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LAPD Briefs Business Owners On Theft Prevention

on August 28, 2015 - 7:04pm
Los Alamos Police Cmdr. Oliver Morris speaking to local business owners at Tuesday's Chamber Breakfast at UNM-Los Alamos on how to prevent employee theft. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos Police Cmdr. Oliver Morris spoke to the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce Business Breakfast Tuesday on how to prevent employee theft and fraud.

Ranked by the Department as “white color crime,” fraud, embezzlement, forgery and identity theft cost businesses thousands each year, Morris said.

The Los Alamos Police Dept.

Los Alamos Police Chief Releases 2nd Qtr. Crime Stats

on August 27, 2015 - 4:14pm

LAPD News:

Today, Los Alamos Chief of Police Dino Sgambellone released crime statistics for the second quarter of 2015, which were compiled by the department's records division.

Offenses reported as crime statistics are determined by the FBI Uniform Crime Report Program and classified as crimes against persons (violent crime) and crimes against property. The offenses of murder (homicide), manslaughter, rape, aggravated robbery and aggravated assault make up the violent crime category. The offenses of arson, burglary, larceny and auto theft make up the property crime category.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Aug. 21 To Aug. 26, 2015

on August 27, 2015 - 3:14pm

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 8:39 a.m. / A 67-year-old Los Alamos man reported that someone damaged his property on Rover Boulevard. The estimated loss is less than $1,000.

FERNANDO TRUJILLO

Aug. 21 at 5:30 p.m. / Police arrested Fernando Trujillo, 23, of Espanola at 2500 Trinity Dr., on an outstanding District Court warrant.

Aug. 21 at 9:46 p.m.

Wednesday's Drywall Mud Spill Clogs Commuter Traffic

on August 26, 2015 - 11:00pm

Traffic began backing up on N.M. 4 at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday between Rover Boulevard and the Truck Route following an unsecured load that spilled 15 5-gallon buckets of drywall mud onto N.M. 502. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Traffic also began backing up around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday on the Truck Route following the drywall mud mishap on N.M. 502. State police located the elusive truck driver in Espanola and cited him for driving with an unsecured load. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

N.M. 502 Has Reopened

on August 26, 2015 - 6:28pm

NEWS Alert:

Los Alamos Police Cmdr. Oliver Morris just told the Los Alamos Daily Post that N.M. 502 has reopened at the site of this afternoon’s paint spill.

It turns out that what was thought to be white paint was actually drywall mud.

The driver left the scene and was located in Espanola. He was cited for driving with an unsecured load and may receive other charges.

Morris advises drivers to use extreme caution as the roadway is very slick, and if it rains, it will become more so.

News Alert: Paint Spill Near Totavi Snarls Traffic Flow!

on August 26, 2015 - 3:49pm

News Alert:

Approximately 50-75 gallons of white paint spilled from a vehicle traveling eastbound on N.M. 502 leaving Los Alamos. 

Los Alamos Police Cmdr. Oliver Morris said that the spill occurred at the blind spot before Totavi near the twin tanks. Traffic is being routed into the slow lane.

The New Mexico Department of Transportation just arrived on scene to begin cleanup operations, which may further impede traffic flow.

Police are urging motorists to slow down and exercise extreme caution while traveling through this area.

Sate Police Conduct Sobriety Checkpoints In September

on August 26, 2015 - 2:24pm

NMSP News:

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

“Our efforts continue to show a significant reduction in alcohol related fatalities,” a police spokesman said. “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.

Police And Firefighters Rescue Person From Cliff's Edge

on August 24, 2015 - 4:55pm

LAPD/LAFD News:

In the early morning hours in August the members of the Los Alamos Police Department were dispatched for a missing person on the south side of Los Alamos.

Police began an aggressive search for a lost adult who was last seen at around 1 a.m. that day.

In this instance the missing person happened to have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or dementia (a pair of organic brain diseases that often affect cognitive ability, in the forms of language, thinking and memory). This disease process will often cause the affected to wonder and become lost.

Los Alamos Cops & Firefighters Dive Against Cancer

on August 22, 2015 - 1:56pm
A youngster sends Los Alamos Police Chief Dino Sgambellone into the drink Friday during Relay for Life at Ashley Pond Park. The Los Alamos Police and Fire Deparments were taking dunks to raise funds to fight cancer. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost
 
Los Alamos Police Chief Dino Sgambellone hits bottom for a worthy cause. Photo by Kateri Morris
 
Deputy Fire Chief Justin Grider is on his way down. Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost
 
Former Los Alamos Police Chief Wayne Torpy tries to take down Fire Chief Troy Hughes Friday at the dunking tank. Photo by Kateri Morris
One way or another,

Former New Mexico Airlines President Gabriel Kimbrell Charged With Grand Theft And Scheme To Defraud

on August 21, 2015 - 2:31pm

Former New Mexico Airlines President Gabriel Kimbrell. Photo/Personal Profile Page

Staff Report

Police in Miami have arrested former New Mexico Airlines President Gabriel Kimbrell and charged him with grand theft and organized scheme to defraud.

According to court documents, Kimbrell used his corporate credit card, which belonged to the airline’s parent company Pacific Wings, to make $22,791 in fraudulent purchases between January 2014 and January 2015.

Los Alamos County severed ties with New Mexico Airlines in January.

Truck Driver Takes Out Light Pole Near Roundabout

on August 21, 2015 - 1:09pm

A man driving an over-sized truck on Diamond Drive Thursday evening miscalculated his girth and took out a tall streetlight at San Ildefonso Road. Police cited the driver with making an improper turn. Photo by Marisa Monreal

 

Los Alamos Police Blotter: July 23 To Aug. 19, 2015

on August 20, 2015 - 2:03pm

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.

July 23 at 4:05 p.m. / A 14-year-old Los Alamos girl reported being the victim of sexual contact by force on Trinity Drive. The matter is under investigation.

JAYNE SIZEMORE

Aug. 13 at 13:30 a.m. / Police arrested Jayne Sizemore, 50, F, of Los Alamos at 2373 Trinity Dr., and charged her with possession of marijuana of more than an ounce.

 

 

SHANE PERKINS

Aug.

Chamber Breakfast Examines Employee Theft

on August 20, 2015 - 7:44am

CHAMBER News:
  • One out of every 30 retail workers has been arrested for workplace theft

The Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Breakfast Aug. 25 at which Los Alamos Police Cmdr. Oliver Morris will discuss ways to prevent employee theft and fraud.

The Rosebud Café is catering the 7:30 a.m. breakfast at UNM-LA in Building 2, room 230.

Employee theft and fraud costs businesses more than $3.5 trillion worldwide.

LAPD Provides Tips For Parents To Help Ensure Children’s Safety To And From School

on August 19, 2015 - 11:27am

LAPD News:

Earlier this week three elementary students in Los Alamos were reported missing after school. All were located and united with their parents.

The Los Alamos Police Department is encouraging parents to ensure their children’s safety to and from school.

LAPD recommends that if their children are using the Atomic City Buses for school transportation, that the parents ride with their children on the bus for a couple of days to ensure the kids know where to get on and off the buses and which buses to transfer to. 

This is very important for new time riders to the Atomic City Bus

Police Alert: Boy 8 Missing In Downtown Los Alamos

on August 17, 2015 - 5:51pm

Update: Police have located the missing boy.

Police Alert:

Los Alamos Police are seeking a missing boy, Jace Garduno, 8, who went missing this afternoon in downtown Los Alamos

Police ask anyone with information to call 505.662.8222.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Aug. 6 To Aug. 12, 2015

on August 13, 2015 - 11:53pm

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.

JEFFREY ASLIN

Aug. 12 at 1:20 p.m. / Police arrested Jeffrey Aslin, 47, of Los Alamos at 2500 Trinity Dr., on an outstanding District Court warrant.

 

 

 

DANIEL CARDENAS

Aug. 8 at 9:33 p.m. / Police arrested Daniel Cardenas, 46, of Los Alamos at 945 Can Ildefonso Road on an outstanding Municipal Court warrant.

 

 

 

MAYA DILLANE

Aug. 6 at 6:04 p.m.

Crash On Central Blamed On Morning Sunshine

on August 12, 2015 - 10:26am

Both drivers involved in a crash shortly before 8 a.m. this morning told police they were impaired by the bright sun as they drove near the newly named Atomic City Hotel on Central Avenue. The driver of the pickup sustained just minor injuries despite the substantial damage to his small truck that collided with a caterpillar tractor. Police told the Los Alamos Daily Post that after inspecting the crash site, neither driver was issued a traffic citation. Photo by Greg Kendall

School Begins Thursday And Los Alamos Police Remind Motorists To Be Careful

on August 12, 2015 - 9:28am

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department wants to remind motorists to slow down, drive safely, and drive defensively as the school year begins this week. 

Los Alamos Police officers will be providing extra patrols in school zones to ensure safety around each school. 

“During this transition time back to school, motorists’ summer routine is changed and parents may be chauffeuring their kids to school for the first time or to a new school. When our routine is changed it can add to the hazards that motorists, pedestrians, and cyclists all ready face every day,” Cmdr. Oliver Morris said.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: July 29 To Aug. 5, 2015

on August 6, 2015 - 12:32pm

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.

July 29 at 6:42 p.m. / A 51-year-old Los Alamos man reported that someone stole his firearm on Grand Canyon Drive. The estimated loss is less than $2,500.

July 30 at 8:10 p.m. / Police arrested McKenna Archuleta, 18, of Albuquerque on west Jemez Road with possession of marijuana and issued her a summons to appear in court.

HOLLY BATES

July 30 at 3:18 p.m.

Bench Warrant Round Up Will Follow Amnesty Period To Encourage Parents To Pay Child Support

on August 6, 2015 - 11:12am

Gov. Susana Martinez

STATE News:

SANTA FE — For the fourth year in a row, Gov. Susana Martinez has announced a crackdown on parents who aren’t paying child support.

The child support bench warrant operation starts this week and continues through the end of the month.

“You have to contribute to the upbringing of your children – there are no excuses,” Martinez said. “We are committed to standing up for New Mexico’s children and ensuring that parents are upholding their responsibilities. If you owe child support, now is the time to fulfill your obligation.

Lightning Kills Motorcycle Driver On US Highway 64

on August 6, 2015 - 10:52am

NMSP News:

RIO ARRIBA COUNTY – At approximately 2:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 1, officers from the New Mexico State Police responded to the scene of a single motorcycle crash. This crash occurred at mile marker 202 on US Highway 64.

The initial investigation revealed a 2007 Honda motorcycle was traveling eastbound on US 64 when the driver, identified as Juan Trujillo, 37, of Los Ojos was struck by lightning. Trujillo was not wearing a helmet. He sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Office of the Medical Investigator. 

A subsequent autopsy confirmed the

Attorney General Hector Balderas Convenes First Multidisciplinary Violent Crime Review Team Meeting

on August 6, 2015 - 8:50am

New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas

STATE News:

Attorney General Balderas, Mrs. Benner, U.S. Marshal, cabinet secretaries, district attorneys, judges, sheriffs, police chiefs, the APS superintendent and 23 agencies participated in review team meeting

ALBUQUERQUE – New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas convened the first meeting of the Multidisciplinary Violent Crime Review Team Wednesday at the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque.

Attorney General Balderas and Julie Benner, wife of Rio Rancho Police Ofc.

DEA Launches ‘El Chapo’ Tip Line ... $5 Million Reward

on August 6, 2015 - 7:42am

DEA News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has opened a toll-free tip line where the general public in the United States, Mexico, Central and South America can report any information that could aid in the apprehension of Sinaloa Cartel leader Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman-Loera, who escaped a Mexican prison in July.

The tip line will be managed by the DEA San Diego Division. In addition to the tip line, the public can email tips to CHAPOTIPS@USDOJ.GOV.

In concert with the launch of the tip line, DEA also has released a wanted poster that contains the number,

County Encourages Residents To Register For CodeRED

on August 5, 2015 - 8:45pm

LAPD News:

A degree of confusion occurred last Friday when a juvenile thought to be armed was running from police in White Rock and the County initiated its CodeRED notification system to alert residents to stay in their homes until the individual was apprehended.

Some individuals received the CodeRED telephone call and thought it was a telemarketer and hung up - never realizing the possible danger looming outside their home. Someone else posted an "all clear" on a social media website, stating that the juvenile was in custody when in fact police did not have him in custody at that time.

LANB CEO Charged With Aggravated DWI

on August 4, 2015 - 5:16pm

John Gulas

Staff Report

The Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office arrested CEO John Gulas of Los Alamos National Bank and charged him with aggravated DWI.

According to the Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office report, Gulas, 57, of Santa Fe was stopped July 31 for a traffic lane violation on US 84/285 and Viarrial Street in Pojoaque.

The report states that he showed signs of impairment. A breath test indictated that his breath alcohol content was .16 or greater, according to the report, which added that Gulas was charged and booked without incident.

The Los Alamos Daily Post spoke this afternoon

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