Portales man charged with child abuse, DWI

PNT staff report A 37-year-old Roosevelt County man has been arrested on accusations that he was driving while intoxicated with an unrestrained toddler in the back seat. Manuel Gallegos is charged with child abuse and altering vehicle registration, both felonies, as well as a third offense of aggravated DWI, not maintaining lanes, driving on a […]

Public record — June 8

Recent Magistrate Court cases, according to court documents: June 3 Abel Munoz-Solis, age unknown, pled guilty to DWI (second offense), Driving on a suspended/revoked license, open container, no registration, no insurance and tail lamps violation. Sentenced to 364 days in jail with 360 suspended leaving four days to serve; two years supervised probation; must attend […]

Suspended players to return for ENMU

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University football coach Mark Ribaudo said Tuesday that four players suspended last week for “violation of university policy” will be active for Saturday’s Lone Star Conference South Division game at 14th-ranked Texas A&M-Kingsville. Included were sophomore quarterback J.J. Harp, the NCAA Division II leader in passing yards per game […]

Mesalands president suspended

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Mesalands Community College Board of Trustees on Tuesday suspended President Phillip O. Barry without pay. Board members met in executive session in response to allegations Barry was driving under the influence of liquor or drugs last week in Albuquerque. Court records show Barry was charged with DUI on Friday. […]

Record-setting QB, three other Greyhounds suspended


By Eric Butler: PNT staff writer Sophomore quarterback J.J. Harp’s assault on Eastern New Mexico University school passing records will have to be put on hold for at least a week. Harp and three other Greyhounds have been suspended for what ENMU head coach Mark Ribaudo calls a “violation of team rules.” Harp is a […]

Article 15 results

An airman first class from the 523rd Fighter Squadron received a reduction to airman and a reprimand for being incapacitated for duty due to consumption of alcohol and failure to go to his appointed place of duty. A staff sergeant from the 27th Civil Engineer Squadron received a suspended reduction to senior airman, forfeiture of […]

Police blotter, public record (Dec. 4)

Police blotter The following is a sampling of calls taken by Portales Police dispatchers over the last week. According to the reports: Nov. 22 • At 11:05 a.m. a large grass fire was reported at 41952 U.S. 70. Portales Fire Department was dispatched. • At 12:16 p.m. a two vehicle auto accident was reported at […]

Nov. 27 Public Record, Police Blotter

Public Record The following marriage was recently filed in district court: Kalin Richard Amundson, 22, of Portales and Jamie Gonzalez, 23, of Mesilla. The following disposition was recently filed in district court: Audrea Cain, 33, pleaded guilty to fraud and is ordered to serve a three-year deferred sentence and three years probation and pay $105 […]

9-11 Public Record

The following dispositions were recently filed in magistrate court: Anastacio Saenz, 31, pleaded guilty to driving while under the influence (third offense), vehicle in unsafe conditions, driving with an expired license, no insurance and no seatbelt and is ordered to serve a 364-day jail term (334 days suspended, serve three years of supervised probation, attend […]

Sept. 4 Public Record

The following dispositions were recently filed in magistrate court: Selso Perez, 19, pleaded guilty to driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor and is ordered to serve a 90-day suspended sentence, serve 90 days of supervised probation, enter the ASPEN program, complete DWI school within 60 days and pay $615 in fines. Raul Lopez, […]

8-28 Public Record

The following dispositions were recently filed in magistrate court: Jesus Nunez, 40, pleaded guilty to battery and is ordered serve a six-month suspended sentence, serve six months of supervised probation and pay $67 in fines. Daniel Cano, 18, pleaded guilty to driving on suspension and speeding and is ordered to serve a 60-day deferred sentence […]

July 17 Public Record

The following dispositions were recently filed in district court: Robie Bruffett, 42, pleaded guilty to three counts of forgery and is ordered to serve a nine-year suspended sentence, serve five years of probation, and pay $180 in fines. Mark A. Hernandez, 22, pleaded guilty to a probation violation and was ordered to serve 18 months […]

July 10 Public Record

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the magistrate court: Rodney Smith, 46, pleaded guilty to possession of drug paraphenalia and is ordered to serve 364-day deferred sentence, serve 364 days of probation, complete the ASPEN program, and pay $242 in fines. Sam Villanueva, 45, pleaded guilty to driving with a suspended drivers license […]

6/12 Public Record

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the magistrate court: l Steven Cooper, 51, pleaded guilty to aggravated DWI and is ordered to serve 364 days with 274 days suspended, pay $965 i nfines and serve one year of supervised probation. l Adrian Munoz, 22, pleaded guilty to public affray and is ordered to […]

State steps up efforts on car insurance crackdown

By Michelle Seeber New Mexico is ready for step two in its effort to increase the number of insured vehicles on its roads — suspending the registration of nearly 300,000 uninsured vehicles. The suspensions, which will begin next week, are part of a continuing campaign to cut the state’s traditionally high rate of uninsured vehicles. […]

Public Record April 18

The following dispositions were recently filed in the Roosevelt County district court: l Nasario Maldonado, 21, was found guilty of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, two counts of shoplifting, three counts of forgery, driving on suspension or revocation and concealing identity and the defendant will serve a term of 13 1/2 years of incarceration. […]

Valencia principal suspended

Mike Linn A Portales school principal has been suspended for improper distribution of the New Mexico Writing Assessment, a school official said Thursday. David VanWettering, principal of Valencia Elementary, has been suspended for an undisclosed amount of time for distributing the assessment to his teachers too early, Portales School Board President David Brooks said. “David […]

Public Record Feb. 1

The following marriage certificates were recently filed at the Roosevelt County Courthouse: l Charles Scott Schumpert, 25, of Clovis, and Natalie Renee Broglie, 24, of Kauai, Hawaii. The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in Roosevelt County Magistrate Court: l Leandro Ramirez, 23, found guilty of battery on a household member and will serve 364 […]