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Christine Trujillo Charged In Two Shoplifting Cases

on December 11, 2017 - 3:11pm

COURT News:

Christine Trujillo, 51, of Espanola faces preliminary hearings Dec. 22 in Los Alamos Magistrate Court in connection with two November shoplifting incidents at Smith’s Marketplace.

Court records indicate that in the first case, on Nov. 3, Trujillo was observed on security cameras as she allegedly entered the store, proceeded to the meat department, selected several items and eventually exited the store passing all open and operating checkout registers without paying for the items.

Wilhelm Hearings Reset For Dec.15

on December 11, 2017 - 2:58pm

COURT News:

Three preliminary hearings scheduled for Dec. 8 in Los Alamos Magistrate Court for Krista Wilhelm, 32, of Los Alamos have been reset for Dec. 15.

Wilhelm’s attorney Michael Jones told Los Alamos Magistrate Court Judge Pat Casados Friday that a plea agreement is being negotiated with the District Attorney’s Office.

Wilhelm is charged with abuse of a child and battery against a household member, unlawful taking of a motor vehicle and use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

Schedule Of Streetlights Going Dark Dec. 22-25 For Annual Holiday Farolito Viewing Around Los Alamos

on December 11, 2017 - 10:29am

Farolitos will line local streets Dec. 22-25. Courtesy photo

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos County Traffic & Streets Division will be turning off the power to various streetlights to enhance the viewing of holiday farolitos.

The streetlights will be turned off Friday, Dec. 22 and restored Tuesday, Dec 26.

For safety purposes, the Traffic & Streets Division requests that all vehicles and trailers be moved to off street parking during the full period that lights will be turned off. If this is not possible, it is recommended that the vehicles and trailers be silhouetted by farolitos.

National Institute Of Justice Examines Use Of 3D Printers In Crime-Solving

on December 11, 2017 - 9:50am
DOJ News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  The Office of Justice Programs National Institute of Justice has published an article online that provides an overview of how 3D printing technology is being used by criminal justice practitioners in firearm identification.
 
The NIJ-funded research determines best practices and provides credibility for use of the technology in a forensic science capacity:
 
The Next Generation of Crime Tools and Challenges: 3D Printing
  • Researchers who developed a 3-D imaging system for analyzing cartridge casings say their latest work is “a critical next step” that gives

Guadalupe Fire Now 100 Percent Contained

on December 11, 2017 - 9:46am

SFNF News:

Here is the latest update on the Guadalupe Fire that ignited Dec. 8 in the Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest:

Cause: Human.

Size: 6.3 acres, 100 percent contained.

Location: Near Forest Road (FR) 376 on the Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest.

Vegetation: Logging slash and pre-made piles.

Current Situation: The fire was reported to the Jemez Ranger District office at 12:27 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8 and is contained as of Sunday, Dec 10.

Smoke/Air Quality: Smoke-sensitive individuals and people with heart or respiratory problems are encouraged

House Passes Manufactured Housing Reform

on December 11, 2017 - 9:23am
U.S. CONGRESSIONAL News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  The U.S. House of Representatives Friday passed H.R. 1699, the Preserving Access to Manufactured Housing Act, to preserves consumer protections, and allows for additional flexibility in lending to ensure consumers have access to the credit they need. 
 
“Nearly half of the families in New Mexico live in manufactured housing and depend on having access to manufactured housing loans.

Pearce Calls On FBI To Release Details Of Aztec Shooter, Expand Preventative Efforts

on December 11, 2017 - 8:37am

U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce

From the Office of U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce:

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce released the following statement after learning some details about the shooter in last week's tragic event that took place at Aztec High School:

“My heart hurts immensely for not only the families of the students who were taken too early from this earth, but for all students and community members affected by the (Dec. 7) senseless and tragic shooting. Many have asked, what can be done to stop situations like this.

Attorney General, U.S. Department of Labor To Hold Human Trafficking Press Conference; Announce Joint Initiative To Combat Labor Trafficking In New Mexico

on December 9, 2017 - 4:32pm

New Mexico AG Hector Balderas

From the Office of the Attorney General:

  • Labor Trafficking is occurring in New Mexico at a much higher rate than what is being reported

Attorney General Hector Balderas, U.S. Department of Labor, New Mexico Human Trafficking Task Force Cmdr. Anthony Maez and law enforcement are set to announce a new joint initiative to combat labor trafficking in New Mexico.

The officials will discuss the new initiative at 2 p.m. Monday at the Office of the Attorney General in Albuquerque.

Update: Guadalupe Fire In Jemez Ranger District

on December 9, 2017 - 4:24pm

SFNF News:

The Guadalupe Fire is burning in the Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest.

Start Date: Dec. 8

Cause: Human

Size: 6.2 acres, 40 percent contained

Location: Near Forest Road (FR) 376 on the Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest. Smoke is visible as far south as Rio Rancho. Travelers along FR 376 need to be mindful of fire personnel and equipment in the area.

Vegetation: Logging slash and pre-made piles.

Current Situation: The fire was reported to the Jemez Ranger District Office 12:27 p.m. Friday, Dec 8.

Resources on-scene: Three engines with

Voices Of Los Alamos Targets Chromium Plume Safety

on December 9, 2017 - 4:49am
By BARBARA CALEF
League of Women Voters of Los Alamos

Because the existence of a chromium plume in the regional aquifer below Sandia and Mortendad Canyons has been a source of concern for citizens of northern New Mexico, Voices of Los Alamos asked experts to discuss the problem at a Nov. 27 meeting.

Danny Katzman is the Technical Program Director for LANL’s chromium project and a hydrogeologist. Katzman began by saying that he was working on a way to explain the complicated technical project, putting together FAQs (frequently asked questions) for the DOE website. This is now posted here.

LAPS Statement On Tragic News In Aztec

on December 8, 2017 - 5:17pm

By LAPS Board of Education 
 
Jenny McCumber, President
Andrea Cunningham, Vice President
Ellen Ben-Naim, Secretary
Bill Hargraves, Member
Steven Boerigter, Member
Kurt Steinhaus, Superintendent

The School Board and I are deeply troubled by the tragic news from Aztec, New Mexico. Our hearts go out to the victims and their families. We are keeping the students, parents, staff, and the entire Aztec community in our thoughts and prayers. We want to also acknowledge and appreciate the quick actions of the school staff and first responders in Aztec.

While school shootings are rare, we

LAPS Weather Delay, Cancellation, Early Dismissal

on December 8, 2017 - 7:45am
From Superintent Dr. Kurt Steinhaus
Los Alamos Public Schools

This message is to help us prepare for winter weather and focus on safety for students and staff. 

  • The decision to close LAPS or delay the start of school due to weather will usually be made by 5:30 a.m. 
  • Official announcements will be made via the media, district web page, LAPS School Messenger email and text, the school district’s information telephone line and each individual school line (see list below)
  • We will coordinate with LANL and the County on all decisions about a delayed start, cancellation, or early dismissal
  • In

State Police Arrest AleRT Fugitive Robert Martinez

on December 8, 2017 - 7:09am
Absconder Robert Martinez
 
NMSP News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  State Police officers, in conjunction with New Mexico Corrections Department Security Threat Intelligence Unit (STIU) working on the Analysis Led Recidivism Team (ALeRT) initiative, located and arrested Monday wanted fugitive Robert Martinez.
 
Martinez was an absconder from the New Mexico Corrections Department for charges relating back to receiving/transferring a stolen motor vehicle. Jessica Mena, who was located with Martinez was arrested for an unrelated outstanding warrant.
 
Jessica Mena
 
Both Martinez and Mena were

Pandey Preliminary Hearing Continued

on December 8, 2017 - 6:54am

COURT News: 

 

A preliminary hearing in Los Alamos Magistrate Court for Sachin Pandey on charges of aggravated battery, false imprisonment and attempt to commit sexual assault has been continued to Jan. 5.

Assistant District Attorney said last Friday that he was not prepared and asked for a continuance. Pandey’s attorney Daniel Cron did not object to the continuance but advised the Court of the inconvenience to Pandey’s mother and sister who had traveled from Philadelphia and San Francisco respectively for the hearing.

Judge Pat Casados reminded Pandey, who is free on conditions of

Rich: Leaked Document Indicates LANL May Lose Plutonium Pit Production To South Carolina

on December 8, 2017 - 6:39am
By MICK RICH
Republican Candidate for U.S. Senate
 
According to a leaked report by the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) may lose a project to produce plutonium pits to South Carolina.
 
Not only would this represent a gigantic failure – for almost two decades, LANL has been America’s only nuclear weapons site capable of producing plutonium pits – it would reduce LANL’s mission to produce and secure America’s nuclear weapons capability.
 
Senators Heinrich and Udall crafted an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act that

Today Marks Attack On Pearl Harbor Dec. 7, 1941

on December 7, 2017 - 3:32pm

Heinrich Statement On Aztec High School Shooting

on December 7, 2017 - 2:49pm

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich

STATE News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) released the following statement on the shooting today at Aztec High School in Aztec, NM:

“I am distraught to learn of this tragic shooting at Aztec High School. This is a parent’s biggest nightmare – every child deserves to be safe at school.

“I want to thank and commend our local law enforcement officers, emergency first responders, teachers and staff who took immediate action to protect and aid those who were hurt.

“But Aztec now joins a list of communities touched by school shootings and gun

Convicted Trafficker Nicholas Conner Sentenced To Four Years In Prison

on December 7, 2017 - 9:40am

Nicholas Conner awaits sentencing Tuesday in the First Judicial District Court. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

 

By Maire O’Neill
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
Nicholas Conner, 35, of Los Alamos will serve four years in prison following sentencing handed down Tuesday by First Judicial District Judge T. Glenn Ellington. He is convicted of five counts of trafficking of methamphetamine.

Conner is one of seven people arrested and charged following Operation Spring Cleaning, a drug sting conducted last March by the Los Alamos Police Department.

Judge Ellington imposed

Suspects Flee After Attempt To Run Down Officer

on December 7, 2017 - 9:39am
Louis Martinez
 
By Maire O’Neill
Los Alamos Daily Post

Two 18-year-old men were arrested Monday at Smith’s Marketplace after another alleged shoplifting incident where one of the men tried to run over a Los Alamos Police officer while attempting to flee the scene.

Andrew Gallegos

Louis Martinez of Espanola was charged Tuesday in Los Alamos Magistrate Court with aggravated assault upon a police officer, aggravated fleeing a law enforcement officer, conspiracy to commit aggravated assault upon a police officer, two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a

Criminal Summons Filed For Karyne Archuleta In Los Alamos Embezzlement Case

on December 7, 2017 - 8:04am
By MAIRE O'NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

A criminal summons has been filed in Los Alamos Magistrate Court for Karyne Archuleta of Espanola charging her with embezzlement of more than $17,500 from her former employer, Annette Weyrauch, owner of Physical Therapy Plus in Los Alamos.

Court documents indicate that Los Alamos Police Sgt. Tim Lonz met April 9 with Weyrauch who told him that Archuleta, then her office manager, had possibly embezzled the money from her over a two-year period.

Lonz’s report states that Weyrauch suspected Archuleta because she was the only other

DEA Operation Targets 26 Pharmacies In Three States In Attack Against Illicit Opioid Abuse And Trafficking

on December 7, 2017 - 8:00am
DEA News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  The Drug Enforcement Administration’s Los Angeles Field Division today announced Operation Faux Pharmacy, a multi-pronged initiative aimed at attacking the opioid epidemic by targeting rogue pharmacies throughout southern California, Hawaii and Nevada.
 
DEA investigations over the last year identified as many as 26 pharmacies in these areas that may have operated outside the bounds of legitimate medicine.
 
The United States has been increasingly devastated by opioid abuse, created in large part by the over-prescribing of potent opioids.

‘Coffee With A Cop’ Provides Relaxed Forum

on December 7, 2017 - 7:54am

Los Alamos Police Department Community Liaison Sgt. Chris Ross, in background, and Cmdr. Oliver Morris meet with members of the public Wednesday morning during 'Coffee with a Cop' at Rose Chocolatier in Central Park Square. LAPD hosts the program to advance the practice of community policing through improving relationships between police officers and community members one cup of coffee at a time. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

FBI: Man In Jacket With Under Armour Logo Robs Albuquerque Bank

on December 7, 2017 - 7:51am
Anyone recognizing this bank robber should call the FBI at 505.889.1300. Courtesy/FBI
 
FBI News:
 
A man wearing a black jacket with a white Under Armour logo on the front robbed a northwest Albuquerque bank Monday Dec. 5.
 
The suspect was described as a white male in his 40s, with a heavy build. He wore a black ski cap, a black jacket with a white Under Armour logo, black pants, and a dark bandana over his face. At approximately 2:30 p.m., the suspect entered Washington Federal bank, located at 3761 Highway 528.
 
The suspect threatened a teller and demanded money.

History On Tap: ‘From Bride Price to Gay Propaganda: 90 Years Of Sexuality Legislation In Central Asia’

on December 6, 2017 - 11:13am

HISTORY ON TAP News:

Join the Los Alamos History Museum for History on Tap, with an engaging discussion led by Samuel Buelow. History on Tap, part of the On Tap series presented by the Los Alamos Creative District, is 5:30 p.m. Thursday at UnQuarked, 145 Central Park Square ... don't forget that UnQuarked now serves food!

Buelow will speak on the topic “From Bride Price to Gay Propaganda: 90 Years of Sexuality Legislation in Central Asia” Control of gender and sexuality has featured heavily in modernizing projects across the globe. The Soviet Union was no exception regarding those efforts.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Nov. 30 - Dec. 5, 2017

on December 6, 2017 - 10:55am

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 against them.

EMILIO LUJAN-DELAFUENTE

Nov. 30 at 2:08 a.m. / Police arrested Emilio Lujan-Delafuente, 28, of Santa Fe at the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office on an outstanding District Court warrant.

 

GERALD F. HECK

Dec. 1 at 10:32 a.m. / Police arrested Gerald F. Heck, 39, of Los Alamos at 2500 Trinity Dr., on an outstanding District Court warrant.

 

 

BOBBY GURULE

Dec. 1 at 6:41 p.m.

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