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Dixon Triple Homicide: Suspect's Girlfriend Arrested For Conspiracy And Tampering With Evidence

on June 16, 2018 - 9:07am
Sonya Chavez
 
NMSP News:
 
DIXON June 12, New Mexico State Police Investigations Bureau agents obtained recorded phone conversations placed by the suspects, John Powell and Roger Gage, which were made to Powell's girlfriend, Sonya Chavez, 34, of El Prado, while they were incarcerated.
 
During the phone conversations Powell and Gage are heard collaborating with Chavez to retrieve drugs that were stolen during the commission of the murders. The suspects inform Chavez of where those drugs can be located.
 
After learning this information, the agent's follow up investigation revealed

More Scenes From Safety Town At Mountain School

on June 15, 2018 - 7:28am

A group of incoming kindergarten students waits in line for the next activity Thursday during the Safety Town program at Mountain Elementary School. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Safety Town participants gather Thursday morning with Los Alamos Police Sgt. Chris Ross, left, and Cmdr. Preston Ballew in front ot the LAPD bomb truck. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Police Cmdr. Preston Ballew shows a young Safety Town participant how he remotely controls a robot from inside the LAPD bomb truck. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Police Cpl.

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.

Police Chief Addresses Crime Stats Allegation

on June 13, 2018 - 2:47pm

Chief Dino Sgambellone
 
By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos Police Chief Dino Sgambellone responded Tuesday to allegations that not all violent crime reported to the New Mexico Department of Public Safety (NMDPS) appears in the LAPD 2016 and 2017 annual crime reports presented to the Los Alamos County Council.

The allegations have been made by James Whitehead, Republican nominee for Los Alamos County Sheriff in the November general election, both in person at primary election events and now on his campaign website under the caption “The Truth

Cody Ulrich Joins Los Alamos Police Department As Emergency Management Specialist

on June 13, 2018 - 9:48am

Cody Ulrich has joined the Los Alamos Police Department as an Emergency Managment Specialist. A native of Santa Fe, he has a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration from Colorado State University. Ulrich is working on evacuation plans and mutual aid agreements under the direction of Emergency Management Cmdr. Beverley Simpson. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Scenes From Safety Town At Mountain School

on June 13, 2018 - 9:08am

Los Alamos Police Ofc. James Keane guides a young cyclist during Tuesday morning's Safety Town activities at Mountain Elementary School. More than 100 incoming kindergarten students are participating in the program, which runs through Friday. Safety Town is designed to teach participants safety in areas ranging from what to do in case of a fire to stranger danger. Watch for more photos and news from Safety Town later in the week. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Police Department dispatchers Seth Martinez, left, and Mario Pratti show Safety Town participants what a 911 call

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.

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.

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.

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.

Police And Fire Officials Investigate Lock Cutting At Entrance To Los Alamos Reservoir

on June 4, 2018 - 3:36pm

One of two locks vandalized over the weekend at the Los Alamos Reservoir entrance gate. The second lock, which was completely severed has been turned over to the Los Alamos Police Department. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Fire Marshal Jeff Wetteland points out a Santa Fe National Forest sign, which clearly indicates that the reservoir area is closed to the public. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Fire Department Wildland Division Chief Kelly Sterna places additional caution tape at the reservoir entrance to discourage people from going into the area.

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.

Dixon Triple Homicide Suspects Captured

on June 1, 2018 - 10:40pm
John Powell
 
NMSP News:
 
At just after 7 p.m. June 1, New Mexico State Police agents and officers spotted a vehicle containing two suspects wanted in a triple homicide and conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle in El Prado and both suspects were taken into custody without incident.
 
Roger Gage
 
John Powell, 34, of Taos and Roger Gage 33, Gage of Arroyo Hondo were booked into the Rio Arriba County Detention Center on charges of First Degree Murder (3 counts), Conspiracy to commit First Degree Murder, Aggravated Burglary, and Conspiracy to commit Aggravated Burglary.
 
The case began at around 8

Local Youth Express Appreciation For Police Officers

on June 1, 2018 - 5:46pm
Kids from the Youth Activity Center create a giant card for local police officers for National Police Officers Day. Monday youth will work on a pen pal program with senior citizens and will make cards for local military personnel serving abroad. Photo by Bernadette Lauritzen

County Discusses Emergency Operations Plan

on May 31, 2018 - 3:31pm
County Emergency Manager Beverley Simpson and Fire Chief Troy Hughes discuss the County’s emergency operations plan. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
Los Alamos County is far from immune to wildfires and while some residents can recall their experiences evacuating during the Cerro Grande and Las Conchas fires, others are new to town and may be unsure of what to do if an emergency occurs.
 
As a result, Los Alamos County Councilor Susan O’Leary asked the County’s Emergency Management Office to inform the

NMSP 2018 Memorial Day Traffic Operation

on May 30, 2018 - 12:32pm
NMSP News:
 
During the Memorial Day 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 is that a strong law enforcement presence will have a direct effect on the driving behavior of motorists during the holiday weekend, and, thus, reduce the number of crashes and increase motorist safety.
 
Because of the increased volume of traffic during the holiday, the NMSP conducted high intensity traffic operations state-wide on the busiest travel days of the

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.

New Mexico State Police Checkpoints For June

on May 27, 2018 - 4:55am

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 June 2018.

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.
 
  • Who: New Mexico State

Police Ramp Up Traffic Enforcement; DWI checkpoints

on May 25, 2018 - 6:21pm
By Cmdr. Preston Ballew
Los Alamos Police Department

Beginning now and continuing through the summer months, the Los Alamos Police Department will be conducting traffic enforcement focusing on accident related violations to include seatbelt enforcement.

There also will be random DWI checkpoints throughout the county during this time frame.

The public can help reduce the risk of vehicle crashes by adhering to posted speed limit signs, allowing enough room between them and the vehicle they are following and driving with caution when roadways are wet.

Officers also will be on the lookout

ALERT: State Police Search For Suspect In Pojoaque ... Residents Asked To Remain Indoors

on May 25, 2018 - 5:46pm
NMSP News Alert:
 
POJOAQUE – The New Mexico State Police is searching for a suspect who may be armed and dangerous in Pojoaque.
 
Police are asking all residents in the area of Feather Road (Pojoaque West Frontage Road area) in Pojoaque to remain indoors.
 
The suspect fled from State Police early this morning on US 84/285 and possibly fired shots at officers before leaving his vehicle and fleeing on foot. He was possibly sighted recently in the area of Feather Road in Pojoaque.

Single Car Accident Takes Out Power Pole On Central

on May 24, 2018 - 4:14pm
Los Alamos police and firefighters respond to the scene of a single vehicle accident at about 3:15 p.m. today on Central Avenue near Rose Street. LAFD EMS personnel checked out the female driver who did not appear to be injured. According to reports the vehicle drove over a median, took out a power pole and dragged a sign some 70 feet before coming to a stop near the Aquatic Center. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com
 
LAFD EMS personnel check out the female driver involved in a single vehicle accident this afternoon on Central Avenue. She does not appear to be injured.

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