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Los Alamos Police Blotter: July 5 to July 16, 2018

on July 18, 2018 - 11:15am

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.


July 5 at 7:01 p.m. / Police arrested Wayne Hebert, 27, of Santa Fe at 2500 Trinity Drive on an outstanding Magistrate Court warrant and a warrant from another jurisdiction. Note: Police booking photo is unavailable.


July 5 at 11:16 p.m. / Police arrested Shelby M.

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall On Treasury Department Ending Disclosure Requirements For Dark Money Donors

on July 18, 2018 - 11:14am

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) released the following statement after the Treasury Department ended a requirement that “dark money” groups must disclose their donors to the IRS:

“Secret, undisclosed money has flooded our electoral system and completely drowned out the voices of everyday citizens. Now, the Trump administration is making an already rigged system even worse -- ending some of the limited disclosure we have about who is spending these unlimited sums of money to try to buy our democracy.

FBI: Kewa Pueblo Man Faces Eight Years In Prison For Assaulting Federal Officer

on July 18, 2018 - 9:57am
FBI News:
ALBUQUERQUE Fabian Louis Bailon, 39, an enrolled member of Kewa Pueblo, who resides in Santa Fe, pled guilty Monday in Federal Court in Albuquerque, to assaulting a federal officer.
Bailon was arrested Jan. 12, 2018, on a criminal complaint charging him with assaulting a federal officer. According to the criminal complaint, Bailon was arrested on tribal charges Nov.

State Auditor Wayne Johnson Warns Government Entities About Costly Invoicing Scam

on July 18, 2018 - 9:44am
State Auditor Wayne Johnson
SANTA FE The City of Alamogordo last week paid more than $250,000 to an unknown scam artist, and recovery of that public money is likely to be difficult if not impossible.
In light of that scam, State Auditor Wayne Johnson is reminding all of the state’s government entities to be extremely cautious and aware when it comes to e-mail communication from any vendors.
A staff member with the City of Alamogordo received an email request to change banking information from someone who appeared to be a representative of Cooperative Education

AG Balderas Fights to Return Unlawfully Transferred Land In Rio Arriba County To Land Grant Heirs

on July 18, 2018 - 9:09am

Attorney General Hector Balderas

From the Office of the Attorney General:

ALBUQUERQUE – Today, Attorney General Hector Balderas announced his office’s plan to fight for the rights of the Land Grant, Merced de Los Pueblos de Tierra Amarilla.

In 2003, an unlawful transfer of title of property belonging to Merced de Los Pueblos de Tierra Amarilla was made to Al Frente de Lucha, a Colorado corporation.