Alec Baldwin has STILL not handed over his cellphone to cops despite search warrant: New Mexico authorities enlist help of Long Island Sheriff’s Office to obtain material from his iPhone after fatal ‘Rust’ shooting

  • New Mexico authorities on Thursday said they were working with police in New York state to obtain material from Alec Baldwin’s cellphone
  • The actor has yet to give up his Apple iPhone despite the sheriff’s office received a search warrant to seize it to examine texts and emails on the device
  • The probe is into the fatal shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of Western movie ‘Rust’
  • Baldwin, 63, could be seen in photos pacing around the outdoor set while talking on the cellphone immediately after the fatal shooting 
  • The Santa Fe Sheriff’s Office, DA’s Office are ‘actively working’ with the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Dept, Baldwin’s lawyers to get materials for the investigation 
  • The ’30 Rock’ actor has said he was holding a revolver on the film set when it went off during rehearsal in October, firing a live round that killed Hutchins 

New Mexico authorities on Thursday said they were working with police in New York state to obtain Alec Baldwin’s cellphone after the actor failed to give up to despite a search warrant to seize it. 

The Santa Fe Sheriff’s Office and New Mexico First Judicial District Attorney’s Office are ‘actively working’ with the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department, New York, and Baldwin’s lawyers to get any materials on the phone pertaining to their investigation, according to a press release. 

The investigation relates to a probe into the fatal shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of Western movie ‘Rust.’  

Baldwin, 63, could be seen in photos pacing around the outdoor set while talking on the cellphone immediately after the fatal shooting.

A lawyer for Baldwin did not respond to requests for comment as to why the actor has not yet handed over his cellphone to authorities.

A Santa Fe judge approved a search warrant for his phone after a request from Detective Alexandria Hancock, who has been granted access to his texts, call records, contacts, photos, videos, and geolocation data

Hutchins (center), a 42-year-old  cinematographer, died after being shot by Baldwin during a rehearsal in New Mexico on October 21

Baldwin is seen on October 21 after speaking to investigators about the fatal shooting of Hutchins.  His phone is now being sought by the team probing Hutchins’s death 

Baldwin has a home in Amagansett, Suffolk County.

The ’30 Rock’ actor has said he was holding a revolver on the film set when it went off during rehearsal back on October 21, firing a live round that killed Halyna Hutchins.

The actor said in a television interview he never pulled the trigger and denied responsibility for the shooting. 

He said he had no idea how a live round got onto the set.

‘The choices regarding any props by me for the film RUST were made weeks before production began,’ he tweeted last month.

‘To suggest that any changes were made “before fatal shooting” is false.’ 

The New Mexico prosecutor overseeing the case has said some people who handled guns on the set may face criminal charges over Hutchins’ death. 

A Santa Fe detective said she sought the search warrant for Baldwin’s phone after she requested it on a voluntary basis and ‘was instructed to acquire a warrant,’ according to an affidavit.

The affidavit said suspects, victims and witnesses ‘often make and/or receive telephone calls and/or messages before, during and/or after the commission of crime(s).’

‘Such information, if it exists, may be material and relevant to this investigation.’ 

One day after New Mexico police issued a search warrant for his iPhone, Baldwin could be seen dressed in a black T-shirt and black pants as he picked up a cup of java at Think Coffee in his neighborhood earlier in the morning on December 17, while Hilaria, 37, was later spotted with two of their six children. 

The outline of Baldwin’s cellphone was visible in his pocket as he walked to and from the coffee shop with disheveled hair and without a coat, despite the weather only being in the high-50s. 

Baldwin ran to Think Coffee to grab a cup of java the day after authorities in New Mexico had a search warrant approved, and the outline of his cellphone was visible in his pocket

Their belongings were packed into paper bags, reusable shopping bags, and suitcases 

Baldwin was seen packing up an SUV with his family’s belongings, one day after New Mexico police issued a search warrant for his iPhone in regards to the fatal shooting of Halyna Hutchins

Around 8:30 am, he was seen loading up an SUV with bags, luggage, and a holiday wreath as her and his family got ready to leave the city ahead of the weekend. 

They were not traveling light and appeared to be heading out of town for a while. 

Baldwin filled the vehicle with their stuff before slipping into the backseat and leaving with his driver. 

The couple needed two more SUVs to accommodate their nannies and six children, who each require either a car seat or booster seat, depending on their age. 

The day before, Hilaria slammed the paparazzi on her Instagram Stories and warned them to ‘stay away’ from her husband. She shared footage of the photographers snapping their pictures, claiming they were purposefully provoking him.  

An irate Baldwin was caught on video lunging at a New York Post reporter while gripping an umbrella on December 2

The confrontation took place outside Woody Allen’s Upper East Side home, where reporter Jon Levine was waiting for Baldwin to quiz him about the shooting on the set of Rust   

‘These people are trying to taunt Alec,’ she captioned the clip. ‘This is not good for ptsd. I’m sure that comes as no surprise when you see this. I get you guys want to make money…but this is disgusting. And those of you who pay for these photos — shame.’

In a second post, she demanded that the paparazzi back off while vowing to protect her family.  

‘Stay away from him,’ she insisted. ‘Stop it right now. Have some humanity. Stop thinking about money and attention. Let the investigation do [its] process and it will play out. You don’t need to come and traumatize him more every single step of the way. This is my family and I will protect them until the end.’ 

The family’s departure on Friday came just one day after Baldwin took to Twitter to deny that he had requested a larger Colt gun before Hutchins was fatally shot on the set of Rust. 

Meanwhile, a spokesperson for the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department declined to comment on the case.

Baldwin’s version of the on-set tragedy 

‘I’m just showing. I go, “How ’bout that? Does that work? You see that? Do you see that?'”

‘And then she goes, “Yeah, that’s good.”

‘I let go of the hammer, bang. The gun goes off. Everyone is horrified. They’re shocked. It’s loud. They don’t have their earplugs in. 

‘No one was — the gun was supposed to be empty. I was told I was handed an empty gun. 

‘If they were cosmetic rounds, nothing with a charge at all, a flash round, nothing. 

‘She goes down, I thought to myself, “Did she faint?”

‘The notion that there was a live round in that gun did not dawn on me ’till probably 45 minutes to an hour later.’

He added: ‘Well, she’s laying there and I go, “Did she hit by wadding? Was there a blank?”

‘I never pulled the trigger. No, no, no. You would never do that. 

‘The gun was supposed to be empty. I was told I was handed an empty gun.  

‘Nobody gave a f*** who you are anymore until this. You see a lot of people with their phones now, in a coffee shop,’ he said, showing them filming him. 

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