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New Mexico State Police Conducting Sobriety Checkpoints; Saturation Patrols Across State In April

on March 26, 2019 - 9:13am

NMSP News:

STATEWIDE – New Mexico State Police (NMSP) will be conducting sobriety checkpoints; saturation patrols and registration, insurance and driver's license checkpoints during the month of April in all counties across the state.

NMSP is 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

Los Alamos Police Blotter: March 6 To March 19, 2019

on March 25, 2019 - 7:49am

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.

OSCAR A. DUARTE-FIERRO

March 6 at 8:19 p.m. / Police arrested Oscar A. Duarte-Fierro, 25, of Los Alamos in Espanola on an outstanding Magistrate Court warrant.

 

 

 

 

MARK ALLEN SISNEROS

March 7 at Police arrested Mark Allen Sisneros, 24, of Santa Fe in Central Park Square and charged him with battery against a household member.

 

 

CHADRICK CAVANAUGH

March 8 at 5:05

Fatal Rollover Crash On I-25 In Santa Fe County

on March 22, 2019 - 4:08pm
NMSP News:
 
SANTA FE At about 10:15 a.m. Wednesday, the New Mexico State Police investigated a fatal rollover crash on Interstate 25 around mile post 277, near Santa Fe.
 
The initial investigation indicated that a Ford Expedition occupied by five individuals was traveling north on Interstate 25 towing a Dodge Pickup on a flatbed trailer.
 
For reasons still under investigation the Expedition appears to have lost control, overcorrected and then rolled.
 
A middle row passenger in the Expedition, Zenaida Lopez, 68, of Kansas City, Kan., was ejected and suffered fatal injuries, she

LAPSA Members Gather For Meeting At UNM-LA

on March 22, 2019 - 6:12am
Members of the Los Alamos Public Safety Association gather for a group photo during their meeting Jan. 17 at UNM-LA, front row from left, Treasurer Sgt. Daniel Roberts, President Deputy Fire Chief Steve Dawald, Vice President Centerra General Manager Lennie Upshaw and LASO-SM and member Adolfo Meana. Center row from left, members LANL Psychologist Dr. Elizabeth Maines, LANL Psychologist/BHRT Coordinator Dr. Alice Bodelson, Centerra Director of Operations Jesse Galvan and N3B Lisa La-Pointe Tafoya. Back row from left, Ex Officio Cmdr.

NM State Police Officer Arrested In Chaves County

on March 21, 2019 - 1:42pm
NMSP News:
 
CHAVES COUNTY New Mexico State Police Ofc. Ricky Romero, 24, of Roswell was arrested Wednesday by the Chaves County Sheriff’s Department and charged with violating various state laws.
 
In early March 2019, the Chaves County Sheriff’s Department opened a criminal investigation into Romero. NMSP has fully cooperated with the Chaves County investigation.
 
Immediately after learning of the investigation, NMSP launched an internal affairs investigation and Romero was placed on administrative leave.

NMSP: Four Missing Endangered Runaway Juveniles Arrested For Armed Robbery In Guadalupe County

on March 18, 2019 - 6:10pm

NMSP News:

Guadalupe County – New Mexico State Police responded at about 5:09 p.m., Friday, March 15, to an armed robbery at the Milagro Gas Station off Interstate 40, near mile post 243, west of Santa Rosa.

The initial investigation determined two individuals armed with a firearm, later determined to be a BB gun, entered the gas station, robbed the business and left with an undisclosed amount of money. The individuals fled eastbound onto I-40 in a grey passenger car after the robbery.

At about 5:50 p.m., State Police officers located the suspect vehicle traveling east on I-40 near mile

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Feb. 27 To March 5, 2019

on March 15, 2019 - 9:24am

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.

 

ANGELINA C. NARANJO
Feb. 27 at 2:52 a.m. / Police arrested Angelina C. Naranjo, 36, of Santa Fe on 2500 Trinity Drive on an outstanding warrant from another jurisdiction.
 
 
 
 
 
 
ELLIS R. NEVAREZ
Feb. 27 at 4:07 a.m. / Police arrested Ellis R. Nevarez, 35, of El. Rito on Trinity Drive and charged him with DUI.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DOMINIC ISAAC VALLEJOS
Feb.

Police Remove Fallen Trees Along NM 4 Thursday

on March 14, 2019 - 10:51am

Police and other responders work to remove fallen trees Thursday along N.M. 4. Courtesy/LAPD

Scene from police and other responders removing fallen trees Thursday along N.M. 4. Courtesy/LAPD

Scene from police and other responders removing fallen trees Thursday along N.M. 4. Courtesy/LAPD

Scene from police and other responders removing fallen trees Thursday along N.M. 4. Courtesy/LAPD

Scene from police and other responders removing fallen trees Thursday along N.M. 4. Courtesy/LAPD

Scene from police and other responders removing fallen trees Thursday along N.M. 4. Courtesy/LAPD

Scene from

NM 4 Remains Closed Until Further Notice

on March 13, 2019 - 5:46pm

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department reports that the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) has advised that N.M. 4 will remain closed until New Mexico State Police opens it.

NMDOT also stated they will not send crews into the Jemez until Thursday.

County: Wind Advisory, Tree And Power Line Alert

on March 13, 2019 - 3:45pm
COUNTY News:
 
The Los Alamos County Emergency Management Department has issued a wind advisory, fallen tree and power line alert.
 
Large trees are continuing to fall throughout Los Alamos County. Citizens are cautioned to avoid parking, walking and driving near large trees and power lines.
 
The Emergency Management Department is instructing citizens to report emergencies to the Los Alamos Police Department and avoid non-emergency calls at this time.

Traffic Alert Update: NM 4 To Remain Closed Westbound From West Jemez Road At LANL Back Gate

on March 13, 2019 - 3:00pm

Traffic Alert Update:

Due to an extremely high volume of downed trees that continue to fall and pose a severe public safety risk as a result of today’s high winds event, LAPD will continue to keep N.M. 4 CLOSED westbound from West Jemez Road (at the LANL “back gate”) until further notice.

Access eastbound on N.M. 4 at West Jemez Road at the back gate remains open to Bandelier and White Rock.

LAPD successfully extracted several motorists on N.M. 4 earlier today when multiple tree-fall events occurred, clearing a path to trapped cars that were traveling on the highway.

More Scenes From Road Conditions On NM 4

on March 13, 2019 - 2:46pm

Scene of hazardous road conditions this afternoon along N.M. 4. Courtesy/LAPD

Scene of fallen tree making for hazardous road conditions this afternoon along N.M. 4. Courtesy/LAPD

Scene of hazardous road conditions this afternoon along N.M. 4. Courtesy/LAPD

Scene of hazardous road conditions this afternoon along N.M. 4. Courtesy/LAPD

Scenes From Hazardous Road Conditions Along NM 4

on March 13, 2019 - 12:38pm

Ice and snow and fallen trees make for hazardous driving conditions today along N.M. 4. Courtesy/LAPD

Fallen tree blocking roadway today along N.M. 4. Courtesy/LAPD

Truck stuck in snow today along N.M. 4. Courtesy/LAPD

Traffic Alert Update: Fifty To 100 Trees Down On N.M. 4 Between Back Gate And Valles Caldera

on March 13, 2019 - 12:02pm

Traffic Alert Update:

The Los Alamos Police Department is asking motorists to avoid driving roadways adjacent to large forested areas because of high winds and the danger of falling trees.

Fifty to 100 trees are down on N.M. 4 between the back gate and the Valles Caldera National Preserve.

LAPD and the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) are cutting a path through for stranded motorists. Large snow drifts also are present on areas of the roadway.

Traffic crews are receiving multiple reports of downed trees falling into roadways around Los Alamos County, especially those

Downed Trees Throughout Los Alamos Pose Safety Risk

on March 13, 2019 - 9:54am

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos Police Department is asking motorists to avoid driving roadways adjacent to large forested areas because of high winds and the danger of falling trees.

Traffic crews are receiving multiple reports this morning of downed trees falling into roadways, especially those areas near heavily forested lands with large trees such as West Jemez Road, N.M. 502, N.M. 501 and Camp May Road.

Traffic Alert: N.M. 4 Is Closed Near Back Gate!

on March 13, 2019 - 8:37am

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos Police Department has CLOSED N.M. 4 at the Laboratory “back gate” in both directions because of downed trees in the roadway.

N.M. 4 is closed for about a two mile stretch in either direction from the T intersection of W. Jemez Road/N.M. 4 from mile marker 47 to 49. However, the State is highly discouraging any travel along N.M.4 from White Rock to Jemez Springs because of blowing and drifting snow and zero visibility.

Check back to ladailypost.com for updates:

Los Alamos Police Arrest Graffiti Vandal

on March 12, 2019 - 3:29pm

Trenton David Francis Devore

Staff Report

Los Alamos Police have arrested Trenton David Francis Devore of Jemez Pueblo and charged him in the recent rash of graffiti found in various locations around the community.

Devore is being charged at this time with two felony counts of graffiti and three petty misdemeanor counts of graffiti. The total cost of repairs at each location is around $7,500. However, after more case investigation follow-up occurs and the repairs are actually completed, these numbers and criminal counts may need to be adjusted.

In his statement of probable cause Det.

Police Emphasize School Bus Safety

on March 12, 2019 - 3:16pm

Graffiti Sprayed On Masonic Lodge In Los Alamos

on March 11, 2019 - 10:22pm
The Masonic Lodge at 1400 N. Sage Loop was vandalized over the weekend with graffiti. Courtesy/Masonic Lodge
 
More graffiti on a wall at the Masonic Lodge at 1400 N. Sage Loop. Courtesy/Masonic Lodge
 
By the Brethren of Pajarito Masonic Lodge
Los Alamos

The Masonic Lodge at 1400 N. Sage Loop in Los Alamos was vandalized over the weekend with graffiti, as were walls near the Justice Center and Fuller Lodge.

Freemasonry is a fraternity whose purpose is to unite ethical men who have a strong interest in morality, charity, and the welfare of humanity as a whole.

State Police Investigate Two State Employees For Falsely Claiming Hours Worked

on March 11, 2019 - 8:31am

NMSP News:

The New Mexico State Police Investigations Bureau opened an investigation Feb. 25 into two State of New Mexico employees for falsely claiming hours on their time cards that they did not work.

Eliasib Ramirez, 41, of Chaparral and Joseph Vielma, 26, of Las Cruces, both transportation inspectors at the Santa Teresa Port of Entry, have been charged with several counts of receiving public money for services not rendered after a supervisor noticed they were leaving work early and claiming overtime for hours they were not working.

During the investigation, State Police agents

Police Investigate Graffiti Near Justice Center

on March 10, 2019 - 7:49pm

Sunday afternoon Los Alamos police investigate graffiti sprayed on the wall outside the Justice Center. The Los Alamos Daily Post will publish more details when they are available. Photo by Greg Kendall

More graffiti was spotted Sunday near Fuller Lodge in Los Alamos. Photo by Greg Kendall

New Mexico State Police Investigates Suspected Home Intruders Shot By Homeowner In Valencia County

on March 5, 2019 - 2:57pm

Home intruder Stephen Benevides. Courtesy/NMSO

NMSP News:

LOS LUNAS – At around 7:41 p.m., Saturday, Valencia County Sheriff’s Department officers were dispatched to a residence on Valencia Drive in Los Lunas for a call of a shooting.

The New Mexico State Police Investigations Bureau was called in to investigate this shooting.

State Police agents learned that Stephen Benevides, 43, and Brittany Torres, 34, were both armed with weapons when they knocked on the front door of a residence on Valencia Drive.

When the homeowner opened the door, Benevides and Torres forced their way into the

NMSP: Update On State Police Officer Involved Shooting That Rescues Child And Mother From Hostage Situation

on February 28, 2019 - 6:27am

James Kirkland

NMSP News:

LAS CRUCES – At about 8 a.m. Wednesday, the New Mexico State Police was called to assist Border Patrol and the Dona Ana County Sheriff’s Office with a vehicle that bypassed the Border Patrol checkpoint by driving northbound in the southbound lanes of I-25.

Border Patrol initiated a pursuit on the vehicle and were quickly joined by Dona Ana County Sheriff’s Office deputies.

State Police Officer Involved In Shooting That Rescues Child From Hostage Situation

on February 27, 2019 - 1:47pm

NMSP News:

DONA ANA COUNTY -- At about 8 a.m. today, New Mexico State Police was called to assist Border Patrol and the Dona Ana County Sheriff’s Office with a vehicle that had failed to stop at the Border Patrol check point on I-25.

Border Patrol initiated a pursuit on the vehicle that came to an end on Interstate 25 around mile post 37.

The male driver armed himself with a firearm and barricaded inside the vehicle, holding a 7-year-old child hostage. During the standoff, a State Police officer fired their department issued weapon striking the suspect.

NMSP: State Checkpoints; Saturation Patrols In March

on February 27, 2019 - 1:42pm
NMSP sobriety checkpoints; saturation patrols and registration, insurance and driver's license checkpoints will be conducted in all New Mexico counties during March. Courtesy photo
 
NMSP News:
 
New Mexico 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 March.
 
NMSP is bringing awareness to these events in an effort to reduce alcohol related fatalities through continued media attention and intensive advertising.

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