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LAPD Alerts Community About Credit Card Fraud

on March 27, 2015 - 4:52pm

LAPD News:

In March of 2015, the Los Alamos Police Department (LAPD) noticed a specific increase of credit card fraud from Los Alamos citizens and visitors to the community reporting unauthorized charges on their credit card accounts as well as “on-line” postings of fraudulent activity in the area.

LAPD Cmdr. Oliver Morris explained that LAPD began to investigate circumstances that there may be a “skimmer” in Los Alamos County or a malware hack of point-of-sale software used by local businesses.

The LAPD Investigations section began compiling victim’s card usage to address the issue.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: March 19 To March 25, 2015

on March 26, 2015 - 10:20am

LAFD 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.

March 19 at 12:22 p.m. / A 54-year-old Los Alamos woman reported being the victim of petty larceny on Trinity Drive. The estimated loss is less than $100.

ROBERTO SERRANO

March 20 at 8:34 a.m. / Police arrested Roberto Serrano, 54, of Santa Cruz at 226 East Road and charged him with driving under the influence of drugs.

March 21 at 11:52 a.m.

Fun Run A Great Success

on March 26, 2015 - 9:22am
Runners leave the starting line. Photo by Kateri Morris
 
Lucky the Leprechaun (aka Brad Skidmore) on the run. Photo by Kateri Morris
 
By RONDA TRUJILLO
Piñon PTO

The 4th annual Piñon Elementary PTO Fun Run Saturday, March 21 was a great success.

The annual event promoted a morning of family fun, friendship and fitness for both the families at Piñon and the community. Runners and walkers of all abilities were welcomed to enjoy a fun, fast and scenic run benefiting Piñon School.

Folks had a great time running and walking the 1 mile and 5K as "Lucky" the Leprechaun (aka Brad Skidmore),

Los Alamos Police Receiving Higher Volume Of Reports Of Fraudulent Charges To Credit Cards

on March 20, 2015 - 12:42pm

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department has been receiving a higher volume of reports of fraudulent charges to credit card purchases from citizens and visitors to the community and the LAPD Investigations Division has been looking into the matter. 

“We understand there has been a lot of ‘online’ communication amongst local victims who have had their credit cards used fraudulently in other states,” Cmdr. Oliver Morris said. “We would like these victim’s to come to the Los Alamos Police Department and ask to speak to a detective.”

There has not been one instance reported to LAPD of a

LAPD Places Drug Collection Box In Lobby

on March 20, 2015 - 11:16am

Citizens may now dispose of their unused and unwanted prescription medication in this drug collection box in the front lobby of the Los Alamos Police Station at 2500 Trinity Dr. The box is under 24-hour surveillance. Courtesy/LAPD

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department obtained a free drug collection box from the National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI) and has placed it in the LAPD front lobby at 2500 Trinity Dr. 

Last September was the ninth and final Drug Enforcement Agency’s drug take back initiative where citizens could turn in their unused and unwanted

Los Alamos Police Arrest Suspected Pot Grower

on March 20, 2015 - 10:42am

Los Alamos police confiscated these marijuana plants Wednesday in the Denver Steels neighborhood. Courtesy/LAPD

LAPD News:

On the evening of Wednesday, March 18, the Los Alamos Police Department’s Patrol Shift led by Sgt. Monica Salazar-Casias executed a search warrant in the Denver Steels neighborhood.

Roy Moore

The patrol shift investigated the illegal growing of marijuana plants without an official license from the New Mexico Department of Health.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: March 12 To March 18, 2015

on March 19, 2015 - 12:29pm

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.

March 12 at 9:20 a.m. / Storax in Los Alamos reported that it was the victim of larceny. The estimated loss is less than $2,500.

March 12 at 4:40 p.m. / An 85-year-old Los Alamos man reported that someone damaged his property on Glenview Dr. The estimated loss is less than $1,000.

March 13 at 5:30 p.m.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: March 5 To March 11, 2015

on March 12, 2015 - 8:02pm

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.

AMY JUSTICE

March 5 at 8:59 a.m. / Police arrested Amy Justice, 43, of Los Alamos at 2500 Trinity Dr., on an outstanding warrant from another jurisdiction.

 

 

KRYSTI HERNANDEZ

March 5 at 11:51 a.m. / Police arrested Krysti Hernandez, 44, at 2500 Trinity Dr., on an outstanding Magistrate Court warrant.

March 6 at 9:14 a.m.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Feb. 27 To March 4, 2015

on March 5, 2015 - 2:56pm

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.

REBECCA REDONDO

Feb. 27 at 3:49 a.m. / Police arrested Rebecca Redondo, 29, of Los Alamos at 2455 Trinity Dr., and charged her with battery upon a police officer.

 

 

SAMUEL NASISE

Feb. 27 at 3:49 a.m. / Police arrested Samuel Nasise, 45, of Los Alamos at 2455 Trinity Dr., and charged him with battery upon a police officer.

 

 

 

BRANDI ORTIZ‑MERRIFIELD

Feb.

State Police Launch Sobriety Checkpoints And Saturation Patrols Across New Mexico

on March 5, 2015 - 12:51pm

NMSP News:

New Mexico State Police will be conducting Sobriety Checkpoints and Saturation Patrols in all New Mexico counties during March.

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.

Hundreds of lives could be saved each year if every driver had

Police Release Details Of N.M. 4 Mobile Home Incident

on March 4, 2015 - 4:55pm

The driver hauling a moblie home Tuesday attempted a U-turn on N.M. 4 and in the process, broke two axels and wheels and the hitch attached to his trailer, causing a massive traffic backup during rush hour. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

LAPD News:

Commander Oliver Morris of the Los Alamos Police Department released details of Tuesday's incident regarding the single-wide mobile home bocking N.M. 4 at approximately mile marker # 66:

The call came in at 4:56 p.m. of a semi-truck “broke down” on N.M. 4 just south of the intersection of the Truck Route.

Los Alamos Police Have Unionized

on March 4, 2015 - 12:50pm
Labor Management Relations Board members monitoring Tuesday's election include Eppie Trujillo, standing and Trey Frazier. LMRB member Felicia Orth also was in attendance. Courtesy photo
 
The official secret ballot used in Tuesday's election. Courtesy photo
 
STAFF REPORT
 
Voters sent an overwhelming message to unionize the local police department during Tuesday's International Union of Police Associations (IUPA) Bargaining Unit election held 4-7 p.m., in the Boards & Commissions Room at the County Municipal Building.
 
Nineteen voters cast yes ballots and one voter cast a no ballot.

Improvised Explosive Device Recovered In Taos

on March 4, 2015 - 10:18am

NMSP News:

TAOS COUNTY - The New Mexico State Police Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team assisted the Taos Police Department regarding a call involving an improvised explosive device at around 2 p.m. Tuesday.

The EOD Team recovered a destructive device at the Dream Tree Transitional Living Shelter and rendered it safe. All materials found were taken into evidence and an investigation is underway. The possibility of filing any charges is pending the outcome of that investigation. 

Direct questions relating to the investigation of this case to the Taos Police Department at 575.758.2216.

UPDATE: Breaking News: N.M. 4 Shut Down Use Alternate Route

on March 3, 2015 - 7:00pm

UPDATE: Police Cmdr. Oliver Morris just announced that N.M. 4 is clear and traffic is moving again.

This mobile home broke down about 4:15 p.m., today on N.M. 4 near the Truck Route. At 7 p.m., Los Alamos Police Cmdr. Oliver Morris said the mobile home has been towed off the roadway and traffic is now moving smoothly. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

At about 4:15 p.m. today, a mobile home broke down on N.M. 4. Traffic is backed up. Los Alamos Police Department are asking motorists to seek alternate routes.

Letter To The Editor: Thank You Morning Glory For Kindness To County Crews, Dispatchers And Police

on March 3, 2015 - 10:47am
By SGT. DANIEL ROBERTS
Los Alamos Police Department

I would like to extend a thank you to the owners and employees of Morning Glory / Daylight Doughnuts. Los Alamos has seen a lot of snow these past few days. The snow and ice made very dangerous roads conditions and caused several crashes. The Los Alamos County road crews worked hard to keep up with the prevailing weather; working long hours without stop.  

Noticing the road crews, plows, sand trucks and police on the streets, Morning Glory stopped by the Los Alamos Police Department Dispatch Center with boxes filled with doughnuts.

Los Alamos Police Release 2014 Crime Stats

on February 27, 2015 - 10:50pm

LAPD News:

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Feb. 19 To Feb. 25, 2015

on February 26, 2015 - 11:08am

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.

ELIJAH MEASON

Feb. 19 at 10:05 a.m. / Police arrested Elijah Meason, 25, of Los Alamos on Trinity Drive and charged him with operating a vehicle while under the influence of intoxicating liquor.

Feb. 19 at 1:41 p.m. / Police arrested a 16-year-old Hernandez boy at 2500 Trinity Dr., on an outstanding District Court warrant.

Feb. 19 at 2:46 p.m.

Rep. Lujan Grisham Calls On DOE To Suspend APD Access To National Training Center Coyote Canyon

on February 26, 2015 - 10:12am

Members of the Wackenhut Services Inc. Oak Ridge team sprint for the next station in the Super Team competition in 2008 at the National Training Center known as Coyote Canyon. The last team member is carrying a 40-lb simulated special nuclear material canister. Courtesy/DOE

U.S. CONGRESSIONAL News:

ALBUQUERQUE – U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham, D-N.M., has asked the U.S.

Breaking News: Los Alamos Police Make Five Arrests Related To Possession Of Suspected Heroin

on February 20, 2015 - 5:24pm

Breaking News:

Los Alamos Police Department patrol officers have arrested five people since Tuesday related to possession of suspected heroin.

Commander Oliver Morris said that two of the arrests occured in White Rock and three arrests were made in Los Alamos,

The following suspects have been arrested:

Monica Cooper, 48, of Los Alamos

Charges:

Shoplifting

2 counts possession of a controlled substance

1 count possession of drug paraphernalia

Celso Ramos, 35, of Santa Cruz

Charges:

Trafficking a controlled substance

Possession of a controlled substance

Possession of drug

Los Alamos County Hires Beverley Simpson As New Emergency Manager

on February 20, 2015 - 3:32pm

New Los Alamos County Emergency Manager Beverley Simpson. Photo by Oliver Morris

 

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
Los Alamos County has hired a new emergency manager. Beverley Simpson took over the post Tuesday, replacing Philmont Taylor who retired in 2014. 

Simpson brings to the job more than 20 years combined experience in Emergency Response and Homeland Security/Defense, WMD, Public Health, with specialized training in Emergency Response, Biological and Radiological Emergency Weapons of Mass Destruction and advanced knowledge of and experience in technologies directly or

Newest Los Alamos Police Officer Sworn In Today

on February 20, 2015 - 10:21am

The newest police officer in Los Alamos County, Leandro Gallegos, is sworn in this morning at the Justice Center by Magistrate Court Judge Pat Casados. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

Espanola Police Chief Richard Gallegos pins the badge on his nephew, newly sworn Ofc. Leandro Gallegos during this morning's ceremony at the Justice Center. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

Magistrate Court Judge Pat Casados congratulates new Ofc. Leandro Gallegos this morning at the Justice Center. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

Ofc.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Feb. 12 To Feb. 18, 2015

on February 19, 2015 - 9:33am

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.

Feb. 12 at 8:16 a.m. / Police charged a 13-year-old Los Alamos boy with the unlawful carrying of a deadly weapon on school property at 2102 Hawk Dr., and referred him to the juvenile probation officer.

Feb. 12 at 11:07 a.m. / A 46-year-old Los Alamos man reported that he is the victim of larceny on Eniwetok Drive. The estimated loss is less than $20,000.

Feb. 13 at 8:28 a.m.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Feb. 5 To Feb. 10, 2015

on February 12, 2015 - 9:20am

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.

KEVIN HERRING

Feb. 5 at 3:26 p.m. / Police arrested Kevin Herring, 37, of Los Alamos at 2500 Trinity Dr., on an outstanding District Court warrant.

Feb. 6 at 10:35 a.m. / A 64-year-old Los Alamos woman reported that she is the victim of identity theft on Orange Street. The estimated loss is unknown.

 

RAYMOND MARTINEZ
Feb. 6 at 2:28 p.m.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Jan. 29 To Feb. 4, 2015

on February 5, 2015 - 1:50pm

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. 29 at 1:38 p.m. / A 62-year-old Taos woman reported that she was the victim of larceny on Central Avenue. The estimated loss is less than $250.

Jan. 29 at 9:30 p.m. / A 54-year-old Los Alamos woman reported that she is the victim of larceny on Joya Loop. The estimated loss is $ less than $250.

MATTHEW BRITTELLE

Jan. 29 at 9:43 p.m.

State Police Launch Checkpoints And Saturation Patrols

on January 31, 2015 - 10:15am

Courtesy/NMSP

STATE News:

SANTA FE — New Mexico State Police (NMSP) will conduct Sobriety Checkpoints, Saturation Patrols and Registration, Insurance and Drivers’ License Checkpoints in all New Mexico counties during the month of February.

These efforts continue to show a significant reduction in alcohol related fatalities, NMSP said. 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.

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