Domestic violence on UNM campus

On March 21, two UNM Police Department officers responded to a fight in progress at 300 Redondo Drive East, NE.

According to the report, upon arrival the police officers met with a resident advisor, security guard and the two subjects. The RA and security guard attempted to intervene during the domestic dispute, which involved a male subject and a female UNM student.

The original dispute was verbal in nature, but turned into a physical confrontation after the female student punched the male subject in the face. No further information was included in the incident report.

Trespassing at Northrop Hall

On March 26, two officers were on foot patrol when they found a male sleeping on the west side of Northrop Hall.

According to the report, the suspect has had similar incidents in the past. The officers gave the suspect a lawful order stating he was not allowed on UNM property.

The suspect stated he understood, but had no place to stay. The officers advised the suspect about several nearby shelters and sent a copy of the police report to the Dean of Students Office.

Criminal trespassing inside Northrop Hall

On March 18, an officer conducting a building check found the auditorium door on the southeast corner of Northrop Hall ajar.

According to the report, the officer observed a male subject sleeping who was in possession of a UNM student ID, which was to expire in 2020. The male subject said he needed the bathroom, but could not explain why he was asleep in the building, which was closed for the night. The subject was ordered out of the building and off the property, and he complied.

UNMPD dispatch was not able to find the male subject in the system as a current student.

A copy of the police report was sent to the Dean of Students officer to verify if the male subject was a student or not. The subject also had two outstanding warrants on his record, but he will not be extradited.

Controlled substance and paraphernalia in dorm room

On March 25, a UNMPD officer was dispatched to the Jemez Building in reference to drugs.

Upon arrival, the police officer made contact with the RA, who stated while conducting security checks throughout the facility, he detected an odor of marijuana coming from a dorm room.

Once the RA entered, he found drugs and drug paraphernalia near the bed.

The resident walked in shortly after and the RA immediately called UNMPD. The student admitted to smoking and having marijuana in the room. The subject was advised of the Student Code of Conduct and the case was sent to the Dean of Students Office for further disciplinary action.

Evidence was taken and submitted for destruction; no other law enforcement action or civil action will follow.

~ Compiled by Lauren Marvin