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LAPD Warns Public About Phone Scams

on January 19, 2017 - 5:15pm

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department continues to advise and warn Los Alamos residents about phone scams.

In the recent months, many residents have reported being contacted by telephone from different companies, representatives and governments. During the contacts, callers have asked for various types of personal information to include but not limited to, social security numbers, dates of birth, banking account numbers and credit or debit card numbers.

LAPD urges residents to be cautious when giving this sensitive information to unconfirmed callers.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Jan. 11 – Jan. 16, 2017

on January 18, 2017 - 4:55pm

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

Jan. 11 at 2:49 p.m. / Police arrested Bradley Abeyta, 31, of Alcalde on an outstanding District Court warrant from New Mexico State Police. The police booking photo is not available.

MATHEW RUYBAL

Jan. 11 at 1:50 p.m. / Police arrested Mathew Ruybal, 26, of Los Alamos at 4408 Sycamore St., on an outstanding District Court warrant.

Jan. 12 at 1:50 p.m.

Alert: Citizen Finds Cash ... Turns Over To Police

on January 13, 2017 - 5:05pm

Random sample of a bag of cash (not the cash found by citizen). Courtesy photo

LAPD News:

An undisclosed amount of money was located by a citizen and brought to the Los Alamos Police Department.

So far, no one has contacted the police department concerning their loss. Police urge anyone who lost this money, to call or stop by the police department and describe what kind and how much money they lost to include the type of packaging it was in.

Upon receiving this information, and confirmation of its rightful owner, the money can be claimed.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Jan. 4-10, 2017

on January 11, 2017 - 11:22am

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

Jan. 4 at 6:54 a.m. / Police arrested Sonja Martinez, 39, of Los Alamos at 2439 46th St., on an outstanding Magistrate Court warrant.

 

 

 

 

MELVIN MARTINEZ

Jan. 4 at 6:45 a.m. / Police arrested Melvin Martinez, 20, of Los Alamos at 2439 46th St., and charged him with battery against a household member.

Jan. 4 at 3 p.m.

FBI And Police Seek Information About Santa Fe And Las Vegas Bank Robberies

on January 11, 2017 - 7:43am
 
 
FBI News:
 
At approximately 4:55 p.m., Jan. 7, 2016, an unknown person attempted to rob the Community First Bank at 520 Douglas Ave., in Las Vegas, N.M.
 
At approximately 5 p.m., Jan. 8, 2014, an unknown male robbed the New Mexico Bank & Trust at 1549 Paseo de Peralta in Santa Fe.
 

The FBI is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a bank robbery suspect.

 
Anyone with information about these robberies is asked to call the Albuquerque FBI at 505.889.1300. Tips also can be submitted online at tips.fbi.gov.

Letter To The Editor: Thank You Los Alamos County Animal Shelter / Special Kudos To Chief Sgambellone!

on January 10, 2017 - 7:17am
By KELLI GUIDER
Los Alamos Friends of the Shelter

Los Alamos Friends of the Shelter wants to thank the Los Alamos County Animal Shelter for its quick and decisive response to containing the spread of parvovirus that recently sickened two shelter puppies. These puppies came to our shelter from another facility with an extremely high euthanasia rate due to space constraints. 

Transfers of this type give the animals that remain in that shelter a better chance of adoption in that community. In return, our community shelter gains a more diverse pool of adoptable animals.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Dec. 28, 2016 To Jan. 3, 2017

on January 5, 2017 - 8:59pm
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.
 
LOUISA ARCHULETA-TRUJILLO
 
Dec. 28 at 9:25 a.m. / Police arrested Louisa Archuleta-Trujillo, 34, of Fairview at 2500 Trinity Dr., on an outstanding Magistrate Court warrant.
 

Dec. 28 at 9:30 p.m. / Police arrested Quentin Dimick, 18, of Los Alamos on N.M. 4 and charged him with possession of drug paraphernalia and issued him a summons to appear in court.

BREAKING NEWS: Accident Closes Truck Route

on January 3, 2017 - 5:35pm

BREAKING NEWS:

An accident has closed the Truck Route between State Road 4 and Los Alamos National Laboratory. Drivers should seek an alternate route until further notice.

New Mexico State Police Charge Las Vegas Woman With Murdering Father-in-Law

on January 1, 2017 - 9:08am
Ruth Rivera is charged with murdering her father-in-law. Courtesy/NMSP
 
NMSP News:
 
The New Mexico State Police Investigations Bureau opened an investigation Dec. 28 into a suspicious death, which occurred at a residence on 580 N.M. 3 in Ribera, San Miguel County. State Police officers were dispatched around 12:30 p.m. to the residence for a medical call of an elderly man who had fallen.
 
When officers and EMS personnel arrived on scene, they found the residence full of smoke from a fire, which started and spread from a gas stove in the kitchen.

Governor On Targeted Law Enforcement Operation To Find And Arrest Drunk Drivers Avoiding Justice

on December 29, 2016 - 7:43am
STATE News:
 
SANTA FE Gov. Susana Martinez announced Wednseday that State Police will be conducting a targeted law enforcement operation every three months next year to find and arrest drunk drivers who fail to show up to court.
 
“If you drive drunk, you better be prepared to pay the price,” Martinez said. “Unfortunately, too many drunk drivers never even show up to court. These are dangerous drivers who have no respect for the law, and they are still out on our streets putting lives at risk.

State Police Investigate Fuel Spill Near Eagle Nest

on December 28, 2016 - 10:05pm

NMSP News:

Eagle Nest - Around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 27, a commercial motor vehicle (CMV), operated by the Fronk Oil Company (Booker, Texas), was traveling westbound on US 64. At mile marker 290, approximately five miles east of Eagle Nest, the vehicle slid off the north side of the roadway and into the Cimarron River, which was located alongside the roadway.

The CMV was hauling a tanker trailer containing unleaded gasoline and diesel fuel. After impacting the river, the tanker trailer disengaged causing some diesel fuel to leak.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Dec. 21 – Dec. 27, 2016

on December 28, 2016 - 5:19pm

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.

ALEJANDRO GONZALEZ

Dec. 21 at 3:45 a.m. / Police arrested Alejandro Gonzalez, 21, of Espanola near Diamond Drive and University Drive and charged him with trafficking a controlled substance.

 

 

ALEXANDER MARTINEZ

Dec. 21 at 8:51 p.m.

Injured Bull Elk Spotted South Of Pajarito Acres

on December 28, 2016 - 2:13pm

Carl Newton of Los Alamos spotted this injured bull elk this morning south of Pajarito Acres and N.M. 4. The animal is not able to use its rear leg. Anyone who sees this injured animal should call the Los Alamos Police Department Dispatch at 505.662.8222. Photo by Carl Newton

Anyone who sees this injured animal should call the Los Alamos Police Department Dispatch at 505.662.8222. Photo by Carl Newton

State Police Checkpoints And Saturation Patrols In Counties Across State January 2017

on December 26, 2016 - 9:14am

NMSP 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 January 2017.

These checkpoints are 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.

Hundreds of lives could

Letter To The Editor: Los Alamos Police And Fire Chaplain Gives Thanks

on December 23, 2016 - 10:36am

By An Appreciative Los Alamos Police and Fire Chaplain

Notification went out through fliers and emails, as it has for the past 10 years, that the Annual Police and Firefighter Appreciation Dinner was to take place Dec. 17 at the First United Methodist Church. The menu would include prime rib and/or smoked salmon. The announcement also stated “bring your families and allow us the privilege and blessing of serving you. Retirees are also invited to attend.”

For the past 10 years Susan Nava and her husband Dennis Trumblee and an unbelievable number of volunteers of all ages have organized this

2016 LAPD Awards Banquet Honorees Announced

on December 21, 2016 - 8:16pm

Los Alamos Police Chief Dino Sgambellone, left, with 2016 Supervisor of the Year Det. Sgt. James Rodriguez. Photo by Kateri Morris

2016 Dispatcher of the Year Roberto Lujan with his parents. Photo by Kateri Morris

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department held its 3rd annual awards banquet Dec. 10.

Approximately 60 people attended the event where more than 70 awards were presented to individuals who stood out in their actions and efforts this year. Included in these awards were three for lifesaving incidents and six “of the year” awards.

“It is always a privilege to recognize

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Dec. 15 – Dec. 20, 2016

on December 21, 2016 - 4:48pm

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.

Dec. 15 at 6:23 a.m. / A 46-year-old Los Alamos woman reported that someone damaged her property on Bryce Avenue. The estimated damage is less than $1,000.

JOE MEDRANO

Dec. 15 at 11:15 a.m. / Police arrested Joe Medrano, of Fairview at 2500 Trinity Dr., on an outstanding Magistrate Court warrant and again at 12:41 p.m. Dec.

FBI: Albuquerque Man Pleads Guilty To Unlawfully Possessing A Firearm And Ammunition

on December 21, 2016 - 8:11am
FBI News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  Cowey Edsitty, 32, of Albuquerque, pled guilty Dec. 15 in federal court to violating the federal firearms laws.
 
Edsitty was arrested in July 2016, on an indictment charging him with being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition on May 3, 2016, in McKinley County.
 
According to court documents, Edsitty was prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition because of his prior felony convictions for residential burglary, assault with intent to commit a violent felony, aggravated battery and aggravated fleeing a law enforcement officer.
 
During the

FBI, Police Still Looking For Man Who Robbed Bank In Carlsbad In 2012

on December 19, 2016 - 7:24am

Suspect sought in 2012 bank robbery in Carlsbad. Courtesy/FBI

FBI News:

The FBI and Carlsbad Police Department are still looking for the man who Dec. 13, 2012 robbed a Carlsbad bank.

The unidentified man robbed Western Commerce Bank at 127 South Canyon St. in Carlsbad. The suspect was described as a white male in his late 60s to early 70s, approximately 5'8" tall, weighing about 140 pounds, with a small build.

Suspect sought in 2012 bank robbery in Carlsbad. Courtesy/FBI

He wore black-rimmed glasses, a dark jacket and a green stocking cap. He was unshaven.

Anyone with information about

NMCD: Most Wanted Absconder Captured

on December 17, 2016 - 9:56am

Recent absconder Manuel Edward Armijo

NMCD News:

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Corrections Department (NMCD) Security Threat Intelligence Unit and the United States Marshals Service have captured one of New Mexico’s most wanted absconders, a parolee with a violent criminal background who failed to report to his parole office last month.
 
Manuel Edward Armijo, 30, was captured without incident Thursday in his hometown of Las Cruces after state and federal correctional officers conducted a two-day surveillance operation. Armijo was paroled in June of this year after serving 13 months of his

Udall, Heinrich Announce Passage Of Bipartisan Bill To Reauthorize Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers

on December 15, 2016 - 10:02am
SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  Today U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich welcomed passage of bipartisan legislation to reauthorize the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC), which includes a facility in Artesia, to ensure that our federal law enforcement officials and first responders are adequately trained for national security events, domestic threats, and combating terrorism.
 
The bill passed the Senate early Saturday morning and passed the House Tuesday and is now headed to the president to be signed into law.
 
Each year, FLETC’s facilities in Artesia and

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Dec. 7 – Dec. 13, 2016

on December 14, 2016 - 11:29am

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.

DAVID BOURASSA

Dec. 7 at 9:57 p.m. / Police arrested David Bourassa, 38, of Santa Fe at 2500 Trinity Dr., on an outstanding Municipal Court warrant.

 

 

 

DESIREE HYDE

Dec. 8 at 11:17 a.m. / Police arrested Desiree Hyde, 27, of Los Alamos on Alabama Street on an outstanding Magistrate Court warrant.

Dec. 8 at 7:25 p.m.

LAPSA Names Los Alamos Police Dispatcher Ruben Garcia 2016 First Responder Of The Year

on December 8, 2016 - 10:57pm

LAPSA President Chris Mamula, left, presents the 2016 Los Alamos Public Safety Association First Responder of the Year Award to Los Alamos Police Department Dispatcher Ruben Garcia for his outstanding contribution to public safety during an emergency call for service. Garcia is joined by his wife Amanda at the awards ceremony Sunday at La Mesita Eatery. Photo by Kateri Morris

 

By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos Police Department Dispatcher Ruben Garcia was honored by the Los Alamos Public Safety Association (LAPSA) during the group’s annual dinner and awards banquet

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Nov. 30 – Dec. 6, 2016

on December 7, 2016 - 5:41pm

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.

BENJAMIN VIGIL

Nov. 30 at 11 a.m. / Police arrested Benjamin Vigil, 41, of Espanola on 15th Street on an outstanding warrant from another jurisdiction.

Nov. 30 at 11:10 a.m. / Police arrested Juan Maldonado-Ranjel, 21, of Espanola at 2500 Trinity Dr., on an outstanding Magistrate Court warrant. The police booking photo is not available.

 

ADRIAN TRUJILLO

Nov. 30 at 11:31 a.m.

State Police Seek Help Identifying Fraud Suspects

on December 3, 2016 - 8:31am
State Police seek the public's assistance in identifying and locating these two suspects involved in fraud. Courtesy photo
 
NMSP News:
 
The New Mexico State Police is seeking the public's assistance in identifying and locating two suspects involved in fraud.
 
The suspects are both African-American males between the ages of 20-35. They are using stolen credit card numbers to purchase gift cards and have been targeting retail stores in Albuquerque and Santa Fe. One of the suspects used the name "Eric Young."
 
Anyone with any information is asked to contact New Mexico State Police

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