Public Safety

Former NMSU Student Sentenced In Internet Threat Case To Shoot Up University

FBI News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE — Zachary Milton Hess, 20, of Las Cruces was sentenced Wednesday afternoon in federal court to five years of probation for his conviction on a misdemeanor charge of being an accessory after the fact to the interstate transmission of an extortionate communication.
 
Hess also was ordered to pay $77,934 in restitution to the university.
 
Hess was arrested Aug. 25, 2014, on a criminal complaint charging him with sending in interstate commerce a threat to shoot up his college campus. According to the criminal complaint, on May 27, 2014, an individual anonymously

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Municipal Court Clerk’s Office Closing For Training

MUNICIPAL COURT News:

The Los Alamos Municipal Court Clerk’s Office will close at 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 21.

The Court Clerk’s Office will remain closed 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 22, 23 and 24 for staff training. Payments due during this period may be mailed to Los Alamos Municipal Court, 2500 Trinity Dr., Ste. C, Los Alamos, NM 87544. Some payments may be paid online at http://www.citepayusa.com/

The Court Clerk’s Office will re-open at 8 a.m. Monday, July 27.


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New Mexico State Police: Warrant Fee Scam Alert

NMSP News:
 
The New Mexico State Police is getting numerous reports from citizens advising they received a phone call and informed they had a warrant for their arrest and were required to pay over the phone a warrant fee to clear the arrest. 
 
The return phone number of the caller in each instance was displayed as being a New Mexico State Police District office.
 
The New Mexico State Police wants the public to be aware any such requests are a scam and they are investigating these calls as a criminal matter. The public should be aware neither the

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AG Balderas Creates Fraud Recovery Strike Force

New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas

ALBUQUERQUE – Today, Attorney General Hector Balderas announced the creation of the Fraud Recovery Strike Force; a unit in his office charged with aggressively investigating and pursuing litigation to protect New Mexico consumers, New Mexico taxpayers, and to recover public funds.

“The Fraud Recovery Strike Force will investigate and litigate in the public interest, support legislation and aggressively pursue damages, and recover public funds,” Balderas said. “The unit’s priorities are to recover funds for the state’s treasury from people


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