Defender Dispatch March 2009
Published May 19, 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 March 2009.
TICKETS ISSUED: During the month of March 2009, 33 traffic citations were issued, 139 verbal warnings were given, and 5 driving suspension letters were issued. The most common citation issued was for speeding in excess of the posted limit.
Minor Traffic Accident (Personally Owned Vehicle Hit and Run):
A retired military member telephoned to the Security Forces Control Center (SFCC) and related they were involved in a collision with another vehicle. The complainant further related the operator of the second vehicle failed to stop, assess damage or exchange information as required. SF responded to the scene and located the suspected violator. The operator of the second vehicle was issued a DD FM 1805/US District Court Violation Notice.
Hit and Run:
A military member telephoned the SFCC and related he witnessed a van back into a parked car. He further related the vehicle operator exited the vehicle, assessed the suspected damage, reentered their vehicle and drove away. SF and Alert Photo were briefed and responded. Witness statements were collected on scene.
A military spouse telephoned to the SFCC and related their child was having difficulty breathing. SF responded to the residence and initiated medical treatment procedures. The child was transported to Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center for further treatment.
A civilian telephoned the SFCC and related a retired military member fell and sustained minor facial cuts and bruises. SF patrols and medical personnel responded and initiated treatment procedures. The individual was transported to Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center for further treatment.
A civilian telephoned the SFCC and related her brother, who is active duty Air Force, was not breathing and was unresponsive. SF, medical and Ambulance Response Element (ARE) personnel were briefed and responded. Upon arrival, medical personnel initiated treatment procedures. The individual was transported to Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center for further treatment.
A military member telephoned the SFCC and related a co-worker passed out at their place of duty. SF and medical personnel responded and initiated treatment procedures. The patient refused further medical attention and was released.
An anonymous caller telephoned SFCC and related there was a possible physical altercation. SF responded and separated the two individuals and transported them to the SFCC for processing. Both individuals were charged with Article #128 UCMJ/Assault and released to their respective first sergeants.
Defacement of Government property:
A military member telephoned the SFCC and related they witnessed an individual urinating on the side of the Fitness Center. SF patrols made contact with the suspected individual and transported him to the SFCC for processing.
Larceny of Personal Property:
A civilian telephoned the SFCC and related a military member's tires were stolen from the Auto Hobby Shop. Further investigation revealed an unknown military member allegedly placed the tires on their personal vehicle. The suspect was advised of their Article 31 rights, apprehended and charged with violation of Article 121 UCMJ/Larceny or Wrongful Appropriation and transported to the SFCC for processing. The property was valued at $430.00.
A civilian telephoned the SFCC and related her child was locked inside of her vehicle. SF and 49 CES personnel arrived on scene and were able to gain entry to the vehicle while avoiding injury to the child.
An Alamogordo Department of Public Safety dispatcher telephoned the SFCC and related a military member was arrested for Obstruction of Justice. The military member was transported to the Otero County Detention Center for further processing.
A civilian telephoned notified SFCC of a suspicious individual walking westbound on Highway 70 adjacent to Holloman Air Force Base. New Mexico State Police and Border Patrol were briefed and responded. Further investigation revealed the individual was involved in a physical altercation the night prior and was taken to the Border Patrol office for further processing.
A civilian employee telephoned the SFCC and related he witnessed an individual dressed in civilian attire, carrying what appeared to be an assault rifle enter Building 29/49 FW HQ. SF were briefed and dispatched. Upon contact, investigation revealed the suspected assault rifle was a prop intended for an exercise planning meeting at 49 FW/XP.
· Calendar Year 2009 Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Total: 02
· Last DUI: 14 Mar 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: 04
"BULLET" OF THE MONTH: Per Holloman AFBI 48-131 Control of Animals
4.1. Uncontrolled or Stray Pet Impoundment. SFS personnel will be dispatched to attempt to capture stray domestic canines. SFS will transport stray canines to Building 1199, the stray canine facility, and will be responsible for health and welfare evaluations every six hours until the animal is transported to Alamogordo Animal Control (AAC). After 48 hours and when AAC is open, SFS will transport stray canines to AAC. 49 CES will be responsible for the pickup and transport of stray felines, wild animals and expired animals. If the animal has a HAFB registration tag, SF personnel will consult the registration tag list provided by the HAFB Veterinary Services personnel and attempt to contact the registered owner of the animal to inform them of the capture. If an owner is contacted, SFS will issue a HAFB Form 46, Control and Disposition of Domestic Animals Violation Notice. One copy will be given to owner and additional copies will be forwarded to SFS/S5AR and base housing for tracking purposes.
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. SF will annotate all animal related responses in the SF Desk Blotter for record.
4.1.2. Upon the first stray animal offense, SF will issue the owner a HAFB Form 46 ($25.00 fine) and DD Form 1131, Cash Collection Voucher. The animal will not be released to the owner until the owner provides a copy of the processed DD Form 1131 from military pay.
4.1.3. Upon the second stray animal offense, the owner will be issued another HAFB Form 46 ($50.00 fine) and DD Form 1131. The animal will not be released to the owner until the owner provides a copy of the processed DD Form 1131 from military pay.
4.1.4. Upon the third stray animal offense, the owner will be issued another HAFB Form 46 ($75.00 fine) and DD Form 1131. The animal will not be released to the owner until the owner provides a copy of the processed DD Form 1131 from military pay.