ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – An Albuquerque teen arrested for impersonating a sheriff’s deputy was in court on Wednesday, July 8 for violating his probation sentence. Back in September, an Albuquerque Police Department officer saw 18-year-old Brenden Wysynski on Fourth Street near I-40, pulling over a driver that he claimed had been speeding.
He told the officer he worked for the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office but quickly dropped the act. In March, Judge Sandra Engel sentenced him to a year of probation but now, he’s back in court after he failed to report to his probation officer.
“At this point your honor I am asking that the defendant be sanctioned in custody for 10 days and his probation be reinstated with zero tolerance for further violations,” said Annette Keith, Wysynski’s probation officer.
Hearing the three violations, including not getting a psych exam, providing a false address, and missing a scheduled meeting, Judge Sandra Engel was not happy.
She ordered Wysynski to get a new psych evaluation in the next two weeks, then asked him if that was possible, he replied, “I can try the best I can your honor I mean honestly I have a lot going on right now and it’s stressful but I will try my hardest to get it done.”
The judge again was not please with his response, and said, “Okay, so just to let you know we all have a lot going on and it’s very stressful but this is and it’s very important and I’m not gonna give you longer than that.”
If Wysynski does not get the evaluation done in the next two weeks, Judge Engel said jail time would be on the table. She also increased his supervision, requiting weekly phone calls with his probation officer.
Judge Engel said he could face a year behind bars if he violates his probation.
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