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LAPD Recommends Security Options To School Board

on March 15, 2018 - 8:48am

Los Alamos Police Chief Dino Sgambellone, center, and Sgt. Chris Ross field questions from School Board members, Bill Hargraves, left, and Dr. Steve Boerigter at Tuesday's school board meeting. Photo by Maire O'Neill/




Los Alamos Daily Post

Perimeter security, access control and key card access are the three biggest needs in Los Alamos Public Schools and also the recommendations of the Los Alamos Police Department, Sgt. Chris Ross told school board members during their regular meeting Tuesday evening.

Ross, who is head of LAPD’s

Los Alamos Police Blotter: March 8 To March 13, 2018

on March 14, 2018 - 10:52am

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.


March 8 at 11:59 a.m. / Police arrested Concha S. Herrera, 39, of Truchas at 2500 Trinity Dr., on an outstanding Magistrate Court warrant.




March 8 at 5:04 p.m. / Police arrested Rachel Ann Weiss, 29, of White Rock at the Espanola Probation and Parole Office on an arrest order.




March 9 at 07:08 a.m.

LAPD Officer Deploys To Middle East

on March 11, 2018 - 1:22am

Los Alamos Police Cpl. Natalee Trujillo is deploying to the Middle East next month with the U.S. Army Reserves. A 2006 graduate of Los Alamos High School, she was last deployed in 2014 to Afghanistan. She has been a police officer for four years and plans to return to LAPD following a year of military leave. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

LAPD Announces Annual Employee Awards

on March 11, 2018 - 1:15am

Los Alamos Police Department staff at their annual awards banquet, from left, Det. Matt Lyon, Det. Ryan Wolking, Sgt Daniel Roberts, Sgt. Chris Ross, Det. Sgt. James Rodriguez, Cpl. James Keane and Chief Dino Sgambellone. Photo by Kateri Morris

Los Alamos Alamos Police Cpl. Adele McKenze who is the school resource officer for Los Alamos High School receives the Officer of the Year Award from Chief Dino Sgambellone. Courtesy photo


The Los Alamos Police Department has announced the names of those who received awards during its annual banquet honoring employees for their

SFCSO Seeks Help Finding Carlos B. Alonso-Villa

on March 10, 2018 - 8:58am

Carlos B. Alonso-Villa wanted by SFCSO


SANTA FE – Carlos B. Alonso-Villa absconded from the scene of an incident Friday in Santa Fe County and has been on the lam ever since.

He is wanted by the Santa Fe County Sheriff for aggravated assault on a Peace Officer and aggravated fleeing of a Peace Officer.

Alonso-Villa has a tattoo on his right forearm with the word “Villa”.

Anyone with information regarding this wanted absconder should call 911 or the Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office at 505.428.3720.

State Police: Fatal Crash Near Chimayo

on March 10, 2018 - 6:59am
NMSP News:
RIO ARRIBA COUNTY  At about 8:10 a.m. Wednesday, March 7, New Mexico State Police officers in Española were alerted to a single vehicle crash on County Road 98 near Chimayo.
Officers arrived to find a silver Honda passenger car that had struck a barbed wire fence. The driver, Rudy Sandoval, 42, of Hernandez, was transported by ambulance to St. Vincent's Hospital in Santa Fe where he later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased.
Alcohol does not appear to be a factor. The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

Valles Caldera National Preserve Offers Reward For Information On Cow Elk Poacher

on March 9, 2018 - 12:24pm
JEMEZ SPRINGS — Late on the evening of Monday, March 5, or early in the morning hours of Tuesday, March 6, a cow elk was poached in the Valles Caldera National Preserve. The incident occurred along N.M. 4 near mile post 41.

Park Rangers are requesting the public’s help in solving this crime. A reward of up to $1500 will be paid for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.

Anyone who witnessed suspicious activity in the area or has knowledge of this incident is asked to call or text the Park Crime Tip Line at 505.709.0077. Callers may

Los Alamos County Settles Sherman Dog Case

on March 9, 2018 - 8:13am
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos County has reached a settlement agreement with Leslie Sherman in connection with an incident in March 2017 where a small dog was killed by Sherman’s dogs at an Acoma Lane residence in White Rock.

A petition to adjudicate the two dogs as dangerous was filed in September in First Judicial Court by Los Alamos County Attorney Alvin Leaphart.

Sherman was charged in Los Alamos Magistrate Court in April with two counts of keeping an animal known to be vicious and likely to attack human beings.

LAPD Active Shooter Training Aims To Empower Participants

on March 8, 2018 - 7:45am

LAPD staff debriefing University of New Mexico-Los Alamos personnel Friday following Active Shooter Training on campus.are, from left, Sgt. Daniel Roberts, Evidence Technician Anthony Lucero, Cpl. Robert Stephens, Det. Joey Robinson, Cpl. James Keane and Cpl. Adele McKenzie. Photo by Kateri Morris

LAPD Community Liaison Team Sgt. Chris Ross answers questions during a recent Active Shooter Training. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Los Alamos Daily Post

In thinking about the possibility of an active shooter/threat incident occurring in this

Woman Who Backed Into Unattended Vehicle Charged With Aggravated DWI

on March 8, 2018 - 7:30am


A hearing has been set for April 27 in Los Alamos Magistrate Court for Rebecca Eaton, 66, of Los Alamos on charges of aggravated driving under the influence, failure to stop upon striking an unattended vehicle and driving with an open container of alcohol.

Feb. 28, Los Alamos Police Cpl. Eric Wilhoit observed two vehicles stopped in the slow lane of west bound traffic on Trinity Drive. His incident report says he initiated his emergency equipment and blocked the lane behind them.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Feb. 28 To March 6, 2018

on March 7, 2018 - 9:16am

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.



Feb. 28 at 8:59 p.m. / Police arrested Rebecca Eaton, 66, of Los Alamos at 2500 Trinity Dr., and charged her with Aggravated: DWI, driving with an open container of alcohol and causing an accident.




March 2, 2018 / Police arrested Chad Spencer, 44, of Albuquerque at Smith’s and charged him with shoplifting $200 worth of items.




NMSP District Office Dedication Ceremony Friday

on March 7, 2018 - 8:59am
NMSP News:
ESPANOLA  The New Mexico Department of Public Safety and New Mexico General Services Department invites the public to attend the building re-dedication ceremony in the name of fallen Ofc. Glen Huber and grand opening of the newly constructed New Mexico State Police Office.

When: 11 a.m. Friday, March 9

Where: Espanola State Police Office at 1410 N. Paseo de Onate in Espanola.

Los Alamos Daily Post Reporter Participates In Nine Week FBI Citizens Academy In Albuquerque

on March 6, 2018 - 4:18pm

Maire O'Neill

​Staff Report

Los Alamos Daily Post Public Safety Reporter Maire O’Neill is participating in the 14th Annual Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Albuquerque Division Citizens Academy.

The Citizens Academy is a nine-week program designed to promote a more informed community by educating community representatives including media about the mission, resources and jurisdiction of the FBI. Classes meet in the evening at the FBI field office in Albuquerque.

Candidates are nominated by FBI employees, former Citizens Academy graduates, and community leaders.

Mora Man Arrested For Shooting At Ex-Girlfriend

on March 5, 2018 - 7:29am
Anthony Gabriel Valdez
NMSP News:
GUADALUPITA  Around 4 p.m., Feb. 26, New Mexico State Police officers responded to State Road 434 in Guadalupita, between Mora and Angel Fire, for a reported assault with a deadly weapon call.
The initial investigation determined that Anthony Gabriel Valdez, 28, of Mora, pointed a rifle at his ex-girlfriend while she was in her vehicle. As she drove away from him he fired at least one shot, which struck the back of her vehicle.
State Police officers quickly located Valdez who still had the rifle in his possession.

Stephen Geisik Jailed On Probation Violation

on March 3, 2018 - 9:04pm

Stephen Geisik



Los Alamos Daily Post


Former Los Alamos resident Stephen Geisik, 27, is incarcerated at the Los Alamos Detention Center after his arrest by New Mexico State Patrol Ofc. Jacob de Leon on two child abuse charges.

The new charges violate the terms of Geisik’s probation in a 2012 Los Alamos case.

Geisik was charged in March 2012 in Los Alamos Magistrate Court with five counts of criminal sexual penetration of the first degree of a child under 13 years of age and two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Scenes From Active Shooter Training At UNM-LA

on March 2, 2018 - 10:12pm

UNM-LA Student Enrollment Director Kathryn Vigil and Los Alamos High School Resource Officer Cpl. Adele McKenzie chat prior to active shooter training today at the college campus. An online active shooter course is required annually for faculty and staff and the campus has an active security and safety committee. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Los Alamos Police Cpl. Adele McKenzie teaches Deputy Fire Chief Steve Dawald how to use a toy gun before he participated in an activity during today's active shooter training. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Los Alamos Police Officers

Active Shooter Training Underway At UNM-LA

on March 2, 2018 - 11:08am

UNM-LA News:

The Los Alamos Police Department is conducting an active shooter training until 12:30 p.m. today in Building 2 on the UNM-Los Alamos campus.

Police advise people to avoid entering the building during this training exercise.

The building will reopen at 12:30 p.m. today.


Deputy DA Kent Wahlquist Argues Pretrial Detention In Murder Of Edgewood Gas Station Attendant

on March 1, 2018 - 5:08pm

First Judicial District Attorney's Office staff at dangerousness hearings Tuesday in Chief Judge Mary Marlowe Sommer's courtroom in Santa Fe for defendants accused of planning an armed robbery Feb. 11 at an Edgewood gas station, from left, Kent Wahlquist, Jonn Osborn and Ihsan Ahmed. Wahlquist handles the majority of Los Alamos District Court cases. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

First Judicial District Deputy District Attorney Kent Wahlquist speaks to Court Bailiff Steve Bing outside Chief Judge Mary Marlowe Sommer's courtroom Tuesday in Santa Fe prior to arguing for pretrial

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Feb. 21 To Feb. 27, 2018

on February 28, 2018 - 12:32pm

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.


Feb. 21 at 10 a.m. / Police arrested Robert J. Garcia, 24, of Espanola at 2500 Trinity Dr., on an outstanding warrant from another jurisdiction.




Feb. 22 at 9:22 p.m. / Police arrested Stephen Geisik, 27, of Hernandez on an arrest order.





Feb. 23 at 6:55 p.m.

Suspect Arrested; Another Remains At Large In Crimes At Los Alamos County Pajarito Cliffs Site

on February 28, 2018 - 12:09pm

Gregorio L. Trujillo

LAPD News:

Investigators with the Los Alamos Police Department have arrested and charged Santa Fe resident Antonio Trujillo, 30, and arrest warrants are active for his brother Gregorio L. Trujillo, 29, also of Santa Fe, with the crimes committed recently at the Los Alamos County Pajarito Cliffs Site.

Below is the breakdown of charges for each offender:

Antonio Trujillo

  • 1 Count of Unlawful Taking of Vehicle
  • 3 Count of Receiving/Transferring Stolen Vehicle
  • 5 Counts of Burglary
  • 4 Counts of Larceny
  • 2 Counts of Breaking and Entering
  • 2 Counts of Criminal Damage to Property
  • 1

Update: New Mexico State Police Investigate Los Alamos Police Department Shooting

on February 28, 2018 - 8:31am
NMSP News:
  • This update identifies Antonio Trujillo as the suspect and contains additional details from the investigation

During the early morning hours of Feb. 17, officers with the Los Alamos Police Department (LAPD) were involved in a police shooting. The New Mexico State Police Investigations Bureau was asked to investigate this incident.

Preliminary investigation revealed that the LAPD has been investigating numerous burglaries at the Pajarito Cliffs Site (PCS) county buildings, at 1001 Camino Entrada, in Los Alamos.
LAPD officers were conducting surveillance outside these buildings

Probation Violation Lands Lopez In Jail For A Year

on February 26, 2018 - 9:56am


Los Alamos Daily Post 

Probation was revoked Feb. 8 for Melody Lopez, 31, of San Juan Pueblo by Fifth Judicial District Jennifer Attrep and she was remanded to the Los Alamos County Detention Center until Dec. 15.

Lopez was on probation under a global plea agreement reached in 2015 on a Los Alamos County case and two Rio Arriba County cases. She pleaded guilty to two counts of burglary of a vehicle and one count of unauthorized use or theft of a credit card of another.

Krista Wilhelm Gets 478 Days For Probation Violation

on February 26, 2018 - 9:47am


Krista Wilhelm, 33, of Los Alamos will remain in Los Alamos County Detention Center until June 13, 2019, following her Feb. 20 admission to violating her probation.


Los Alamos Magistrate Court Judge Pat Casados granted her supervised probation in December in three prior cases, however new charges were filed against Wilhelm Feb. 1 and again Feb. 12.


Los Alamos Police Det. Ryan Wolking filed a criminal complaint Feb.

State Police Checkpoints, Saturation Patrols In March

on February 26, 2018 - 9:44am
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 March 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.

Karyne Archuleta Bound Over To District Court

on February 24, 2018 - 2:33pm


Karyne Archuleta, 54, of Espanola was bound over to First Judicial District Court Friday on a charge of embezzlement of more than $17,500 from her former employer, Annette Wyrauch, owner of Physical Therapy Plus in Los Alamos.

Magistrate Judge Matthew “Mateo” Page made the ruling in Los Alamos Magistrate following a lengthy preliminary hearing with Assistant District Attorney Kent Wahlquist and Archuleta’s attorney Michael Jones. Witnesses at the preliminary hearing Friday were case agent Los Alamos Police Det.