Police Inventory Lists 66 Firearms At Steve Porter’s Pajarito Acres Home

This SKS Russian 7.62 with bayonet is among 66 firearms police recently inventoried and confiscated from Steven C. Porter’s residence in Pajarito Acres. Courtesy/LAPD

Staff Report

Los Alamos Police arrested Steven C. Porter Monday and charged him with escape from a community custody program, a felony, for tampering with his court ordered electronic monitoring device.

He is being held in jail without bond and scheduled to go back before Los Alamos Magistrate Court Judge Pat Casados at 8:30 a.m., Thursday at the Justice Center.

Porter, 46, was initially arrested Sunday, Aug. 17 and charged with 20 drug-related counts. At his preliminary hearing Aug. 19, Casados set his bond at $102,000 cash or surety and detailed the conditions of his release, which included wearing the electronic monitoring device. Casados told Porter he would be arrested and held in jail until the end of his trial if he got so much as a traffic ticket while on release.

Steven C. Porter’s leg showing bruising, abrasions and cuts. Courtesy/LAPD

Vandalism has occurred at the properties of several Pajarito Acres Home Owners Association (PAHOA) board members since Porter lost a court battle in 2012 with the PAHOA. A member of the PAHOA architectural committee reported last Saturday to police that someone drilled screws into his truck tires on Cherokee Lane about a mile from Porter’s residence. He also had two wheelbarrows damaged and 1.5 inch black drywall screws pressed into them.

Steven C. Porter

Police spoke to Porter’s probation officer Monday morning who stated that Porter’s electronic monitor showed he went some 20 hours with no movement between Aug. 22 and Aug. 23. She stated she noticed abrasions, bruising and scrapes on his ankle and foot and the hair on that ankle was nearly gone, indicating the monitoring device had been tampered with.

Police requested in their Aug. 25 search warrant the data from Porter’s cell phone between 5 p.m., Aug. 21 and 8 a.m., Aug. 25, to aid in their investigation.

At Porter’s Aug. 19 hearing, the judge ordered police to inventory, photograph and confiscate all firearms at his residence and seal and store all ammunition in his garage.

Police inventory of firearms confiscated from Porter’s home at 234 Rio Bravo: