Aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, leaving the scene of an accident, injury to a pregnant woman on Yale Blvd.
On the morning of Saturday, Sept. 2, UNMPD officers were dispatched to 2600 Yale Blvd. SE in reference to a traffic accident in the parking lot, according to a report.
The call initially stated it was a hit and run to a pedestrian in the parking lot outside a UNM psychiatric clinic. When the first officer arrived, the victim was inside the clinic, and bystanders were looking after her. She was bleeding from the mouth and had bruises and road rash on her legs. She was in a lot of pain and her clothing was torn. The officer asked the female if she knew who ran her over, and she stated it was her boyfriend. According to the female, the two were dating for just over a year, and there has been some history of domestic violence.
The female is currently five and a half months pregnant, and the male mentioned above is the father. That morning, both of them left their home in Lemitar, New Mexico to drive to Albuquerque. Once they were able to reach I-25 and the Sunport, the male became verbally abusive toward the female, accusing her of sleeping with other men, and the two had a verbal fight in the car.
After the verbal dispute, the male intentionally ran her over with a motor vehicle. She is in critical condition. The offender left the area after the accident, and officers obtained an arrest warrant for him. The suspect’s vehicle was soon found abandoned.
On the morning of Friday, Sept. 15, a female student entered the UNMPD station to report she was being harassed by a male she met on Tinder last month, according to a police report. She said she went on a couple of dates with the male but ended the relationship after catching him with his ex-girlfriend.
The male continued to contact the female, saying he wanted to “fix” things. The female told police that when she did not agree to continue to relationship, the male began expressing thoughts of suicide, stating he felt alone, missed spending time with her and her friends and feeling “safe” on campus with her.
The female said a mutual friend informed her that the male was occasionally at a designated smoking area on UNM Campus until 4 a.m.
The female told police the male has not threatened her physically, stating he would never hurt her. She said she contacted the male’s mother about the suicide threats and his continued harassment. The female also sent the male’s mother messages she received from him.
At 1 a.m. on Sept. 15, the female and several friends spoke with the male at the smoking area. The female decided to tell the male, in person, that the relationship was over and that he should stay away from her. The female also blocked the male’s phone number from her cell phone.
When the female visited the UNMPD station, she submitted a handwritten statement. The officer called and left a voicemail for the male’s mother but did not hear back from her by the end of the shift.
The female said she just wanted the male to leave her alone, but she also wanted to ensure he received treatment for his depression. The officer told the female the male’s mother would be in contact, a copy of the report would be sent to the Dean’s office and the male would be banned from UNM campus.
On Saturday, Sept. 16, the officer contacted the male’s mother and the male. The mother said she has been speaking with the male, saying she does not believe the male needed an emergency mental health evaluation, but she is scheduling time for him to speak with a counselor. When asked if he was feeling suicidal, he said, “No, not at this time.” He also said he would not like to speak with a counselor that day.
The officer told the male the report would be created and advised him to stop all contact with the female. The officer also advised the male that he was not allowed on UNM campus for the remainder of the semester. The male said he understood.
Battery against a household member
On Wednesday, Sept. 13, an officer was sent to the bus stop on the south side of Lomas Blvd. at Stanford Drive NE in reference to a fight. While the officer was walking to the location, individuals passing the officer were pointing him in the direction of a male and a female.
When the officer arrived, the female said she was fighting with her boyfriend. She said the male was talking down to her and is known to beat his past girlfriends. The female said they were only pushing each other, but a witness said the female was the aggressor in the altercation. The witness said the male tried to escape from the female several times, but she placed him in a headlock and threw him to the ground. The male sustained scratch marks to his face and blood on his shirt. The female did not sustain any injuries.
The male refused medical treatment, saying he did not want charges filed against the female. He refused a domestic violence packet. The female was arrested and transported to the APD Prisoner Transport Center and booked for domestic violence.
Compiled by Elizabeth Sanchez