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Former New Mexico State University Student Sentenced to Prison for Making False Bomb Threats

on January 18, 2013 - 7:31am

FBI News:

ALBUQUERQUE—Thursday morning, Jan. 17, a federal judge in Las Cruces, New Mexico sentenced Daud Anwar, 30, of Albuquerque to 24 months in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release, for his conviction for making false bomb threats.

Anwar’s sentence was announced by U.S. Attorney Kenneth J. Gonzales and Carol K.O. Lee, Special Agent in Charge of the Albuquerque Division of the FBI.

SAC Carol K.O. Lee

On March 21, 2012, Anwar was charged with using electronic communication devices on March 3, 2011, to falsely claim that buildings on the New Mexico State

LANL 6 Found Guilty on Two of Three Counts

on January 10, 2013 - 8:07am

The self-named LANL 6 protesters outside the Los Alamos Justice Center Wednesday include Janet Greenwald, Catherine Euler, Pamela Gilchrist, Cathie Sullivan, Benjamin 'Summer' Abbott and Barbara Grothus. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com

By Greg Kendall

Six defendants sat in the front of Judge Alan Kirk’s Municipal Courtroom at the Los Alamos Justice Center Wednesday morning with their defense lawyer, Santa Fe Attorney Jeffery Haas.

The defendants were on trial for charges of trespass, refusing to obey an officer and obstructing movement as a result of their actions during an

Former Bernalillo County Corrections Officer Sentenced for Civil Rights Violations

on January 10, 2013 - 6:25am

FBI News:

WASHINGTON—Demetrio Juan Gonzales, 40, a former corrections officer at the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) in Albuquerque was sentenced Tuesday in federal court to 33 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for violating the civil rights of an individual in his custody when he struck and choked the victim in the shower room/dress-out area of MDC. Gonzales pleaded guilty in October 2012.

According to court documents, during the early morning hours of December 21, 2011, Gonzales was assigned to the Receiving-Discharge-Transfer (RDT)

Local Trial Set For Anti-Nuclear Protestors

on January 2, 2013 - 11:02am

LANL 6 protestors Cathie Sullivan, Wind Euler, Janet Greenwald, Benjamin (Summer) Abbott, Barbara Grothus and Pam Gilchrist. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com

 

Staff Report

 

Trial is set for 9 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9 for six protestors arrested during last year's Hiroshima Day demonstration at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

 

The trial will be heard by Judge Alan Kirk in Los Alamos Municipal Court, 2500 Trinity Dr., in Los Alamos.

 
Police arrested the six protestors Aug.

County's Insurance Carrier Settles Lawsuit

on December 20, 2012 - 11:04am
Staff Report
 
Los Alamos County's insurance carrier, the New Mexico Self-Insurer’s Fund, has settled a lawsuit filed by a former Parks and Recreation Department employee.
 
Melody Cross, a senior office specialist with the Parks Department filed the lawsuits in First Judicial District Court against Los Alamos County, Parks Manager Richard McIntyre and Parks Department employee Randy Lucero.
 
Cross charged the defendents with infliction of emotional distress, battery, punitive damages and prima facie tort, a term used in modern legal English to signify that on first examination, a

NMOHVA Files Lawsuit Against Santa Fe National Forest Travel Management Decision

on December 13, 2012 - 6:34am

NMOHVA News:

The New Mexico Off Highway Vehicle Alliance (NMOHVA) filed a lawsuit against the Santa Fe National Forest Dec. 11 in Federal District Court.

The lawsuit contests the Forest's Travel Management decision signed by Forest Supervisor Maria T. Garcia June 12 and upheld by the Region 3 Appeal Deciding Officer Oct. 2.  

Filing a lawsuit is a major commitment of NMOHVA's time and money. The NMOHVA Board thought long and hard about this and then voted unanimously to go ahead with legal action.

"NMOHVA filed this lawsuit on the behalf of our members but it really is for everyone who

Man Who Shot Crop Duster Plane Pleads Guilty

on November 21, 2012 - 8:47am

Crop duster plane. Courtesy photo

FBI News:

Weilding a Ruger Number One 25-06 caliber single shot rifle with a Redfield scope, James R. Cate, 68, shot a crop duster plane as it flew over a field neighboring his land near Talpa, Texas dusting crops last February.

Before he actually shot the aircraft, Cate fired three rounds from the rifle into the air, according to documents filed in the case.

Cate admits that he threatened the aircraft to frighten the pilot away from his crops.

The last round that Cate fired hit the propeller of the aircraft, penetrated the engine cowling traveling

Picuris Pueblo Woman Pleads Guilty to Embezzling $132,000

on October 19, 2012 - 8:20am

FBI News:

ALBUQUERQUE—This morning in federal court in Albuquerque, Norma Mermejo, 61, a member and resident of Picuris Pueblo, entered a guilty plea to an indictment charging her with embezzlement and theft from an Indian tribal organization.

U.S. Kenneth J. Gonzales said that Mermejo pled guilty to embezzling approximately $132,000 belonging to Picuris Pueblo between February 2008 and April 2010.

At the time, Mermejo was employed as a file clerk in the Pueblo’s accounting office.

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Municipal Court Closed Sept. 26 to 28

on September 23, 2012 - 10:05pm

MUNICIPAL COURT News:

The Los Alamos Municipal Court Clerk’s Office will be closed Sept. 26, 27 and 28 to allow staff to attend training.

Payments due during this period may be mailed to Los Alamos Municipal Court, 2500 Trinity Dr, Ste C, Los Alamos, NM 87544.

Some payments may be paid online at www.citepayusa.com

The Court Clerk’s Office will re-open at 8 a.m. Monday, Oct. 1.

Courtesy photo

First of Six LANL Protesters Set to Face Judge

on September 17, 2012 - 2:15pm
Los Alamos National Laboratory protesters from left, Catherine Euler, Cathie Sullivan, Janet Greenwald, Benjamin (Summer) Abbott, Barbara Grothus and Pamela Gilchrist following their release from the Los Alamos County Detention Center Aug. 6 after being issued criminal citations to appear in court. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com
 
Editor's Note Sept. 17: Due to a scheduling conflict, the hearing has been postponed. A new date has not been set yet.  
 
Staff report
 
The first of six protesters arrested Aug. 6 during an anti-nuke demonstration at Los Alamos National Laboratory is

County Line Highlights Dedication & Groundbreaking

on August 18, 2012 - 12:34pm

LOS ALAMOS COUNTY News

Council Meeting on Tuesday

What's on the agenda? A discussion about management options for the new Creative District is likely to be the main discussion when the meeting begins in Chambers at 7 p.m. - streamed live on our Council webpage and broadcast on PAC-8 television, too! Download the agenda here: http://www.losalamosnm.us/gov/council/Pages/default.aspx

Art Dedication at the Justice Center on Wednesday

Have you seen it yet? The "Scale of Justice" will be formally dedicated by the Arts in Public Places Board at 3 p.m. in front of the Justice Center.

'Scale of Justice' Sculpture Installed at Justice Center

on July 31, 2012 - 2:14pm

"Scale of Justice" sculpture by Troy Williams of Jemez Springs. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com

Staff report

The "Scale of Justice" sculpture created by Jemez Springs artist Troy Williams was installed today in front of the Justice Center at 2500 Trinity Dr. 

The Arts in Public Places Board (APPB) and Los Alamos County plan to hold an official dedication of the sculpture at 3 p.m., Aug. 22.

This sculpture displays 12 jurors from all walks of life, based on actual community members. They are made of steel as is the scale on which they stand.

The APPB distributed a "Call for

Los Alamos Municipal Court Closed July 18-20

on July 12, 2012 - 6:46am

The Los Alamos Municipal Court will be closed July 18, 19 and 20 for staff to attend training.  

Payments due during this period may be mailed to Los Alamos Municipal Court, 2500 Trinity Dr, Ste C, Los Alamos, NM 87544 or some payments may be paid online at http://www.citepayusa.com/

The Court will re-open at 8 a.m., Monday July 23.

Students Help Peers Through Teen Court

on June 14, 2012 - 9:44am
Preparing for a Teen Court session are from left, Cpl. Sheldon Simpson, "Judge" Toni Batha and "defense attorneys" Rachel Pierce, Maura Taylor and Clohe Henson. Photo by Carol A. Clark
 
By Carol A. Clark
 
“The honorable” Toni Batha, her judicial black robe billowing about her, presided over a recent Los Alamos Teen Court hearing.
 
This is the second year that the Los Alamos High School junior has volunteered her time at the local court.
 
“It’s really a great learning experience,” Batha said of helping her peers.
 
LAHS Senior Vanessa Duran also is a second-year volunteer.
 

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