Dates: April 29, 2018 – May 12, 2018

INFORMATION:

 For those who don’t already know, the Bent County Sheriff’s Office has an anonymous tip line for the smart phone. On your phone, open up your APPS store and download the BCSOTips application. When you use the tip line, your phone number will be replaced with a user number that allows deputies to interact with you without them knowing your identity.

During the week of April 29, 2018 through May 12, 2018, the Bent County Sheriff’s Office received these calls for service.

04/29/2018

Deputies were dispatched to the 100 block of 9th Street in Las Animas for a report of a controlled substance. Deputies arrived on scene, spoke to the parties involved, and arrested Nathan Magaña, age 44, of Las Animas, for a felony warrant and possession of a controlled substance.

Deputies were dispatched to the 30 block of East 5th Street in Las Animas for a report of a disturbance. Deputies arrived on scene, spoke to the parties involved, and arrested Leah Banister, age 40, of Las Animas, for violation of a protection order, domestic violence, and violation of bail bond conditions.

04/30/2018

Deputies were dispatched to the 1100 block of Poplar Avenue in Las Animas for a report of stolen property. Deputies were able to recover the stolen property. No arrests have been made at this time. This case is under investigation.

Deputies were dispatched to the 300 block of 6th Street in Las Animas for a report of a party with a warrant. Deputies arrived on scene, spoke to the parties involved, and arrested John Gonzalez, age 60, of Las Animas, for an outstanding warrant and possession of a controlled substance.

05/02/2018

Deputies were dispatched to the 400 block of Grove Avenue in Las Animas for a report of an assault. Deputies arrived on scene, spoke to the parties involved, and took a report on the fight between two juvenile males. No charges have been filed at this time. This case is under investigation.

05/03/2018

Deputies conducted a traffic stop at 5th Street and Ash Avenue in Las Animas. Deputies contacted and cited a juvenile male, age 17, of Las Animas, for driving while license is canceled.

Deputies were dispatched to 5th Street and Vigil Avenue in Las Animas for a report of burglary. Deputies arrived on scene, spoke to the reporting party, and took a report. This case is under investigation.

Deputies were dispatched to the 700 block of Park Avenue in Las Animas for a report of theft. Deputies arrived on scene, spoke to the reporting party, and took a report. This case is under investigation.

05/04/2018

Deputies were dispatched to the 1200 block of Ambassador Thompson Boulevard in Las Animas for a report of a reckless/dangerous driver. Deputies arrived on scene, spoke to the parties involved, and cited Judy Thomeczek, age 75, of Las Animas, for her driving actions.

05/05/2018

Deputies were dispatched to the 29800 block of County Road LL in Bent County for harassment. Deputies arrived on scene, spoke to the parties involved, and took a report. This case was handed over to a neighboring jurisdiction.

Deputies were dispatched to the 500 block of Oakland Avenue in Las Animas for a report of an unwanted party. Deputies arrived on scene, spoke to the parties involved, and arrested Jeremy Maes, age 35, of Las Animas, for menacing and resisting arrest.

Deputies were dispatched to the 28900 block of County Road 7.5 in Bent County for a report of threats. Deputies arrived on scene, spoke to the parties involved, and took a report. This case is under investigation.

05/06/2018

Deputies were dispatched to the 400 block of Poplar Avenue in Las Animas for a report of fraud. Deputies arrived on scene, spoke to the reporting party, and took a report. This case is under investigation.

05/08/2018

Deputies were dispatched to the 100 block of Locust Avenue in Las Animas for a report of suspicious activity. Deputies arrived on scene, spoke to the parties involved, and took a report. This case is under investigation.

Deputies were dispatched to Ambassador Thompson Boulevard in Las Animas to serve a warrant. Deputies arrived on scene and arrested Waylon Archuleta, age 33, of Las Animas, for outstanding warrants, resisting arrest, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Deputies were dispatched to the 400 block of Lois Avenue in Las Animas for a report of an assault. Deputies arrived on scene, spoke to the reporting party, and took a report. This case is under investigation.

05/09/2018

Deputies were dispatched to the 700 block of 5th Street in Las Animas for a report of an animal attack. Deputies arrived on scene, spoke to the parties involved, and took a report. This case is under investigation.

Deputies were contacted by an outside agency for an agency assist. Deputies took a report and turned the case over to the outside agency for further investigation.

Deputies conducted a traffic stop at 8th Street and Carson Avenue in Las Animas. Deputies contacted and towed the vehicle belonging to Joshua Owens, age 30, of Las Animas, for expired tags.

05/10/2018

Deputies were dispatched to the Bent County Jail in Las Animas for a report of an escaped inmate. Deputies contacted and arrested Destiny Ruiz, age 20, of Las Animas, for escape. Shawne Cordova, age 24, of Rocky Ford, and Brittany Douglas, age 26, of La Junta, were both charged with complicity in the escape.

05/11/2018

Deputies were dispatched to the 700 block of Locust Avenue in Las Animas for a report of a sexual assault. Deputies arrived on scene, spoke to the reporting party, and took a report. This case is under investigation.

Deputies were dispatched to 5th Street in Las Animas for a report of a domestic problem. Deputies arrived on scene, spoke to the reporting party, and took a report. This case is under investigation.

05/12/2018

Deputies traveled to Highway 50, mile marker 387, in Otero County, for an agency assist. Deputies assisted Otero County deputies in a 3-car accident and took a report.

Deputies were dispatched to the 400 block of Elm Avenue in Las Animas for a report of a burglary. Deputies arrived on scene, spoke to the parties involved, and took a report. This case is under investigation.

Deputies were dispatched to the 600 block of Vine Avenue in Las Animas for a report of a domestic problem. Deputies arrived on scene, spoke to the parties involved, and took a report. This case is under investigation.

Deputies were dispatched to the 300 block of Locust Avenue in Las Animas for a report of shots fired. Deputies arrived on scene, spoke to the reporting party, and conducted an investigation. Samual Lopez, age 21, of Las Animas; Jeremy Neil, age 19, of Las Animas; and Jordan Amaya, age 21, of Las Animas, were arrested for weapons-related offenses. Daniel Gallegos-King, age 36, of Las Animas, was arrested on unrelated charges.

Deputies were dispatched to the 700 block of Vine Avenue in Las Animas for a report of damaged property. Deputies arrived on scene, spoke to the reporting party, and took a report on the broken windows. This case is under investigation.

All parties are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law, as charges may be altered and plea bargains may be taken into consideration.

Anyone with information on these or any other crimes are encouraged to contact your local Law Enforcement Agency.