pass is just broken up by Stephen Sanchez as its a tad overthrown to Aden Vanderwater

This pass is just broken up by Stephen Sanchez as its a tad overthrown to Aden Vanderwater.

 

This pass is just broken up by Stephen Sanchez as its a tad overthrown to Aden Vanderwater

This pass is just broken up by Stephen Sanchez as its a tad overthrown to Aden Vanderwater.

Raton City Commission Meeting Oct 24, 2017

AGENDA

CITY OF RATON REGULAR COMMISSION MEETING

RATON CITY HALL, 224 SAVAGE AVE

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2017 AT 6PM

 

A regular meeting of the City Commission of the City of Raton will be held on October 24, 2017 at 6 p.m.  The Meeting will be called to order by Mayor Mantz. The following subjects will be considered by the City Commission and may be considered in any order that is most convenient for the City Commission.

 I.  Meeting Called To Order – Mayor Mantz

 II.  Roll Call of the Members of the City Commission and determination of quorum.

 III.  Pledge of Allegiance to the U. S. Flag.

IV.  Recognition of Visitors, Citizen of the Month and/or Presentation of Proclamation, Service Award, Congratulations, Condolences, Holiday Schedules and City/Municipal events –

 

  • Next Regular Commission Meeting Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 6pm
  • Proclamation: RHS 2017 State Track Champions (also presented at the Oct. 20, 2017 RHS Football Game)
  • Proclamation: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

V.  Comments from the General Public

VI.  Committee Reports From Commissioners:

  1. Raton Water Works: (Mayor pro-tem Segotta, Commissioner Chavez)
  2. Raton Public Service: (Mayor Mantz, Commissioner Giacomo)
  3. Senior Center Board: (Commissioner Chavez)
  4. Planning & Zoning Commission: (Commissioner Schuster)
  5. Housing Authority: (Commissioner Schuster)
  6. ETZ Zoning Commission:  (Mayor pro-tem Segotta)
  7. North Central NM Economic Development District: (Mayor Mantz)
  8. Library Advisory Board:  (Commissioner Giacomo)
  9. ETZ Zoning Authority:  (Mayor Mantz)
  10. Financial Advisory Board: (Commissioner Chavez)

 

VII.  Action items/Public Hearings/Ordinances/Resolutions/City Manager’s Report-The City Commission may discuss and/or take actions on the following agenda items:

  1. Approval of the October 10, 2017 Regular Commission Meeting Minutes.
  2. Public Hearing: Ordinance No. 996- Solid Waste Ordinance, replacing and repealing all existing ordinances pertaining to solid waste.
  3. Deliberate and Act on Ordinance No. 996- Solid Waste Ordinance, replacing and repealing all existing ordinances pertaining to solid waste.
  4. Deliberate and Act on Resolution 2017-49: Annual Solid Waste Rates Schedule.
  5. Deliberate and Act on a Mutual Aid Agreement between Raton Fire and Emergency Services and the Maxwell Fire Department.
  6. Deliberate and Act on Resolution 2017-50: First Quarter Financial Report.
  7. Deliberate and Act on Resolution 2017-51: Budget Adjustment #3 FY18
  8. Deliberate and Act on Resolution 2017-52: Authorizing and Approving Submission of a Completed Application for Financial Assistance and Project Approval to the NM Finance Authority to Finance Police Department Vehicles.
  9. Deliberate and Act on FY19 Juvenile Justice Grant Application Submission.
  10. Deliberate and Act on MOU between the City of Raton and Colfax county Juvenile Justice Continuum Advisory Board. (CCJJCAB)
  11. Deliberate and Act on a Fixed Base Operator Agreement between the City of Raton and Express Aviation.
  12. Deliberate and Act on Resolution 2017-53: SP-4-17(958) FY17 Cooperative Agreement Extension.
  13. Deliberate and Act on City of Raton Membership with the North Central New Mexico Economic Development District.
  14. Deliberate and Act on Voting Members for the Northeast Regional Transportation Planning and Organizing Committee.
  15. Deliberate and Act on Grant Amendment to Agreement No. RTN-17-02 between NMDOT Aviation and the City of Raton for Construction of Taxiway A.
  16. Deliberate and Act on Grant Amendment to Agreement No. RTN-17-03 between NMDOT Aviation and the City of Raton for Construction of Taxiway D.
  17. Deliberate and Act on Introduction of an Ordinance Adopting a Supplemental Municipal Gross Receipts Tax; providing for an election; repealing Ordinances in conflict here with.
  18. City Manager’s Report
  19. Closed Executive Session Pursuant to NMSA 10-15-1H(7): Threatened or Pending Litigation
  •  Litigation – Landfill Lawsuit Mark van Buskirk and Lori van Buskirk vs. City of Case No. D-809-cv-2013-00245

    T.  Certification of Closed Session: 10-15-1J.

    U.  Deliberate and Act on Authorization for the City Manager to Attend a Mediation on behalf of the City for the Landfill Lawsuit Mark van Buskirk and Lori van Buskirk vs. City of Case No. D-809-cv-2013-00245

VIII.  Adjournment

 

I, the undersigned authority do hereby certify that the above notice of meeting of the governing body of the City of Raton, New Mexico is a true and correct copy of the said notice and that a said copy of this notice was then posted on the front window of the City Hall of said City in Raton, New Mexico in a place convenient and readily accessible to the general public at all times, and said notice was posted on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 5 p.m. and remained so posted continuously at least 72 hours preceding the scheduled time of said meeting.  Said notice was posted in six public places (City Hall, Library, Senior Center, County Courthouse, International Bank, Post Office) conveniently placed for the public. Also, KRTN Radio Station and the City of Raton Website will have the agenda posted prior to respective time limits designated for regular and special meetings. Please contact the City Clerk at 445-9551 or tmascarenas@cityofraton.com if you have any questions or concerns.

 

/s/

_________________________________

Tricia Mascarenas, City Clerk

 

Late-season archery elk licenses available online Oct. 25, 2017

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New Mexico Department of Game and Fish
Public contact, Information Center: (888) 248-6866
Media contact: Dan williams: (505) 476-8004
dan.williams@state.nm.us

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, OCT. 19, 2017:

Late-season archery elk licenses available Oct. 25

SANTA FE – There will be 275 first-come, first-served late-season bull elk archery hunting licenses on sale beginning Oct. 25 on the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish website.

The sale will begin at 10 a.m. and will be open only to New Mexico residents for the first 24 hours, after which any remaining licenses will be available to everyone. Only hunters who did not hold a 2017-2018 elk license are eligible. The bag limit for the late-season hunts is one bull elk with antlers having at least six points on one side.

Hunters are advised to obtain an online customer account or review their existing account, including user name and password, before the sale begins. The sale is online-only and hunts normally sell out seconds after becoming available.

Available licenses include: Game Management Unit 12, Nov. 18-22, 25 licenses; Unit 34, Dec. 16-20, 200 licenses; and Unit 37, Dec. 2-6, 50 licenses.

Special restrictions for elk harvested in Unit 34 can be found on page 83 of the current New Mexico Hunting Rules and Information booklet. To review the regulations or purchase a hunt, visit www.wildlife.state.nm.us.

To be eligible to buy a license, hunters must previously have purchased either a Game Hunting or Game Hunting and Fishing license. Those licenses, along with Habitat Improvement Stamps and Habitat Management Access Validations, also can be obtained through online accounts.

Hunters planning to purchase a license must have completed all mandatory 2016-2017 harvest reporting requirements or their purchase will be rejected in the post-sale audit. The license fee, but not the application fee will be refunded on rejected purchases.

The department makes late-season elk licenses available as biologists assess annual population and harvest information, regional herd management objectives and additional harvest needs.

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RHS’s Halle Medina chosen as a Wendy’s NM State Finalists

medinaM Recognizing student-athletes of exemplary character who have displayed excellence and integrity both on and off the field, Wendys  announced that Halle Medina, a senior at Raton High School, is a New Mexico State Finalist in the Wendy’s High School Heisman Award. Each state chooses the top 10 boys and 10 girls from the individual school winner applications. For these students, taking the easy way out or cutting corners isn’t an option and RHS and Wendy’s are proud to honor their dedication. The NM state finalists will now go on to compete for the title of State Winner, where one male and one female student from each state will be chosen.

The daughter of Stevie and Melissa Medina, we join in the congratulations to Halle Medina for being chosen as a NM State Finalist. Raton High School and our entire area is very proud of you!!

In Loving Memory of Cheryl “Darlene” (Wilkerson) Taft

taftCheryl “Darlene” (Wilkerson) Taft, age, 62, passed away on Wednesday, October 18, 2017, at Raton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Raton, New Mexico. After her battle with a lengthy illness she peacefully went to meet her Lord and Savior with her loving family aby her side.
Darlene was taught early on the importance of good work ethic from daddy and mother.
Growing up in a household of 9 family members her Mother Neoma would have Darlene at a young age stand on a stool built by her brothers so that she could reach the sink to wash the supper dishes. Darlene recalled having to change the water at least 3 times. To earn money to provide for her teenage needs. Darlene did everything form shining her brothers shoes to following her brother Marvin around the streets with a gas can while he pushed her mower.
Darlene was very artistic and had the gift of writing poetry. She composed several very special poems about her daddy and the rest of their family. She was her daddy’s special, “Lady Bug.” Darlene was also an avid gardener and grew some of the prettiest flowers in Raton. She was very proud of her garden and loved to share it with anyone who wanted to come and visit. If you couldn’t find her in the garden you would find her baking the best coconut cream pie and chocolate cream torte. She had a way of translating her love into the food she made.
Darlene obtained her CAN and worked many years at Sunbridge, Casa Del Sol, and the offices of Doctor Tiku.
Most families would utilize WEBMD for home remedies, Darlene MD is what her family would use for their ailments. Her most famous prescription was iodone, Darlene believed iodone would cure just about anything.
Darlene’s influence expanded past the medial field, she was an insightful and enlightened a person to ask for advice. She had a special brand of blunt force honesty wh9ch reduce a person to the 7 stage of acceptance. This special conversation with Darlene would leave you with a renewed vigor of solving your problem.
Darlene is survived by her husband John Taft of 32 years, her daughter and husband Stephanie and Matt Santistevan of Pueblo West, CO. Her mother Neoma Wilkerson of Spearman Texas, her brothers and their wives: Roddy and Stephanie Woodson of Garland, TX, Roy and Melinda Woodson of Lewisville, TX, William and Mary Wilkerson of Flint, TX, Anthony and Linda Allegan, MI, her grandchildren Zeke (boohoo) and wife Alyssa Sanchez of Raton, NM, Jayden, Matthew (Bubba), and Lainey Santistevan of Pueblo West, CO, along with many nieces nephews, family and her dearest friends Loretta Sanchez and Frank Romero.
Darlene was preceded in death by her daddy Will Wilkerson as well as her grandparents and other family members.

A life Celebration for Cheryl “Darlene” (Wilkerson) Taft will be October 21st, 2017 in the chapel of the Alderette-Pomeroy Funeral Home.  Rite of committal and interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery.  Funeral  Arrangements for Cheryl “Darlene” (Wilkerson) Taft,  are under the direction of the Alderette-Pomeroy Funeral Home.  Flowers in memory of Darlene can be sent to the Funeral Home so Darlene may be surrounded by what she loved.

RHS 2017 Wendy’s High School Heisman Award Winners

Ms. Halle Medina and Mr. Dustin Segura of Raton High School were recently named School Winners for the prestigious Wendy’s High School Heisman Award which highlights exceptional high school seniors and their achievements in the classroom, on the field and in the community.

RHS Heisman
Halle Medina is the daughter of Steve and Melissa Medina. She participates in Volleyball, Basketball and Softball. She is also the President of the RHS Student Senate and the RHS FCCLA Chapter, National Honor Society Vice President, and a member of the Youth Alive Chapter. She is also a representative on the NMAA Student Leadership Advisory Council. Halle gives back to her community by volunteering with Vacation Bible Schools, RHS Student Senate Tutoring, and Raton Little League.
Dustin Segura is the son of Darrell Segura and Amanda Segura. He participates in football, basketball, and baseball. He is also a member of the Future Christian Athletes and Yearbook. Dustin gives back to his community by volunteering at St. Patrick’s/St. Joseph’s Church and it’s many activities.
“We are honored to have two of our students recognized as some of New Mexico’s top student-athletes.” said Lynette Simpson, Counselor at Raton High School.
For 24 years, Wendy’s, in partnership with the Heisman Memorial Trophy, has recognized outstanding students and rewarded their commitment and achievements to academics, athletics, and community on a national level.

Eighth Judicial District Court Docket Report: October 4 – 13, 2017

Roxanne Valdez appeared for Arraignment on October 4, 2017. A not guilty plea was entered on all counts. Ms. Valdez was placed on an ROR (Release on Own Recognizance) bond with all standard conditions of release set.
Jacquelyn Sullivan-Aguilar appeared for Arraignment on October 4, 2017. A not guilty plea was entered on all counts. Ms. Sullivan-Aguilar was placed on an ROR (Release on Own Recognizance) bond with all standard conditions of release set. She was also ordered to take random UAs.
Vincent Warrick appeared for Arraignment on October 4, 2017. A not guilty plea was entered on all counts. Mr. Warrick was placed on an ROR (Release on Own Recognizance) bond with all standard conditions of release set. He was also ordered to report to HRDA for a drug/alcohol screen and will have to follow the recommendations of the screener.
A Bench Warrant in the amount of $5,000.00 cash only was issued for Patricia Mastrantoni for failure to appear on October 4, 2017.
Andrew Romero appeared for a Plea Conference on October 4, 2017. He pled guilty to Count 1: Issuing a Worthless Check ($25 or More), a felony, and Count 2: Issuing a Worthless Check ($25 or More), a felony. Mr. Romero was sentenced to 18 months supervised probation and must pay restitution and a $100.00 donation to the Raton Crime Stoppers. His probation may be changed to unsupervised probation once all restitution and the donation are paid.
Mikel Purdue appeared for a Probation Violation Hearing on October 4, 2017. The Court dismissed the motion to revoke probation.
Santiago Romero appeared for Arraignment on October 4, 2017. He entered into an agreement with the State in which he pled guilty to Count 1: Possession of a Controlled Substance (Felony-Narcotic Drug), a fourth degree felony and Count 3: Use or Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a misdemeanor. Mr. Romero was placed on 12 months supervised probation with APPO on all standard terms and conditions. He was also ordered to make a $100.00 donation to the Raton Crime Stoppers and must report to HRDA for a drug/alcohol screen and must follow the recommendations of the screener.
Michael Sandoval appeared for a Motion to Revoke Conditions of Release Hearing on October 11, 2017. The Court granted the State’s motion and bond was sent in each case at $5,000.00 cash only. If Mr. Sandoval was able to get into treatment, the conditions could potentially be changed to allow treatment.
A bench warrant in the amount of $5,000.00 cash only was issued for Leroy Martinez for failure to appear.
David Baca appeared for a First Appearance Hearing on October 11, 2017. The Court dismissed the State’s Motion to Revoke Probation under the Rule 5-805. Mr. Baca was ordered to immediately report to the APPO office.
Daniel Vigil appeared for Plea Conference on October 11, 2017. He pled guilty to two counts in two separate cases. In D-809-CR-2017-120, Mr. Vigil pled guilty to Count 1: Assault by a Prisoner (Apprehension of Battery), a third degree felony. In D-809-CR-2017-19, Mr. Vigil pled guilty to Count 1: Criminal Damage to Property (Over $1000), a fourth degree felony. He also admitted to being the same Daniel Vigil who was convicted in D-809-CR-2015-28. Mr. Vigil was sentenced to 1 year incarceration at NMDOC. Upon his release, he will serve 4.5 years on supervised probation with APPO under all standard conditions of probation. The parole period and probation will run concurrent. The Court ordered that Mr. Vigil make a $100.00 donation to the Raton Crime Stoppers, pay all restitution, and pay all fines and fees as required by statute
Marshall E. Warrick appeared for Arraignment on October 11, 2017. A not guilty plea was entered on all counts. Mr. Warrick was placed on an ROR (Release on Own Recognizance) bond with all standard conditions of release set. He was also ordered to report to HRDA for a drug/alcohol screen and will have to follow the recommendations of the screener.
Patrick Padilla appeared for Plea Conference on October 11, 2017. He pled guilty to Count 1: False Evidence of Title or Registration (Alter), a fourth degree felony. He also admitted his identity in two prior convictions, D-809-CR-2015-46 and D-809-CR-2016-16. The State held one of the priors in abeyance. Mr. Padilla was sentenced to a 1 year period of incarceration which he will serve on a GPS monitor while serving a current parole period in another matter. After the parole period has ended, Mr. Padilla will serve 18 months on supervised probation with APPO. He was also ordered to pay a $150.00 donation to the Raton Crime Stoppers.
A bench warrant was issued for Raul Antonio Olivera in the amount of $5,000.00 cash only for failure to appear.
Juan Ruquejo appeared for Arraignment on October 11, 2017. He entered into a plea agreement with the State in which he pled guilty to Count 1: Aggravated Fleeing a Law Enforcement Officer, a fourth degree felony, Count 2: Resisting, Evading, or Obstructing an Officer (Arrest), a misdemeanor, and Count 3, Resisting, Evading, or Obstructing an Officer (Arrest), a misdemeanor. He was sentenced to 3.5 years supervised probation with APPO. Mr. Ruquejo was also ordered to make a $100.00 donation to the Raton Crime Stoppers and must pay all fines and fees as required by statute.
Andrew Romero appeared for Arraignment on October 11, 2017. A not guilty plea was entered on all counts. Mr. Romero was placed on an ROR (Release on Own Recognizance) bond with all standard conditions of release set. He was also ordered to report to HRDA for a drug/alcohol screen and will have to follow the recommendations of the screener as well as participate in the ADC program.
Michael Sandoval appeared for a Plea Conference in two matters on October 11, 2017. In D-809-CR-2017-4, he pled guilty to Count 4: Residential Burglary, a third degree felony. In D-809-CR-2017-17, he pled guilty to Count 1: Escape from a Community Custody Release Program (Felony), a fourth degree felony. Mr. Sandoval also admitted his identity in 3 prior felony convictions, D-202-CR-2009-4740, D-809-CR-2012-70, and D-809-CR-2013-34. The State imposed two of the priors and held one in abeyance. He was sentenced to a 4 year period of incarceration at the NMDOC, followed by a 2 year parole period and 3 years supervised probation with APPO. The parole and probationary periods are to run concurrent. Mr. Sandoval was allowed an 8 hour furlough on October 13, 2017, ordered to pay restitution, a $100.00 donation to the Raton Crime Stoppers, all fines and fees required by statute, and shall have no contact with the victim.
Adrian Duran appeared for Sentencing on October 13, 2017. He was found guilty of Voluntary Manslaughter, a third degree felony with a firearm enhancement (as amended by the State in the Criminal Information). He was sentenced to 7 year period of incarceration at NMDOC, followed by a 2 year parole period.