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Small Red Car Crashes Into Light Pole Near Library

Los Alamos police and firefighters arrive on the scene of a one car crash this afternoon in the parking lot of Mesa Public Library next to the skate park. A small red car crashed into a light pole in the middle of the parking lot damaging the front portion of the vehicle. Details are not yet available on injuries, if any, sustained in the mishap or its cause. Courtesy photo


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Los Alamos Victim Assistant: ‘Why Doesn’t She Just Leave?’

The violence at home signal for help without leaving a digital trace. Courtesy image

Los Alamos Victim Assistant:

It may be difficult for someone to comprehend a violent lifestyle if they’ve never experienced domestic violence.

Friends and family members listen to horror stories involving black eyes, broken noses, emergency room visits, terrifying ordeals at night, and constant belittling.

The common question is, “If things are so bad, why don’t you just leave?”

It isn’t simple to leave a violent relationship, rather a life-changing process that can take months, and even years to break


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U.S. Attorney General William P. Barr Announces Updates On Operation Legend At Roundtable In Albuquerque

From left, Bernalillo County Sheriff Manuel Gonzales III, U.S. Attorney General William Barr, FBI Deputy Director David Bowdich and U.S. Attorney John Anderson. Courtesy/U.S. Attorney’s Office

FBI News:

At a roundtable with law enforcement Thursday in Albuquerque, U.S. Attorney General William P. Barr announced updates on Operation Legend, which was expanded July 22 to Albuquerque.

Since Operation Legend’s launch in July, more than 5,000 arrests – including approximately 247 for homicide – have been made; more than 2,000 firearms have been seized; and nearly 22 kilos of heroin,


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On The Job In Los Alamos: Athlete Sam Zimmerly And Cmdr. Morris Working Special Olympics Booth At Farmers Market

On the job in Los Alamos is multi-sport athlete Sam Zimmerly, 19, with Police Cmdr. Oliver Morris raising money for Special Olympics Thursday at the Farmers Market. Though this year’s Torch Run was canceled due to COVID restrictions, Zimmerly and Morris wanted to keep the torch burning by selling T-shirts for $20, hats $25 and challenge coins $10. The dynamic duo helped Special Olympics raise nearly $800 this week. ‘We want to thank the community for their support of this program,’ Morris and Zimmerly said. To purchase T-shirts, hats and challenge coins to support Special Olympics, email Oliver.Morris@lacnm.us

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New Mexico State Police Arrest Fugitive Wanted In Kentucky

NMSP News:

QUAY COUNTY — A New Mexico State Police officer patrolling U.S. Highway 54 northeast of Tucumcari, initiated a traffic stop Sept. 29 on a blue Dodge Durango for a traffic violation.

During the traffic stop, the state police officer identified the driver and sole occupant of the vehicle as Brandon Gwynn, 36, of Louisville, KY.

Following a driver’s license check through the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) database, the officer learned  Gwynn had an arrest warrant out of Kentucky for a probation violation on charges of 1st Degree Burglary, Possession of a Controlled Substance


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Los Alamos Police Commend 6th Grader For Safe Action

Chief Dino Sgambellone today recognizes Pinion Elementary School 6th grader Jens Wald-Hopkins for taking safe and swift action upon finding an unattended handgun at a local park. Courtesy/LAPD

LAPD News:

Los Alamos Police Chief Dino Sgambellone today recognized 6th grader Jens Wald-Hopkins of Pinion Elementary School for helping keep Los Alamos County safe, especially in local parks.

Earlier this month, Wald-Hopkins was playing with his friends near Rocket Park in White Rock where he discovered an unattended handgun. Once he realized it was a firearm, Wald-Hopkins did not move it but


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Los Alamos Victim Assistant: Cycle Of Domestic Violence

Domestic violence often follows a repeating cycle within each relationship. Courtesy/https://dvcc.gov

Los Alamos Victim Assistant:

Did you know, 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men in the United States have experienced some form of physical violence by an intimate partner?

Domestic violence often follows a repeating cycle within each relationship. Not every abusive relationship follows this pattern, but many survivors describe their relationships in this way:

Tension building phase

When tension builds in the relationship, victims may feel like they are “walking on eggshells” around the abuser.


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DEA: Second Largest Southern Border Meth Bust In History

DEA News:

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Otay Mesa commercial facility Friday seized more than 3,100 pounds of methamphetamine, fentanyl powder, fentanyl pills, and heroin as part of the second largest methamphetamine bust along the southwest border in the history of the CBP, based on information developed by DEA, working jointly with HSI.

“This massive seizure is a testament of what law enforcement agencies can do when we combine forces – prevent over $7 million worth of deadly drugs from entering our country; thus saving countless lives from addiction


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FBI Offers Reward In Theft Of Six Paintings

‘Stasis’ by Erin Cone is one of six paintings stolen while in transport from Santa Fe to Louisiana. Courtesy/FBI

FBI News:

The FBI is offering a reward of up to $8,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the theft of six paintings.

The paintings were stolen in Dallas, Texas, on or about March 26, 2019, while they were being transported from Santa Fe to Louisiana.

Anyone with information regarding the stolen artwork is asked to contact the FBI’s Albuquerque Field Office at 505.889.1300 or online at tips.fbi.gov.

An FBI poster with images of all the paintings


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Justice Department Awards Nearly $20 Million To Help Jurisdictions Track Offenders And Protect Young Athletes

DOJ News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Office of Justice Programs’ Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (SMART Office) Wednesday announced it has awarded nearly $16.8 million to help states, U.S. territories and tribal communities develop and improve their systems to register and track sex offenders and nearly $1 million to maintain the Dru Sjodin National Sex Offender Public Website.

The awards will help jurisdictions meet the requirements of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA), Title I of the Adam Walsh Child Protection


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