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Los Alamos Police Blotter: Sept. 11 to Sept. 17, 2014

on September 18, 2014 - 12:59pm

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.

Sept. 11 at 2 a.m. / A 23-year-old Los Alamos man reported that he was battered on E. Jemez Road. 

Sept. 11 at 5:44 p.m. / Police arrested Brandi Vigil, 30, of Alcalde in Espanola on an outstanding District Court warrant. Police booking photo unavailable.

Sept. 11 at 11:07 p.m. / A 31-year-old Olympia man reported that he is the victim of public affray on Fairway Drive.

Sept.

Dramatic Rescue By Los Alamos Animal Control Officer

on September 16, 2014 - 11:03am
Los Alamos Animal Control Ofc. Tom Beyer went upside down in the bushes Sunday near Urban Park attempting to capture an injured raven. Photo by Merry McIntyre
 
Los Alamos Animal Control Ofc. Tom Beyer was not deterred in his quest to recue the injured bird. Photo by Merry McIntyre
 
Slightly worn out, Los Alamos Animal Control Ofc. Tom Beyer completed his mission - capturing the injured raven and handing it off  for transport to the Wildlife Center in Espanola. Photo by Merry McIntyre
 
Staff Report:
 
Los Alamos resident and animal advocate Merry McIntyre spotted an injured raven

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Sept. 4, to Sept. 10, 2014

on September 11, 2014 - 11:54am

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.

Sept. 4 at 8:08 p.m. / A 56-year-old Los Alamos man reported that he was battered by a household member on Ensenada Drive.

Sept. 4 at 8:11 p.m. / A 17-year-old Los Alamos girl reported that her vehicle was burglarized while parked on 43rd Street. The estimated loss is unknown.

LISA WILKINSON

Sept. 4 at 9:02 p.m.

LAPD Holds Drug Take Back Day Sept. 27

on September 11, 2014 - 10:26am

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department will hold its bi-annual DEA Drug Take Back initiative, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sept. 27 at two locations:

  • Site 1: Los Alamos Medical Center Parking Lot, 3917 West Road in the  specifically the parking lot along Trinity Drive; and
  • Site 2: White Rock Visitors Center Parking Lot, 115 N.M. 4.

Collection sites are registered on the DEA’s website: https://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov

Residents are encouraged to drop off unused or unwanted prescription medications as well as medications from a lost loved one or other circumstances with no questions asked.

Military Order of the World Wars Guest Speaker Chief Dino Sgambellone to Discuss Vision For LAPD and Issues Impacting Community

on September 11, 2014 - 9:49am

LAPD Chief Dino Sgambellone

MOWW News:

This month’s Military Order of the World Wars speaker will be Los Alamos Police Chief Dino Sgambellone. He has been an officer for more than 23 years, but has been in Los Alamos less than a year. He will talk about a vision for the police department and issues impacting the community.

The meeting will be Sept. 16 at the Los Alamos Research Park in the 2nd floor conference room. The Los Alamos Research Park building is just west of the South Mesa Fire Station.

Body Found in Hotel Room in White Rock Today

on September 6, 2014 - 1:36pm

Los Alamos police and firefighters responded about noon today to the scene of a dead man in his room at the Hampton Inn & Suites on N.M. 4 in White Rock. According to officials, relatives discovered the body of the Springfield, VA man and called 911. The cause of death is unknown and the case is being turned over to the New Mexico Office of the Medical Investigator. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

A Los Alamos police officer retrieves paperwork from his patrol car before returning inside the hotel to wait for someone from the Office of the Medical Investigator to arrive.

State Police Checkpoints and Saturation Patrols in Counties Across State Throughout September

on September 5, 2014 - 12:30pm

STATE POLICE News:

State Police will conduct Sobriety Checkpoints, Saturation Patrols and Registration, Insurance and Drivers’ License Checkpoints in all New Mexico counties during the month of September.

These efforts continue to show a significant reduction in alcohol related fatalities. This is attributed to the continued media attention and intensive advertising. These checkpoints are helping to change society’s attitude about drinking and driving. People are choosing to not drink and drive. This is the biggest step in keeping impaired drivers from crashing into friends and families.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Aug. 28 to Sept. 2, 2014

on September 4, 2014 - 3:21pm

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.

CANDIDA BORREGO

Aug. 28 at 8:17 a.m. / Police arrested Candida Borrego, 33, of Los Alamos near Diamond Drive and North Road on an outstanding warrant from another jurisdiction.

 

 

MARION LOOPE

Aug. 28 at 11 a.m.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Aug. 21 to Aug. 27, 2014

on August 28, 2014 - 7:20pm

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. 21 at 12:23 p.m. / Los Alamos police arrested Christopher Davis, 22, of Los Alamos on Trinity Drive on an outstanding warrant from another jurisdiction and issued a summons to appear in court. Police booking photo unavailable.

Aug. 21 at 6:52 p.m. / A 55-year-old Los Alamos woman reported that someone tampered with her vehicle on Connie Avenue.

Sheriff Marco Lucero Issues Scam Alert

on August 28, 2014 - 1:55pm

LACSO News:

Los Alamos County Sheriff Marco Lucero released an advisory today alerting the residents of Los Alamos County of a scam that has been reported to his office.

A person(s) is posing as a Los Alamos Sheriff’s Department deputy and calling local residents advising them that they failed to report for jury duty and deputies have a warrant for their arrest.

The caller advises the victim to pay a fine and their warrant will be quashed.

Lucero advises the community that this is a complete scam and asks anyone receiving a call of this nature to report it to 505.662.8222, adding that the

Magistrate Judge Pat Casados Orders Steven C. Porter to Pay Nearly $100K in Cash to Get Out of Jail

on August 28, 2014 - 1:30pm

Steven C. Porter

Staff Report

In order to get out of jail this time, Steven C. Porter of Pajarito Acres in White Rock must pay nearly $100,000 in cash after being arrested Monday and charged with violating the terms of his release.

Police suspect Porter removed the electronic monitoring bracelet attached to his ankle for some 20 hours between Friday and Saturday. A truck was vandalized about a mile from his home within that time period.

Porter went before Los Alamos Magistrate Court Judge Pat Casados this morning.

Couple Suspected of Burglarizing Los Alamos Homes Granted Bail With Conditions

on August 28, 2014 - 12:55pm

Brandi Ortiz-Merrifield

Staff Report

In seperate hearings this morning in Los Alamos Magistrate Court, Judge Pat Casados set bond for an Ojo Caliente couple who are engaged to be married. The couple is charged in a string of local residential burglaries over the past two months.

Casados set bond at $10,000 cash or surety for Brandi Ortiz-Merrifield. Ortiz-Merrifield, 20, is charged with five counts of conspiracy to commit burglary (4th degree felonies) and one count of burglary of a dwelling (3rd degree felony). Her bond was reduced from $28,000 due to her inability to pay.

Police Inventory Lists 66 Firearms At Steve Porter's Pajarito Acres Home

on August 27, 2014 - 6:28pm

This SKS Russian 7.62 with bayonet is among 66 firearms police recently inventoried and confiscated from Steven C. Porter's residence in Pajarito Acres. Courtesy/LAPD

Staff Report

Los Alamos Police arrested Steven C. Porter Monday and charged him with escape from a community custody program, a felony, for tampering with his court ordered electronic monitoring device.

He is being held in jail without bond and scheduled to go back before Los Alamos Magistrate Court Judge Pat Casados at 8:30 a.m., Thursday at the Justice Center.

Porter, 46, was initially arrested Sunday, Aug.

Sheriff's Office Identifies Main Hill Road Accident Victims

on August 26, 2014 - 4:11pm
Emergency responders at the scene of Monday's single-vehicle crash in the canyon below Anderson Overlook. Courtesy photo
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos County Sheriff's Office has identified the male and female seriously injured and air lifted to area hospitals Monday after their vehicle left the roadway near Anderson Overlook and landed in the canyon.

The driver of the maroon colored 2004 Nissan Sentra is Zachery Sanchez, 30, of Los Alamos and the passenger is Andrea Harvier, 31, of Espanola.

"We're still investigating the cause of the accident," said Major Ken

Scene From Monday's Single Vehicle Accident

on August 26, 2014 - 9:05am

Photographed at 8:30 p.m. Monday were emergency responders working the scene near Anderson Overlook where a vehicle went over the edge and into the canyon. The Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office reported that the female and male occupants were air lifted to area hospitals with serious injuries. Photo by David Bouquin

First responders working Monday afternoon at the scene. Courtesy photo

Vehicle Crashes Into Canyon Near Anderson Overlook ... Main Hill Road Remains Closed

on August 25, 2014 - 9:39pm

The Main Hill Road remains closed this evening following a single-vehicle accident this afternoon near Anderson Overlook. Photo by Carol A.Clark/ladailypost.com

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

A male and female were seriously injured and air lifted to area hospitals today after their vehicle left the roadway near Anderson Overlook and landed in the canyon.

"We're still investigating this single-vehicle accident that occurred about 3:30 p.m. today at mile marker 5 on N.M. 502," said Major Ken Johnson of the Santa Fe County Sheriffs Department during an interview at about 9 p.m.

Steve Porter Back Behind Bars For Violating Conditions of Release

on August 25, 2014 - 1:36pm

Steven C. Porter

Steven C. Porter of White Rock was arrested today and placed back in jail for violating the conditions of his release.

Los Alamos Police Commander Jason Wardlow Herrera confirmed today that Porter tampered with his court ordered electronic monitoring device meant to limit his movement to the radius of his property in Pajarito Acres.

Porter, 46, was initially arrested Sunday, Aug. 17 and charged with 20 drug-related counts. Two days later he went before Los Alamos Magistrate Judge Pat Casados.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Aug. 14 to Aug. 20, 2014

on August 21, 2014 - 11:37am

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. 14 at 4:05 a.m. / A 22-year-old Los Alamos man reported that someone damaged his property on San Ildefonso Road. The estimated damage is less than $1,000.

Aug. 14 at 3:39 p.m. / A 27-year-old Los Alamos woman reported that she is the victim of larceny on La Vista Drive. The estimated loss is less than $2,500.

Aug. 14 at 5:03 p.m.

UPDATE: Los Alamos Man Dies In Single Car Crash

on August 19, 2014 - 6:51pm

UPDATE: Los Alamos National Bank President Steve Wells told the Los Alamos Daily Post moments ago that Trent Johnson had worked at LANB for 14 years.

"He was a wonderful person ... liked by everyone ... he was part of the fabric that makes LANB what it is - it's the people like him - and he will be sorely missed," Wells said. "Our sympathies go out to Trent's wife and two sons."

Wells said that the Trent Johnson Memorial Fund has been set up at LANB and community members may donate to that fund to help the family.

LAPD News:

At about 10:46 p.m., Monday, officers with the Los Alamos

Magistrate Judge Pat Casados Orders $102K Bond For Steven C. Porter With Strict Conditions

on August 19, 2014 - 6:44pm

During an arraignment this morning, Magistrate Judge Pat Casados explains to defendant Steven C. Porter each of the 20 charges he is facing. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

Steven C. Porter

With 20 drug-related counts filed against him, Steven C. Porter faced Los Alamos Magistrate Judge Pat Casados this morning during his arraignment at the Justice Center.

Casados read each charge out loud, detailed what each charge meant and asked porter if he understood each charge and the possible sentence and fine.

Los Alamos Police Charge Steven C. Porter With Multiple Drug Related Counts

on August 18, 2014 - 7:21pm

Steven C. Porter

STAFF REPORT

Los Alamos police have charged Steven C. Porter of White Rock with more than a dozen criminal counts including possession of a controlled substance, trafficking of a controlled substance and distribution of a controlled substance.

Porter, 46, is a Pajarito Acres homeowner who was handcuffed and removed from the annual meeting of the Pajarito Acres Home Owners Association Sunday evening at the White Rock Baptist Church on N.M. 4.

PAHOA President Eldon Linnebur told the Los Alamos Daily Post at the scene Sunday evening that more than 100 people representing

Los Alamos Police Remove Pajarito Acres Man From Home Owners Association Meeting Tonight

on August 17, 2014 - 9:41pm

STAFF REPORT

Pajarito Acres homeowner Steven C. Porter was handcuffed and removed from the annual meeting of the Pajarito Acres Home Owners Association underway this evening at the White Rock Baptist Church on N.M. 4.

PAHOA President Eldon Linnebur told the Los Alamos Daily Post at the scene that more than 100 people representing more than 50 lots attended the meeting in the church conference room. Porter was sitting at the back of the room and there were at least two detectives dressed in plain clothes sitting in the room.

Police Continue to Seek Leads on Thursday's Playground Fire at Pinon Elementary School

on August 17, 2014 - 12:15pm

This is a photo of the slide on fire in the playground at Pinon Elementary School last week and police are seeking the community's help to find the person or persons responsible. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 505.662.8222. Photo by Chris Ortega

Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Over!

on August 17, 2014 - 12:00pm

NMDOT News:

  • Cops Are On the Lookout for Drunk Drivers And They’ll See You Before You See Them

SANTA FE - With the summer travel season in full swing and Labor Day weekend fast approaching, law enforcement agencies across New Mexico have a simple message for drivers: "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over."

Through Sept. 1, local, state and tribal law enforcement will be conducting sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols across New Mexico, looking for and arresting drunk drivers.

“Over thelastdecade,our state’s alcohol fatality crashratehasdroppedby39 percenttoarecordlow.

UPDATE: Missing Girl Has Been Found!

on August 15, 2014 - 7:58pm
UPDATE: A spokesman for the family just announced that Los Alamos High School student Rosalina Betts has been found and is reported to be fine. This is all the information being released at this time.
 
News Alert:

Los Alamos High School student Rosalina Betts, 16, has gone missing. She was last seen at 11:15 a.m., Thursday at the LAHS Thursday.

Volunteers are helping the Betts family search. Also the local police have been notified and are involved in the search.

Betts was last seen wearing black shoes with green laces, navy blue sweats with white stripes, a long sleeve white t-shirt with pink

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