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New Mexico Corrections Officers Hurt In Inmate Attack

on July 20, 2019 - 11:16am
NMSP News:
 
LAS CRUCES At around 9 p.m. Tuesday, the New Mexico State Police was contacted to investigate an aggravated assault on a peace officer at Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Las Cruces.
 
Investigators learned that at around 7:30 p.m., a prison nurse, escorted by a sergeant and officer, entered a pod at the Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility to deliver medicine to inmates. During this time, an inmate got into a verbal argument with a control center officer. 
 
The nurse finished passing out medication and left the pod.

FBI: Investigators Identify Body Found In Trunk Of Burning Car Monday Near Church Rock

on July 20, 2019 - 11:08am
The Dodge Avenger SXT discovered on fire off Pipeline Road. Courtesy/FBI
 
Nastacio Keith Travis
 
FBI News:
 
The FBI has identified the body that was found Monday in the trunk of a burning car near Church Rock.
 
The body of Nastacio Keith Travis, 51, of Zuni was in the trunk of a light-colored Dodge Avenger SXT discovered on fire off Pipeline Road, in an isolated area north of Church Rock on the Navajo Nation. 
 
The cause of Travis' death is pending autopsy results. 
 
Anybody who had contact with Travis recently or who recalls seeing anything suspicious in the area Monday

NMSP: Grant County Man Dead After Long Standoff

on July 20, 2019 - 10:31am
NMSP News:
 
HURLEY The Grant County Sheriff’s Department responded to a residence Friday in Hurley in Grant County in reference to a shots fired call.
 
As the deputy was en route to the residence, he was informed by dispatch that two neighbors were fighting in the street. Sometime during the argument, a shot was fired by a male suspect. The male suspect, who was identified as Timmy Vick, 56, returned to his residence at 59 Hurley Road after the altercation.
 
The deputy arrived on scene and attempted to make contact with Vick who refused to exit the residence.
 
New Mexico State

Los Alamos Police Blotter: July 14 To July 16, 2018

on July 17, 2019 - 3:06pm

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.

PAUL ROBERT MARTINEZ

July 10 at 2:58 p.m. / Police arrested Paul Robert Martinez, 52, of Espanola near East Road and Sombrillo Court and outstanding District Court and Magistrate Court warrants.

 

MARSHALL MERLE SANCHEZ

July 14 at 4:12 a.m.

Single Vehicle Fatal Crash On I-25 In Santa Fe County

on July 15, 2019 - 6:08pm

NMSP News:

SANTA FE -- The New Mexico State Police investigated a fatal crash Sunday on Interstate 25 at about mile post 277 in Santa Fe County.  

The initial investigation indicates a 2007 Corvette was traveling south on Cerrillos Road at a high rate of speed. The driver took the south bound ramp onto Interstate 25 and for reasons unknown, the driver lost control of the vehicle and rolled. 

The driver, Hector Hugo Madrid Gutierrez, 22, of Rio Rancho was ejected and sustained fatal injuries in the crash. Gutierrez was pronounced deceased by the Office of the Medical Investigator.

NMSP: Police Investigate Shooting Involving Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Friday Night

on July 13, 2019 - 8:32pm

Philip Fiorenzio

NMSP News:

EDGEWOOD – The New Mexico State Police Investigations Bureau was called to investigate an officer involved shooting today involving the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office (SFCSO) in Edgewood.

The initial investigation indicates that at around 11:05 p.m. Friday, a SFCSO deputy received a report of a suicidal male individual, at 3 Villa Conejo in Edgewood. The male subject, who was identified as Philip Fiorenzio, 69, of Edgewood, left the residence in a grey Kia Sorento sports utility vehicle.

The deputy located the grey Kia Sorento on Pueblo Colinas road and

LAPD 2019 Second Quarter Crime Statistics Show Los Alamos Remains Among Safest Communities In Nation

on July 13, 2019 - 9:33am
LAPD News:
 
Chief Sgambellone has released crime statistics for the second quarter of 2019, 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), manslaughter, rape, robbery and aggravated assault make up the violent crime category. Simple assault is not included in UCR. The offenses of arson, burglary, larceny, and auto theft make up the

Los Alamos Police Blotter: July 5, To July 8, 2019

on July 10, 2019 - 1:17pm

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.

MATTHEW C. PELOFSKE

July 5 at 1:01 p.m. / Police arrested Matthew C. Pelofske, 49, of Los Alamos on Alabama Avenue on an outstanding Municipal Court warrant.

 

DAVID R. MARTINEZ

July 6 at 1:30 p.m. / Police arrested David R. Martinez, 33, of Los Alamos at 2500 Trinity Dr., on a Municipal Court Order of Commitment.

 

 

STEVEN A. STOCK

July 8 at 4:14 p.m.

Impaired Driver Crashes Into New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy Driving Track

on July 8, 2019 - 7:23pm

Jose Jimenez

NMED News:

SANTA FE -- At around 2:30 p.m. today, the New Mexico State Police investigated a DWI related crash at the New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy (LEA) at 4491 Cerrillos Road in Santa Fe. 

State Police officers arrived to find Jose Jimenez, 23, of Santa Fe had crashed his 2008 Nissan Altima through the fence surrounding the LEA driving track on the corner of South Meadows Road and Camino Entrada, proceeded over a large dirt berm surrounding the track, and then came to rest on the track.

The investigation indicated that before crashing through the fence, Jimenez was

SFCSO Releases Names In Main Hill Road Crash

on July 8, 2019 - 3:18pm
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office notified next of kin and has now released the names of the people involved in a car and commercial tractor trailer accident Saturday afternoon near Anderson Overlook on the Main Hill Road.

Public Information Officer Juan Ríos identified Colleen O'Bannon, 29, of Dallas, Texas, as the driver of a silver Honda who succumbed to her injuries. Her passenger is identified as Emma Garelick, 28, of Denton, Texas who sustained minor injuries.

"The driver of the commercial tractor trailer is Robert

SFCSO Reports Fatality In Crash On Main Hill Road

on July 6, 2019 - 11:33pm

Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office PIO Juan Ríos

Staff Report

Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office Public Information Officer Juan Ríos said this evening that one person succumbed to injuries sustained in a vehicle accident involving a car and a semi-tractor trailer this afternoon at Anderson Overlook on the Main Hill Road.

A second person in the car was transported to Los Alamos Medical Center with unknown injuries, Ríos said, adding that the driver of the semi-tractor trailer does not appear to have sustained any injuries.

Ríos told the Los Alamos Daily Post that the accident occurred at

Traffic Alert: N.M. 502 Closed At Main Hill Due To Wreck

on July 6, 2019 - 2:39pm

LAPD News:

N.M. 502 at the Main Hill is closed due to a traffic accident.

Santa Fe County Sheriff Deputies are on scene investigating.

LAPD will send out further updates as they receive them.

NMSP Participate In July 4th C.A.R.E. Operation

on July 5, 2019 - 4:50pm

NMSP News:

During the Independence Day holiday, the New Mexico State Police participated in the Combined Accident Reduction Effort (CARE) operation across all roadways within the state.

The goal of the traffic initiative is that a strong law enforcement presence will have a direct effect on the driving behaviors of motorists during the holiday, and, thus, reduce the number of crashes and increase motorist safety.

State Police provided an increased patrol presence during this initiative on roadways throughout all State Police districts.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: June 26 To July 2, 2019

on July 3, 2019 - 5:25pm

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.

MAYRA ALEJANDRA LERMA

June 26 at 9:09 p.m. / Police arrested Mayra Alejandra Lerma, 20, of Los Alamos at San Ildefonso Road and Camino Redondo and charged her with speeding, driving without proof of insurance and for an outstanding warrant from another jurisdiction.

 

SENTI SUNA

June 27 at 12:a.m.

Los Alamos County Council Weighs In On Animal Shelter Advisory Committee Recommendations

on June 29, 2019 - 7:55am
Animal Shelter Advisory Committee Char Wendee Brunish presents the committee's report to Los Alamos County Council June 25. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

A great animal shelter is dedicated to the welfare of its pets, Animal Shelter Advisory Committee Chair Wendee Burnish told Los Alamos County Council during its regular meeting June 25. She also said a great shelter is dedicated to public service, has a clear vision of state-of-the-art care, has ongoing strategic planning and clear goals with objective measures.

On The Job In Los Alamos: At LAPSA Training Session

on June 29, 2019 - 7:50am

On the job in Los Alamos is Centerra Los Alamos General Manager Lennie Upshaw greeting Alice Bodelson PhD who spoke June 20 to First Responders gathered at the Los Alamos Public Safety Association meeting in the Fire Administration Training Room on identifying and working with people with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Photo by Jennifer Bartram/ladailypost.com

On the job in Los Alamos is Alice Bodelson PhD speeking June 20 to First Responders gathered at the Los Alamos Public Safety Association meeting in the Fire Administration Training Room on identifying and working with people with Autism

New Mexico State Police Seek Help Identifying Vehicle And Driver In Hit-And-Run Case

on June 28, 2019 - 6:45am
NMSP News:
 
DONA ANA COUNTY New Mexico State Police is asking the public’s help identifying the driver and a vehicle that was involved in hit-and-run in the town of Vado.
 
June 14 at about 11:25 p.m., the New Mexico State Police investigated a hit-and-run injury accident. The vehicle was traveling north on the frontage road on Stern Drive when it struck a 57-year-old female pedestrian, who was walking on the shoulder of the roadway. The pedestrian was struck by the vehicles’ right passenger side door mirror.
 
Investigation and evidence led officers to believe the vehicle is an

Los Alamos Police Blotter: June 23, 2019

on June 26, 2019 - 12:00pm

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.

NADINE SANCHEZ

June 23 at 5:32 p.m. / Police arrested Nadine Sanchez, 36, of Espanola on an outstanding Magistrate Court Warrant.

LAPD Seeks Public’s Assistance Identifying Man

on June 26, 2019 - 11:26am

Recognize this man? Contact Det. Ryan Wolking at ryan.wolking@lacnm.us, 505.662.8222 or Crime Stoppers at 505.662.8282. Courtesy/LAPD

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying the male subject pictured here.

He may possess information relating to an incident that recently occurred in Los Alamos County that is under investigation.

Anyone with information about this man is asked to contact Los Alamos Police Det. Ryan Wolking at ryan.wolking@lacnm.us, 505.662.8222 or Crime Stoppers at 505.662.8282 and callers may remain anonymous.

Santa Fe Guns To Gardens Buyback Event June 29

on June 26, 2019 - 7:49am
NMPGV News:
 
New Mexicans to Prevent Gun Violence (NMPGV) and the Santa Fe Police Department will mark the ninth statewide gun buyback 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 29.
 
Gift cards for food and gas will be given in exchange for unwanted working firearms, $100 for pistols and long guns, $200 for semi-automatic hand guns and $250 for assault weapons.
 
Guns will later be dismantled and forged into gardening tools by Brazilian blacksmith Tiago Torres Da Silva.
 
According to the New Mexico Department of Health, for every two firearm deaths in the United States there are now three on average

NMSP: Crash Kills Pedestrian In Bernalillo County

on June 26, 2019 - 6:50am
NMSP News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE At about 11:19 p.m., June 23, the New Mexico State Police investigated a pedestrian fatally struck by a vehicle on Central Avenue NE near Espejo Street NE, in Albuquerque.
 
The initial investigation indicated a 2017 GMC pickup driven by an 18-year-old male of Albuquerque was traveling west on Central Avenue. For reasons unknown, pedestrian Fermin Silago, 42, of Church Rock ran northbound across the roadway of Central Avenue. Silago was struck by the GMC. He was transported to the UNM Hospital in Albuquerque where he succumbed to his injuries.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: June 12 To June 15, 2019

on June 24, 2019 - 5:53am

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.

GEOFFRY MARQUEZ

June 12 at 12: 21 a.m. / Police arrested Geoffrey Marquez, 22, of Los Alamos in Santa Fe on an outstanding Magistrate Court warrant.

 

DIANNA M. OLIVAS

June 12 at 11:47 p.m. / Police arrested Dianna M.

LAPD Warns Public Of Phone Scam

on June 20, 2019 - 5:12pm

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department is warning the public of a recent scam.

Citizens are receiving calls from a person or persons claiming to be with the Los Alamos County Sheriff’s Department. The callers are advising citizens that they need to pay sums of money for missing jury duty.

A link is provided to citizens that looks like an authentic website for the sheriff and it contains a PO Box for the citizens to mail their money orders to.

Anyone contacted by individuals requesting they pay fines for any offense are urged to contact the Los Alamos Police Department immediately

Ad-Hoc Committee Recommends Moving Animal Shelter Operations Under Community Services Department

on June 20, 2019 - 9:18am
The Los Alamos County Animal Shelter at 226 East Road. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos County Council will discuss at its June 25 meeting the possible transfer of the animal shelter operations to the Community Services Department.

Animal Shelter Ad-Hoc Committee Chair Wendee Brunish

The Animal Shelter Ad-Hoc Committee will present the recommendation.

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