Assault near UNMH

On Oct. 22, an officer was sent to the University of New Mexico Police Department Substation because someone reported an assault, according to a report.

The officer spoke with a female and her 16-year-old student, who said he was walking to school around 9 a.m. when he began passing a roundabout north of Lomas Boulevard NE and Yale Boulevard NE. That was when a male driving a green pickup truck called the student a racial slur and spat — the saliva landed on the ground in front of the student.

“The student reported the incident to his school’s head administrator (who) then escorted the student to the UNM Police Substation to report the incident,” the report states. The student completed a written statement.

Officers searched the area for the truck, but did not find it. UNM Hospital security reviewed video surveillance — although the footage showed the truck, the vehicle was parked, no one appeared to be inside. “The camera did not not capture the license plate. None of the cameras captured the incident,” the report states. Other officers were told about the incident to increase police presence in the area and to keep officers looking out for the truck.

Criminal trespass at UNMPD

According to a police report on the afternoon of Oct. 27, a male entered the UNMPD station and asked about report numbers concerning an incident the night before at the Student Union Building.

An officer spoke with the male, who was upset about being banned from campus. The officer told the male that he was currently violating the administrative order from the Dean of Students and could have avoided this violation by calling UNMPD while he was off campus instead. The male encouraged officers to arrest him, stating that he was a lawyer, a judge had reversed the University’s decision and that he would continue to be on campus. The officer said the order was from UNM, not a court — however, the male was now violating the order, which meant he was violating the law by committing criminal trespass.

The male told the officer he would arrest the officer and see them in court. The officer said there was nothing else to discuss, the male was violating the order and the officer would issue a criminal complaint, so that the male would need to appear before a judge. The male was given another copy of the UNM Barment Letter but refused to accept it. He said he was already given the document and would continue to be on campus whenever he wished.

The male was escorted off UNM property. He challenged officers to arrest him and said he would be back on campus shortly. At one point, the male said, “‘I’ll be ready for you,’” the report states.

The male has a history of being removed from UNMH and the UNM campus for incidents that include: “washing his genitals, feet and other body parts at both locations, occupying areas at both locations...after being asked to leave by staff and after these locations were closed to the public, arguing with staff who confront him and posing as professors, lawyers, doctors and even a U.S. Marshal, just to name a few,” the report states. The male has been escorted off UNM property, summoned and arrested many times — during one of the incidents, he fought with officers.

The male is aware of the order but refused to comply. Thus, another summons for criminal trespass will be issued. The male was not arrested on Oct. 26 or 27 only due to staff shortages.

Battery on a healthcare personnel, emergency mental health evaluation at UNMH

On the early morning of Oct. 29, an officer on uniformed patrol of UNM was sent to find a suicidal female running west on Lomas Boulevard, according to a UNMPD report. When the officer arrived, dispatch said UNMH security was chasing a black Ford Edge the subject may be in — the vehicle left northbound on University Boulevard.

When the officer arrived at the hospital, a patient was admitted for a self-inflicted stab wound to the abdomen. Visitors were allowed to stop by her room. A male came to her room and walked her out of the area through the ambulance bay. A UNMH nurse tried to stop them, but the male aggressively pushed her away from the patient multiple times.

UNMPD checked to confirm if the male signed in as a visitor, but there was no way to identify him. The patient’s information was logged into the National Crime Information Center — she was considered a missing/endangered person. The Albuquerque Police Department was sent to the patient’s address.

— Briefs compiled by Elizabeth Sanchez