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Los Alamos Police Blotter May 14 - May 20, 2015

on May 21, 2015 - 4:09pm
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.
 
May 14 at 7:14 a.m. / Police arrested Phillip Thomason, 22, of Jemez Springs, on an outstanding Magistrate Court warrant.
 
NEVEN FARQUHAR
 
May 20 at 4:15 p.m. / Police arrested Neven Farquhar of Los Alamos at 2500 Trinity Dr., on an outstanding Magistrate Court warrant.
 
May 14 at 9:32 a.m. / Police responded to the report of an unattended death.
 
May 17 at 1:39

New Mexico Honors Three Fallen Police Officers

on May 20, 2015 - 1:56pm
DPS News:
 
SANTA FE  Three New Mexico law enforcement officers, from three different centuries, were honored this morning at the New Mexico Department of Public Safety’s (DPS) Law Enforcement Memorial when their names were unveiled on a memorial wall.
 
The black marble memorial wall, which now lists 198 names, is dedicated to the memory of New Mexico law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty.
 

The morning's memorial honors Rio Rancho Police Officer Anthony Haase, Santa Fe Police Chief Apolonio Pino and Santa Fe Police Officer Jose A. Griego.

 
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LAPD Officer Brent Hudspeth Promoted To Sergeant

on May 18, 2015 - 11:04pm
Los Alamos Police Ofc. Brent Hudspeth takes the oath as he is promoted to sergeant Monday in a ceremony presided over by Judge Pat Casados in the chambers of the Magistrate Court. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Los Alamos Police Chief Dino Sgambellone signs off on Sgt. Brent Hudspeth's promotion, as Hudspeth and Judge Pat Casados look on. 'He's done an excellent job as accredidation manager and as a relief sergeant and we know we can expect great things from him,' Chief Sgambellone said. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
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AG's Statement On Kari Brandenburg Investigation

on May 18, 2015 - 1:02pm
Attorney General Hector Balderas

APD News:

ALBUQUERQUE ― New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas released the following statement Thursday regarding the Kari Brandenburg investigation:

“Today (Thursday) my office released detailed findings from a four-month-long investigation regarding a public referral from the Albuquerque Police Department alleging that Bernalillo County District Attorney, Kari Brandenburg, engaged in bribery or intimidation of witnesses.

“The investigation concluded that there is insufficient evidence to bring charges of bribery or intimidation of witnesses against

Couple And Dogs Survive Morning House Fire

on May 15, 2015 - 1:04pm
An older couple and three dogs survived a fire this morning that heavily damaged this home at 913 Cheyenne on North Mesa. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com
 
Los Alamos Firefighters aggressively attacked the fire at this home at 913 Cheyenne this morning and kept it from spreading to neighboring homes. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com 
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
An older couple was inside a home when fire broke this morning at 913 Cheyenne on North Mesa.
 
Deputy Fire Chief Justin Grider explained that the woman managed to get out of the house but may have fallen or

Los Alamos Police Blotter May 7 To May 12, 2015

on May 14, 2015 - 8:41pm

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.

May 7 at 8:45 a.m. / Police charged a 17-year-old Los Alamos boy on Joya Loop with the unlawful use of a telephone and referred him to the juvenile probation officer.

DANIEL YAMADA

May 7 at 1:33 p.m. / Police arrested Daniel Yamada, 32, of Los Alamos at 2500 Trinity Dr., and charged him with possession of a controlled substance.

May 8 at 2:34 p.m.

Knecht Street Panhandlers Issued No Trespass Order

on May 14, 2015 - 5:34pm

Police discover that the man holding onto this stop sign near Knecht Street Wednesday is a registered sex offender from Santa Fe. The woman said they came to Los Alamos to ask people for money for gas to get to Colorado Springs. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladaillypost.com

Someone inside this truck gives money to the panhandlers Wednesday near Knecht Street. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladaillypost.com

 

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

Unlike larger cities, it’s rare to see people standing on street corners in Los Alamos holding up signs and asking for money from passing motorists.

So

Police Ofc. Ronnie Martinez Receives Medal Of Honor

on May 14, 2015 - 1:34pm
 
From left, Deputy Director of Adult Prisons Anthony Romero, Director of Adult Prisons Jerry Roark, Deputy Secretary of Administration Mark Myers, Secretary of Corrections Gregg Marcantel, Medal of Honor Recipient Ronnie Martinez, Rep. Debbie Rodella and Deputy Secretary of Operations Joe W. Booker. Courtesy photo
 
NMCD News:
 
New Mexico Corrections Department Cabinet Secretary Gregg Marcantel has presented a Medal of Honor to Ofc. Ronnie Martinez, who was held hostage during the 1980 prison riot.
 
The Feb.

Los Alamos Police Honor Fallen Law Enforcement And Corrections Officers During Memorial Ceremony

on May 13, 2015 - 1:25pm
Los Alamos Police Officers, Sheriff Marco Lucero, left, and Police Chief Dino Sgambellone, right, stand at attention and salute in honor of law enforcement and corrections officers who have lost their lives in the service of others. The somber ceremony took place this morning in the lobby of the Justice Center on Trinity Drive. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com
 
Los Alamos Police and Fire Chaplain Jennifer Bartram expresses praise and appreciation to police officers for risking their lives every day for the sake of the community. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com
 
LAPD Chief Dino,

Drivers Walk Away From 3-Car Crash On Diamond Drive

on May 9, 2015 - 10:40am

The drivers and two passengers involved in a three vehicle accident around 3 p.m. Friday near the Golf Course on Diamond Drive survived the crash without major injuries. Deputy Fire Chief Justin Grider said all five individuals refused treatment at the scene and transport to Los Alamos Medical Center for checkups. It's not yet known whether anyone was cited as a result of this collision. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos firefighters and police officers arrive at the scene of a three vehicle accident around 3 p.m. Friday on Diamond Drive.

County Council Proclaims May 11-15, 2015 'Police Week'

on May 8, 2015 - 1:04pm

Councilor Susan O'Leary presents a proclamation to Police Chief Dino Sgambellone declaring the Week of May 11-15, 2015 as 'Police Week' and Friday, May 15, 2015 as 'Peace Officers' Memorial Day' in Los Alamos County. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Police Chief Dino Sgambellone invites Council and the community to join him and his officers at a brief memorial service at 9 a.m. Wednesday, May 13 in the north parking lot of the police station. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Staff Report

The Los Alamos County Council today issued a proclamation declaring the Week

Los Alamos Police Blotter: April 30 To May 6, 2015

on May 7, 2015 - 5:05pm

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.

April 30 at 9 a.m. / Police charged a 15-year-old Abiquiu boy with public affray at 1300 Diamond Dr. and referred him to the juvenile probation officer.

April 30 at 9 a.m. / Police charged a 16-year-old Alcalde boy with public affray at 1300 Diamond Dr. and referred him to the juvenile probation officer.

KILEE LANDON

April 30 at 10:04 a.m.

Heinrich Urges Full Funding For Police Body Cameras

on May 7, 2015 - 10:45am

Body camera. Courtesy photo

U.S. SENATE News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. With a Republican budget agreement that could cut funding by $24 million for a critical grant program that helps police departments utilize body cameras and other innovative technology, U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M. joined 17 senators in calling for full funding of the U.S. Department of Justice Byrne Justice Assistance Grant (Byrne JAG) program.

More than 600 JAG recipients nationwide have used federal funding for police camera technology.

Police Invite Community To Memorial Ceremony May 13

on May 7, 2015 - 9:51am

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department invites the community to attend a brief memorial ceremony to honor law enforcement and corrections officers who have lost their lives in the service of others.

The ceremony is 9 a.m. Wednesday, May 13 in the northside parking lot of the police station. In the case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be moved to the first floor lobby area of the Justice Center.

Los Alamos Police Focus On Accident Related Violations

on May 5, 2015 - 8:56am

LAPD News:

Starting now and continuing through the summer, 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 roadways are wet.

Officers also will be on the lookout for impaired drivers.

Los Alamos County Police Launch Safety Town Program

on May 1, 2015 - 9:25am

LAPD News:

Los Alamos Police Department is welcoming applications for the inaugural Los Alamos County Safety Town.

This free program will run 9 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday June 15-26 at Mountain Elementary School. This program is open to children entering Kindergarten in August.

Safety Town will provide the opportunity for students to learn about several aspects of safety in the hopes of preparing them for the new hazards they will face as they enter school as well as hazards they may face in their neighborhoods and in the community.

Los Alamos Police Blotter April 23 To April 29, 2015

on April 30, 2015 - 9:05pm

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.

April 23 at 7:44 a.m. / A 54-year-old Abiquiu man reported that someone damaged his vehicle parked on Rose Street. The estimated loss is unknown.

VICTOR MARTINEZ

April 23 at 11:19 a.m. / Police arrested Victor Martinez, 31, of Los Alamos at 2500 Trinity Dr., on an outstanding Magistrate Court warrant.

 

 

 

ALICIA MARTINEZ

April 23 at 11:48 a.m.

Council Tentatively Approves Police Department Budget

on April 27, 2015 - 8:28pm

Los Alamos County Police Chief Dino Sgambellone addresses Council at this evening's budget hearing. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Staff Report

Los Alamos County Council voted 7-0 to tentatively adopt the Los Alamos Police Department's FY-2016 proposed budget as presented. The LAPD FY-2015 adopted budget is $7,127,576 and its proposed FY-2016 budget is $7,139,312 - essentially flat over current year.

The budget reflects a reduction of one full time employee within the Police Department, which will be compensated for through appropriate staffing and back filling operationally,

Scenes From Special Olympics Track And Field Meet

on April 27, 2015 - 3:34pm

Los Alamos Police Cmdr. Oliver Morris starts the race. Photo by Kateri Morris

Los Alamos Police Chief Dino Sgambellone and Cpl. Adele Girmendonk with the Espanola Special Olympics track team. Photo by Kateri Morris

SPORTS News:

Athletes competed in the Los Alamos Special Olympics Track and Field Meet Saturday at Sullivan Field.

Several volunteers helped work the event and Los Alamos Firefighters also assisted and placed ribbons on athletes at the conclusion of their events.

The Los Alamos Police Department helps raise money for local Special Olympic athletes through T-shirt sales and

Los Alamos Police Blotter: April 16 To April 22, 2015

on April 23, 2015 - 1:21pm

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.

MALCOLM TORRES

April 16 at 10:42 a.m. / Police arrested Malcolm Torres, 21, of Santa Cruz in the Sandoval County Jail on an outstanding Magistrate Court warrant.

 

 

 

MARION LOOPE

April 16 at noon / Police arrested Marion Loope, 32, of Los Alamos at 2500 Trinity Dr., and charged her with battery upon a peace officer.

April 16 at 6:17 p.m.

Los Alamos Sheriff's Office Issues Public Safety Alert Regarding Local Scam Underway

on April 22, 2015 - 3:14pm

Public Safety Alert:

Los Alamos County Sheriff Marco Lucero just contacted the Los Alamos Daily Post to issue a public safety alert regarding a scam underway in the Los Alamos area.

Someone identifying himself as a Los Alamos County sheriff's deputy and using an actual deputy's name is placing telephone calls to residents listed on the sex offender registry saying they must withdraw $1,000 in cash from the bank and take the money to Smith's parking lot where they will be met by the deputy. "They must do this to avoid being placed in jail."

Sheriff Lucero said one of the victims of this

Take Time To Thank A 911 Dispatcher This Week

on April 17, 2015 - 1:27pm

This week is dedicated across the nation to thank the people who serve as public safety telecommunicators. Public safety telecommunicators in Los Alamos include, Kate Stoddard, Wendy Strain, left, Randon Romero, Ruben Garcia, Rob Montoya, Seth Martinez, Erica Manzanares, Susie Feiertag, Angela Cordova, Michael Matison, Greg Lynch and Robert Lujan. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

Staff Report

Each year, the second full week of April is dedicated to the people who serve as public safety telecommunicators.

In Los Alamos, Public safety telecommunicators work inside the police station and

Los Alamos Police Release 2015 1st Quarter Crime Stats

on April 16, 2015 - 11:39pm

Los Alamos Chief of Police Dino Sgambellone

LAPD News:

Today, Chief of Police Dino Sgambellone released crime statistics for the first quarter of 2015, 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. The offenses of murder (homicide), rape, robbery and aggravated assault make up the violent crime category.

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

on April 16, 2015 - 11:42am

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.

April 9 at 4:31 p.m. / A 53-year-old Los Alamos man reported that he was assaulted on Central Avenue.

RYAN BARNES

April 9 at 4:45 p.m. / Police arrested Ryan Barnes, 37, of Los Alamos at 20th Street and Trinity Drive and charged him with assault and again April 10 at 11:40 a.m. at 11 Rover Blvd., and charged him with assault on a peace officer.

 

 

 

WILLIAM GARRETT

April

Los Alamos Police Blotter: April 3 To April 8, 2015

on April 10, 2015 - 5:08pm

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.

ROBERT JULIAN RODRIGUEZ

April 3 at 9:22 p.m. / Police arrested Robert Julian Rodriguez, 24 of Espanola at 2500 Trinity Dr., on an outstanding District Court warrant.

 

 

 

JOSE LUIS SANCHEZ-MORALES

April 3 at 9:46 a.m. / Police arrested Jose Luis Sanchez-Morales, 18 of Espanola on 20th Street and Trinity Drive and charged him with possession of marijuana.

April 3 at 12:12

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