State Police Investigate Threats Against Santa Fe PD
SANTA FE ― At around 7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 6, the New Mexico State Police received a call from the Santa Fe Police Department about threats being made via telephone by two male individuals toward the Santa Fe Police Department.
Joseph Moises Ortiz Jr. III, 50, and his nephew, Isaiah Noah Vigil, 16, both of Santa Fe, threatened to attack the Santa Fe Police Department headquarters at 2515 Camino Entrada with firearms and explosive devices.
The two males cited the reason for the attack was because of their dissatisfaction in a case that was being investigated by the Santa Fe Police Department.
New Mexico State Police Crisis Intervention Team negotiators contacted Ortiz via telephone in an attempt to facilitate a peaceful resolution, however Ortiz refused any assistance. State Police officers drafted arrest warrants for both Ortiz and Vigil that were approved by the District Attorney’s office.
Aug. 8, New Mexico State Police Uniformed Officers with assistance from the New Mexico State Police Tactical Team located the two driving in a vehicle, and after a traffic stop successfully arrested the two without further incident.
Ortiz was booked into the Santa Fe County Adult Detention Center with no bond and charged with Assault with Intent to Commit a Violent Felony Upon a Peace Officer (2nd Degree Felony) and Use of Telephone to Terrify, Intimidate, Threaten, Harass, Annoy or Offend, 1st Offense (Misdemeanor).
Vigil was booked into the Santa Fe County Juvenile Detention Center with no bond and charged with Making a Bomb Scare, a (4th degree felony), and Assault with Intent to Commit a Violent Felony Upon a Peace Officer (2nd degree felony).
Ortiz has a criminal history of Bank Robbery and Assault with a Deadly Weapon. This case remains under investigation by the New Mexico State Police.