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Scenes From Robotics Night At Bradbury Museum

on August 25, 2019 - 6:19am

Members of the Los Alamos Robotics Team 4153, known as Project Y, Zach Koehn, left, and Carter Noeninckyx operate the team's ball tossing robot during Robotics Night Friday at the Bradbury Science Museum. Koehn and Noeninckyx said their team built the robot in six weeks.They added that competively, thus has been its best year, going all the way to the World's Competition in April in Houston, Texas. They competed against 400 teams.

Police Shooting At Allsup’s In Hobbs Thursday

on August 24, 2019 - 10:36am

NMSP News:

HOBBS – The New Mexico State Police Investigations Bureau was contacted Thursday by the Hobbs Police Department (HPD) to investigate an officer involved shooting. 

State Police investigators learned that at about 11:15 p.m. Thursday, HPD officers were called to the Allsup’s at 321 Dal Paso for reports of a male individual armed with a gun.

At the Allsup’s, officers encountered Roberto Mata, 46 of Carlsbad armed with a gun.

During the encounter shots were fired by Mata and an HPD officer.

FBI: Arson Fires In Naschitti, NM Under Investigation

on August 23, 2019 - 11:50am

FBI News:

Law enforcement is asking for the public’s help in finding the person or persons responsible for a series of fires that damaged several buildings in Naschitti, N.M., on the Navajo Nation, this week.

There were no injuries.

The fires, which occurred Aug. 19-21, damaged a church, a convenience store and three vacant houses.

The FBI, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Navajo Nation Division of Public Safety and the San Juan County Fire Department are investigating.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the FBI Albuquerque Field Office at 505.889.1300.

Los Alamos Police Department Conducts Traffic Enforcement Operation Through October

on August 23, 2019 - 10:31am
LAPD News:
 
Continuing through the month of October, the Los Alamos Police Department will conduct traffic enforcement, focusing on accident related violations.

Officers also will be on the lookout for impaired drivers and conduct 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.

To report potentially impaired drivers, dial #D-W-I, or #-3-9-4. Citizens in

State Police Participate In MADD Saturation Aug. 24

on August 23, 2019 - 7:47am
NMSP News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE The New Mexico State Police (NMSP) will participate in Mother’s Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Saturation Saturday, Aug. 24.
 
NMSP is partnering with the New Mexico Department of Transportation, MADD and other law enforcement agencies in an effort to end DWI. NMSP, Department of Public Safety, NMDOT, MADD and other law enforcement agencies across the state and nationwide, will join forces to announce Saturation at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24.
 
“If you chose to drink – be responsible; call a taxi, have a designated driver. Together we can all save lives.” –NMSP

State Police Investigate Death Of Newborn Baby

on August 22, 2019 - 6:31am

NMSP News:

ALCALDE – A father called the New Mexico State Police Saturday, Aug. 17 with concerns about his unborn child.

The father said that he returned to his home in La Madera from a trip to find that his unborn child’s mother was no longer showing signs of being pregnant. When the father questioned the mother about the child, she would not tell the father where the child was.

Through investigation State Police officers learned the mother was staying at a residence in Alcalde. State Police officers went to that residence to perform a welfare check on the mother and unborn child.

LAPD Cmdr. Ballew And Sgt. Ross Graduate From Northwestern Executive Management Program

on August 21, 2019 - 9:20am

Los Alamos Police Cmdr. Preston Ballew, right, graduates earlier this month from the prestigious Northwestern Executive Management Program. Courtesy/LAPD

Los Alamos Police Sgt. Chris Ross, right, graduates earlier this month from the prestigious Northwestern Executive Management Program. Courtesy/LAPD

LAPD News:

Los Alamos Police Cmdr. Preston Ballew and Sgt. Chris Ross recently graduated from the prestigious Northwestern Executive Management Program.

This three-week program, the third in a series of law enforcement leadership programs, provides the policy-making executive with an

On The Job At FBI National Academy: Oliver Morris

on August 20, 2019 - 10:41am

On the job at the FBI National Academy is Los Alamos Police Cmdr. Oliver Morris. As a part of the FBI National Academy program, Cmdr. Morris traveled to New York City recently to visit New York Police Department (NYPD) Police One Plaza headquarters. ‘We learned about how precinct commanders address crime in their area and are held accountable through ‘compstat’. We were able to view a joint operations center and viewed how NYPD and various public safety partners manage emergencies.

Robotics Night At Bradbury Science Museum Aug. 23

on August 20, 2019 - 8:37am
 
BSMA News:
 
Robotics teams from regional schools, along with local robotics groups, will demonstrate their robots to the public 5-7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23.
 
This free event is brought to you by the Bradbury Science Museum Association (BSMA) and generously supported by New Mexico Bank & Trust.
 
Visitors will have an opportunity to see the robots used by organizations such as Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos County Police Department and University of New Mexico - Los Alamos.
 
LANL Scientist Samuel Clegg will present current research on the Mars Chem-Cam on the

NMSP: Man Arrested After Ramming State Police Office Gate; Bernalillo County Metropolitan Courthouse Doors

on August 17, 2019 - 6:41pm

Gilberto Durades-Lahera

NMSP News:

ALBUQUERQUE – New Mexico State Police arrested a male subject today who rammed his vehicle through a gate at the New Mexico State Police Office in Albuquerque.

At around 12:06 p.m., Gilberto Durades-Lahera arrived at the New Mexico State Police Office on Carlisle Boulevard. After a few minutes, Durades-Lahera left the front parking lot at the New Mexico State Police Office in a gold Nissan, sports utility vehicle. Durades-Lahera then drove through a gate into a secure parking lot at the New Mexico State Police Office.

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School Starts Thursday ... Motorists Urged To Be Extra Cautious In School Zones And Crosswalks

on August 13, 2019 - 8:43pm

LAPD News:

Los Alamos Public Schools is starting its 2019-2020 school year Thursday, Aug. 15.

This means school buses and numerous juvenile pedestrians and bicyclists will be out on sidewalks and roadways before and after school.

Please be extra cautious in school zones and around crosswalks. Remember to obey traffic laws regarding school buses and speed regulations when school zone signs are flashing: Do not pass school buses with flashing lights and stop arms extended out.

The Los Alamos Police Department will be out in full force monitoring school bus routes and school zones to ensure

LAPD: Temporary Protocol For Victim Assistant Needs

on August 13, 2019 - 2:57pm

LAPD News:

The Victim Assistant position at the Los Alamos Police Department is vacant.

While the position is being advertised and filled, anyone needing assistance can leave a message at 505.663.3511 that will be fielded and routed as necessary.

Anyone needing non-emergency officer assistance can contact the non-emergency Dispatch line at 505.662.8222. As always, in an emergency, call 911.

State Police Investigate Threats Against Santa Fe PD

on August 9, 2019 - 9:14am
Joseph Moises Ortiz Jr. III
 
NMSP News:
 
SANTA FE At around 7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 6, the New Mexico State Police received a call from the Santa Fe Police Department about threats being made via telephone by two male individuals toward the Santa Fe Police Department. 
 
Joseph Moises Ortiz Jr. III, 50, and his nephew, Isaiah Noah Vigil, 16, both of Santa Fe, threatened to attack the Santa Fe Police Department headquarters at 2515 Camino Entrada with firearms and explosive devices. 
 
The two males cited the reason for the attack was because of their dissatisfaction in a case that

New Mexico State Police Participate In Governor’s Cabinet In Your Community Aug. 10

on August 8, 2019 - 10:48am
NMSP News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE The New Mexico State Police will participate in Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s first Governor’s Cabinet in Your Community event Saturday, Aug. 10, in Albuquerque.
 
New Mexico State Police Chief Staff will be on hand to field walk-in constituents. Constituents unable to attend who have concerns are encouraged to call in.
 
New Mexico State Police Chief Tim Johnson is and will continue to provide a professional, high-quality service to the constituents in New Mexico. Chief Johnson holds his officers to the highest standards.

LAHS Lockout Lifted; Class Registration Resumes

on August 7, 2019 - 2:27pm
Registration resumes today following a 30-minute lockout due to a suspicious package spotted across the street on Diamond Drive. Photo by John McHale.ladailypost.com
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos Police have cleared the area and the Los Alamos High School Lockout has been lifted following the sighting late this morning of a suspicious package across the street on Diamond Drive.

Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus told the Los Alamos Daily Post that Cpl.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: July 31 To Aug. 4, 2019

on August 7, 2019 - 10:40am

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

July 31 at 12:19 p.m. / Police arrested Stephen Jaymes Montano, 24, of Grants at 2500 Trinity Dr., on an outstanding District Court warrant.

 

 

 

DANIEL SCHULZ

Aug. 4 at 5:25 a.m. / Police arrested Daniel Schulz, 45, of Los Alamos on Big Rock Loop and charged him with disorderly conduct and boisterous, loud and profane language.

 

 

 

 

Los Alamos Police Blotter: July 24 To July 30, 2019

on August 4, 2019 - 1:44pm

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.

JOHNATHAN NATHANIEL LOPEZ

July 24 at 11:05 p.m. / Police arrested Jonathan Nathaniel Lopez, 19, of Los Alamos near Diamond Drive and Club Road on an outstanding Magistrate Court warrant.

 

 

TERRANCE H. STECK

July 25 at 5:35 a.m. / Police arrested Terrance H. Steck, 33, of Los Alamos at 505 Oppenheimer Dr. on an outstanding Magistrate Court warrant.

 

DANIELLE ROHA

July

Business Owner Shoots At Burglars In Velarde

on July 31, 2019 - 6:36am
NMSP News:
 
The New Mexico State Police investigated a shooting Tuesday involving a business owner in Velarde in Rio Arriba County.
 
Initial investigation shows at about 5:30 a.m., officers responded to a burglary in progress at Mike’s Mini-Mart Gas Station in Velarde.
 
When officers arrived on scene, they encountered the owner of the gas station. Officers learned the business owner, who lives on the property, heard his alarm sounding from his gas station and went to investigate. When the owner arrived at his business, he encountered a male suspect inside the gas station.
 
The

New Mexico State Police And Lea County Sheriff’s Office Work Together To Stop Distracted Driving

on July 27, 2019 - 11:39am
NMSP News:
 
LEA COUNTY The New Mexico State Police has recently seen an increase in motor vehicle crashes occurring in southern Lea County.
 
In 2019, State Police has investigated seven fatality crashes in Lea County, which has claimed 13 lives. Most of these crashes were preventable, as driver inattention and excessive speed have been the main factors that resulted in these crashes.
 
The New Mexico State Police and Lea County Sheriff’s Office will immediately begin joint patrol impact operations looking for reckless and inattentive drivers.
 
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State Police Sobriety Checkpoints And Saturation Patrols In Counties Across New Mexico In August

on July 26, 2019 - 12:00pm

Courtesy photo

NMSP News:

Statewide – 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 August 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.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: July 17 To July 22, 2019

on July 24, 2019 - 4:09pm

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

July 17 at 11:53 p.m. / Police arrested Oscar A. Duarte-Fierro, 25, of Los Alamos at the Espanola Police Department on an outstanding Magistrate Court warrant.

 

 

 

NANCY Y. ENRIQUEZ-PORTILLO

July 19 at 2:05 p.m. / Police arrested Nancy Y.

Multi-Agency Task Force Arrests Albuquerque Man On Federal Firearm, Drug Charges

on July 23, 2019 - 5:09pm
FBI News:
 
A multi-agency task force arrested an Albuquerque man today on federal firearm and drug charges.
 
Henry Felix, 49, is charged in a federal complaint with possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime; being a felon in possession of a firearm; and possession of heroin with intent to distribute.
 
The FBI Violent Crime Task Force (VCTF), comprised of investigators from the FBI, New Mexico State Police, Albuquerque Police Department and Bernalillo County Sheriff's Office, arrested Felix after executing a search warrant of his residence in Albuquerque.
 

New Mexico Corrections Officers Hurt In Inmate Attack

on July 20, 2019 - 11:16am
NMSP News:
 
LAS CRUCES At around 9 p.m. Tuesday, the New Mexico State Police was contacted to investigate an aggravated assault on a peace officer at Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Las Cruces.
 
Investigators learned that at around 7:30 p.m., a prison nurse, escorted by a sergeant and officer, entered a pod at the Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility to deliver medicine to inmates. During this time, an inmate got into a verbal argument with a control center officer. 
 
The nurse finished passing out medication and left the pod.

FBI: Investigators Identify Body Found In Trunk Of Burning Car Monday Near Church Rock

on July 20, 2019 - 11:08am
The Dodge Avenger SXT discovered on fire off Pipeline Road. Courtesy/FBI
 
Nastacio Keith Travis
 
FBI News:
 
The FBI has identified the body that was found Monday in the trunk of a burning car near Church Rock.
 
The body of Nastacio Keith Travis, 51, of Zuni was in the trunk of a light-colored Dodge Avenger SXT discovered on fire off Pipeline Road, in an isolated area north of Church Rock on the Navajo Nation. 
 
The cause of Travis' death is pending autopsy results. 
 
Anybody who had contact with Travis recently or who recalls seeing anything suspicious in the area Monday

NMSP: Grant County Man Dead After Long Standoff

on July 20, 2019 - 10:31am
NMSP News:
 
HURLEY The Grant County Sheriff’s Department responded to a residence Friday in Hurley in Grant County in reference to a shots fired call.
 
As the deputy was en route to the residence, he was informed by dispatch that two neighbors were fighting in the street. Sometime during the argument, a shot was fired by a male suspect. The male suspect, who was identified as Timmy Vick, 56, returned to his residence at 59 Hurley Road after the altercation.
 
The deputy arrived on scene and attempted to make contact with Vick who refused to exit the residence.
 
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