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IHM Celebrates Blue Mass Honoring First Responders

on September 29, 2016 - 10:28pm

The Rev. Glenn Jones prays for Los Alamos Police Ofc. Ben Irving, center, Sheriff Marco Lucero and all first responders in the community during this evening's Blue Mass celebrated at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

From left, the Rev. Glenn Jones, Los Alamos Police Ofc. Ben Irving and Sheriff Marco Lucero during this evening's Blue Mass at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

A special cake was served to first responders and parishoners this evening following the Blue Mass. Photo by Carol A.

FBI: Santa Fe Man Sentenced To Federal Prison For Armed Bank Robbery Conviction

on September 29, 2016 - 8:12am
FBI News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  Jacob P. Wheeler, 25, of Santa Fe has been sentenced in federal court in Albuquerque to 46 months in prison for his armed bank robbery conviction. Wheeler will be on supervised release for three years after completing his prison sentence.
 
Wheeler was arrested May 26, 2015, on a criminal complaint charging him with robbing the Century Bank branch at 498 N. Guadalupe St. in Santa Fe May 15, 2015. Wheeler robbed the bank by pointing a gun at the bank teller, demanding money, and climbing up onto the teller’s counter to grab money from a cash drawer.

Los Alamos Police Blotter Sept. 21 – Sept. 27, 2016

on September 28, 2016 - 2:19pm

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.

SERENA YANEZ

Sept. 21 at 4:15 a.m. / Police arrested Serena Yanez, 20, of Espanola at 60 Camino Entrada and charged her with concealing her identity.

 

 

 

 

DESIREE NITZ

Sept. 21 at 3:05 p.m. / Police arrested Desiree Nitz, 26, of Los Alamos at 945 San Ildefonso Road and charged her with abuse of a child.

Sept. 22 at 10:21 a.m.

NMSP Investigate Fatal Crash In Santa Fe County

on September 27, 2016 - 6:55pm

NMSP News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico State Police investigated a fatal crash at about 5:30 p.m., Monday on N.M. 14 at mile marker 36 near Santa Fe.

The driver of the vehicle traveling northbound, Raymond P. Moya, 36, of Santa Fe, was not wearing a seatbelt and sustained fatal injuries in the crash. The driver in the parked vehicle was uninjured. 

The initial investigation indicated Moya’s vehicle was traveling northbound on N.M. 14 at what appeared to be a high rate of speed when the vehicle veered into the southbound lane and struck a parked vehicle on the shoulder of the southbound side.

State Police Checkpoints And Saturation Patrols In Counties Across The State In October

on September 26, 2016 - 10:37am
STATE News:
 
STATEWIDE  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 October 2016.
 
We 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.

Stephanie Lopez Released From Prison

on September 24, 2016 - 3:24pm
Convicted criminals in the Baby Brianna torture, rape and murder case are Andrew Walters, Steven Lopez and Stephanie Lopez. Courtesy/NMCD
 
NMCD News:
 
GRANTS — Stephanie Lopez was released from the New Mexico Corrections Department this week after serving nearly 13 years in prison. Lopez was convicted
of child abuse resulting in death in 2003.
 
“This case sent shockwaves through the entire community.

Hazmat Incident On Interstate 25

on September 23, 2016 - 11:40am

NMSP News:

Around 8 a.m. Thursday, New Mexico State Police handled a hazmat incident on Interstate 25 at mile marker 257 northbound involving a commercial vehicle leaking liquid oxygen.

A State Police officer on patrol noticed the vehicle leaking fluid and initiated a traffic stop. After initial contact, both northbound and southbound I-25 lanes were closed as a precaution due to the potentially hazardous chemical.

Officers determined the cause for the leak was an issue with a safety valve on the commercial vehicle.

Sheriff Responds To Questions About Todd App

on September 22, 2016 - 9:13pm
By Sheriff Marco Lucero
Los Alamos County

The Los Alamos County Sheriff’s Office has been receiving telephone calls and has been made aware of the social media comments regarding newly registered sex offender Todd App. 

Valid concerns were raised regarding Mr. App’s sentencing related to his prior conviction for a crime he committed here in Los Alamos County back in 1984/1985. 

I would like to first of all thank those who brought this to my attention and advise you of my findings.

Sheriff's Office Announces New Registered Sex Offender Todd Frederick App In Los Alamos County

on September 22, 2016 - 12:56pm

Todd Frederick App

PUBLIC SAFETY News:

Los Alamos County Sheriff Marco Lucero is advising the community of a newly registered sex offender.

Todd Frederick App registered with the local sheriff’s office today. He was convicted July, 14, 1993 in the Superior Court of Pinal County, State of Arizona of 1 count of “Aggravated Sexual Assault, 1st Degree (Child Under 15).”  He also was convicted of 1 count of “Attempted Kidnapping, 2nd Degree”.

App is residing at 143 Monte Rey South in White Rock.

For further information regarding registered convicted sex offenders, review the Los Alamos County

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Sept. 14–Sept. 20, 2016

on September 21, 2016 - 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.

JOHN LERMA

Sept. 14 at 7:38 a.m. / Police arrested John Lerma, 42, of Albuquerque at 2500 Trinity Dr., and charged him with conspiracy and issued him a summons to appear in court.

 

 

SHAWN TRUJILLO

Sept. 15 at 7:45 a.m. / Police arrested Shawn Trujillo, 19, of Chimayo at 1695 Trinity Dr., on an outstanding Magistrate Court warrant.

Sept. 15 at 1:35 p.m.

School Board Mulls Gun & Safety Issues

on September 19, 2016 - 9:42am

Los Alamos Police Chief Dino Sgambellone addresses the Los Alamos School Board. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

 

By Bonnie J. Gordon
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos Police Chief Dino Sgamballone returned to the podium to explain his reasons for proposing the installation of gun safes on the Los Alamos Middle School and Los Alamos High School campuses.

The proposal, made at a Special School Board Meeting two weeks ago, has raised many questions about the proposal by members of the public.

LAPD Requests Public’s Assistance In Identifying Woman Suspect In Fraud Case

on September 17, 2016 - 11:03am

LAPD is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying this female suspect wanted in a fraud case. Courtesy/LAPD

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department Investigations Section is seeking the identity of a female suspect in a fraud case. 

Police are requesting the public’s assistance in identifying the following female suspect in the above surveillance footage.

LAPD is offering a reward of up to $150 to anyone who has information on the identity of this suspect. Anyone with information can call L.A. crime stoppers at 505.662.8282. Reporting individuals can remain anonymous.

Los Alamos Police Blotter Sept. 7 – Sept. 13, 2016

on September 14, 2016 - 1:23pm

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.

Sept. 7 at 7:36 a.m. / Police arrested Alexander Martinez, 21, of Santa Clara Pueblo near 15th Street and Trinity Drive and charged him with running into a fixed object/property and issued him a summons to appear in court. The estimated damage is unknown. The police booking photo is unavailable.

ANDRES VELARDE

Sept. 7 at 10:02 a.m.

Los Alamos Man Shuts Down Albuquerque Sunport

on September 12, 2016 - 9:51am

Jeremy Danielson charged with a felony. Courtesy photo

Staff Report

Albuquerque police arrested a Los Alamos man Sunday at the Albuquerque International Sunport after it was discovered that he possessed a suspicious device in his carry-on luggage.

Police charged Jeremy Danielson, 40, with one felony count of possessing a hoax bomb or explosive, a charge under the state's criminal code that surrounds intentionally placing, giving or mailing any false bomb or explosive with the intent that any other person thinks it is real.

Upon discovering the device, the security checkpoint was evacuated

Judge Sentences Former Los Alamos Pastor Paul Cunningham To Serve 12 Months In County Jail

on September 8, 2016 - 9:49pm

Former Los Alamos Pastor Paul Cunningham

Staff Report

Citing the lack of a prior criminal history, Judge Mary Marlowe Sommer sentenced former Los Alamos pastor Paul Cunningham to 12 months in jail followed by two years of supervised probation.

Cunningham, 54, was facing 4.5 years in jail for his crimes, but after he pleaded guilty to one count of possessing child pornography and one count of distributing it, the District Attorney’s Office recommended the lighter sentence and the judge agreed.

Police Chief Dino Sgambellone, School Board Member Bill Hargraves On Voice Of Los Alamos Friday

on September 8, 2016 - 8:12am

Los Alamos School Board member Bill Hargraves, left, with Police Chief Dino Sgambellone discuss guns, school safety issues and preparedness efforts on local campuses during Wednesday's taping of the Voice of Los Alamos radio show, which broadcasts noon to 1 p.m. Friday on 101.5 FM. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Hit And Run Incident At Los Alamos Shrine Club

on September 7, 2016 - 12:55pm

Someone crashed their vehicle into the Los Alamos Shrine Club building at 1407 Trinity Dr., and left the scene. Members discovered the damage this morning and notified police. Anyone with information about this crash is asked to call the non-emergency police dispatch line at 505.662.8222. Photo by Joe Nasise

The impact from the hit and run vehicle also damaged the interior of the Shrine Club building at 1407 Trinity Dr. Photo by Joe Nasise 

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Aug. 31 – Sept. 6, 2016

on September 7, 2016 - 12:12pm

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.

PAUL APODACA

Aug. 31 at 7:04 a.m. / Police arrested Paul Apodaca, 47, of Espanola at 37thth Street and Diamond Drive and charged him with driving while his license is suspended or revoked.

Aug. 31 at 10:40 a.m. / Police arrested Angela Donny, 44, of Los Alamos at 3301 Canyon Dr., and charged her with unlawful use of a telephone and issued her a summons to appear in court.

Letter To The Editor: School Board President Addresses Safety, Misinformation And Public Input Issues

on September 4, 2016 - 5:46pm
By Jim Hall, School Board President
Los Alamos Public Schools

This letter is to share important information about school safety in Los Alamos, correct misinformation in recent news reports, and to reinforce that the School Board always considers public input.   

I begin with job number one – safety for students and staff in the Los Alamos Public Schools and local communities. Children are our greatest asset and they are the future. It is our grave responsibility to assure that learning occurs in a place that is safe and free from harm. 

At the Aug.

Khalil Spencer: Why Have Rifles And Shotguns In Gun Safes At Schools?

on September 4, 2016 - 1:32pm

Stolen guns found by police in a local youths bedroom. Los Alamos Daily Post file photo

By KHALIL SPENCER
Los Alamos

There have been several letters (example) sent to the Post either questioning why the police and school board did not ask for public input into placing secure firearm storage in the schools, or objecting to such placement. Perhaps a public hearing for the purposes of educating the public and soliciting public input is a good idea. My read is that the reasons to provide quick access to weapons heavier than the traditional police sidearm are several.

The carnage of Columbine

Los Alamos Police Investigations And Patrol Divisions Build Case; Apprehend Suspected Thieves

on September 2, 2016 - 4:37pm

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department Criminal Investigations Division and Patrol Division have been investigating several Check Fraud, Identity Theft, Theft, Forgery, Fraudulent Use of Credit Card cases over the past month. 

LAPD Investigators began putting together a profile that all the cases were linked and identified the potential suspects through their investigative effort. Then on Saturday, Aug. 27, the LAPD Dayshift Patrol “A-team” apprehended the suspects on a traffic stop.

JOHN LERMA 

John J.

Los Alamos Man Dies Near Roundabout This Morning

on September 2, 2016 - 4:33pm

LAPD News:

Los Alamos police responded to the unattended death of a 48-year-old Los Alamos man this morning near the roundabout on Diamond Drive.

A passerby noticed the body of the bicyclist and called police.

Police said that they do not suspect the death was caused by a vehicle accident or foul play. They are withholding the name of the deceased pending notification of relatives.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Aug. 24 – Aug. 30, 2016

on August 31, 2016 - 12:51pm

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.

MARC JOHNSON

Aug. 24 at 1 a.m. / Police arrested Marc Johnson, 53, of Santa Fe at 400 Trinity Dr., and charged him with DWI: Blood Alcohol Content of .08 or more.

Aug. 24 at 6:16 a.m. / Police responded to the unattended death of a Los Alamos person. Foul play is not suspected.

 

MARQUISE BARELA

Aug. 24 at 7:29 a.m.

Bench Warrant Issued For Byron Henderson

on August 30, 2016 - 9:25pm

Byron Henderson 

Public Safety Alert:

Sheriff Marco Lucero would like to let residents in Los Alamos County know that an active bench warrant has been issued for convicted sex offender Byron Henderson.

Henderson was recently arrested on another warrant issued by the Los Alamos Police Department. Since that time, he was released and has failed to provide the Los Alamos County Sheriff’s Office with accurate registration information.

The bench warrant issued by Magistrate Court Judge Patricia Casados is for failure to comply with conditions of release.

For information regarding registered

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