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LAPD And Barranca School Help Needy Families

on December 25, 2017 - 8:50am

Los Alamos Police Department Community Liaison Sgt. Chris Ross helps Barranca Mesa Elementary School Counselor Alyssa Romero load presents for needy families into his patrol unit. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Barranca Mesa Elementary School Principal Gina Terrazas, center, and Kelly Saeger hand off presents for needy families to Los Alamos Police Cpl. James Keane. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Drugs And Paraphernalia Found On Local Inmate

on December 23, 2017 - 4:58pm
By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

A 30-year-old Fairview woman was charged with three counts of possession of a controlled substance and two counts of possession or use of drug paraphernalia after she was arrested Dec. 19 in the Los Alamos County Detention Center.

Following a search at the Detention Center, Melody Lopez was found to have in her bra two orange needle caps and the barrel and plunger part of a needle, both of which had been cut to be smaller in size than normal.

Two strips consistent with Suboxone and 14 round white pills identified as Clonazepan

Plea Agreement Underway For Tabatha Jones

on December 23, 2017 - 4:48pm
By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

Tabatha Jones of White Rock waived her preliminary hearing Friday in Los Alamos Magistrate Court on a charge of embezzling more than $2,500 and less than $20,000 from the non-profit Los Alamos Youth Football and Cheerleading League (LAYFCL).

The charge is a third-degree felony, which carries a possible penalty of three years in prison and/or a $5,000 fine.

In return for a plea agreement, Deputy District Attorney Kent Wahlquist and Jones’ attorney David Gower told the court that an arraignment and plea hearing would take place in

LAFD Honors Chamisa Student For Bravery

on December 21, 2017 - 6:13am

Los Alamos Fire Department Station 1 C Shift crew pose with Monday with Moorea Montano who was honored for her bravery following a Nov. 6 vehicle accident in which her father was injured. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Moorea Montano sits in a Los Alamos Fire Department truck Monday with Driver/Engineer Joe DiFranco. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com
 
By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

Chamisa Elementary School students and the Los Alamos Fire Department honored an 11-year-old girl Tuesday for her bravery during a two-vehicle accident Nov.

Judge Unexpectedly Continues Houle Sentencing

on December 21, 2017 - 5:15am

Allan Houle, center, awaits his sentencing hearing along with his attorney Sam Roule, right, and Deputy District Attorney Kent Wahlquist. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

 

By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

A sentencing hearing for Allan Houle was commenced and continued Wednesday morning by First Judicial District Chief Judge Mary Marlowe Sommer at the Los Alamos Justice Center.

Delbert Romero Arrested Following Police Chase

on December 21, 2017 - 5:00am
By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

Delbert J. Romero, 35, of Los Alamos has been charged with reckless driving, careless driving, resisting an officer by refusing to bring a vehicle to a stop and three other charges following a Dec. 15 incident where he led police in a low speed chase through the downtown area.

Court documents filed by Los Alamos Police Cpl. Ben Irving indicate that at around 2:45 p.m., he was dispatched to investigate a reckless driver in a 1997 black Mustang bearing the registration plate ZIONDNA.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Dec. 15 – Dec. 19, 2017

on December 20, 2017 - 2:56pm

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.

MELODY LOPEZ

Dec. 15 at 11:07 a.m. / Police arrested Melody Lopez, 33, of San Juan Pueblo at 2500 Trinity Dr., on an outstanding District Court warrant.

 

 

CHRISTOPHER PORTER

Dec. 15 at 1:43 p.m.

Inmate Receives High School Equivalency Credential

on December 20, 2017 - 7:57am

Anthony Lambson shows some of the books he used to study for his High School Equivalency Credential while incarcerated in the Los Alamos Detention Center. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

 

By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

Anthony Lambson, 21, just received his High School Equivalency Credential from the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos (UNM-LA). While this would be a cause for celebration for anyone, it is particularly significant for Lambson who will be leaving the Los Alamos Detention Center Thursday after almost 18 months in custody.

Lambson said

Probation Violation Dismissed Against Adrian Trujillo

on December 19, 2017 - 3:49pm

Adrian Trujillo arrives in First Judicial Court Friday for a probation violation hearing as Deputy District Attorney Kent Wahlquist attempts to locate the victim who had been expected to testify at the hearing. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com

 

By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

A probation violation against Adrian Trujillo, 29, of Hernandez was dismissed Friday by First Judicial District Judge Mary Marlowe Sommer when the victim did not show up in court to testify at the evidentiary.

A report by Probation Officer Gabriel Rodella alleged that Trujillo

Police Investigate Pop-Up Camper Theft

on December 19, 2017 - 3:24pm

Surveillance image shows suspect vehicle and stolen camper. Courtesy/LAPD

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department Investigations Section is investigating the theft of a pop-up camper.

Contact Crime Stoppers at 505.662.8282 if you observe the stolen camper described below or if you know suspect vehicle information.

LAPD is offering a reward of up to $400 for anyone who has information that leads to the arrest of any suspect(s). Reporting individuals may remain anonymous.

The stolen camper displays New Mexico Registration 27423RVB and the VIN is 47CC10E13W3023905. It is described as a

Nephews Of Venezuela First Lady Each Get 18 Years In Prison For Conspiring To Import Cocaine Into US

on December 19, 2017 - 7:14am

DEA News:
  • Efrain Antonio Campo Flores and Franqui Francisco Flores de Freitas conspired to import more than 800 kilos of cocaine into the US

MANHATTAN, N.Y. – Joon H. Kim, the Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and Raymond Donovan, the Special Agent-in-Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Special Operations Division, announced Friday that Efrain Antonio Campo Flores (“Campo Flores”) and Franqui Francisco Flores De Freitas (“Flores De Freitas”) were each sentenced to 216 months in prison for conspiring to import cocaine into the United States. 

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DA’s Office Dismisses Charges Against Mosley

on December 19, 2017 - 7:13am
By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

First Judicial Deputy District Attorney Kent Wahlquist has dismissed charges of criminal sexual penetration of a child under 13, criminal sexual contact of a minor and contributing to the delinquency of a minor against Carl “Wayne” Mosley, 67, of Los Alamos.

Mosley was arrested Nov. 15 following an investigation conducted by Los Alamos Police Det. Matt Lyon, Child Youth and Families Department representatives and a forensic interviewer.

Court documents indicate that Mosley advised Lyon that he had penetrated the victim with his

Wilhelm Granted Probation In Three Cases

on December 18, 2017 - 8:42am
By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

Krista Wilhelm was sentenced Friday in Los Alamos Magistrate Court to 180 days of supervised probation on a charge of disorderly conduct and 12 months of supervised probation on a charge of attempt commit unlawful taking of a motor vehicle.

Judge Pat Casados ordered the two probation periods to be served consecutively and that Wilhelm participate in and successfully complete outpatient treatment during the entire duration of her probation.

Wilhelm agreed to plead guilty to the two charges under the terms of a plea agreement

Brittany Alert: Rio Rancho/Albuquerque Area

on December 16, 2017 - 8:12am
Armando Partida with shorter hair, he now has longer hair and went missing Thursday from the Rio Rancho/Albuquerque area. Courtesy/SCSO
 
SCSO News:
 
Sandoval County – The following is information from the distribution of a Brittany Alert from Sandoval County:
 
The Sandoval County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's assistance in locating Armando R. Partida. He is a hispanic male who is 31 years old, five feet eight inches tall, weighing 200 pounds, with long black hair, and brown eyes.
 
Partida was last seen wearing a black sweat shirt and black pants at about 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec.

Heinrich Cosponsors CRA Resolution To Restore FCC’s Net Neutrality Rules

on December 16, 2017 - 6:51am
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) announced that he will be joining a group of 15 Senators in introducing a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution that would reinstate robust net neutrality protections and the 2015 Open Internet Order.
 
Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted along party lines to approve Chairman Ajit Pai's proposal that guts the Open Internet Order, which the D.C.

Suspects At Smith's Released After Questioning

on December 15, 2017 - 4:50pm

Los Alamos police officers at the scene of a brawling incident Thursday evening at Smith's Marketplace. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Staff Report

Two men placed in custody Thursday evening at Smith's Marketplace parking lot were questioned and released, according to Los Alamos Police Cmdr. Preston Ballew.

No police report will be filed on the incident because no crimes were committed during the incident.

Police units responded to reports of a brawl involving more than a dozen young men who scattered on foot and in vehicles when police arrived.

LAPD Responds To Group Brawl At Smith’s Marketplace

on December 14, 2017 - 10:33pm

One of two young men detained this evening by Los Alamos police officers sits on the ground as the other is handcuffed. Los Alamos police officers stopped the white pickup with the two men inside at around 6 p.m. in the Smith’s Marketplace parking lot. Both men were detained and transported to the Los Alamos Detention Center and reportedly released. Witnesses say before police arrived there was a brawl involving some 15 people and that when they saw police vehicles arriving they scattered, some on foot and others jumping quickly into cars and trucks to flee the scene.

Ashley Garcia Gets Two Years Under Plea Deal

on December 14, 2017 - 7:19am

Ashley Garcia awaits her sentencing hearing Wednesday morning in Los Alamos District Court. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

 

By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

A Hernandez woman involved in a March 9 shoplifting incident, which ended with a local man being struck by a vehicle outside Bealls Department Store in the Mari-Mac Shopping Center, was sentenced to two years in the Womens Correctional Facility Wednesday by First Judicial District Judge T. Glenn Ellington.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Dec. 6 – Dec. 12, 2017

on December 13, 2017 - 11:38am

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.

RICHARD MATHEW VOSS

Dec. 6 at 11:47 a.m. / Police arrested Richard Mathew Voss, 25, of Los Alamos at 700 Trinity Dr., on an outstanding Magistrate Court warrant.

 

 

VICTORIA ESPINOZA

Dec. 7 at 12:47 a.m. / Police arrested Victoria Espinoza, 26, of Chimayo at in Los Alamos on an outstanding Magistrate Court warrant.

 

 

TILLIE TRUJILLO

Dec. 7 at 11:21 p.m.

LAPD Seeks Publics Help Finding Shoplifter Suspects

on December 12, 2017 - 3:15pm

Anyone who recognizes the female and male shoplifting suspects in this surveillance video is asked to call L.A. Crimestoppers at 505.662.8282. Reporting individuals can remain anonymous. Courtesy/LAPD

Female shoplifting suspect. Courtesy/LAPD

Shoplifting suspect’s vehicle. Courtesy/LAPD

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department Investigations Section is seeking the identities of two suspects in a local shoplifting case. 

LAPD is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying the female and male suspects as seen in the surveillance footage. 

The suspect’s vehicle also is depicted in

Christine Trujillo Charged In Two Shoplifting Cases

on December 11, 2017 - 3:16pm

COURT News:

Christine Trujillo, 51, of Espanola faces preliminary hearings Dec. 22 in Los Alamos Magistrate Court in connection with two November shoplifting incidents at Smith’s Marketplace.

Court records indicate that in the first case, on Nov. 3, Trujillo was observed on security cameras as she allegedly entered the store, proceeded to the meat department, selected several items and eventually exited the store passing all open and operating checkout registers without paying for the items.

Wilhelm Hearings Reset For Dec.15

on December 11, 2017 - 2:58pm

COURT News:

 

Three preliminary hearings scheduled for Dec. 8 in Los Alamos Magistrate Court for Krista Wilhelm, 32, of Los Alamos have been reset for Dec. 15.

Wilhelm’s attorney Michael Jones told Los Alamos Magistrate Court Judge Pat Casados Friday that a plea agreement is being negotiated with the District Attorney’s Office.

Wilhelm is charged with abuse of a child and battery against a household member, unlawful taking of a motor vehicle and use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

National Institute Of Justice Examines Use Of 3D Printers In Crime-Solving

on December 11, 2017 - 9:50am
DOJ News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  The Office of Justice Programs National Institute of Justice has published an article online that provides an overview of how 3D printing technology is being used by criminal justice practitioners in firearm identification.
 
The NIJ-funded research determines best practices and provides credibility for use of the technology in a forensic science capacity:
 
The Next Generation of Crime Tools and Challenges: 3D Printing
  • Researchers who developed a 3-D imaging system for analyzing cartridge casings say their latest work is “a critical next step” that gives

Attorney General, U.S. Department of Labor To Hold Human Trafficking Press Conference; Announce Joint Initiative To Combat Labor Trafficking In New Mexico

on December 9, 2017 - 4:32pm

New Mexico AG Hector Balderas

From the Office of the Attorney General:

  • Labor Trafficking is occurring in New Mexico at a much higher rate than what is being reported

Attorney General Hector Balderas, U.S. Department of Labor, New Mexico Human Trafficking Task Force Cmdr. Anthony Maez and law enforcement are set to announce a new joint initiative to combat labor trafficking in New Mexico.

The officials will discuss the new initiative at 2 p.m. Monday at the Office of the Attorney General in Albuquerque.

State Police Arrest AleRT Fugitive Robert Martinez

on December 8, 2017 - 7:09am
Absconder Robert Martinez
 
NMSP News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  State Police officers, in conjunction with New Mexico Corrections Department Security Threat Intelligence Unit (STIU) working on the Analysis Led Recidivism Team (ALeRT) initiative, located and arrested Monday wanted fugitive Robert Martinez.
 
Martinez was an absconder from the New Mexico Corrections Department for charges relating back to receiving/transferring a stolen motor vehicle. Jessica Mena, who was located with Martinez was arrested for an unrelated outstanding warrant.
 
Jessica Mena
 
Both Martinez and Mena were

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