Three Preliminary Hearings For Krista Wilhelm Friday

Los Alamos Daily Post

Three preliminary hearings have been set for Dec. 8 in Los Alamos Magistrate Court for Krista Wilhelm, 32, of Los Alamos on a variety of charges.

In the first case, charges of abuse of a child and battery against a household member were filed after Los Alamos Police Department responded to a domestic disturbance at her residence. One of the victim’s reported that Wilhelm had been partying for several days away from the home and that when he called her to come home, she arrived and proceeded to hit and pushing him while he was holding the infant child.

During that incident, officers reported observing the home as being very dirty and smelling of rotten food and trash. They also reported that the floor was covered with dirty clothing and food wrappers and that the sleeping area was scattered with trash, open containers and dirty clothing.

Although charges were filed in July 2016, there has been a series of bench warrants in the case and Court records indicate the preliminary hearing has been reset 10 times.

 In June, Wilhelm was charged with unlawful taking of a motor vehicle after she allegedly took a vehicle without permission and drove it to Espanola. She was arraigned June 8 but the preliminary hearing has been continued three times.

On Aug. 8, Wilhelm was charged with use or possession of drug paraphernalia after  Los Alamos Police Department removed some 50 hypodermic needles from her home. Officers had responded to an address on Orange Street for a criminal trespass complaint and allegedly  observed methamphetamine related drug paraphernalia throughout the home, including multiple needles, methamphetamine cooking spoons and two “loaded needles”.

A report filed by Det. Ryan Wolking indicated the detectives found 48 needles scattered throughout the home, on floors, boxes and dressers. Wolking allegedly found two additional needles on the floor mixed with children’s toys and clothes.

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