The Defender Dispatch April 2009

The following information is derived from the 49th Security Forces Squadron daily incident blotters. The intent is to highlight some of the more significant events our SF Defenders responded to in April 2009.

TICKETS ISSUED: During the month of April 2009: 92 traffic citations were issued, 99 verbal warnings were given, and 27 driving suspension letters were issued. The most common citation issued was for insurance/failure to provide or expired.

PATROL RESPONSES:

Assault/Disorderly Conduct/Drunkenness:

A military member contacted the Security Forces Control Center (SFCC) and related a physical altercation took place at the Enlisted Club. Upon Security Forces (SF) arrival, investigation revealed two individuals had a verbal altercation which escalated into an assault. Both individuals were transported to the SFCC for processing.

Major Privately Owned Vehicle (POV) vs. Privately Owned Vehicle Accident:

A military member contacted the SFCC and related a vehicle accident occurred at the intersection of First Street and New Mexico Ave. SF and medical personnel responded, initiated treatment procedures, and released the vehicle occupants on scene. SF investigation revealed two vehicles were stopped at the intersection of First Street and New Mexico Ave. when a third vehicle rear ended one of the vehicles causing it to collide with another.

Larceny of Government/Personal Property:

A civilian telephoned the SFCC and related a bag containing personal items to include a Holloman AFB restricted area badge was stolen from his duty location. SF responded and accomplished a written statement with the individual.

E-911/Medical/Fire Response(s):

A military member telephoned the SFCC and related a child was vomiting uncontrollably at their place of duty. SF and medical personnel responded and initiated treatment procedures. The child was transported to Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center for further treatment.

A military member telephoned the SFCC and related a coworker fainted at their duty location. SF and medical personnel responded and initiated treatment procedures. The individual was released on scene and returned to duty.

A military member contacted the SFCC and related an individual fell at the skate park and injured their leg. SF and medical personnel responded and initiated treatment procedures. The individual was transported to Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center for further treatment.


A military member contacted the SFCC and related there was smoke billowing from the light fixtures of their duty facility. SF and Fire responded and initiated preventive fire measures. No damage to the facility was noted.

Minor Vehicle Accident/Government Owned Vehicle (GOV):

A military member telephoned the SFCC and related the vehicle he was traveling in on Range Road 9 struck an Oryx. The Oryx was severely injured by the collision and euthanized on scene.

A military member contacted the SFCC and related the GOV they were traveling in was damaged while transporting equipment. Upon SF arrival, investigation revealed the equipment being transported was not secured properly, causing the rear window to shatter.

Possible Identity Theft:

A civilian contacted the SFCC and related a utility account was opened in their name without consent. SF responded and accomplished written statement with the complainant.

POV vs. POV Minor Accident/Hit and Run:

A civilian telephoned the SFCC and related their vehicle was involved in a hit and run collision at the Fitness Center. Upon SF arrival, investigation revealed the complainant's vehicle was struck by a dark in color SUV. The operator of the SUV failed to report the accident or leave contact information at the scene.

· Calendar Year 2009 Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Total: 1 (GAF)
· Last DUI: 25 April 2009

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 is equal to or exceeds 0.08 could possible face suspension of base driving privileges, drivers license suspension, and disciplinary action/punishment via civil authority or the Uniform Code of Military Justice.

· Calendar Year 2009 Stray Canine Capture Total: 1

"BULLET" OF THE MONTH: Per HAFBI 31-204, Air Force Motor Vehicle Traffic Supervision, The wearing of portable headphones/earphones utilized for compact disc players, IPODs, or MP3 Players, while operating a motor vehicle or while bicycling, skateboarding, rollerblading or while on a scooter on the roadway of HAFB is prohibited. EXCEPTIONS: (1) The use of headphones/earphones utilized for compact disc players, IPODs, or MP3 Players while jogging is only authorized on approved running surfaces. (2) Motorcycle helmet intercom systems between operator and passenger are permitted. Use of those devices masks or prevents recognition of emergency signals, alarms, announcements, the approach of vehicles, human speech and the ability to determine the direction from which the sound is coming. This does not negate wearing of hearing protection when conditions and good judgment dictate its use such as when driving in noise hazard areas.