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Los Alamos Police Department: 2018 Awards Banquet

on February 3, 2019 - 5:26pm

Los Alamos Police Sgt. Daniel Roberts receives the Supervisor of the Year award from Chief Dino Sgambellone Saturday, Jan. 26 during the LAPD 2018 Awards Banquet. Photo by Kateri Morris

Los Alamos Police Det. Matt Lyon receives the Detective of the Year award from Chief Dino Sgambellone Saturday, Jan. 26 during the LAPD 2018 Awards Banquet. Photo by Kateri Morris

Los Alamos Police Cpl. Jay Eakins receives the Officer of the Year award from Chief Dino Sgambellone Saturday, Jan. 26 during the LAPD 2018 Awards Banquet. Photo by Kateri Morris

Lisa Gonzales receives the Civilian of the Year

NM State Police Release DWI Public Service Video For Super Bowl Weekend ... Don’t Drink And Drive

on February 2, 2019 - 12:41pm
NMSP News:
 
As you prepare to celebrate the Big Game this weekend with friends and families, the New Mexico State Police would like to remind drivers not to drink and drive.
 
Click here to view the New Mexico State Police DWI Public Service Announcement.
 
We are 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

Marvin Mueller Leaves Lasting Gift In Community

on February 2, 2019 - 12:15pm
Police Chief Dino Sgambellone
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

Former Los Alamos resident Marvin Mueller bestowed many significant gifts to the local community. During the Jan. 29 regular Los Alamos County Council meeting, Police Chief Dino Sgambellone reported that one of these gifts is the Marvin Martin Mueller Endowed Memorial Scholarship, which was established for the Los Alamos Police Department employees and their families.

The memorial scholarship, which totals $1,000, also is open to other applicants with a financial need and a desire to support

SFCSO Detectives Find Body Of Marshall Naranjo

on January 30, 2019 - 12:25pm

Marshall Naranjo

SFCSO News:

The Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office (SFCSO) reports that detectives found the body of former Los Alamos resident Marshall Naranjo, 27, early this morning in Pojoaque.

Naranjo had been missing since Dec. 31, at which time his family told the SFCSO he had left a relative’s home near Los Alamos and was headed toward his home in Albuquerque but never arrived. The family posted a reward of $10,000 for information on his whereabouts.

Naranjo's body has been transferred to the Office of the Medical Investigator to determine the cause of death.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Jan. 26 To Jan. 28, 2019

on January 30, 2019 - 11:00am

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.

ZACHARY DAVID MARTINEZ

Jan. 26 at 3:46 p.m. / Police arrested Zachary David Martinez, 26, of Espanola on Sombrillo Court and charged him with driving on a suspended or revoked driver’s license.

 

 

MICHAEL S. KOWALCZYK

Jan. 28 at 4:15 p.m. / Police arrested Michael S.

Good Samaritan Fatally Struck In Dona Ana County

on January 30, 2019 - 8:19am
NMSP News:
 
DONA ANA COUNTY At about 4:45 p.m. Monday, the New Mexico State Police investigated a crash on Interstate 10 around mile post 159, where a pedestrian had been fatally struck by a vehicle.
 
The initial investigation indicates a 2001 Volkswagen driven by Garcia Talamantes, 18, of Mexico stalled out in the middle of westbound lanes on Interstate 10. A Good Samaritan, Byron Wade Cross, 46, of Sunland Park stopped to assist the driver of the Volkswagen, when it was struck by a 2008 Chevrolet pick-up.
 
Immediately after the first collision, a 2002 Lincoln approached driven

State Police Narcotic Operation Nets Two Arrests

on January 29, 2019 - 7:59am
Marysol Pena
 
NMSP News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE New Mexico State Police and FBI agents executed arrest warrants and search warrants Thursday, Jan. 24, in Albuquerque.
 
These warrants were in reference to an ongoing investigation into a large-scale drug trafficking organization that was distributing methamphetamine and fentanyl in the area.
 
As a result of this investigation, approximately 15 pounds of methamphetamine were seized along with more than 2,000 counterfeit prescription pills laced with fentanyl.

State Police Ask For Help Identifying Burglary Suspect

on January 26, 2019 - 1:01pm
Anyone with information regarding the identity of this man or the truck should contact the NMSP Las Vegas Office at 505.425.6771. Courtesy photo
 
NMSP News:
 
GUADALUPE COUNTY New Mexico State Police is asking the public’s help identifying a man who has committed a rash of burglaries in Guadalupe County.
 
The suspect is seen in surveillance video wearing a two-tone grey jacket with a yellow inside liner. The lower part of the jack from the chest down is lighter grey and both arms of the jacket and hood are a darker grey with a yellow lining.
 
The suspect is seen on video driving

Detention Center Reopens Ahead Of Schedule

on January 23, 2019 - 5:01pm
The roof leak and HVAC system at the Los Alamos County Detention Center have been repaired and the inmates have returned. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

After having to transfer inmates to neighboring facilities due to a roof leak and a failure in the HVAC system New Year’s Day, the Los Alamos County Detention Center was able to re-open ahead of schedule.

Originally, the plan was to have the center re-populated Monday but Police Chief Dino Sgambellone said inmates were able to return Friday.

“We were able to

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Jan. 16 To Jan. 22, 2019

on January 23, 2019 - 11:48am

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.

DANIEL G. ARCHULETA

Jan. 16 at 12:30 p.m. / Police arrested Daniel G. Archuleta, 37, of Espanola at 2500 Trinity Dr., on an outstanding Municipal Court warrant.

 

 

LYNNE JOLEEN MCCARTHY

Jan. 19 at 11:54 a.m. / Police arrested Lynne Joleen McCarthy, 67, of Madrid at North Road and 42nd Street on an outstanding warrant from another jurisdiction.

 

ERIK GONZALEZ-LOYA

Jan.

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

Image Properties

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.

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