Corrections Dept. investigates why probation officer’s car was left overnight at SF school

By David Collins on October 4, 2011
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The New Mexico Corrections Department is investigating why one of its vehicles was left unattended overnight Saturday outside St. Michael’s High School in Santa Fe. The state vehicle – a four-door 2011 Chevrolet equipped with two-way radios and a prisoner cage – had been assigned to Probation Officer Melanie Martinez, the Watchdog has learned.

“That incident is currently under review,” said Corrections Department Public Information Officer Shannon McReynolds.

This 2011 Chevrolet assigned to New Mexico Corrections Department probation officer Melanie Martinez was left unattended overnight in the unlit parking lot of St. Michael's High School in Santa Fe.

The state vehicle was first spotted in the parking lot late Saturday morning. St. Michael’s was hosting its annual Fiesta de San Miguel. The school’s parking lots were full, with additional vehicles spilling into parking spaces along Siringo Road. The state vehicle was parked in the high-school lot, near the school’s main entrance.

The Watchdog first learned Saturday around 3 p.m., from a source who we agreed not to identify, that the vehicle was parked at the high-school fiesta. The source suggested the state-owned car had been used for personal business. A reporter went to the school and began watching the vehicle.

As the Fiesta event concluded around 7 p.m. most other vehicles left the parking lot. The state car remained. Shortly before sundown, a reporter approached the car with a camera, taking close-up pictures of the license plate.

A woman apparently visiting the school in connection with the fiesta approached the reporter, curious about the keen interest in the vehicle. She asked if the reporter was with law enforcement, or “Hollywood.” No. About to repossess the vehicle, or maybe a private investigator? Not exactly.

The women looked more closely at the late-model Chevy, equipped with radios and a prisoner cage. She guessed again. “You’re one of those investigative reporters?”

This time, I identified myself. Good, the woman said, suggesting the situation appeared to her to be one where a state employee had used a state vehicle for personal business. “We have to pay for our gas.” the woman said.

As this reporter sat nearby watching, nobody approached the state vehicle from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Visits to the area at 11 p.m. and again before dawn found the Corrections Department car was the only vehicle that remained in the parking lot, which on the moonless night was otherwise dark due to a burned out street light.

Around 10:45 a.m., a woman who fit the description of the probation officer a tipster had described appeared near the car. A reporter saw the woman sitting on the curb, talking on a cell phone, describing the car and asking when a tow truck would arrive.

By the time this reporter parked, the woman was walking briskly away from the state car, into St. Michael’s sports fields. By the time I got out of my vehicle with a camera in hand, the woman had disappeared from view.

As this reporter returned from looking around the sports field, a Santa Fe police officer approached. The officer said a caller said it was suspicious that someone was walking near the school with a camera. Upon learning this reporter worked in an investigative capacity and was interested in a particular piece of state property, the officer had no other questions. He declined to identify who had contacted police.

A few minutes later, the Watchdog received another unprompted tip. This time, our tipster volunteered that a probation officer had told police the reason the state-owned vehicle was in the school lot was that the driver had picked it up from a shop where it had been serviced.

McReynolds said the Corrections Department is waiting to learn from Santa Fe Police any information they might have about the incident. A Santa Fe detective returned a call from the Watchdog, but so far the Watchdog has no additional information about what police might have been told concerning why the state vehicle was parked there.

The tipster who alerted the Watchdog to the location of state vehicle alleged that the same vehicle had often been used for personal business, including to transport children. The vehicle bore state license plate number 000784. The tipster was aware of Corrections Department rules that prohibit personal use of state vehicles. The Departments spokesperson confirmed that policy.

“Use of a state vehicle for personal business is prohibited,” McReynolds said.

If, as it appeared to one uninvolved bystander and as a tipster alleged, a Corrections Dept. probation officer routinely used a state car for personal business, the practice is nothing new. In April, 2010, another Watchdog investigator — again with the help of tipsters — exposed personal use of several state vehicles to ferry workers to a birthday party and a Christmas party.

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71 Comments For This Post So Far

  1. Richard
    5:22 pm on October 4th, 2011

    Unless there has been a very substantial alteration of character–Corrections Department Public Information Officer Shannon McReynolds words can seldom be believed. He has been passed around the NM DOC and private prisons and is a master of failing to provide the truth. However, Reynolds seems to fit right in with the rest of the department and private prison officials.

  2. 5:50 pm on October 4th, 2011

    Someone needs to have Officer Melanie Martinez take a polograph thru Internal Affairs. A question thats needs to be directed towards Officer Melanie Martinez is why her and Officer Joe Barela were having margarita’s at Tomasitas on that same night.. Both of these officers are senior officer aat Probation Parole.. we took ya’s picture– you both look so cute and trashed.

  3. Steven
    7:56 pm on October 4th, 2011

    Are you kidding me? What a waste of time reporting on this kinda stuff. So the vehice was driven to the school .With the violent, corrupt and crazy things going on in this word give me break. Hey watch dog get a real job and let God do the judging!!

  4. 8:37 pm on October 4th, 2011

    The dept covered of their tracks on
    B this one they paid off ray barrera ray barretas relative to write a fake towing receipt .

  5. 9:23 pm on October 4th, 2011

    Well this seems like someone who is jealous is out to get someone who has degree and several other accomplishments to back up what she accomplishes at work every day. Obviously she is beint targeted personally there are bigger fish to fry like why not the spy try to do an investigation on criminals that are stealing and selling drugs to children in schools. WOW following a state vehicle all day long you obviously have no life how sad….
    Aren’t all probatation officers supposed to have a degree which she has a masters i believe in doing research regarding her education back round?
    What does her off duty personal life have anything to do with a car parked? Have a few more unmarked cars or trucks for you camera man!

  6. Richard
    9:29 pm on October 4th, 2011

    Steven…the reason we have “the violent, corrupt and crazy things going on” is because we leave little things like this unchecked and they lead to bigger things and the next thing you know, we have what we have now. Watchdog just needs more support and more investigative reporters.

  7. Lucas
    9:34 pm on October 4th, 2011

    Unfortunately it appears the DOC will be covering this up. It is a policy violation to misuse a state car but its much bigger issue to cherry pick who will be protected. This is the standard operating procedure for DOC.

    What was the state car doing at a high school on a Sat in any event ? Which night was Melanie and Joe spotted in a bar ? (Notice I ask Melanie and Joe, Joe is in a bar every night !) Were they in the state car drinking ? How about this mysterious “tow” explanation? I’d be curious to see the vehicle’s mileage log and fuel use. It should be public information. And why was the car left so long unsecured before it was towed?

    If the DOC popped off a quick explanation to cover up misconduct for an employee liked by management, well it just may catch up with them this time.

  8. 9:56 pm on October 4th, 2011

    I am glad you get parole officers in trouble. If Ms. Martinez gets into trouble now I can finally commit crime in peace. She is mean to people on parole. When I was on parole in another state they were much nicer and now I can go back to drinking and driving and not getting caught. Thank you to whoever ratted out Martinez. I love NM!

  9. Lydia
    9:58 pm on October 4th, 2011

    No big deal ? I love that mentality, it’s only a little wrong, so that’s ok ! Where does the line get drawn ?? Misuse of a state car is now ok if you have a degree, OMG ! To non DOC employees abusing a vehicle is a problem, in the private sector some of you people would have no chance ! Guess that’s why you stay where you’re safe !

    Candace .. You go girl !! Great job !

  10. 10:17 pm on October 4th, 2011

    To Cole,

    Do you mean the Ray Barreras who did they fake DT 2nd audit for Probation Parole? Your info wouldn’t surprise me since the corrections union did their own investigation on Ray Barreras and found out he never paid his state taxes on his Karate One Business. ” and after is he published his copied report from the 1st Dt Auditor- Johnj Boren-featured on channel 7– Mr. Ray Barreras tax problems went away.. funny how money can make some people look the other way.. Someone needs to send the BEFORE docs to the watchdog.. HINT.
    Now back to Ms. Martinez, everyone knows you and Mr. Joe Barela play hard together.. Tomasitas included.

  11. 10:38 pm on October 4th, 2011

    To LuisaLee,

    You mention Ms. Martinez’s ” Master Degree” What about the young lady who reported criminal activity on Ms. Charlene Knipfing and her corrupt followers? Ms. Martinez took a bribe and helped beat up a young woman, at Dt with Mr. Joe Barela, who also had her Master’s Degree? gimmee a break. Ms. Martinez is just a corrupt as the rest of em.

  12. 11:00 pm on October 4th, 2011

    Candace or should we say “Karen Bates” you are such a miserable individual. Candace or “Karen Bates” if you have pictures of Mrs. Martinez and Joe Barela please share because you make up half if not all of your lies And the sickest part of it all is you really believe your own lies and try to victimize yourself. Candace or “Karen Bates” you seem to know details (above) about DOC that no one else would know unless they’ve filed lawsuit after lawsuit. Why do you think you can win one if you’ve lost all of the others. Lydia, you just sound like a follower-don’t try so hard! Candace or “Karen Bates” where is your proof of anyone taking bribes to beat up anyone. It’s not DOC’s fault that you can’t do a push up or a sit up. Lay off the groceries.

  13. Angry Tax Payer
    6:55 am on October 5th, 2011

    Elona Cruise was making 35 dollars an hour while living on State propurty for free for many years. Now it appears another DOC employee is using a state car for personal use for free. How long has this been going on? And why should it matter that she have hur degree.

    Charlene Knifing doesn’t have her degree and she makes 100 thousand a year. By the way, why is she still employed by the State? Wasn’t she the same lady that was using the state car for personal use?

    What a waste of taxpayers money, all while the state has been furloughing state employees so that we can save money.

  14. Lydia
    7:04 am on October 5th, 2011

    Follower ? Interesting analogy because I point out that many PPD employees, like yourself, remain working there because you can’t make it in the private sector or are afraid to try. Many PPD employees could never make it on a law enforcement department either. Joe, Dan, Melanie, Isabelle, all jokes. You’re also very quick to throw out names but I guess that’s ok because you work at DOC and the rules don’t apply to you.

    Go have another drink, bottoms up !

  15. 7:42 am on October 5th, 2011

    Jolianna? Or should I say Joe Barela? You call a victim out by name, Your not even close JoJo-Bean..Push Ups you mention, that’s to funny considering your large beer gut.

  16. Michael
    10:03 am on October 5th, 2011

    @ Steven (7:56 pm on October 4th, 2011)

    RE: “Hey watch dog get a real job and let God do the judging!!”

    God doesn’t pay my taxes…I do.

    In your opinion regarding wasting time, at least Watchdog isn’t on the public taxpayer dime.

  17. HAMMER
    1:23 pm on October 5th, 2011

    Once again certain people don’t like it when they turn the lights on whos riding on the gravy train! Wish they’d just do thier jobs and follow the rules for a hundred grand a year I would dance on the tables at Tomasita’s oh wait those tables are all ready taken!

  18. DAF
    1:54 pm on October 5th, 2011

    Steven hit the nail on the head: why report on this petty, no harm done, lame incident, not to mention the reporter spending HOURS watching the car. So many people need help – if you have hours like that to spend, why not help someone? Then write about it. Heartwarming stories catch alot more readers’ attention than tiny possible-abuse-of-government-equipment reports like this. Parked authority-type cars are known crime deterrents, if nothing else. Luisalee summed it up well. I think it could have been the story headline “Parked Cars”. Teddy Wise’s post made me laugh. Give us a real offense, not a parked car. I dont believe either that all government workers are on a gravy train, Hammer. Maybe a raman noodle juice train…

  19. 6:00 pm on October 5th, 2011


    Spoken like true corrupt management. If it wasn’t for people like the media
    ( watchdog) etc.. You guys would never be held accountable. That’s why policy and regulations exist.

  20. Real Cop
    8:27 pm on October 5th, 2011

    Here are some observations from those on the outside. I just read all the banter in this blog. You people at DOC are so blind its disgusting. I have been a peace officer for many, many years. You individuals defending the “minor infractions” just don’t get it. When you decided to enter into public service you forgot that you serve the public by and through their trust, not your opinion of what is or is not right or wrong. This observation is primarily directed to probation and parole officers. I have worked with and observed many over the years and with very few exceptions their tactics, morals, and ethics are questionable. Part of the behavior is their responsibility but a majority is due to where you work. Your management has clearly actively condoned this behavior as a means of complicit control over its employees.

  21. Real Cop
    8:36 pm on October 5th, 2011

    Probation and parole has the lowest pay, worst retirement and an inability to retain qualified employees due to this systemic and all pervasive corruption at the middle and upper management levels. They actively try to keep vocal employees off balance by pitting you against one another. You guys need to wise up if you truly are intent for DOC to be your career.

    First you have to recognize and truly see the forest for the trees. There’s some basic and glowing observations. Why do you think DPS has de-certified DOC employee instructors ? One reason is liability. Your training now is about the same value in court as that of a private security guard’s. Because of this you have some STIU guys running around pointing guns at civilians not under supervision. It is inevitable that one will get arrested, sued or true tragedy, someone’s going to be killed because of this lack of real law enforcement training.

  22. Real Cop
    8:44 pm on October 5th, 2011

    Probation and parole officers still don’t tag evidence, what is this ? Your officers don’t file reports on arrests, what is this ? It is the only agency that does not have a SOP (standards operating procedure) so that there would be no ambiguity for individual interpretation of “minor infractions”, All for one, one for all. The thing is until you act professional you will not be looked at as professional by other law enforcement and the public. You will remain the joke of New Mexico law enforcement. They won’t say it to your face but once you walk away from the scene there are discussions and laughs at your expense. The truth hurts but its still the truth. I’m sure I’ve angered alot of you and that’s a good thing especially for those hiding and using the disparaging treatment to your advantage. Remember if you don’t fight for equality on all levels for everyone, don’t wine when you get your turn on the chopping block.

  23. Scott
    10:27 pm on October 5th, 2011

    I was not going to post a comment but I prayed and I feel that I need to. I was across the street at a church on Sunday morning at 9:55am and witnessed the above incident. The girl was jogging up the hill and to her defense, the man in the green car jumped out of his car and his camera did not work. The poor girl thought the man was some sicko so she did what is right and called the police. The girl circled the building before the reporter was able to replace his battery and try to run/walk fast after her but the police showed up and questioned the reporter. BUT what the reporter fails to report is that the tow truck did pick up that car and tow it, the reporter was following closely behind the tow truck. The other thing I would like to point out is the officer that responded also was talking to a coworker of Mrs. Martinez, I wrote down the license plate and did report it to the Gov. office. You all need to pray and find some peace and love for one another. Life is too short to be so hateful to one another. God Bless you and I pray for all the hate in the Corrections Department.

  24. David Collins
    11:58 pm on October 5th, 2011

    Scott, your comment suggests some familiarity with the circumstances, but a couple of details are incorrect. I did not observe a tow truck moving the car from the scene. If I had, I would have reported it. When I get further information, if any, about how the car arrived at and was removed from the scene, I’ll report that.

    As others here have pointed out, 20 hours would be a long time to spend waiting to ask a state employee why a vehicle had been driven to a high school and remained there on a weekend. I visited the area several times, but was not there when the car left the school grounds, however it made it out of there. I reported what I observed, as accurately and as dispassionately as I could.

    Also, information you proffer about what “(t)he poor girl thought…” could not be based on observation. We would have to ask her what she thought to accurately report that information.

    Further, when I first saw a woman in blue athletic clothing, she was not jogging. She was standing near the trunk of the car. A few seconds later, as I reported, she was seated on the curb near the passenger side of the car. And finally, I did not replace any batteries in any of my cameras at that location. Any information you have about operation of my cameras would be based either on speculation or on hearsay.

  25. bunnyslippers
    1:43 pm on October 6th, 2011

    Top 10 Things to do when you get busted by the Watchdog.

    Number 10 – Deny, deny, deny.
    Number 9 – Go to the Watchdog and post your education to show the rules shouldn’t apply to you.
    Number 8 – Get a someone to post as a churchgoer witness.
    Number 7 – Get the state car that’s been sitting in a dark lot all weekend towed.
    Number 6 – Start bashing victims to divert attention away from yourself.
    Number 5 – Justify in your own mind, “I am above the rules”.
    Number 4 – Criticize the Watchdog for posting corruption. How dare him !
    Number 3 – Trivialize your actions. It was only a little wrong. The taxpayers don’t mind getting dooped.
    Number 2 – Hold your head high and proudly support DOC corruption.
    And the Number 1 thing to do when busted by the Watchdog…Go back to that bar, get drunk, and this time drive that state car home !!!

  26. Lucas
    3:05 pm on October 6th, 2011

    Scott, Why didn’t you help her or call the police yourself if you watched what you alleged play out ? What time did the tow truck show up and how long did it take to hook the car up for tow? I expect you could find the answers to these questions in the same way you found your sketchy details to post.

    How could you possibly know an individual you say the officer was talking to was a co-worker of “Mrs. Martinez”? Red flag.

    Why would you report any of this to the governor’s office, is that a threat? This story is a feeble attempt to explain misuse. Best described as poorly written fiction.

  27. Steven
    3:31 pm on October 6th, 2011

    So I had to look at the comments because someone told me there was more hate going on. Jesus people you need to do a couple things; Go to church, be nice, get some hobbies (exercise relieves stress), use the time that you take on these mean comments and take a good look in the MIRROR! None of you are perfect, I’m sure more than a few of you are close to the opposite. The fact of the matter is that you people are just a little pathetic. I mean come on you can almost hear the vile tone in your comments. Is this really that important, of course if your a liberal, it sure is. In fact you should call all the way up to the white house on this one while your awesome president is still in office. Maybe he will request a public hanging for this crime!!!

  28. Bad Girl
    4:34 pm on October 6th, 2011

    Melanie got busted, plain and simple. She’s not the first to drive kids around in a state car. Valerie Valdez does it all the time. (Shame the dept didn’t check to see why she left CO in such a hurry … hint hint) There’s supposed to be some random drug testing coming up for employees. Valerie you may wanna call in sick that day. Is that donut sugar on your nose? How’s the family business going ?

  29. sven
    7:16 pm on October 6th, 2011

    Twice now a reference to God has been brought into this discussion to admonish the reporters reporting this story. Ultimately lies will be told in an attempt to damage the reporter’s credibility.

    Meanwhile, the “Whistle Blowers” continue to be ostracized and targeted; their claims trivialized; their persons ridiculed; their character attacked, but when all methods to silence them fails, they hide behind God.

    By the way, pontificating toughness towards anyone on Probation or Parole doesn’t make you a good Officer. Larry Franco conveyed the same tough guy image for all to see, and Larry Franco was a “Dirty Cop” and a “Dirtier PO”.

    He had a history of rationalizing such behavior and Management has the same history in condoning that behavior as well. That being said, we shall all see if that trend, with a new regime in charge, remains the same.

  30. Bad Girl
    7:58 pm on October 6th, 2011

    To Luisalee: Jealous? Jealous of Melanie?? LOL

    Ok ok, you got me. I am jealous of Melanie but not why you think. Because she was with that hunk, Joe Barela. I’m coming out right here. I love Joe Barela. From the first time I saw that red faced, white trash alcoholic… I was a goner! All I could imagine was living in a single wide somewhere with him, getting drunk every night. Maybe if I could get him away from Rose I’d have a shot.

    If loving a loser is wrong … I don’t wanna be right !!

  31. 8:03 pm on October 6th, 2011

    To realcop are you reallya realcop?you mention in your posts that probation officers are uneducated and underpaid. In all honesty to be a realcop you only need a ged. To be a probation officer you need a college degree. You mention warrants well in all honrsty we can write our own need permission from the judge we dont. You say you make more than we do. In truth our salariesstart out higher than realcops. You say we dont process evidence correctly and that stiu is inexperienced. I will agree with you on the stiu thing. Mr aubun rhoades is the laziest officer in the entire dept.

  32. Real Cop
    10:55 pm on October 6th, 2011

    To Cole: To clarify since you obviously have a hard time reading and understanding what was said. One, I did not say that probation officers are uneducated. I am aware that most have college degrees but education does not equate to intelligence, look at your response. Two, I did not mention warrants. I said reports .. reports are completed by real police officers to document evidence , observations and legitimate law enforcement action to show accountability. Reports are available to the public. You are exposing your lack of knowledge by your answers and have just verified my and every other peace officers observations of your lack of training. Again I don’t solely blame you for your ignorance. Its just that you don’t know any better because PPD has chose to keep the department untrained so you won’t question authority or truly compare your work environment to professional agencies.

  33. Steven
    7:57 pm on October 7th, 2011

    First off, how can anyone or anywebsite allow this type of bashing of an individual. To allow personal bashing of this is just evil and how the person that wrote this pettiness of a ridiculous disscussion obviously sees it as comical and yet allows the continual slanderous remarks to just keep posting! Amanda get a life or a new job! Really hiding behind slippers and other ridiculous names is so childish and immature!! Maybe the media needs to turn on you!! There is plenty of events……. Collins why don’t you investigate something news worth for EX. the idiot that raped the 12 year poor little girl who will be scarred for life. Amanda tell Melanie and her supervisor how you really knife Melanie behind her back, face to face and stop hiding behind your slippers! This is now complete SLANDER and Collins you should be ashamed of yourself!

  34. Rob
    8:36 pm on October 7th, 2011

    How can a website of this nature allow the continual slanderous remarks! This is evil and Collins you should be ashamed of yourself! Why don’t you try and do a real article on someone that has scarred a childs life like the sick man that raped a 12 year old girl.
    Amanda get a life! You are so childish and immature only you would use “OMG” in an actual e-mail! Instead of using this website to bash Melanie on a personal level why don’t you go to work and in person face Melanie and her supervisor and tell her how you really feel! Maybe the Media should turn on you! There is plenty of actual events……….
    How any website allow such evil and continual Slander on an individual is really sad!!!
    Stop hiding behind your slippers!

  35. Nicole
    8:42 pm on October 7th, 2011

    @Bad Girl~

    Jealous Much? It is just pouring out of your response. Anyone reading it can hear it. Who are you jealous of? Rose? Melanie? Valerie? Anyone in a higher paying position than you? Better looking? Better at their job? As far as investigating you already tried that didnt you? and lets be honest you are a little bit bitter because you were “forced” elsewhere….. AND it got you a nice little unpaid vacation because you LIED and FORGED and DESTROYED and were UNHONEST. Honey if you live in a glass house dont throw rocks! As far as testing… I hope they test the WHOLE department ESPECIALLY you and lets hope that you dont use that damn diet pill story….As far as family businesses you should know based on you own family history that the only person we are responsible for are OURSELVES…… That is the one person in this world that you can control… No one else….

  36. 12:28 am on October 8th, 2011

    To realcop remember you have made the decision to be one of us lowly uneducated untrained officers by joining our blog. In all truth your no better than us probation officers. I think in order for you to feel more welcome you shoud visit stiu and pair with stiu officer aubyn rhoades and go shoping for some of those orange hawiian flow!ered shirts that aubyn rhoades wears.

  37. Stacy
    9:56 am on October 8th, 2011

    Amanda only you would use “omg” in an e-mail! Mybe the media should not turn to you!! THERE ARE plenty of items to choose from! Why don’t you face Melanie and her supervisor face to face and tell her how you really feel! Stop hiding behind your slippers!! Collins how could you allow a website to allow such people as Amanda to continually slander an individual! Amanda get a life and grow up!

  38. stacy
    11:41 am on October 8th, 2011

    How can a website continue to allow such slander on an individual!
    “Mandy” why don’t you stop hiding behind your slippers! The media should maybe turn their attention to you!! There are a lot of actual events to chose from! This is so sad that two people Lujan and the other disgruntled employee that they have to use a website to slander co-workers well with the exceptiion of the ex co-worker. Wow slippers why don’t you don’t you do your job instead of prowling for a new law enforcement victim! Grow up!

  39. STACY
    12:11 pm on October 8th, 2011

    Good reporting Mandy! Instead of focusing your energy on Melanie why don’t you remember all the ghosts you have in your closet!! I think the media should now focus thier attention on to you! There are plenty of Actual Events to chose from! Instead of prowling on a new law enforcement client why don’t you grow up and stop hiding behind your slippers! Dis-gruntled employees what to do with them!

  40. 2:59 pm on October 8th, 2011

    I only have 1 question whose amanda?in the continuing blogs people say the bloggers are picking out certain people and saying bad things.
    Well in all truth the watchdog wrote an article about probation officer melanie martinez abusing her state car. Another truth melanie martinez is not a nice perspn. Another truth is melanie martinez has looked the other way when probation officers dan and joe batela beat up female probation officers at a dt class in santa fe on purpose because they had reported criminal activity. My adice is simple quit supporting probation corrupt management.

  41. Real Cop
    5:31 pm on October 8th, 2011

    To Cole, Your blog ? You seem to think so. Again, I didn’t say you’re uneducated but probation and parole law enforcement training is severely deficient. I’ve seen it first hand and there are no measurable standards within your agency. You still just don’t get it. You are attacking others, so petty. You’re attacking someone’s clothing not their professional work ability. Are you kidding? Are you trying to act like a bully? Were you picked on a lot as a kid? Again I am an outsider, if you are an example of all probation officers, that department is worse off than I even thought.

  42. Bad Girl
    6:12 pm on October 8th, 2011

    Looks like I ruffled some feathers LOL !

    I really hope things work out for Valerie. I don’t wanna think of her all alone on the cold winter nights, just her and her “toys”. That’s not fitting for the “back door girl”… ouch !

    I’m really glad Melanie and Joe are ok. Its only a matter of time before he gets a DWI in a state car. You gotta admit, he is fine! That pot belly and cellulite butt, YUM !!!

  43. Stacy
    6:12 pm on October 8th, 2011

    Mandy this not a website for your personal slander on Melanie!! Why doesn’t the media turn on you! There are a lot of true actual events to chose from! Stop hiding behind your slippers or collins one of the two! You are the only one that would use “omg” in an e-mail! Dis-gruntled employees, grow up!

  44. Nicole
    10:05 pm on October 8th, 2011

    @ Bad Girl~

    Again throwing rocks when you live in a glass house. Lies…Lies… Lies… But then again if you sit there and SLANDER everyone else it takes the attention away from all of the things that you are doing…. such as your “toys” on a cold night when their was no gas for days…. what was it that you were doing? If you don’t remember maybe we can post the video of all the “toys.” BUT then again you are mistaken you are the one that it is known for “back door.” So quit trying to put off your behaviors and nicknames on other people… How brave you are BAD GIRL sitting behind a keyboard…. At least I have the GUTS to post my real name…… or is it the BAD GIRL who uses toys that sneak in the back door or likes it in the back door? The things that make you say ummmmmmm…… Sweetie your reputation proceeds you no matter where you move to..

  45. Bad Girl
    10:32 pm on October 8th, 2011

    Nicole, Nicole … LMAO…. or should I just mule face Valerie Valdez. You are so obvious and pathetic. Looks like I’m getting to you !!

  46. Nicole
    11:05 pm on October 8th, 2011

    I dont know who Valerie Valdez is…… But I do know who are. AND you should look in the mirror and see WHO THE PATHETIC ONE IS and that would be YOU… The one whose name starts with a c…… AM I right… I have known you for years and you are straight up ghetto… Some things never change… I will show you who I am and it is not whoever this Valerie person is.. .That is the funny thing… You have created so much drama and hate around you and everywhere that you do go that you dont even remember all that you have done and you cant even keep your lies straight…. MY NAME IS NICOLE….. CAN YOU READ N I C O L E……….

  47. Bad Girl
    11:14 pm on October 8th, 2011

    Don’t know who Valerie is ?? LOL Look who can’t keep their lies and story straight !

  48. Lucas
    11:16 pm on October 8th, 2011

    You people look like a bunch of monkeys throwing your own feces at one another.

  49. Nicole
    11:22 pm on October 8th, 2011

    I am going to have to agree with LUCAS and stop arguing with an idiot because on lookers may not be able to tell the difference. I

  50. Bad Girl
    11:24 pm on October 8th, 2011

    Good idea Valerie, you’re not very good at this.

  51. Nicole
    11:27 pm on October 8th, 2011

    Again CINDI SANTISTEVEN go back to school and learn to read my NAME IS NICOLE…. have someone research it for you… some people do tell the truth unlike you….

  52. Bad Girl
    11:35 pm on October 8th, 2011

    Wrong, Wrong Wrong .. LMFAO… And I don’t know who that is, now don’t you look foolish. You’re quick to call people out but cry SLANDER … self righteous hypocrite !

  53. melanie
    12:01 am on October 9th, 2011

    To Stacy, Rob, and Steven your emails are the same so you must be the same person. By the way this is Lujan I don’t need to create some fake name to confront you fake people and I’m not some disgruntled ex employee I could care less what Melanie Martinez does and if she thinks I have a problem with her she has my number she can call and ask me herself. I have actually gave a life and don’t need to sit there and worry about what they at probation are doing. Why don’t you quit hiding behind fake names and show yourselves.

  54. melanie
    12:26 am on October 9th, 2011

    Stacy, why are you slandering Amanda I haven’t seen one comment from her and she is not bunnyslippers unlike you who is using a “fake” name if she had something to say she would say it so if you have the guts why don’t you confront me and Amanda in person and quit hiding behind your “fake” name and this website to slander us since you seem to know us both.

  55. Angry Tax Payer
    7:38 am on October 9th, 2011

    … Meanwhile back at the ranch. The folks that gave us Lori Chapman, Larry Flynn and Larry Franco, continue unabated with their lavish salaries and sweet perks while the minions fight amongst themselves. The Ranch is now know as the Triple L or the Double F. Watch out for their kind of branding people. Get in bed with them dogs, and you’ll be waking up with their fleas.

  56. 10:10 am on October 9th, 2011

    To Bad Girl,

    Nobody seems to support you? ” I will” I personally know Ms. Melanie Martinez is a snake, DT abuser, lover of pot belly Men -Joe Barela in particular.
    Ms. Martinez broke the law by using her state car on tax payers money.
    This may seem like a minimal offense to some, BUT… Ms. Melanie Martinez is also guilty of many other things.
    1. In 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 she decided to look the other way and have certain officers beaten so severely by her cohort pot belly man-Joe Barela..
    2. Ms. Melanie Martinez and her best pal Isabelle.. joined forces to ruin certain peoples careers when ” THEY BOTH” received large kick backs from Non -Other THAN Ms. Charene Knipfing — whose still there abusing tax payers dollars.
    3. Ms. Melanie Martinez also went with Ms. Elona Cruz to a managers meeeting ..(Casino) where they played craps, slots, with several other management personel from Probation Parole– names as follow
    1. Tim Olsen
    2. Vicki Lourello
    3. Elsie Duran
    4. David Jablonski
    5. Bill Tennent
    6. Elizabeth Foley
    7. Barb Salas- the abuser of cars
    8. Tanya Rodriguez
    9. Jack Brodeur
    10. Larry Flynn
    11. Lupe Martinez

    The list is endless.. Whenever you receive that e-mail that UPPER Probation Management are going to an out of town SO CALLED Probation Meeting, their actually gambling at the casino.

  57. Steven
    1:50 pm on October 10th, 2011

    Fed Up? sounds more like Fat Up! DT Abuser would be what exactly? Seems like you couldn’t pass the class. Just suck it up and move on not everybody can make it. How exactly to you beat people during defensive tactics?? You need to find a desk job not work with crminials cause they won’t hit you soft and easy when they decide they don’t want to go back to jail. And calling this Melanie a criminal for the car thing is ridiculous. You need to understand what a crime is! It’s more like a policy violation if even that. I’m not even going to address the casino thing. Why would any agency hold an event at a casino if they cared about their employees gambling if they are on a break or after the meeting, get real and a get life while your at it!

  58. 7:08 pm on October 10th, 2011

    To Steven,

    sorry I passed DT, and I am not fat. The casino thing is true and your wrong Melanie is a crook. I predict a new story maybe in the works.. wait and see what’s coming up!! Your all being watched.

  59. NMCD Employee
    2:30 pm on October 11th, 2011

    I just got on this because of hearing about it from employees here at Central Office. I am totally shamed by all of you. This is so disgusting that GROWN adults are behaving this way. You guys are taking violation of rules/policies to bashing each other. If you know these employees are alcoholics, drug addicts, dealers, etc…..why are you bashing them, why wasn’t it an issue when you first heard about it or when you became aware of it. You are using it to bash when it is convenient to take someone down, but not to help them. These are your fellow workers that should be coming to your rescue when that offender pulls a weapon on you. Most of you people have children and you supervise adults offenders. Wow!!! Part of the qualifications, should also be mature adults working for the department. If you have issues, deal with it by filing a grievance, disciplinary instead of being cowards and playing this childish games. We totally look ridiculous.

  60. Richard
    6:07 pm on October 11th, 2011

    NMCD Employee….Print your real name and I will send you directly documented evidence why actions by several in the NMCD Central Office and Head of Area Supervision is RIDICULOUS. Let me see how serious you are! Print you name, please.

  61. Lucas
    10:46 pm on October 12th, 2011

    Central office employee, ball is in your court. You now know about people that are alleged to have issues. What are you gonna do ?

  62. Richard
    3:35 am on October 13th, 2011

    Lucas. The NMCD state employee that responded to this site at 2:30 PM apparently realized later that he/she responded on state time and since the computer at their more than likely state house is a more than likely state computer and could be subject to review they may not be able to respond. When faced with facts the NM DOC Central Office usually has only two responses: (1) Silence; (2) Fabricated non-truths.

  63. Lucas
    8:37 pm on October 13th, 2011

    So true! Never a straight answer out of central office. Its ok to blog on state time as long as you’re supporting management’s position. I don’t expect we’ll hear from that person again.

  64. Darrel Bishop
    9:32 pm on October 14th, 2011

    Probation Officers!!!!

    Maybe channel some of this rage into something positive you would like to accomplish.

    Former P.O.

  65. NMCD Employee
    5:12 pm on October 17th, 2011

    Nobody is telling you not to report wrong doings. But this isn’t reporting it…. I’m saying it is wrong bashing the people. People are calling names….alcoholics, fat, etc… That isn’t going to change things. Write your grievances, report this stuff, blogging isn’t doing anything but making us look ridiculous. No doubt we have big problems and it isn’t just with PPD, APD has this crap too. NMCD as a whole is in trouble.

  66. JS
    5:42 pm on October 17th, 2011

    Stay classy New Mexico!!!

  67. 9:49 pm on October 17th, 2011

    Keep blogging people.

  68. Richard
    6:56 am on October 18th, 2011

    NMCD Employee: It might be more correct if you would have, said “NMCD as a whole SHOULD be in trouble.” It is in trouble internally, but externally the administration will not clean up the mess because the private prisons were established as economic develpment job creating centers. Look where they are located: Santa Rosa, Hobbs, Clayton, Estancia (now closed). There are not any work programs, nor any rehabilitation programs–just concrete cages. I believe it correct to say that over 60% of the inmate population is for probation or parole violations. Taken as a whole there is something wrong with that number—A probation officer can just order the parolee back to prison. The probationer at least gets a court hearing but that hearing is based most normally on embellized creative writing of the PO. Please do not take this as saying the department is without good officers, but the department fundamental goal is to reincarcerate because of the job security and funding security for the department and maintaining job creation in the private sector. All across the board IT IS A POWER AND MONEY ISSUE.

  69. NMCD Employee
    4:41 pm on October 19th, 2011

    No doubt NMCD as a whole has issues. Private prisons came in because the state doesn’t have the money to build prisons. Estancia is not closed, it just does not hold NMCD inmates. You are correct about better programming for offenders, vocational trades. But it all cost money, and again the state doesn’t have the money to build prisons nor improve educational needs that should be happening at the facilities. What we are discussing is above NMCD. The money comes from the State, Taxpayers, etc.

  70. Richard
    12:35 pm on October 20th, 2011

    NMCD: Wonder what a normal citizen would be sentenced to for the same kind of conduct. And as the story goes the judge was reprimanded for giving Jauequi such good favor. This conduct on the part of the judiciary and the NMCD is what is upsetting to the public.

    Juvenile Probation & Parole officer Robert S. “Rocky” Jaurequi, 44 was arrested for aggravated drunken driving. Throughout the 40-minute video of the arrest, which was viewed by the Sun-News, Jaurequi alternates between apologizing and asking for mercy and then threatening officers by implying his influence with officials at Juvenile Probation & Parole, the governor’s office and said Las Cruces. Jaurequi is scheduled to be sentenced Oct. 24th in state District Court to between two and 90 days in jail for the charge.

  71. 9:08 pm on October 20th, 2011

    Bye Bye Rocky,

    Richard, thank you so much for this info. I personally have personally encountered Rocky. ( this was when he weighed 350) Rocky is an egotistical BIg B……. I hope he learns his lesson an dosen’t drink and drive again.

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