Defender Dispatch May 2009

The following information is derived from the 49th Security Forces Squadron desk blotter. The intent is to highlight some of the more significant events our SF Defenders responded to in May 2009.

TICKETS ISSUED: During the month of May 2009 81 traffic citations were issued, 132 verbal warnings were given, and 18 driving suspension letters were issued. The most common citation issued was for speeding in excess of the posted limit.

PATROL RESPONSES:


Minor Traffic Accident (Personally Owned Vehicle vs. Personally Owned Vehicle) POV:
A military member telephoned to the Security Forces Control Center (SFCC) and related their vehicle was involved in a collision at the commissary. Security Forces (SF) responded and made contact with the operator of the other vehicle involved. Further investigation revealed one vehicle backed into the other causing minor damage.

A military member telephoned the SFCC and related they were involved in an accident at the base library. SF responded and made contact with the vehicle operators involved. Further investigation revealed both vehicles were backing simultaneously when contact was made. Neither vehicle operator was issued a citation.

A civilian telephoned the SFCC and related they were involved in a vehicle accident at the Shopette. Upon SF arrival, investigation revealed one of the vehicle operators engaged the gas pedal too hard and was unable to apply the brakes in time causing them to collide with another vehicle. No injuries were sustained to the driver.

A military member telephoned the SFCC and related they were involved in a vehicle accident on base. Upon SF arrival, investigation revealed the vehicle operator was backing when they struck a parked vehicle.

A civilian telephoned the SFCC and related they were involved in a traffic accident at the Main Gate. Upon SF arrival, investigation revealed the complainant rear-ended another motorist awaiting entry into the installation. No injuries were sustained to either vehicle operator. The complainant was cited for inattentive driving.

Patrol Responses:
A military family member telephoned the SFCC and related they were locked out of their on-base residence. Upon SF arrival, investigation revealed the family member and spouse were intoxicated and involved in a verbal altercation. The sponsor locked the keys in the residence to prevent the spouse from operating a motor vehicle while impaired. The military member's First Sergeant was contacted and responded to the residence for disposition.

Damage to Personal Property:
A military member telephoned the SFCC and related their vehicle sustained minor damage while parked at their duty location. Upon SF arrival, investigation revealed wind gusts blew a parking designation sign on to the hood of the vehicle causing minor damage. No malicious intent was suspected.

Domestic Dispute:
A military member telephoned the SFCC and related they were involved in a verbal altercation with their spouse. Upon SF arrival, investigation revealed the couple had a history of marital issues. The military member's First Sergeant was contacted responded to the residence and assumed control of the situation. No charges were filed in this case.

Missing Personal Property:
A military member contacted the SFCC and related their clothing was missing from one of the laundry rooms at the Holloman Inn. Upon SF arrival, investigation revealed the complainant placed their laundry (two flight suits and a t shirt) in a dryer at the above location, prior to leaving the laundry facility. Staff members related they had no knowledge as to the whereabouts of the missing items.

Larceny of Personal Property:
A civilian employee telephoned the SFCC and related a bicycle was stolen from the youth center. Upon SF arrival, investigation revealed the owner noticed their bike missing earlier in the evening. A search of the immediate and adjacent housing areas revealed no results.

Civilian Detention:
An SF member assigned to the Welcome Center telephoned the SFCC and related he discovered a civilian contractor had an outstanding active warrant while conducting a credential verification/validation check. The SFCC operator contacted New Mexico State Police (NMSP) Dispatch who related they would send a unit. NMSP arrived on scene and assumed custody of the individual who was transported to the Otero County Detention Center for processing.

Unsecure Facility:
While conducting routine base facility checks, an SF patrolman discovered building #310 unsecure. SF established a perimeter and performed a sweep of the interior. No signs of forced entry were revealed. SFCC made contact with the building custodian who related they would respond and secure the facility. SF patrols resumed normal service after termination of the response.

E-911/Medical Response(s):
A military member telephoned the SFCC and related a military member was experiencing chest pains while participating in unit physical training. SF and medical personnel responded and initiated medical treatment. The individual was transported to Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center (GCRMC) for further treatment.

Alamogordo Department of Public Safety telephoned the SFCC and related an individual was unresponsive at the Holloman Middle School track. SF and medical personnel responded and initiated medical treatment. The individual was transported to GCRMC for further treatment.

A military member telephoned the SFCC and related an individual was experiencing stomach pain and bleeding. Medical personnel responded and initiated treatment procedures. The individual was transported to GCRMC for further treatment.

A civilian employee telephoned the SFCC and related a military member sustained an ankle injury at the fitness center. Medical personnel responded and initiated treatment procedures. The individual was transported to GCRMC for further treatment.

A civilian telephoned the SFCC and related a military member fell off a ladder at their duty location and injured their ankle. SF and medical personnel responded and initiated medical treatment. The individual was transported to GCRMC for further treatment.

A military member telephoned the SFCC and related they were suffering from shortness of breath and chest pains at their duty location. SF and medical personnel responded and initiated medical treatment. The individual was transported to GCRMC for further treatment.

· Calendar Year 2009 Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Total: 05
· Last DUI: 25 April 09

NOTE - HAFB applies the New Mexico (NM) standard for intoxicated driving of .08 Blood Alcohol Content (BAC)/Breath Alcohol Content (BrAC), or greater. Drivers whose BAC/BrAC equal or exceed 0.08 face suspended base driving privileges, possible drivers license suspension, and possible punishment from civilian courts or under the Uniform Code of Military Justice.

· Calendar Year 2009 Stray Canine Capture Total: 08

"BULLET OF THE MONTH: Per AFI 31-204 ACCSUP HOLLOMAN AFB SUP 22 FEBRUARY 2007
ARTICLE II - Accident Reporting and Investigations:
A3.2.2. The driver of a vehicle involved in an accident resulting in injury or death to any person or damage to any vehicle shall immediately stop the vehicle at the scene of the accident and notify the security forces. The driver shall remain at the scene of the accident until all requirements of the accident investigation have been satisfied and security forces have released all individuals involved. The driver shall provide his/her name, grade, social security number, address, base decal number and driver's license number. Drivers of government vehicles shall provide the vehicle registration number to the driver or occupant of any other vehicle involved in the accident.

A3.2.3. The driver of any vehicle that collides with any unattended vehicle shall immediately stop and notify the security forces. The driver shall attempt to locate and notify the owner of the vehicle that was struck. If the owner cannot be located, a written notice shall be left in a visible and obvious place on the unattended vehicle. The notice shall contain your name, address, phone number and a brief statement of the circumstances. The driver shall not leave the scene until instructed to do so by the investigating security forces member.4.1.1. The cost for SFS impoundment is $25 and will be reimbursed to the Air Force. The number of recorded impoundments will return to zero, one year from the date of the first impoundment. Security Forces will annotate all animal related responses in the Security Forces Blotter for record.

A3.2.4. The driver of any vehicle involved in an accident resulting in damage to fixtures or other property located on a street or roadway shall notify the security forces and take reasonable steps to locate the owner or person in charge of such property, relay the facts and complete identification data.

A3.2.5. Moving a vehicle from the scene of an accident: Any vehicle involved in an accident shall not be removed until authorization is given by the investigating security forces member. In extreme circumstances, a vehicle may be moved only far enough to allow passage of an emergency vehicle.