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Alamosa Sheriff's Report

Posted: Friday, Jan 18th, 2013

December 14

•Denise Witherspoon was issued a summons for exceeding safe speed for road conditions, driving without insurance, driving without registration and driving without a license. A sheriff’s deputy reported that he first observed Witherspoon’s vehicle spinning out of control on North River Road just beyond Cottonwood Drive. After it completed a 180-degree turn, the vehicle came to a stop on the south side of the road. According to the deputy’s report, Witherspoon later told him that she was heading into town to take care of her vehicle tags, which expired last August. Witherspoon told the deputy that she would leave her vehicle at the scene and have someone tow it for her, or get caught up on her tags and insurance before she moved it.

January 5

•John Nick Prior was transported to detox and charged with driving without a license, driving under the influence and careless driving. Sheriff’s deputies first responded to the 5800 block of County Road 110 North after they received a report of a prowler in the area. Directly across the roadway, a blue GMC pickup truck was lying “nose first” in an eight-foot deep irrigation ditch. According to a deputy’s report, a badly injured Prior gained access into the rear portion of an area residence in an attempt to warm up. The deputies noticed that Prior was extremely intoxicated, disoriented and unsteady on his feet. He also had a fresh wound on his head, and it was very clear to the deputies that he was in need of medical attention. Due to his injuries, no roadside examinations were performed; he was transported to San Luis Valley Regional Medical Center for treatment. A subsequent investigation revealed that Prior was traveling northbound on County Road 110 North when his vehicle veered off the road, struck a wire fence and came to rest at the bottom of the ditch. Prior broke the steering column of his car with his upper body on impact and struck the windshield with his forehead. The reporting party of the home that Prior allegedly broke into told the sheriff’s office that he or she did not want to file any related charges against Prior.

January 15

• Adam Keefe was arrested at Community Corrections on an Alamosa Police Department escape warrant. He was transported to the Alamosa County Detention Center without further incident.

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