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Barranca Celebrates 80 Days Of School

on December 1, 2017 - 3:47pm

Barranca Mesa Elementary School students and staff celebrate 80 days of school this morning by line dancing in front of the school. They were joined by some parents who are Los Alamos police officers and firefighters. Principal Gina Terrazas said the actvity also was held to promote 'Show Up. It Matters'. Photo  by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Fire Department Firefighter Dwight Williams shows off his moves at the 80 days of school celebration this morning at Barranca Mesa Elementary School. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

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Grand Jury Indicts Former Espanola Teacher

on December 1, 2017 - 7:24am
By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

A former teacher with Espanola School District, Gary F. Gregor, 61, was indicted by a Rio Arriba County grand jury Thursday on a charge of sexual offense against a child after allegedly causing a boy 12 years of age or younger to touch his genitals. The offense allegedly occurred between August 2006 and May 2007. The maximum penalty for this charge is six years and a fine of not more than $5,000.

Gregor has been incarcerated since May at Rio Arriba County Detention Center on a $75,000 cash only bond and is already facing a trial

Los Alamos County Chaplain Training Jan. 15-19

on November 30, 2017 - 11:58am

IFOC News:

The Los Alamos County Chaplain Corp (a non-sectarian service organization supporting the Fire and Police) is hosting an International Federation of Chaplain (IFOC) training Jan. 15-19 at the White Rock Fire Station #3 at 129 N.M. 4.

This training is for anyone who has ever been interested in Chaplain service.

It is a 45-hour accredited course awarding a certificate of completion and 4.7 Continuing Education Units of credit (CEU) also are available.

This training includes but is not limited to:

  • Chaplaincy and the Law;
  • Stress Management;
  • Critical Incident Stress Management;

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Nov. 16–28, 2017

on November 29, 2017 - 4:53pm

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 against them.

WAYNE CARL MOSLEY

Nov. 16 at 2:49 p.m. / Police arrested Wayne Carl Mosely, 66, of Los Alamos at 2500 Trinity Dr., and charged him with criminal sexual penetration of a child under 13 years of age, criminal sexual contact of a minor under 13 years f age and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

 

 

HAZEL BUCHOLZ

Nov. 17 at 3:38 a.m.

Community Invited To Coffee With A Cop Dec. 6

on November 29, 2017 - 2:59pm

LAPD News:

Officers from the Los Alamos County Police Department and community members will come together Wednesday, Dec. 6 in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships and drink coffee. 

All community members are invited to attend the Coffee with a Cop event, which begins at 8 a.m. at Rose Chocolatier at 149 Central Park Square. Learn more about Rose Chocolatier at rosechocolatier.com.

Coffee with a Cop provides a unique opportunity for community members to ask questions and learn more about the department’s work in the Los Alamos community.

The majority

Accreditation Team Holds Public Forum On LAPD

on November 29, 2017 - 9:03am

Michael O'Brien, left, and John Farrell of the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) listen to members of the community Tuesday evening at the Municipal Building. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

LAPD Accreditation Manager Sgt. Daniel Roberts, left, and John Farrell chat following Tuesday's community forum. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

 

By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

Three Los Alamos residents turned out to speak to a team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) about

New Mexico State Police Announces Sobriety Checkpoints And Saturation Patrols In December

on November 29, 2017 - 5:58am
NMSP News:
 
State Police will be conducting sobriety checkpoints; saturation patrols; and registration, insurance and driver's license checkpoints in all New Mexico counties during the month of December 2017.
 
We are bringing awareness to these events in an effort to reduce alcohol related fatalities through continued media attention and intensive advertising. These checkpoints are helping to change society's attitude about drinking and driving.
 
Hundreds of lives could be saved each year if every driver had the courage to make the right decision not to drink and drive.

Sunland Park Heroin Trafficker Sentenced To Prison

on November 29, 2017 - 5:28am
FBI News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  Eleodoro Sanchez, 62, of Canutillo, Texas, was sentenced Nov. 15 in Federal Court in Las Cruces, to 36 months in prison for his conviction on heroin trafficking charges resulting from a DEA-led investigation targeting a heroin trafficking ring operating out of Sunland Park. 
 
Sanchez will be on supervised release for three years after completing his prison sentence. 
 
Sanchez was a member of a heroin trafficking organization operating out of Sunland Park, that was targeted by a DEA-led investigation, which was designated as part of the Organized Crime Drug

County Issues RFI For Operations Of Animal Shelter

on November 29, 2017 - 5:06am

Los Alamos County Animal Shelter at 226 East Road. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

This little dog is ready for adoption at the Los Alamos Animal Shelter. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com
 
By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos County has issued a request for input (RFI) regarding the staffing and operation of the Los Alamos County Animal Shelter.

Input received will be used to develop specifications and/or the scope of services for a possible issuance of a request for proposals and gauge interest from entities to operate the shelter.

The

Police Deliver 17 Thanksgiving Dinners To Families

on November 26, 2017 - 7:56am

Los Alamos Police Chief Dino Sgambellone, left, and his officers, in partnership with Smith’s Marketplace delivered 17 Thanksgiving dinners to families throughout its service area. LAPD is thankful for the support it receives from the community and looks for opportunities to give back to the community where it can. Sgt. Tim Lonz has coordinated this effort with Smith’s Marketplace for the last several years. Courtesy/LAPD

Mosley Released From Jail Pending Trial

on November 23, 2017 - 10:28am

COURT News:

Los Alamos Magistrate Judge Pat Casados released Carl “Wayne” Mosley, 67, of Los Alamos on his own recognizance Tuesday pending trial on charges of criminal sexual penetration of a child under 13, criminal sexual contact of a minor and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Mosley was arrested following an investigation conducted by Los Alamos Police Det. Matthew Lyon along with Child Youth and Families Department representatives and a forensic interviewer.

During Mosley’s first appearance Nov.

LAPD Requests Help From Public

on November 22, 2017 - 4:22pm

LAPD News:

Due to the ongoing robbery investigation, The Los Alamos Police Department is requesting help from the public.

Specifically, if you have any video or still image surveillance footage from anywhere in White Rock, LAPD Criminal Investigators would like to receive a copy of the footage as soon as possible.

Identities of individuals who assist Law Enforcement can remain confidential.

Anyone having video or information can contact Det. Joey Robinson at 505.662.8274 or email joseph.robinson@lacnm.us

Police Chief Commends Officers, Schools For Rapid Response Following Bank Robbery In White Rock

on November 22, 2017 - 8:05am

Los Alamos Police Det. Sgt. Daniel Roberts, left, and Deputy Chief Jason Wardlow Herrera at the scene of the bank robbery Tuesday at Los Alamos National Bank on Rover Boulevard in White Rock. Citizens are reminded to stay alert and call 911 if they observe any suspicious activity. Any suspects should be considered armed and dangerous. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

LAPD Cmdr. Preston Ballew, center, Det. Joey Robinson, third from left, and Deputy Police Chief Jason Wardlow Herrera, second from right, at the scene of Tuesday's bank robbery at LANB on Rover Boulevard in White Rock.

County Officials Express Thanksgiving Wishes

on November 22, 2017 - 7:40am
Los Alamos County Council Chair David Izraelevitz
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos County offices are closed Thursday and Friday in honor of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Several County officials expressed their Thanksgiving wishes for the community.

The Thanksgiving holiday is a time to reflect on the blessings our lives bring. Among those blessings for me is being a member of this wonderful community in Los Alamos,” County Council Chair David Izraelevitz said. It is a safe, welcoming community, where education and healthy living is valued,

FBI Releases Photos Of WR Bank Robber

on November 21, 2017 - 5:27pm
Bank robber at LANB in White Rock. Courtesy/FBI
 
FBI News:
 
The FBI has released photos of the man who robbed the Los Alamos National Bank at approximately 11:50 a.m. today at 77 Rover Blvd., in White Rock.
 
The suspect wore a dark hooded jacket, a dark baseball cap, and his face was covered. He was described as male, approximately 5'10" to 6' tall, with a thin build.
 
He displayed a handgun and demanded money from a teller, who handed over an undisclosed amount of money to the suspect. The suspect left the bank.
 
Back of bank robber at LANB in White Rock. Courtesy/FBI
 
The FBI may pay a reward

County: FBI Has Taken Over Search For Robber

on November 21, 2017 - 3:24pm

Los Alamos Police have turned the search for a man who robbed LANB earlier today to the FBI. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County just released a statement that the Los Alamos Police Department has turned the search for the suspect who robbed Los Alamos National Bank today in White Rock over to the FBI who is now on scene.

LAPD officers are present at the two schools in White Rock as students are being picked up by parents under the controlled LAPS release

Residents in White Rock should continue to limit moving around White Rock and keep their doors and

More Photos From Scene Of WR Bank Robbery

on November 21, 2017 - 2:51pm

Los Alamos Police detectives search a ravine this afternoon behind Los Alamos National Bank in White Rock for a white male suspect wearing all black clothes who robbed the bank earlier today. The thief is considered armed and dangerous. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Police detectives continue to search this afternoon in White Rock for a white male suspect wearing all black clothes who robbed the bank earlier today. The thief is considered armed and dangerous. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

A state police helicopter aids in the search for a bank robber this

Photos From Bank Robbery Scene In White Rock

on November 21, 2017 - 1:29pm

Los Alamos Police Chief Dino Sgambellone, right, and Cmdr. Oliver Morris at the scene in front of Los Alamos National Bank in White Rock, which was robbed a couple of hours ago. Police are combing the area for the robber who is considered armed and dangerous. Area schools remain in lockdown while the thief is on the loose. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

A bank robber described as a white man wearing all black clothes including a hoodie and a cap with 'DC' on it fled the scene today at LANB in White Rock and remains on the lam at this time. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Alert: Man Robbed LANB In White Rock Today ... Remains At Large ... Area Schools In Lockdown

on November 21, 2017 - 12:35pm

News Alert:

Preliminary reports indicate that a man robbed the Los Alamos National Bank today in White Rock, that shots were fired outside, no reports of injuries.

The robber is on the loose and Los Alamos Public Schools has placed both Chamisa and Pinon elementary schools in White Rock on lockdown to keep students and staff safe while police hunt down the robber.

The suspect is described as a white male wearing all black clothes including a black hoodie and cap with the letters DC on it. He is considered armed and dangerous. DO NOT approach any suspects.

‘The Pain Behind The Badge’ Awards Scholarship To Autumn Sanchez For Outstanding Community Service

on November 21, 2017 - 7:10am

Autumn Sanchez, daughter of Joy Sanchez and the late Mark Sanchez, was the recipient of a scholarship presented by an organization called 'The Pain Behind the Badge' in recognition of her outstanding community service and in memory of her father's law enforcement career before his death in May 2011. Autumn graduated from New Mexico Virtual Academy as an honor student in May of 2017 with a 4.0 GPA. She is a student at Northern New Mexico College, seeking a degree in Biology to be able to go on to Veterinary School in Colorado.

Council Members Conduct Annual Jail Inspection

on November 21, 2017 - 7:01am

Los Alamos County Councilors, from left, Antonio Maggiore, Rick Reiss and Chris Chandler chat with Los Alamos Police Chief Dino Sgambellone and Detention Center Administrator Hilario 'Eli' Salinas following their inspection of the Detention Center, which included speaking with a couple of randomly selected inmates. Under New Mexico law, the governing body of a county has to conduct an annual detention center site visit to inspect the overall conditions at the facility. Following the visit, an inspection report has to be presented at regular meeting of the governing body.

Victoria Espinoza Free On Bond

on November 20, 2017 - 8:59am

COURT News:

Just nine days after Los Alamos Magistrate Judge Pat Casados opted to keep Victoria Espinoza in jail on a cash only secured bond for $3,000 unless she can be admitted to an inpatient drug treatment facility, Espinoza is out of jail after her $3,000 bond was paid. She is slated for a Dec. 1 preliminary hearing in Magistrate Court.

Espinoza was arrested Nov. 3 on a warrant and charged with possession of methamphetamine; possession of heroin; selling, disposing, possessing dangerous drugs; possession of marijuana; and two counts of drug paraphernalia.

At her Nov.

Bucholz Remains In Jail Pending Preliminary Hearing

on November 20, 2017 - 5:25am

COURT News:

Hazel Bucholz, 19, will remain in custody until her Dec. 1 preliminary hearing in Los Alamos Magistrate Court, following a ruling by Judge Pat Casados Friday.

Bucholz was arrested in Rio Rancho on a warrant after she failed to appear for her Oct. 27 preliminary hearing before Judge Casados.

Bucholz was arrested June 20 and charged with felony possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. She had her first appearance June 21 before Judge Casados.

During Friday’s hearing, Bucholz admitted to having violated her conditions of release by leaving and

Carl Mosley Charged With Offenses Against Child

on November 18, 2017 - 9:35pm
By Maire O'Neill
Los Alamos Daily Post

Carl “Wayne” Mosley, 67, of Los Alamos was charged Friday with criminal sexual penetration of a child under 13, criminal sexual contact of a minor and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Mosley was arrested following an investigation conducted by Los Alamos Police Det. Matthew Lyon along with Child Youth and Families Department representatives and a forensic interviewer.

Court documents indicate that Det. Lyon met with Mosley Nov.

Review Committee Declares Santa Fe Police Officer’s Shooting A Justifiable Homicide

on November 17, 2017 - 7:43am

Staff Report 

First Judicial District Attorney Marco P. Serna’s office has announced the findings of the Officer Involved Shooting Review Committee’s evaluation of the investigation of the shooting death of Andrew James Lucero by Santa Fe Police Ofc. Leonardo Guzman. 

In a letter to Serna, Fourth Judicial District Attorney Richard Flores said the committee unanimously agreed that Ofc. Guzman acted in the lawful discharge of his duties and that the killing of Lucero was a justifiable homicide by a police officer. 

“As such, the committee recommends that no criminal charges be filed,” the

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