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Los Alamos Public Safety Association Awards Scholarships To UNM-LA Students Giron And Talachy

on October 19, 2019 - 8:57am

The Los Alamos Public Safety Association presented $500 scholarship awards to Eric Giron and Heaven Talachy Thursday at the Los Alamos Fire Administration Building on Central Avenue. Chosen from a pool of seven applicants, Giron is studying Fire Science and Talachy is studying Public Safety at UNM-LA. Giron receives a challenge coin and $500 scholarship from Deputy Chief and LAPSA President Steve Dewald, one of his teachers in the Fire Science Program at UNM-LA. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com 

LAFD Deputy Chief and LAPSA President Steve Dawald presents a challenge coin and $500

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Oct. 9 To Oct. 15, 2019

on October 18, 2019 - 11:03am

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.

HALLIE MAY SCHWENK

Oct. 9 at 12:48 a.m. / Police arrested Hallie May Schwenk, 21, of Grants in Grants on an outstanding Magistrate Court warrant.

 

 

 

ISAIAH LEE EDWARD AYLMER

Oct. 11 at 1:53 p.m. / Police arrested Isaiah Lee Edward Aylmer, 19, of White Rock at 2500 Trinity Dr., on an outstanding District Court warrant.

 

 

ELIJAH J. MEASON

Oct. 15 at 11:21 p.m.

Traffic Alert: Giant Rotor Leaving LANL Now

on October 18, 2019 - 8:55am

A 460,000-pound rotor from Los Alamos National Laboratory is being transported out of town right now and is seen here exiting Pajarito Road and moving through the intersection at Grand Canyon Drive onto N.M. 4 in White Rock. Motorists are urged to slow down in this area. For complete route details click here. Courtesy/LAPD

Criminal Justice Talk: ‘People Not Prisons’ Oct. 22

on October 14, 2019 - 9:48am

Deposit Machine Damaged In Drive-Thru Lane At EB&T

on October 14, 2019 - 9:36am

Los Alamos police respond to a call at 7:06 a.m. today in reference to a damaged deposit machine in the second lane of the drive-thru at Enterprise Bank & Trust at 1200 Trinity Dr. Police told the Los Alamos Daily Post this morning that bank management is aware of how the accident occurred and are handling it internally. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Oct. 3 To Oct. 7, 2019

on October 14, 2019 - 8:14am

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.

BRANDON DEAN HAHN

Oct. 3 at 1:40 p.m. / Police arrested Brandon Dean Hahn, 26, of Rapid City, S.D. on Canyon Road on an outstanding warrant from another jurisdiction.

 

 

WILLIE J. HARRISON

Oct. 7 at 2:30 p.m. / Police arrested Willie J. Harrison, 45, of Albuquerque at 2500 Trinity Dr. on an outstanding warrant from another jurisdiction.

Football Coach Arrested For Burglary In Gallup

on October 7, 2019 - 10:01pm
John D. Roanhaus
 
NMSP News:
 
MCKINLEY COUNTY New Mexico State Police was notified Oct. 2 of a burglary at Miyamura High School in Gallup.
 
During the investigation, State Police uniform officers viewed video evidence that showed a male subject, enter the locker room at Miyamura High School and take money from a football player’s wallet.
 
Officers identified the male subject as John D. Roanhoaus, 42, of Clovis who is the head football coach at Miyamura High School.
 
An arrest warrant was issued Friday, Oct. 4 for Roanhaus and he was arrested Saturday, Oct.

FBI: Santa Fe Man Charged In Three Bank Robberies

on October 4, 2019 - 10:33am
FBI News:
 
Lester Padilla, 46, of Santa Fe, was arrested Oct. 2, 2019 on a federal criminal complaint charging him with three bank robberies committed last month.
 
The FBI with the assistance of the Española Police Department arrested Padilla in Santa Fe.
 
Padilla is charged with robbing Wells Fargo Bank Sept. 26, 2019 at 545 W. Cordova Road in Santa Fe; Wells Fargo Sept. 24, 2019 at 502 North Guadalupe St. in Santa Fe and Wells Fargo Sept. 9, 2019 at 645 N. Riverside Dr., in Española.
 
Padilla was expected to have an initial appearance Thursday in U.S.

FBI Offers $20,000 Reward In Tara Calico Case

on October 3, 2019 - 6:59am
Photo of Tara Calico circa 1987. Courtesy/FBI
 
FBI News:
 
The FBI is offering a reward of up to $20,000 for information that leads to the whereabouts of Tara Calico, who was last seen in 1988 near her home in Belen, as well as for the arrest and conviction of those responsible for her disappearance.
 
Calico, who was 19 when she disappeared Sept. 20, 1988, had gone for a bicycle ride.
 
“Tara had her entire future ahead of her when she vanished,” said Special Agent in Charge James Langenberg of the Albuquerque FBI Division.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Sept. 25, 2019

on October 3, 2019 - 6:52am

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.

DOMINIQUE E. JOSEPHS

Sept. 25 at 1:05 p.m. / Police arrested Dominique E. Josephs, 25, of Los Alamos at 2500 Trinity Dr., on an outstanding Municipal Court warrant.

Two Dead In Plane Crash In Pecos Wilderness

on October 2, 2019 - 2:26pm
NMSP News:
 
MORA COUNTY New Mexico State Police was notified Sept. 26 of an airplane that went missing after taking off from the Santa Fe Airport in Santa Fe.

 

The airplane was a single engine fixed winged four seat aircraft out of Colorado. There were two occupants, a pilot and a passenger. They were last seen refueling and taking off from the Santa Fe Airport, when Santa Fe air traffic control lost contact with the airplane.  

 
A search and rescue was initiated by New Mexico State Police.

Ringworm Outbreak Closes Los Alamos Animal Shelter

on September 30, 2019 - 11:33am

The Los Alamos Animal Shelter is closed today due to an outbreak of ringworm. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Animal Shelter is closed today due to an outbreak of ringworm in the cats staying at the shelter.

It is standard procedure to conduct a thorough deep cleaning of the cat room, quarantine room and entire Animal Shelter to contain exposure and ensure a safe environment.

It is anticipated that the animal shelter will be closed only today and reopen Tuesday.

County Council Declares October ‘Drug Free Month’

on September 30, 2019 - 9:22am

Los Alamos County Council Vice Chair Pete Sheehey, left, presents a proclamation to Police Chief Dino Sgambellone declaring October ‘Drug Free Month’ at the Tuesday night council meeting. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County Council presented a proclamation designating October as “Drug Free Month” Tuesday night during the regular council meeting.

Council Vice Chair Pete Sheehey read the proclamation:

WHEREAS:  It is the goal of all organizations who deal with the prevention of drug abuse to motivate people to more active participation in programs to

Los Alamos County Council Designates October ‘Domestic Violence Awareness Month’

on September 28, 2019 - 11:17am

Councilor Randall Ryti, left, presents Chief Dino Sgambellone with a proclamation at Tuesday’s council meeting declaring October ‘Domestic Violence Awareness Month’. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County Council presented a proclamation Tuesday night, which declares October “Domestic Violence Awareness Month”. Councilor Randall Ryti read the proclamation, which states:

WHEREAS: Each October, the formal recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness month allows the community to acknowledge and show their support for the victims of this destructive,

State Police Announce Sobriety Checkpoints And Saturation Patrols Across New Mexico In October

on September 27, 2019 - 8:45am
NMSP News:
 
New Mexico State Police will be conducting sobriety checkpoints, saturation patrols and registration, insurance and driver's license checkpoints in all New Mexico counties during the month of October 2019.
 
NMSP is bringing awareness to these events in an effort to reduce alcohol related fatalities through continued media attention and intensive advertising.
 
These checkpoints are helping to change society's attitude about drinking and driving.
 
Hundreds of lives could be saved each year if every driver had the courage to make the right decision not to drink and

Balderas Files Criminal Charges Against Rio Arriba Sheriff’s Deputy For Student Tasing Incident

on September 26, 2019 - 9:59am
Attorney General Hector Balderas
 
AG News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE Attorney General Hector Balderas announced Wednesday that the Office of the Attorney General filed a criminal information against Rio Arriba Sheriff's Deputy Jeremy Barnes for the May 2019 tasing of a special needs student at Española Valley High School.
 
Barnes faces felony charges for child abuse and false imprisonment, as well as charges of aggravated battery and violation of the Governmental Conduct Act.
 
“School should be a place where students feel safe and where law enforcement officials act to protect, not harm

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Sept. 20-24, 2019

on September 25, 2019 - 6:59pm

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.

MATTHEW L. BARUZZINI

Sept. 20 at 3:12 a.m. / Police arrested Matthew L. Baruzzini, 39, of Los Alamos at 2500 Trinity Dr., on an outstanding Magistrate Court warrant from another jurisdiction.

 

 

LEON EPPIE VIGIL

Sept. 20 at 5:38 p.m. / Police arrested Leon Eppie Vigil, 25, of Espanola at 20th Street and Central Avenue and on an outstanding District Court warrant.

 

 

Woman Arrested In Little League Embezzlement Case

on September 24, 2019 - 9:11pm

Staff Report

Police made an arrest today in the case of the missing revenue from the Los Alamos County Little League concessions during this year’s season.

Cmdr. Preston Ballew confirmed this evening that police have charged the volunteer responsible for collecting and depositing that revenue, Janice Lovato, with embezzlement.

League President Magdalen Miller told the Los Alamos Daily Post Sunday that the League Board had reported their suspicions and concerns to the Los Alamos Police Department.

Miller said that as a board committed to the players of the league, they were immensely

Local Little League Reports Missing Revenue

on September 22, 2019 - 2:11pm
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

The concession revenue generated during this year’s Los Alamos County Little League season is reportedly missing.

The volunteer in charge of collecting and depositing that revenue apparently never deposited it.

League President Magdalen Miller told the Los Alamos Daily Post today that the League Board has reported the situation to the Los Alamos Police Department.

“As Little League President I can say that there are allegations floating around town about the revenue and that our board is cooperating with the police as they

Ruidoso Police Officer Arrested For Child Solicitation

on September 21, 2019 - 11:09am

Daniel Balding

NMSP News:

New Mexico State Police Investigations Bureau agents arrested Ruidoso Police Officer Daniel Balding, 35, of Ruidoso Sept. 12 for one count of Child Solicitation by Electronic Communication Device.

Earlier that day, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) contacted New Mexico State Police Agents informing them that an HSI special agent in Minnesota posing as a 15-year-old female on the Whisper app was contacted by a male individual, later identified as Balding.

Balding, who thought he was talking to a 15-year-old female exchanged photos and had sexually explicit

FBI: $5K Reward In Taos Pueblo Homicides

on September 20, 2019 - 4:39pm
Antonio 'Tony' Romero
 
FBI News:
 
The FBI is offering a $5,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the homicides of a father and son on Taos Pueblo.
 
The victims were identified as Antonio 'Tony' Romero, 82, and Buck Romero, 51, both members of Taos Pueblo.
 
Their bodies were found June 1, 2019 in Buck Romero's residence.
 
Buck Romero
 
The cause of death is not being released at this time.
 
The Taos Pueblo Department of Public Safety is assisting with the investigation.
 
Anyone with information is

State Police Investigate Homicide In Taos County

on September 18, 2019 - 7:11am
Gregg Steele charged with murder in the 2nd degree. Courtesy/NMSP
 
NMSP News:
 
TAOS COUNTY The New Mexico State Police Investigation Bureau was called to investigate a homicide Aug. 28 in Taos.
 
During investigation, State Police agents learned that in the early morning hours Aug. 27, Patrick Larkin left his residence to tend to his livestock on his property when he was shot and killed.
 
Agents identified Gregg Steele as a person of interest in the homicide.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Aug. 29 To Sept. 9, 2019

on September 11, 2019 - 10:15pm

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.

JUSTIN DALTON

Aug. 29 at 10:18 p.m. / Police arrested Justin Dalton, 18, of Los Alamos at Central Avenue and Oppenheimer and charged him with failure to stop or yield at an intersection and DUI.

 

 

 

JOHNATHAN JOSEPH ABEYTA

Sept. 6 at 5:42 p.m.

Amber Alert: 5-Year-Old Missing In Rio Arriba County

on September 9, 2019 - 7:40am

Renezmae Calzada. 5, missing since Sunday. Courtesy/NMSP

NMSP News:

The Rio Arriba County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Renezmae Calzada. 

Calzada is a 5-year-old Hispanic female, four feet tall, weighing approximately 35 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. 

Calzada was last seen at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, wearing blue shorts with stars and a “Frozen” shirt from the Disney film.

Many details are still unknown and under investigation by the Rio Arriba County Sherriff’s Office. However, of urgent concern is the whereabouts of Calzada.

UPDATE - Silver Alert: Helen Rael Missing Since Friday

on September 7, 2019 - 12:30pm

Helen Rael, 83, missing since Friday. Courtesy/SFCSO

Update: Silver Alert canceled ... Helen Rael was located and is safe.

SFCSO News:

The following is information for the distribution of a Silver Alert from the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office.

The Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public's assistance in locating Helen Rael, a Hispanic female, 83-years-old, five foot two inches tall, weighing 130 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.

Rael was last seen wearing a black pants, boots and unknown color shirt Sept. 6, 2019 at the Tesuque Casino in Santa Fe.

Rael is

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