Public Safety

FBI: Man From Las Cruces Sentenced To 12 Years In Federal Prison For Attempting To Coerce And Entice A Child

FBI News:

ALBUQUERQUE — Ismael Valdez, 38, of Las Cruces was sentenced July 19 in Federal Court to 12 years in prison for attempted coercion and enticement of a child. Valdez pleaded guilty to these charges Aug. 27, 2020.

According to his plea agreement, between April 29, 2020, and May 29, 2020, Valdez met and messaged an undercover law enforcement officer posing as a 13-year-old girl on a social networking application.

During the conversations, Valdez sent sexually explicit material to “the child” and asked her to send sexually explicit material to him. Valdez arranged to meet with the child


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FBI: Artesia Couple Charged In Connection To Bank Robbery

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ALBUQUERQUE — Roman Andrew Poulsen, 39, and Lori Crapo, 40, both of Artesia, appeared in federal court July 16 on charges for their respective roles in a July 15 bank robbery.

Poulsen faces a charge of bank robbery while Crapo is accused of being an accessory after the fact. The defendants will remain in custody pending a detention hearing.

According to a criminal complaint, Poulsen allegedly entered a Washington Federal Bank July 15 in Artesia with his face concealed by a mask, dark glasses and a hood. Poulsen allegedly handed a demand note to a teller, then fled the bank after the teller


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Cone Zone: Week Of July 26, 2021

COUNTY News:

The projects listed in this section are being managed by County Public Works staff through contractors. For more information, email lacpw@lacnm.us, call 505.662.8150, or visit the “Projects/Public Works” link at www.losalamosnm.us.

Please slow down and use caution within the construction work zones. Please note the below information is based on a schedule provided by the contractors and may change due to weather or other delays.  

Public Works Projects: 

Canyon Rim Trail Underpass 

Detour is active on NM502 which allows the contractor to work on the north side of the


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Canyon Rim Walking Trail Closed For Repairs

COUNTY News:

GME Emulsion, LLC will begin trail rehabilitation on Canyon Rim Walking Trail from Knecht Street to the trail termini at the parking lot under construction with the underpass.

The first section of trail repair is between Knecht Street and DP Road and the second section is from DP Road to the trail termini. These sections of the trail will be closed during the repairs, which include mill and overlay, crack sealing and fog seal.

No street closures will occur during the construction.

Work commences Tuesday, July 27 and scheduled for two weeks. Work hours are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Monday through


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