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Los Alamos Police Blotter: July 17 to July 23, 2014

on July 24, 2014 - 10:23pm

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

July 17 at 8:24 p.m. / Police arrested Nicole White-Chapman, 31, of Los Alamos at 5 Inca Lane and charged her with filing a false police report.

 

 

NANCY PADILLA

July 18 at 12:36 a.m. / Police arrested Nancy Padilla, 43, of Espanola on East Jemez Road and charged her with aggravated DWI: refusal to submit to chemical testing

July 18 at 1:41 p.m.

Los Alamos Pedestrian Hit By Truck Has Died

on July 22, 2014 - 1:59pm

Emily Mares-Lang

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

Emily Mares-Lang, 73, of Los Alamos died Monday evening after being struck by a truck July 16 near the Los Alamos Post Office.

She had remained in critical condition at CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional Medical Center since being hit while walking in the crosswalk on Main Street.

"The world will miss a beautiful person ... that's for sure," Ed Lang said today, adding that arrangements are pending.

He said that he and Mares-Lang would have been married 24 years in September.

Mares-Lang was employed the last eight years at Los Alamos

Los Alamos Police Chief Releases Department's 1st & 2nd Quarter Crime Statistics

on July 21, 2014 - 7:00pm

Chief Dino Sgambellone

LAPD News:

Today, Chief of Police Dino Sgambellone released crime statistics for the first and second quarter of 2014, which were compiled by the Records Division of the Los Alamos Police Department.

Offenses reported as crime statistics are determined by the FBI Uniform Crime Report Program and are classified as crimes against persons (violent crime) and crimes against property (property crime).

Both of these categories are referred to as Part I Offenses or Crimes. Violent crime is comprised of murder (homicide), rape, robbery and aggravated assault.

Woman Winds Up In Ditch On Main Hill Road

on July 21, 2014 - 5:20pm

Los Alamos police responded to the scene of a young woman driving a Lexus sedan down the Main Hill Road about 9 p.m. Sunday in rainy conditions who wound up in a ditch. The woman told witnesses at the scene that she hit her head on her steering wheel but did not lose consciousness. Police closed down the east bound lane for a short period of time while they pulled the woman's vehicle out of the ditch. Rain causes roads to become extremely slippery and officials caution drivers to lower their speed. Photo by Merry McIntyre

Los Alamos Police Host Promotion Ceremony

on July 18, 2014 - 3:09pm

Members of the Los Alamos Police Department hosted a ceremony Thursday in Magistrate Court at the Justice Center in which two officers, a public service aide and a detention officer received promotions. From left, newly promoted PSA Supervisor Robert Aragon, Sgt. Daniel Roberts, Sgt. Chris Ross, Detention Supervisor Hilario 'Eli'  Salinas, officiating Judge Pat Casados, Police Chief Dino Sgambellone and PSA Jacinta Lestone. After receiving the oath of office and new badges, the group and their family members attended a special reception next door at the Police Station. Photo by Carol A.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: July 10 to July 16, 2014

on July 17, 2014 - 12:01pm

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.

July 10 at 11:59 a.m. / A 53-year-old Santa Fe man reported that he was a victim of fraud on Trinity Drive. The estimated loss is less than $2,500. 

RICKIE BURRELL

July 10 at 4:01 p.m. / Police arrested Rickie Burrell, 28, of Los Alamos at 650 San Ildefonso Road on an outstanding Magistrate Court warrant.

 

 

 

GEORGE BARELA

July 10 at 3:04 p.m.

Driver Runs Into Woman Walking Near Central Avenue

on July 16, 2014 - 1:09pm

LAPD News:

Police arrested a male driver after he ran into a pedestrian on Main Street near Central Avenue near noon today.

Commander Preston Ballew told the Los Alamos Daily Post that the driver ran into an elderly woman who was walking at the crosswalk. She has been transported to Los Alamos Medical Center and the extent of her injuries are unknown at this time.

The area is sectioned off with police tape while an investigation into the accident is conducted.

New Mexico State Police Investigate Vehicular Homicide in Rio Arriba County

on July 15, 2014 - 7:28am

NMSP News:

State Police responded to the Espanola hospital Friday regarding a deceased 28-year-old female, later identified as Lisa Espinoza.

Espinoza had suffered blunt force trauma to her head and upper body and was brought to the hospital by Richard Trujillo, 42, Espinoza’s boyfriend.

Through the course of the investigation, it was learned Espinoza and Trujillo were consuming alcohol earlier in the day. They were drinking at their cabin and at the El Cuerno Bar in Cebolla. Later in the evening, they left the bar in Trujillo’s flatbed truck.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: July 3 to July 9, 2014

on July 10, 2014 - 11:42pm

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.

July 3 at 8:16 a.m. / A 59-year-old Los Alamos woman reported that she is the victim of larceny on North Mesa. The estimated loss is less than $250.

JASON WILLIS

July 3 at 9:59 a.m. / Police arrested Jason Willis, 34, of Albuquerque at 2500 Trinity Dr., on an outstanding warrant from another jurisdiction.

 

 

 

JONATHAN WILKE

July 3 at 4:21 p.m.

Los Alamos Police Prevail Against Firefighters in July 4th Softball Game

on July 5, 2014 - 12:34pm

LAPD softball team members. Courtesy photo

LAFD and LAPD gather for a photo. Courtesy photo

Scene from Friday's softball game between LAPD and LAFD. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

 

Staff Report

Members of the Los Alamos Police Department and Los Alamos Fire Department squared off Friday morning at Overlook Park for their annual Fourth of July softball game.

There was no mistaken the intent of the police officers as they hammered in run after run, amassing a final score of 40-9. They were clearly out for redemption after their defeat in the “Battle of the Badges” basketball game

Los Alamos Police Blotter: June 26 to June 30, 2014

on July 3, 2014 - 3:54pm

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.

 

IRENE TSE‑PE

June 26 at 2:30 a.m. / Police arrested Irene Tse-Pe, 52, of Santa Fe at 2470 East Road and charged her with aggravated DWI: Refusal to submit to chemical testing.

June 26 at 9:34 a.m. / Police responded to an unattended death on Ponderosa. Foul play is not suspected.

June 27 at 8:54 p.m.

State Police Checkpoints/Saturation Patrols Underway

on July 3, 2014 - 10:24am

NMSP News:

New Mexico State Police (NMSP) will be conducting Sobriety Checkpoints, Saturation Patrols and Registration, Insurance and Drivers’ License Checkpoints in all New Mexico counties during the month of July 2014.

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.

FBI Seeks Public’s Help Solving String of Albuquerque Bank Robberies

on July 2, 2014 - 7:40am

FBI News:

The FBI and local law enforcement authorities are asking for the public’s help in solving six bank robberies that occurred in the Albuquerque area in June.

The FBI is investigating whether some of these robberies may be related. Anyone with information about these or other bank robberies is asked to call the Albuquerque FBI Field Office at 505.889.1300 (24 hours). Tips also can be submitted online at https://tips.fbi.gov.

The FBI may pay a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a bank robber.

Police Chief Speaks at 'Lunch with a Leader' July 15

on July 1, 2014 - 7:02am
Chief Dino Sgambellone
 
 
LWV News:
 
The League of Women Voters will host "Lunch with a Leader," 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m., July 15 at Mesa Public Library in Los Alamos. The public is invited.
 
Los Alamos Police Chief Chief Dino Sgambellone is the featured speaker. Sgambellone will share his impressions of the department and what he envisions for law enforcement in Los Alamos. A question-and-answer session will follow the talk.
 
Sgambellone began his career with the Mansfield, Ohio Police Deprtment in 1991. He served in numerous capacities within the department including Patrol, Community Policing,

Los Alamos Police Blotter: June 19 to June 25, 2014

on June 26, 2014 - 6:37pm

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 19 at 2:15 p.m. / A 55-year-old Los Alamos woman reported that someone damaged her property on San Ildefonso Road. The estimated loss is more than $1,000.

June 19 at 3:25 p.m. / Police arrested Joseph Gutierrez, 19, of Espanola at 2500 Trinity Drive and charged him with tampering with evidence. A police booking photo is not available.

CAROLINE JARAMILLO

June 20 at 4:40 p.m.

Los Alamos Maintenance Worker Charged With Murder

on June 26, 2014 - 5:19pm

Henry Wilton
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

Police arrested Henry Wilton June 19 in Los Alamos on an outstanding warrant from Espanola Magistrate Court on an open count of murder in the first degree.

Wilton, 48, is a maintenance worker at Los Alamos Public Schools who lives in Espanola. He was initially charged with aggravated battery against a household member with a deadly weapon, aggravated battery causing great bodily harm, false imprisonment and now murder after reportedly beating his 41-year-old girlfriend who lapsed into a coma and died Monday.

"I am knowledgeable of

Los Alamos School Resource Officer Helps 26 Boy Scouts Achieve Merit Badges

on June 25, 2014 - 9:52am

School Resource Officer Jordan Redmond is teaching 26 Boy Scouts from throughout Los Alamos and White Rock about Crime Prevention, Emergency Preparedness, Finger Printing, Fire Safety, Law, Safety and Traffic Safety for their merit badges. Photo by Laura Gonzales

Photo by Laura Gonzales

 

UPDATE: Endangered Person Alert

on June 24, 2014 - 11:16am

Baron Holloway

Update: The NMDPS just annouced that Baron Holloway and Frances Hidalgo have an ongoing releationship. He is 34, from Belen, 5 feet 11 inches tall, 215 pounds, green eyes and brown hair. He drives a white Dodge Magnum. This was reported as a forcible abduction. A warrant has been or will be obtained for his arrest.

 

 

MISSING: Frances Hidalgo, 25, was last seen June 20 in Belen.

Frances Hidalgo

She is believed to have been abducted and may be traveling with a man in a white Dodge Magnum.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Hidalgo is urged to contact

Breaking News: Former Los Alamos Acting Police Chief Randy Foster To Lead Bloomfield PD

on June 23, 2014 - 5:31pm
New Bloomfield Police Chief Randy Foster
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
Former Los Alamos Acting Police Chief Randy Foster has been hired as chief of the Bloomfield Police Department. He is replacing retired Police Chief Michael R. Kovacs.

Foster, 38, was recently selected out of a national pool of 48 applicants as one of the top three finalists for Santa Fe police chief. Espanola Public Safety Director Eric Garcia got the job and last Friday, Bloomfield City Manager David Fuqua contacted Foster and offered him the police chief position in Bloomfield.

"He was the best - it's

Vehicle Impact Damages Rim Road Residence

on June 19, 2014 - 9:40pm

This home at 98 Rim Road in Los Alamos was damaged shortly before 5 p.m. today when a car crashed into it. The female driver of the car was not injured and no injuries were reported inside the home, which was unoccupied at the time. Los Alamos Police Department personnel and Los Alamos Fire Department crews had to evacuate the entire cul de de sac at the end of Rim Road because the vehicle ruptured a gas line connected to the house. Department of Public Utilities crews arrived at the scene and shut off the gas line. Residents were allowed back in their homes within a couple of hours. Police

Alert: Car Crashes Into Home Causing Evacuation of Cul De Sac on Rim Road

on June 19, 2014 - 6:12pm

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos Police Department personnel and Los Alamos Fire Department crews have evacuated a cul de de sac on Rim Road in Los Alamos after a car collided into a house shortly before 5 p.m. today at 98 Rim Road.

The collision was minor with little damage to the house, but the vehicle ruptured a gas line connected to the house and evacuation was necessary as a precautionary measure. Department of Public Utilities crews were dispatched to the scene of the accident shortly after the 911 call and are currently working to shut off the gas line.

The female driver of the car was not

Los Alamos Police Partner With ICAC Special Agents to Apprehend Man Suspected of Crimes Against Children

on June 19, 2014 - 3:39pm

Christopher W. Davis. Courtesy/LAPD

POLICE Alert:

Los Alamos police officers assisted special agents from the Attorney General’s Office Internet Crimes Against Children’s (ICAC) Task Force Tuesday after New Mexico special agents were alerted to a suspect in Los Alamos County who had been sending lewd photographs to a 14-year-old girl in Anoka County in Minnesota.

ICAC Special Agents and Los Alamos Police executed a search warrant Tuesday at a White Rock residence where the suspect, Christopher W. Davis, 21, of Los Alamos was residing.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: June 12 to June 18, 2014

on June 19, 2014 - 10:35am

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 12 at 12:52 p.m. / A 31-year-old Los Alamos man reported that someone damaged his property on Sigma. The estimated loss is less than $1,000.

June 12 at 2:35 p.m. / Police arrested Antonio Carmona, 25, of Hernandez near Rover Boulevard and N.M. 4 and charged him with possession of drug paraphernalia. He was issued a summons to appear in court. A police booking photo is not available.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: June 5 to June 11, 2014

on June 12, 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.

June 5 at 11:37 p.m. / A 45-year-old Los Alamos woman reported being battered by a household member in Quemazon. 

SCOTT RANDALL

June 6 at 12:16 a.m. / Police arrested Scott Randall, 58, of Los Alamos and charged him with DUI and domestic battery.

 

 

NICKOLAS MIRAMONTES

June 6 at 10:45 a.m.

Los Alamos Police Charge Santa Fe Man With 38 Counts Relating to 18 Auto Burglaries

on June 11, 2014 - 3:56pm

Skylar B. Smith

Today the Los Alamos Police Department officially charged Skylar B. Smith a 22-year-old male from Santa Fe with 38 separate counts relating to 18 auto burglaries that occurred in May.

Smith has been in the Los Alamos Detention Center since May 27 stemming from a probation violation. 

Los Alamos Police Detectives have been actively investigating the auto burglaries from May and now Smith is being charged with two counts of theft of credit card, 20 counts of burglary of a motor vehicle, and 16 counts of larceny.

Smith is being held in the Los Alamos Jail without bond.

Smith

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