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Scenes From Monday's Swearing In Ceremony Of New Los Alamos Deputy Police Chief

on November 25, 2014 - 10:43am

Magistrate Judge Pat Casados swears in new Los Alamos Deputy Police Chief Jason Wardlow-Herrera during a ceremony Monday afternoon at the Justice Center. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com 

Los Alamos Police Chief Dino Sgambellone welcomes those gathered in the Justice Center for the swearing in of his new deputy chief Jason Wardlow-Herrera, center, by Magistrate Judge Pat Casados at left. Chief Sgambellone noted that the different segments of the community represented in the audience was reflective of Wardlow-Herrera's involvement throughout the community. Photo by Carol A.

Community Invited To Swearing In Ceremony For Deputy Chief Jason Wardlow-Herrera At Justice Center

on November 21, 2014 - 12:02pm
New Los Alamos County Deputy Police Chief Jason Wardlow-Herrera during an interview at the Los Alamos Daily Post Newspaper Thursday evening. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post
 

The community is invited to attend a ceremony for Commander Jason Wardlow-Herrera who will be promoted to Deputy Chief of Police for Los Alamos County Police Department.

The ceremony is 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 24 in the Honorable Judge Pat Casados’ Chambers at the Justice Center followed by a special reception next door in the Police Department Training Room.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Nov. 13 to Nov. 19, 2014

on November 20, 2014 - 1:14pm

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.

Nov. 13 at 1:25 p.m. / A 52-year-old Santa Fe women reported that she was the victim of battery on a school employee on Meadow Lane.

Nov. 14 at 2 p.m. / A 12-year-old Espanola boy reported that he was the victim of larceny on Hawk Drive. The estimated loss is less than $500.

Nov. 14 at 4 p.m.

LAPD Detectives Share Investigation Techniques With Chamisa Elementary School Students

on November 15, 2014 - 1:24pm

Det. Sgt. Oliver Morris shares with Chamisa’s third and fourth graders how Los Alamos police conduct investigations. Photo by Kateri Morris

Cpl. Adele Girmendonk. Photo by Kateri Morris

CHAMISA News:

Members of the Los Alamos Police Department Detective Division headed by Det. Sgt. Oliver Morris were out in full force Nov. 7 at Chamisa Elementary School. Fortunately, the detectives were not securing a crime scene at the school.

In keeping with Chamisa’s theme this academic year, “Chamisa Investigations Academy”, the detectives were sharing with Chamisa’s third and fourth graders how Los

Jason Herrera Promoted To LAPD Deputy Chief

on November 15, 2014 - 11:57am

Jason Wardlow-Herrera

LAPD News:

Jason Wardlow-Herrera has been promoted to deputy chief at the Los Alamos Police Department.

Wardlow-Herrera most recently served as commander at the department.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Nov. 6 to Nov. 12, 2014

on November 13, 2014 - 10:42am

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.

NICOLE WHITE‑CHAPMAN

Nov. 6 at 10:09 a.m. / Police arrested Nicole White-Chapman, 31, of Los Alamos at 2500 Trinity Dr., and charged her with possession of a controlled substance.

 

NEVEN FARQUHAR

Nov. 6 at 10:31 a.m. / Police arrested Neven Farquhar, 19, of Los Alamos on West Road and charged him with driving on a suspended or revoked license.

Nov. 7 at 9 a.m.

Taos Man Charged With Trafficking Controlled Substance

on November 12, 2014 - 10:23am

NMSP News:

New Mexico State Police officers were sent to assist New Mexico State Probation and Parole officers Nov. 7 at a residence on Camino De Albino in Taos County.

State Police were informed that the officers where conducting a home visit at Daniel Herrera Jr.’s residence. During the visit, the officers and New Mexico State Police officers found items consistent with the trafficking of suspected cocaine and heroin; including scales, records, drug sale ledgers, cell phones, U.S. currency, a digital recorder and various other Items. 

Daniel Herrera Jr., 41, was arrested on the

Police Release More Details On Monday's Fatal Crash

on November 11, 2014 - 1:19pm

The 22-year-old driver of this 18-wheeler died after the truck left the roadway on N.M. 4 Monday and rolled over several times. Courtesy photo

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department reports that the driver and only occupant of the 18-wheeler involved in Monday's fatal crash on N.M. 4 is Garrick Frank, 22, of Fort Wingate, N.M.

Frank was pronounced dead at the scene by the Office of the Medical Investigator. It has been determined during the course of the investigation that his 18-wheeler was the only vehicle involved in the crash.

LAPD Commander Preston Ballew explained in a news

Victim Of Crash Today On N.M. 4 Has Died

on November 10, 2014 - 1:56pm

An 18-wheeler involved in a single vehicle accident this morning on N.M. 4 near the Valles Caldera has died. Responders at the scene said the driver's rig left the roadway and rolled over several times. The cause remains under investigation. Courtesy photo

News Alert:

The driver of an 18-wheeler involved in a single vehicle accident this morning on N.M. 4 near the Sandoval County line has died.

Emergency responders at the scene said the rig left the roadway and rolled over several times. The identity of the driver has not been released. There were no passengers.

The N.M.

Update: N.M. 4 Remains Closed At Back Gate And Eastbound Near Valles Caldera

on November 10, 2014 - 11:58am

News Alert:

The County issued an update on this morning's single commercial vehicle accident, however there is still no report on the condition of the driver involved in the crash.

The N.M. 4 back gate to Jemez Springs remains closed westbound and N.M. 4 eastbound near the Valles Caldera is closed. The N.M. 4 back gate east to Bandelier is open.

The accident is under investigation so the roadway will remain closed a while longer.

Breaking News: Wreck Shuts Down N.M. 4

on November 10, 2014 - 10:06am

LAPD News:

A commercial vehicle crashed this morning on N.M. 4 a mile or two past the hairpin turn going west and nearing the Sandoval County line at mile markers 47-48.

Los Alamos Police Commander Preston Ballew told the Los Alamos Daily Post moments ago that N.M. 4 is now shut down along that stretch in both directions until further notice.

The condition of the driver involved in this single commercial vehicle accident is unknown at this time, Ballew said, adding that the Los Alamos Police Department, Los Alamos Fire Department, Sandoval County Sheriff's Department, Bandelier and New

Los Alamos Widower Agrees With Probation For Steven Fode Saying It's What His Wife Would Have Wanted

on November 8, 2014 - 7:35pm

Steven Fode

 

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

Widower Ed Lang told the Los Alamos Daily Post today that his wife would not have wanted to see the young man serve jail time who was charged in her death.

"When the district attorney brought us in and read us this plea agreement in September, I agreed because Emily would not want to see this kid go to jail ... everyone who knew Emily would know that she would have felt it served no useful purpose," Lang said.

Steven Fode, 25, of Santa Fe was driving his truck on Main Street in Central Park Square July 16 when he realized he could

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Oct. 25 to Nov. 5, 2014

on November 6, 2014 - 4:41pm

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.

Oct. 25 at 6:51 p.m. / A 71-year-old Los Alamos woman reported that she is the victim of larceny on Camino Mora. The estimated loss is less than $20,000.

GILBERT MAESTAS

Nov. 2 at 10:14 p.m. / Police arrested Gilbert Maestas, 32, of Santa Cruz near Rover Boulevard and N.M. 4 and charged him with driving with a suspended or revoked license.

Nov. 2 at 11:32 p.m.

Los Alamos Police Sgt. Daniel Roberts Selected Commander Of Army National Guard 1209th ASMC

on November 5, 2014 - 11:48am

Capt. Daniel Roberts, left, of Los Alamos in front of 1209th ASMC with 1SG Bowyer. Photo by L&L productions

Capt. Daniel Roberts of Los Alamos with his wife Kim Roberts and grandfather Merle Roberts, a WWII Navy veteran. Photo by L&L productions

COMMUNITY News:

Daniel Roberts, a sergeant with the Los Alamos Police Department, as served 12 years with the United States Army and holds the rank of captain. At a Change of Command Ceremony Sunday, Nov. 2 in Albuquerque, Roberts became Commander of the Army National Guard 1209th ASCM (Area Support Medical Company).

The 1209thASMC is made up of

Statewide Lockdown Uncovers Shanks, Drugs And Cash

on November 4, 2014 - 8:55am

Corrections officers search and clear every housing unit, cell and inmate during a recent statewide lockdown. Courtesy/NMCD

Corrections officers found hidden stashes of shanks, drugs and cash during a recent statewide lockdown. Courtesy/NMCD

NMCD News:

New Mexico Corrections Department Secretary Gregg Marcantel ordered a statewide lockdown of the state's 11 prisons as part of a periodic review to ensure safety and security.

During the past 10 days, officers and staff reviewed procedures, searched and cleared every housing unit, cell and inmate, and took account of the current condition of

State Police Launch Checkpoints And Saturation Patrols In Counties Across State In November

on November 3, 2014 - 4:28pm

NMSP News:

New Mexico Sate Police will conduct Sobriety Checkpoints, Saturation Patrols and Registration, Insurance and Drivers’ License Checkpoints in all New Mexico counties throughout November.

Our efforts continue to show a significant reduction in alcohol related fatalities. 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. This is the biggest step in keeping impaired drivers from crashing into our friends and families.

Udall Addresses Settlement Agreement To Reform Albuquerque Police Department

on November 2, 2014 - 9:38am

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall

PUBLIC SAFETY News:

ALBUQUERQUE - U.S. Sen. Tom Udall released the following statement Friday on the settlement agreement between the U.S. Department of Justice and the city of Albuquerque to reform the Albuquerque Police Department:

“This is a sobering day for Albuquerque and its police force, as it joins a list that no city wants to be on.

Los Alamos Pays Respects To Fallen Santa Fe Deputy

on November 1, 2014 - 5:03pm

Former Los Alamos Acting Police Chief Randy Foster, center, and Los Alamos County Sheriff Marco Lucero, right, as well as several LAPD officers attended today's public memorial at Capital High School for Santa Fe Deputy Jeremy Martin who was allegedly gunned down Monday by a fellow deputy. Courtesy photo

A procession of law enforcement vehicles honor fallen Deputy Jeremy Martin during a public memorial service today in Santa Fe. Courtesy photo

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

Former Los Alamos Acting Police Chief Randy Foster, Los Alamos County Sheriff Marco Lucero and several LAPD

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Oct. 23 to Oct. 28, 2014

on October 30, 2014 - 11:35am

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.

Oct. 23 at 8:31 a.m. / A 19-year-old Albuquerque woman reported that she was battered by a household member on Trinity Drive.

TASHINA BUSTOS

Oct. 23 at 9:10 a.m. / Police arrested Tashina Bustos, 26, of Chimayo and charged her with battery on a household member at 535 Trinity Dr.

Oct. 23 at 3:53 p.m.

UNM-LA Parenting Series Begins Second Run

on October 28, 2014 - 12:00pm

Cyber Safety and Technology will kick off the six-class series on parenting Oct. 30. Courtesy/Bigstock

UNM-LA News:

The popular parenting class Raising Children in a Challenging World: A Series for Parents, is returning for it’s second run this Thursday, Oct. 30. The six-class series is a collaboration between the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) and the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board (JJAB).

The series begins with Cyber Safety and Technology and will explore topics related to apps and social media, online safety, cyberbullying, tools and guidelines for using the Internet, and

Los Alamos Police Officers Recognized At Ceremony

on October 26, 2014 - 7:08am

Six officers were recognized Friday for promotions during a special ceremony in the training room at the Los Alamos Police Station. Front row from left, Sgt. Jordan Redmond, Cpl. J. Cordova, and Cpl. Jude Binion. Back row from left, Adele Girmendonk, Cpl. James Keane, Chief Dino Sgambellone, Sgt. Erica Bustos and Cpl. Ben Irving. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Newly promoted Sgt. Jordan Redmond with his son. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

LAPD Chief Dino Sgambellone chats with staff members and Assistant County Attorney Dan Gonzales at Friday's promotion ceremony.

UPDATE: No Injuries In N.M. 4 Accident Today

on October 24, 2014 - 5:36pm

Scene of an accident about 1 p.m. today on N.M. 4 near the White Rock Y. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

First responders set up traffic control at today's accident scene. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

UPDATE: The accident on N.M. 4 involved two vehicles and a large box truck. Deputy Fire Chief Justin Grider said no one was hurt or transported to the hospital. N.M. 4 has reopened but Grider said it will be closed again for a short time when a wrecker arrives to tow the truck away. The cause of the accident is under investigation.

News Alert:

A significant accident has

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Oct. 16 to Oct. 22, 2014

on October 23, 2014 - 11:12pm

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.

Oct. 16 at 9:38 a.m. / An 18-year-old Espanola woman reported that she is the victim of larceny on Trinity Drive. The estimated loss is less than $250.  

Oct. 17 at 9:13 a.m. / A 13-year-old Los Alamos girl reported that she is the victim of child solicitation by electronic communication device.

Oct. 17 at 8:43 p.m.

Important Community Talk On Drugs And Drug Abuse In Los Alamos Wednesday

on October 21, 2014 - 8:22am

LAPD Chief Dino Sgambellone

LAPD News:

Los Alamos Police Chief Dino Sgambellone and other community members will present a talk designed to raise awareness of drugs and drug abuse within the local community.

"I would like to see this presentation act as a catalyst for a more open discussion about drugs in Los Alamos County and what we can do as a community about it," Sgambellone said.

The presentation is 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22 in Duane Smith Auditorium. It is free and open to the public.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Oct. 9 to Oct. 15, 2014

on October 16, 2014 - 11:42am

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.

Oct. 9 at 3:09 p.m. / Police arrested Darren Martinez, of Velarde in Espanola on an outstanding Magistrate Court warrant. Police booking photo not available.

Oct. 12 at 5:17 a.m. / A 22-year-old Los Alamos man reported that someone damaged his property on Arkansas Street. The estimated loss is less than $1,000.

Oct. 12 at 1:22 p.m. / A 54-year-old Los Alamos man reported that

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