• Kevin Dorsel Hogan was cited and charged with violation of a restraining order, after he allegedly sent a sexually explicit letter to his sister. Hogan, who was in custody at the time, allegedly admitted that he wrote the letter with the hope that his ex-girlfriend would read it.
• A juvenile was arrested at the probation office and transported to the juvenile detention center. No further information about the charges against him is available.
• Aaron D. Duran was arrested at the Alamosa County Courthouse on a failure to appear warrant and transported to the county jail. Duran’s girlfriend allegedly followed him all the way to the back door of the jail, prompting the arresting deputy to request cover. She left after four officers walked out of the jail’s “sally port,” and the deputy ordered her to vacate the premises. The deputy reported that Duran gave him some “lip” for treating his girlfriend that way. Duran was then transferred over to the jail’s staff.
• Marina Monique Avila was arrested at 8719 S. Highway 285, #A13, on a Conejos County warrant for failure to appear on a warrant for driving while ability impaired.
• Anthony “Antonio” David Muniz was taken into custody at 8719 S. Highway 285, #A13, for two counts of second-degree assault and domestic violence. Alamosa County Sheriff’s Deputy reported that he found Muniz hiding in a bedroom. After Muniz was taken into custody on Conejos County charges, the arresting deputy learned that the Alamosa Police Department had issued an outstanding warrant for the man’s arrest. Muniz was transported to the Alamosa County Jail.
• Steve Victor Ortega was transported to the county’s detox facility and issued a citation for “pedestrian on highway under the influence of alcohol.”
Alamosa County Sheriff’s Deputy Robert Ward initially responded to a report of an intoxicated male pounding on a customer’s car at Discount Liquor.
According to the reporting party, there was no damage to her vehicle. But the woman said she was concerned about Ortega’s safety because he was nearly hit by a car as he attempted to cross Highway 160.
Ward later found a man matching Ortega’s description in the middle of E. First Street near San Juan Avenue. The deputy asked Ortega where he was going, but he reported that the man’s speech was too slurred to understand.
Ortega allegedly refused to come to the side of the street when asked, so the deputy grabbed the man’s coat and moved him away from the center of the road. When he reached the side, Ortega slipped and fell on the ice. He told the deputy he was fine, but allegedly ignored Ward’s requests for identification.
Ward helped the man to his feet and told him to put his hands behind his back. But when the deputy grabbed Ortega’s right hand, the man allegedly attempted to pull away and fell to the ground again. The deputy reported that he had to forcefully handcuff Ortega.
• Colton Jake Carpenter, Alamosa, received a summons for leaving the scene of an accident at 217 Rio Grande without providing required information and careless driving. Corporal Judy Jackson said she didn’t have a problem with deferring the matter as long as Carpenter has proof that the fence he allegedly damaged is repaired by the time he goes to court. According to Jackson, Carpenter was very polite and agreed to make arrangements with the reporting party in order to repair the fence.
• Aaron William McKenzie was arrested and transported to the Alamosa County Detention Center for violating a protection order. Deputy Robert Ward first noticed the man when he stopped in at the Loaf N’ Jug during a break. While he was there, a clerk informed him that a very drunk man in the snack area had spilled a bottle of whiskey on the floor. Ward reported that a clearly intoxicated man with watery, bloodshot eyes was staggering around the store. A background check revealed that under a protection order, McKenzie could not possess or consume alcoholic beverages. McKenzie was then transported to the detention center and turned over to staff without further incident.
• Deputy Tyler Slade issued a verbal warning to CJ Dordon, 38, regarding complaints about aggressive dogs on her property at 8205 Van Iwarden Dr. The reporting party told Slade that one of Dordon’s dogs barked, growled, lunged and bit at him as he was attempting to head back to work during a lunch break. The man said the same dog bit his girlfriend the day before. Based on his investigation of the incidents, Slade found that probable cause existed to charge Dordon. However, the reporting party and his girlfriend told Slade that they are animal lovers, and did not want to press charges. “We just want they owner talked to,” they said. After Slade talked to Dordon about the recent incidents, she told him that no further incidents would occur.
• Adam Rudy Sisneros was taken into custody after he turned himself in on an Alamosa Police Department warrant for failing to appear on a misdemeanor traffic offense.
• Deputy Robert Ward responded to a report of a stolen children’s toy in the 8900 block of Highway 285.