Public Safety

Elijah Meason Arrested Again … Faces Multiple Charges For Forgery And Fraud

Elijah Meason

Staff Report

Elijah Meason has been arrested by Los Alamos Police Department twice since his April 21 initial arrest on forgery and fraud charges.

The two new arrests have garnered him two more forgery charges and two more fraud charges all connected to the same victim after he allegedly took checks without her knowledge and used them to make purchases at Smith’s Marketplace and Metzger’s Do It Best Hardware Store.

According to police and court records, Meason bought items from both businesses and shortly afterward returned the items for cash.  

He faces preliminary hearings

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LAPD Files More Charges Against Dustin Bingham

Dustin Bingham with his attorney Stephen D. Aarons May 12 in First Judicial District Court in Santa Fe. Photo by Maire O’Neill/


Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos Police Department has filed more charges against former local Detention Officer and Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Deputy Dustin Bingham. Bingham is now charged with two counts of sexual exploitation of children, felony and one count of child solicitation by electronic communication device. The three new charges are fourth degree felonies.

Bingham was charged May 3 with

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Letter To The Editor: In Lieu Of Wearing Orange Friday

Los Alamos

Friday is Wear Orange Day (it is Saturday in Santa Fe). This started in response to yet another senseless shooting in Chicago, as explained by Mike “The Gun Guy” Weisser. It has since spread far and wide and while most gun owners will cringe at supporting such a day, I think, as I have said before, that we need to find common ground between the firearms owning fraternity and those who see firearms in a negative manner.

The vast majority of gun owners in the U.S. are honorable, law abiding citizens and should not be tarred with the brush of gun violence carried

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Letter To The Editor: Checks And Balances Prevent Corruption

Los Alamos

I can’t help but wonder what the motivation is for people to give up their rights that Americans died for, like happened in the last charter changes. Worse I can understand the motivation for doing away with checks and balances in the system. It’s called corruption. Let’s be clear I’m not making any accusations against any current Councilors or County employees.

No elected treasurer allows for the good ole boys (and girls) to misappropriate funds also called embezzlement. With no one elected by the people to treasurer if the “appointed” treasurer finds evidence of embezzlement

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Los Alamos Police Blotter: May 25 To May 30, 2017

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.
May 25 / Steven Lucero, 35, of Belen was arrested on an outstanding District Court warrant.
May 25 / Jimmy B. Romero, 35, of Espanola was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance, falsely obtaining services and two charges of possession of drug paraphernalia.

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