Los Alamos Police Blotter: Aug. 29 To Sept. 9, 2019

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.


Aug. 29 at 10:18 p.m. / Police arrested Justin Dalton, 18, of Los Alamos at Central Avenue and Oppenheimer and charged him with failure to stop or yield at an intersection and DUI.





Sept. 6 at 5:42 p.m. / Police arrested Johnathan Joseph Abeyta, 35, of Espanola at 2500 Trinity Dr., and charged him with driving on a suspended or


Amber Alert: 5-Year-Old Missing In Rio Arriba County

Renezmae Calzada. 5, missing since Sunday. Courtesy/NMSP

NMSP News:

The Rio Arriba County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Renezmae Calzada. 

Calzada is a 5-year-old Hispanic female, four feet tall, weighing approximately 35 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. 

Calzada was last seen at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, wearing blue shorts with stars and a “Frozen” shirt from the Disney film.

Many details are still unknown and under investigation by the Rio Arriba County Sherriff’s Office. However, of urgent concern is the whereabouts of Calzada.


UPDATE – Silver Alert: Helen Rael Missing Since Friday

Helen Rael, 83, missing since Friday. Courtesy/SFCSO

Update: Silver Alert canceled … Helen Rael was located and is safe.


The following is information for the distribution of a Silver Alert from the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office.

The Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in locating Helen Rael, a Hispanic female, 83-years-old, five foot two inches tall, weighing 130 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.

Rael was last seen wearing a black pants, boots and unknown color shirt Sept. 6, 2019 at the Tesuque Casino in Santa Fe.

Rael is believed


AG Balderas Announces Phase 1 Results Of Statewide Violent Fugitive Round Up ‘Operation Steel Net’

Mugshots of individuals arrested during phase 1 of phase I of Operation Steel Net. Courtesy/NMAG

From the Office of the Attorney General:

  • Ongoing Operation Targets Dangerous Criminals Accused of Violent Crimes and Sex Offenses in Rural & Urban Communities

ALBUQUERQUE – Attorney General Hector Balderas, in coordination with Seventh Judicial District Attorney Clint Wellborn, Ninth Judicial District Attorney Andrea Reeb, New Mexico State Police, Curry County Sheriff’s Office, Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office, Socorro County Sheriff’s Office, Region V Drug Task Force, Region


State Police Issue Some 1,700 Citations, Handled 37 Crashes, 11 Arrests In Labor Day C.A.R.E. Operation

NMSP News:

During the Labor Day holiday, the New Mexico State Police participated in the Combined Accident Reduction Effort (C.A.R.E.) operation across roadways within the state.

The goal of the traffic initiative is that a strong law enforcement presence will have a direct effect on the driving behaviors of motorists during the holiday weekend, reduce the number of crashes, and increase motorist safety.

NMSP provided an increased patrol presence during this initiative on roadways throughout all State Police districts. Because of the increased volume of traffic during the holiday, NMSP


NMSP Intercept Load Of Meth At DWI Checkpoint

New Mexico State Police discover 21 pounds of methamphetamine Aug. 16 inside a 2017 Ford Taurus during an ENDWI Sobriety Checkpoint on U.S. Highway 54 in Guadalupe County. Courtesy/NMSP
NMSP News:
GUADALUPE COUNTY At about 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, the New Mexico State Police was conducting an ENDWI Sobriety Checkpoint on U.S. Highway 54 near milepost 239 in Guadalupe County. 
A grey 2017 Ford Taurus passenger vehicle driven by Edward Briley, 40, of Pampa, Texas entered the sobriety checkpoint.
Officers learned that Briley, who did not have a driver’s license


Los Alamos Police Blotter: Aug. 21 To Aug. 27, 2019

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.


Aug. 21 at 9:50 p.m. / Police arrested Richard I. Pena, 39, of Dixon on an outstanding Magistrate Court warrant at 2500 Trinity Dr.



Aug. 22 at 5:39 a.m. / Police arrested Daniel O. Hoffman. 59, of Rio Rancho in Sandoval County on an arrest order.




Aug. 27 at 2:21 a.m. / Police arrested Trenton Paul Engelking, 22,


Los Alamos Ranks #1 Safest City In New Mexico


Unfortunately, New Mexico is not one of the safest states in the nation, recording the highest rate of property crime and 2nd highest rate of violent crime.

However, some individual communities achieved decent scores on our Safety Index, which rates the safety of a city based on FBI crime statistics and law enforcement data, proving that there solid, safe options in the state in which to raise a family.

New Mexico’s safest city is Los Alamos, earning a very high 0.98 Safety Index score that dwarfs those of every other community in the state. The small city, which is famous for its proximity


Fatal Rollover Crash In Santa Fe County

NMSP News:

SANTA FE COUNTY — At about 8:45 p.m., Tuesday, the New Mexico State Police investigated a fatal rollover crash on the Interstate 25 frontage road and West Metro Road around Interstate 25, mile post 276, near Santa Fe. 

The initial investigation indicated that a 2006 black BMW SUV occupied by three individuals was traveling south on the Interstate 25 frontage road at a high rate of speed. For reasons still under investigation, the BMW left the roadway and rolled.

The driver, Dominic Gonzales, 21, of Santa Fe, was ejected and suffered fatal injuries, he was pronounced deceased