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LAPD Blue Tape Event Tuesday May 14

on May 9, 2019 - 4:15pm
Scene from the 2018 LAPD Peace Officer Memorial Service. Courtesy/LAPD
Scene with law enforcement wives volunteering at the 2018 Thin Blue tape event at LAPD. Courtesy/LAPD
LAPD News:
The Los Alamos Police Department announces the following activities as aprt of Police Appreciation Week May 13-17:
  • Peace Officer Memorial Service 9-9:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 14 at LAPD;
  • Thin Blue Tape Event to follow, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at LAPD. The community is invited to drive by LAPD to receive a Thin Blue Line of tape on the back window of their vehicle.

LAPD Releases First Quarter Crime Statistics For 2019

on May 9, 2019 - 8:48am

Acting Police Chief Jason Herrera

LAPD News:

Acting Chief of Police Jason Herrera released crime statistics for the first quarter of 2019 which were compiled by the Records Section of the Los Alamos Police Department.

Offenses reported as crime statistics are determined by the FBI Uniform Crime Report Program and are classified as crimes against persons (violent crime) and crimes against property.  The offenses of murder (homicide), manslaughter, rape, robbery and aggravated assault make up the violent crime category. Simple assault is not included in UCR.

Los Alamos County Emergency Exercise Scheduled At UNM-LA; Campus Closed To Public May 18

on May 7, 2019 - 5:35pm
This Saturday, May 18, Los Alamos County’s Emergency Management Division will be conducting an Active Shooter Full-Scale Exercise on the UNM-LA Campus in Los Alamos.
The campus will be closed to the public that day. This exercise is being conducted to assess the immediate response by law enforcement and fire/rescue personnel to a simulated active shooter event at the campus. The exercise will take place over seven hours, beginning at 8 a.m. and continuing until 3 p.m.
There will be setup and preparation activities beginning as early as 6:30 a.m., May 18.

Attorney General Balderas Secures Life Sentence Without Parole For Cop-Killer Davon Lymon

on May 7, 2019 - 3:53pm

Davon Lymon will spend the rest of his life behind bars. Courtesy/SFCADF

From the Office of the Attorney General:

ALBUUERQUE– Today, Attorney General Hector Balderas announced a sentence of more than life in prison for convicted cop-killer Davon Lymon.

Lymon was convicted last month on eight counts, including first-degree willful and deliberate murder of Albuquerque Police Officer and Army Veteran Daniel Webster. That conviction carries a mandatory life sentence without the possibility of parole.

“Judge Candelaria did the right thing today.

Police Shooting Involves Angel Fire Police Department

on May 6, 2019 - 7:53am

NMSP News:

ANGEL FIRE – The New Mexico State Police Investigations Bureau was called to investigate a police shooting involving the Angel Fire Police Department.

The initial investigation indicates that Sunday morning an Angel Fire Police officer responded to a residential structure fire at 14 Mountain Lake Terrace in Angel Fire. At the scene, an Angel Fire police officer encountered a man with a knife. During the encounter, the Angel Fire police officer discharged his weapon.

Mescalero Apache Tribe Violence Against Women Awareness Program Receives FBI Award

on May 4, 2019 - 4:39pm
FBI News:
The Albuquerque FBI Division has presented the 2018 Director’s Community Leadership Award to the Mescalero Apache Tribe Violence Against Women Awareness Program (VAWA).
Started in 2015 as part of a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice, the program provides services to victims of domestic violence and other violent crimes as well as implements educational programs about domestic violence and human trafficking.
Each of the FBI’s 56 field offices annually selects an individual or organization to receive the award, which recognizes efforts in combating crime, terrorism,

State Police Special Investigations Agents Conduct ‘Minor Compliance’ Operation In Santa Fe

on May 4, 2019 - 12:39pm
NMSP News:
SANTA FE The New Mexico State Police Special Investigations Unit conducted a Minor Compliance operation Friday in Santa Fe.
During the operation, Special Investigations agents checked a total of 134 liquor establishments. Numerous establishments were cited for sales to minors and other violations during the operation.
Of those checked, 14 establishments sold alcohol to minors. State Police agents issued a total of 32 administrative citations and 11 non-traffic citations:
  • Administrative Citations issued for sales to minors – 29;
  • Other Administrative Citations

Los Alamos Police Blotter: April 24 To April 30, 2019

on May 1, 2019 - 12:15pm

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.


April 25 at 3:27 p.m. / Police arrested Nathan Jacob Marquez, 38, of Los Alamos at 2025 East Jemez Dr.

State Police Agents Make Arrest In Rita Jaramillo Case

on April 30, 2019 - 3:42pm

Arthur James Lovato 


NMSP News:  


LOS LUNAS The New Mexico State Police Investigations Bureau was asked Oct. 1, 2018 to assist the Valencia County Sheriff’s Office with a missing persons case.

Sept. 23, 2018, the Valencia County Sheriff’s Office was called to a trailer house that had been burned belonging to Rita Jaramillo at 6 San Luis Rey Place in the El Cerro Mission District of Los Lunas. Deputies learned from family members that they haven’t heard from Rita Jaramillo since Sept. 20, 2018.

Valencia County detectives had reason to believe there was foul play involved so

NMSP Seek Help Locating Felon Robert Baca

on April 30, 2019 - 6:14am
Courtesy photo
NMSP News:
SAN JUAN COUNTY New Mexico State Police is actively searching for Robert Arsenio Baca. Baca has two felony warrants for Felon in possession of a firearm and aggravated fleeing a law enforcement officer.
Baca is a Hispanic male who is 5’06” tall weighing 140 pounds with black hair and green eyes.
Baca is believed to be around the area of Blanco in San Juan County. He is also known to travel to Rio Arriba County. Baca is considered ARMED AND EXTREMELY DANGEROUS and has made several threats to law enforcement.

Police Announce Checkpoints & Saturation Patrols In Los Alamos County During Summer 2019

on April 29, 2019 - 11:02am

LAPD News:

Los Alamos Police will be conducting sobriety checkpoints, saturation patrols and registration, insurance and driver's license checkpoints in Los Alamos county during the summer months of 2019.

LAPD 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.

  • Who: Los Alamos

Appalachian Regional Prescription Opioid Strike Force Takedown Results In Charges Against 60 Individuals

on April 29, 2019 - 10:13am
DEA News:
WASHINGTON, D.C. Attorney General William P. Barr and Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex M. Azar II, together with multiple law enforcement partners, has announced enforcement actions involving 60 charged defendants across 11 federal districts.
Those indicted include 31 doctors, seven pharmacists, eight nurse practitioners and seven other licensed medical professionals, for their alleged participation in the illegal prescribing and distributing of opioids and other dangerous narcotics and for health care fraud schemes.
In addition, HHS announced

New Mexico State Police Arrest Juvenile For Armed Robbery In San Miguel County

on April 29, 2019 - 9:52am
NMSP News:
SAN MIGUEL COUNTY At about 5:20 a.m., April 20 the New Mexico State Police responded to an armed robbery in progress at a Giant Gas Station in Romeroville off Interstate 25, near mile post 339.
The initial investigation determined a male suspect identified as a 16-year-old of Las Vegas, NM, robbed a Giant Gas Station at gunpoint. Upon leaving, the 16-year-old located and stole a vehicle in the parking lot of the Gas Station while the owner was asleep inside.
The male suspect made the owner of the vehicle drive away a short distance at gunpoint, before releasing him.

DA: Santa Fe Artist Gets 36 Years For Heinous Crime

on April 27, 2019 - 8:10am
District Attorney’s Office News:
SANTA FE First Judicial District Attorney Marco Serna announced Friday that convicted child rapist David Hyams was sentenced to 36 years in prison for the gruesome rape of a young girl while her mother, his girlfriend at the time, was at work.
In announcing the sentence, District Attorney Marco Serna said, “I remain focused on combating sexual violence in New Mexico and will continue to hold sexual predators accountable to the fullest extent of the law.

Scene Of Vehicle Accident On Main Hill Road

on April 26, 2019 - 10:58am

Scene of a vehicle accident at 8 a.m. today on the Main Hill Road. Photo by Arianna Maldonado

Scene of a vehicle accident today on the Main Hill Road. The wrecked vehicle is moved out of the way at about at 8:40 a.m. and traffic is flowing smoothly. Photo by Arianna Maldonado

LAPS Joins Drug Take Back Day April 27

on April 24, 2019 - 1:16pm
LAPS News:
Saturday, April 27 is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, a safe and convenient way to dispose of expired and unused prescription drugs.
LAPS is Part of the Solution
March 6, 2019, 35 LAPS students in grades 6-12 attended the New Mexico Youth Summit on Opioid Awareness in Rio Rancho. The students were chaperoned by nine LAPS staff, one school counselor intern, and two representatives from the Los Alamos Fire Department.

LAPD: Active Shooter Training Pueblo Complex May 1

on April 24, 2019 - 11:40am

LAPS News:

The Los Alamos Police Department is conducting an active shooter training May 1 at the Pueblo Complex at 1990 Diamond Dr.

This training is 1-4 p.m. and there will be multiple police units, officer and role players on scene.

Police advise people to avoid entering the building during this training exercise. The building will reopen after the training.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: April 20, 2019

on April 24, 2019 - 11:16am

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.


April 20 at 2:39 p.m. / Police arrested Leroy Anthony Montoya, 32, of Questa at Diamond Drive and Canyon Road and charged him with driving with a suspended or revoked license.

Traffic Alert: Multiple Vehicle Crash Bottom Of Main Hill

on April 23, 2019 - 5:44pm

Traffic Alert:

Los Alamos Police report a multiple vehicle crash near the twin tanks at the bottom of the Main Hill Road.

Santa Fe County Sheriff's deputies are on the scene along with medical response vehicles.

With only one lane open, traffic is backed up on the Main Hill Road as well as all the way to Pajarito on N.M. 4.

Police report that clearing the scene is going to take awhile and encourage motorists to avoid the area if at all possible.

Scenes From 2019 LAFD Wildfire Days At Pond

on April 21, 2019 - 7:50am

Terry Beery, a PEEC volunteer, helps a group of young children 'build' a healthy forest. She explains that trees need to be spaced apart rather than clumped together, which can increase the danger for wildfires. PEEC was among many organizations that participated in Wildfire Day, which the Los Alamos Fire Department held in collaboration with the Elks Lodge #2083 annual Easter Egg Hunt Saturday at Ashley Pond Park. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

From left, Los Alamos Fire Department Firefighters Shane Grano, Joseph Baca, Jaden Eads and Colorado Cordova host a booth about fire

Wildfire Day & Elks Annual Easter Egg Hunt Saturday

on April 19, 2019 - 10:40am
Sparky the Fie Dog greets visitors during Wildfire Day 2018. Courtesy photo

From left, Smokey Bear, Elroy the Elk, Sparky the Fire Dog and the Easter bunny are expected to be on hand at the annual Elk’s Easter Egg Hunt and Wildfire Day 2019 Saturday at Ashley Pond Park. Courtesy photo
Central Avenue between Oppenheimer and 20th Street will be closed 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 20 in support of the combined efforts of the Fire Department, Los Alamos Elks Lodge and many more to present the community with a safe and fun event – the annual Elk’s Easter Egg Hunt

Crime Victims’ Rights Week Provides Empowerment

on April 18, 2019 - 9:39am
Los Alamos Police Cpl. Adele McKenzie discusses Crime Victim's Rights Week. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
Los Alamos Daily Post

The mission of Crime Victims’ Rights Week, April 7-13, was to give empowerment. So those suffering from abuses reach for assistance and others provide help to individuals who need it.

Crime Victim’s Rights Week is a national program but locally it was recognized through a proclamation presented by the Los Alamos County Council as well as informational cards posted on Atomic City Transit buses and 14 New

Los Alamos Police Blotter: April 13 To April 16, 2019

on April 17, 2019 - 11:09am

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.


April 13 at 3:39 p.m. / Police arrested Taylor Rose Ortega, 18, of Los Alamos near Rose Street and Central Avenue and charged her with careless driving, failure to maintain traffic lane, operating a vehicle under the influence of a drug and driving with an open container of alcohol.



April 16 at 12:45 p.m.

County Council Tentatively Approves LAPD Budget

on April 17, 2019 - 8:14am

Deputy Chief Jason Wardlow Herrera, left, and Cmdr. Oliver Morris present their department budget Tuesday night during the annual hearing before the County Council. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Staff Report

Los Alamos County Council unanimously voted to tentatively approve the Los Alamos Police Department approximately $8.8 million budget Tuesday night during the budget hearing.

Additionally, council tentatively approved the following budget add-on options:

  • $35,224 for overtime pay
  • $33,000 for lifecycle purchases
  • $231,300 for a expanded consolidated dispatch center

Deputy Chief