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Police Arrest Probation Violator at Ashley Pond Park

on January 27, 2013 - 11:42am

Los Alamos Police Sgt. Jeff Regenold, left, and Commander Jason Wardlow Herrera question Jesus Velazco at Ashley Pond Park Friday afternoon after the suspect called 911 to report that he had a gun and was headed to the park. Photo by Carol A. Clark.ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Police Commander Jason Wardlow Herrera checked the jacket of Jesus Velazco for a gun at Ashley Pond Park Friday after the suspect called 911 to say he had a gun and "no one is going to take me in when I let my dog off leash." Photo by Carol A. Clark.ladailypost.com

Jesus Antonio Velazco

By Carol A. Clark

Threats to

Former Los Alamos Police Chief Loses Wife to Cancer

on January 24, 2013 - 11:43am
KELLY MELTON March 1, 1959–Jan. 21, 2013
 
Former Los Alamos Police Chief Richard Melton lost his wife Kelly to cancer Monday, Jan. 21. Melton served as police chief in Los Alamos from 1998 to 2004 before leaving to become police chief for the City of Napa in California. 
 
Kelly Melton, 53, a real life angel, left this earth on January 21, 2013. She was born March 1, 1959 in Valparaiso, Fla., to James and Betty Branton. After earning her Associate's Degree, she married Richard Melton on September 5, 1981.
 
Although she worked in banking for 20 plus years, her passion in life was

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Jan. 10 to Jan. 16, 2013

on January 21, 2013 - 10:02am

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.

Jan. 10 at 4:17 a.m. / Police received a report from Los Alamos National Bank of criminal damage to property in the 2000 block of Trinity Dr. the estimated loss is less than $1,000.

Jan. 10 at 5:11 p.m. / Police received a report from a 20-year-old Los Alamos man that he was the victim of fraud in the 4900 block of N. Sol. The estimated loss is less than $100.

Jan. 11 at 8:08 a.m.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Jan. 3 to Jan. 9, 2013

on January 14, 2013 - 8:52am

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.

Jan. 3 at 8:36 a.m. / A 63-year-old Los Alamos man reported that someone damaged his property in the 100 block of Mariposa Court. The estimated loss is unknown.

Jan. 3 at 12:20 p.m. / CB FOX Department Store in the 1700 block of Central Avenue reported that someone paid for merchandise with bad checks. The matter is under investigation.

GARY SHAW

Jan. 4 at 3:05 a.m.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Dec. 30, 2012 to Jan. 3, 2013

on January 7, 2013 - 9:38am

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.

 

JOHN DANIELSON

Dec. 30 at 4:37 p.m. / Police arrested John Danielson, 63, of Los Alamos in the 4000 block of University Drive and charged him with failure to stop at a red light, driving on a suspended or revoked license and driving without insurance. 

 

ISAIAS VILLALOBOS‑MARQUEZ

Jan. 1 at 1:45 p.m.

Stan Primak Issues Public Apology

on January 5, 2013 - 1:42pm

Stan Primak
By Carol A. Clark
Los Alamos Daily Post

Local developer Stan Primak issued a public apology to his wife and to the Los Alamos community regarding a domestic dispute with his wife Friday night that resulted in his arrest and charge of aggravated battery on a household member.

Primak told the Los Alamos Daily Post this afternoon that in looking back at last night and the fight he had with his wife at their home after dinner, "It just all seems so surreal."

"It is so out of character for me ... but then apparently it's not ... I regret it and I am so sorry but it's not enough,"

Local Developer Charged in Domestic Dispute

on January 5, 2013 - 11:06am

Stan Primak

Staff Report

Longtime Los Alamos resident Stan Primak was arrested Friday, Jan. 4, at his home in the 1300 block of 44th Street following a domestic dispute with his wife.

According to the criminal complaint, police charged Primak with one count of aggravated battery against a household member.

The statement of probable cause indicates that a couple who were visiting on the other side of the Primak's duplex were having dinner at the Primak's home when there was an argument and Stan Primak became upset.

According to statements made by the visiting friends in the report,

Los Alamos Police Chief Returns to Work

on January 5, 2013 - 9:20am

Police Chief Wayne Torpy inside the police station with Ofc. Oliver McCartney. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

By Carol A. Clark

Following an extended stay in the hospital beginning in November, Los Alamos Police Chief Wayne Torpy surprised officers and staff when he arrived unannounced Wednesday at the police station.

"It was so good to see him and we are really happy to have him back and to see that he is doing so well," Deputy Police Chief Randy Foster said.

Foster has been the acting police chief while Torpy was away on sick leave and he was in on Torpy's surprise visit

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Dec. 20 to Dec. 24, 2012

on December 31, 2012 - 7:20am

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.

 

CONNIE LEMON‑SANDOVAL

Dec. 20 at 12:03 a.m. / Police arrested Connie Lemon-Sandoval, 67, of Los Alamos near 38th Street and Villa and charged her with driving without a working tail light, driving without insurance and driving on a suspended or revoked license.

Dec. 20 at 2:29 p.m.

Police Chief Shares Holiday Greetings

on December 25, 2012 - 8:31am

Chief Wayne Torpy

Los Alamos Police Chief Wayne Torpy is home from the hospital and told the Los Alamos Daily Post that he is mending well.

"I want to thank everyone and express my deep appreciation for all of the cards and notes and letters of support that I have received during my stay at the hospital," Torpy said. "I just want to let everyone know that I am home now and doing well and I want to wish everyone in the community happy holidays."

 

 

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Dec. 13 to Dec. 19, 2012

on December 24, 2012 - 9:57am

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.

Dec. 13 at 12:52 a.m. / Police arrested Jordan Agoyo, 24, of Santa Fe on an outstanding Magistrate Court Warrant. No photo available.

Dec. 13 at 10:50 a.m., / Police charged a 16-year-old El Rancho boy with possession of drug paraphernalia at Los Alamos High School. Police referred him to the juvenile probation officer and released him to his parents.

SAMANTHA DUTRA

Dec. 13 at 8:07 p.m.

Grants Man Arrested for Posting Threats on Internet

on December 21, 2012 - 7:02am

FBI News:

This morning the FBI arrested Paulo Nikko Peral, 20, of Grants, New Mexico, on a criminal complaint charging him with transmitting a threat to injure another in interstate commerce, in violation of 18 U.S.C. 875(c.)

Paulo’s arrest was announced by U.S. Attorney Kenneth J. Gonzales and Carol K.O. Lee, Special Agent in Charge of the Albuquerque Division of the FBI.

Peral made his initial appearance in federal court this afternoon. He remains in federal custody pending a preliminary hearing and a detention hearing, which are scheduled for tomorrow morning.

The criminal complaint

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Dec. 8 to Dec. 12, 2012

on December 17, 2012 - 8:11am

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.

Dec. 8 at 4:45 p.m. / A 71-year-old Los Alamos man reported that he was the victim of larceny in the 2000 block of 47th Street. The estimated loss is less than $250.

Dec. 10 at 11:25 a.m. / A 76-year-Los Los Alamos man on Los Pueblos reported that he was the victim of fraudulent use of his credit card. The estimated loss is $300.

Dec. 10 at 5:22 p.m.

Motorists Urged to Stay Home Today

on December 14, 2012 - 11:19am

LAPD News:

With this morning's snowstorm creating dangerous conditions on local roadways, Los Alamos Police are urging motorists to stay home if possible.

Police report that so far they have not encountered vehicle accidents but they are inundated with reports of vehicles stuck in the snow.

 

Letter to the Editor: To Catch A Thief

on December 14, 2012 - 7:22am
By Nancy Coombs, Marketing Director
Fuller Lodge Art Center

On behalf of the staff at Fuller Lodge Art Center I'd like to extend a heart-felt "thank you" to our volunteer Deborah Stone-Richard and to the Los Alamos Police Department for their efforts in chasing and apprehending a shoplifter on Nov. 28.

Although our staff was suspicious that the woman was pocketing items as she walked around the gallery/gift shop, there was no direct evidence of theft inside the shop.

Deborah's shift ended just as the woman left the Art Center, and she chose to follow her.

New Los Alamos Police Officer Takes Oath

on December 14, 2012 - 7:21am

Los Alamos Magistrate Court Judge Pat Casados administers the oath of office to new Police Officer Miguel Maes Thursday morning during a ceremony at the Justice Center. Courtesy/LAPD

Newly sworn Los Alamos Police Officer Miguel Maes signs documents for Magistrate Court Judge Pat Casados Thursday morning at the Justice Center. Courtesy/LAPD

Driver Cited for DUI in Monday's 3-Car Crash

on December 11, 2012 - 9:34am

Police issue charges in this three-vehicle collision Monday on Trinity Drive. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com

By Carol A. Clark

Los Alamos Police have issued charges against one of the driver's in Monday evening's three-vehicle collision on Trinity Drive near Timber Ridge Road.

Geraldine Quintana of Santa Fe has been charged with one count of aggravated DUI, one count of abandonment or abuse of a child and one count of careless driving.

"Our investigation finds that a 2000 Toyota sedan driven by Alice Gutierrez attempted to make a left turn on Timber Ridge when it was struck from

Three Car Crash Slows Evening Commute on Trinity

on December 10, 2012 - 6:23pm

Three cars involved in a crash this evening on Trinity Drive. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com

By Greg Kendall

A three car crash occured at Trinity Drive and Timber Ridge Road at approximately 5:25 p.m. today. Two drivers in sedans involved in the wreck were transported to Los Alamos Medical Center for possible treatment. 

Ken Will, was the third driver involved. He was operating a white truck and told the Los Alamos Daily Post at the scene that he "was in the right lane and the blue Toyota sedan was stopped to turn (on Timber Ridge Road.) The lady in the silver Chevrolet sedan was

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Nov. 29 to Dec. 5, 2012

on December 10, 2012 - 1:47pm

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.

Nov. 29 at 9:27 a.m. / Police charged a 15-year-old boy from Abiquiu with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia at Los Alamos High School, 1300 Diamond Dr., referred him to the juvenile probation officer and released him to his parents.

DANIEL RODARTE

Nov. 29 at 8:57 p.m.

Los Alamos Police Conduct Emergency Training

on December 7, 2012 - 12:18pm

Members of the Los Alamos County Police Department are conducting emergency vehicle operations course training today at the Los Alamos County Airport on Airport Road. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos Police Save Suicidal Man

on December 5, 2012 - 8:38pm

Isaiah Cisneros

By Carol A. Clark

Seizing literally a split-second opportunity, Los Alamos police officers were able to tase a suicidal man, lunge across the room and snatch his gun away before he could kill himself.

For reasons unknown, Isaiah Cisneros, 26, of Los Alamos threatened to shoot himself on Nov. 24. A woman in his home on 35th Street alerted police.

Cpl. Eric Wilhoit and Ofc. Oliver McCartney responded to the residence and Sgt. Jeremy Duran arrived shortly thereafter.

The woman directed the officers to a bedroom in which they found Cisneros sitting cross-legged on the floor

Driver Cited in Latest Vehicle Rollover

on December 5, 2012 - 10:44am

Sunday rollover on N.M. 4. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com

Staff Report:

Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office has cited the driver of a Dodge Ram pickup that went off the road on N.M. 4 Sunday, Dec. 2 and rolled over on the embankment.

Dusty Keane, 18, of Los Alamos was cited for failure to maintain her lane, said SFSO Maj. Ken Johnson during a telephone interview with the Los Alamos Daily Post late Tuesday.

Keane was transported to Los Alamos Medical Center following her one-vehicle rollover Sunday afternoon.

Johnson reported that Keane suffered "scrapes and bruises from the

Los Alamos County Council Honors Kevin Smith

on December 4, 2012 - 8:22pm

Los Alamos County Councilor Vincent Chiravalle, right, on behalf of the Council, presents Los Alamos Site Office Manager Kevin W. Smith with a gift of a framed photograph of aspen trees by Leslie Bucklin in recognition of his service to the County. The DOE/NNSA recently announced that Smith will be departing Los Alamos in January to become the manager of the Office of River Protection.

BREAKING NEWS: Police Capture Burglary Suspects

on December 4, 2012 - 2:56pm

Skylar B. Smith. Courtesy/LAPD

By Carol A. Clark

Detectives from the Los Alamos Police Department's Investigations Division, working in conjunction with the Albuquerque Police Department’s Auto Theft Division, have apprehended a man suspected in the recent rash of auto burglaries in Los Alamos.

Skylar B. Smith, 20, of Rio Rancho, who previously lived in Los Alamos, was arrested Monday, Dec. 1 on a Los Alamos warrant for auto burglary and theft of credit cards. 

Coady Richards. Courtesy/LAPD

Smith's arrest comes after a lengthy investigation in which Los Alamos detectives served a

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Nov. 23 to Nov. 28, 2012

on December 3, 2012 - 1:21pm

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.

Nov. 23 at 10:44 a.m. / An 87-year-old Los Alamos man was the victim of an unattended death in the 300 block of Grand Canyon Drive. No foul play is suspected.

Nov. 23 at 12:19 p.m. / A 12-year-old Los Alamos girl reported that she was battered in the 100 block of Santolina.

 Nov. 23 at 12:30 p.m.

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