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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

Former Los Alamos Residents File IPRA Complaint Against County

on November 16, 2017 - 6:34am
By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

Former Los Alamos residents John and Cindy Fraser have filed a complaint against Los Alamos County Council and County Custodian of Records Barb Ricci in First Judicial District Court seeking to enforce the New Mexico Inspection of Public Records Act (IPRA).

The complaint, filed Oct.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Nov. 8–14, 2017

on November 15, 2017 - 12:49pm

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 against them.

LISA CHAVEZ

Nov. 8 at 10:45 a.m. / Police arrested Lisa Chavez, 32, of Espanola in Santa Fe on an outstanding Municipal Court warrant.

 

 

 

 

CHRISTINA M. MARTINEZ

Nov. 8 at 12:52 p.m. / Police arrested Christina M. Martinez, 37, of Santa Cruz at 15th Street and Trinity Dr. and charged her with DWI.

 

 

 

 

KELLY DARLENE SNOW

Nov. 8 at 5:19 p.m.

FBI: Two Men Rob Albuquerque Bank, Flee In Toyota Sienna Minivan

on November 15, 2017 - 10:58am

FBI News:
 
The FBI and Albuquerque Police Department are looking for two men who robbed a northeast Albuquerque bank Monday (11/13/2017) and fled in a Toyota Sienna minivan.
 
The robbery occurred at New Mexico Bank & Trust, in the Sierra Vista Shopping Center, 9500 Montgomery Blvd. NE, at approximately 3:36 p.m.
 
The first suspect is described as a white male 25-30 years old, approximately 6' tall, with a thin build and freckles on his cheeks.

Judge Detains Alleged Writer Of SFHS Shooting Plan

on November 15, 2017 - 5:43am
By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

 

A Santa Fe High School student, Aaron Encinias, will be held in a youth detention center pending trial on a charge of conspiring to engage in terrorist activity.

First Judicial District Judge Mary Marlowe Sommer ordered the detention Tuesday saying Encinias poses a risk to others. Charges against two other students, Santiago Trujillo and Julian Carter were dropped.

The three students were arrested last week when other students found a letter on campus, which included plans for a mass shooting at SFHS along with a diagram

Judge Detains Stabbing Suspect Citing 12 Prior Cases

on November 15, 2017 - 5:26am

Andrea Rivera, right, consults with her attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies Tuesday during a dangerousness hearing before First Judicial District Judge T. Glenn Ellington in Santa Fe. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

 

By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

A 30-year-old Los Alamos woman will remain in custody without bond until further notice on two counts of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and one count of tampering with evidence.

First Judicial District Judge T.

Law Enforcement Accreditation Assessment Team Invites Public Comment From Los Alamos Community

on November 14, 2017 - 2:19pm

LAPD News:

Chief of Police Dino Sgambellone announced today that a team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA®), will arrive Nov. 27 in Los Alamos to examine all aspects of the Los Alamos Police Department policy and procedures, management, operations and support services.

Verification by the team that the LAPD meets the Commission’s state-of-the-art standards is part of a voluntary process to gain accreditation—a highly prized recognition of public safety professional excellence, he said.

AG’s Office Files Brief In Mallory Appeal

on November 14, 2017 - 7:01am
By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

Assistant Attorney General Maris Veidemanis has filed a “brief in chief” in an appeal in a local case involving alleged sexual exploitation of children under 18 years by visual media.

Scott Mallory of Los Alamos was arrested in January 2016 after forensic searches of his computer revealed images of young female teenagers, some of which were focused on the clothed breast area and 250 items bookmarked as “child erotica and child pornography”.

The appeal was filed in May by Assistant District Attorney Kent Wahlquist and claims

Pandey Admits He Should Have Stopped When Victim Pushed Him Away

on November 13, 2017 - 10:01am

COURT News:

An incident report filed by Los Alamos Police Det. Matt Lyon indicates that a 31-year-old Los Alamos man charged with aggravated battery, false imprisonment and attempt to commit sexual assault told him he should have stopped, that he knew the victim was not interested after she pushed him away the first time.

Sachin Pandey was arrested Oct. 3 following an investigation by Lyon. When Lyon interviewed Pandey, he asked him what he was trying to do when he was being aggressive with the victim.

Gutierrez Scheduled For Pretrial Hearing Dec. 8

on November 11, 2017 - 10:27pm

COURT News:

 

A pretrial hearing has been set for Dec. 8 in Los Alamos Magistrate Court for Jeremy Gutierrez, 32, of Espanola. Gutierrez was arrested Oct. 31 and charged with driving under the influence and possession of a controlled substance.

Los Alamos Police Department Dispatch had received several calls about a reckless driver near the Los Alamos Airport and with the help of a caller who was on the phone with Dispatch, located Gutierrez’s car on Central Avenue. Court documents indicate that after Gutierrez was pulled over, Sgt.

Schmitt Receives Suspended Sentence

on November 11, 2017 - 10:11pm

COURT News:

 

Robert F. Schmitt, 41, received a 90-day suspended sentence Oct. 23 from Judge Alan Kirk in Los Alamos Municipal Court and was placed on three months of supervised probation on a charge of criminal damage to property of less than $1,000.

Schmitt was arrested Sept. 18 at Smith’s in White Rock for slashing a tire on a truck belonging to another Smith’s employee. Los Alamos Police Department had been called to the store in response to a domestic dispute involving Schmitt. They were called back a little later in response to the report of the slashed tire.

Police reviewed store

Ruybal Faces Probation Violation Hearing

on November 11, 2017 - 4:44pm
By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

Casandra Ruybal, 28, of Los Alamos will be back in First Judicial District Court Nov. 20 for a probation violation hearing. If found guilty of the violation, probation officials have asked that she be remanded into custody to serve the remainder of her sentence in the Department of Corrections.

Ruybal was arrested Feb. 23 after Los Alamos Police Department responded to a report that a woman was trying to cash stolen checks at the Los Alamos National Bank branch in White Rock.

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