Public Safety

Court Of Appeals To Hold Hearing At Laguna-Acoma High School

COURT News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  Students at Laguna-Acoma High School will have an opportunity today to better understand New Mexico’s judicial system when the Court of Appeals hears arguments at the school in a criminal case.

Students in grades 9-12 at this school, about 50 miles west of Albuquerque, will be able to watch as lawyers appear before a panel of three judges in a case involving an Albuquerque man appealing his conviction on drug charges. After the arguments, judges will take questions from students.

 
The Court of Appeals is not a trial court and there will be no

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Los Alamos Police Blotter: March 2 To March 7, 2016

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 filed against them.

March 2 at 6:22 a.m. / Police charged a 15-year-old Espanola boy at 1300 Diamond Dr., with battery and referred him to the juvenile probation officer.

March 2 at 3:20 p.m. / A Los Alamos man reported that he is the victim of larceny on Hawk Drive. The estimated loss is less than $2,500.

March 2 at 7:10 p.m. / Police arrested Steve Duran, 54, of Santa Fe at 2500 Trinity Dr., and charged him with


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State Police Locate Wanted Felon Hiding In Bosque

Ronald Bierend

STATE POLICE News:

LOS LUNAS – Albuquerque State Police uniformed officers located wanted felon Ronald Bierend Wednesday in the Bosque.

Bierend was wanted after state police conducted an investigation into allegations that he had unlawful sexual intercourse with a 15-year-old girl, which was videotaped. He was wanted by state police for crimes of sexual exploitation of a child, criminal sexual penetration of a child and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

State police received tips from the public of Bierend’s whereabouts after seeking assistance last month


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NM Delegation Urges EPA To Address Compensation Delays For Gold King Mine Spill Victims, Work With State To Monitor Water Quality

SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  In a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Representatives Steve Pearce, Ben Ray Luján and Michelle Lujan Grisham expressed concerns with delays in compensation for costs and damages in New Mexico caused by the EPA’s Gold King Mine spill in Colorado six months ago.
 
They urged the EPA to process reimbursement claims submitted by the state and the Navajo Nation and to set up an Office of Gold King

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Attorney General Announces New Mexico Theme For National Consumer Protection Week: ‘Be An Informed Consumer’

Attorney General Hector Balderas
 
STATE News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE Attorney General Hector Balderas has announced that New Mexico’s theme for National Consumer Protection Week, March 6-12, is “Be an Informed Consumer.”
 
Anyone can fall victim to fraud and scams, and even legitimate businesses can provide incomplete contractual information, omit important details or present misleading advertising. Being an informed consumer is your best defense to protect yourself and your family. Scammers are constantly looking for new ways to take advantage of New Mexicans, and that

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