Alert: Fraudulent Phone Calls Regarding Contempt Orders Resurface In District Of New Mexico

United States District Court News:

ALBUQUERQUE – The United States District Court for the District of New Mexico has recently been notified of individuals being targeted with a new phone scam. The targets have been told they are in contempt of court for failure to appear in federal court.

The scammer may ask for personal identifiers or for immediate payment of fines, but this information is not always made during the initial call. This scam call is fairly sophisticated, and may use information from government websites or the name of an actual judge or employee of the U.S. District Court to legitimize Read More

Alert: Police Urge Caution As Winter Storm Approaches Los Alamos County

LAPD News:

As Los Alamos County braces for a winter storm forecast to begin this evening, Nov. 29, the Los Alamos Police Department is urging motorists to use caution when traveling in winter weather.

LAPD Urges Motorists To Follow These Tips:

  • Decrease your speed – Speed is a leading factor among winter crashes.
  • Increase the distance between you and the next vehicle – Additional distance will allow for the extra time needed to stop.
  • Check the tread on your tires – Good tire tread should be 6/32 or deeper. Consider replacing older tires or rotating your tires.
  • Replace worn windshield
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New Mexico State Police C.A.R.E. Operation Nets 33 Drunk Drivers, 3,200 Traffic Citations Over Thanksgiving Holiday

NMSP News:

Over the Thanksgiving holiday, the New Mexico State Police participated in the Combined Accident Reduction Effort (C.A.R.E.) operation across all roadways within the state. The goal of the traffic initiative is to increase motorist safety and reduce the number of crashes through a strong law enforcement presence.

Because of the increased volume of traffic during the holiday, New Mexico State Police increased its patrol presence during this initiative on roadways throughout all State Police districts, specifically from Wednesday Nov. 22, through Sunday, Nov. 26, 2023. 

The Read More

New Mexico State Police Crime Suppression Unit Makes Narcotics Arrest, Participates In Joint Auto Theft Operation

NMSP News:

ALBUQUERQUE — At about 3 p.m., Nov. 8, 2023, the New Mexico State Police (NMSP) Crime Suppression Unit arrested Zion Graham, 24, of Albuquerque on an arrest warrant for the trafficking of Fentanyl.

Through investigation, agents had reason to believe Graham was in the area near Unser and Paradise in Albuquerque.

He was located in that area and arrested without incident. His vehicle, which is believed to contain additional narcotics, was secured and taken as evidence and is pending a search warrant.

Graham was the suspect in a previous Crime Suppression narcotics investigation. That Read More

FBI Tech Tuesday: Building A Defense Against Cryptocurrency Recovery Scams


FBI News:

EL PASO, Texas—Cryptocurrency “Recovery” scams target people who have already lost cryptocurrency to fraud, scams, and theft. As you are trying to make sense of the scam and are upset about losing the money, a fake cryptocurrency recovery service promises a quick fix to the devastating loss-but the only result is more money lost in a scam tailored to prey on you, the victim.

After falling victim to a cryptocurrency scam, many individuals have shared their story online to warn others or to look for solutions. The representatives of fraudulent businesses who claim to provide Read More

FBI: Luis Mariscal-Lopez Of Española Pleads Guilty To Conspiracy To Commit Kidnapping

FBI News:

ALBUQUERQUE — Alexander M.M. Uballez, United States Attorney for the District of New Mexico, and Raul Bujanda, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Albuquerque Field Office, announced Nov. 2 that Luis Mariscal-Lopez pled guilty to conspiracy to commit kidnapping.

Mariscal-Lopez, 25, of Española, will remain in custody pending sentencing, which has not been scheduled.

According to court records, Jan. 14, 2018, Mariscal-Lopez and Jorge Dominguez, 28, of Española, conspired with Crystal Ramos, deceased, and another individual to kidnap, assault and murder Jane Doe because she Read More

LOPD: Have A Warrant And Worried You May Be Arrested?

LOPD News:

ALBUQUERQUE — Public defenders in the Albuquerque office are hosting three warrant workshops for New Mexicans with warrants from Bernalillo County.

These workshops are an alternative to police roundups and court safe surrender programs. They offer a one-stop shop to resolve or get cases back on track.  

“This is a safe space for our clients. There’s no fear of arrest. They can bring their phones, which they can’t do if they go to court. And we’ll have snacks and some winter essentials for those in need,” Albuquerque District Defender Dennica Torres said.  

While this a public defender-led Read More

NMSP Conducts ‘Operation Tech Town Take Down’ In Socorro

NMSP News: 

SOCORRO New Mexico State Police Fugitive Apprehension Unit (FAU), Crime Suppression Unit (CSU) and uniform officers focused their efforts on combating crime in Socorro after residents addressed their concerns about increased criminal activity.

In September of 2023, the CSU agents received anonymous requests made by citizens of Socorro County asking the New Mexico State Police for assistance addressing concerns they had in their community related to drugs, theft, and other various criminal activity.

Nov. 18-19 the above-mentioned units conducted “Operation Tech Town Read More

FBI: Shiprock Man Pleads Guilty To Assault, Firearms Offense

FBI News:

ALBUQUERQUE — Alexander M.M. Uballez, United States Attorney for the District of New Mexico, and Raul Bujanda, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Albuquerque Field Office, announced that Deon Joe Bidtah pled guilty to all three counts of the indictment charging him with assault with a dangerous weapon, discharging a firearm during a crime of violence, and assault on a federal officer with a deadly and dangerous weapon.

Bidtah, 24, of Shiprock and an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation, will remain in custody pending sentencing, which has not been scheduled.

According to court records, Read More