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LAPD Detective Offers Seniors Advice On Scammers

on September 14, 2017 - 7:30am

Los Alamos Police Det. Ryan Wolking addresses seniors during lunch Sept. 13 at the White Rock Senior Center. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

White Rock resident Bill Norman, right, chats with Det. Ryan Wolking Sept. 13 at the White Rock Senior Center. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

 

Det. Ryan Wolking answers questions following his presentation on recognizing scams, defeating scammers and protection from scams Sept. 13  at the White Rock Senior Center. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

 

 

By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Sept. 6 To Sept. 12, 2017

on September 13, 2017 - 12:36pm

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.

DUSTIN D. NELSON

Sept. 6 at 8:33 a.m. / Police arrested Dustin D. Nelson, 28, of Los Alamos at 2500 Trinity Dr., on an outstanding District Court warrant.

 

 

MARISSA D. SPARKS

Sept. 6 at 9:58 a.m. / Police arrested Marissa D. Sparks, 25, of Los Alamos at 2500 Trinity Dr., on an outstanding District Court warrant.

 

 

IVAN L. TRUJILLO

Sept. 6 at 3:47 p.m.

Andrea Rivera Faces New Charges

on September 13, 2017 - 3:27am

Staff Report

Andrea R. Rivera, 30, of Los Alamos remains in jail after her arraignment Sept. 7 by Los Alamos Municipal Judge Alan Kirk. According to court staff, she was charged with resisting arrest and disorderly conduct and no date has been set for her next court appearance because Judge Kirk needs more information before he will review her case.

Los Alamos Police Cpl. Jemuel Montoya was dispatched Sept. 1 to a White Rock home in response to a reported verbal altercation involving Rivera.

Two Cars Crash Near Los Alamos High School

on September 12, 2017 - 6:30pm

The drivers of two vehicles that crashed during this evening's commute at the intersection of Diamond Drive and Sandia were transported with minor injuries to Los Alamos Medical Center. Police at the scene indicated that the red car turned left from Sandia onto Diamond Drive and collided with the blue BMW. Los Alamos fire and police responded to the scene, which included handling traffic that was backed up for long distances in both directions. Photo by Josh Smith

Scene from this evening's collision at Diamond Drive and Sandia. Photo by Josh Smith

Scene from this evening's collision at

Plea Deal Reached in Nicholas Conner Trafficking Case

on September 12, 2017 - 9:31am

Nicholas Conner, right, enters guilty pleas to five charges before First Judicial District Judge T. Glenn Ellington Tuesday in Santa Fe. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

 

By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post
 

Nicholas Conner pleaded guilty to four counts of trafficking methamphetamine and one count of possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute under a plea agreement signed before First Judicial District Judge T. Glenn Ellington Monday in Santa Fe.

Conner was arrested in March during Operation Spring Cleaning, a drug sweep conducted by the

Justin F. Vigil Sentenced In Two Cases

on September 11, 2017 - 6:52am
By MAIRE O'NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

Justin F. Vigil, 23, of Santa Fe, will serve 191 days in Santa Fe County Detention Center and 566 days of supervised probation when released under the terms of a judgment issued by First Judicial District Judge T. Glenn Ellington for two cases, one in Los Alamos County and the other in Santa Fe County.

In the Los Alamos case, Vigil was originally charged with kidnapping, aggravated assault and aggravated battery against a Los Alamos woman.

Weapons Found At Scene Where Man In Stolen Pickup Attempts To Run Down Los Alamos Police Officer

on September 9, 2017 - 6:46am
By MAIRE O'NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
Two men involved in an Aug. 25 incident in which one of them attempted to run down a Los Alamos Police officer with a stolen pickup were back in Los Alamos Magistrate Court Friday morning facing revised charges.

Joel Martin, 30, of Albuquerque now faces a total of 14 charges in connection with the incident due to an amended complaint filed Friday by Deputy First Judicial District Attorney Kent Wahlquist.

Larceny Charge Against Tonya Males Dismissed

on September 8, 2017 - 3:41pm

Staff Report

A larceny charge filed July 24 against Tonya Males of Espanola has been dismissed without prejudice by Deputy First Judicial District Attorney Kent Wahlquist in Los Alamos Magistrate Court.

Males was charged with the theft of $900 in cash from a White Rock home she was cleaning.

The homeowner claimed the money had been in an envelope in a bedroom dresser and that Males was the only person who had access to the bedroom besides herself.

Males was represented by Los Alamos Attorney Philip Dabney.

Criminal Charge Dropped Against Lab Employee

on September 8, 2017 - 3:20pm

Staff Report

The charge against a Los Alamos National Laboratory employee of criminal damage of more than $1,800 to a vehicle belonging to another Lab employee has been dismissed.

First Judicial District Deputy District Attorney Kent Walhquist filed the dismissal Thursday in Los Alamos Magistrate Court for the charge against Robert Winkel stating that restitution has been made in the case and the interests of justice are best served through dismissal of the charge.

Winkel was charged pursuant to an investigation into damage to a vehicle belonging to a group leader who reportedly had some

Letter To The Editor: Gun Buy Back Farce

on September 7, 2017 - 10:27pm
By ROBERT VISEL
Los Alamos

The New Mexicans to Prevent Gun Violence (NMPGV) and Los Alamos Police Department will be holding their first, and hopefully last, “ever” Guns To Gardens Gun Buyback event on Saturday, Oct. 28.

First of all, they can’t “Buy Back” something they never sold in the first place! So, this onerous title is already misleading.

Second, if people have been paying the least bit of attention to these Gun Control schemes they would find out that these so called “Buy Back” programs do absolutely nothing to deter violent crime not just here in the United States but around the

LAPD Records Division Is Well-Oiled Machine

on September 7, 2017 - 4:40pm

Los Alamos Police Department Records Division Manager Teresina Berg in the Department's file vault. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

 

By MAIRE O'NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

Information is the lifeblood of any organization and Los Alamos Police Department is no exception. Keeping accurate records that comply with local, state and federal laws becomes even more important when your organization happens to be responsible for the protection of life in the community as well as the rights and guarantees of both residents and visitors.

Teresina Berg has managed the

LAFD Honor Guard Gears Up For 9/11 Memorial Climb

on September 6, 2017 - 7:39pm

Los Alamos Fire Department Honor Guard members during last year's September 11th Memorial Climb at Pajarito Mountain. Courtesy photo

 

By MAIRE O'NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post
 

Los Alamos Fire Department Honor Guard is gearing up for the Fourth Annual Sepember 11th Memorial Climb scheduled  9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Pajarito Ski Hill.

“Because we are a mountain town and not a big city, we don’t have a high-rise building.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Aug. 30 To Sept. 4, 2017

on September 6, 2017 - 4:15pm

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.

HEATHER R. DOMINGUEZ

Aug. 30 at 4:37 a.m. / Police arrested Heather R. Dominguez, 34, of Los Alamos at 1203 9th St., Apt. 5 on an outstanding Magistrate Court warrant.

 

 

CASANDRA ROSE RUYBAL

Aug. 30 at 9:24 a.m. / Police arrested Casandra Rose Ruybal, 28, of Los Alamos at 4408 Sycamore St., on an outstanding Municipal Court warrant and an outstanding Magistrate Court warrant.

Los Alamos County’s First Ever Guns To Gardens Gun Buyback Event Oct. 28

on September 5, 2017 - 6:50pm

LAPD News:

The community is invited to join the New Mexicans to Prevent Gun Violence (NMPGV) and Los Alamos Police Department 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28 for the first ever Guns To Gardens Gun Buyback event.

Following a successful fundraising effort by NMPGV, Oct. 28 will mark the fourth statewide gun buyback to safely get unwanted working guns out of homes and off the streets.

Over the coming year, RAWtools, in partnership with Santa Fe Community College welding and sculpture students, will forge unwanted, dismantled guns into garden tools and public art projects and

Eric Sanchez Bound Over To District Court

on September 5, 2017 - 6:24pm
By MAIRE O'NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

An Albuquerque man who allegedly attempted to cash an altered check belonging to an elderly White Rock woman was bound over Friday to District Court following a preliminary hearing before Los Alamos Magistrate Court Judge Pat Casados.

Eric Sanchez, 29, is charged with forgery and having an open container in his vehicle.

Sanchez was arrested May 15 at Los Alamos National Bank in White Rock after he attempted to cash a forged check for $2,250 with the drive through teller, which appears to have been made out to Doctors Without

Group Charged With Shoplifting At Smith's Marketplace

on September 5, 2017 - 6:06pm
By MAIRE O'NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post
 

Two men and a woman were arrested Aug. 27 in yet another shoplifting incident at Smith’s Marketplace. Robert W. Abeyta, 32, of Ohkay Owingeh, Meadows Tafoya-Romero, 24, of Espanola, and Juanadolfo Gomez, 29, of San Juan Pueblo, all appeared before Los Alamos Magistrate Judge Pat Casados Aug. 28 and are slated for hearings Sept. 22.

Los Alamos Police Sgt. Monica Salazar-Casias and Cpl.

Charge Against Andrea Rivera Dismissed

on September 5, 2017 - 5:59am

Staff Report

 

A charge of unlawful taking of a motor vehicle against Andrea R. Rivera of Los Alamos was dismissed without prejudice Sept. 1 in Los Alamos Magistrate Court.

Rivera was charged with the crime April 21 when she was allegedly a passenger in a vehicle being driven by another woman who did not have permission to drive it. Later the driver alleged Rivera was driving the vehicle and she didn’t know where it was.

Rivera had been slated for a preliminary hearing Sept. 1, however Deputy District Attorney Kent Wahlquist dismissed the charge.

State Police Investigating Taos Police Department Officer-Involved Shooting

on September 1, 2017 - 8:27am
NMSP News:
 
TAOS, NM  The New Mexico State Police is investigating a shooting by a Taos Police Department officer. The shooting occurred Aug. 28 around 2:30 p.m. at the Fred Baca Park located at the intersection of Camino Del Medio and Fred Baca Park Road in Taos. 
 
Taos Police Department (TPD) had been called to the park to assist officers with the New Mexico Adult Probation and Parole Office (APPO). APPO officers had recognized inside a vehicle (a teal Saturn passenger car) at the park an absconder who had a felony warrant for his arrest. The absconder was identified as Requildo E.

FBI: Navajo Man From Bloomfield Sentenced To Prison For Involuntary Manslaughter Conviction

on September 1, 2017 - 8:22am
FBI News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  Thomas J. Yazzie, Jr., 52, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation from Bloomfield, was sentenced Aug. 29 in Federal Court in Albuquerque, to 30 months in prison followed by two years of supervised release for his conviction on an involuntary manslaughter charge.
 
Yazzie was arrested Feb. 7, 2017, on an indictment charging him with involuntary manslaughter. According to the indictment, Yazzie killed a man while driving under the influence of alcohol on the Navajo Indian Reservation in San Juan County, May 10, 2016.
 
March 30, 2017, Yazzie pled guilty to the

LAPD Launches Community Survey Friday

on August 31, 2017 - 9:00pm
LAPD News:
 
Beginning Friday, Sept. 1, in an effort to better serve and partner with the community, the Los Alamos Police Department will roll out a Community Survey.
 
This survey can be taken anytime an individual interacts with any member of the Los Alamos Police Department. The survey responses are completely anonymous.
 
The survey will acquire feedback in the following areas:
  • Community Involvement;
  • Safety;
  • Procedural Justice;
  • Performance;
  • Contact; and
  • Satisfaction.
 
There also is a voluntary portion for demographics.

Joel Martin Remains In Jail Until Sept. 28 Hearing

on August 31, 2017 - 8:18pm

Joel Martin is led into First Judicial District Court Thursday by Los Alamos Detention Center staff. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

 

By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

One of two men charged with aggravated assault on a police officer appeared in the First Judicial District Court today for a dangerousness hearing to determine whether he should be held without bond until his release is addressed by the District Court.

Joel Martin, 30, of Albuquerque, also was charged Aug.

LAPD Ramps Up Presence In Smith's Parking Lot

on August 31, 2017 - 10:16am
LAPD ramps up police presence at Smith’s. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

 

The Los Alamos Police Department has ramped up its uniformed and plain clothes police presence in the vicinity of Smith’s Marketplace following two unrelated incidents in the past week.

Cmdr. Preston Ballew said Wednesday that the community will notice additional police presence during both day and evening hours.

The first incident happened Friday night when two men, Joel Martin and Stephen Montano each stole more than $250 in alcoholic

FBI: Albuquerque Bank Robber Gets 57 Months

on August 31, 2017 - 7:26am
FBI News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  Christopher Gallegos, 33, of Albuquerque, was sentenced Aug. 29 in Federal Court to 57 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release for his conviction on an armed bank robbery charge.
 
Christopher Gallegos was arrested in March 2016, on a criminal complaint charging him and four co-defendants, Greg Miera, 51, Martin Huertta, 43, Christian Herrera, 21, and Isaiah Gallegos, 22, all of Albuquerque, with robbing the US Bank branch located at 5620 Wyoming Blvd. NE in Albuquerque, March 30, 2016.
 
According to the complaint, Albuquerque Police

Jurisdiction Questioned In Sherman Dogs Case

on August 31, 2017 - 7:16am

Los Alamos County Attorney Alvin Leaphart, right, chats with Deputy Police Chief Jason Wardlow Herrera Wednesday as Public Safety Aide Robert Aragon looks on. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

By MAIRE O’NEILL

Los Alamos Daily Post
 
Los Alamos Magistrate Judge Pat Casados opted to maintain jurisdiction in a civil “dangerous dog” case Wednesday against Leslie Sherman of White Rock despite opinions from Los Alamos County Attorney Alvin Leaphart and Sherman’s attorney Aaron Boland.

The case pertains to a March 29 incident in which Sherman’s dogs allegedly

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Aug. 24-29, 2017

on August 30, 2017 - 6:49pm
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.
 
GARRETT ECKHART
Aug. 24 at 10:08 a.m. / Police arrested Garrett J. Eckhart, 36, of Los Alamos on a Magistrate Court Bench Warrant.
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
DANIEL ARCHULETA
Aug. 24 at 3:27 p.m. / Police arrested Daniel Archuleta, 35, of Espanola on an outstanding Municipal Court Warrant.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
STEPHEN JAYMES MONTANO
Aug. 26 at 12:31 a.m.

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