MAGISTRATE COURT News:
Juanadolfo Gomez, 30, of San Juan Pueblo appeared March 23 Los Alamos Magistrate Court on charges of possession of a controlled substance – Suboxone and shoplifting of less than $250. He received a suspended sentence of 182 days on the shoplifting charge and was placed on supervised probation for 182 days. On the Suboxone charge, he received a 364 day suspended sentence and was placed on supervised probation for one year.
Both sentences are to run concurrently and Gomez was ordered to undergo substance abuse screening and complete any recommended treatment.
Marcos Romero, 30, of Chimayo waived his preliminary hearing and was bound over to First Judicial District Court on three counts of possession and one count of concealing his identity. The charges stem from a December visit by police offers to a home in response to a reported domestic dispute.
Although not involved in the dispute, Romero allegedly claimed to be someone other than himself. During a search of his person, officers reportedly found 15 Suboxone packages as well as a Xanax bar and a Benzodiazepine bar.
Romero is free on conditions of release and Judge Pat Casados reminded him that he remains under those conditions and under her thumb until his case is handled by District Court.
A preliminary hearing for Belamie Pick, 40, of Medanales on charges of forgery, fraud and identity theft was continued because she had not yet obtained the services of a public defender. Pick was originally charged in 2016 with forgery, fraud and identity theft. In September, a warrant for failure to appear was issued for Pick and she was picked up Jan. 19 by New Mexico State Police.
Preliminary hearings for Krysti Hernandez, 47, of White Rock in two separate cases also were continued because she had not gotten an attorney. Hernandez has been charged with three counts of fraud, three counts of forgery and two counts of identity theft in one case and two counts of fraud in the other.
Judge Casados released an outstanding $3,000 bond for Victoria Espinoza, 26, of Los Alamos because she has not missed a court date, has maintained contact with her attorney and is doing well in pretrial probation. Espinoza was arrested Nov. 3 on charges of possession of methamphetamine, heroin, marijuana, dangerous drugs and drug paraphernalia. A preliminary hearing is set for April 27.