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News Alert: Officer Involved Shooting In Los Alamos

on February 17, 2018 - 10:58am

News Alert:

An officer involved shooting occurred this morning in Los Alamos. No injuries have been reported at this time.

New Mexico State Police have been called in to investigate. Details on what led up to the shooting have not yet been released.

Check back for more on this developing story.


Los Alamos First Responders Assist Motorist

on February 17, 2018 - 10:09am

Los Alamos Firefighters respond to the scene of a car stopped on Central Avenue after smoke began billowing from its engine Tuesday afternoon. The driver lifts the hood. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Los Alamos Firefighters assess the situation. A bystander's initial diagnosis is that the vehicle blew a gasket. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Los Alamos Police arrive on the scene. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Police begin directing traffic around the vehicle with engine trouble parked on Central Avenue. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Los Alamos

J & L Storage Units Burglarized

on February 17, 2018 - 6:27am
Los Alamos Daily Post

Thieves broke into several storage units sometime overnight Wednesday at the J & L Storage facility behind the old McDonald's on Trinity Drive.

Owner John Courtright said locks were cut on the units but they were not otherwise damaged and that all but one door was closed before the thieves left.

Courtright said two of his own units were struck and that the majority of those broken into were hidden from street view.

Security Tightens At Pajarito Cliffs Site

on February 16, 2018 - 8:19pm
Los Alamos Daily Post

Representatives of Los Alamos County Departments housed at the Pajarito Cliffs Site east of the airport met Wednesday with Los Alamos Police Department officials to discuss ways to improve security at County facilities located there.

County Manager Harry Burgess told the Los Alamos Daily Post Thursday that new security measures have already been introduced and others are in the works in response to recent burglaries at County facilities and the theft of a truck last week.

First Graders Write Letters To LAPD Officers

on February 16, 2018 - 10:29am

Los Alamos Police Sgt. Chris Ross receives a stack of thank you letters from Barranca Mesa Elementary School first grade teacher Catherine Cloran. Cloran's class was recently taken on a tour of the police station by Ross and Cpl. James Keane. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Traffic Stop Nets Charges For Abiquiu Man

on February 15, 2018 - 8:33am

LAPD News:

Jeremy Lovato, 23, of Abiquiu was charged with possession of a controlled substance, tampering with evidence, driving while license suspended, improper display of registration plate, no insurance and improper display of registration plate following a Feb. 12 traffic stop by Los Alamos Police Cpl. Gabriel Nieto.

Court documents indicate that Nieto ran the license plate number on a pick-up truck driven by Lovato and discovered that the registration was suspended. Lovato proceeded to turn off the road into a driveway on 38th Street but soon backed out onto the street.

Wilhelm Arrested On Probation Violation, New Charges

on February 14, 2018 - 7:17am

A Los Alamos police detective enters the Orange Street residence of Krista Wilhelm Jan. 24 during the execution of a search warrant. Photo by Leland Lehman/


The Los Alamos Police Department crime scene unit parked Jan. 24 near the Orange Street residence of Krista Wilhelm. Photo by Leland Lehman/



Los Alamos Daily Post

Krista Wilhelm, 33, of Los Alamos is back in jail on charges in two new cases just weeks after she was given supervised probation in three prior Los Alamos Magistrate Court cases.

Under a plea

Road Rage Case Remains Unsolved

on February 14, 2018 - 7:16am

Los Alamos Daily Post

Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office continues to look for a white Jeep Wrangler involved in a Feb. 1 road rage incident in which 40-year-old Los Alamos National Laboratory employee was shot in the head while traveling home from Los Alamos to Santa Fe on N.M. 502 between the N.M. 30 turn off for Espanola and Pojoaque High School.

SFCSO Public Relations Officer Juan Rios said despite extensive publicity on the incident, the driver involved has not been identified.

“We have had some calls but so far nothing has panned out.

State Police Saddened By Loss Of K-9 Arras

on February 13, 2018 - 4:44pm

K-9 Arras is survived by handler and friend Sgt. Ronald S. Wood. Courtesy/NMSP

NMSP News:

ALBUQUERQUE  The New Mexico State Police is very sad to announce the passing of K-9 Arras. He died Monday in Albuquerque from complications related to an unexpected medical event.

Arras nobly served the State of New Mexico from April 2012 up until his death. During his service with the Department, Arras was responsible for the seizure of 294 pounds of methamphetamine, 133 pounds of cocaine, 82 pounds of heroin and 1,218 pounds of marijuana.

Arras also apprehended fleeing felons on two separate

Pajarito Cliffs County Facilities Targeted For Theft

on February 13, 2018 - 10:35am

Los Alamos County Pajarito Cliffs Site facilities are being targeted for theft. Photo by Maire O'Neill/


Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos Police Department is investigating a series of incidents involving burglary and theft at the Los Alamos County Pajarito Cliffs Site facilities at 101 Camino Entrada, east of the airport, including the theft of a County truck between 3 and 4 a.m. Thursday.

The truck, a Ford F350 with a flat bed and a dump feature has been recovered and now secured in a shop at the Pajarito Cliffs location.

Officials Seek End To Adrian Trujillo Probation

on February 13, 2018 - 6:29am

Adrian Trujillo


Los Alamos Daily Post

Department of Probation and Parole (DPP) officials are again asking for Adrian Trujillo, 29, of Hernandez to serve the remainder of his sentences in two cases incarceration, saying he continues to sabotage himself with negative behavior and total disregard for other people’s safety.

Trujillo faces a probation violation arraignment Feb. 22 before First Judicial District Chief Judge Mary Marlowe Sommer because he was arrested Feb.

Preliminary Hearing Set In 2016 Fraud Case

on February 10, 2018 - 4:44pm

Los Alamos Daily Post

A preliminary hearing has been set for Feb. 23 in Los Alamos Magistrate Court for Belamie L. Pick, 40, of Medanales on charges of forgery, fraud and identity theft.

The charges were originally filed in September 2016 and in September 2017 Pick allegedly failed to appear for a preliminary hearing and a warrant was issued for her arrest. On Jan. 19, she was picked up by New Mexico State Patrol.

The 2016 request for issuance of an arrest warrant written by Los Alamos Police Det. Sgt.

Los Alamos Police Chief Addresses Sportsmen’s Club Annual Banquet

on February 9, 2018 - 8:46am

Los Alamos Chief of Police Dino Sgambellone answers questions Thursday evening at the Los Alamos Sportsmen's Club annual banquet. Sgambellone addressed club members on crime statistics for the County, LAPD's active shooter training program and concealed carry issues. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Los Alamos Sportsmen's Club President Steve McKelvey, left, listens to guest speaker LAPD Chief Dino Sgambellone Thursday evening at the Club's annual banquet. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Newly-elected officers for Los Alamos Sportsmen's Club, from left, President Steve

Chief Sgambellone Releases 2017 Crime Statistics

on February 8, 2018 - 7:36am

Los Alamos Police Chief Dino Sgambellone releases crime stats for 2017. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

LAPD News:

Los Alamos Police Chief Dino Sgambellone has released the calls for service and crime statistics for 2017 in Los Alamos County, which were prepared by the LAPD Records Section.

Offenses reported as crime statistics are determined by the Federal Bureau of Investigations Uniform Crime Program and are classified as crimes against persons (violent) and crimes against property.

The offenses of murder (homicide), manslaughter, rape, robbery and aggravated assault make up the

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Jan. 31 To Feb. 6, 2018

on February 7, 2018 - 4:14pm

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.


Jan. 31 at 11:30 a.m. / Police arrested Elsie Fernandez, 39, of Ojo Caliente at 2500 Trinity Dr., on an outstanding District Court warrant and charged her with carrying contraband into the jail.



Feb. 1 at 3:09 a.m.

LAPD Swears In New Officer

on February 7, 2018 - 2:00pm

Los Alamos Police Department's newest recruit, Ofc. Emmanuel Rodriguez and his fiancee Ariana Vigil following his swearing in ceremony this morning in Los Alamos Magistrate Court. Rodriguez has a degree in criminal justice from the University of Texas-El Paso and is a five-year veteran of the New Mexico State Patrol. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Los Alamos Magistrate Judge Pat Casados administers the oath of office for Los Alamos Police Ofc. Emmanuel Rodriguez this morning as his fiancee Ariana Vigil looks on. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Celebrating the swearing in of

House Committee Endorses Bill To Expand Scholarship Benefits For Children Of Firefighters & Police Officers Killed In The Line Of Duty

on February 7, 2018 - 4:36am
Rep. Tim Lewis
SANTA FE — The House Education Committee unanimously approved Jan. 30 House Bill 55, legislation sponsored by Rep. Tim Lewis (R-Rio Rancho) to increase scholarship benefits for children of firefighters and police officers killed in the line of duty. 
The bill is co-sponsored by Rep. Patricio Ruiloba (D-Albuquerque) and Sen. Bill O’Neill (D-Albuquerque). 
HB 55 expands the benefits currently available to eligible survivors to include room and board support for students as well as assistance paying for books and supplies.

AG: Man To Serve Two Years In Prison For Violating Probation For Extreme Cruelty To Animals

on February 1, 2018 - 7:30am
AG News:
ALBUQUERQUE  Attorney General Hector Balderas announced Wednesday afternoon that Shaun Anaya, who was on probation for an Office of the Attorney General case and is a 13-time convicted felon, was found by Second Judicial District Judge Angela Jewell to have violated his probation for committing extreme cruelty to animals and possession of marijuana. 

The Office of Attorney General Hector Balderas asked Judge Jewell to impose the maximum penalty of 1,421 days in prison, which included habitual enhancements. 

Anaya was sentenced to two years in the Department of Corrections for the

Los Alamos Police Blotter Jan. 24 To Jan. 29, 2018

on January 31, 2018 - 9:40am
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 against them.

ALEX J. SILVER: Jan. 24, 2018 at 10:14 p.m. / Police arrested Alex J. Silver, 28, of Los Alamos at 2500 Trinity Dr., on an outstanding District Courtwarrant. 

MARCOS A. Vigil: Jan. 26 at 12:48 a.m. / Police arrested Marcos A. Vigil, 31, on an order of commitment in Rio Arriba County.

ROBERT GARCIA: Jan. 26 at 3:16 p.m.

LAPD Warns Public About Caller ID Spoofing

on January 29, 2018 - 4:45pm

LAPD Cmdr. Preston Ballew is warning the community about Caller ID spoofing. Photo by Maire O'Neill/




Los Alamos Daily Post


The Los Alamos Police Department is warning the community that Caller ID spoofing is becoming more prevalent in the area. This is when robo-callers make it appear on your phone’s called ID feature as if you are being called from a local number, a local business or a government office.

A robocall is a phone call that uses a computerized auto-dialer to deliver a pre-recorded message, as if from a robot.

Lockout Lifted At Aspen Elementary School

on January 29, 2018 - 12:26pm

LAPS News:

Based upon advice from the Los Alamos Police Department, the Lockout has been lifted at Aspen Elementary School in Los Alamos.

Staff and police remain vigilant and on a cautionary alert.

Here is what we know about the situation:

  • A community member called this morning saying they saw a young man near Aspen with a rifle; we are not sure if it was a toy or a real weapon;
  • Out of an abundance of caution, LAPD recommended that Aspen go to Lockout; LAPS followed their advice;
  • Classes and learning at Aspen proceeded on a normal schedule;
  • Because of training, Principal Kathryn

News Alert: Crash At 502 On-ramp ... Use Truck Route

on January 29, 2018 - 9:10am

News Alert:

The Los Alamos Police Department has asked anyone traveling from White Rock to Los Alamos this morning to use the truck route due to an accident at the on-ramp at 502 and N.M. 4.

Police and fire personnel are on the scene. Traffic flow is continuing slowly up the Main Hill Road, however, LAPD strongly suggests using the truck route.





State Police: February Checkpoints & Saturation Patrols

on January 27, 2018 - 7:53am

NMSP News:

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 February 2018.

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 drive.

  • Who: New

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Jan. 17 To Jan. 23, 2018

on January 24, 2018 - 5:46pm

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.


Jan. 17 at 1 p.m. / Police arrested Jesse Daniel Currie, 21, of Jemez Springs at 2500 Trinity Dr., on an outstanding Magistrate Court warrant.





Jan. 18 at 10:44 a.m.

Alert: Semi Stalled On Central Avenue

on January 22, 2018 - 2:36pm

UPDATE: Semi has been moved out of the roadway and traffic is moving smoothly. A Sysco semi is stalled on Central Avenue in front of the Los Alamos Daily Post at 1247 Central and is blocking traffic in both directions. Police are on the scene and ask motorists to avoid the area. Photo by Carol A. Clark/