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Friday, December 19, 2014

UNM Crime Briefs

Police: women blame each other for affray

On Oct. 23, UNMPD responded to a call about a public altercation between two women on the south side of UNM Hospital. Upon arrival, a police officer met with one of the women, who told the officer that she and the other woman exchanged words before the fight started, according to the report. The woman on the scene told police that the other woman allegedly pushed her and struck her first before they began pulling each other’s hair. The officer was able to get ahold of the other woman, who admitted verbal sparring between the two but denied having pushed the other woman first, according to the report.

Police were able to find two witnesses who confirmed seeing the women pull each other’s hair, but neither knew who started the fight, the report states. UNMPD was unable to find video of the incident from the hospital.

Woman got 80 calls from ex, report states

On Oct. 24, police received a report from a woman regarding telephone harassment. According to the report, the woman told police that the night before, her ex-boyfriend came to her house, but she declined to open her door. The woman allegedly received more than 80 calls from the man between the time of the incident and the time of her report. She admitted that the man owned some of the furniture in her house and “is trying to make arrangements to have the furniture removed,” according to the report.

UNMPD advised the woman to file for a civil standby to return furniture to the man. Police also provided instructions to the woman on how to obtain a court order of protection.

Report: mountain bike stolen near DeVargas

On Oct. 24, a UNMPD officer was dispatched to DeVargas Hall 3 on a report of a stolen bicycle. The report states that a woman told police she had previously locked her bike near the building that afternoon, but when she returned for it later that night, the bike was not there anymore. According to the report, the bicycle is a green and purple mountain bike, but the woman was unable to provide the model or the serial number for it. Police have taken no further action at the time of the report.

Report: white powder recovered at UNMH

On Oct. 25, police were dispatched in reference to an incident of possession of narcotics at UNM Hospital. Upon arrival, hospital staff briefed police on how a security officer found a bag of potential narcotics inside the hospital, according to the report.

The bag allegedly contained two small, white plastic bags of “a white powdery substance.” A hospital security officer turned the bag over to the officer, and police placed the material into evidence for destruction. UNMPD has taken no further action at this time.