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LAPD Asks Assistance In Identifying Two Thieves

on April 19, 2018 - 2:21pm

Suspected thief wanted in connection with residential burglaries in Los Alamos is caught on video at Target in Albuquerque where stolen credit cards were used. Courtesy/LAPDwhere

Suspected thief wanted in connection with residential burglaries in Los Alamos is caught on video at Target in Albuquerque where stolen credit cards were used. Courtesy/LAPD

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department Criminal Investigations Section is investigating several residential burglaries that occurred in Los Alamos.

In the last two weeks there have been three residential burglaries reported that

Fire Chief Commends DPU Linemen For Quick Action On West Road Fire

on April 17, 2018 - 5:58am
Los Alamos County Department of Public Utilities Electricity Distribution Division lineman Julian Suazo, left, and Wayne Valdez discovered a loose connection that caused a small fire Thursday, made the area safe for firefighters and repaired the connection. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com
 
Scene Thursday afternoon of firefighters responding to small fire in LA Canyon near the Ice Rink. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com
 
By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos Fire Chief Troy Hughes has commended two local linemen for their quick response to

Joseph Gonzales Pleads Guilty To Endangering Human Life While Illegally Manufacturing A Controlled Substance

on April 16, 2018 - 8:37pm
The bathroom where an explosion from a marijuana wax process occurred in May 2016 at the Caballo Peak Apartments on Canyon Road. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

Former Los Alamos resident Joseph Gonzales, 28, pleaded guilty Monday in U.S. District Court in Albuquerque to endangering human life while illegally manufacturing a controlled substance.

At sentencing, he faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. 

Gonzales was originally charged with endangering human life while

State Police Investigate Fatal Crash In Santa Fe

on April 14, 2018 - 8:58pm

NMSP News:

SANTA FE COUNTY – New Mexico State Police officers investigated a single-vehicle fatal crash around 2 p.m. Friday, which occurred on Interstate 25 at mile marker 264 in Santa Fe County.

Preliminary investigation indicates that a vehicle driven by Dennis Raymond Branch, 66, of Santa Fe, was traveling northbound when the vehicle drifted into the center median.

The vehicle struck the center barrier and stopped. Branch sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased on scene.

This crash remains under investigation with no further information available.

FBI Takes Active Role In NM Child Exploitation Cases

on April 14, 2018 - 5:34am
By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

In Los Alamos County very few crimes related to the online exploitation of children appear in the local police blotter and people tend to think crimes of this nature occur mostly in big cities in other parts of the country.

Participants in the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Albuquerque Division Annual Citizens Academy were reminded March 29 of the extent of the online threat to children in New Mexico by Special Agent Ross Zuercher who described some recent cases in which the FBI was involved.

One of the cases Zuercher

New Details On West Road Fire; LAFD Sends Truck To Bluewater Fire Near Grants

on April 14, 2018 - 5:33am
A loose connection on a powerpole near the Los Alamos Ice Rink on West Road caused a small fire Thursday afternoon, which was quickly extinguished by Department personnel. Courtesy photo
 
Los Alamos County Department of Public Utilities Electricity Distribution Division lineman Julian Suazo, left, and Wayne Valdez discovered a loose connection that caused a small fire Thursday, made the area safe for firefighters and repaired the connection. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com
 
By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

New details have been released about a small fire

Sheriff Candidate Files Lawsuit Against County

on April 12, 2018 - 10:40am
By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

James Whitehead, a candidate for Los Alamos County Sheriff, has filed a lawsuit in First Judicial District Court against Los Alamos County, Los Alamos Police Department, Los Alamos County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Division, and Los Alamos County Records Custodian Barb Ricci under the New Mexico Inspection of Public Records Act (IPRA).

The lawsuit, the second filed against the County by a candidate for the office of sheriff, was prepared by attorney Blair Dunn, who also represents Sheriff Marco Lucero and former Los

Isaiah Aylmer Faces New Charges

on April 11, 2018 - 12:18pm
By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

Isaiah Aylmer, 18, of Los Alamos is facing a second preliminary hearing April 27 in Los Alamos Magistrate Court after racking up new charges while out of jail on conditions of release on a March 19 felony charge of stealing a firearm.

Aylmer was charged April 9 with possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

According to Court documents filed by Los Alamos Police Cpl. Gabriel Nieto, he was on patrol on 35th Street off Trinity Drive

LAPD And LAFD Honor Dispatchers During National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week

on April 11, 2018 - 8:11am

The Los Alamos Fire Department Administration personnel arrive at the Los Alamos Police Department Consolodated Dispatch Center (CDC) Tuesday to celebrate National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. From left, CDC Manager Kate Stoddard, Deputy Police Chief Jason Wardlow Herrera, Bernadine Martinez of LAFD Administration, Dispatcher Andrea Garcia, Dispatcher Ruben Garcia, Marisol Padilla of LAFD Administration and Dispatcher Wendy Strain. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

One of  the gift bags prepared for the Los Alamos Police Department CDC team by Los Alamos Fire Department

Los Alamos Police Blotter: March 29 To April 2, 2018

on April 10, 2018 - 5:06pm

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.

Editor’s note: Photos of these individuals arrested are not available due to a technical issue with the police reporting software and will be added to this report when available.

SAMUEL HERRERA

March 29 at 12:15 a.m. / Police arrested Samuel Herrera, 31, of Santa Fe on an outstanding Magistrate Court warrant.

GREGORIO LUIS TRUJILLO

March 29 at 10:19 p.m.

LAFD Honors Three At Promotion Ceremony

on April 10, 2018 - 9:41am

Los Alamos Fire Department personnel, from left, James Thwaites promoted to Safety Division Chief, Matt Munoz promoted to Captain and Sam Meyersick promoted to Driver/Engineer await the start of the promotion ceremony Monday at Station 3 in White Rock. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Kailey Thwaites pins a badge on her dad, Los Alamos Fire Department Safety Division Chief James Thwaites as her mom, Katie Thwaites and Deputy Chief Steve Dawald look on. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com
 
By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos County Fire

LAPD Detention Center Sgt. Chris Romero Retires

on April 10, 2018 - 8:49am

Los Alamos Police Department Detention Center Sgt. Chris Romero, right, is congratulated on his retirement April 3 by Chief Dino Sgambellone. Romero has served with LAPD since 2002. His career in law enforcement began in 1995 when he joined the Department of Corrections. Chief Sgambellone presented Romero with the Medal of Merit in recognition of his service. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos Police Chief Issues 2017 Annual Report

on April 7, 2018 - 6:26am

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

Los Alamos Chief of Police Dino Sgambellone has released the 32-page 2017 Annual Report for LAPD, which can be viewed online on the Department webpage.

Chief Sgambellone said the annual report reflects LAPD’s commitment to those it serves through its ongoing efforts to maintain a safe community for residents and visitors.

“I am very proud of the men and women of the Department for their enduring professionalism and dedication,” Sgambellone said.

Ben Irving Promoted To Sergeant At LAPD

on April 7, 2018 - 6:02am

Los Alamos Police Ofc. Ben Irving has been promoted to sergeant. He was pinned by his father Mick Irving Friday morning. Irving has been with LAPD for six years. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Council Proclaims April 8-14 Crime Victims Rights Week

on April 5, 2018 - 8:55am

During the Los Alamos County Council meeting Tuesday in Council Chambers, Police Chief Dino Sgambellone accepts a proclamation from Councilor Antonio Maggiore on behalf of the Council designating the week of April 8-14 as ‘Crime Victims’ Rights Week’ in Los Alamos County. Chief Sgambellone thanked the Council for its recognition of victims of crime, not only in the Los Alamos community but around the nation. He said LAPD has increased its capacity to help victims in the community through its victims’ advocates. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Police Department Honored At Council Meeting For Achieving National Accreditation

on April 5, 2018 - 8:26am
Los Alamos County Manager Harry Burgess, right, recognizes Los Alamos Police Department representatives, from left, Cpl. David Boe, Sgt. Chris Ross, Sgt. Daniel Roberts, Chief Dino Sgambellone and Cmdr. Oliver Morris during Tuesday evening’s County Council meeting. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com
 
By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos Police Department was recognized by County Manager Harry Burgess Tuesday evening during the County Council meeting for earning Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) National

Scenes From Wildfire Day And Elks Easter Egg Hunt At Pond Saturday

on April 2, 2018 - 3:12pm

More scenes from the Los Alamos Fire Department annual Wildfire Day and Elks Easter Egg Hunt where children collected some 20,000 plastic Easter eggs Saturday morning at Ashley Pond Park. Photo by Derrick Key

Photo by Derrick Key

Photo by Derrick Key

Photo by Derrick Key

Photo by Derrick Key

Photo by Derrick Key

David Gilmore of the Santa Fe National Forest Service with Smokey (John Armstrong). Photo by Derrick Key

Emily Hastings, Imari Luna and Hannah Hastings. Photo by Derrick Key

Luke Mclarty and Larry Martinez from Santa Fe National Forest. Photo by Derrick Key

Luke Mclarty and

More Scenes From Annual Wildfire Day

on April 1, 2018 - 8:31am

More than 20,000 plastic Easter eggs dotted Ashley Pond Park Saturday morning for the Elks Annual Easter Egg Hunt. The Elks have hosted the event for 20 years. The event started at Urban Park but is now held in conjunction with the annual Los Alamos Fire Department Wildfire Day. Freedom Church also hosted several activities during the event. Photo by Connor Hoch

Members of Freedom Church, a new church in Los Alamos, hosted several events during the Elks Easter Egg Hunt and the Los Alamos Fire Departments Wildfire Day Saturday at Ashley Pond Park.

Scenes From Wildfire Day At Ashley Pond Park

on April 1, 2018 - 8:22am

Los Alamos Fire Department Firefighter Taylor Garcia-Anaya helps a young firefighter run a hose Saturday during Wildfire Day at Ashley Pond Park. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Fire Department Firefighter Mike Paxson adjusts a new bicycle helmet for a young cyclist to take home. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos DWI Planning Council volunteers Cheryl Pongratz, left, and Juanita McNiel check in young participants in the bike rodeo during Saturday's Wildfire Day at Ashley Pond Park. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

A boy pulls a ‘person’ to the end of

State Police Checkpoints And Saturation Patrols In Counties Across The State In April

on March 29, 2018 - 8:07am
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 April 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.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: March 21 To March 28, 2018

on March 28, 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 against them.

BRYCE WILLIAM DELANO

March 21 at 3:56 p.m. / Police arrested Bryce William Delano, 30, of Los Alamos at 2500 Trinity Dr., and charged him with criminal sexual assault and false imprisonment.

 

 

 

MARCOS A. VIGIL

March 23 at 2:01 p.m. / Police arrested Marcos. A. Vigil, 31, of Chimayo at the Adult Probation Office on an outstanding District Court warrant.

 

 

 

BRANDYN STEVEN

Los Alamos Magistrate Court Briefs

on March 28, 2018 - 10:49am

MAGISTRATE COURT News:

Juanadolfo Gomez, 30, of San Juan Pueblo appeared March 23 Los Alamos Magistrate Court on charges of possession of a controlled substance – Suboxone and shoplifting of less than $250. He received a suspended sentence of 182 days on the shoplifting charge and was placed on supervised probation for 182 days. On the Suboxone charge, he received a 364 day suspended sentence and was placed on supervised probation for one year.

Both sentences are to run concurrently and Gomez was ordered to undergo substance abuse screening and complete any recommended treatment.

Marcos

Wildfire Day; Elks Easter Egg Hunt At Pond Saturday

on March 27, 2018 - 7:29am

Smokey Bear, Elroy the Elk, Sparky the Fire Dog and the Easter Bunny are expected to attend LAFD’s Wildfire Day, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Ashley Pond Park. Courtesy/LAFD

LAFD News:

Saturday is Wildfire Day at Ashley Pond Park and among those expected to attend are Sparky the Fire Dog, Elroy the Elk, Smokey Bear and the Easter Bunny.

The event is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and promises many fun activities for all ages including an Easter egg hunt with 20,000 eggs held in partnership with the Elks Lodge.

Man Arrested For Shoplifting Nearly $2,500 Of Alcohol

on March 26, 2018 - 5:26pm

COURT News:

Philbert Lopez Jr., 34, of Espanola is facing an April 27 preliminary hearing on five counts of shoplifting totaling almost $2,500 comprised entirely of bottles of alcohol stolen from Smith’s Marketplace in Los Alamos and Smith’s in White Rock on five separate occasions in February.

The shoplifting incidents were discovered by Smith’s loss prevention staff while reviewing video surveillance, which showed Lopez placing the bottles in a reusable shopping bag and a grey messenger bag, then leaving the store without attempting to pay for the merchandise.

Los Alamos Police Cpl.

White Rock Teen Charged With Theft Of Firearm

on March 26, 2018 - 5:17pm
Isaiah Aylmer
 
By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

A preliminary hearing has been set for April 27 for 18-year-old Isaiah Aylmer of White Rock on a charge of stealing a firearm, a fourth degree felony.

Aylmer was arrested March 19 by Los Alamos Police Cpl. Emmanuel Rodriguez and had his first appearance the same day before Los Alamos Magistrate Judge Pat Casados.

Rodriguez came in contact with Aylmer following a report of a firearm stolen from a White Rock residence.

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