December 4, 2012
Angela Pam Rodriguez was arrested and summoned for obstructing a peace officer and resisting arrest. She wound up in the Alamosa County Detention Center purely by chance, after a good Samaritan called dispatchers to report that a man appeared to be forcing a woman to walk with him. But when Sheriff’s Corporal Judy Jackson arrived at the scene, she learned that Rodriguez’s son was only trying to hold his visibly intoxicated mother up.
Her son told Jackson that Rodriguez’s boyfriend “basically” kicked them out of his car and left them on the side of Highway 160 near County Road 103. According to Jackson, Rodriguez could not stand in the road without staggering. The woman’s breath also smelled strongly of alcohol and her speech was slurred; a subsequent breathalyzer test placed her blood alcohol content at 0.198. At that point, Jackson issued Rodriguez a ticket for “drunk pedestrian on the roadway.”
The sheriff’s office tried to find a ride for Rodriguez’s son, who was sober. But no one they contacted would come to pick him up, so her son walked off on his own. Jackson, meanwhile, transported Rodriguez to the county detox center. However, as soon as Jackson began to drive away from the scene, Rodriguez allegedly grew very upset and questioned why her son was being forced to walk. Jackson told her that her son declined an offer for a ride to Alamosa.
According to Jackson, Rodriguez then began to yell at her, telling her that she “was no angel,” while demanding that she submit to a crude drug test. Jackson agreed that she wasn’t an angel, but told Rodriguez that she didn’t have anything in her system. They repeated the conversation at least 10 times, and after Rodriguez allegedly lobbed several profanities at Jackson, she once again demanded that the corporal submit to a crude drug test. Jackson responded that the test would only yield positive results for chocolate and Dr. Pepper. Rodriguez grew “really upset” by that response, and by the time they arrived inside the detox center, she was allegedly yelling at Jackson and the facility’s employees.
When Jackson asked Rodriguez to sit down and blow into a breathalyzer, she allegedly refused to cooperate. According to Jackson’s report, Rodriguez kept jumping up and moving as close to the corporal as she could, while demanding that Jackson look her in the eye. After she repeated her assertion that Jackson was no angel, she allegedly tried to kick the corporal, and ignored all requests to cooperate. Eventually, the detox employee in the room gave up on the breath test, and instead asked Rodriguez to go into another room to change her clothes.
Jackson reported that she encountered difficulties while escorting Rodriguez to the changing room. When they finally arrived there, Rodriguez allegedly swung around and tried to pull away just as soon as Jackson removed the first handcuff. Rodriguez then stuck her finger in Jackson’s face and began to yell again, the corporal reported. At that point, Jackson put the handcuffs back on her and told her that she was under arrest. The case was closed after Jackson transported Rodriguez to the Alamosa County Detention Center.
Amanda Jo Archuleta received a summons for “dog-at-large.” A sheriff’s deputy shot the dog after it jumped a fence in the 6800 block of Malouff Road and approached two sheriff’s employees. According to a report on the incident, the dog began to growl and bark at two sheriff’s employees and grew more menacing as it drew closer to them. The dog, which was described as a large brown boxer, previously pinned a neighbor’s dog to the ground by the throat and bit the animal, according to the report.
Deanna Estrella Lucero turned herself in on an outstanding warrant for failure to appear in court.
A man reported that he received multiple threatening phone calls from two out-of-area numbers. The man told the sheriff’s office that on each occasion, a digitally scrambled voice on the other end of the line said: “I’m gonna kill you” and “you’re gonna die.” The calls appeared to come from phone numbers with suburban Seattle, Wash., and Waco, Texas area codes. The man tried to call both numbers, but the lines on the other end were always busy, he said. According to a sheriff’s report, the same man previously reported that someone shot at his car while he was driving down Highway 17 about one year ago. A sheriff’s deputy observed a hole in the front passenger door of the vehicle, but reported that he could not determine whether or not a bullet caused the damage. No further information is available at this time.
A man in the 300 block of Costilla reported a “cold” hit-and-run incident. The man told the sheriff’s office that he called in as soon as he noticed the damage to his family’s car, but he added that he was not sure where or when the damage occurred. A sheriff’s corporal completed a state traffic accident report based on the limited amount of information she had.
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A man reported that he lost two cell phones two months beforehand while he was camping near Amalia, N.M.