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Los Alamos Police Blotter: Sept. 27 To Oct. 9, 2018

on October 13, 2018 - 12:55pm

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.

EMILIO LUJAN-DELAFUENTE

Sept. 27 at 5:16 p.m. / Police arrested Emilio Lujan-Delafuente, 29, of Pojoaque at 2500 Trinity Dr. on an outstanding District Court warrant.

 

 

 

ANDREA R. RIVERA

Oct. 2 at 3:21 p.m. / Police arrested Andrea R. Rivera, 31, of Los Alamos at 2500 Trinity Dr. on an outstanding District Court warrant.

 

 

PEDRO SANCHEZ

Oct. 2 at 6:45 p.m.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Sept. 22 To Sept. 25, 2018

on October 13, 2018 - 6:01am

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.

TOMAS R. MEDINA Sept. 22 at 9:29 p.m. / Police arrested Tomas R. Medina, 29, on Canyon Road and charged him with battery against a household member. (Police booking photo unavailable).

AUSTIN LEE COX

Sept. 22 at 10:14 p.m. / Police arrested Austin Lee Cox, 25, of Los Alamos on Diamond Drive on an outstanding Magistrate Court warrant and charged him with indecent exposure.

 

FBI: Roswell Man Charged With Meth Trafficking

on October 12, 2018 - 6:17am
FBI News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE A U.S. Magistrate Judge sitting in Las Cruces, found probable cause to support a criminal complaint charging Alfonso Vazquez, 31, of Roswell, with a methamphetamine trafficking offense.  
 
The charge arises from the distribution of approximately 56.5 grams of methamphetamine to an undercover law enforcement agent. Vazquez was remanded into custody pending trial, which has yet to be scheduled.
 
According to the criminal complaint, Vazquez distributed approximately 56.5 grams of methamphetamine to an undercover agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco,

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Sept. 12 To Sept. 18, 2018

on October 12, 2018 - 5:50am

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.

KENNETH MARTINEZ

Sept. 12 at 5:24 p.m. / Police arrested Kenneth Martinez, 29, of Espanola at Pajarito Road and MM7 on an outstanding warrant from another jurisdiction.

 

 

ANGELA VALDEZ

Sept. 12 at 9:39 p.m. / Police arrested Angela Valdez, 54, of Los Alamos on Short Drive and charged her with DWI and driving without the lights on her vehicle.

 

LARRY LUKE MANZANARES

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Sept. 8 To Sept. 11, 2018

on October 11, 2018 - 9:12pm

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.

JONATHAN M. WILKE

Sept. 8 at 5:09 p.m. / Police arrested Jonathan M. Wilke, 38, of Los Alamos on 42nd Street on an outstanding warrant from another jurisdiction.

 

 

ALVARO F. ROMERO

Sept. 8 at 9:14 p.m. / Police arrested Alvaro F.

October Is Domestic Violence Awareness Month ... Local Task Force Supports #SurvivorSpeaks Movement

on October 9, 2018 - 3:14pm

Los Alamos Police Officers, John Hughes of Metzger's in White Rock and Chamisa Guidance Councilor Michelangelo Loboto painted the rock Oct. 15, 2014 in White Rock in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

ADVTF News:

In conjunction with the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, the Los Alamos Domestic Violence Task Force (LADVTF) looks forward to bringing awareness to Domestic Violence Awareness Month this October by showing support of the #SurvivorSpeaks movement. 

They also are painting the “Rock” in White Rock noon to 1 p.m. Oct.

Los Alamos Police Seek Metal Art Sculpture Thieves

on October 9, 2018 - 12:34pm

This metal art sculpture stolen from the Los Pueblos area on Barranca Mesa is among similar larcenies reported over the past several months. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com 

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department Investigations Section is seeking any information related to theft of metal art sculptures from the Los Pueblos area on Barranca Mesa. 

LAPD has taken several reports of larcenies over the past several months related to these metal art sculptures from multiple victims.

LAPD is offering a reward of up to $200 to anyone who has information that leads to the identity

County Judicial Candidates Share Background and Philosophy With Citizens at LWV Forum

on October 8, 2018 - 6:10pm
Candidates for Magistrate Judge, James Rickman and Pat Casados, take their turns at the podium during the LWV Forum Oct. 3 at UNM-LA. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Municipal Judge Candidates Alan Kirk and Elizabeth Allen make their case to voters. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
By BONNIE J. GORDON
ladailypost.com

Two sets of judicial candidates appeared before voters at the League of Women Voters Candidate Forum Oct. 3 at UNM-Los Alamos.

Incumbent Democrat Pat. A. Casados and Libertarian James E.

NM State Police Investigate Homicide In Rio Arriba County

on October 6, 2018 - 4:39am
NMSP News:
 
OHKAY OWINGEH, NM Around 9:30 p.m., Oct. 4, the New Mexico State Police received a call of multiple victims with gunshot wounds on NM State Road 68 at mile marker 2, near the Ohkay Owingeh casino.
 
State Police discovered a blue Subaru WRX in the northbound lane of traffic with four apparent gunshot victims. The victims included two males and two females. Officers immediately began rendering medical aid to the victims.
 
One male in the vehicle was deceased of apparent gunshot wounds. Two females and another male were injured and transported to area hospitals.

FBI: Former U.S. Border Patrol Agent Pleads Guilty

on October 5, 2018 - 10:15am
FBI News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE Jason Christopher Davis, 46, of Las Cruces, pled guilty Wednesday in Federal Court to a child pornography charge.
 
Davis entered the guilty plea under a plea agreement that recommends a 15-year prison sentence followed by 20 years of supervised release. Davis will also be required to register as a sex offender.
 
Davis was arrested in May 2018, on a criminal complaint charging him with receiving child pornography in April 2018, in Dona Ana County.

FBI: Zuni Pueblo Man Sentenced To Ten Years For 2nd Degree Murder Conviction

on October 4, 2018 - 7:54pm
FBI News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE Patrick Walela, 33, a member and resident of Zuni Pueblo, was sentenced Wednesday to 120 months in prison for his conviction on a second-degree murder charge in Federal Court in Albuquerque. Walela will be on supervised release for three years after completing his prison sentence.
 
The FBI arrested Walela Dec. 29, 2017, on a criminal complaint charging him with second degree murder and assault resulting in serious bodily injury. The complaint alleged that Walela killed a 45-year-old Zuni Pueblo man and seriously injured a 52-year-old Zuni Pueblo man Dec.

Animal Shelter Ad Hoc Committee Holds First Meeting

on October 4, 2018 - 4:11pm

Sgt. Daniel Roberts at the Los Alamos County Animal Shelter. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

Review of the Los Alamos County Animal Shelter’s organizational structure as well as its policies and procedures began Wednesday, Sept. 26, during the Animal Shelter Ad Hoc Advisory Committee’s first meeting.

County Council Vice Chair Christine Chandler proposed forming the committee and Council approved formation of the committee in July and selected its members in August.

“I am pleased to see that the Animal Shelter

LAPD Joins DEA Drug Take-Back Initiative Oct. 27

on October 3, 2018 - 4:28pm

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department has announced that it will once again host a collection site 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27 as part of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s drug take-back day initiative.

Site Location: Los Alamos Police Department North parking lot at 2500 Trinity Dr.

“The Los Alamos Police Department wants to encourage citizens to turn in unwanted or unused prescription medication for destruction,” Cmdr. Oliver Morris said. “This initiative is crucial to remove controlled medications that have a potential for theft or abuse.

Udall, Heinrich, Harris Introduce Legislation To Establish Body-Worn Camera Programs At CBP, ICE

on October 2, 2018 - 5:10pm

Courtesy photo

From the Office of U.S. Sen. Tom Udall:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.), Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and Kamala D. Harris (D-Calif.) introduced the DHS Body-Worn Camera Act, which would require the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to establish pilot programs for body-worn cameras (BWC) at Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

The legislation would also require DHS to report to Congress on these pilot programs, develop policies governing the use of BWC with public consultation, and develop an

Meet Newly Sworn Los Alamos Police Cpl. Amos Smith

on October 1, 2018 - 4:03pm

New Los Alamos Police Cpl. Amos Smith is sworn into office this morning by the Honorable Pat Casados in Magistrate Court at the Los Alamos Justice Center. Cpl. Smith joins LAPD following eight years of service with the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish. Photo by John McHaleladailypost.com

Newly sworn Los Alamos Police Cpl. Amos Smith is surrounded by his family at his ceremony this morning in Magistrate Court at the Los Alamos Justice Center. Photo by John McHaleladailypost.com

Los Alamos County Council Proclaims October Domestic Violence Awareness Month

on September 30, 2018 - 7:57am

Los Alamos County Councilor Antonio Maggiore, left, presents a proclamation to Police Chief Dino Sgambellone, which recognizes October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The proclamation was presented Tuesday, Sept. 25,  during the regular County Council meeting in Council Chambers. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County Council presented a proclamation recognizing October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month, during the regular County Council meeting Tuesday, Sept. 25 in Council Chambers.

County Councilor Antonio Maggiore presented Police Chief Dino

County Council Proclaims October Drug Free Month

on September 29, 2018 - 10:54am

Los Alamos County Councilor Morris Pongratz, left, presents Police Chief Dino Sgambellone with a proclamation declaring October Drug Free Month. The proclamation was presented Tuesday, Sept. 25, during the regular County Council meeting in Council Chambers. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County Council presented a proclamation declaring October to be "Drug Free Month" Tuesday, Sept. 25, during the regular County Council meeting in Council Chambers. Councilor Morris Pongratz presented the proclamation to Police Chief Dino Sgambellone.

Proclamation:

State Police Checkpoints And Saturation Patrols In Counties Across New Mexico In October

on September 26, 2018 - 1:33pm
NMSP News:
 
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.
 
We are 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 drive.

FBI Warns Texas Leaders Of Foreign Threats To Research And Academic Institutions

on September 25, 2018 - 3:01pm
FBI News:
 
HOUSTON, Texas — Special Agent in Charge (SAC) Perrye K. Turner welcomed Thursday, Sept. 13, the Assistant Director (AD) of the FBI’s Counterintelligence Division, Bill Priestap, and leaders of Texas medical, scientific research, and academic institutions.
 
AD Priestap discussed the challenges of protecting educational and research opportunities while mitigating potential risks to U.S. national and economic security. “Enhanced protection begins with enhanced awareness,” concluded AD Priestap.
 
The FBI works closely with private partners and government agencies to ensure

LAPD And LAFD Respond To Crash West Of Totavi

on September 23, 2018 - 5:24pm

Two tow trucks, each towing a vehicle were spotted leaving the scene of an accident at approximately 4:30 p.m. today west of Totavi, at right about the 40 mph zone area. Details will be published as soon as available. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

Los Alamos Public Safety Assoc. Awards Scholarships

on September 22, 2018 - 10:56am

Public safety scholarship recipients Michaela Robertson, left, and Lee Ann Quintana with LAPSA members from center to right, LAFD Deputy Chief Steve Dawald, LAPD Sgt. Daniel Roberts and LANL Emergency Response Group Leader Jeff Dare Thursday at UNM-LA. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

UNM-LA CEO Dr. Cindy Rooney congratulates LAPSA scholarship recipients. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

Members of the Los Alamos Public Safety Association (LAPSA) presented two educational scholarships to students during a

NMSP Probe Bernalillo Police Shooting And Homicide

on September 21, 2018 - 8:35am
NMSP News:
 
The Bernalillo Police Department (BPD) asked the New Mexico State Police Sept. 3 to investigate a police shooting involving one of their officers.
 
The New Mexico State Police Investigations Bureau is investigating this shooting.
 
Preliminary information indicates around 6:30 p.m., Sept. 3, two BPD officers were dispatched to a shots-fired call at the KOA Campground at 555 South Hill Road in Bernalillo.

Woman Crashes Into Fence At Sullivan Field

on September 19, 2018 - 5:38pm

A woman driving a small white car around 8:45 p.m., Tuesday reportedly encountered brake failure and crashed into a fence at Sullivan Field on Diamond Drive. Los Alamos Fire Department EMTs treated her elderly male passenger at the scene for apparent minor injuries and transported him to Los Alamos Medical Center as a precaution. It appears the impact of the crash damaged the fence as well as the wooden structure behind it. Police said the woman was not cited in the incident. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

LAFD EMTs assist an elderly male passenger at the scene of a one-vehicle

LAPS Pilot Initiative: New Safety Assurances At Events

on September 19, 2018 - 4:40pm

LAPS News:

This is an invitation for comments and suggestions about a pilot safety initiative being implemented this year at Los Alamos Public Schools athletic events.

The pilot program includes a “no re-entry” practice for scheduled games at Sullivan Field, Griffith Gym, Brousseau Gym and Hawk Field. For the safety and security of students and guests, re-entry into athletic events at Los Alamos High School and Los Alamos Middle School is currently restricted.

Our increasing focus on safety is aligned with suggestions from local leaders and the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety

Otero County Crash Survivor Fatally Struck By Passing Car

on September 18, 2018 - 6:25am
NMSP News:
 
OTERO COUNTY At about 5:30 a.m., Sept. 16, the New Mexico State Police investigated a fatal crash on US Highway 82 around mile post 11 between Alamogordo and Cloudcroft.
 
The initial investigation indicated a Hyundai, driven by Jason Clapper, 35, of Alamogordo was traveling west on US 82 at a high rate of speed. For unknown reasons the Hyundai left the roadway and rolled. Clapper, who was wearing his seatbelt, sustained minor injuries and was able to exit the vehicle.
 
After the crash, while standing in the west bound lane of US 82 in a dark and unlit area, Clapper was

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