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Los Alamos County Chief Of Police Dino Sgambellone Commends Community For Peaceful Demonstration At Pond

By Chief Dino Sgambellone
Los Alamos Police Department

I am writing to recognize and thank those in attendance at yesterday’s protest for maintaining peace while exercising their right to demonstrate against the tragic events involving the death of George Floyd while in police custody.

While I hesitate to judge any circumstance prior to all the facts being known, in viewing the video it is hard to see how any set of circumstances would justify such a restraint technique.

I want to assure the citizens of Los Alamos that your Police Department receives regular training on all manners of Police/Citizen


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Scenes From Peaceful Protest At Ashley Pond Park

Some 100 people or so participate this afternoon in a ‘Black Lives Matter’ peaceful protest at Ashley Pond Park in downtown Los Alamos. The protest is among many protests (several erupting in violence) taking place across the nation in response to the recent death of George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, while in police custody in Minneapolis, Minn. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Protest organizers Kristin Foree Tobias and Dan McCarn ride their horses Salmone, left, and Hennessy, right. Foree Tobias said of the protest, ‘You feel so much hope and unity’. McCarn pointed out that the


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LAPD Launches Animal Shelter Art Contest

All entries for the Animal Shelter Art Contest must be submitted by 10 June, 2020. Courtesy/LAPD

Shelter Manager Paul Sena drew this picture to kick off the Animal Shelter Art Contest. Courtesy/LAPD

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department is inviting the public to participate in an Animal Shelter Art Contest.

Through this difficult and confusing time, LAPS would like to ask the youth of the community to brighten the walls with their art work depicting their favorite pet or animal. 

The contest is open to four age groups:

  • Up to 5 year olds;
  • 6-9 year olds;
  • 11-13 year olds; and
  • 14year olds and above.

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Los Alamos Police Blotter: May 21, 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.

 

MICHAEL WAYNE FRY

May 21 at 10:28 p.m. / Police arrested Michael Wayne Fry, 59, of Los Alamos at 2414 36th St., and charged him with two counts of aggravated assault.


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Los Alamos Police Blotter: May 15 To May 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.

 

KENDALL FRYE

May 15 at 10:28 p.m. / Police arrested Kendall Frye, 52, of White Rock on Kris Court and charged him with aggravated battery against a household member and battery against a household member.

 

 

 

 

DAMIEN XAVIER SUNDBY

May 16 at 2:48 a.m. / Police arrested Damien Xavier Sundby, 22, of Los Alamos at 2025 East Jemez Road and charged him with battery


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Canceled: Safety Town 2020

COUNTY News:

Safety Town, the program for children entering Kindergarten in Fall 2020, is canceled this summer due to the ongoing COVID-19 public health emergency. 

Safety Town is a free program where students entering Kindergarten can learn strategies to keep themselves safe and have opportunities to practice basic safety procedures in new situations.

Los Alamos Public Schools, the Los Alamos Police Department, and the Los Alamos County Recreation Division hope to offer some aspects of this program with Kindergarten classes during the upcoming school year.

Direct questions to the Los


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Robert Skinner’s 6th Birthday Made Extra Special

Robert Skinner celebrates his 6th birthday Saturday with family and a surprise drive by parade past his home in White Rock. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

An LAPD officer waves at Robert Skinner celebrating his 6th birthday Saturday in front of his home in White Rock.  Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Robert waves to the officer in the LAPD patrol car driving past his home Saturday to wish him a happy 6th birthday. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Grandma Sherry Montero gives Robert Skinner a big 6th birthday hug Saturday at his home in White Rock. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com


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Los Alamos Police Blotter: May 8 To May 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.

 

OTTIS STEVEN FOXWORTH

May 8 at 1:38 a.m. / Police arrested Ottis Steven Foxworth, 56, of Los Alamos on 2nd Street and charged him with battery against a household member.

 

 

 

STEFAN SPARKS

May 10 at 5:49 a.m. / Police arrested Stefan Sparks, 34, of Albuquerque at 600 San Ildefonso Road and charged him with battery against a household member.

 

 

 


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County Employees Create Special Birthday For Everett Bain

Los Alamos County employees help to make the 3rd birthday extra special for Everett Bain with a social distancing parade May 9 complete with his favorite trash trucks from the environmental department. Police vehicles and family members also participated in the parade attended by Everett’s parents Jonas and Caitlin Bain. (For the record, Everett’s actual birthday is May10). Courtesy photo

Jonas Bain holds his son Everett the birthday boy during the event May 9 in Los Alamos. Courtesy photo

Scene from the parade May 9 for birthday boy Everett Bain. Courtesy photo

Scene from the parade May 9 for


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Rotary Virtual Meeting Features Chief Dino Sgambellone

Los Alamos Police Chief Dino Sgambellone

ROTARY News:

Los Alamos Police Chief Dino Sgambellone spoke May 10 at the Rotary Club of Los Alamos, the Club’s first guest speaker via Zoom since the corona virus restrictions were imposed.

Chief Sgambellone substituted for the County’s Emergency Manager, Beverly Simpson who was called away to a teleconference.

Referring to data at hand, Sgambellone quoted figures that reveal that 425 Los Alamos County residents have been tested for COVID-19, with 10 returning positive (although NMDOH continues to report 6 cases).

Regrettably, the County has recorded


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