Two reported assaults in two dates to UNM student 

A UNM student reported they were sexually assaulted two times in two different locations on campus.

According to the police reports, the first assault took place on Sept. 17. The student arrived at the Popejoy Auditorium when they lost consciousness. When they woke up, they felt they had been sexually assaulted.



The second incident took place in Mesa Vista Hall during a class on Nov. 20. The class was watching a movie when the student dozed off. When they woke up, they felt they had been sexually assaulted.

The student claimed there were over 12 people around the scene. When asked if they had seen something happen, they said  “no.” Suspicion raised as the student felt that their fellow classmates acted strangely and questionable to his questions.

The student has not returned to that class since then.

No suspects have been identified. The case is still open and is being investigated by UNMPD. 

Shoplifting at UNM Bookstore by criminal trespasser 

UNMPD arrested a male suspect for shoplifting and criminal trespassing at the UNM Bookstore on Feb. 10. 

According to the police report, the subject was stealing toiletries from the business before proceeding to walk out of the location walking to Cornell Drive SE. Officer Chris Camacho identified the subject matching the description while the suspect was in detention. 

It was discovered that the suspect already had a letter from the Dean of Students stating that he is prohibited from entering University property. 

The stolen items were returned without any further incidents. The subject was arrested and then transported to the Prisoner Transport Center without incident and booked into the Metropolitan Detention Center. 

The incident status is closed.

Subjected arrested for outstanding warrants

On Feb. 4, UNM dispatched to the UNM Student Union Building in reference to a suspicious male subject.

According to police reports, the subject had allegedly stolen a backpack on a previous date and possibly shoplifted from the SUB Mercado. The subject, who already had two misdemeanor warrants for his arrest, was found in the men’s bathroom on the third floor of the SUB.

UNMPD arrested the subject and booked him into the APD Prisoner Transport Center without any further incidents.

The case status is closed.