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Santa Cruz Woman Sentenced In Local DUI Case

on February 20, 2018 - 5:39am

By MAIRE O’NEILL

Los Alamos Daily Post

maire@ladailypost.com 

Christina Martinez, 38, of Santa Cruz was sentenced Feb. 5 in Los Alamos Municipal Court to 90 days in jail with 85 suspended, a year of supervised probation and a $500 fine after pleading guilty to a charge of driving under the influence.

She also was ordered to undergo a substance abuse assessment, perform 48 hours of community service and attend DWI school.

Martinez was arrested the morning of Nov. 8 by Los Alamos Police Cpl.

Kent Pegg Sentenced On DUI Charge

on February 20, 2018 - 5:23am
By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

 

Kent Pegg, 53, of Los Alamos was sentenced Feb. 5 in Los Alamos Municipal Court to 90 days in jail with 85 days suspended and placed on a year of supervised probation after pleading guilty to driving under the influence.

 

He also was ordered to pay a $500 fine, perform 48 hours of community service, place an interlock on his vehicle for a year, and pay $250 in court fees.

 

Pegg was arrested the morning of Sept. 7 by Los Alamos Police Sgt.

Man And Woman Arrested At Local Car Wash

on February 19, 2018 - 2:30pm

LAPD News:

Ricky Martinez, 21, of Truchas and Angelica Pacheco, 28, of Espanola are slated for pre-trial hearings April 11 in Los Alamos Magistrate Court on charges of concealing their identities and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The two were arrested Feb. 12 after Los Alamos Police Cpl. Sheldon Simpson and Cpl. Leandro Gallegos responded to the report of a suspicious vehicle at the car wash on Knecht Street. Court documents indicate the officers found Martinez and Pacheco asleep with food on their laps in a vehicle with an expired registration plate.

When the officers awoke them, both

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Feb. 7 To Feb. 13, 2018

on February 19, 2018 - 7:51am

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 against them.

KRISTA E. WILHELM

Feb. 7 at 11:08 a.m. / Police arrested Krista E. Wilhelm, 32, of Los Alamos at 2500 Trinity Dr., on an outstanding Magistrate Court warrant and charged her with two counts of conspiracy, forgery and possession of drugs.

 

 

BRENDEN BROWN

Feb. 7 at 11:59 a.m.

Scenes From Pajarito Cliffs Crime Site

on February 17, 2018 - 5:47pm

Los Alamos Police Officers and law enforcement officials from neighboring agencies pursued this vehicle to Espanola early Saturday morning. The two tires reportedly came off the rims shortly after the vehicle headed out of Los Alamos. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Police Department Evidence Technician Anthony Lucero looks on as New Mexico State Patrol Agent Dezjuan Shields uses a three dimension camera to map the crime scene this afternoon outside Building 4 at the Pajarito Cliffs Site. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

New Mexico State Patrol Agent Dezjuan Shields

New Mexico State Police Investigate Los Alamos Police Department Shooting

on February 17, 2018 - 5:46pm
NMSP News:
 
Early this morning, February 17, 2018, officers with the Los Alamos Police Department (LAPD) were involved in a police shooting. The New Mexico State Police was asked to investigate this shooting.
 
Preliminary investigation revealed that the LAPD has been investigating numerous burglaries at the Pajarito Cliffs Site (PCS) county buildings, located at 1001 Camino Entrada, in Los Alamos, New Mexico. LAPD officers were conducting surveillance outside these buildings due to the burglaries.
 
Around 3:30 a.m.

LAPD Releases Details Of Officer-Involved Shooting

on February 17, 2018 - 2:41pm

LAPD News:

 

Officers with the Los Alamos Police Department were involved in an overnight shooting that occurred around 3:45 a.m. Saturday, LAPD Cmdr. Preston announced this afternoon. No officers were injured in the incident.

The officers were investigating suspicious circumstances at a Los Alamos County facility located at the Pajarito Cliffs site, Ballew said.

“During this investigation shots were fired by police and a pursuit ensued out of Los Alamos County and into the Espanola/Rio Arriba County area,” Ballew said.

News Alert: Officer Involved Shooting In Los Alamos

on February 17, 2018 - 10:58am

News Alert:

An officer involved shooting occurred this morning in Los Alamos. No injuries have been reported at this time.

New Mexico State Police have been called in to investigate. Details on what led up to the shooting have not yet been released.

Check back for more on this developing story.

 

Los Alamos First Responders Assist Motorist

on February 17, 2018 - 10:09am

Los Alamos Firefighters respond to the scene of a car stopped on Central Avenue after smoke began billowing from its engine Tuesday afternoon. The driver lifts the hood. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Firefighters assess the situation. A bystander's initial diagnosis is that the vehicle blew a gasket. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Police arrive on the scene. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Police begin directing traffic around the vehicle with engine trouble parked on Central Avenue. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos

J & L Storage Units Burglarized

on February 17, 2018 - 6:27am
By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

Thieves broke into several storage units sometime overnight Wednesday at the J & L Storage facility behind the old McDonald's on Trinity Drive.

Owner John Courtright said locks were cut on the units but they were not otherwise damaged and that all but one door was closed before the thieves left.

Courtright said two of his own units were struck and that the majority of those broken into were hidden from street view.

Security Tightens At Pajarito Cliffs Site

on February 16, 2018 - 8:19pm
By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

Representatives of Los Alamos County Departments housed at the Pajarito Cliffs Site east of the airport met Wednesday with Los Alamos Police Department officials to discuss ways to improve security at County facilities located there.

County Manager Harry Burgess told the Los Alamos Daily Post Thursday that new security measures have already been introduced and others are in the works in response to recent burglaries at County facilities and the theft of a truck last week.

First Graders Write Letters To LAPD Officers

on February 16, 2018 - 10:29am

Los Alamos Police Sgt. Chris Ross receives a stack of thank you letters from Barranca Mesa Elementary School first grade teacher Catherine Cloran. Cloran's class was recently taken on a tour of the police station by Ross and Cpl. James Keane. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Traffic Stop Nets Charges For Abiquiu Man

on February 15, 2018 - 8:33am

LAPD News:

Jeremy Lovato, 23, of Abiquiu was charged with possession of a controlled substance, tampering with evidence, driving while license suspended, improper display of registration plate, no insurance and improper display of registration plate following a Feb. 12 traffic stop by Los Alamos Police Cpl. Gabriel Nieto.

Court documents indicate that Nieto ran the license plate number on a pick-up truck driven by Lovato and discovered that the registration was suspended. Lovato proceeded to turn off the road into a driveway on 38th Street but soon backed out onto the street.

Wilhelm Arrested On Probation Violation, New Charges

on February 14, 2018 - 7:17am

A Los Alamos police detective enters the Orange Street residence of Krista Wilhelm Jan. 24 during the execution of a search warrant. Photo by Leland Lehman/ladailypost.com

 

The Los Alamos Police Department crime scene unit parked Jan. 24 near the Orange Street residence of Krista Wilhelm. Photo by Leland Lehman/ladailypost.com

 

 

By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

Krista Wilhelm, 33, of Los Alamos is back in jail on charges in two new cases just weeks after she was given supervised probation in three prior Los Alamos Magistrate Court cases.

Under a plea

Road Rage Case Remains Unsolved

on February 14, 2018 - 7:16am

By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office continues to look for a white Jeep Wrangler involved in a Feb. 1 road rage incident in which 40-year-old Los Alamos National Laboratory employee was shot in the head while traveling home from Los Alamos to Santa Fe on N.M. 502 between the N.M. 30 turn off for Espanola and Pojoaque High School.

SFCSO Public Relations Officer Juan Rios said despite extensive publicity on the incident, the driver involved has not been identified.

“We have had some calls but so far nothing has panned out.

State Police Saddened By Loss Of K-9 Arras

on February 13, 2018 - 4:44pm

K-9 Arras is survived by handler and friend Sgt. Ronald S. Wood. Courtesy/NMSP

NMSP News:

ALBUQUERQUE  The New Mexico State Police is very sad to announce the passing of K-9 Arras. He died Monday in Albuquerque from complications related to an unexpected medical event.

Arras nobly served the State of New Mexico from April 2012 up until his death. During his service with the Department, Arras was responsible for the seizure of 294 pounds of methamphetamine, 133 pounds of cocaine, 82 pounds of heroin and 1,218 pounds of marijuana.

Arras also apprehended fleeing felons on two separate

Pajarito Cliffs County Facilities Targeted For Theft

on February 13, 2018 - 10:35am

Los Alamos County Pajarito Cliffs Site facilities are being targeted for theft. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

 

By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos Police Department is investigating a series of incidents involving burglary and theft at the Los Alamos County Pajarito Cliffs Site facilities at 101 Camino Entrada, east of the airport, including the theft of a County truck between 3 and 4 a.m. Thursday.

The truck, a Ford F350 with a flat bed and a dump feature has been recovered and now secured in a shop at the Pajarito Cliffs location.

Officials Seek End To Adrian Trujillo Probation

on February 13, 2018 - 6:29am

Adrian Trujillo

 

By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

Department of Probation and Parole (DPP) officials are again asking for Adrian Trujillo, 29, of Hernandez to serve the remainder of his sentences in two cases incarceration, saying he continues to sabotage himself with negative behavior and total disregard for other people’s safety.

Trujillo faces a probation violation arraignment Feb. 22 before First Judicial District Chief Judge Mary Marlowe Sommer because he was arrested Feb.

Preliminary Hearing Set In 2016 Fraud Case

on February 10, 2018 - 4:44pm

By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post
 

A preliminary hearing has been set for Feb. 23 in Los Alamos Magistrate Court for Belamie L. Pick, 40, of Medanales on charges of forgery, fraud and identity theft.

The charges were originally filed in September 2016 and in September 2017 Pick allegedly failed to appear for a preliminary hearing and a warrant was issued for her arrest. On Jan. 19, she was picked up by New Mexico State Patrol.

The 2016 request for issuance of an arrest warrant written by Los Alamos Police Det. Sgt.

Los Alamos Police Chief Addresses Sportsmen’s Club Annual Banquet

on February 9, 2018 - 8:46am

Los Alamos Chief of Police Dino Sgambellone answers questions Thursday evening at the Los Alamos Sportsmen's Club annual banquet. Sgambellone addressed club members on crime statistics for the County, LAPD's active shooter training program and concealed carry issues. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Sportsmen's Club President Steve McKelvey, left, listens to guest speaker LAPD Chief Dino Sgambellone Thursday evening at the Club's annual banquet. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Newly-elected officers for Los Alamos Sportsmen's Club, from left, President Steve

Chief Sgambellone Releases 2017 Crime Statistics

on February 8, 2018 - 7:36am

Los Alamos Police Chief Dino Sgambellone releases crime stats for 2017. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

LAPD News:

Los Alamos Police Chief Dino Sgambellone has released the calls for service and crime statistics for 2017 in Los Alamos County, which were prepared by the LAPD Records Section.

Offenses reported as crime statistics are determined by the Federal Bureau of Investigations Uniform Crime Program and are classified as crimes against persons (violent) and crimes against property.

The offenses of murder (homicide), manslaughter, rape, robbery and aggravated assault make up the

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Jan. 31 To Feb. 6, 2018

on February 7, 2018 - 4:14pm

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 against them.

ELSIE A. FERNANDEZ

Jan. 31 at 11:30 a.m. / Police arrested Elsie Fernandez, 39, of Ojo Caliente at 2500 Trinity Dr., on an outstanding District Court warrant and charged her with carrying contraband into the jail.

 

FORREST ZACHARY PINCHBECK

Feb. 1 at 3:09 a.m.

LAPD Swears In New Officer

on February 7, 2018 - 2:00pm

Los Alamos Police Department's newest recruit, Ofc. Emmanuel Rodriguez and his fiancee Ariana Vigil following his swearing in ceremony this morning in Los Alamos Magistrate Court. Rodriguez has a degree in criminal justice from the University of Texas-El Paso and is a five-year veteran of the New Mexico State Patrol. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Magistrate Judge Pat Casados administers the oath of office for Los Alamos Police Ofc. Emmanuel Rodriguez this morning as his fiancee Ariana Vigil looks on. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Celebrating the swearing in of

House Committee Endorses Bill To Expand Scholarship Benefits For Children Of Firefighters & Police Officers Killed In The Line Of Duty

on February 7, 2018 - 4:36am
Rep. Tim Lewis
 
STATE News:
 
SANTA FE — The House Education Committee unanimously approved Jan. 30 House Bill 55, legislation sponsored by Rep. Tim Lewis (R-Rio Rancho) to increase scholarship benefits for children of firefighters and police officers killed in the line of duty. 
 
The bill is co-sponsored by Rep. Patricio Ruiloba (D-Albuquerque) and Sen. Bill O’Neill (D-Albuquerque). 
 
HB 55 expands the benefits currently available to eligible survivors to include room and board support for students as well as assistance paying for books and supplies.

AG: Man To Serve Two Years In Prison For Violating Probation For Extreme Cruelty To Animals

on February 1, 2018 - 7:30am
AG News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  Attorney General Hector Balderas announced Wednesday afternoon that Shaun Anaya, who was on probation for an Office of the Attorney General case and is a 13-time convicted felon, was found by Second Judicial District Judge Angela Jewell to have violated his probation for committing extreme cruelty to animals and possession of marijuana. 

The Office of Attorney General Hector Balderas asked Judge Jewell to impose the maximum penalty of 1,421 days in prison, which included habitual enhancements. 

Anaya was sentenced to two years in the Department of Corrections for the

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