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Los Alamos Sheriff Announces New Registered Sex Offender

Stephen Geisik

LAPD News:

Los Alamos County Sheriff Joe Granville is advising the community of a newly registered sex offender.

Stephen Geisik registered Monday with the local sheriff’s office. He was convicted in the First District Court of Los Alamos of one count of “Criminal Sexual Contact of a Minor in the 2nd Degree”.

Stephen Geisik is residing at 850 Rim Road in Los Alamos.

For further information regarding registered convicted sex offenders, review the Los Alamos County Sheriff’s Office website.


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State Police To Conduct Proactive Operation In Española

NMSP News:

ESPAÑOLA — Beginning today through March 20, the New Mexico State Police will conduct a proactive operation in Española to suppress crime in Española and the surrounding communities of Rio Arriba County, Chama and Taos.

Over the past months, New Mexico State Police have met with concerned citizens and business owners during such events as the Stronger Together event back in October of 2019 to identify and address the needs and concerns of the community.  

Twenty New Mexico State Police Officers will be assigned to this two-week operation, as well as additional State Police Investigations


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FBI: Mescalero Man Faces Federal Assault Charge

FBI News:

Josea M. Kazhe, 19, of Mescalero on the Mescalero Apache Reservation has been charged in connection with an alleged assault with a chainsaw that occurred Dec. 24, 2019.

The FBI and U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs arrested Kazhe March 3 in Mescalero.

Kazhe is charged federally with assault resulting in serious bodily injury. He had an initial appearance Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Las Cruces.

The FBI and BIA are investigating.

Charges in criminal complaints are only accusations. The public is reminded that all defendants are considered innocent unless convicted in a court of


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Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham Signs Crime Package

State News:
SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Friday signed a bipartisan, comprehensive package of public safety legislation that supports law enforcement efforts to combat crime and also allows judges to impose longer prison sentences for violent criminals.
“New Mexico has a worsening violent crime problem, and this legislation is part of my administration’s continuing commitment to make communities safer,” Gov. Lujan Grisham said. “As this legislation shows, we are fighting the crime problem on two fronts. We are working both to prevent crime and to hold criminals more accountable.

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State Supreme Court Upholds 2016 Murder Convictions

NMSC News:

SANTA FE — The state Supreme Court affirmed the convictions and prison sentence of an Albuquerque man for first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit the murder.

The defendant, William York, was sentenced to life in prison – a mandatory 30 years before becoming eligible for parole – and an additional 18 years for the death of 32-year-old Cory Coyner in 2016. 

In a unanimous decision, the state’s highest court concluded there was sufficient evidence to support York’s convictions and rejected other arguments in his appeal, including that his sentence on the conspiracy charge violated


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Los Alamos Police Blotter: Feb. 21 To Feb. 25, 2020

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.

 

JOHN P. KELLEY

Feb. 21 at 3:40 p.m. / Police arrested John P. Kelley, 50, of Los Alamos at 2360 A 37th St. and charged him with Sexual Exploitation of a Child: Possession of Child Pornography.

 

 

 

MARTIN PALACIOS-ARREOLA AKA JORGE RODRIGUEZ

Feb. 25 at 10:55 p.m. / Police arrested Marti Palacios-Arreola AKA Jorge Rodriguez, 44, of Española at 2500 Trinity Dr.,


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Los Alamos Police Blotter: Feb. 16 To Feb. 18, 2020

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.

 

BRENDEN  BROWN

Feb. 16 at 11:11 a.m. / Police arrested Brenden Brown, 30, of White Rock on an outstanding District Court warrant.

 

 

 

MELINDA M. MADRID

Feb. 16 at 5: 14 p.m. / Police arrested Melinda M. Madrid, 38, of Hernandez in Española on an outstanding Magistrate Court warrant.

 

 

 

GANNON TIMOTHY LOPEZ

Feb. 18 at 2:32 p.m. / Police arrested


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House To Decrease Technical Parole And Probation Numbers

Rep. Antonio ‘Moe’ Maestas

By PHILL CASAUS
The New Mexican

The House late Saturday night approved legislation by a wide margin meant to decrease the number of people on parole or probation going back to prison on technical violations for issues like missing a drug test or an appointment with a parole officer.

In a 47-17 vote, CQ  with some Democrats voting against the measure, the House approved a new version of a bill sponsored by Rep. Antonio “Moe” Maestas, D-Albuquerque and a handful of other lawmakers. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham vetoed a similar bill last year after it cleared both the House


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Los Alamos Police Blotter: Feb. 5 To Feb. 11, 2020

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.

 

GILBERT ROMERO

Feb. 5 at 2:02 p.m. / Police arrested Gilbert Romero, 38, of Cordova at the Española Police Department on an outstanding Municipal Court warrant.

 

 

PHILBERT LOPEZ

Feb. 5 at 6:16 p.m. / Police arrested Philbert Lopez, 35, of Española at the Rio Arriba County Sheriff’s Office on an arrest order.

 

 

 

 

STEPHEN M. GEISIK

Feb. 6 at


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Governor Makes Historic Appointment To Appeals Court

Shammara Haley Henderson

STATE News:

SANTA FE — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has appointed Shammara Haley Henderson to fill a vacancy on the New Mexico Court of Appeals.

Henderson is a former assistant U.S. attorney who has been in private practice in Albuquerque since 2017. She is a 2007 graduate of the University of New Mexico School of Law and has an undergraduate degree from American University in Washington, D.C.

She is the first African-American to be appointed to the New Mexico Court of Appeals, according to Aja Brooks, president of the New Mexico Black Lawyers Association.

Henderson also


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