Temporary firefighters canned after alcohol-related arrests

Posted: September 30, 2011 in Uncategorized
Tags: , , ,

FROM LEFT: Former temporary Santa Fe Fire Department employees Genaro Romero, 19, and Renee Arellano, 24, were arrested late Wednesday and charged with alcohol-related offenses. (Booking mugs courtesy Santa Fe County jail).

Two temporary employees with the Santa Fe Fire Department were relieved of their duties Thursday after the men were arrested and charged with alcohol-related offenses at an inactive fire station near Airport Road.

Genaro Romero, 19, and Rene R. Arellano, 24, were members of a fuel suppression group, but as of Thursday morning were no longer employed by the City of Santa Fe.

According to a statement of probable cause, a Santa Fe police officer spotted Romero drinking a beer at the old Station No. 8 in the 2500 block of Camino Entrada at 11:06 p.m. Wednesday. Romero told an officer that Arellano purchased the beer for him and a third man, who was also under the age of 21. No criminal charges were filed against the third man and it is unclear if he was also fired.

Here is the full article as published in Friday’s New Mexican:

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s