Judge calls 911 after squabble with candidate

SANTA FE (KRQE) – A Santa Fe Magistrate Judge called 911 claiming she was threatened by a woman who is seeking votes to become a judge.

In the end, it led to a long police report listing accusations of affairs, trash talking and harassment involving two current, one former judge and a judicial candidate.

According to the police report it started at Magistrate Judge Donna Bevacqua-Young’s home. She would later call 911 from the Attorney General’s office asking for a police officer to file a report.

This is what was said in the 911 call:

Dispatch Operator: Okay, in reference to what, harassment or?
Bevacqua-Young: Yes, in reference to harassment and threatening behavior.

Dispatch Operator: Okay, and you’re not in any danger over there, correct?
Bevacqua-Young: No, I’m not. I’m concerned about my house right now. But I’m not in any danger.

Dispatch Operator: Did they threaten you?
Bevacqua-Young: Yes, I was threatened.
Dispatch Operator: I know. For bodily harm, or?
Bevacqua-Young: Uh, it’s kind of a long story. Yeah, I think its better that I actually report it to the police officer.

Bevacqua-Young said the person who threatened her was Donita Sena. Sena is running for another magistrate judge seat.

The long story was detailed in a police report filed by Bevacqua-Young. In it, Bevacqua-Young said on Sena was in her neighborhood Saturday and marched onto her driveway.

Bevacqua-Young said Sena yelled at her, “I just want you to know that your friends are spreading false rumors about me.”

Then, the names of a current and a former magistrate judge were thrown into the fight, involving accusations of affairs and trash talking.

Bevacqua-Young claims Sena told her she was going to find out who was spreading the rumors and they would be in trouble.

The judge also claims she felt threatened because Sena’s boyfriend was there and kept giving her dirty looks.

The attorney for Bevacqua-Young told KRQE News 13 she cannot comment on the case saying police have indicated they intend to get more evidence for a possible prosecution.

News 13 tried to reach Sena for comment but at the time of publication, she had not gotten back to us.

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