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Coffee With A Cop Underway At Morning Glory

on June 29, 2015 - 11:58am

Los Alamos Police Chief Dino Sgambellone chats with a citizen this morning at the Morning Glory Baking Company on Diamond Drive. The chief and several police offers are meeting with community members this morning as part of the 'Coffee With a Cop' event. Photo by Derrick Key

Los Alamos Police Officers Jaime Gonzalez and David Bradshaw at this morning's 'Coffee With a Cop' event at the Morning Glory Baking Company on Diamond Drive. Photo by Derrick Key

LAPD News:

Officers from the Los Alamos County Police Department and community members are meeting this morning for the department's Coffee

Los Alamos Kinder Safety Town: 'Excellent Example Of Community Resources Partnering For Students'

on June 29, 2015 - 8:57am

Mountain Elementary School Principal Jennifer Guy enjoys the Kinder Safety Town Graduation Ceremony with Instructional Assistants Susie Bustos, Sara Cooper, and Alyssa Van Anne. Courtesy/LAPS

COMMUNITY News:

Los Alamos Police Chief Dino Sgambellone and Sgt. Jordan Redmond worked in conjunction with Los Alamos County and Los Alamos Public Schools (LAPS) to organize the first Los Alamos Kinder Safety Town program.

Police Chief Dino Sgambellone initiated the program based upon his attendance at a similar program when he was a five-year old student. Courtesy/LAPS

Students in the two-week

Road Rage Turns Violent In Los Alamos

on June 28, 2015 - 2:23pm

A truck driver apparently overcome with road rage on the Main Hill Road on June 12, intentionally rammed into this Honda Accord, crumpling its hood, damaging the radiator and frame before fleeing the scene. Courtesy photo

 

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post
  • As I was rolling down my window, he sucker punched me.” –Roger Smith, visiting scientist from Seattle, Wash.

A man driving a truck apparently went berserk about 11 p.m., June 12 on the Main Hill Road coming into Los Alamos.

“Coming up the Hill just above the curves, a new model light colored truck that had been tailgating the two

Felon From Pojoaque Sentenced To Federal Prison For Unlawfully Possessing Ammunition

on June 26, 2015 - 11:42am

FBI News:

ALBUQUERQUE—Nicholas Mondragon, 32, of Pojoaque was sentenced late Thursday afternoon in federal court in Albuquerque to a year and a day in prison for being a felon in possession of ammunition.

Mondragon will be on supervised release for three years after completing his prison sentence.

Mondragon pled guilty July 17, 2014, to a felony information charging him with being a felon in possession of ammunition. In entering the guilty plea, Mondragon admitted that Feb. 25, 2014, he purchased a box of ammunition in Las Vegas, N.M.

New Mexico State Police To Conduct Checkpoints

on June 26, 2015 - 11:34am

NMSP News:

SANTA FE — New Mexico State Police will be conducting Sobriety Checkpoints, Saturation Patrols, and Registration, Insurance and Drivers’ License Checkpoints in all New Mexico counties during July.

This statewide 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.

Albuquerque Woman Sentenced For Participating In Scheme To Smuggle Drugs Into Otero County Prison

on June 26, 2015 - 6:40am
FBI News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE — Ana Lopez, 25, of Albuquerque was sentenced in federal court Wednesday, June 24, in Las Cruces to 30 months in prison followed by two years of supervised release for her conviction on conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and heroin.
 
Lopez was one of six individuals charged in April 2014, in a criminal complaint with conspiracy to violate the federal narcotics laws by smuggling controlled substances into the Otero County Prison Facility (OCPF) in Chaparral.
 
The other defendants charged with participating in the conspiracy were Luis Delgadillo, 38, of El Paso,

Los Alamos Police Blotter: June 18 To June 24, 2015

on June 25, 2015 - 4:22pm

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 18 at 1:54 p.m. / A 21-year-old Los Alamos woman reported that someone trespassed on her property on Arroyo Lane.

ADRIAN TRUJILLO

June 18 at 1:54 p.m. / Police arrested Adrian Trujillo, 26, of Espanola at 20 Arroyo Lane and charged him with criminal damage to property. The estimated damage is less than $1,000. He also was arrested June 19 on an outstanding warrant.

 

Colorado Man Sentenced In New Mexico For Robbery

on June 25, 2015 - 7:55am
FBI News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE — Robert O’Dell Neihart, 44, of Ignacio, Colo., was sentenced Wednesday afternoon in federal court in Las Cruces to 148 months in prison for the armed robbery of a Wells Fargo Bank branch in Farmington.
 
Neihart will be on supervised release for three years after completing his prison sentence.
 
Neihart was arrested in November 2012 on a two-count indictment charging him with the armed robbery of the Wells Fargo Bank branch on East Main Street in Farmington Sept. 21, 2012, and using a firearm during a crime of violence.
 
Count 1 of the indictment also

Searchers Recover Body Of Missing Hiker Walter Scheib

on June 22, 2015 - 8:59am

Walter Scheib

NMSP News:

TAOSSearch and Rescue workers located the body of Walter Scheib Sunday evening in the expanded search area where he went hiking June 13 near Taos.

Scheib was the White House executive chef from 1994 until 2005 and had recently moved to the area. His body was discovered approximately 1.7 miles from the base of the Yerba Canyona Trail.

The New Mexico State Police coordinated a search and rescue mission that involved numerous agencies and resources after a family member reported him missing June 16 to the Taos Police Department.

Scheib’s vehicle was discovered

Los Alamos Police Arrest Man In Barricade Incident

on June 21, 2015 - 11:39am

Police respond to an altercation Friday at 3301 Canyon Road in which a man refuses to come out of his apartment. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Police at the scene Friday of a man barricaded inside his apartment. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

LAPD News:

An arrest warrant was issued Saturday for a local man involved in a barricading incident at an apartment complex early Friday evening in Los Alamos.

Mark Henins

Police arrested Mark Henins, 48, without incident Saturday and charged him with assault and criminal damage to property.

The charges stem from a situation in

Search And Rescue Mission Underway For Walter Scheib

on June 20, 2015 - 10:20am

Walter S. Scheib III

NMSP News:

TAOS The New Mexico State Police is actively engaged in and monitoring a coordinated search and rescue mission for missing person Walter S. Scheib III. 

This mission is ongoing and involves numerous agencies and resources.

Scheib reportedly went hiking Saturday, June 13 near Taos. He was the White House executive chef from 1994 until 2005 and had recently moved to the area. When Scheib did not return home, a family member reported him missing June 16 to the Taos Police Department.

Scheib’s vehicle was discovered Tuesday, June 16, in a parking area at

Los Alamos Police Negotiation Team Talks Man Out Of Barricaded Apartment On Canyon Road

on June 19, 2015 - 11:14pm

Los Alamos Police Cmdr. Oliver Morris, left, speaks with bomb technician Sgt. Chris Ross after the negotiation team talks a distraught man out of his apartment where he had barricaded himself late this afternoon at Caballo Peak Apartments. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Police Officers wrap things up after a distraught man is talked out of his apartment and transported to LAMC. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Deputy Police Chief Jason Wardlow Herrera, left, with officers leaving the scene late this afternoon at Caballo Peak Apartments.

Widow To Work With Attorney General On Violent Crimes Case Review Team

on June 19, 2015 - 7:35am
RRPD News:
 
RIO RANCHO  Julie Benner, widow of Rio Rancho Police Department Officer Gregg ‘Nigel’ Benner, has joined New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas in the Violent Crimes Case Review Teama comprehensive, solution-based evaluation of breakdowns in New Mexico’s criminal justice system and a strategic opportunity for systemic reforms. 
 
Ofc. Benner was the first Rio Rancho police officer killed in the line of duty. He died after being shot on Memorial Day, allegedly by Andrew Romero, who was not in custody despite a known criminal record, substance abuse problems and gang activities.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: June 11 To June 17, 2015

on June 18, 2015 - 1:02pm

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 11 at 10:10 a.m. / A 58-year-old Los Alamos man reported that he is the victim of larceny on 37th Street. The estimated loss is less than $2,500.

June 12 at 12:28 p.m. / A 31-year-old Los Alamos woman reported that she is the victim of identity theft on Kimberly Lane. The estimated loss is unknown.

June 13 at 1:59 p.m.

Glider Crash At Taos Airport Leaves One Dead

on June 18, 2015 - 10:36am

Wreckage from a motorized glider aircraft. Courtesy/NMSP

NMSP News:

TAOS – Around 8 a.m. today, New Mexico State Police responded to a report of a downed motorized glider aircraft at the Taos Regional Airport. 

When officers arrived at the airport they discovered wreckage from a motorized glider aircraft. One deceased male subject was found with the wreckage. 

The deceased was subsequently identified as Herbert H. Waterhouse, 69, of Arroyo Hondo.

The Federal Aviation Administration will be investigating the cause of the crash.

Statewide Prison Lockdown Uncovers Weapons, Drugs

on June 17, 2015 - 5:30pm

A shank found during the recent statewide prison lockdown. Courtesy/NMCD

This weapon was found hidden inside the pipe of a sink during the recent prison lockdown. Courtesy/NMCD

Weapons found hidden inside a shower during the recent statewide prison lockdown. Courtesy/NMCD

NMCD News:

The New Mexico Corrections Department’s (NMCD) statewide lockdown of all 11 prison facilities ended Monday and prison movement has returned to normal.

Visitation will resume as normal this weekend at all facilities.

New Mexico State Police To Be Equipped With Naloxone To Reverse Opioid Overdose

on June 17, 2015 - 4:28pm

NMSP News:

Beginning this month, New Mexico State Police (NMSP) patrol officers in Rio Arriba and Taos counties will be issued naloxone kits for use in treating subjects suspected of suffering from heroin or other opiate overdoses. 

Most commonly distributed under the brand name Narcan, naloxone is an opioid antagonist that completely or partially reverses an opioid overdose. Naloxone most often is administered via needle-less syringe through the subject’s nose.

Prior to issuing the naloxone kits to its officers, NMSP ensure that the officers receive specialized training on when and how

Scenes From Safety Town Underway At Mountain School

on June 15, 2015 - 11:47am
Los Alamos Police Sgt. Jordan Redmond instructs kindergarteners in ways to manage anger as part of this week's Safety Town program underway until noon today at Mountain Elementary School. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com
 
LAPD Sgt. Jordan Redmond also shares a video on managing anger featuring McGruff the Crime Dog. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com
 
Cpl. Robert Stephens organizes a trip to Safety Town, where the students are taught how to follow traffic lights, stop signs, and how to get to their destination safely. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com
 
Training underway this

Los Alamos Police Blotter: June 4 To June 10, 2015

on June 11, 2015 - 11:58am

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.

ZACHARY JONES

June 4 at 2:55 p.m. / Police arrested Zachary Jones, 29, of Santa Fe near Rover Boulevard and N.M. 4 and charged him with driving on a revoked or suspended license. 

 

 

JOSHUA HOVDA

June 7 at 3:42 a.m. / Police arrested Joshua Hovda, 30, of Albuquerque near Camp May Road and West Road and charged him with DUI.

June 7 at 5:46 a.m.

State Police Checkpoints And Saturation Patrols Underway In Rio Arriba County Through June

on June 10, 2015 - 7:10am
NMSP News:
 
RIO ARRIBA COUNTY — State Police are conducting Sobriety Checkpoints, Saturation Patrols and Registration, Insurance and Drivers’ License Checkpoints in Rio Arriba County throughout June.
 
These 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.

Police Officer And Residents Honored For Bravery

on June 9, 2015 - 7:47pm

Los Alamos resident Olivero Acosta is honored for his bravery in helping police save a man from a burning home in May on Cheyenne Court. Council Chair Kristin Henderson, Police Chief Dino Sgambellone and Fire Chief Troy Hughes present the award during this evening's County Council meeting underway in Council Chambers. Screen Shot/LADP

 

Kevin Albright is honored for his bravery in helping police to rescue a man from a burning home. Shot/LADP

Fire Chief Troy Hughes presents a medal to local resident Kevin Albright for his bravery.

No Injuries Reported In Friday's Two-Vehicle Crash

on June 7, 2015 - 11:56am

No injuries were reported in a two-vehicle accident around 3:30-4:30 p.m. Friday that bogged down traffic near the Los Alamos County Airport. Police said that the driver of a red BMW fell asleep and drifted into the oncoming traffic lane and collided with a Toyota truck. Flying debris from the accident also caused some damage to a third vehicle. Police cited the driver of the BMW with careless driving. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

State Police Warn Of Warrant Fee Scam

on June 6, 2015 - 10:53am

NMSP News:

LAS CRUCES – The New Mexico State Police Las Cruces District has received numerous reports from citizens advising they received a phone call and informed they had a warrant for their arrest and were required to pay over the phone a warrant fee to clear the arrest.

The return phone number of the caller was displayed as the New Mexico State Police Las Cruces office.  

The New Mexico State Police wants the public across the state to be aware any such requests are a scam and we are investigating these calls as a criminal matter.

The public should be aware neither the New Mexico

Los Alamos Police Blotter: May 28 To June 3, 2015

on June 4, 2015 - 4:20pm

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.

JEREMIAH MORRIS

May 28 at 9:20 a.m. / Police arrested Jeremiah Morris, 24, of Los Alamos at 751 Trinity Dr., on an outstanding Municipal Court warrant.

 

 

JOHNELLE ROMERO

May 28 at 9:05 p.m. / Police arrested Johnelle Romero, 21, of Los Alamos at 751 Trinity Dr., and charged her with shoplifting. The estimated loss is less than $100.

 

 

STEVE SANCHEZ

May 28 at 9:05

Los Alamos Police Host Coffee With A Cop June 29

on June 2, 2015 - 9:35am

LAPD News:
  • Program offers opportunity to meet local officers, discuss community issues

On June 29, officers from the Los Alamos County Police Department and community members will come together in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships and drink coffee.

All community members are invited to attend the event, which begins at 8 a.m. at Morning Glory Baking Company, 1377 Diamond Dr.

Coffee with a Cop provides a unique opportunity for community members to ask questions and learn more about the department’s work in the Los Alamos community.

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