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Juvenile Captured In White Rock Faces 14 Counts

on July 31, 2015 - 8:00pm

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department has issued the following details related to the juvenile apprehended this morning in White Rock:

Today at approximately 8:36 a.m., police responded to a possible trespassing issue in the 100 block of Grand Canyon in White Rock.

Cpl. Ben Irving arrived on scene and attempted to speak with two juvenile males. In attempting to do so, both juveniles fled from Cpl. Irving, which initiated a foot pursuit of the juveniles.

Two New Los Alamos Police Officers Take Oath

on July 31, 2015 - 7:25pm
Natalee Trujillo raises her right hand and takes the oath of office this morning administered by Magistrate Judge Pat Casados. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

Jay James Eakins raises his right hand during this morning's swearing in ceremony. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

 

LAPD News:
 
The Los Alamos Police Department gained to new officers today at a ceremony in the Justice Center.
 
Los Alamos Magistrate Judge Pat Casados administered the oath of office the Natalee Trujillo and Jay James Eakins.
 
Friends, family and fellow officers joined County officials in welcoming

Police To Issue Statement On Juvenile Suspect

on July 31, 2015 - 11:14am

LAPD News:

Los Alamos Police Chief Dino Sgambellone said his department will issue an official statement regarding this morning's seach and capture of a juvenile suspect thought to be armed and on the loose in the Grand Canyon area of White Rock.

For now he said, “Police were on foot pursuit of a possibly armed suspect in relation to an ongoing investigation. The youth is now in custody.”

The Los Alamos Daily Post will publish the official statement with the details about this case as soon as it's received from the Los Alamos Police Department.

Juvenile Suspect Captured ... Police Issue All Clear

on July 31, 2015 - 10:45am

LAPD News:

Los Alamos Police Chief Dino Sgambellone just told the Los alamos Daily Post that the juvenile suspect on the loose and believed to be armed in White Rock has been taken into custody.

He said citizens can again go about their business, adding that the White Rock Branch Library dedication is going on as planned at 11 a.m. today.

 

News Alert: Police Search White Rock For Possible Armed Juvenile

on July 31, 2015 - 10:33am

LAPD News:

Los Alamos police officers are on foot and in patrol calls in White Rock searching for a juvenile suspect who may be armed in the Grand Canyon Park area.

The youth is about 5’8” tall and has shoulder length hair. He was last seen wearing dark clothes.

“We recommend residents stay indoors until we get a better handle on the situation,” Chief Dino Sgambellone said.

Editor's note: Check back here for more on this developing story.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: July 23 to July 29, 2015

on July 30, 2015 - 6:50pm

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.

STEVEN  KOWALCZYK

July 23 at 8:10 a.m. / Police arrested Steven Kowalczyk, 53, of Los Alamos at 77 Rover Blvd., and charged him with providing false evidence for vehicle title.

July 23 at 2:41 p.m. / The Los Alamos County Bomb Squad was called out to Potrillo Drive on a false alarm.

July 23 at 4:05 p.m.

State Police Checkpoints/Saturation Patrols In Counties Across State In August

on July 28, 2015 - 2:24pm

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 the month August.

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.

DEA Holds 10th National Prescription Drug Take-Back

on July 28, 2015 - 9:17am

DEA News:

DEA Acting Administrator Chuck Rosenberg today announced that the 10th National Prescription Drug Take-Back will take place 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sept. 26 local time.

As with the previous nine Take-Back events, sites will be set up throughout communities nationwide so local residents can return their unwanted, unneeded, or expired prescription drugs for safe disposal.

In Los Alamos, a Prescription Drug Take-Back receptacle is available to the public year round in the Los Alamos Police Department lobby at 2500 Trinity Dr.

Collection sites in communities throughout the nation at

Los Alamos Police Blotter: July 16 to July 22, 2015

on July 23, 2015 - 8:51pm

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.

KENNETH WEAHKEE

July 16 at 6:38 a.m. / Police arrested Kenneth Weahkee, 40, of Santa Fe at N.M. 4 and N.M. 502 and charged him with possession of marijuana.

 

 

 

MARCOS ORTIZ

July 16 at 1:35 p.m. / Police arrested Marcos Ortiz, 44, of Santa Fe at N.M. 4 and N.M. 502 and charged him with possession of a controlled substance.

July 16 at 5:49 p.m.

LAPD Arrests Motorist Suspected Of Crashing Into Three Vehicles And A Pedestrian On Main Hill Road

on July 17, 2015 - 4:24pm

Marcos Ortiz

LAPD News:

Los Alamos Police arrested Marcos Ortiz, 44, of Santa Fe Thursday following several accidents on the Main Hill Road.

LAPD Det. Sgt. James Rodriguez reported that he observed a vehicle traveling westbound in the eastbound lane on the Main Hill Road/N.M. 502. Los Alamos Police immediately responded, however three vehicles were reported being struck or had crashed as a result of the vehicle traveling in the wrong direction in Santa Fe County.

Los Alamos Police also received a report of a pedestrian struck by the same motorist just inside the Los Alamos County line.

LAPD Asks Public's Help Identifying Suspects In Theft

on July 17, 2015 - 4:03pm

Camera surveillance photo of the two suspects involved in a theft case at a local business in Los Alamos. Courtesy/LAPD

News Alert:

The Los Alamos Police Department is asking citizens to help identify two suspects involved in a theft case at a local business in Los Alamos. 

“We are offering up to a $200 reward for anyone who has information that leads to identity of two young males in the surveillance video,” Cmdr. Oliver Morris said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Cmdr. Oliver Morris at 505.662.8281 or the LA Crime stoppers hotline at 505.662.8282.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: July 9 To July 15, 2015

on July 17, 2015 - 1:03pm

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.

July 9 at 4:04 p.m. / A 43-year-old Espanola woman reported that she is the victim of fraud on Trinity Drive. The estimated loss is less than $2,500.

July 10 at 9:27 a.m. / A 67-year-old Los Alamos woman reported that she is the victim of fraud on Cheryl Avenue. The estimated loss is less than $2,500.

July 10 at 7:05 p.m.

Los Alamos Police Blotter Delayed Until Friday

on July 16, 2015 - 9:55am

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Blotter regularly published each Thursday in the Los Alamos Daily Post will be published this week on Friday.

The Los Alamos Police Department has encountered some unexpected circumstances and is unable to release this week's report until Friday.

New Mexico State Police: Warrant Fee Scam Alert

on July 15, 2015 - 2:00pm
NMSP News:
 
The New Mexico State Police is getting 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 in each instance was displayed as being a New Mexico State Police District office.
 
The New Mexico State Police wants the public to be aware any such requests are a scam and they are investigating these calls as a criminal matter.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: July 2 To July 7, 2015

on July 9, 2015 - 3:31pm

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.

July 2 at 8:04 a.m. / A 46-year-old Los Alamos man reported that someone stole his credit card on Pecos Drive. The estimated loss is unknown.

July 2 at 3:58 p.m. / A 67-year-old Los Alamos woman reported that she was battered by a household member on Camino Uva.

TAI WANG

July 2 at 4:17 p.m.

NM State Police Begin 89th Recruit School

on July 8, 2015 - 8:51am
NMSP News:
 
SANTA FE  Out of hundreds of applicants for the New Mexico State Police recruit school, 57 recruits were present Sunday to begin their 22-week journey to become New Mexico State Police officers.
 
Chief Kassetas addressed the recruits during the family orientation ceremony and congratulated them on being part of the process. He also reminded them of the challenges ahead and the growth they would experience if they succeed to the end of the academy journey. 
 
Chief Kassetas challenged the recruits stating, "Today, you will begin to understand that the sacrifices and hard work you

Santa Fe Physician Arraigned On Federal Indictment Alleging Scheme To Defraud Programs

on July 6, 2015 - 12:14pm
FBI News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE — Roy G. Heilbron, 51, a cardiologist in Santa Fe, was arraigned in federal court in Albuquerque on a 24-count indictment charging him with health care fraud and wire fraud.
 
Damon P. Martinez and Special Agent Carol K.O. Lee of the FBI’s Albuquerque Division, announced that Heilbron entered a not guilty plea and was released on his own recognizance.
 
The indictment alleges that Heilbron, a physician licensed to practice medicine in New Mexico who specializes in cardiology, executed a scheme to defraud Medicare and other health care benefit programs between

Los Alamos Cops Win Tight Game Against Firefighters

on July 5, 2015 - 3:17pm

Los Alamos Fire Chief Troy Hughes hands the traveling trophy over to Police Chief Dino Sgambellone following Saturday's annual 4th of July softball game at Overlook Park. Photo by Kateri Morris

LAFD Fire Chief Troy Hughes proves he still has what it takes. Photo by Kateri Morris

Family and friends show support during Saturday's annual July 4 LAPD vs LAFD softball game at Overlook Park. Photo by Kateri Morris

 

Staff Report

Members of the Los Alamos Polcie Drpartment and the Los Alamos Fire Department met for their annual 4th of July softball game Saturday morning at Overlook Park.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: June 25 To July 1, 2015

on July 2, 2015 - 5:11pm

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 25 at 5:57 p.m. / A 44-year-old Los Alamos woman reported she was a victim of criminal damage-deprivation of property on North Mesa Road. The estimated loss is unknown.

June 26 at 1:26 a.m. / A 20-year-old woman Los Alamos reported she was battered by a household member on 9th Street.

JESSE CURRIE

June 26 at 2:11 a.m.

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Police: TAG YOUR TOTS At Overlook Park July 4

on July 2, 2015 - 9:23am

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department will be issuing wristbands to children this Saturday at overlook park for the 4th of July festivities as a part of the TAG YOUR TOTS initiative.

Parents may come to the LAPD information tent that will be set up in the south west corner of the Paul Spirio soccer fields at overlook park. 

“We want to encourage Los Alamos residents and visitors to take a brief moment to stop by the tent and get wristbands for their children so that, in the event they are separated from their families, they can be reunited with them quickly and easily,” Cmdr.

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.

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