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Wildfire Day & Elks Annual Easter Egg Hunt Saturday

on April 19, 2019 - 10:40am
Sparky the Fie Dog greets visitors during Wildfire Day 2018. Courtesy photo

From left, Smokey Bear, Elroy the Elk, Sparky the Fire Dog and the Easter bunny are expected to be on hand at the annual Elk’s Easter Egg Hunt and Wildfire Day 2019 Saturday at Ashley Pond Park. Courtesy photo
 
COMMUNITY News:
 
Central Avenue between Oppenheimer and 20th Street will be closed 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 20 in support of the combined efforts of the Fire Department, Los Alamos Elks Lodge and many more to present the community with a safe and fun event – the annual Elk’s Easter Egg Hunt

Crime Victims’ Rights Week Provides Empowerment

on April 18, 2019 - 9:39am
Los Alamos Police Cpl. Adele McKenzie discusses Crime Victim's Rights Week. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

The mission of Crime Victims’ Rights Week, April 7-13, was to give empowerment. So those suffering from abuses reach for assistance and others provide help to individuals who need it.

Crime Victim’s Rights Week is a national program but locally it was recognized through a proclamation presented by the Los Alamos County Council as well as informational cards posted on Atomic City Transit buses and 14 New

Los Alamos Police Blotter: April 13 To April 16, 2019

on April 17, 2019 - 11:09am

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.

TAYLOR ROSE ORTEGA

April 13 at 3:39 p.m. / Police arrested Taylor Rose Ortega, 18, of Los Alamos near Rose Street and Central Avenue and charged her with careless driving, failure to maintain traffic lane, operating a vehicle under the influence of a drug and driving with an open container of alcohol.

 

BRIDGID MARTINEZ

April 16 at 12:45 p.m.

County Council Tentatively Approves LAPD Budget

on April 17, 2019 - 8:14am

Deputy Chief Jason Wardlow Herrera, left, and Cmdr. Oliver Morris present their department budget Tuesday night during the annual hearing before the County Council. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Staff Report

Los Alamos County Council unanimously voted to tentatively approve the Los Alamos Police Department approximately $8.8 million budget Tuesday night during the budget hearing.

Additionally, council tentatively approved the following budget add-on options:

  • $35,224 for overtime pay
  • $33,000 for lifecycle purchases
  • $231,300 for a expanded consolidated dispatch center

Deputy Chief

New And Returning Student Registration May 6

on April 17, 2019 - 7:58am
Ofc. Chris Ross sees to it that Aspen Students safely cross the street to school. Courtesy photo
 
LAPS News:
 
Los Alamos Public Schools will begin registration Monday, May 6 for returning students for the 2019-20 school year.
 
On that day, LAPS will send out an email to one parent or guardian per family with instructions for registering their student(s) online.
 
Once they receive this email, parents may log in to the student registration site to complete the online form for each child attending an LAPS school.
 
How to know if your child is a new or returning student:
  • Any

FBI, Albuquerque PD Capture Jeyden Bailey Barnhill

on April 15, 2019 - 4:45pm

Jeyden Bailey Barnhill

FBI News:

Jeyden Bailey Barnhill, who was wanted on a federal arrest warrant for allegedly absconding from pre-trial release, was apprehended Saturday, April 13 by the FBI with the assistance of the Albuquerque Police Department.

Barnhill, 24, was arrested during a traffic stop in Albuquerque.

Barnhill, of Albuquerque, was among several people arrested March 29, 2019 during a multi-agency law enforcement operation in southeast Albuquerque.

She was charged on a federal complaint with Hobbs Act Armed Robbery, Possession of Stolen Firearms, Possession of a Controlled Substance,

Community Bids Farewell To Cpl. David Boe

on April 15, 2019 - 2:51pm

Cpl. David Boe during an interview Thursday at the Los Alamos Daily Post spoke about his local police service and how much he will miss the community and he prepares to move to Cailfornia. Photo by Carol A. Clark

 

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

‘It’s been the best job I’ve ever had … by a long shot…’ –Cpl. David Boe

Cpl. David Boe wraps up his nearly eight-year service today with the Los Alamos Police Department.

“It’s been the best job I’ve ever had … by a long shot,” Cpl. David Boe told the Los Alamos Daily Post. “This is a bittersweet day.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: April 5 To April 6, 2019

on April 10, 2019 - 9:24am

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.

LARISSA CANO

April 5 at 1:33 p.m. / Police arrested Larissa Cano, 23, of Chama on an outstanding warrant from another jurisdiction.

 

 

OSCAR A. DUARTE-FIERRO

April 6 at 4:15 p.m. / Police arrested Oscar A. Duarte-Fierro, 25, of Los Alamos in Rio Arriba County on an outstanding Magistrate Court warrant.

Breadsprings Man Arrested On Federal Murder Charge

on April 10, 2019 - 7:44am
FBI News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE Troy Livingston, 18, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation who resides in Breadsprings, N.M., made his initial appearance in Federal Court in Albuquerque, Monday morning on a criminal complaint charging him with murdering a Navajo woman with malice aforethought.  
 
Livingston remains in custody pending a preliminary hearing and detention hearing.
 
The criminal complaint alleges that Livingston beat the victim to death with a flashlight and his feet at a residence April 6 in Breadsprings in the Navajo Indian Reservation.

NMSP Seeks To Reunite Victims With Stolen Jewelry

on April 9, 2019 - 9:49am

NMSP News:

SANTA FE – The New Mexico State Police recovered a stolen vehicle Oct. 13, 2018, in Pecos.

Inside the stolen vehicle, State Police officers discovered three backpacks filled with hundreds of dollars worth of stolen rings, watches, necklaces, coins and miscellaneous jewelry.

Now the New Mexico State Police wants to reunite this jewelry with its rightful owners.

Anyone in the areas of Santa Fe County, Pecos or the City of Santa Fe who are victims of burglary resulting in the taking of jewelry between June of 2018 and Oct.

Barricaded Suspect Arrested By State Police On Interstate 25 After Lighting Car On Fire

on April 3, 2019 - 3:53pm

Donald David Keehle

NMSP:

SIERRA COUNTY – At about 12:50 p.m., March 29, New Mexico State Police officers responded to a welfare check on a male subject who was placing trash and debris on Interstate 25 south, near mile post 84, north of T or C.

State Police officers encountered a parked maroon Chevy Impala parked off the right shoulder of I-25. A male identified as Donald David Keehle, 54, of Pueblo, Colo., was sitting in the rear passenger seat of the vehicle. Officer’s attempted to take Keehle into custody, however he refused to exit the vehicle.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: March 28 To March 31, 2019

on April 3, 2019 - 9:41am

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.

JASON MICHAEL MIERA

March 28 at 10:47 a.m. / Police arrested Jason Michael Miera, 30, of Albuquerque on Central Avenue on an outstanding Magistrate Court warrant.

 

 

CARMEN GONZALES

March 29 at 4:54 p.m. / State Police arrested Carmen Gonzales, 34, of Chimayo on an outstanding Magistrate Court warrant.

 

 

KATIE E. PECOS

March 31 at 12:49 a.m.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: March 21 To March 26, 2019

on March 30, 2019 - 10:23pm

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.

STEPHEN JAYMES MONTANO

March 21 at 3:33 p.m. / Police arrested Stephen Jaymes Montano, 23, of Grants at the Grants Police Department on an outstanding District Court warrant.

 

RENEE CHAVEZ

March 21 at 4:39 p.m. / Police arrested Renee Chavez, 36, of Santa Cruz in Albuquerque and charged her with the unlawful taking of a motor vehicle.

 

 

GUSTAVO SALAIZ

March 22 at 4:29

New Mexico State Police Conducting Sobriety Checkpoints; Saturation Patrols Across State In April

on March 26, 2019 - 9:13am

NMSP News:

STATEWIDE – New Mexico State Police (NMSP) will be conducting sobriety checkpoints; saturation patrols and registration, insurance and driver's license checkpoints during the month of April in all counties across the state.

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

Los Alamos Police Blotter: March 6 To March 19, 2019

on March 25, 2019 - 7:49am

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.

OSCAR A. DUARTE-FIERRO

March 6 at 8:19 p.m. / Police arrested Oscar A. Duarte-Fierro, 25, of Los Alamos in Espanola on an outstanding Magistrate Court warrant.

 

 

 

 

MARK ALLEN SISNEROS

March 7 at Police arrested Mark Allen Sisneros, 24, of Santa Fe in Central Park Square and charged him with battery against a household member.

 

 

CHADRICK CAVANAUGH

March 8 at 5:05

Fatal Rollover Crash On I-25 In Santa Fe County

on March 22, 2019 - 4:08pm
NMSP News:
 
SANTA FE At about 10:15 a.m. Wednesday, the New Mexico State Police investigated a fatal rollover crash on Interstate 25 around mile post 277, near Santa Fe.
 
The initial investigation indicated that a Ford Expedition occupied by five individuals was traveling north on Interstate 25 towing a Dodge Pickup on a flatbed trailer.
 
For reasons still under investigation the Expedition appears to have lost control, overcorrected and then rolled.
 
A middle row passenger in the Expedition, Zenaida Lopez, 68, of Kansas City, Kan., was ejected and suffered fatal injuries, she

LAPSA Members Gather For Meeting At UNM-LA

on March 22, 2019 - 6:12am
Members of the Los Alamos Public Safety Association gather for a group photo during their meeting Jan. 17 at UNM-LA, front row from left, Treasurer Sgt. Daniel Roberts, President Deputy Fire Chief Steve Dawald, Vice President Centerra General Manager Lennie Upshaw and LASO-SM and member Adolfo Meana. Center row from left, members LANL Psychologist Dr. Elizabeth Maines, LANL Psychologist/BHRT Coordinator Dr. Alice Bodelson, Centerra Director of Operations Jesse Galvan and N3B Lisa La-Pointe Tafoya. Back row from left, Ex Officio Cmdr.

NM State Police Officer Arrested In Chaves County

on March 21, 2019 - 1:42pm
NMSP News:
 
CHAVES COUNTY New Mexico State Police Ofc. Ricky Romero, 24, of Roswell was arrested Wednesday by the Chaves County Sheriff’s Department and charged with violating various state laws.
 
In early March 2019, the Chaves County Sheriff’s Department opened a criminal investigation into Romero. NMSP has fully cooperated with the Chaves County investigation.
 
Immediately after learning of the investigation, NMSP launched an internal affairs investigation and Romero was placed on administrative leave.

NMSP: Four Missing Endangered Runaway Juveniles Arrested For Armed Robbery In Guadalupe County

on March 18, 2019 - 6:10pm

NMSP News:

Guadalupe County – New Mexico State Police responded at about 5:09 p.m., Friday, March 15, to an armed robbery at the Milagro Gas Station off Interstate 40, near mile post 243, west of Santa Rosa.

The initial investigation determined two individuals armed with a firearm, later determined to be a BB gun, entered the gas station, robbed the business and left with an undisclosed amount of money. The individuals fled eastbound onto I-40 in a grey passenger car after the robbery.

At about 5:50 p.m., State Police officers located the suspect vehicle traveling east on I-40 near mile

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Feb. 27 To March 5, 2019

on March 15, 2019 - 9:24am

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.

 

ANGELINA C. NARANJO
Feb. 27 at 2:52 a.m. / Police arrested Angelina C. Naranjo, 36, of Santa Fe on 2500 Trinity Drive on an outstanding warrant from another jurisdiction.
 
 
 
 
 
 
ELLIS R. NEVAREZ
Feb. 27 at 4:07 a.m. / Police arrested Ellis R. Nevarez, 35, of El. Rito on Trinity Drive and charged him with DUI.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DOMINIC ISAAC VALLEJOS
Feb.

Police Remove Fallen Trees Along NM 4 Thursday

on March 14, 2019 - 10:51am

Police and other responders work to remove fallen trees Thursday along N.M. 4. Courtesy/LAPD

Scene from police and other responders removing fallen trees Thursday along N.M. 4. Courtesy/LAPD

Scene from police and other responders removing fallen trees Thursday along N.M. 4. Courtesy/LAPD

Scene from police and other responders removing fallen trees Thursday along N.M. 4. Courtesy/LAPD

Scene from police and other responders removing fallen trees Thursday along N.M. 4. Courtesy/LAPD

Scene from police and other responders removing fallen trees Thursday along N.M. 4. Courtesy/LAPD

Scene from

NM 4 Remains Closed Until Further Notice

on March 13, 2019 - 5:46pm

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department reports that the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) has advised that N.M. 4 will remain closed until New Mexico State Police opens it.

NMDOT also stated they will not send crews into the Jemez until Thursday.

County: Wind Advisory, Tree And Power Line Alert

on March 13, 2019 - 3:45pm
COUNTY News:
 
The Los Alamos County Emergency Management Department has issued a wind advisory, fallen tree and power line alert.
 
Large trees are continuing to fall throughout Los Alamos County. Citizens are cautioned to avoid parking, walking and driving near large trees and power lines.
 
The Emergency Management Department is instructing citizens to report emergencies to the Los Alamos Police Department and avoid non-emergency calls at this time.

Traffic Alert Update: NM 4 To Remain Closed Westbound From West Jemez Road At LANL Back Gate

on March 13, 2019 - 3:00pm

Traffic Alert Update:

Due to an extremely high volume of downed trees that continue to fall and pose a severe public safety risk as a result of today’s high winds event, LAPD will continue to keep N.M. 4 CLOSED westbound from West Jemez Road (at the LANL “back gate”) until further notice.

Access eastbound on N.M. 4 at West Jemez Road at the back gate remains open to Bandelier and White Rock.

LAPD successfully extracted several motorists on N.M. 4 earlier today when multiple tree-fall events occurred, clearing a path to trapped cars that were traveling on the highway.

More Scenes From Road Conditions On NM 4

on March 13, 2019 - 2:46pm

Scene of hazardous road conditions this afternoon along N.M. 4. Courtesy/LAPD

Scene of fallen tree making for hazardous road conditions this afternoon along N.M. 4. Courtesy/LAPD

Scene of hazardous road conditions this afternoon along N.M. 4. Courtesy/LAPD

Scene of hazardous road conditions this afternoon along N.M. 4. Courtesy/LAPD

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