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Los Alamos Police Offer Reward For Bealls Break-In

on February 21, 2017 - 5:21pm

Bealls Manager Valerie De Mello shows damage to the front window from a break-in early Monday morning at the store. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com

Burglar shatters glass early Monday morning to gain access inside Bealls in Mari-Mac Shopping Center. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com

 

By MAIRE O'NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos Police Department Investigative Unit is offering $250 for any information leading to the arrest of a suspect or suspects involved in a break-in early Monday morning at Bealls Department Store in Mari-Mac Shopping Center.

Bealls Manager

Former Supervisor At Laguna Pueblo Superette Pleads Guilty To Federal Embezzlement Charge

on February 20, 2017 - 7:27am
FBI News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  The former supervisor at the Laguna Pueblo Superette, pled guilty Feb. 7 in federal court in Albuquerque to embezzling funds from the Pueblo of Laguna.
 
Marshall J. Cheromiah, 32, of Mesita was charged in an indictment filed Nov. 5, 2015, with embezzling approximately $48,953.47 from the Pueblo of Laguna. According to the indictment, Cheromiah was working as an employee or agent of an Indian Tribal Organization when he committed the crime between July 2013 and Oct. 2014, in Cibola County.
 
During court proceedings, Cheromiah pled guilty to the indictment and

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Feb. 1 To Feb. 14, 2017

on February 17, 2017 - 8:48am
LAPD News:
 
The following information is provided by the Los Alamos Police Department. Neither arrests nor charges indicate a conviction, and neither means that a person is guilty of the charges filed against them.
 
VALENTINE OROZCO-ALMANZA
 
Feb. 1 at 1:34 p.m. / Police arrested Valentine Orozco-Almanza, 30, of Espanola on San Ildefonso Road on an outstanding Magistrate Court warrant.
 
 
 
 
 
BYRON HENDERSON
 
Feb. 3 at 12:28 p.m. / Police arrested Byron Henderson, 49, of Los Alamos at Diamond Drive and Range Road and charged him with possession of a controlled substance.
 
 
 
 
 
 
JOSHUA

Carlsbad Bank Robbers Still Sought Three Years Later

on February 16, 2017 - 3:30pm
 
FBI News:
 
The FBI and Carlsbad Police Department are still looking for an unidentified man and woman who robbed a Carlsbad bank three years ago.
 
Feb. 7, 2014, at approximately 2:40 p.m., two suspects robbed the Western Commerce Bank at 3310 National Parks Highway in Carlsbad.
 
The FBI is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of these suspects.
 
Anyone with information about this robbery is asked to call the FBI at 505.889.1300.

Former ACT Driver Slated For Arraignment Friday

on February 16, 2017 - 9:38am
Joseph Dimas faces charges of child solicitation. Courtesy/LAPD
 
By MAIRE O'NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

A former driver for Los Alamos County Atomic City Transit is scheduled for arraignment Friday before Judge Mary L. Marlowe Sommers in First Judicial District Court in Santa Fe. 

Joseph Dimas, 31, faces charges of child solicitation by electronic communication device (child aged 13 to 16) and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. He was arrested in October 2016 and on Jan. 26 bound over to District Court.

According to the statement of probable cause filed in the Los Alamos

Judge Denies Release To Man Accused Of Taking Deadly Weapon Into Los Alamos County Detention Center

on February 16, 2017 - 8:09am

Jeremiah Colson awaits his status hearing Monday in District Court in Santa Fe. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost

 

By MAIRE O'NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

A man accused of taking a deadly weapon into the Los Alamos County Detention Center Dec. 29, was denied release Monday in First Judicial District Court in Santa Fe.

Jeremiah Colson, 36, of Albuquerque had been conditionally released on bond in November pending the outcome of a drug trafficking charge from July 2016 in Los Alamos. He was arrested Dec.

Judge Orders Convicted Drug Trafficker Joshua Krepps Of Los Alamos To Spend Three Years In Prison

on February 14, 2017 - 12:45pm
Convicted drug trafficker Joshua Krepps listens to testimony by LAPD Cmdr. Oliver Morris prior to his sentencing Monday in the First Judicial District Court in Santa Fe. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com
 
LAPD Cmdr. Oliver Morris and Assistant District Attorney Johnn Osborn in district court Monday in Santa Fe. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com
 
 
By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos
  • Local ‘One-man Crime Wave’ Gets Three Years In Prison

He said his concern is for LAPD officers responding to his residence, to the victims of these calls, and that having officers and mentors “having

UPDATE: 1-25 Crash ... Traffic Being Diverted Onto Frontage Road At La Cienega Exit

on February 10, 2017 - 5:44pm

UPDATE: Sheriff's deputies have reopened north and south bound lanes of I-25. Use caution traveling in the La Cienega area of 1-25.

News Alert:

There is a motor vehicle crach on 1-25. Traffic is being diverted onto the frontage road at the La Cienega exit. All 1-25 lanes are closed.

Motorists need to be aware that traffic is moving slowly, so please use caution. An update will be provided when the accident has been cleared from the road way.

As the evening traffic commute begins, expect higher traffic volume. Please use caution.

White Rock Man Sentenced In District Court

on February 10, 2017 - 9:05am

First Judicial District Court Judge T. Glenn Ellington hears sentencing recommendations Monday for Anthony Lambson of White Rock from Assistant DA Kent Wahlquist, left, and Defense Attorney Tyr Loranger in Santa Fe. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

 

By MAIRE O'NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

SANTA FE --  A 21-year-old White Rock man was sentenced this week in the First Judicial District Court in Santa for trafficking of a controlled substance.

AG Addresses Legislature With Officers, Prosecutors, Victims & Service Providers For Law Enforcement Day

on February 8, 2017 - 10:35am

STATE News:
  • Federal, state and local law enforcement will gather in the House Chamber for the Attorney General’s address

SANTA FE – Attorney General Hector Balderas will deliver a joint address this morning in the House Chambers to the New Mexico Legislature for Law Enforcement Day, and will be joined by officers, prosecutors, victims and service providers from around the state.

The topic of the Attorney General’s address is Law Enforcement in New Mexico: Coming Together to Prevent Crime in Our Communities.

Law enforcement officers set to attend include, prosecutors, victims, service

FBI: White Rock Bank Robber Still Being Sought

on February 5, 2017 - 8:36pm

FBI News:

The FBI and Los Alamos Police Department want to remind the public they are still looking for an unidentified woman who robbed a White Rock bank four years ago.

At approximately 1:30 p.m., Feb. 5, 2013, an unknown adult female robbed Los Alamos National Bank at 77 Rover Blvd. in White Rock.

The FBI is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of this suspect. Anyone with information about this robbery is asked to call the FBI at 505.889.1300.

Christopher Davis Of White Rock Back In Jail Facing Charges Of Violating Terms Of His Release

on February 3, 2017 - 8:31pm
Christopher W. Davis
 
By MAIRE O'NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

A 25-year-old White Rock man facing charges in two states involving alleged sexual offenses against children is in custody at the Los Alamos County Detention Center. Police arrested Christopher W. Davis Jan. 26 on an outstanding warrant from the New Mexico Office of the Attorney General. A cash bond of $50,000 has been set.

A motion filed by Assistant Attorney General Anthony W.

Chief Sgambellone Releases Crime Statistics For 2016

on February 1, 2017 - 12:29pm

Los Alamos Chief of Police Dino Sgambellone

 LAPD News:

Today, Los Alamos Chief of Police Dino Sgambellone released calls for service and crime statistics for the 12 months of 2016, which were compiled by the Records Section of the Los Alamos Police Department.

Offenses reported as crime statistics are determined by the FBI Uniform Crime Report Program and are classified as crimes against persons (violent crime) and crimes against property. The offenses of murder (homicide), manslaughter, rape, robbery and aggravated assault make up the violent crime category.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Jan. 25 – Jan. 31, 2017

on February 1, 2017 - 11:27am

LAPD News:

The following information is provided by the Los Alamos Police Department. Neither arrests nor charges indicate a conviction, and neither means that a person is guilty of the charges filed against them

VINCENT PAUL

Jan. 25 at 3:17 p.m. / Police arrested Vincent Paul, 44, of Los Alamos near Deer Trail and North Mesa Road and charge him with aggravated DWI.

 

 

 

TILLIE TRUJILLO

Jan. 26 at 11:05 a.m. / Police arrested Tillie Trujillo, 38, of Espanola on 20th Street and charged her with driving on a revoked or suspended license.

 

 

 

LOUISA ARCHULETA‑TRUJILLO

Jan.

New Mexico State Police Locate Kidnapped Victim

on January 31, 2017 - 2:43pm
UPDATE: Both suspects have been arrested and charged with Kidnapping (first degree), False Imprisonment, and Conspiracy. They were booked around 5 p.m. today into the Santa Fe County Detention Center.
 
NMSP News:
 
New Mexico State Police officers stationed Jan. 30 in Española received information related to a "be on the lookout" (BOLO) request from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department in Nevada for a white van with a potential kidnapped victim inside.
 
Around 11 p.m.

FBI, Española Police Investigate Shooting

on January 31, 2017 - 1:29pm

FBI News:

The FBI is investigating a shooting that occurred on the night of Jan. 27, 2017 within the boundaries of Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo.

The victim currently is hospitalized.

The Española Police Department is assisting with the investigation.

This is all the information that will be released at this time.

Public View Of Police And Body-worn Cameras

on January 31, 2017 - 8:03am

Example of a body-worn camera. Courtesy image

HSNW News:

With heightened public and media interest, there is a national push to expand the use of body-worn cameras (BWCs) by law enforcement. However, there is limited research and only anecdotal evidence suggesting that the public supports the use of these cameras in policing.

FAU says that to help fill the gap, researchers at Florida Atlantic University and collaborators from the University of West Florida conducted a study to gage perceptions of residents in two Florida counties, Palm Beach County and Escambia County, on their views on

Navajo Brothers From Kirtland Sentenced To Prison

on January 30, 2017 - 6:30am
FBI News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  Two brothers, both enrolled members of the Navajo Nation who reside in Kirtland, were sentenced Jan. 24 in federal court in Albuquerque for convictions arising out of the March 21, 2015 murder of a Navajo man.
 
Elijah Shirley, 31, was sentenced to 121 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release, and Michael Shirley, 32, was sentenced to 63 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release.
 
According to court filings, Elijah Shirley, Michael Shirley, and their brother Maynard Shirley, 38, were charged with murdering a Navajo

State Police Checkpoints And Saturation Patrols In Counties Across State In February

on January 28, 2017 - 8:21am
STATE News:
 
State Police will be conducting Sobriety Checkpoints, Saturation Patrols, and Registration, Insurance and Drivers' License Checkpoints in all New Mexico counties during the month of February 2017.
 
We are bringing awareness to this, in an effort to reduce alcohol related fatalities, through continued media attention and intensive advertising. These checkpoints are helping to change society's attitude about drinking and driving.
 
People are choosing to not drink and drive. This is the biggest step in keeping impaired drivers from crashing into our friends and families.
 

Alert: Traffic Crash At Oppenheimer And Trinity

on January 27, 2017 - 8:29am

Crash scene this morning at Oppenheimer and Trinity Drive. Courtesy/LAPD

UPDATE: Crash scene is cleared and all traffic lanes are reopened. 

LAPD News:

Some wsestbound lanes are going to be briefly closed at Oppenheimer and Trinity Drive this morning as Los Alamos Police Officers clear a crash scene.

The crash occurred at about 7:45 a.m. and involves a semi-truck vs. a small passenger car. No injuries have been reported. The semi-truck driver has been cited for making an improper turn. 

One west bound lane is open through the turn lane. Drivers are urged to proceed with caution.

 

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Jan. 19 To Jan. 23, 2017

on January 25, 2017 - 3:28pm
LAPD News:
 
The following information is provided by the Los Alamos Police Department. Neither arrests nor charges indicate a conviction, and neither means that a person is guilty of the charges filed against them.
 
KATIE PECOS
 
Jan. 19 at 8:10 p.m. / Police arrested Katie Pecos, 27, of Los Alamos at Joya Loop., and charged her with abuse of a child.
 
Jan. 19 at 8:30 p.m. / Police arrested Ryan Barnes, 38, of Valerde, at 9th St., and charged him with petty larceny: $500 or less. The police booking photo is not available.
 
Jan. 19 at 9:32 p.m.

LAPD Warns Public About Phone Scams

on January 19, 2017 - 5:15pm

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department continues to advise and warn Los Alamos residents about phone scams.

In the recent months, many residents have reported being contacted by telephone from different companies, representatives and governments. During the contacts, callers have asked for various types of personal information to include but not limited to, social security numbers, dates of birth, banking account numbers and credit or debit card numbers.

LAPD urges residents to be cautious when giving this sensitive information to unconfirmed callers.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Jan. 11 – Jan. 16, 2017

on January 18, 2017 - 4:55pm

LAPD News:

The following information is provided by the Los Alamos Police Department. Neither arrests nor charges indicate a conviction, and neither means that a person is guilty of the charges filed against them

Jan. 11 at 2:49 p.m. / Police arrested Bradley Abeyta, 31, of Alcalde on an outstanding District Court warrant from New Mexico State Police. The police booking photo is not available.

MATHEW RUYBAL

Jan. 11 at 1:50 p.m. / Police arrested Mathew Ruybal, 26, of Los Alamos at 4408 Sycamore St., on an outstanding District Court warrant.

Jan. 12 at 1:50 p.m.

Alert: Citizen Finds Cash ... Turns Over To Police

on January 13, 2017 - 5:05pm

Random sample of a bag of cash (not the cash found by citizen). Courtesy photo

LAPD News:

An undisclosed amount of money was located by a citizen and brought to the Los Alamos Police Department.

So far, no one has contacted the police department concerning their loss. Police urge anyone who lost this money, to call or stop by the police department and describe what kind and how much money they lost to include the type of packaging it was in.

Upon receiving this information, and confirmation of its rightful owner, the money can be claimed.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Jan. 4-10, 2017

on January 11, 2017 - 11:22am

LAPD News:

The following information is provided by the Los Alamos Police Department. Neither arrests nor charges indicate a conviction, and neither means that a person is guilty of the charges filed against them.

SONJA MARTINEZ

Jan. 4 at 6:54 a.m. / Police arrested Sonja Martinez, 39, of Los Alamos at 2439 46th St., on an outstanding Magistrate Court warrant.

 

 

 

 

MELVIN MARTINEZ

Jan. 4 at 6:45 a.m. / Police arrested Melvin Martinez, 20, of Los Alamos at 2439 46th St., and charged him with battery against a household member.

Jan. 4 at 3 p.m.

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