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Rep. Lujan Grisham Urges APD to Accept All DOJ Recommendations

on April 10, 2014 - 10:55pm

U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham

STATE News:

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham issued the following statement in response to the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) report on the Albuquerque Police Department.

“The Albuquerque community has waited a long time – too long – for someone to acknowledge and take decisive action against the violence we’re all witnessing. The DOJ has confirmed longstanding allegations that the department has used excessive force and violated civil rights.

“After being briefed by the DOJ, I am confident that we are headed toward a

Los Alamos Police Blotter: April 3 To April 9, 2014

on April 10, 2014 - 12:13pm

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.

 

JONATHON KLEBESADEL

April 3 at 10:30 a.m. / Police arrested Jonathon Klebesadel, 22, of Los Alamos at 1203 9th St., and charged him with possession of marijuana.

 

 

JORDAN MILLER

April 3 at 10:30 a.m. / Police arrested Jordan Miller, 19, of Los Alamos at 1203 9th St., and charged her with possession of marijuana.

April 4 at 7:48 a.m.

Los Alamos Police Issue Fraud Alert

on April 9, 2014 - 8:49pm

POLICE Alert:

It has come to the attention of the Los Alamos County Police Department that a male using various names is posing as a police officer of Los Alamos County, Santa Fe County and other police agencies. The male is calling residences, usually home phones, using different stories coercing the people he is calling into transferring money to him over the phone or computer.

The common false stories he is using include:

  • "You have missed court or mandatory jury duty and now have a warrant for your arrest."
  • "We have your son/daughter/grandchild/spouse in custody and in order to get

Letter to the Editor: Do Not Criticize Your Neighbor

on April 4, 2014 - 9:11am
By WENDY HOFFMAN
Los Alamos/Albuquerque

To those of you who are "on board" with the anti-APD protests in Albuquerque: If you've never ridden with a policeman or policewoman on patrol, do not criticize. You cannot imagine the stress of a job (for the officer or his/her family) in which any given encounter can be a death threat.

Mr. (Khal) Spencer is correct in citing the broken behavioral health system as one factor in the tragic death of Mr. Boyd, but the ill-advised protests did nothing to help the situation and could wreak long-term adverse consequences. (See Spencer's letter here.)

If

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Feb. 14 To April 2, 2014

on April 3, 2014 - 11:38am

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.

Feb. 14 at 6:02 a.m. / A 36-year-old Los Alamos man reported that he was the victim of burglary on Azure Drive. The estimated loss is unknown.

March 14 at 10:12 a.m. / A 48-year-old Los Alamos woman reported being battered on Sherwood Boulevard.

DANIEL MARTINEZ

March 27 at 10:53 a.m.

Los Alamos Battle of the Badges May 2

on April 3, 2014 - 7:24am

Albuquerque Police Dept. and Maslow's Hammer

on April 1, 2014 - 9:11am
Albuquerque Police Dept. and Maslow's Hammer
By KHAL SPENCER
Los Alamos

"I suppose it is tempting, if the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything as if it were a nail."  --Abraham Maslow

On Sunday, there were protests in Albuquerque, with police lobbing tear gas and angry and increasingly unruly crowds blocking streets and the Interstate near UNM and the Nob Hill area. All the result of festering anger over some 23 fatal shootings of civilians by APD officers over the last few years, culminating in the death of James Boyd, a mentally disturbed and occasionally violent homeless

Heroes Honor Heroes At Los Alamos Public Safety Association's Dinner and Awards Banquet

on March 30, 2014 - 3:42pm
2013 Public Safety First Responder of the Year award recipients Dena Edwards, left, and Debbi Miller. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
DOE's John Mitsunaga, second from left, Los Alamos Public Schools teacher Jodi Hughes, center, with her husband Los Alamos Fire Chief Troy Hughes who recently had his hair shaved for charity, sitting with Mike and Lisa Wismer of LANL and UNM-LA respectively. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

Saturday was a special night as local public safety and security officials who spend their careers focused

Los Alamos Police Blotter: March 20 To March 25, 2014

on March 27, 2014 - 2:27pm

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.

March 20 at 1:47 p.m. / A 60-year-old Los Alamos woman reported that she was assaulted on North Mesa Road. The matter is under investigation.

March 20 at 3:12 p.m. / A 69-year-old Los Alamos man reported that someone damaged his property on Monte Rey Drive South. The estimated loss is more than $1,000.

March 21 at 10:44 a.m.

Los Alamos Police Department Adds Trucks to Fleet

on March 24, 2014 - 2:06pm

Officers assigned to new police trucks are Cpl. Jack Casias, left, and Cpl. Albert Rael, right, with LAPD Fleet Manager Cpl. David Boe standing at center. Courtesy/LAPD

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department has added two new Ford F-150 trucks to its fleet of patrol vehicles. The 2013 crew cab trucks are a needed addition to the fleet given the versatility the vehicles provide to patrol officers traveling over rough terrain in the field.

The vehicles also allow for hauling items that would not normally fit in LAPD sport utility vehicles or sedans and have the capability of towing

'Education, Prevention, Enforcement' a Major Theme for Los Alamos Police Chief Dino Sgambellone

on March 24, 2014 - 1:42pm
Police Chief Dino Sgambellone
 
By CHARMIAN SCHALLER
Kiwanis of Los Alamos

Los Alamos Police Chief Dino Sgambellone worked in Mansfield, Ohio, for more than 22 years before accepting his new post in Los Alamos last Novemeber. As the featured speaker at Kiwanis March 11, he shared many thoughts about the differences between policing in the two cities.

He also brought up some interesting ideas about changes he might make here.

Sgambellone served in the Air Force from 1987 to 1990, obtaining an Associate’s Degree in industrial security while he was in the service.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: March 13 To March 18, 2014

on March 20, 2014 - 12:16pm

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.

March 13 at 1:15 p.m. / Police charged a 16-year-old Los Alamos girl at Los Alamos High School with possession of drug paraphernalia and referred her to the juvenile probation officer.

March 13 at 4:38 p.m. / A 46-year-old Los Alamos woman reported that she is the victim of identity theft on Canyon Glen. The estimated loss is unknown.

March 14 at 7:43 a.m.

Suspect Injures Patron While Fleeing Scene at Jemez House Thrift Store in White Rock

on March 19, 2014 - 4:42pm

Courtesy/LAPD

Courtesy/LAPD

POLICE News:

Los Alamos County Police responded to reports of an attempted shoplifting Friday, March 14 at the Jemez House Thrift Store in White Rock. A male subject entered the store and attempted to conceal merchandise without paying for it and was confronted by several store patrons. 

While witnesses were attempting to call police, the subject forced his way passed the patrons and left in his vehicle. One of the patrons sustained an injury during this process. The male is described as approximately 40 years of age, 6’2” tall and around 230-250 pounds. He

Los Alamos County Police Detectives Seek Information on Auto Burglary Suspects

on March 19, 2014 - 4:12pm

Courtesy/LAPD

POLICE News:

Los Alamos County Police Detectives are searching for information on two male suspects who committed several automotive burglaries in the early morning hours of Valentine's Day

The suspects were captured on video driving up in a 4-door car in Los Alamos County, exited the vehicle and proceeded to pull on unlocked vehicle doors to steal items. A firearm is one of the reported stolen items.

Anyone who can identify the vehicle or one or any of the suspects may be able to receive a reward of up to $250 for the arrest and prosecution of these suspects.

Anyone with

Los Alamos Police Investigate Multiple Vehicle Vandalism by BB or Pellet Gun

on March 19, 2014 - 9:45am

POLICE News:

The Los Alamos County Police Department is investigating nearly a dozen vehicles damaged in the Los Alamos area Thursday evening March 13 or early Friday morning March 14.

Police indicate that the damage was caused by criminals shooting the side windows of parked vehicles with a BB or pellet gun.

Police are offering up to a $250 reward for any information on this crime. Direct information to Det. Sgt. Oliver Morris at 505.662.8281.

Los Alamos Sheriff's Office Looking into Reports Registered Sex Offender Photographed Students

on March 17, 2014 - 9:49pm

Los Alamos Sheriff Marco Lucero

Los Alamos County Sheriff's Department News:

The Los Alamos County Sheriff's Department issued a press release today stating that Sheriff Marco Lucero is looking into complaints brought to his attention by parents of students attending Pinon Elementary School in White Rock.

Last week, Sheriff Lucero was visited by parents of students who attend school at Pinon Elementary. The parents were concerned that a local registered sex-offender was taking pictures of students during a recent school function. 

Sheriff Lucero was told that Thomas (Ted) Vives was

LAPD Hires Three New Officers and Two Dispatchers

on March 17, 2014 - 7:39pm

New Los Alamos Police Officers Robert Larsen, Tim Lonz, Chief Dino Sgambellone and Ryan Wolking Thursday following the swearing in ceremony at the Justice Center. Courtesy/LAPD

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department initiated an Officer Selection Process toward the end of 2013. After a diligent and thorough testing and screening process of approximately 40 applicants, 10 certified applicants were chosen to continue in the testing process. Three out of the 10 certified, were successful in the process and accepted position’s with LAPD.

Magistrate Judge Pat Casados swears in new Los

Beware Of Local Telephone Scam Underway

on March 16, 2014 - 9:59am

LAPD Alert:

The Los Alamos Police Department issued the following information to alert the community to a possible telephone scam underway in the area.

A woman contacted the police to report that she received a telephone call from someone pretending to be the IRS and informing her that she owed money to the IRS. 

They asked her if she had an attorney, to which she stated that she didn’t. The woman told police that her husband typically takes care of the bills and the taxes, and she was certain he had done so.

The same people called back a number of times telling her that she could

Los Alamos Police Blotter: March 6 To March 12, 2014

on March 13, 2014 - 12:15pm

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.

March 6 at 5:06 p.m. / A 33-year-old Los Alamos man reported that he was the victim of identity theft on 47th Street. The estimated loss is unknown.

March 7 at 9:27 a.m. / A 49-year-old Los Alamos man reported that he was the victim of identity theft on Trinity Drive. The estimated loss is unknown.

PAUL MARTINEZ

March 7 at 1:30 p.m.

Battered Los Alamos Man Charged With Crime

on March 12, 2014 - 1:00pm
Paul J. Martinez
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

Battered and bloody, a 23-year-old Los Alamos man told police two men dressed in black, one wearing red shoes, attacked him in the parking lot of the VFW on Deacon Street.

Paul J. Martinez described the melee to police, saying he was walking in the parking lot March 5 when out of nowhere a fist made contact with his left temple, causing him to feel dizzy and black out, according to police. Martinez added that the men stole cash from him.

Police launched an investigation and discovered that Martinez had actually been waiting for the

LAPD's Drug Take Back Day April 26

on March 12, 2014 - 12:00pm

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department will hold a DEA Drug Take Back Day with two collections sites 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 26.

This is an opportunity for the public to turn in any old, unused or unwanted prescription drugs.

LAPD will be providing two collection sites: 

SITE 1:  Los Alamos Medical Center parking lot, specifically the east end along Trinity Drive; and

SITE 2: White Rock Visitor Center parking lot.

NOTE: No needles will be accepted!

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Feb. 28 to March 5, 2014

on March 6, 2014 - 11:13am

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.

Feb. 28 at 7:56 a.m. / A 45-year-old Los Alamos woman reported that someone damaged her property on 39th Street. The estimated loss is less than $1,000.

Feb. 28 at 3:42 p.m. / A 59-year-old Los Alamos woman reported that someone damaged her property on 47th Street. The estimated loss is less than $1,000.

Feb. 28 at 10:57 p.m.

'Komforting Kits' Delivered to Los Alamos Police

on February 28, 2014 - 2:47pm
Cecilia Dimpfal presents Ofc. Ben Irving with a Komfort Kit this morning at police headquarters in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Leland Lehman/ladailypost.com
 
From left, Dee Sherlock, president, Laureate Rho Chapter, Pat Cruz, Cecilia Dimpfal and Ofc. Ben Irving. Photo by Leland Lehman/ladailypost.com
 
POLICE News:
 
The second delivery of "komforting kits" was presented to the Los Alamos Police Department this morning. "Komfort for Kids" is providing each local police vehicle with a child's backpack and one quilt for a police officer to give to a child or children in the case of a

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Feb. 20 to Feb. 25, 2014

on February 27, 2014 - 6:43pm

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.

 

RENEE CATA

Feb. 20 at 7:25 a.m. / Police arrested Renee Cata, 40, of Espanola on an outstanding warrant from another jurisdiction. 

Feb. 20 at 12:55 p.m. / Police arrested a 16-year-old Los Alamos girl at 2500 Trinity Dr. on an outstanding District Court warrant.

Feb. 21 at 9 a.m. / Police charged a 17-year-old Los Alamos girl with possession of marijuana at 1300 Diamond Dr.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Feb. 13 to Feb. 18, 2014

on February 20, 2014 - 5:27pm

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.

Feb. 13 at 10:20 a.m. / Police responded to an unattended death of a 42-year-old Los Alamos man on Aztec Avenue. Foul play is not suspected.

KELTON KALLESTEWA

Feb. 13 at 2:24 a.m. / Police arrested Kelton Kallestewa, 32, of Zuni Pueblo on East Jemez Road and charged him with his 4th DWI.

 

 

 

MARCOS PEREA

Feb. 13 at 2:26 a.m.

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