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Andrea Rivera Faces New Charges

on September 13, 2017 - 3:27am

Staff Report

Andrea R. Rivera, 30, of Los Alamos remains in jail after her arraignment Sept. 7 by Los Alamos Municipal Judge Alan Kirk. According to court staff, she was charged with resisting arrest and disorderly conduct and no date has been set for her next court appearance because Judge Kirk needs more information before he will review her case.

Los Alamos Police Cpl. Jemuel Montoya was dispatched Sept. 1 to a White Rock home in response to a reported verbal altercation involving Rivera. While in route, Montoya was informed that Rivera was becoming physically violent and was attempting to batter the reporting party.

When Montoya exited his vehicle he could clearly hear loud, angry shouting coming from inside the residence, according to his report. When he entered the home, he observed Rivera yelling and attempting to make her way to the reporting party who stated she wanted Rivera removed from the house. Montoya said he attempted to have Rivera turn around and leave but she was argumentative and became aggressive toward him.

Montoya was eventually able to gain control of Rivera and place her in handcuffs. His report states that she was belligerent, cussing and threatening, and disobeying all commands from him as he attempted to remove her from the residence and place her in his patrol car. Rivera allegedly tried to hold herself outside the patrol car by placing her foot in the door and hooking her feet on the door. She then allegedly attempted to wedge herself on the floor board between the seats while yelling at Montoya that she would not go to jail.

Montoya placed Rivera in the back of the patrol car and buckled her in then he returned to speak to the reporting party. When he returned to his patrol car, he found Rivera unbuckled and sitting behind the driver’s seat. While being transported to the Los Alamos Detention Center, Montoya said Rivera cursed, insulted and threatened him. He said she told him she was under the influence of alcohol and had smoked marijuana.

Montoya describe Rivera was highly aggressive and threatening on arrival at the Los Alamos Detention Center, and reported that she stated she was going to kick him in the genitals if she got the chance and that she would find him when she got out of incarceration.

LAPD’s weekly press report indicated that Rivera was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting or obstructing a police officer and that she was again arrested the evening of Sept. 4 on a Municipal Court warrant. An incident report by Cpl. Gabriel Nieto indicates that he was dispatched to the residence where he made contact with Rivera who was outside with bags of clothes and told him she was getting her belongings from the home.

Nieto said the reporting party stated that when she got home from work she found Rivera intoxicated in her home and wanted her “trespassed from her residence”. He said LAPD Dispatch notified him over the radio that Judge Kirk stated he wanted Rivera placed under arrest and that he would issue a warrant the next morning.

Nieto’s report said the Detention Center spoke with Judge Kirk who requested a telephonic hold on Rivera. Rivera was taken to Los Alamos Medical Center to get cleared medically and then booked into the Detention Center. He said Judge Kirk later emailed a copy of the hold and the warrant for Rivera.