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Governor Announces Capture Of 100th DWI Fugitive

on June 28, 2016 - 4:50pm

STATE News:

SANTA FE — Today, Gov. Susana Martinez announced the capture of the 100th DWI fugitive in New Mexico since the roundup began late last year.

In December, Martinez directed New Mexico State Police and the Department of Corrections Absconder Unit to track down and arrest DWI offenders – including repeat offenders and those who have killed or seriously injured families on the road – and have now skipped out on parole or probation and are hiding from the law.

“These captures send a strong message: If you drink and drive and try to avoid justice, you will not get away with it.

Firefighters Extinguish Kitchen Fire On Rose Street

on June 28, 2016 - 11:16am

Los Alamos fire and police vehicles line Rose Street Monday night in response to a kitchen fire that initiated in the oven of a local residence. Safety tip: never leave food unattended while cooking on the stove or baking something in the oven. Photo by Victoria Rygh

State Police Conduct Checkpoints And Saturation Patrols Across New Mexico During July

on June 28, 2016 - 6:51am
NMSP News:
 
STATEWIDE  State Police are conducting Sobriety Checkpoints, Saturation Patrols and Registration, Insurance and Drivers' License Checkpoints in all New Mexico counties during the month of July.
 
They are bringing awareness to this, 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.
 
People are choosing to not drink and drive. This is the biggest step in keeping impaired drivers from crashing into friends and families.

LAPD Thanks Community For Aid In Solving Crimes

on June 27, 2016 - 4:48pm
LAPD News:
 
The Los Alamos Police Department has solved multiple criminal incidents that were reported earlier this year thanks to local L.A. Crime stopper press releases.
 
“LAPD would like to thank the local media and the public for their assistance related to these incidents. These tips show that the citizens, job-holders, and visitors in our area wish to assist the Los Alamos Police Department in our mission to provide quality pro-active law enforcement services to help keep our community safe and hold those accountable who choose to commit crime in our area,” LAPD Cmdr.

Luján Statement Celebrating LGBT Pride Month

on June 26, 2016 - 10:27am

U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján. Courtesy photo

From the Office of U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján

SANTA FE - U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico's Third District released the following statement in celebration of LGBT Pride Month.

"June has long been the month that we celebrate LGBT Pride to honor the birth of the modern LGBT rights movement that began at the Stonewall Inn. It is a time to recognize the tremendous contributions the LGBT community makes to New Mexico and our nation, and remember all those who have stood up and fought for equality.

"Just over a year ago, we watched and celebrated as the

Scenes From LAFD's Marijuana Wax Lab Training

on June 24, 2016 - 5:32pm

Scene from Monday's training on the dangers involved in the marijuana waxing process. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Scene from Monday's training. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

The roof blew on this structure during Monday's simulated marijuana waxing process training class at the LAFD training facilty on DP Road. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

What's left of the interior of the structure that blew up during Monday's simulated marijuana waxing process. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos firefighters prepare to douse a fire that ignited furniture

Training Reveals Marijuana Wax Lab Dangers

on June 24, 2016 - 5:19pm
Props for marijuana wax lab training Monday at the LAFD training center on DP Road. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
Police and firefighters participated in training this week to better understand the processes and dangers associated with marijuana wax labs, following last month’s apartment explosion on Canyon Road.
 
Marijuana waxing is a relatively new and highly dangerous trend moving across the country.

Black Bear Captured On Barranca Mesa

on June 24, 2016 - 10:06am

This black bear is spotted Thursday afternoon in a tall cherry tree on Barranca Mesa. Photo by Ken Hanson

NMG&F Ofc. John Martsh aims a tranquilizer gun at the bear in an effort to safely capture her for relocation. Photo by Ken Hanson

LAPD Ofc. Tim Lonz and Animal Control Ofc. Tom Beyer hold the groggy bear with a control pole so NMG&F Ofc. John Martsh can administer more sedative. Photo by Ken Hanson

NMG&F Ofc. John Martsh checks the age of the bear and determines she is about 18 months old. LAPD Ofc. Tim Lonz holds the bear's head. Photo by Ken Hanson

From left, LAPD Officers James Keane

DEA Warning To Police, Public: Fentanyl Exposure Kills

on June 24, 2016 - 7:26am
DEA News:
 
DEA has released a Roll Call video to all law enforcement nationwide about the dangers of improperly handling fentanyl and its deadly consequences. 
 
Acting Deputy Administrator Jack Riley and two local police detectives from New Jersey appear on the video to urge any law enforcement personnel who come in contact with fentanyl or fentanyl compounds to take the drugs directly to a lab. 
 
“Fentanyl can kill you,” Riley said. “Fentanyl is being sold as heroin in virtually every corner of our country. It’s produced clandestinely in Mexico, and (also) comes directly from China.

Police Arrest Former Pastor Paul Cunningham

on June 23, 2016 - 11:53pm

Former Los Alamos Pastor Paul Cunningham

 

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

Police arrested former Los Alamos Pastor Paul Cunningham last Friday evening on San Ildefonso Road and charged him with two counts of sexual exploitation of children.

According to court documents obtained by the Los Alamos Daily Post, investigators executed a search warrant at Cunningham's home, at 4732 Brisa Del Bosque, and found more than 400 explicit images of children and nine pornographic videos on computers belonging to Cunningham.

Discovery Of Suspicious Items Dispatches Los Alamos Bomb Squad To White Rock Residence

on June 23, 2016 - 3:01pm

The home where the police discovered suspicious items Wednesday at 75 Hacienda in White Rock. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

LAPD Bomb Squad technicians, from left, Cpl. Ben Hinrichs, Sgt. Chris Ross, Cpl. Sheldon Simpson, Assistant  Bomb Squad Cmdr. Oliver Morris and Bomb Squad Cmdr. Preston Ballew. Photo by Kateri Morris

LAPD News:

Los Alamos Police Officers were dispatched at 11:15 a.m., Wednesday to conduct a welfare check on a homeowner at 75 Hacienda in White Rock.

Upon investigation, officers located the homeowner and dispatched LAFD for a medical episode.

Los Alamos Bomb Squad Handles Call In White Rock

on June 23, 2016 - 11:12am

LAPD News:

Members of the Los Alamos County Bomb Squad responded to a call late Wednesday afternoon at a residence on Hacienda in White Rock.

Los Alamos Police Cmdr. Preston Ballew just told the Los Alamos Daily Post that he will release details of the call to the media later this afternoon.

Check back at ladailypost.com for the full report.

 

 

Los Alamos Police Blotter: June 15 To June 21, 2016

on June 22, 2016 - 2:23pm

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.

SONJA MARTINEZ

June 15 at 6:04 p.m. / Police arrested Sonja Martinez, 38, of Los Alamos near 46th Street and Yucca and charged her with Aggravated DWI: Refusal to submit to chemical testing.

 

 

 

RUSSELL TRUJILLO

June 15 at 8:40 p.m. / Police arrested Russell Trujillo, 41, of Hernandez near 44th Street and Sandia on an outstanding warrant from another jurisdiction.

 

 

 

Help FBI Catch Cold Case Killer ... $50,000 Reward

on June 16, 2016 - 7:44am
Courtesy/FBI
 
FBI News:

Although four decades have passed since a prolific serial rapist and murderer terrorized California communities from Sacramento to Orange County, Calif., the FBI and local law enforcement have announced a national publicity campaign—and a significant reward—in the hopes of locating the suspect and finally bringing him to justice.

Between 1976 and 1986, the violent and elusive individual known as the East Area Rapist, and later as the Original Night Stalker and the Golden State Killer, committed 12 homicides, 45 rapes, and more than 120 residential burglaries in

Los Alamos Police Blotter: June 8 To June 13, 2016

on June 15, 2016 - 2:28pm

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.

June 8 at 3:51 a.m. / Police arrested Andrew Garsik, 27, on 45th Street and charged him with battery against a household member and issued him a summons to appear in court. The police booking photo is unavailable.

APRIL TAFOYA

June 8 at 8:44 a.m. / Police arrested April Tafoya, 38, of Espanola at 2500 Trinity Dr., and charged her with theft of a credit card.

June 8 at 9:59 a.m.

Head-on Collision Shuts Down Main Hill Road

on June 10, 2016 - 6:08pm

A two-vehicle crash shut down the Main Hill Road late this afternoon. Police report one person sustained minor injuries. Both lanes have just been re-opened to traffic, which had been closed near the airport while first responders attended to those involved. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

LAPS Welcome Letter For Kindergarten Safety Town

on June 10, 2016 - 2:42pm
By Dr. Kurt A. Steinhaus
LAPS Superintendent

Welcome to the Los Alamos Public Schools!

With a warm handshake and a smile, I extend greetings from the wonderful people who are LAPS. We are happy that your child will participate in this summer’s Kindergarten Safety Town. All of the planned activities are a combined effort with Los Alamos County employees and the Los Alamos Police Department. Keeping your child safe at school is our top priority.

At LAPS, we offer a developmentally appropriate curriculum for each of our kindergarten students that honors individual needs, student and staff

Los Alamos Police Blotter: May 31 To June 7, 2016

on June 8, 2016 - 6:54pm
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.
 
May 31 at 10:53 a.m. / Police arrested Elias Gallegos, 49, of Espanola at 2500 Trinity Dr., and charged him with shoplifting and issued him a summons to appear in court. The estimated loss is less than $250. The police booking photo is unavailable.
 
GEOFFERY MARQUEZ
 
May 31 at 1:26 p.m.

LAPD Converts Van Into New Crime Scene Unit

on June 8, 2016 - 4:42pm

LAPD Evidence Technician/Crime Scene Investigator Anthony Lucero standing in front of the department’s new Crime Scene Unit. Courtesy/LAPD

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department just converted a van previously used by its Detention Center into a Crime Scene Unit.

This vehicle will be outfitted with all the necessary tools and equipment that may be needed at crime scenes or large incidents.

In the past, detectives and patrol officers generally kept minimal equipment in their units to process scenes and at times, these detectives/officers needed other larger pieces of equipment brought

2016 Safety Town Program Begins June 13

on June 6, 2016 - 1:39pm

Ofc. Adele Girmendonk teaches a youngster bicycle safety habits during last year's Safety Town program. Courtesy/LAC

Students learn fire safety habits during last year's Safety Town program. Courtesy/LAC
 

COUNTY News:

  • For Children Entering Kindergarten This Fall

Safety Town begins at Mountain Elementary School at 9 a.m. Monday, June 13.

This free safety program is open to all children entering Kindergarten in the Fall or who will be five years of age by Sept. 1, 2016.

The program runs 9 a.m.

Los Alamos Bomb Squad Removes Explosive Substance In Antique Medicine Bottle From White Rock Business

on June 4, 2016 - 12:19pm

The Los Alamos Bomb Squad responds to the call of a potentially dangerous substance inside a glass medicine bottle Wednesday at Seeking Chameleon at 13 Sherwood Blvd. in White Rock. Courtesy photo

Cmdr. Oliver Morris is helped into safety gear Wednesday in front of Seeking Chameleon on Sherwood Boulevard in White Rock. Courtesy photo

Staff Report

Catherine Richmond called the Los Alamos Bomb Squad Wednesday after a customer alerted her to a dangerous item inside her business “Seeking Chameleon” in White Rock.

Richmond told the Los Alamos Daily Post how a glass medicine bottle containing

Juvenile Airlifted To Area Hospital Following Rollover Crash In Rendija Canyon Wednesday

on June 2, 2016 - 9:03pm

LAPD News:

Los Alamos police responded to a call Wednesday of a possible rollover accident involving one vehicle in Rendija Canyon north of the shooting range.

Upon the officers arrival, they discovered a 2001 Ford Escape resting on its roof after rolling over. The individuals inside the vehicle were all juveniles. One juvenile was ejected from the vehicle and had to be flown to an area hospital with unknown injuries.

This case is active and the investigation into the crash is being conducted. There is nothing further to report at this time.

Los Alamos Police Blotter May 25 To May 31, 2016

on June 1, 2016 - 8:21pm

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.

May 25 at 3:37 p.m. / Police arrested Raymond Garcia, 24, of Espanola and charged him with shoplifting and issued him a summons to appear in court. The estimated loss is less than $250. Police booking photo is not available.

May 25 at 7:59 a.m. / A 63-year-old Taos woman reported that she is the victim of larceny on Central Avenue. The estimated loss is less than $250.  

May 26

Three-Car Crash On Trinity Causes Minor Injury

on June 1, 2016 - 1:05pm

A three-car crash at approximately 1:45 p.m. Monday at 15th Street and Trinity Drive causes minor injuries to one individual seen here being helped into an ambulance for transport to Los Alamos Medical Center. Police said alcohol was not a factor in this crash. Photo by Leland Lehman/ladailypost.com

Scene from Monday's three-car crash at 15th Street and Trinity Drive. Photo by Leland Lehman/ladailypost.com

Police Focus On Accident Related Traffic Violations

on May 26, 2016 - 2:06pm

LAPD News:

Starting now and continuing through the summer, the Los Alamos Police Department will be conducting traffic enforcement, focusing on accident related violations to include seatbelt enforcement.

The public can help reduce the risk of vehicle crashes by adhering to posted speed limit signs, allowing enough room between them and the vehicle they are following and driving with caution when roadways are wet. Officers also will be on the lookout for impaired drivers for the next few months.

To report potentially impaired drivers, dial #D-W-I, or #-3-9-4. Citizens in Los Alamos also

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