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New Mexico State Police Seize 956 Pounds Of Marijuana At Gallup Port Of Entry In Two Days

on January 19, 2019 - 7:13am

NMSP seize 391 pounds of marijuana at the Gallup port of entry. Courtesy photo

Eaid Gheith and Cemil Durgut are booked into the Gallup-McKinley County Detention Center. Courtesy/NMSP

NMSP News:

GALLUP  The New Mexico State Police seized 391 pounds of marijuana Tuesday, out of a car hauler carrying two SUV’s at the Gallup port of entry.

The very next day two men were arrested at the Gallup port of entry when state police officers found 381 pounds of marijuana and 183 pounds of drug paraphernalia in a commercial motor vehicle (CMV).

While officers conducted a safety inspection on the CMV

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Jan. 10, 2019

on January 16, 2019 - 11:46am

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.

MARTIN RAMOS-CASTILLO

Jan. 10 at 10:15 a.m. /Police arrested Martin Ramos-Castillo, 38, of Chili, N.M. in Espanola on an outstanding Municipal Court warrant.

Editor's note: The Los Alamos Detention Center is undergoing water damage repairs so inmates have been transferred to facilities in the surrounding area. Inmates are scheduled to return Jan.

Los Alamos Police Officers Aid Gunshot Victim

on January 14, 2019 - 2:05pm
LAPD Officers, from left, James Keane, Chris Ross and Ben Irving aided the victim of an accidental gunshot Friday at his home. Courtesy photo
 
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

A Los Alamos 911 operator took a desperate call Friday from the area near Aspen School. According to Los Alamos Police Cmdr. Preston Ballew, a man accidently shot himself while examining his gun, which he thought was not loaded. With a bullet in his arm, he managed to call 911.

LAPD Sergeants Chris Ross and James Keane were nearby and rushed to the scene, where they were joined

LAPD: Parking Rules Apply To Everyone...

on January 14, 2019 - 1:51pm

A citizen recently spotted a local police patrol unit parked in a handicap zone. Los Alamos Police Cmdr. Oliver Morris told the Los Alamos Daily Post that the rules apply to everyone and the issue has been addressed internally. Courtesy photo

Heavy Snow Collapses Roof & Traps Cars At Sonic

on January 13, 2019 - 4:23pm

Los Alamos police and firefighters on the scene this afternoon of a couple of vehicles trapped under the roof that collapsed from the weight of heavy snow at Sonic on Trinity Drive. First responders told the Los Alamos Daily Post that no injuries have been reported. Sonic is closed until further notice. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

First responders jack up the collapsed roof at Sonic to open the doors of the vehicles pinned beneath and extract the occupants safely. Photo by Leland Lehman/ladailypost.com

Scene this afternoon of the collapsed roof at Sonic.

New Year’s Day HVAC Failure; Ice Dam At Los Alamos County Detention Center – Detainees Transferred

on January 11, 2019 - 8:02pm
The New Year's Day snowstorm formed an ice dam around the drain on the Los Alamos Detention Center roof causing water to leak into the building. Courtesy/LAPD
 
The floor is all wet at the Los Alamos Detention Center from an ice dam that formed Jan. 1 around the drain on the roof causing water to leak into the building. Courtesy/LAPD
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

An HVAC system failure at the Los Alamos County Detention Center forced the transfer of the detainees to facilities in Rio Arriba and Santa Fe.

Public Works Deputy Director Jon Bulthuis explained

New Mexico State Police Arrest Wanted Felon In Taos

on January 11, 2019 - 8:32am

Captured felon Eduardo Rivera

NMSP News:

TAOS – Thursday at around 10 a.m., uniformed state police officers in Taos responded to an anonymous crime stoppers tip indicating that wanted felon Eduardo Rivera, 29, was at his residence of 86 Camino De Corazon in Ranchos De Taos.

Rivera was wanted on a state-wide extraditable warrant out of Colfax county for Conspiracy to Commit Criminal Damage to Property, Burglary of a Vehicle, Conspiracy to Commit Burglary of a Vehicle, Unlawful Taking of a Motor Vehicle, Conspiracy to Commit Unlawful Taking of a Motor Vehicle (2 counts) and Attempt to Commit

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Dec. 30, 2018 - Jan. 8, 2019

on January 9, 2019 - 6:46pm

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.

JOSHON C. EBANKS

Dec. 30 at 11 :15 p.m. / Police arrested Joshon C. Ebanks, 22, of Los Alamos at 700 Trinity Dr., and charged him with public affray and battery.

 

 

OSCAR A. DUARTE-FIERRO

Jan. 6 at 11:19 a.m. / Police arrested Oscar A. Duarte-Fierro, 25, of Los Alamos on 44th Street and charged him with assault against a household member.

 

 

BRYAN ALBERTO REYES

Jan.

New Mexico State Police Arrest Woman Who Stole US Postal Service Truck

on January 9, 2019 - 5:24pm

Chanel Eskleson

NMSP News:

COLFAX COUNTY  At about 8 a.m. today, New Mexico State Police were informed of a U.S. Postal Service Truck that had been stolen from the Maxwell area.

The stolen vehicle was located by officers traveling south on Interstate 25 near mile post 429, when it turned around and began to head north on Interstate 25. A pursuit was initiated by New Mexico State Police. 

Stop sticks were deployed during the pursuit and Pursuit Intervention Techniques were utilized on the vehicle eventually bringing the vehicle to a stop between North 2nd Street and North 1st Street in

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Dec. 30, 2018 - Jan. 1, 2019

on January 5, 2019 - 6:40am

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.

ANTONIO PAUL VELASQUEZ

Dec. 30 at 12:23 a.m. / Police arrested Antonio Paul Velasquez, 21, of Salt Lake City, Utah at Diamond Drive and West Road and charged him with possession of a controlled substance, distribution of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving without a license and driving without insurance.

BRADY C. JOHNSON

2018 Los Alamos Police Department Highlights

on January 3, 2019 - 9:34am

Los Alamos Police Chief Dino Sgambellone, third from right, and LAPD Accreditation Manager Sgt. Daniel Roberts, third from left, receive the CALEA National Accreditation Award in March in Frisco, Texas. Cmdr. Oliver Morris is second from right, and County Manager Harry Burgess, second from left. Courtesy/LAPD

By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

kirsten@ladailypost.com

The Los Alamos Police Department achieved a number of milestones in 2018 including national accreditation in March from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agents (CALEA).

Police Chief Dino Sgambellone

Fatal Crash South Of Cuba Kills 12-Year-Old Boy

on January 3, 2019 - 8:54am
NMSP News:
 
SANDOVAL COUNTY At about 7 p.m. Dec. 31, the New Mexico State Police investigated a fatal crash that killed a 12-year-old Albuquerque boy on U.S. 550 around mile post 44 south of Cuba.
 
The initial investigation indicated a 2007 Hyundai Elantra was traveling north on U.S. Highway 550. The Elantra began to fish tail on the icy road, slid into oncoming traffic, and collided with a south bound 2011 Chevy Truck.
 
Alexander Steven Madsen, 12, of Albuquerque, who was a passenger in the Elantra sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased by the Office of the Medical

New Mexico State Police Chief Pete Kassetas Announces His Retirement

on January 1, 2019 - 7:15am
State Police Chief Pete Kassetas
 
NMSP News:
 
SANTA FE New Mexico State Police Chief Pete Kassetas retired Monday after 26 years with the department.
 
Chief Kassetas started his career with the New Mexico State Police in 1992. His first duty station was Grants. During his career, Chief Kassetas worked in both patrol and criminal investigations section as an officer and supervisor.
 
Aug. 1, 2013 he was appointed as the 21st New Mexico State Police Chief and Deputy Secretary of the Department of Public Safety, Law Enforcement Program.

NMSP Arrest Suspect For Exploitation Of Children

on December 27, 2018 - 8:13am
Daryl Harlan Thomas
 
NMSP News:
 
TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES In September of 2018, the New Mexico State Police Investigation Bureau followed up on a Cyber Tip regarding child pornography.  
 
The Cyber Tip came from the online dating application Tumblr. A photograph that was downloaded and attached on their application was considered child pornography.
 
Through an extensive investigation, NMSP Investigations Bureau agents learned the IP address came back to a residence in T or C, which was being used by Daryl Harlan Thomas, 18. Agents from the State Police Investigation Bureau in

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Dec. 19 To Dec. 22, 2018

on December 26, 2018 - 3:30pm

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.

NICOLE BORREGO

Dec. 19 at 11:14 pm. / Police arrested Nicole Borrego, 28, of Albuquerque in Santa Fe District Court on an outstanding Magistrate Court warrant.

 

 

KYLE D. NEWELL

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Dec. 22, at 10:03 p.m. / Police arrested Kyle D. Newell, 19, of Las Cruces on Trinity Drive and charged him with possession of marijuana.

Traffic Alert: Main Hill Road Temporarily Closed

on December 26, 2018 - 10:04am

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department has announced that the Main Hill Road is temporarily closed due to snow.

Both west and eastbound lanes will be closed until the roadway has been cleared.

 N.M. 501, the Truck Route, is open at this time.

LAPD issues the following reminders to motorists driving in winter conditions:

  • Maintain a safe following distance;
  • Slow down;
  • Watch for black ice; and
  • Brake slowly.

DOJ Juvenile Arrests In 2016 Lowest Since 1980

on December 26, 2018 - 7:27am
DOJ News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. The Office of Justice Programs Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention has released Juvenile Arrests, 2016.
 
Findings presented in this bulletin show that the number of juvenile arrests in 2016 was at its lowest level since 1980, with much of the decline occurring within the past 10 years.
 
The bulletin describes the current arrest trends for juveniles from 1980 to 2016, using data from the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report. Overall, juvenile arrests have been on the decline for more than a decade, but patterns vary by offense and demographics.

Safety Talks At Aspen Elementary In December

on December 23, 2018 - 7:04am
Aspen student Ralston Hoffer holds up his ‘thank you card’ to local first responders. Courtesy/LAPS
 
Anna Richardson and Estevan Salazar work their ‘thank you cards’ to local first responders. Courtesy/LAPS
 
LAPS News:
 
During the month of December, Aspen Elementary School Counselor Kim Pulliam and the Los Alamos Police Department collaborated to present important safety tips and tools to support students in staying safe over the holidays.
 
In conjunction with the Healthy Schools Initiative Prevention Program and local first responders, Pulliam was able to reach more than 100

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Dec. 12 To Dec. 17, 2018

on December 22, 2018 - 8:53am

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.

BRANDEN R. GARCIA

Dec. 12 at 1:18 p.m. / Police arrested Branden R. Garcia, 26, of Fairview at 2500 Trinity Dr., on an outstanding Municipal Court warrant.

 

 

JESUS ANTONIO VELAZCO

Dec. 13 at 12:11 p.m. / Police arrested Jesus Antonio Velazco, 46, of Los Alamos at 2500 Trinity Dr., and charged him with assault and disorderly conduct.

 

FERNANDO JOSE RODRIGUEZ

Dec.

Juvenile And Father Arrested In Connection To Murder

on December 22, 2018 - 7:41am
NMSP News:
 
SANTA FE Around 11 a.m. Thursday, the New Mexico State Police (NMSP) arrested a juvenile and his father who were wanted for murder in Colorado.
 
NMSP was contacted by Huerfano County Sheriff’s Department who received information the two were at a McDonalds in Santa Fe. NMSP arrived at the McDonalds and located two individuals in a grey Dodge truck. The two individuals were taken into custody without incident.
 
The New Mexico State Police is working with Huerfano County Sheriff’s Department on this investigation.
 
Heith Gleason and Gage Gleason were arrested on a

Los Alamos Dispatcher Cari Mace Graduates As Valedictorian Of Public Safety Telecommunicator Class

on December 19, 2018 - 5:14pm

Police Chief Dino Sgambellone with Dispatcher Cari Mace. Courtesy/LAPD

Consolidated Dispatch Center Manager Kate Stoddard, left, with Dispatcher Cari Mace. Courtesy/LAPD

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department has announced that Dispatcher Cari Mace graduated Dec. 14 as valedictorian of Public Safety Telecommunicator Class #141.

Dispatcher Mace was one of 25 students from 17 different agencies in Class #141, and she had an average exam rate of 99.75 percent.

New Mexico Statue Chapter 29 Article 7C outlines the qualifications for certification as a Public Safety Telecommunicator.

Scenes From 2018 First Responders Christmas Dinner

on December 18, 2018 - 8:18pm

Local first responders including police officers, firefighters, paramedics, 911 dispatchers, police chaplains and fire chaplains and their families were treated to a Christmas Dinner Saturday night sponsored by several churches to thank them for all they do throughout the year to take of and protect the community. The event was held at the First United Methodist Church of Los Alamos. Photo by Kateri Morris

Scene from annual first responders Christmas Dinner Saturday night at the First United Methodist Church of Los Alamos. Photo by Kateri Morris

Scene from annual first responders Christmas

Local Law Enforcement Rape Kit Backlog Cleared

on December 14, 2018 - 10:40am

Gov. Susana Martinez

STATE News:

  • State Crime Lab To Test Albuquerque Crime Lab Kits 

SANTA FE – Today, Gov. Susana Martinez announced that the State Crime Lab has cleared a backlog of 1,388 sexual assault evidence kits (SAEK) for New Mexico law enforcement agencies.

The Governor also announced that the agency will soon begin to process SAEKs for the Albuquerque crime lab to help tackle their backlog.

“Since day one, this project has been focused on bringing justice to victims of sexual assault,” Martinez said.

Responding To Today’s Nationwide Bomb Threat Campaign ... Los Alamos Bomb Squad Stands Ready To Handle Any Threats To County Or Laboratory

on December 13, 2018 - 7:53pm

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department released a statement this evening saying it is aware of the bomb threat campaign that is happening across the country.

The Los Alamos Bomb Squad stands ready to handle any and all threats to this County including the National Laboratory. Cmdr. Preston Ballew said LAPD is communicating with the FBI and getting updates as they develop.

Any suspicious activity should be reported to Los Alamos Police Dispatch at 505.662.8222 immediately.

The Los Alamos Daily Post looked into the situation and finds that this afternoon dozens of institutions and

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Dec. 5 To Dec. 11, 2018

on December 12, 2018 - 12:17pm

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.

AUSTIN LEE COX

Dec. 5 at 11:55 a.m. / Police arrested Austin Lee Cox, 26, of Los Alamos at 2500 Trinity Dr., and charged him with criminal sexual penetration of a child 13-16 years of age, trafficking a controlled substance and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.  

 

 

RICHARD SISNEROS

Dec. 7 at 5:31 a.m.

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