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NMSP Arrests Three Men For Armed Robbery In Taos

on November 13, 2019 - 2:54pm

Terance Quintana

TAOS COUNTY – At about 4:10 p.m. Sunday, New Mexico State Police officers from Taos responded to an armed robbery at the High Road Market in Penasco.

During investigation, State Police officers learned a male individual identified as Terance Quintana, 21, of Penasco, entered the High Road Market, armed with a firearm and robbed the business. During the robbery, Quintana fired the gun into the ceiling of the business in the vicinity of a child. Quintana left with an undisclosed amount of money. Officers located a cartridge inside the business and collected it as evidence.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Nov. 8, 2019

on November 13, 2019 - 11:06am

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.

MARSHALL MERLE SANCHEZ

Nov. 8 at 12:34 a.m. / Police arrested Marshall Merle Sanchez, 36, of Los Alamos at Central Avenue and 4th Street on an outstanding Magistrate Court warrant and charged him with possession of drug paraphernalia.

 

 

 

NAOMI RAE GONZALES

Nov. 8 at 4:18 a.m.

RSF: Philippine Radio Host Dindo Generoso Gunned Down For Criticizing Corrupt Gambling

on November 13, 2019 - 5:47am
CCTV video footage helped the police establish that one of Dindo Generoso’s hitmen left a pickup before getting on the motorcycle from which he shot the radio commentator. Courtesy/Negros Oriental Police Provincial Office
Dindo Generoso
RSF News:
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Philippine Police to complete their investigation into last week's murder of a radio commentator in Dumaguete City, the capital of Negros Oriental province, and to bring all the suspects to justice.
 
Dindo Generoso, the host of a daily program on Dumaguete-based dyEM 96.7 Bai Radio and critic of a

NMSP Resolve Espanola Armed; Barricaded Situation

on November 7, 2019 - 7:31am
Clayton Megariz
 
NMSP News:
 
At around 1:30 a.m., Tuesday, the New Mexico State Police Uniform Bureau in Espanola was asked to assist the Rio Rancho Police Department in locating Clayton Megariz, 29, of Ojo Caliente.
 
Megariz was a suspect in a shoplifting incident that occurred at a Walmart earlier that evening in Rio Rancho. Megariz had an active felony warrant out for his arrest from the incident at Walmart.
 
At approximately 3 a.m., a New Mexico State Police Officer saw the suspect vehicle parked at the Alon Gas Station at the intersection of N.M. 291 and N.M. 68.
 
Officers

NMSP Seizes 730.5 Pounds Of Marijuana And Drug Paraphernalia At Gallup Port Of Entry In Three Days

on November 7, 2019 - 7:18am
NMSP arrest Corey Thomas, 49, of Cedar Hill, Texas for smuggling 93 pounds of marijuana at the Gallup Port of Entry. Courtesy/NMSP

NMSP arrest Zheng Kuang, 30, of Baldwin Park, Calif. for smuggling 491 pounds of marijuana at the Gallup Port of Entry. Courtesy/NMSP 
NMSP arrest Lekang Wang, 34, of Flushing, NY for smuggling 146.5 pounds of marijuana at the Gallup Port of Entry. Courtesy/NMSP
 
NMSP News:
 
GALLUP The New Mexico State Police seized 93 pounds of marijuana and drug paraphernalia Oct.

NMSP Probe Shooting Involving U.S. Border Patrol

on November 6, 2019 - 3:05pm
NMSP News:
 
SUNLAND PARK The New Mexico State Police Investigations Bureau was contacted Monday by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to investigate a police shooting involving a CBP Border Patrol agent on McNutt Road in Sunland Park.
 
New Mexico State Police investigators learned that at about 6 a.m., CBP Border Patrol agents were in the area of 1200 McNutt Road investigating a possible illegal border crossing.
 
CBP Border Patrol agents arrived and encountered several suspects. A foot pursuit ensued with one of the suspects and two Border Patrol agents.

Vehicle Accident Near Trinity Drive And Knecht

on November 5, 2019 - 6:48pm

Scene of an accident that occured about 6 p.m. at the intersection of Trinity Drive and Knecht Street near McDonald's. Police report that there appear to be no injuries. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Oct. 23 To Oct. 26, 2019

on November 4, 2019 - 12:19pm

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.

SUNA SENTI

Oct. 23 at 4:26 a.m. / Police arrested Suna Senti, 49, of Rio Rancho in Rio Rancho on two outstanding Magistrate Court warrants.

 

 

 

DAWNA RUSSOM

Oct. 23 at 11:59 p.m.

FBI Offers Reward In Death Of Zuni Man

on November 1, 2019 - 6:13am

Homicide victim Nastacio Keith Travis. Courtesy/FBI

FBI News:

The FBI is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the death of a man whose body was found 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 July 15, 2019 off Pipeline Road, in an isolated area north of Church Rock on the Navajo Nation.

The cause of Travis' death is not being released at this time.

Anybody with information is asked to

Los Alamos Police Cmdr. Oliver Morris Shares FBI National Academy Experience With Rotary Members

on October 31, 2019 - 5:27pm
Los Alamos Police Cmdr. Oliver Morris discusses his experience at the FBI National Academy during a talk Tuesday at the Rotary Club of Los Alamos meeting at Cottonwood on the Greens. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
For 10 weeks Los Alamos Police Cmdr. Oliver Morris attended the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va., and on Tuesday shared his experiences with the Rotary Club of Los Alamos.
 
To sum it up, Morris, who also is a Rotarian, said, “It was a good experience.”
 
He explained that his

FBI, Los Lunas Police Look For Man Who Robbed Credit Union Tuesday

on October 30, 2019 - 2:38pm

FBI News:

The FBI and Los Lunas Police Department are looking for a man who robbed a credit union branch in Los Lunas.

The robbery occurred at approximately 4:20 p.m., Tuesday at Sandia Laboratory Federal Credit Union at 2700 Palmilla Road NW.

The suspect is described as male, approximately 5'8” to 5'10” tall, with brown hair and a medium build. He wore glasses, a black hat, a tan sweater, black pants, and black shoes with white soles.

The suspect entered the credit union and demanded money from a teller, threatening to harm the employee if he or she did not cooperate.

State Police: Sobriety Checkpoints; Saturation Patrols

on October 29, 2019 - 9:20am
NMSP News:
 
State Police will be conducting sobriety checkpoints, saturation patrols and registration, insurance and driver's license checkpoints in all New Mexico counties throughout November.
 
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 drive.
 

FBI, Rio Rancho Police Search For Man Who Robbed Bank Then Fled Scene On Bicycle

on October 29, 2019 - 7:52am
FBI News:
 
The FBI and Rio Rancho Police Department are looking for a man who robbed a BBVA Compass Bank Oct. 24, 2019, and then fled on a bicycle.
 
The robbery occurred at approximately 9:24 a.m. at the branch at 1201 Rio Rancho Boulevard SE.
 
The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, approximately 50 to 60 years old, with a black and gray moustache and beard. He wore a light-colored baseball cap with a dark brim, sunglasses, a green windbreaker, blue jeans and black shoes with white soles.
 
The suspect entered the bank and presented a demand note to a teller, who gave him an

Meadow Lane In White Rock Has Reopened

on October 28, 2019 - 8:44pm

Meadow Lane has reopened this evening. Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities electric linemen completed repairing a damaged power pole after a construction vehicle snapped a guy wire this afternoon and broke the upper portion of the pole near Hacienda Drive on Meadow Lane. Courtesy/LAPD

 

Traffic Alert: Construction Mishap Closes Meadow Lane

on October 28, 2019 - 4:39pm

Meadow Lane in White Rock is closed in both directions at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church due to a construction mishap. Courtesy/LAPD

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department has just advised the Los Alamos Daily Post that a construction crew hit a live wire this afternoon on Meadow Lane in White Rock.

The Utility Department and police are on the scene.

Meadow Lane is closed at about Hacienda near St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in both directions.

Police are asking motorists to use Rover Boulevard while the utility crew repairs the broken wire on Meadow Lane.

Meadow Lane is expected to

FBI Arrests Malcolm Torres Of Española In Death Of 5-Year-Old Renezmae Calzada

on October 28, 2019 - 7:17am

Malcolm Torres

FBI News:

Malcolm Torres of Española was arrested Sunday on a federal indictment charging him with second-degree murder in the death of 5-year-old Renezmae Calzada.

The FBI, with the assistance of the Española Police Department arrested Torres in Pojoaque Pueblo without incident.

Torres is expected to have an initial appearance today in U.S. District Court in Albuquerque.

Calzada's body was found Sept. 11 in the Rio Grande River in Rio Arriba County.

No further information will be released until after the initial appearance.

The public is reminded that all defendants

Police Officers & Firefighters Share In Trick Or Treat On MainStreet With Community In Downtown Los Alamos

on October 26, 2019 - 10:55am

Los Alamos Police officers celebrate Trick or Treat on MainStreet with the community Friday in Downtown Los Alamos. Cpl. Jay Eakins, left, and Sgt. Tim Lonz are spotted lifting up Cmdr. Oliver Morris as they are photobombed by Det. Cpl. Joey Robinson. Photo by Kateri Morris

Los Alamos Firefighter David Baca mingles with community members and shows  them the featues of Engine 6 during Trick or Treat on MainStreet Friday in Downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Kateri Morris

Cpl. Jay Eakins greets a future junior officer during the festivities Friday in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Kateri Morris

Los Alamos Police Conduct DEA Drug Take Back Day

on October 23, 2019 - 8:08pm

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department is conducting its biannual DEA Drug Take Back Day, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, in the north parking lot of the police station off Central Avenue.

This drug diversion program is part of a national initiativeby of the DEA. The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient and responsible means to dispose of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.

Direct questions to Det. Joseph Robinson 505.663.1888.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Oct. 19 To Oct. 22, 2019

on October 23, 2019 - 7:17pm

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.

JAMES PERRY CLINE

Oct. 19 at 1:34 p.m. / Police arrested James Perry Cline, 49, of Los Alamos at West Jemez Road and Anchor Ranch and charged him with reckless driving.

 

 

 

SALVADOR EDUARDO SALAIZ

Oct. 19 at 8:40 p.m. / Police arrested Eduardo Salaiz, 26, of Los Alamos at 1247 Trinity Dr., on an outstanding Municipal Court warrant.

 

 

 

VICENTE ADRIAN REYES-ROSAS

USDA To Celebrate First Responder Recognition Day

on October 23, 2019 - 7:57am
USDA News:
 
ALBUQERQUE USDA Rural Development State Director Arthur A. Garcia announced that the agency will honor all first responders with a recognition ceremony in Belen.
 
During the ceremony Garcia will announce the funding of 12 new police cars for the City of Belen Police Department. In addition, he will announce the funding of a new water filtration treatment system for the city of Belen. USDA Community Programs authorize the financing of these types of projects in rural communities across the United States.
 
Earlier this year, the U.S.

New Mexico State Police Officer Hit Head-On By Wrong-Way Driver In Albuquerque Causing Fatal Crash

on October 23, 2019 - 7:43am

NMSP News:

RIO RANCHO – At about 4 p.m. Oct. 22, a New Mexico State Police sergeant was traveling north on Unser near Mariposa in Albuquerque, when for reasons still under investigation, a southbound green SUV occupied by two males crossed the center line and drove head-on into the State Police sergeant’s SUV patrol unit.

The State Police sergeant was transported to an area hospital where he is listed in stable condition. The driver of green SUV was airlifted to an area hospital. His injuries and condition are not known.

NMSP Investigate Plane Crash In Pecos Wilderness

on October 22, 2019 - 10:20am

NMSP News:

MORA COUNTY The Office of Medical Investigator (OMI) has identified the pilot in the plane crash in the Pecos Wilderness in Mora County as Nicholas Peterson, 29, of Littleton, Colo. OMI is still investigating to identify the passenger. 

New Mexico State Police was notified Sept. 26 of an airplane that went missing after taking off from the Santa Fe Airport in Santa Fe. 

The airplane was a single engine fixed winged four seat aircraft out of Colorado. There were two occupants, Peterson and a passenger.

Balderas: Heinous Cold Case To Proceed To Trial

on October 21, 2019 - 8:04am
Attorney General Hector Balderas
 
AG News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE Attorney General Hector Balderas has announced that San Juan County Magistrate Court Judge Rena Scott found probable cause to believe Bennie Earl Wabbington committed four first-degree felonies in 2008 and 2009 by sexually penetrating his then-girlfriend’s daughter.
 
The young woman who is still a minor courageously testified at the preliminary hearing in Farmington Wednesday against the man charged with molesting her when she was a young child.
 
"Protecting our children from violent, sexual predators is absolutely the top

Los Alamos Public Safety Association Awards Scholarships To UNM-LA Students Giron And Talachy

on October 19, 2019 - 8:57am

The Los Alamos Public Safety Association presented $500 scholarship awards to Eric Giron and Heaven Talachy Thursday at the Los Alamos Fire Administration Building on Central Avenue. Chosen from a pool of seven applicants, Giron is studying Fire Science and Talachy is studying Public Safety at UNM-LA. Giron receives a challenge coin and $500 scholarship from Deputy Chief and LAPSA President Steve Dewald, one of his teachers in the Fire Science Program at UNM-LA. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com 

LAFD Deputy Chief and LAPSA President Steve Dawald presents a challenge coin and $500

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Oct. 9 To Oct. 15, 2019

on October 18, 2019 - 11:03am

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.

HALLIE MAY SCHWENK

Oct. 9 at 12:48 a.m. / Police arrested Hallie May Schwenk, 21, of Grants in Grants on an outstanding Magistrate Court warrant.

 

 

 

ISAIAH LEE EDWARD AYLMER

Oct. 11 at 1:53 p.m. / Police arrested Isaiah Lee Edward Aylmer, 19, of White Rock at 2500 Trinity Dr., on an outstanding District Court warrant.

 

 

ELIJAH J. MEASON

Oct. 15 at 11:21 p.m.

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