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NMHU Psychology Professor Works With Farmington Police Department On Research

on November 19, 2018 - 6:05am
Sarah Tracy
 
NMHU News:
 
LAS VEGAS, NM A Highlands University psychology professor collaborated with the Farmington Police Department on research that determines its Victim Advocate Program increases conviction rates.
 
Sarah Tracy, who teaches at the Highlands University Farmington Center, studied the Farmington Police Department victim advocate database to examine domestic violence cases from 2016.
 
“Our major finding was that the more contact the victims of domestic violence have with the Victim Advocate Program, the higher the conviction rates,” Tracy said.

On The Job In Los Alamos: Cpl. Boe And Ofc. Salazar

on November 17, 2018 - 1:51pm

On the job in Los Alamos is Police Cpl. David Boe, left, who stopped by the Los Alamos Daily Post this afternoon to introduce new Police Ofc. Curtis Salazar to the news team. Cpl. Boe has been a local police officer for nearly eight years. He is the Field Training Officer for Ofc. Salazar who graduated Oct. 26 from the Police Academy and began training with Cpl. Boe earlier this month. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Nov. 9 To Nov. 11, 2018

on November 14, 2018 - 9:21am

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.

MELINDA M. MADRID

Nov. 9 at 4:17 a.m. / Police arrested Melinda M. Madrid, 37, of Hernandez at the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office on an outstanding Magistrate Court warrant and an outstanding warrant from another jurisdiction.

 

 

TRENTON PAUL ENGELKING

Nov. 9 at 4:36 a.m.

Colorado Woman Pleads Guilty In New Mexico To Federal Charges From Crime Spree Resulting In Death

on November 14, 2018 - 8:31am

FBI News:

ALBUQUERQUE – Trista Schlaefli, 33, of Colorado Springs, Colo., pled guilty Tuesday afternoon in federal court in Las Cruces to charges arising out of a Nov. 27, 2017 crime spree during which Schlaefli and her co-defendant allegedly fled from a U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint, carjacked a vehicle at gunpoint resulting in the death of a victim, and attempted to carjack two other vehicles.

U.S. Attorney John C. Anderson, Special Agent in Charge James C.

NM State Police Capture Colorado Robbery Suspect

on November 12, 2018 - 5:51am

Juan Moises Chavez

NMSP News:

MORA COUNTY –  At around 1:30 p.m., Nov. 9, the New Mexico State Police was alerted to a vehicle pursuit traveling south on Interstate 25 from Colorado into New Mexico.

Juan Moises Chavez, 30, of Colorado Springs, Colo., was the suspect in an armed robbery and was actively fleeing from the Huerfano County Sheriff’s Office out of Walsenburg, Colo.

As the Silver Chevrolet SUV driven by Chavez entered New Mexico, officers from New Mexico State Police District 2 Las Vegas intercepted and took over the pursuit. 

Utilizing tire deflation devices, State Police

NMSP: Statewide Child Support Warrant Operation

on November 10, 2018 - 10:38am
NMSP News:
 
The New Mexico State Police (NMSP) was tasked Nov. 1 with a statewide Human Services Division Child Support Warrant Roundup.
 
During the operation, 48 individuals who had outstanding arrest warrants for not paying child support were arrested.
 
Due to the size of the operation and the amount of warrants to serve, NMSP worked with the following agencies:
  • Albuquerque Prisoner Transport Center;
  • Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office;
  • Chavez County Sheriff’s Office;
  • Deming Police Department;
  • Eddy County Sheriff’s Office;
  • Farmington Police Department;
  • Las Cruces Police Department;
  • Lea

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Nov. 1 To Nov. 6, 2018

on November 9, 2018 - 11:58am

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.

JOEL ANDREW MARTIN

Nov. 1 at 5:41 p.m. / Police arrested Joel Andrew Martin, 31, of Albuquerque in California on an outstanding District Court warrant.

 

 

 

SCOTT R. BURNWORTH

Nov. 3 at 9:22 p.m. / Police arrested Scott R.

Police Chief Releases Third Quarter 2018 Crime Stats

on November 6, 2018 - 5:36pm

Chief of Police Dino Sgambellone

LAPD News:

Today, Chief of Police Dino Sgambellone released crime statistics through the third quarter of 2018, which were compiled by the Records Section of the Los Alamos Police Department.

Offenses reported as crime statistics are determined by the FBI Uniform Crime Report Program and are classified as crimes against persons (violent crime) and crimes against property. The offenses of murder (homicide), rape, robbery and aggravated assault make up the violent crime category.

Traffic Alert: 3-Car Crash On Trinity Near Alpine Dental ... Minor Injuries ... East/West Traffic Down To One Lane

on November 6, 2018 - 4:56pm

There is a 3-car crash with minor to no injuries underway on Trinity Drive near Alpine Dental, east of Los Alamos Medical Center. Police are urging motorists to approach the area with caution as Trinity Drive is down to one lane in both eastbound and westbound directions. Photo by Bonnie Gordon/ladailypost.com

Scene from 3-car crash with minor to no injuries underway on Trinity Drive near Alpine Dental, east of Los Alamos Medical Center. Police are urging motorists to approach the area with caution as Trinity Drive is down to one lane in both eastbound and westbound directions.

LAPD Seeks Assistance Identifying Female Suspect

on November 5, 2018 - 1:21pm

Anyone who knows this woman is asked to call L.A. crime stoppers at 505.662.8282. Reporting individuals can remain anonymous. Courtesy/LAPD

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a female suspect wanted in a local shoplifting case.

She is described as having brown hair and a tattoo on her right shoulder, as seen in the surveillance footage.

LAPD is offering a reward of up to $150 to anyone who has information to help identify the suspect.

Anyone with information can call L.A.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Oct. 26 To Oct. 28, 2018

on November 3, 2018 - 6:05am

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.

TROY A. MARTINEZ

Oct. 26 at 2:12 a.m. / Police arrested Troy A. Martinez, 23, of Santa Fe at the Espanola Police Department on two outstanding Magistrate Court warrants and two warrants from other jurisdictions.

 

TAMARA L. TORRES

Oct. 26 at 3:03 a.m. / Police arrested Tamara L.

Deputy Injured In Crash With Suspected Drunk Driver

on October 27, 2018 - 10:36am

Laverne Mondragon

ESPANOLA – At around 7 p.m. Thursday, the New Mexico State Police investigated a crash involving a Rio Arriba Sheriff’s Office (RASO) deputy on U.S. Highway 84 near milepost 204.

The initial investigation indicated that a deputy with RASO was traveling north on U.S. 84 around the mile post 204 north of Espanola. A Nissan sedan driven by Laverne Mondragon, 42, of Espanola failed to yield to oncoming traffic and pulled out in front of the deputy as she turned from a private driveway onto U.S. 84. The deputy took evasive action to avoid the crash and the vehicles collided.

NMSP: Escaped Prisoner Captured In El Paso

on October 27, 2018 - 9:17am

Captured fugitive Ralph Miera

NMSP News:

LAS CRUCES – Around midnight Oct. 24, guards from prisoner transport company Security Transport Services, alerted the Las Cruces Police Department that they had a prisoner escape in Las Cruces around the Lowe’s/CVS at Main and Elks.

Ralph Miera, 40, was being transported from Riverside California to Pueblo County in Colorado for charges of auto theft, burglary, discharge of a firearm and contempt of court.

Captured fugitive Ralph Miera's tatooed torso. Courtesy/NMSP

At some point during the transport, which is still under investigation, Miera was

State Police Announces Checkpoints And Saturation Patrols In Counties Across State In November

on October 26, 2018 - 4:20pm

NMSP News:

STATEWIDE  – State Police will be conducting sobriety checkpoints; saturation patrols; and registration, insurance and driver's license checkpoints in all New Mexico counties during the month of November 2018

We are bringing awareness to these events in an effort to reduce alcohol related fatalities through continued media attention and intensive advertising. These checkpoints are helping to change society's attitude about drinking and driving.

Hundreds of lives could be saved each year if every driver had the courage to make the right decision not to drink and drive.

  • Who: New

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Oct. 17 To Oct. 23, 2018

on October 26, 2018 - 2:24am

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.

MATHEW T. RUYBAL

Oct. 17 at 4:46 p.m. / Police arrest Mathew T. Ruybal, 27, of Santa Fe in Santa Fe on an outstanding District Court warrant.

 

CHADRICK CALVIN CAVANAUGH

Oct. 19 at 12:03 p.m.

Double Fatal Head-On Crash in Grant County

on October 25, 2018 - 8:51am

NMSP News:

GRANT COUNTY Around 2:41 p.m. Tuesday, New Mexico State Police investigated a double fatal crash involving four vehicles on N.M. 26 near Mile Post 12 between Hatch and Deming.

The initial investigation indicated a 2016 Toyota passenger car was traveling east on N.M. 26 following behind a 2004 Toyota Van pulling a flatbed trailer with a Jeep on it. The Toyota car began to pass the Toyota Van pulling the Jeep.

The 2016 Toyota was traveling east in the single westbound lane when it collided head on with a Dodge Charger that was traveling west in the westbound lane of N.M. 26.

Update: US 84/285 Reopens To Normal Traffic Flow

on October 23, 2018 - 1:09pm

SFCSO News Alert Update:

The Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office has announced that U.S. 84/285 is reopened to normal traffic flow between Cuyamunge and Camel Rock.

Traffic Alert: US 84/285 Southbound Traffic Diverted

on October 23, 2018 - 12:14pm

SFCSO News Alert:

The Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office has issued a traffic alert advising mortorists that the southbound traffic on U.S. 84/285 between Cuyamunge and Camel Rock, is being diverted onto the frontage road due to traffic accident.

The SFCSO urges motorists to proceed with caution in area.

NMSP: Fatal Crash On 285 In Chaves County

on October 23, 2018 - 8:54am
NMSP News:
 
CHAVES COUNTY Around 6:30 a.m. Monday, New Mexico State Police investigated a fatal crash on US Highway 285 at about mile post 90 south of Roswell.
 
The initial investigation indicates a 2000 Nissan, driven by Alejandro Chavez, 34, of Roswell was travelling south at a high rate of speed behind a south bound 2003 Peterbilt Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV). For unknown reasons, the Nissan rear ended the CMV. Chavez sustained fatal injuries in the crash and was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Office of the Medical Investigator.
 
Driver inattention appears to be a

Los Alamos Police Capture Car Thief In White Rock

on October 19, 2018 - 6:20pm

Chadrick Calvin Cavanaugh

LAPD News:

At approximately 9 a.m. today, Cpl. David Boe was patrolling White Rock when he identified a stolen vehicle at Overlook Park. The suspect was in the area and fled on foot.

LAPD officers began searching the area for the suspect. Los Alamos Schools were notified of a potential felony suspect on foot in the area. Both Pinon Elementary School and Chamisa Elementry School went to “Lockout” procedures, which is to secure the perimeter out of an abundance of caution. 

LAPD officers observed the suspect attempting to flee at the bottom of the canyon near the

FBI: Man Charged With Two Albq. Bank Robberies

on October 18, 2018 - 5:40am
FBI News:
 
The FBI has arrested Reynaldo Tafoya, 29, of Grants, New Mexico, on a federal complaint charging him with two bank robberies.
 
The Albuquerque Police Department arrested Tafoya in Albuquerque Friday, Oct. 12, 2018, and FBI special agents took custody of him shortly afterward.
 
Tafoya is accused of robbing Bank of the West, 780 Juan Tabo Boulevard NE, Albuquerque, Oct. 11, 2018, and Bank of Albuquerque, 645 Main Street SE, Los Lunas, Oct. 10, 2018.
 
Tafoya had an initial appearance in U.S. District Court in Albuquerque Monday.
 
The public is reminded that all suspects

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Oct. 10 To Oct. 16, 2018

on October 17, 2018 - 7:16pm

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.

JOSHUA J. MONTOYA

Oct. 10 at 8:13 p.m. / Police arrested Joshua J. Montoya, 25, of Santa Cruz at the Tierra Amarilla Detention Center on an arrest order.

 

 

 

REID M. SCHNEIDER

Oct. 11 at 5:45 p.m. / Police arrested Reid M. Schneider, 28, of White Rock at 93 Lejano Dr., and charged him with battery and false imprisonment.

 

 

 

NICANOR GONZALES

Oct. 11 at 7:31 p.m.

Los Alamos Task Force Paints White Rock ‘Rock’ In Support Of Domestic Violence Awareness Month

on October 16, 2018 - 1:47pm

Members of the Los Alamos Domestic Violence Task Force Paint the ‘Rock’ this afternoon at the corner of Rover Boulevard and N.M. 4 in White Rock in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month and to show support for victims and survivors. LADVTF members from left, Los Alamos Police Chief Dino Sgambellone, Cpl. Adele McKenzie, Sgt. Chris Ross, Deni Fell, Maura Taylor, Kim Ferguson and Cmdr. Preston Ballew. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Members of the LADVTF also paint the side of the rock this afternoon in White Rock in support of the #SurvivorSpeaks movement. Photo by Carol A.

Meet Newly Sworn Los Alamos Police Cpl. John Harris

on October 15, 2018 - 3:39pm

Cpl. John Harris, the newest officer to join the Los Alamos police force, is sworn in today by Magistrate Judge Pat Casados at the Los Alamos Justice Center. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Cpl John Harris receives his police badge from his wife Jessie Harris. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Jessie Harris pins the LAPD badge on her husband Cpl. John Harris as their children gather around them. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Cpl. John Harris and his wife Jessie and their children from left, John, Kaidence and Levi. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Domestic Violence Awareness: Part 2

on October 15, 2018 - 2:59pm

LAPD News:

Editor's note: this is part 2 of a 4 part series.

Did you know how domestic violence affects dating teens?

Mainstream media has a major influence in what are “acceptable appearances” and what aren’t. The messages are not always healthy or positive and often not the same values of individual households. Despite parent’s best efforts, their teens look to alternative avenues for what is socially approved and what is social suicide. The value of social acceptance can be compromising to their safety and wellbeing.

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