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LAHS Students Dismissed Today Without Incident

on December 19, 2014 - 11:19am

LAHS News:

Los ALamos High School students were released from this morning's Shelter in Place and from school at 10:50 a.m. today without incident, Assistant Superintendent Gerry Washburn said.

The Shelter in Place was based on an anonymous threat posted on a Facebook page.

According to the LAHS website, the school took the action of sheltering the students in place as a precaution. Police are investigating the matter.

Today was the last day of finals at the high school and as school began, LAHS was initially evacuated due to a false fire alarm.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Dec. 11 To Dec. 17, 2014

on December 18, 2014 - 4:58pm

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.

Dec. 11 at 9:27 p.m. / A 53-year-old Los Alamos man reported that he was assaulted on Sioux Street.

KENNETH HAGEDORN

Dec. 11 at 10:07 p.m. / Police arrested Kenneth Hagedorn, 33, of Los Alamos at 1200 Sioux St., and charged him with aggravated assault.

Dec. 12 at 12:06 p.m. / A 59-year-old Los Alamos man reported that someone damaged his property.

Los Alamos Police Department Hosts Awards Banquet

on December 16, 2014 - 5:50pm

Police Chief Dino Sgambellone presents the Civilian of Year Award to Senior Office Specialist Connie Salazar. Courtesy/LAPD

Police Chief Dino Sgambellone presents the Detention Officer of the Year Award to Ofc. David Bradshaw. Courtesy/LAPD

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department hosted its first awards banquet Saturday to honor employees for their outstanding performance, dedication to their profession and service to their community.

Chief Dino Sgambellone wants to emphasize the importance of recognizing employees for going “above and beyond” what is expected of them during day to

Local Police Ramp Up Enforcement For Holiday Safety

on December 16, 2014 - 9:35am

LAPD News:

Starting now and continuing through the holidays, the Los Alamos Police Department will be conducting traffic enforcement, focusing on accident related violations to include seatbelt enforcement.

The public can help reduce the risk of vehicle crashes by adhering to posted speed limit signs, allowing enough room between them and the vehicle they are following and driving with caution when inclement weather threatens.

Officers also will be on the lookout for impaired drivers this holiday season. To report potentially impaired drivers, dial #D-W-I, or #-3-9-4.

Citizens in Los

Appreciation Dinner Honors Local Firefighters And Police

on December 14, 2014 - 7:22am

Barranca Mesa Elementary teacher Cynthia Kuenzel serves Los Alamos Police Chief Dino Sgambellone, his wife Robyn and children Emily and Nick during Saturday's annual Appreciation Dinner. More than 130 police officers, firefighters and their families were served. The First United Methodist Church and Bethlehem Lutheran Evangelical Church annually host an appreciation dinner during the Christmas Season. Because so many firefighters and police were working Saturday night, a special appreciation breakfast will be held Dec. 29 for personnel who missed the dinner. Photo by Gene Schmidt

Los Alamos

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Dec. 4 To Dec. 10, 2014

on December 11, 2014 - 10:50am

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.

GLORIA ORTIZ

Dec. 4 at 9:23 a.m. / Police arrested Gloria Ortiz, 53, of Santa Fe near Diamond Drive and Range Road and charged her with operating a vehicle under the influence of intoxicating liquor.

Dec. 4 at 4:30 p.m. / A 12-year-old Espanola boy reported that he was battered on Hawk Drive.

 

NEVEN FARQUHAR

Dec. 5 at 10:25 a.m.

Los Alamos DWI Planning Council Meets Thursday

on December 10, 2014 - 8:38am

Recently the committee gathered to celebrate their work and look at future projects and goals. Photo by Bernadette Lauritzen

DWIPC News:

Education is key in the prevention of drinking and driving or other impairments and the local DWI Planning Council (DWIPC) has been working on the issue for a decade in our community.

In order to apply for and receive this grant money, the Los Alamos County Council established the DWIPC through a resolution in 2004. The DWIPC advises the County Council on its DWI plan and spending of DWI grant funds. 

 

The DWIPC will receive $64,000 for 2015 and the

Department Of Public Safety Thanksgiving 2014 Weekend Wrap Up

on December 5, 2014 - 11:44am

NMDPS News:

SANTA FE – Over the Thanksgiving weekend, New Mexico State Police and Motor Transportation Police were proactive in making it a safe one for New Mexico residents, visitors and travelers.

Following is a breakdown of the weekend wrap up:

New Mexico State Police:

  • Fatal Crashes - 1
  • Crashes with injures - 14
  • Non-injury crashes - 58
  • DWI arrests - 44
  • Cell phone use citations - 10
  • Speeding citations - 2,705
  • No seatbelt citations - 239
  • Saturation patrols - 26

Motor Transportation Police:

  • Crashes with injuries - 1
  • Non-injury crashes - 5
  • Commercial motor vehicle inspections conducted - 500

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Nov. 27 to Dec. 3, 2014

on December 4, 2014 - 11:51am

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.

DENIKA ROMERO

Nov. 27 at 9:46 p.m. / Police arrested Denika Romero, 33, of Espanola in Espanola on an outstanding Magistrate Court warrant.

Nov. 28 at 3:59 p.m. / A 57-year-old Los Alamos woman reported that she was battered by a household member on Gold Street.

 

RYAN ROLLER

Nov. 28 at 4:22 p.m.

State Police Hold Sobriety Checkpoints And Saturation Patrols Across State Through December

on December 2, 2014 - 6:48am

Courtesy photo

STATE News:

New Mexico State Police will be conducting Sobriety Checkpoints, Saturation Patrols and Registration, Insurance and Drivers’ License Checkpoints in all New Mexico counties throughout December.

This effort continues to show a significant reduction in alcohol related fatalities and 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.

Los Alamos Man Involved In Pojoaque Crash In Which Woman Dies

on December 1, 2014 - 11:41am

STAFF REPORT

The Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office reports that a Los Alamos man was driving a vehicle Saturday in Pojoaque that collided with another vehicle in which the driver died at the scene from her injuries.

SFCSO Lt. Joe McLaughlin told the Los Alamos Daily Post that Robbin Wood of Los Alamos was traveling north on N.M. 30, Mile Marker 3 in the San Ildefonso Pueblo at 4:45 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 29 when he lost control of his 2006 Chevy four-door vehicle.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Nov. 20 to Nov. 27, 2014

on November 30, 2014 - 2:56pm

Editor's note: Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, LAPD released its weekly report today.

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.

ROWENA MACDONALD

Nov. 20 at 10:14 a.m. / Police arrested Rowena MacDonald, 48, of Los Alamos at 2500 Trinity Dr., on an outstanding warrant from another jurisdiction.

 

 

MARCOS VIGIL

Nov. 20 at 2:48 p.m.

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.

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