Police: Armed man robbed teen girl downtown

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Posted: Tuesday, July 1, 2014 7:30 pm

An armed robber put a gun against a teenage girl’s throat and demanded all of her money Monday afternoon in a downtown parking lot near the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum.

The girl, who was not harmed, told police that after she gave the man $20, he told her not to tell anyone and ran off in the direction of the Santa Fe Plaza. She immediately reported the incident to the police, giving a detailed description of the suspect.

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  • Michael Grimler posted at 5:59 pm on Mon, Jul 7, 2014.

    shooter Posts: 319

    Spoken like a true believer...in Alinsky.

  • Margaret C de Baca posted at 11:41 am on Thu, Jul 3, 2014.

    peace12 Posts: 61

    Another incident in the Plaza area. Different day similiar scenero.

    If you all recall the SF New Mexican article August 2011. Unfortunately the New Mexican did not get their facts before corrupting them.
    Three homeless approached an older man, Mr. Baca. They, homeless, asked for help and money. They wanted to sell a bracelet to make monies, but also stated "F him up, beat him up." Meaning F up and beat up Mr. Baca. The 6ft 4 250 lb homeless man punched Mr. Baca first. Knocked Mr. Baca's eyeglassed off rendering Mr. Baca blind. Ineffective counsel and pergury on wanna be Security Gurad Duranona has Mr. Baca in prison for 3 years, BUT JUSTICE WILL BE SERVED AND ANOTHER LAWSUIT $$$$$$$$$$ TO COME. Self defense!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Pierce Knolls posted at 8:02 am on Thu, Jul 3, 2014.

    Mister Pierce Posts: 3080

    Oops! And here I thought "don't blame me, I voted for Gary Johnson" would absolve me from all previous wrongdoing.

  • Pierce Knolls posted at 8:01 am on Thu, Jul 3, 2014.

    Mister Pierce Posts: 3080

    I know Joseph didn't mention Bush in his comment. My comment was an attempt to humorously point out that Joseph was shifting blame for a mugging away from the actual mugger and/or the local justice system and pushing it onto the people allegedly responsible for at least some of our ongoing national economic woes. Sure, Obama and congress have both played a part in our economic doldrums, but that doesn't justify mugging anyone. The guy who picked up a gun and decided to mug someone is responsible for this crime, not congress, Big Bankers, or Obama.


  • Steve Salazar posted at 7:07 am on Thu, Jul 3, 2014.

    Steve Salazar Posts: 1793

    If you were to redistribute the wealth of the banksters, over their dead bodies, I might add, the slime that rob teenagers will take their share and blow in on drugs in a week, and OD. What a solution you have there.

  • Pat Shackleford posted at 11:51 pm on Wed, Jul 2, 2014.

    Pat Shackleford Posts: 1085

    Read it again. No mention of Bush in that comment, which does have some good points. Obama has proven now, that he has no intention of even investigating his best-buds forever; criminal bankers. Shillary Clinton is even more in-bed with them, having a particular fondness for holding Goldman's Sack.

  • David Romero posted at 5:58 pm on Wed, Jul 2, 2014.

    bigd1973 Posts: 221

    SF is my beloved home town. Cincinnati is just another stop on life's journey. I don't carry a firearm in Cincinnati. However if I lived in SF. I wouldn't leave home without it. SFPD? Too many unsolved crimes and an escalation of violent crimes for me to think they are anything else but small time. Too small to protect the people of SF.

  • Carolyn Garcia-Martinez posted at 5:10 pm on Wed, Jul 2, 2014.

    CarolynDM Posts: 777

    Supposedly there was another one today.

  • Mark Ordonez posted at 3:12 pm on Wed, Jul 2, 2014.

    marcoordonez Posts: 1149

    No it's your fault for voting for Bush.

  • Pierce Knolls posted at 1:52 pm on Wed, Jul 2, 2014.

    Mister Pierce Posts: 3080

    So an armed mugging in downtown Santa Fe is Bush's fault?

  • Peter Neal posted at 1:00 pm on Wed, Jul 2, 2014.

    PeterNeal Posts: 817

    city officers are paid to appear in court and are required to do so when they receive a valid subpoena they can be disciplined if they received the subpoena in a timely manner and failed to appear in court

  • Peter Neal posted at 12:59 pm on Wed, Jul 2, 2014.

    PeterNeal Posts: 817

    To add to my last comment there were times (quite frequently in fact) where subpoenas were not sent from the court in a timely manner or were not received by the officers in a timely manner do to clerical or administrative delays. In those cases, the officer cannot be blamed for not appearing.

  • Peter Neal posted at 12:53 pm on Wed, Jul 2, 2014.

    PeterNeal Posts: 817

    unless something has changed city police officers are paid to testify in court. if they receive a subpoena they are required by department policy to appear in court or have the court appearance rescheduled

  • Mark Ordonez posted at 12:17 pm on Wed, Jul 2, 2014.

    marcoordonez Posts: 1149

    I’ve commented on the SFNM comments section, that the paper should do an extensive piece interviewing judges, prosecutors, law enforcement, and jail administrators about where each is, or isn't doing all it can to make our community safer.

  • Joseph Hempfling posted at 12:03 pm on Wed, Jul 2, 2014.

    joehempfling Posts: 529

    Love the below debate; good guys vs bad guys and failing to mention most of it, in my opinion, is due to the Economy being created by the country-wide inequity we are all experiencing. Thank you do-nothing Congress ! The real criminals are the white collar Wall Street Banksters and their government collaborators, and living proof that CRIME PAYS. And big time. And the crumps that do trickle down to the street level are being scrambled for by the little guys version of more of the same. Jailing the Banksters, redistribute the wealth, listen to the voice of the people, insist Congress do it's job, Stop the useless WAR ON DRUGS and close down the privatized for profit prison system, may be a start. But don't hold your breath !

  • Mark Ordonez posted at 11:59 am on Wed, Jul 2, 2014.

    marcoordonez Posts: 1149

    Andrew, I don't know if it's solely on the Judges. I always thought that myself. The SFNM did a piece on DA Spence’s office and she claimed they were short staffed. We also read about the number of plea deals offered out of her office. Is this standard procedure? Also, if you go on the NM court case look up web site, you will see the term, "nolle prosequi " quite frequently under disposition, which means "unwilling to pursue." Why are prosecutors unwilling to pursue at an alarming rate. One of these days when we read about a habitual offender, look up that person’s name and date of birth on the case look up site. You’ll see some not guilty pleas, very few guilty pleas, a number of dismissals (at the Judge’s discretion apparently) , and a few no contest. One time when Magistrate David Segura and candidate Donita Sena where getting signatures this last election cycle, they told me another problem is SFPD officers rarely show up to testify, if ever. They also said they aren't paid to show up so they don't. Segura and Sena told me State Police and Santa Fe County deputies are paid to show up for their cases. How true is any of this? I don't know but I completely agree with the blatant catch and release system we have to deal with in this area but it's obvious there's plenty of blame to go around and finger pointing from the

  • Pat Shackleford posted at 9:41 am on Wed, Jul 2, 2014.

    Pat Shackleford Posts: 1085

    I recall a good number of fairly recent cases where police response was fast and resulted in apprehension of offenders. It's not the fault of police if the courts and judges practice undue leniency at sentencing.

  • Pat Shackleford posted at 9:35 am on Wed, Jul 2, 2014.

    Pat Shackleford Posts: 1085


  • Rick Dumiak posted at 8:46 am on Wed, Jul 2, 2014.

    CaptRick Posts: 169

    CCW let a few of these low life's get their free meet your maker card and the crimes stop.

  • Andrew Lucero posted at 8:44 am on Wed, Jul 2, 2014.

    Andrew Lucero Posts: 367

    I have to disagree with you about the police David...By in large they do their job and catch the criminals more often than not...What makes them look bad and "powerless to stop" crime are the judges...

    Crime is skyrocketing in Santa Fe because the police are caught in an endless cycle of playing catch and release. Our judges just hand out slaps on the wrist instead of sentencing career criminals to any kind of time. If their is no meaningful punishment for crime then there is no deterrent.

  • Alfred Padilla posted at 8:03 am on Wed, Jul 2, 2014.

    Xenoace32 Posts: 515

    Just another reason to stay away from the tourist traps, especially the plaza. For every action there is an opposite reaction. Tourism=increased crime, traffic and noise air pollution.

  • Peter Neal posted at 7:18 am on Wed, Jul 2, 2014.

    PeterNeal Posts: 817

    Hmm- before you go off on another one of your predictable rants against SFPD, you might want to do a little research on the rate of violent crimes and property crimes in your beloved Cincinnati - which includes crimes against citizens. It is one of the most violent cities in America. It is twice as dangerous as Santa Fe. Thanks, but I would rather live here.

  • David Romero posted at 6:43 am on Wed, Jul 2, 2014.

    bigd1973 Posts: 221

    SF is safe huh? What about this rash of burglaries and robberies lately that the police are powerless to stop? Here in Cincinnati you have your criminal on criminal crime, but very little criminal on average citizen crime. That's because the police catch them and the courts clamp down on them hard. It seems like the detectives in SF are too dumb to catch anyone. the criminals in SF know this and are going on a rampage. When I go to SF, I will keep my 38 special in my pocket.

  • Carolyn Garcia-Martinez posted at 9:25 pm on Tue, Jul 1, 2014.

    CarolynDM Posts: 777

    "...surprised that a robbery would take place in broad daylight". Hah! The loser, druggie punks in this town aren't picky as long as they can get a few bucks for their next fix. It's probably a good idea to keep a 10 or 20 dollar bill in your pocket at all times. If they're not robbing someone up close and personal, they're burglarizing someone's house and taking their stuff that they've worked hard for.


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