| The Pueblo Chieftain
A longtime resident of Section 8 housing, whose ID and Social Security cards were stolen several years ago, told police this week she believes her identity has been stolen.
At the time the victim’s purse, and with it the cards, was stolen, “she didn’t think anything of it,” according to the report. But she was recently contacted by local housing authority officials after they received correspondence indicating she is living in Kansas City and earning $40,000 a year at a meat packing plant.
“This is simply not true,” she told Pueblo Police Department officers. “I have always been in Pueblo and have never been employed at a meat packing plant.”
Additionally, the woman met with local bank representatives about improving her credit. At that time, she was told of a $400 outstanding balance with a phone company she has never been associated with, as well as other balances tied to her name.
The victim told police she is going to attempt to get an address for the meat packing plant and for the person who has assumed her identity.
That same day, police were contacted by a victim who was alerted to the fraudulent use of his identity by Social Security officials.
The identity theft appears to date back to 2015, with numerous accounts and services open up in the victim’s name. After contacting the National Identity Theft Hotline and the FBI, the victim was advised to file a report local.
Once statements and documentation are obtained, the victim said he would once again contact police.
The ex-boyfriend of a resident of the 2400 block of Jones Avenue known to shoot out windows was named as a suspect after two windows of a gold 2008 Mazda were discovered shattered by BB gun projectiles.
The victim told police Wednesday that when she asked her ex-boyfriend about the incident, he merely laughed.
The victim said she is going to obtain a restraining order against the ex-boyfriend and obtain security cameras for her property. It will cost $500 to replace the car windows.
A male and female juvenile left a Dollar General in the 800 block of East Fourth Street with $1,000 in items Wednesday.
Safe Streets fugitive Tena-Poe Wheeler, 38, wanted on a no-bond warrant for dangerous drugs and a second bond for identity theft, has been arrested.
Paul D. Roldan, 42, of the 3800 block of Fairfield Lane, was placed on a no-bond parole hold Thursday.
Naomi M. Montano, 40, of the 2100 block of Hellbeck Drive, was arrested Thursday on suspicion of second-degree assault-bodily injury with weapon (bail was not set, pending a court appearance.)
Ned W. Legohn Jr., 45, of the 400 block of West Seventh Street, was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of possession of a forged instrument-counterfeited (bail was not set, pending a court appearance.)
Terrence D. Parrish, 36, of the 800 block of Elm Street, was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of felony menacing and on two felony fugitive of justice warrants (bail was not set, pending a court appearance.)
Alfredo Lerma Jr., 28, of North Ogden Avenue, was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of second degree assault and placed on a no-bond parole hold.
James M. Martinez, 40, of Solar Drive, was arrested Tuesday on a no-bond felony warrant for stalking-causing emotional distress.
Crispin A. Cardenas, 38, of Colorado Springs, was arrested Tuesday on a felony warrant for possession of a schedule 1/2 controlled substance with intent to distribute: more than 112 grams (bail is $100,000.)
Chieftain reporter Jon Pompia can be reached by email at [email protected] or at twitter.com/jpompia.