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AG Balderas Leads Task Force Arresting 19 Alleged Child Predators In Months-Long Statewide Operation

on June 16, 2018 - 10:16am
Attorney General Hector Balderas
 
AG News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE Attorney General Hector Balderas announced Thursday that the New Mexico Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) task force served 147 search warrants, arrested 19 alleged predators and rescued two children during a three-month-long statewide operation to protect New Mexico children from sexual exploitation and rape.  
 
The arrests included individuals who allegedly engaged in sexual activity with minors, individuals allegedly travelling to engage in sexual activity with children they believed to be under the age of 14, and

Courts Warn New Mexicans About Jury Duty Scam

on June 15, 2018 - 4:38pm
NMSC News:
 
SANTA FE The Administrative Office of the Courts is warning New Mexicans about a scam in which people are called and threatened with arrest unless they pay money for failing to report to jury duty.
 
Anyone receiving such a call should not agree to pay any money and immediately should report the incident to local law enforcement.
 
“New Mexico courts never demand a payment of money from individuals who miss a jury service date,” Artie Pepin, director of the Administrative Office of the Courts said.
 
A Doña Ana County court received a report about the scam in which a

Los Alamos Police Blotter: June 11 To June 12, 2018

on June 14, 2018 - 11:48am

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.

SEBASTIAN OSBALDO CRUZ-VARGAS

June 11 at 10:37 p.m. / Police arrested Sebastian Cruz-Vargas, 29, of Espanola in Pojoaque on an outstanding Municipal Court warrant.

 

JAYSTON PLATERO

June 12 at 9:06 p.m. / Police arrested Jayston Platero, 35, of Los Alamos at 2500 Trinity Dr., and charged him with DWI and two counts of abuse of a child.

State Law And Court Rule Changes In Guardianship And Conservatorship Cases

on June 14, 2018 - 11:17am
NMSC News:
 
SANTA FE Guardians and conservators will be required to submit additional information about a protected person’s finances and health in reports to district courts under new rules and forms approved by the New Mexico Supreme Court.
 
It will be mandatory starting July 1 that guardians and conservators use the forms specified in court procedural rules. Changes in rules and forms were necessary to implement improvements in the adult guardianship system under a new state law that takes effect next month.
 
Legislatively approved amendments to the Uniform Probate Code will:

Let Cooler Heads Prevail: What To Do About Unattended Animals In Cars

on June 13, 2018 - 12:20pm

From the Staff of Philip J. Dabney, P.C.

New Mexicans, better than anybody else, know how dangerous heat can be. Because of this, we bring extra water on hikes, we are grateful for any precipitation, and we carefully plan our activities on hot days. However, we still hear tragic tales of pets left unattended to suffer heat stroke in hot cars while their owners are out shopping. Despite knowing how dangerous heat can be, many New Mexicans often do not realize just how hot a car can get in such a short span of time.

Councilor Recall Petition Case Remains Undecided

on June 13, 2018 - 11:47am
Los Alamos County Councilors Antonio Maggiore and Susan O'Leary chat before Monday's hearing in First Judicial District Court in Santa Fe. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com
 
Attorney Jack Hardwick, left, speaks with his client Los Alamos County Councilor Rick Reiss, right, and Los Alamos resident George Chandler Monday afternoon prior to a hearing in Santa Fe on recall petitions filed against Reiss and two other councilors. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com
 
By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

The fate of three recall petitions filed against Los

Bradshaw Bound Over For Trial In District Court

on June 13, 2018 - 8:55am

COURT News:

Former Los Alamos Police Ofc. David Bradshaw, now a sheriff’s deputy in Chaves County, was bound over Tuesday to District Court on charges of aggravated assault and abuse of a child not resulting in great bodily harm. The preliminary hearing was held before Judge Buddy J. Hall in Chaves County Magistrate Court in Roswell.

Bradshaw was arrested in Roswell in March following an incident in which he allegedly followed a vehicle home while off-duty and pulled a gun on the driver.

The child abuse charge was added by 12th Judicial District Attorney John P.

AG Balderas Announces Support For ACLU Lawsuit Against Census Order That Could Cost New Mexico Hundreds Of Millions

on June 12, 2018 - 3:12pm
Attorney General Hector Balderas
 
AG News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE Wednesday, Attorney General Hector Balderas welcomed the American Civil Liberties Union’s new lawsuit challenging changes to the census announced by the U.S. Department of Commerce in March.
 
Attorney General Balderas, 16 other attorneys general, six cities, one county and the U.S. Conference of Mayors have filed suit on the same basis. In March, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross ordered that the 2020 Census include a question about the citizenship of all U.S.

Democrats Nominate Judge Michael Vigil For New Mexico Supreme Court Vacancy

on June 11, 2018 - 4:26am

Judge Michael Vigil

DPNM News:

ALBUQUERQUE – Members of the Democratic Party of New Mexico State Central Committee voted unanimously Saturday to place Judge Michael Vigil as the Democratic nominee on the ballot for the November 2018 general election.

 This vacancy had been created by the resignation of a justice of the Supreme Court after the primary filing deadline.

“I am very pleased that an outstanding jurist of Judge Vigil’s excellent ability and reputation has been selected to head our splendid team of Democratic judicial candidates,” DPNM Chair Marg Elliston said.

Three New Los Alamos Police Officers Sworn In

on June 9, 2018 - 5:59pm

The Los Alamos Police Department's three new officers, from left, Ofc. Samantha Terrazas, Ofc. Curtis Salazar and Ofc. Dominic Perez, were sworn in Friday morning by Los Alamos Magistrate Court Judge Pat Casados at a ceremony attended by family, friends and LAPD personnel. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Ofc. Curtis Salazar is pinned by his niece Ashlynne Salazar as his father John Salazar looks on. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Newly sworn Los Alamos Police Ofc.

Supreme Court Denies White’s Request To Have Governor Appoint Los Alamos County Councilor

on June 9, 2018 - 7:30am
Greg White
 
By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

The New Mexico Supreme Court has thwarted an effort by Los Alamos resident Greg White to prevent the Los Alamos County Council from appointing a councilor to replace James Chrobocinski who resigned June 1 due to health issues.

White filed a brief Wednesday against Gov. Susana Martinez and the Los Alamos County Council. Supreme Court Justices Petra Jimenez, Charles W. Daniels and Gary L.

Fidel J. Naranjo Of Los Alamos Arrested Following Shooting Incident In Santa Fe County

on June 7, 2018 - 8:09am
Fidel J. Naranjo
 
By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post
 

Fidel J. Naranjo, 52, of Los Alamos has been charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon following a May 31 incident in Santa Fe County in which he shot another man, Michael Gonzales in the leg.

Naranjo also is charged with two counts of aggravated assault against Andrew Gonzales and Monica Tarango and carrying a firearm while under the influence of an intoxicant or narcotic.

According to documents filed in Santa Fe Magistrate Court, Santa Fe County patrol deputies responded at around 10:30 p.m.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: June 1 to June 5, 2018

on June 6, 2018 - 12:00pm

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.

SEAN CONNER MCCOY

June 1 at 9:21 p.m. / Police arrested Sean Conner McCoy, 29, of Los Alamos on Diamond Drive and charged him with DWI.

 

 

WILLIAM CARL SHIVER

June 5 at 5:16 p.m. / Police arrested William Carl Shiver, 57, of Espanola at 535 Central Ave., on an outstanding warrant from another jurisdiction.

FBI: Silver City Felon Charged With Unlawfully Possessing Firearms

on June 6, 2018 - 10:31am

FBI News:

ALBUQUERQUE – Michael Scott Freeman, 42, of Silver City made his initial appearance Tuesday in federal court in Las Cruces on a criminal complaint charging him with violating the federal firearms laws by unlawfully possessing firearms. 

The firearms at issue allegedly were stolen during a home burglary in Aug. 2017.  Freeman remains in custody pending a preliminary hearing and a detention hearing both of which have yet to be scheduled.

According to the criminal complaint, the Grant County Sheriff’s Office (GCSO) responded to a home burglary in August 2017, during which a number of

Second Bench Warrant In Two Weeks Issued For Nichole Borrego On Firearms, Camera Theft Charges

on June 5, 2018 - 2:58pm

Nichole Borrego. Courtesy/LAPD
By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

For the second time since May 26, an arrest warrant is in effect for Nichole Lynn Borrego, 28, of Chimayo.

Borrego is charged with the theft of a Ruger 45, a 38 Special Colt revolver, a .38 Smith & Wesson BNP model revolver and a Colt .380 as well as a camera valued at $800 between April 13 and May 3 from a home she was being paid to clean in Los Alamos.

Court records indicate that Borrego admitted to taking the items during a May 22 interview with Los Alamos Police Det. Ryan Wolking.

LAPD Issues Arrest Warrant For Damien Marquez In Beating Of Los Alamos Man

on June 5, 2018 - 10:03am
Damien Marquez. Courtesy/Facebook
 
By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

An arrest warrant is in effect for Damien Marquez, 24, for the alleged beating of a local man May 18 outside the Veterans of Foreign War Post on Deacon Street, which left the victim with serious facial injuries requiring surgery at an Albuquerque hospital.

Los Alamos Magistrate Court Judge Pat Casados signed the warrant requested May 24 by Los Alamos Police Det. Ryan Wolking for the arrest of Marquez on a charge of aggravated battery.

LAPD officers responded at 2:22 a.m.

Judge Continues Geisik Probation Violation Hearing

on June 5, 2018 - 9:54am

Stephen Geisik leaves the courtroom after his hearing on alleged probation violations was continued for 60 days. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com
 
By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

Former Los Alamos resident Stephen Geisik, 27, will remain in the Los Alamos Detention Center for another 60 days to allow the Office of the Public Defender to find an attorney to contract with for his defense for a probation violation hearing in First Judicial District Court.

Judge Jason C.

FBI: Navajo Man Gets 15 Years For Child Abuse

on June 4, 2018 - 2:20pm
FBI News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE Brian Lee, 31, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation who resides in Breadsprings, was sentenced May 24 in Federal Court in Albuquerque to 15 years in prison for his conviction on child sexual abuse charges.
 
Lee will be on supervised release for ten years after completing his prison sentence. He also will be required to register as a sex offender.
 
Lee was arrested July 13, 2017, on a two-count indictment charging him with sexually abusing a child under the age of 12 on two separate occasions between July 2012 and July 2016, on the Navajo Indian Reservation

Los Alamos Police Blotter: May 10 To May 26, 2018

on June 4, 2018 - 7:10am

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.

SAMUEL HERRERA

May 10 at 9:25 a.m. / Police arrested Samuel Herrera, 31, of Santa Fe in Espanola on an outstanding Magistrate Court warrant.

 

 

JOHNNY D. LOWANCE

May 10 at 10:32 a.m. / Police arrested Johnny D. Lowance, 46, of Ohkay Owingeh at 2500 Trinity Dr., on an outstanding District Court warrant.

 

 

JESSE DANIEL CURRIE

May 10 at 7:52 p.m.

Prosecutor Files Abuse Of Child Charge Against Former LAPD Officer

on June 4, 2018 - 6:58am
By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

An amended complaint has been filed in the case of former Los Alamos Police Ofc. David Bradshaw.

Bradshaw, now a sheriff’s deputy in Chaves County, was arrested in March in Roswell and charged with aggravated assault following an incident in which he allegedly followed a vehicle home while off-duty and pulled a gun on the driver.

The amended complaint filed by 12th Judicial District Attorney John P. Sugg, the special prosecutor in the case, adds a charge of abuse of a child not resulting in death or great bodily harm.

White Expresses Frustration With Judge's Schedule For Petitions To Recall Three Los Alamos County Councilors

on June 1, 2018 - 11:00am
By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
The attempt to recall three Los Alamos County Councilors by local resident Greg White is slowly proceeding in First Judicial District Court. White, who announced weeks ago that he is an Independent candidate for sheriff, has expressed his frustration with the time schedule to Judge David Thomson in emails and a motion for clarification.

While Councilors Susan O’Leary, Rick Reiss and Antonio Maggiore have all filed their responses with the Court to White’s petitions, White, who is representing himself in the cases, appears to

Magistrate Judge Candidates Provide Info For Kiwanis

on May 30, 2018 - 8:10am

Magistrate Judge Pat A. Casados, a Democrat seeking re-election, was the only speaker at the final of the Los Alamos Kiwanis Club’s Primary Election forums. Courtesy/Kiwanis

By CHARMIAN SCHALLER
Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos

Kiwanis invited three candidates to come to the club’s last Primary Election Forum, but Stephanie Garcia Richard, a White Rock Democrat running for commissioner of public lands, and James E. Rickman, a Libertarian running for magistrate judge, were unable to participate. Rickman, however, sent a written statement to be read at the meeting.

There is no Republican candidate

Nichole Borrego Charged With Theft Of Four Handguns, Camera From Los Alamos Residence

on May 29, 2018 - 2:03pm
By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

Nichole Lynn Borrego, 28, of Chimayo has been arrested and charged with the theft of four handguns and a camera from a Los Alamos home she was hired to clean.

The complaint filed against Borrego alleges she stole a Ruger 45, a 38 Special Colt revolver, a .38 Smith & Wesson BNP model revolver and a Colt .380 as well as a camera valued at $800 between April 13 and May 3.

According to documents filed by Los Alamos Police Det.

FBI: Deming Man Arrested On Federal Charges

on May 26, 2018 - 9:47am
FBI News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE Christopher H. Meza, 35, of Deming, made his initial appearance Wednesday in Federal Court in Las Cruces, on a criminal complaint charging him with distributing and possessing child pornography.  
 
Meza remains in federal custody pending a preliminary hearing and a detention hearing, which have yet to be scheduled.
 
According to the criminal complaint, the investigation leading to Meza’s arrest was initiated in March 2018, after an FBI agent who was working in an undercover capacity in Oklahoma, signed into a publicly available peer-to-peer file-sharing

Motion For Summary Judgment Continued In Los Alamos County Sheriff's IPRA Suit Against AG

on May 26, 2018 - 9:08am
By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

First Judicial District Judge David K. Thomson has continued a motion for summary judgment until needed discovery is complete in a suit filed by Los Alamos County Sheriff Marco Lucero against Attorney General Hector Balderas and his records custodian Patricia Salazar.

Lucero’s attorney Blair Dunn had filed a request for a presentment hearing in the case following the May 15 hearing because, as correspondence between Dunn and Balderas’s staff included in the Court record indicates, there was some disagreement as to what Judge

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