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LAPD Officers In High Speed Chase

on July 14, 2017 - 6:45pm
By MAIRE O'NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post
 

Los Alamos Police Officers were involved in a high speed pursuit Thursday afternoon, which ended in a Colorado man being apprehended in Nambe. Carl Johann Black, 37, of Colorado Springs faces several charges in connection with the chase.

It began around 1:45 p.m. when LAPD Dispatch notified Cpl. David Boe of a possible reckless driver in a silver mini-van traveling along Diamond Drive toward  the mesas.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: June 28 - July 11, 2017

on July 13, 2017 - 4:28pm

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.

 
PHILIP SWAZO
 
July 5 / Philip Swazo, 28, of Santa Fe was arrested and charged with operating a vehicle under the influence, operating without a chauffeur’s license, open container and failure to display current registration.
 
 
 
 
 
SHERRY LYNN FRANCISCO 

July 5 / Sherry Lynn Francisco, 57, of Harper, Texas, was arrested and charged with operating a vehicle while

County Seeks Permanent Solution For Sheriff's Office

on July 13, 2017 - 11:05am

Los Alamos County Sheriff Marco Lucero attends Tuesday night County Council meeting to ask for his office's budget and staff to be restored. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

 

By KIRSTEN LASKEY

Los Alamos Daily Post 

 

In regard to the issues surrounding the Los Alamos County Sheriff’s Office, the consensus during the Tuesday's regular County Council meeting was clear: everyone wants the issues resolved and a permanent solution put in place.

What exactly that solution will be is still to be decided. The County Council is holding a special meeting at 6 p.m.

DEA Launches Website To Target College Drug Use

on July 12, 2017 - 2:20pm
DEA News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration launched CampusDrugPrevention.gov, a new website focused on preventing and addressing college drug use.
 
“We must talk to folks about the dangers and consequences of drug abuse, and base those conversations on facts and science,” DEA Acting Administrator Chuck Rosenberg said. “With this website, we put valuable information in the hands of higher education leaders who can use it to enlighten, teach, and change the culture.”
 
This new website is DEA’s latest effort to support drug abuse prevention programs on

James Lind Charged With Fourth Offense DWI

on July 12, 2017 - 6:42am
By MAIRE O'NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

James K. Lind, 50 of Los Alamos was arrested July 8 and charged with fourth offense driving under the influence after Los Alamos Police officers responded to two calls reporting a reckless driver coming up the main hill road driving 10 miles an hour.

The same vehicle had been called in to LAPD Dispatch earlier driving on N.M. 4 and Rover Boulevard in White Rock.

Cpl. Jaime Gonzales spotted the vehicle parked just north of the intersection of Diamond Drive and Sandia.

Phillip Swazo Charged With Fourth Offense DWI

on July 12, 2017 - 6:17am
By MAIRE O'NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post
 

Phillip Swazo, 28,  of Santa Fe was arrested July 4 after the fireworks display in White Rock and charged with driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs – fourth or subsequent offense, driving while license is suspended or revoked, open container of alcoholic beverage – third offense and display of registration plate sticker other than one validated for the current registration period.

Los Alamos Police Cpl.

Man Arrested For Aggravated Assault At Restaurant

on July 11, 2017 - 5:35pm
By MAIRE O'NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post
 

A White Rock man was charged with aggravated assault with intent to commit a felony and disorderly conduct Saturday evening after he became disgruntled with employees at Rigoberto’s Taco Shop and threatened to go to his vehicle and get his gun.

Lex Norman Deines, 48 had ordered food along with his family when he became upset with the cashier for refusing to change his order. Police were called after other patrons became uncomfortable with his foul language and the extent of the anger he displayed, particularly when he made reference to his gun.

Annual Battle Of The Badges Blood Drive Aug. 3-4

on July 11, 2017 - 2:38pm
Urgent Need: Blood supplies coast-to-coast are dangerously low due to a severe dip in donations leading up to and following the July 4 holiday, prompting a coordinated nationwide call for donors of blood of all types. Forecasting projects a shortfall of 5,700 donations in July and greater shortfalls throughout the summer. Courtesy photo

COMMUNITY News:

“Find the hero in you” ... Los Alamos residents have the chance to do just that by joining in the 2nd Annual Battle of the Badges community blood drive noon to 6 p.m. Aug. 3 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug.

Update: Driver In Single Vehicle Rollover Accident Arrested For Suspicion Of DWI

on July 10, 2017 - 2:05pm

Los Alamos Police and Fire Department personnel responded to a single-vehicle rollover at 8 p.m. Sunday at Diamond Drive and Ridgeway. The driver, Bobbyray Sisneros, 21 of Hernandez, was cited for speeding and open container and was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence. Sisneros and his two passengers were transported to Los Alamos Medical Center where they were treated for minor injuries. Photo by Josh Smith

A Dodge pick-up truck was involved in a single-vehicle rollover crash Sunday night at Diamond and Ridgeway. Photo by Josh Smith

A pick-up truck involved in Sunday

Rollover Crash Sunday Night On Diamond Drive

on July 10, 2017 - 8:07am

Scene of a rollover crash Sunday night on Diamond. Reports indicate no deaths and multiple vehicles involved. Watch for update. Photo by Thomas Stepan

Robert Winkel Charged With Criminal Damage To Property At LANL

on July 9, 2017 - 6:43am
By MAIRE O'NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

A Los Alamos National Laboratory employee has been charged with criminal damage of more than $1,000 to property belonging to another Lab employee following an investigation conducted by Los Alamos Police Det. Sgt. James Rodriguez and Lab investigators.

Robert Winkel of Los Alamos is slated for an Aug.

Eckhart Charged With July 4 Battery On Police Officer

on July 8, 2017 - 9:37am
Garrett Eckhart
 
By MAIRE O'NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

A Los Alamos man racked up a second charge of battery against a police officer during the July 4 celebration at Overlook Park in White Rock after striking an officer on the forehead with his head.

Los Alamos Police Sgt. Chris Ross was on bike patrol at the park when a family sitting on the ground in anticipation of the fireworks show alerted him to Garrett Eckhart, 35, who was allegedly intoxicated and asked if Ross could get him to leave.

A statement of probable cause filed by Ross in Los Alamos Magistrate Court says Eckhart

Christopher Davis Sentenced To Eight Years In Prison

on July 7, 2017 - 5:31pm

Christopher Davis of Los Alamos arrives Thursday for his sentencing hearing before Judge Mary Marlowe Sommer in First Judicial District Court. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Assistant Attorney General Anthony W. Long at Thursday's sentencing hearing in Santa Fe for Christopher Davis of Los Alamos. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

 

By MAIRE O'NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

Christopher W. Davis of Los Alamos was sentenced to eight years in prison Thursday by First Judicial District Judge Mary Marlowe Sommer following a lengthy hearing.

Davis was arrested in January on a

Los Alamos Police Blotter: June 28 To July 4, 2017

on July 7, 2017 - 5:09pm

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.

MICHAEL WAYNE FRY

June 28 / Michael Wayne Fry, 56, of Los Alamos was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence, open container and careless driving.

 

 

ERIKS ALFONS HAUSMANIS

June 29 / Eriks Alfons Hausmanis, 39, of Los Alamos was arrested under a felony warrant from another jurisdiction.

 

 

 

 

ELIJAH MEASON

June 29 / Elijah Meason,

NMSP Releases July 4th Traffic Operation Results

on July 6, 2017 - 7:53am
NMSP News:
 
During the Fourth of July holiday, the New Mexico State Police participated in the Combined Accident Reduction Effort (CARE) operation across all roadways within the state.
 
The goal of the traffic initiative was that a strong law enforcement presence would have a direct effect on the driving behaviors of motorists during the holiday weekend, and, thus, reduce the number of crashes and increase motorist safety.
 
The NMSP provided an increased patrol presence during this initiative on roadways throughout all State Police districts.

More Scenes From LAPD VS LAFD Softball Game

on July 6, 2017 - 7:20am

Los Alamos Police Department team supporters including fans of Uncle Det. Matt Lyon at Tuesday's annual 4th of July softball game against the Los Alamos Fire Department. This year the LAFD won the game. Photo by Kateri Morris

Los Alamos Police Chief Dino Sgambellone keeps score at Tuesday's softball game. Photo by Kateri Morris

Los Alamos Police Cpl. David Boe pitches at Tuesday's softball game. Photo by Kateri Morris

Los Alamos Fire Department softball players at Tuesday's game against the Los Alamos Police Department. Photo by Kateri Morris

Los Alamos Police Cpl.

Drowning Victim Recovered From Cochiti Lake

on July 5, 2017 - 8:02pm
NMSP News:
 
SANDOVAL COUNTY -- Today, the body of Ariel Gonzalez-Vasquez, 34, of Albuquerque was recovered from Cochiti Lake.
 
Gonzalez-Vasquez was reported to have been in the water swimming when large waves and wind made the swimming difficult and he sank and never resurfaced.
 
The New Mexico State Police were asked to assist with a possible drowning victim Saturday at Cochiti Lake, just south of Santa Fe. At approximately 6:30 p.m., July 1, the Sandoval County Sheriff's Department requested the assistance of the NMSP Dive Team to locate the victim within the lake.

Report Of Person Stuck In Elevator Proves False

on July 5, 2017 - 12:51pm

Los Alamos Police and Firefighters respond to a report this morning of a person stuck in an elevator at the former Hilltop House Hotel at Trinity Drive and Central Avenue. A search did not turn up anyone in either of the two elevators in the building, however, there are signs that someone broke through the chain link fence surrounding the hotel and made their way inside. Police received a report last week from a passerby spotting a person on one of the upper floors. LAFD has left the scene and LAPD remains to continue their investigation. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Scenes From LAPD VS. LAFD July 4 Softball Game

on July 5, 2017 - 9:00am

Softball players from Los Alamos Police Department and Los Alamos Fire Department after Tuesday's game which LAFD won. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Police Chief Dino Sgambellone, left, and Los Alamos Fire Department Chief Troy Hughes following the annual Independence Day softball game between the two departments. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

LAPD Sgt. Daniel Roberts is off and running at Tuesday's softball game between local police and firefighters. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Fire Department Chief Troy Hughes up to bat at Tuesday's

Man Who Committed Double Murder In Clovis Stays In Prison; Supreme Court Affirms Murder Convictions

on July 5, 2017 - 7:39am
Enrique Deleon
 
AG News:
 
CLOVIS Attorney General Hector Balderas announced June 30 that Enrique Deleon will stay in prison for the double murder of Guadalupe Castaneda and Joe Valero that he committed while a 5-year-old girl was in a nearby car.
 
The Supreme Court agreed with the Office of the Attorney General’s Criminal Appeals Division and affirmed Deleon’s murder convictions for which he received a sentence of life in prison for each murder. Deleon murdered the couple in Clovis after a fight at a family cookout.
 
“Keeping New Mexico’s most dangerous, violent offenders

NMSP: Positive Identification Made For Missing Hiker Paris Shane Wallace

on July 4, 2017 - 10:28am
NMSP News:
  • The Office of the Medical Investigator has confirmed and positively identified the body recovered in the below search and rescue mission as that of Paris Shane Wallace.
 
On the evening of Wednesday, June 14, 2017, New Mexico State Police officers were contacted by Mitzi Wallace of Clifton, Colorado, who wanted to report her husband was missing. Mrs. Wallace stated her husband, Paris Shane Wallace, 52, had gone hiking in the Espanola/Taos, NM area. Her last contact with him was the day prior, June 13, 2017, around 11:30 a.m. Mrs. Wallace stated she expected Mr.

NMSP/Local Agencies Conduct Warrant Round Up For Absconders From Justice

on July 4, 2017 - 8:33am
NMSP News:
 
The New Mexico State Police in conjunction with local and federal agencies continually conduct warrant round-ups for absconders from justice.
 
June 30, the NMSP Santa Fe Uniform Bureau, along with the Santa Fe Sheriff's Office and New Mexico Adult Probation and Parole conducted a warrant round-up.

Four persons were located and arrested:

  • Mark Ramirez for Criminal Sexual Penetration, Second Degree;
  • Melinda Montoya for a DWI Probation violation;
  • Elmer Ornelas for burglary and failure to comply with child support requirements; and
  • Gabe Pacheco for traffic offenses.

Judge Revokes Probation For Crystal Padilla

on July 3, 2017 - 9:34pm

Crystal Padilla

Staff Report

Crystal Padilla, 34, of Santa Fe will remain incarcerated until Oct. 19 after her fourth violation of her probation. Padilla entered into a plea bargain in October 2016 and was found guilty of attempting to commit a felony by unlawful taking of a motor vehicle.

Probation Officer Linda Pena told Los Alamos Magistrate Judge Pat Casados June 29 that Padilla’s most recent violation involved being found overdosing by her son on a bathroom floor. Padilla ended up being hospitalized for several days.

Traffic Stop Yields Meth Arrest

on July 3, 2017 - 8:52am

Hazel Bucholz

Staff Report

Hazel Bucholz, 18, of Jemez was arrested June 20 and charged with felony possession of a controlled substance and possession of a drug paraphernalia.

Los Alamos Police Cpl. Jemuel Montoya was dispatched to a report of a juvenile driver that was under the influence of drugs. Montoya’s incident report says he encountered the vehicle headed southbound on West Jemez Road, engaged his emergency lights and performed a traffic stop.

The driver of the truck was placed under arrest and the other occupants were asked to exit the vehicle so that it could be returned to its

Possible Drowning At Cochiti Lake

on July 2, 2017 - 9:50pm
NMSP News:
 
COCHITI LAKE/SANDOVAL COUNTY -- The New Mexico State Police were asked to assist with a possible drowning victim Saturday at Cochiti Lake, just south of Santa Fe. The subject is believed to be a 34-year-old male from Albuquerque.
 
At approximately 6:30 p.m., the Sandoval County Sheriff's Department requested the assistance of the NMSP Dive Team to locate the victim within the lake. Once officers arrived on scene and met with all agencies involved it was determined that the New Mexico State Police would take over the operation.
 
The New Mexico State Police Dive has been on the

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