NMSP Resolve Espanola Armed; Barricaded Situation

Clayton Megariz
NMSP News:
At around 1:30 a.m., Tuesday, the New Mexico State Police Uniform Bureau in Espanola was asked to assist the Rio Rancho Police Department in locating Clayton Megariz, 29, of Ojo Caliente.
Megariz was a suspect in a shoplifting incident that occurred at a Walmart earlier that evening in Rio Rancho. Megariz had an active felony warrant out for his arrest from the incident at Walmart.
At approximately 3 a.m., a New Mexico State Police Officer saw the suspect vehicle parked at the Alon Gas Station at the intersection of N.M. 291 and N.M. 68.


NMSP Seizes 730.5 Pounds Of Marijuana And Drug Paraphernalia At Gallup Port Of Entry In Three Days

NMSP arrest Corey Thomas, 49, of Cedar Hill, Texas for smuggling 93 pounds of marijuana at the Gallup Port of Entry. Courtesy/NMSP

NMSP arrest Zheng Kuang, 30, of Baldwin Park, Calif. for smuggling 491 pounds of marijuana at the Gallup Port of Entry. Courtesy/NMSP 

NMSP arrest Lekang Wang, 34, of Flushing, NY for smuggling 146.5 pounds of marijuana at the Gallup Port of Entry. Courtesy/NMSP
NMSP News:
GALLUP The New Mexico State Police seized 93 pounds of marijuana and drug paraphernalia Oct. 29 during a safety cab inspection on a 2019 Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) at the


NMSP Probe Shooting Involving U.S. Border Patrol

NMSP News:
SUNLAND PARK The New Mexico State Police Investigations Bureau was contacted Monday by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to investigate a police shooting involving a CBP Border Patrol agent on McNutt Road in Sunland Park.
New Mexico State Police investigators learned that at about 6 a.m., CBP Border Patrol agents were in the area of 1200 McNutt Road investigating a possible illegal border crossing.
CBP Border Patrol agents arrived and encountered several suspects. A foot pursuit ensued with one of the suspects and two Border Patrol agents. At some point


Los Alamos Police Blotter: Oct. 23 To Oct. 26, 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.


Oct. 23 at 4:26 a.m. / Police arrested Suna Senti, 49, of Rio Rancho in Rio Rancho on two outstanding Magistrate Court warrants.





Oct. 23 at 11:59 p.m. / Police arrested Dawna Russom, 30, of Los Alamos on 41st Street and charged her with assault against a household member, criminal damage to the property of a household and concealing her identity.


FBI Offers Reward In Death Of Zuni Man

Homicide victim Nastacio Keith Travis. Courtesy/FBI

FBI News:

The FBI is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the death of a man whose body was found 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 July 15, 2019 off Pipeline Road, in an isolated area north of Church Rock on the Navajo Nation.

The cause of Travis’ death is not being released at this time.

Anybody with information is asked to call


Los Alamos Police Cmdr. Oliver Morris Shares FBI National Academy Experience With Rotary Members

Los Alamos Police Cmdr. Oliver Morris discusses his experience at the FBI National Academy during a talk Tuesday at the Rotary Club of Los Alamos meeting at Cottonwood on the Greens. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
Los Alamos Daily Post
For 10 weeks Los Alamos Police Cmdr. Oliver Morris attended the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va., and on Tuesday shared his experiences with the Rotary Club of Los Alamos.
To sum it up, Morris, who also is a Rotarian, said, “It was a good experience.”
He explained that his participation


FBI, Los Lunas Police Look For Man Who Robbed Credit Union Tuesday

FBI News:

The FBI and Los Lunas Police Department are looking for a man who robbed a credit union branch in Los Lunas.

The robbery occurred at approximately 4:20 p.m., Tuesday at Sandia Laboratory Federal Credit Union at 2700 Palmilla Road NW.

The suspect is described as male, approximately 5’8” to 5’10” tall, with brown hair and a medium build. He wore glasses, a black hat, a tan sweater, black pants, and black shoes with white soles.

The suspect entered the credit union and demanded money from a teller, threatening to harm the employee if he or she did not cooperate. The teller


State Police: Sobriety Checkpoints; Saturation Patrols

NMSP News:
State Police will be conducting sobriety checkpoints, saturation patrols and registration, insurance and driver’s license checkpoints in all New Mexico counties throughout November.
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


FBI, Rio Rancho Police Search For Man Who Robbed Bank Then Fled Scene On Bicycle

FBI News:
The FBI and Rio Rancho Police Department are looking for a man who robbed a BBVA Compass Bank Oct. 24, 2019, and then fled on a bicycle.
The robbery occurred at approximately 9:24 a.m. at the branch at 1201 Rio Rancho Boulevard SE.
The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, approximately 50 to 60 years old, with a black and gray moustache and beard. He wore a light-colored baseball cap with a dark brim, sunglasses, a green windbreaker, blue jeans and black shoes with white soles.
The suspect entered the bank and presented a demand note to a teller, who gave him an