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Brittany Alert: Rio Rancho/Albuquerque Area

on December 16, 2017 - 8:12am
Armando Partida with shorter hair, he now has longer hair and went missing Thursday from the Rio Rancho/Albuquerque area. Courtesy/SCSO
 
SCSO News:
 
Sandoval County – The following is information from the distribution of a Brittany Alert from Sandoval County:
 
The Sandoval County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's assistance in locating Armando R. Partida. He is a hispanic male who is 31 years old, five feet eight inches tall, weighing 200 pounds, with long black hair, and brown eyes.
 
Partida was last seen wearing a black sweat shirt and black pants at about 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec.

Heinrich Cosponsors CRA Resolution To Restore FCC’s Net Neutrality Rules

on December 16, 2017 - 6:51am
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) announced that he will be joining a group of 15 Senators in introducing a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution that would reinstate robust net neutrality protections and the 2015 Open Internet Order.
 
Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted along party lines to approve Chairman Ajit Pai's proposal that guts the Open Internet Order, which the D.C.

Suspects At Smith's Released After Questioning

on December 15, 2017 - 4:50pm

Los Alamos police officers at the scene of a brawling incident Thursday evening at Smith's Marketplace. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Staff Report

Two men placed in custody Thursday evening at Smith's Marketplace parking lot were questioned and released, according to Los Alamos Police Cmdr. Preston Ballew.

No police report will be filed on the incident because no crimes were committed during the incident.

Police units responded to reports of a brawl involving more than a dozen young men who scattered on foot and in vehicles when police arrived.

LAPD Responds To Group Brawl At Smith’s Marketplace

on December 14, 2017 - 10:33pm

One of two young men detained this evening by Los Alamos police officers sits on the ground as the other is handcuffed. Los Alamos police officers stopped the white pickup with the two men inside at around 6 p.m. in the Smith’s Marketplace parking lot. Both men were detained and transported to the Los Alamos Detention Center and reportedly released. Witnesses say before police arrived there was a brawl involving some 15 people and that when they saw police vehicles arriving they scattered, some on foot and others jumping quickly into cars and trucks to flee the scene.

Ashley Garcia Gets Two Years Under Plea Deal

on December 14, 2017 - 7:19am

Ashley Garcia awaits her sentencing hearing Wednesday morning in Los Alamos District Court. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

 

By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

A Hernandez woman involved in a March 9 shoplifting incident, which ended with a local man being struck by a vehicle outside Bealls Department Store in the Mari-Mac Shopping Center, was sentenced to two years in the Womens Correctional Facility Wednesday by First Judicial District Judge T. Glenn Ellington.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Dec. 6 – Dec. 12, 2017

on December 13, 2017 - 11:38am

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.

RICHARD MATHEW VOSS

Dec. 6 at 11:47 a.m. / Police arrested Richard Mathew Voss, 25, of Los Alamos at 700 Trinity Dr., on an outstanding Magistrate Court warrant.

 

 

VICTORIA ESPINOZA

Dec. 7 at 12:47 a.m. / Police arrested Victoria Espinoza, 26, of Chimayo at in Los Alamos on an outstanding Magistrate Court warrant.

 

 

TILLIE TRUJILLO

Dec. 7 at 11:21 p.m.

LAPD Seeks Publics Help Finding Shoplifter Suspects

on December 12, 2017 - 3:15pm

Anyone who recognizes the female and male shoplifting suspects in this surveillance video is asked to call L.A. Crimestoppers at 505.662.8282. Reporting individuals can remain anonymous. Courtesy/LAPD

Female shoplifting suspect. Courtesy/LAPD

Shoplifting suspect’s vehicle. Courtesy/LAPD

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department Investigations Section is seeking the identities of two suspects in a local shoplifting case. 

LAPD is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying the female and male suspects as seen in the surveillance footage. 

The suspect’s vehicle also is depicted in

Christine Trujillo Charged In Two Shoplifting Cases

on December 11, 2017 - 3:16pm

COURT News:

Christine Trujillo, 51, of Espanola faces preliminary hearings Dec. 22 in Los Alamos Magistrate Court in connection with two November shoplifting incidents at Smith’s Marketplace.

Court records indicate that in the first case, on Nov. 3, Trujillo was observed on security cameras as she allegedly entered the store, proceeded to the meat department, selected several items and eventually exited the store passing all open and operating checkout registers without paying for the items.

Wilhelm Hearings Reset For Dec.15

on December 11, 2017 - 2:58pm

COURT News:

 

Three preliminary hearings scheduled for Dec. 8 in Los Alamos Magistrate Court for Krista Wilhelm, 32, of Los Alamos have been reset for Dec. 15.

Wilhelm’s attorney Michael Jones told Los Alamos Magistrate Court Judge Pat Casados Friday that a plea agreement is being negotiated with the District Attorney’s Office.

Wilhelm is charged with abuse of a child and battery against a household member, unlawful taking of a motor vehicle and use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

National Institute Of Justice Examines Use Of 3D Printers In Crime-Solving

on December 11, 2017 - 9:50am
DOJ News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  The Office of Justice Programs National Institute of Justice has published an article online that provides an overview of how 3D printing technology is being used by criminal justice practitioners in firearm identification.
 
The NIJ-funded research determines best practices and provides credibility for use of the technology in a forensic science capacity:
 
The Next Generation of Crime Tools and Challenges: 3D Printing
  • Researchers who developed a 3-D imaging system for analyzing cartridge casings say their latest work is “a critical next step” that gives

Attorney General, U.S. Department of Labor To Hold Human Trafficking Press Conference; Announce Joint Initiative To Combat Labor Trafficking In New Mexico

on December 9, 2017 - 4:32pm

New Mexico AG Hector Balderas

From the Office of the Attorney General:

  • Labor Trafficking is occurring in New Mexico at a much higher rate than what is being reported

Attorney General Hector Balderas, U.S. Department of Labor, New Mexico Human Trafficking Task Force Cmdr. Anthony Maez and law enforcement are set to announce a new joint initiative to combat labor trafficking in New Mexico.

The officials will discuss the new initiative at 2 p.m. Monday at the Office of the Attorney General in Albuquerque.

State Police Arrest AleRT Fugitive Robert Martinez

on December 8, 2017 - 7:09am
Absconder Robert Martinez
 
NMSP News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  State Police officers, in conjunction with New Mexico Corrections Department Security Threat Intelligence Unit (STIU) working on the Analysis Led Recidivism Team (ALeRT) initiative, located and arrested Monday wanted fugitive Robert Martinez.
 
Martinez was an absconder from the New Mexico Corrections Department for charges relating back to receiving/transferring a stolen motor vehicle. Jessica Mena, who was located with Martinez was arrested for an unrelated outstanding warrant.
 
Jessica Mena
 
Both Martinez and Mena were

Pandey Preliminary Hearing Continued

on December 8, 2017 - 6:54am

COURT News: 

 

A preliminary hearing in Los Alamos Magistrate Court for Sachin Pandey on charges of aggravated battery, false imprisonment and attempt to commit sexual assault has been continued to Jan. 5.

Assistant District Attorney said last Friday that he was not prepared and asked for a continuance. Pandey’s attorney Daniel Cron did not object to the continuance but advised the Court of the inconvenience to Pandey’s mother and sister who had traveled from Philadelphia and San Francisco respectively for the hearing.

Judge Pat Casados reminded Pandey, who is free on conditions of

Convicted Trafficker Nicholas Conner Sentenced To Four Years In Prison

on December 7, 2017 - 9:40am

Nicholas Conner awaits sentencing Tuesday in the First Judicial District Court. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

 

By Maire O’Neill
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
Nicholas Conner, 35, of Los Alamos will serve four years in prison following sentencing handed down Tuesday by First Judicial District Judge T. Glenn Ellington. He is convicted of five counts of trafficking of methamphetamine.

Conner is one of seven people arrested and charged following Operation Spring Cleaning, a drug sting conducted last March by the Los Alamos Police Department.

Judge Ellington imposed

Suspects Flee After Attempt To Run Down Officer

on December 7, 2017 - 9:39am
Louis Martinez
 
By Maire O’Neill
Los Alamos Daily Post

Two 18-year-old men were arrested Monday at Smith’s Marketplace after another alleged shoplifting incident where one of the men tried to run over a Los Alamos Police officer while attempting to flee the scene.

Andrew Gallegos

Louis Martinez of Espanola was charged Tuesday in Los Alamos Magistrate Court with aggravated assault upon a police officer, aggravated fleeing a law enforcement officer, conspiracy to commit aggravated assault upon a police officer, two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a

Criminal Summons Filed For Karyne Archuleta In Los Alamos Embezzlement Case

on December 7, 2017 - 8:04am
By MAIRE O'NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

A criminal summons has been filed in Los Alamos Magistrate Court for Karyne Archuleta of Espanola charging her with embezzlement of more than $17,500 from her former employer, Annette Weyrauch, owner of Physical Therapy Plus in Los Alamos.

Court documents indicate that Los Alamos Police Sgt. Tim Lonz met April 9 with Weyrauch who told him that Archuleta, then her office manager, had possibly embezzled the money from her over a two-year period.

Lonz’s report states that Weyrauch suspected Archuleta because she was the only other

‘Coffee With A Cop’ Provides Relaxed Forum

on December 7, 2017 - 7:54am

Los Alamos Police Department Community Liaison Sgt. Chris Ross, in background, and Cmdr. Oliver Morris meet with members of the public Wednesday morning during 'Coffee with a Cop' at Rose Chocolatier in Central Park Square. LAPD hosts the program to advance the practice of community policing through improving relationships between police officers and community members one cup of coffee at a time. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Nov. 30 - Dec. 5, 2017

on December 6, 2017 - 10:55am

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.

EMILIO LUJAN-DELAFUENTE

Nov. 30 at 2:08 a.m. / Police arrested Emilio Lujan-Delafuente, 28, of Santa Fe at the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office on an outstanding District Court warrant.

 

GERALD F. HECK

Dec. 1 at 10:32 a.m. / Police arrested Gerald F. Heck, 39, of Los Alamos at 2500 Trinity Dr., on an outstanding District Court warrant.

 

 

BOBBY GURULE

Dec. 1 at 6:41 p.m.

NMSP Investigate Police Shooting In Peñasco

on December 6, 2017 - 8:53am
NMSP News:
 
TAOS  The New Mexico State Police Investigations Bureau is investigating a police shooting, which occurred Nov. 25, involving NMSP and Taos County Sheriff's Office (TCSO).
 
Around 8 a.m. Nov. 25, NMSP officers responded to a domestic disturbance call to assist TCSO deputies at 57 A Santa Barbara Road in Peñasco. It was reported that Nelson F. Rodarte, 39, of Peñasco was inside that residence and had battered and assaulted his girlfriend. In a later interview, it was learned on the evening of Nov. 24, Rodarte was highly intoxicated and began to harass his girlfriend.
 

Preliminary Hearing Continued For Stephen Montano

on December 5, 2017 - 9:08am

COURT News:

 

A preliminary hearing for Stephen Montano, 22, of Grants was again continued Friday in Los Alamos Magistrate Court and reset for Jan. 12, 2018.

Montano’s attorney Tyr Loranger had advised him to ask for the continuance to allow Loranger to review a video of an Aug. 25 shoplifting incident at Smith’s Marketplace, which resulted in charges of resisting or obstructing an officer, shoplifting and conspiracy for the purpose of committing shoplifting.

Judge Orders Competency Hearing For Andrea Rivera

on December 5, 2017 - 8:04am

COURT News:

 

Attorneys in the Los Alamos Magistrate Court case involving Andrea Rivera, 30, of Los Alamos, have asked for a competence hearing for her. Rivera has been charged with two counts of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and one count of tampering with evidence.

The charges relate to a Nov. 3 incident in which Rivera is accused of stabbing Cory Kerschner multiple times and also injuring her sister, Sarah Cooper, with a knife during the same incident. River allegedly left the scene and disposed of her clothing resulting in the tampering with evidence charge.

Judge Pat

Three Preliminary Hearings For Krista Wilhelm Friday

on December 4, 2017 - 3:44pm
By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post
 

Three preliminary hearings have been set for Dec. 8 in Los Alamos Magistrate Court for Krista Wilhelm, 32, of Los Alamos on a variety of charges.

In the first case, charges of abuse of a child and battery against a household member were filed after Los Alamos Police Department responded to a domestic disturbance at her residence.

Craven Faces New Charge In District Court

on December 4, 2017 - 3:13pm

COURT News:

 

John Craven, 35, of Los Alamos, has charged with a new offense in Santa Fe District Court just days after he  dodged a Nov. 28 evidentiary hearing on a probation violation before First Judicial District Chief Judge Mary Marlowe Sommer.

The District Attorney’s office failed to have Craven transported for the hearing and Judge Marlowe Sommer dropped the probation violation charge related to seven charges racked up during an Oct. 2 visit to 10,000 Waves Spa.

The probation in question was under a 2014 case where Craven was found guilty of residential burglary and larceny of more

Los Alamos Public Safety Association Honors Det. Ryan Wolking, Pilot Amy Ross And Ofc. Jose Urbano

on December 4, 2017 - 5:30am

The Los Alamos Public Safety Association held its annual awards banquet Friday evening at the Posse Lodge. From left, LAPSA Vice Chairman and Los Alamos Police Cmdr. Oliver Morris, Treasurer Lisa Tafoya, Santa Clara Pueblo Fire Chief Mel Tafoya, award recipient Amy Ross, award recipient LAPD Det. Ryan Wolking, FBI agent Chris Mamula and LAPSA Secretary Donna Martinez. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

 

By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos Police Det.

AG & NMSP Apprehend Firearms Instructor Wanted On Money Laundering, Medicaid Fraud And Other Charges

on December 2, 2017 - 4:16pm
Edward Boysel
 
AG News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  Thursday, Attorney General Hector Balderas and New Mexico State Police Chief Pete Kassetas announced that their agencies arrested Edward Boysel on a warrant for failure to appear in a case brought by the Office of the Attorney General.
 
After an investigation by New Mexico State Police Special Investigations Unit and the Office of the Attorney General Special Investigations Division, a Bernalillo County grand jury handed down an indictment against Mr.

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