By MAIRE O”NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post
A decision by First Judicial District Judge T. Glenn Ellington May 18 to suppress evidence found on Scott Mallory’s computer has been appealed to the Court of Appeals of the State of New Mexico. Judge Ellington ruled that Mallory’s spousal privilege was violated and information on his computer and any statements made by Mallory to police were to be suppressed.
Mallory was arrested by Los Alamos police in January 2016 and charged with sexual exploitation of children under 18 years – visual media, after forensic searches of his computer
Public Safety Police Courts
County Councilor (Pete) Sheehey has prepared a resolution purporting to “settle the debate” about the Los Alamos County Sheriff. He writes that we must respond to the decision last year by voters to keep the vestigial Sheriff’s Office in our charter, by carving out law enforcement duties for the sheriff’s office, hiring and certifying deputies and staff, handing over the jail, and buying a pickup to pull the sheriff’s horse trailer to meetings of the Sheriff’s Association.
Oh, there is a slight oversight in the letter promoting his resolution: he apparently overlooked
County Public Safety Opinion Politics
Lightning struck a flagpole at about 3 p.m. today at the American Legion on Trinity Drive. The strike caused a great deal of damage to electrical equipment, according to folks at the scene. The final damage is yet to be determined. The flagpole was silver before the strike. Photo by Leland Lehman/ladailypost.com
This flagpole at the American Legion was silver before it was hit this afternoon by lightning. Photo by Leland Lehman/ladailypost.com
Photo by Leland Lehman/ladailypost.com
Community Public Safety Fire Environment
TAOS – The Hondito wildfire area will continue to be patrolled and monitored by fire personnel.
- Location: Hondito Canyon, 4 miles southwest of Tres Piedras and 2 miles North of Las Tablas
- Size: 7,020 acres, size changed due to accurate GPS mapping
- Cause: Lightning
- Start Date: May 15, 2017
As remaining interior fuel continues to burn, lingering smoke may be visible.
The fire is expected to remain at 7,020 acres. The lack of growth is due to minimal fire behavior and predicted weather forecast. The number of people assigned to the fire has been reduced to minimize exposure.
State Public Safety Fire Recreation Environment
SANTA FE – Friday, the New Mexico Department of Transportation announced that law enforcement across the state is participating in the national Click It or Ticket mobilization through June 4. The mobilization focuses on seat belt enforcement.
“Everyone who gets into a car needs to put on their seatbelt. It could save your life,” NMDOT Cabinet Secretary Tom Church said. “I am proud to support law enforcement’s efforts to keep our streets and highways safe.”
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2015 seat belt use saved almost 14,000 lives of vehicle
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