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Arrest history of Joseph Moreno

JOSEPH MORENO. (SOURCE: Alamogordo Police Department)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Here is a glimpse of Moreno’s criminal history as shown on the state of New Mexico’s online court records database. It is unclear if these are all of his arrests, because State Police’s statement mentioned some arrests that do not appear to be in these records.

Most of his cases were in Alamogordo – and were a mix of felonies and misdemeanors.

  • He was arrested in October 2005 in a robbery case; a jury found him not guilty.
  • A day after the alleged 2005 robbery, he was arrested on multiple felony drug charges. He pleaded no contest to all of the charges in 2006, but details of his sentence were not provided in online records.
  • In 2011, he pleaded no contest to possession of a firearm or a destructive device by a felon and was sentenced to supervised probation for 2½ years. It appears he violated the probation and was eventually booked into jail.
  • In March 2014, he pleaded guilty to a petty misdemeanor of public affray, which is a noisy, public fight.
  • In March 2015, he pleaded not guilty to driving while his license was suspended, a misdemeanor. Two months later, he pleaded not guilty to the same charge, and a third time in June.
  • In August 2015, he was charged with possession of a controlled substance – a felony – and that case was set to go to trial this December.
  • He was released on bail on Sept. 9, 2015, and a week later was charged with several petty misdemeanors in Ruidoso – leaving the scene of an accident involving damage to vehicle, failure to give information and render aid, and failure to notify owner upon striking fixture or property. The case was dismissed.
  • In December 2015, he was charged with conspiracy to commit aggravated burglary and attempt to commit aggravated burglary. The case is still open, and it’s unclear whether he was jailed for it.
  • New Mexico State Police said he had multiple warrants out for his arrest related to charges of trafficking a controlled substance and driving with a suspended license. It’s unclear whether those were bench warrants for previous cases or new charges.

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