Public Safety

Judge Revokes Probation For Crystal Padilla

Crystal Padilla

Staff Report

Crystal Padilla, 34, of Santa Fe will remain incarcerated until Oct. 19 after her fourth violation of her probation. Padilla entered into a plea bargain in October 2016 and was found guilty of attempting to commit a felony by unlawful taking of a motor vehicle.

Probation Officer Linda Pena told Los Alamos Magistrate Judge Pat Casados June 29 that Padilla’s most recent violation involved being found overdosing by her son on a bathroom floor. Padilla ended up being hospitalized for several days. Pena said Padilla had several opportunities for outpatient treatment


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Traffic Stop Yields Meth Arrest

Hazel Bucholz

Staff Report

Hazel Bucholz, 18, of Jemez was arrested June 20 and charged with felony possession of a controlled substance and possession of a drug paraphernalia.

Los Alamos Police Cpl. Jemuel Montoya was dispatched to a report of a juvenile driver that was under the influence of drugs. Montoya’s incident report says he encountered the vehicle headed southbound on West Jemez Road, engaged his emergency lights and performed a traffic stop.

The driver of the truck was placed under arrest and the other occupants were asked to exit the vehicle so that it could be returned to its owner.


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NMED Offers Free Water Tests For Pojoaque Basin Private Well Owners

NMED News:

Santa Fe – Santa Fe County, the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) and the New Mexico Department of Health (DOH) are hosting a free Domestic Well Water Testing event for residents in the Pojoaque Basin with private wells serving homes not connected to a public water utility.

The event is noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 8 and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, July 7 at the Pojoaque High School Gymnasium, 1574 N.M. 502 in Pojoaque.

These free well water tests will be offered on a first‐come, first‐served basis. There will be two types of tests: lab tests (which include uranium testing) and in-field


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Training Conducted For School Officials On Internet Crimes Against Children

EDUCATION And SAFETY News:
 
LAS CRUCES  Third Judicial District Attorney Mark D’Antonio and prosecutors from the District Attorney’s Office hosted a free, informational workshop on Internet Crimes Against Children.
 
About 30 teachers, counselors, administrators, IT specialists and security officers from Las Cruces Public Schools attended the workshop, as did several local law enforcement officers. 

“As a prosecutor and as a father, I understand how critically important it is to keep the children of our community safe from child predators,” D’Antonio said.


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Heinrich Cosponsors Bipartisan Resolution Designating June Post-Traumatic Stress Awareness Month

U.S. SENATE News:

WASHINGTON, D.C— U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, cosponsored a bipartisan resolution designating June 2017 as National Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS) Awareness Month and June 27 as National Post-Traumatic Stress Awareness Day.

The intent is to raise awareness about challenges facing servicemembers, veterans and others who experience post-traumatic stress, and to eliminate the stigma sometimes associated with it. The resolution seeks to combat stigma by removing the word “disorder” from the


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