Woman in and out of jail for range of crimes back behind bars

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A woman who has been in and out of jail for a range of crimes is behind bars once again. This time for causing a ruckus at a local hospital.

Patches Graham has a long list of arrests dating back more than two decades for crimes from shoplifting to aggravated battery. KRQE News 13 covered her arrest in 2017 for allegedly stealing from a tip jar and exposing herself to workers at a smoke shop, then again the following year for pulling a knife on a hospital worker.

The Albuquerque Police Department announced last year they tracked her down as one of their ‘alert offenders’ wanted for repeatedly committing crimes in the community, but she had since been released again. Monday she was arrested at Presbyterian Hospital for refusing to leave the premises then screaming at officers.

Graham is due in court Wednesday to decide whether she will stay behind bars.

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