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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.

FBI: Five Syndicato New Mexico Prison Gang Members Sentenced To Life For Murders In Aid Of Racketeering

on June 19, 2019 - 6:34am
FBI News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE Five members of the Syndicato New Mexico prison gang were sentenced to life in prison this week in federal court in Las Cruces after juries convicted them in 2018 of committing murder in aid of racketeering.
 
These defendants were previously charged along with 17 others for murder and other offenses in a superseding indictment. Several of those charged went to trial while others pleaded guilty. March 12, 2018, a jury found Anthony Ray Baca, 55, of Albuquerque and Carlos Herrera, XX, of XXX.

DOI’s Law Enforcement K-9 Unit Apprehends Traffickers And $559,000 In Heroin In New Mexico

on June 19, 2019 - 5:49am
Ofc. Nicholas Jackson and his K-9 Kofi seized 9.4 pounds of heroin June 5 on the Pueblo of Laguna. Courtesy photo
 
DOI News:
 
LAGUNA PUEBLO — The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Indian Affairs Office of Justice Services (BIA-OJS) Ofc. Nicholas “Nick” Jackson and his K-9 Kofi seized 4.3 Kilos (9.4 pounds) of heroin, which has an estimated street value of approximately $559,000, on the Pueblo of Laguna in New Mexico last week.
 
“I commend BIA-OJS Ofc.

LAPD Aces First Annual Accreditation Review

on June 18, 2019 - 5:36pm

LAPD News:

Los Alamos Police Chief Dino Sgambellone announced today that the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) has successfully completed the first annual review of the advanced law enforcement accreditation program.

The Los Alamos Police Department (LAPD) completed the week long review at the end of May.

LAPD began working toward its accreditation in 2015 and was accredited in 2018. The Los Alamos Police Department is one of three law enforcement agencies nationally accredited within New Mexico.

LAPD Seeks Help Identifying Female Shoplifter

on June 18, 2019 - 9:20am

Anyone who recognizes this woman is urged to call Los Alamos Police Det. Matthew C. Lyon at 505.663.1795 or crime stoppers at 505.662.8282. Courtesy/LAPD

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department is seeking information leading to the identification of a female shoplifter who recently stole several items from a local store in White Rock.

Anyone who recognizes this woman, or her tattoos is urged to contact Los Alamos Police Det. Matthew C. Lyon at 505.663.1795 or crime stoppers at 505.662.8282.

Callers can remain anonymous.

Anyone who recognizes the woman sporting this tattoo is urged to

Scenes From LAPD’s Safety Town 2019

on June 14, 2019 - 8:28am

The Los Alamos Police Department hosted its annual Safety Town program this week at Mountain Elementary School. Monday, participants learned about animal control, water and outdoor safety. Tuesday the students learned about fire safety and 911. Wednesday, the program was about bus and pedestrian safety. Thursday was police day with gun safety, bicycle safety training, a robot exhibit and a visit by the State Police K-9 unit with Whistler, a dog who helps recover evidence by smell. Bicycle safety and obeying the traffic laws was taught on the bike course supervised by Cpl. James Kearne, Cpl.

Cmdr. Oliver Morris Chosen For FBI National Academy

on June 13, 2019 - 7:34am

Los Alamos Police Cmdr. Oliver Morris is interviewed at the Los Alamos Daily Post Wednesday about being chosen to attend the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 

By Carol A. Clark
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos Police Cmdr. Oliver Morris has been chosen to attend the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va.

With the critical issues facing the policing profession today, the FBI National Academy is a professional course of study for U.S. and international law enforcement leaders.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: June 7 To June 11, 2019

on June 12, 2019 - 10:12am

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.

Aug. 28 at 7:16 a.m. / A 24-year-old Los Alamos woman reported that someone burglarized her home on 39th Street.The estimated loss is unknown.

BRENDEN BROWN

June 7 at 4:13 a.m. / Police arrested Brenden Brown, 29, of White Rock in Santa Fe on an outstanding arrest order.

 

 

ANTOINE DUANE GIDDINGS

June 7 at 10:13 p.m.

Update: LAPD Main Dispatch Phone Working Again

on June 12, 2019 - 9:29am

Update: The main dispatch phone number 505.662.8222 has remained stable and is back in use.

LAPD News:

Los Alamos Police Chief Dino Sgambellone reports that the main dispatch phone number 505.662.8222 is not working at the moment.

Citizens can use 505.662.8220 for non-emergency calls, he said.

The 911 lines have not been affected.

The Los Alamos Daily Post will report just as soon as notified that the main line is back up and working.

 

Police Shooting Involving SF County Sheriff’s Office

on June 12, 2019 - 7:52am
Melisco Gallegos
 
NMSP News:
 
SANTA FE The New Mexico State Police Investigations Bureau was contacted to investigate a police shooting May 27 involving the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Department (SFCSO)
 
SFCSO deputies responded to a domestic violence call at 32 Quail Run Dr., south of Santa Fe. As Deputy Frederick Trujillo arrived at the residence, he observed a male identified as Melisco Gallegos, 25, of Santa Fe yelling at deputies who were on scene prior to his arrival.
 
Deputy Trujillo attempted to make contact with Gallegos, who fled the residence in a station wagon.

Man Attempts To Pull Gun On State Police Officers

on June 11, 2019 - 7:13am
Evans Ratliff faces five criminal charges. Courtesy/NMSP
 
NMSP News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE At around 7 p.m. Sunday, June 9, a New Mexico State Police officer assigned to the Albuquerque Metro Operation was in the area of Eubank and Central when he saw a male individual on a motor scooter driving erratically.
 
The officer initiated a traffic stop and pulled the male over identified by officers as Evans Ratliff, 28 of Albuquerque. Ratliff was found to be driving on a revoked driver’s license due to a DWI conviction.
 
During the traffic stop Ratliff took off on foot running away from the

Los Alamos Police Blotter: May 30 To June 3, 2019

on June 10, 2019 - 2:57pm

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.

ELIAS JON LOVATO

May 30 at 9:23 a.m. / Police arrested Elias Jon Lovato, 48, of Espanola at 2500 Trinity Dr. on an outstanding District Court warrant.

 

 

KYLE VINCENT ZOCCO

June 1 at noon / Police arrested Kyle Vincent Zocco, 21, of Rochester, NY on Barranca Road and charged him with possession of drug paraphernalia, distribution of a controlled substance and possession of

State Police Involved Shooting In Albuquerque Leads To One Arrest ... Second Suspect Remains On The Lam

on June 7, 2019 - 4:53pm
Cynthia Franco faces two charges in state police shooting incident. Courtesy/NMSP
 
NMSP News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE At around 7:30 p.m., May 16, New Mexico State Police Ofc. Joseph Cloyd attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a black Chevrolet pickup occupied by a male driver and a female passenger on Central Avenue near Washington Street in Albuquerque.
 
Officer Cloyd was one of the 50 officers assigned to the Albuquerque Metro Surge Operation.
 
The suspect driver of the Chevrolet identified as Daniel Franco failed to stop for Ofc. Cloyd.

NM State Police Investigate Explosion South Of Roswell

on June 5, 2019 - 4:14pm

NMSP News:

CHAVEZ COUNTY -- At approximately 12:15 p.m. today, the New Mexico State Police was dispatched to the Roswell Industrial Air Center in Roswell in reference to a large explosion.

New Mexico State Police learned that the Roswell Fire Department was packaging fireworks for the upcoming 4th of July community display when the explosion occurred.

There were 12 firefighters inside the building when the explosion took place. Two Firefighters were air-lifted to a trauma center for life threatening injuries. Ten firefighters were treated on scene for minor injuries.

Roswell Fire

Rescued Hiker: I’ll Never Forget First Responders Care

on June 5, 2019 - 7:33am
Los Alamos first responders rescue local hiker Dwight Klotz Thursday, May 23 by hoisting him on the back of one of the responders up from the floor of the lower waterfall about six miles from White Rock. Courtesy/Dwight Klotz
 
By DWIGHT KLOTZ
Los Alamos

I was recently the subject of a rescue from a canyon not too far from the Bandelier National Park area, specifically on State Road 4 about six miles south of White Rock. 

I have searched for a way to let the rescue teams, police, 911, helicopter and private plane that passed over on that night know that I very much appreciated their

Los Alamos Police Blotter: May 23 To May 28, 2019

on June 3, 2019 - 4:33pm

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.

JOSE GARCIA

May 23 at 10:46 a.m. / Police arrested Jose Garcia, 26, of Lubbock, Texas at Sherwood Boulevard and Grand Canyon on an outstanding warrant from another jurisdiction.

 

 

MARK D. HENINS

May 25 at 9:20 a.m. / Police arrested Mark D. Henins, 52, of Los Alamos at 3700 Canyon Road on an outstanding District Court warrant and an outstanding Magistrate Court warrant.

 

Letter To The Editor: A Local Police Officer’s Kindness

on June 2, 2019 - 6:32am
By KARYL ANN ARMBRUSTER
Los Alamos
 
After (the Los Alamos High School) graduation Saturday, I was eyeing the steel stairs going up to the bridge and down the stairs over Diamond Drive when a young police officer spied me and said to me and a family of four that he would be happy to escort us straight across the street.
 
He did just that.
 
His hand went out and the traffic ceased on one side. When we reached the median, he again put out that mighty hand and all the cars stopped as we completed our short  journey across Diamond.
 
I felt like the mother duckling in Robert

Scenes From 2019 LAPD Special Olympics Torch Run

on May 31, 2019 - 7:53am

Special Olympics athletes, police officers, police personnel and American Legion Post 90 representatives gather for a group photo Thursday morning prior to the start of the annual 42-mile Torch Run up Trinity Drive and all the way to Jemez Springs. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Local Special Olympics Chairman Cmdr. Oliver Morris briefs Special Olympics athletes, gathered Thursday morning with Police Chief Dino Sgambellone, on the day's events ahead of the 42-mile Torch Run. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Special Olympics athletes from left, Micah McCown, Sam Zimmerly and Addy

Women Dies In Police Shooting In Carlsbad

on May 31, 2019 - 7:30am
NMSP News:
 
CARLSBAD The New Mexico State Police Investigation Bureau was contacted May 19 to investigate a police shooting involving the Carlsbad Police Department (CPD).
 
At about 3:53 p.m., May 19, 2019, CPD officers responded to 311 Peachtree Street in Carlsbad for a welfare check on a female. When officers arrived at the residence, they encountered Lori Markham, 47, of Carlsbad.
 
When officers encountered Markham, Markham yelled at officers while holding a black semi-automatic handgun.

LAPD Conducts Traffic Enforcement; DWI Checkpoints

on May 30, 2019 - 9:52am

In an effort to keep the community safe, LAPD will conduct random DWI checkpoints throughout the County throughout the summer. File photo

LAPD News:

Now through the summer, the Los Alamos Police Department will conduct traffic enforcement, focusing on accident related violations.

There also will be random DWI checkpoints throughout the County during this time frame.

The public can help reduce the risk of vehicle crashes by adhering to posted speed limit signs, allowing enough room between them and the vehicle they are following and driving with caution when roadways are wet.

Officers

Law Enforcement Torch Run For Special Olympics

on May 29, 2019 - 10:49am

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department will be running the torch to Jemez Springs to raise money and awareness for Special Olympic athletes in Los Alamos and New Mexico.

This is the 51st year of Special Olympics and the Law Enforcement Torch Run that occurs each May.

LAPD will begin shorlty after 7 a.m. Thursday running the torch about 42 milesto Jemez Springs. There will be minor traffic delays at about 7:45 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. on Trinity Drive and West Jemez Road as runners mke their way out of Los Alamos.

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