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State Police Begin Traffic Safety Operations On Interstate 25 And I-40 In Bernalillo County Monday

on January 10, 2020 - 4:26pm

New Mexico State Police reminds motorist to buckle up, drive safely, avoid distractions and never drink and drive. Courtesy photo

NMSP News:

ALBUQUERQUE -- In response to the Albuquerque Police Department’s request for assistance with traffic enforcement on the interstate, the New Mexico State Police will start conducting targeted operations on Interstate 25 and Interstate 40 in Bernalillo County.

Monday, Jan. 13, officers will be visible on the highways during peak traffic hours and will take proactive measures to reduce crashes, aggressive driving and driver inattention.

Increased

Los Alamos Police Free Buck Tangled In Hammock

on January 6, 2020 - 9:09pm

An eyewitness at the scene of a buck tangled up in a hammock today commended Los Alamos police officers for their compassionate actions in freeing the trapped animal. ‘LAPD did a heroic job getting this thrashing buck untangled from a backyard hammock this afternoon in Los Alamos,’ he told the Los Alamos Daily Post. Photo by Jim O'Donnell

State Police Capture Santa Fe Shooting Suspect

on January 6, 2020 - 4:55pm

Isaiah Ingram

NMSP News:

SANTA FE New Mexico State Police have captured Isaiah Ingram, 15, after asking for the public’s help with identifying a vehicle involved in a shooting in Santa Fe. 

State Police responded to the shooting incident at approximately noon Dec. 11, 2019 near 1 Mansion Dr.  

NMSP Investigations Bureau agents were called to investigate the shooting. State Police agents learned through surveillance video that a gray 4-door Nissan passenger car was traveling east at a high rate of speed on Mansion Drive and Governor Dempsey Drive.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Dec. 27, 2019 - Jan. 1, 2020

on January 3, 2020 - 10:17am

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.

LORETTA B. STUBBS

Dec. 27 at 8:40 p.m. / Police arrested Loretta B. Stubbs, 59, of Los Alamos near Airport Road and Nambe Loop and charged her with DWI and driving with an open container of alcohol.

 

 

STANLEE AVERY PLATERO

Jan. 1 at 4:39 a.m. / Police arrested Stanlee Avery Platero, 19, of Los Alamos at 2500 Trinity Dr.

Supreme Court Affirms Use Of Seized Drug Evidence In Trial That Led To Conviction Of Curry County Man

on January 2, 2020 - 3:47pm

New Mexico Supreme Court News:

 

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Supreme Court today upheld the convictions of a Curry County man on drug trafficking and other offenses, ruling that police lawfully stopped the defendant’s car and seized evidence used to charge and later convict the man.

 

The Court’s unanimous decision reversed a 2017 ruling by the state Court of Appeals, which had overturned Mikel Martinez’s convictions on grounds that police obtained their evidence through an improper investigative stop.

 

The state’s highest court determined that State Police Officer Donald Garrison

Man Arrested Following Police Shooting Involving Otero County Sheriff’s Office And New Mexico Game And Fish

on December 31, 2019 - 5:03pm
Thomas Ryan
 
NMSP News:
 
CLOUDCROFT The New Mexico State Police Investigations Bureau was contacted Dec. 28 to investigate a police shooting involving the Otero County Sheriff’s Office and New Mexico Game and Fish.
 
State Police agents learned that around 7:30 p.m., the Otero County Sheriff’s Office and New Mexico Game and Fish responded to a domestic violence incident at 55 West Side Road in Otero County.
 
As Otero County Deputy and Game and Fish officers arrived at the residence, at least one gunshot was fired from inside the residence toward the location of deputies and

AG Balderas Secures 12 Year Prison Sentence Against Man Who Stole From Life-Savings Of 98 Year Old

on December 30, 2019 - 6:44am
Attorney General Hector Balderas
 
AG News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE Attorney General Hector Balderas has announced that James Lambros, who stole more than $1 million from the life-savings of a 98-year-old former Albuquerque resident and several thousand dollars from his former friend, was sentenced to 12 years in the Department of Corrections to be followed by five years of probation.
 
He also failed to pay taxes on the amounts that he stole.
 
“Our office will always fight for the most vulnerable, particularly elder New Mexicans who are preyed upon,” Balderas said.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Dec. 5 To Dec. 18, 2019

on December 27, 2019 - 4:23am

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.

ADRIAN ZAMORA-CHAVEZ

Dec. 5 at 5:22 p.m. / Police arrested Adrian Zamora-Chavez, 28, of Belen at 2500 Trinity Dr., on an outstanding District Court warrant.

 

 

HEATHER R. DOMINGUEZ

Dec. 9 at 9:33 a.m. / Police arrested Heather R. Dominguez, 36, of Los Alamos on Diamond Drive and charged her with driving on a suspended or revoked license.

 

 

 

MELINDA MADRID

Dec.

NMSP Announces Sobriety Checkpoints In January

on December 27, 2019 - 4:21am

State Police will conduct sobriety checkpoints; saturation patrols; and registration, insurance and driver's license checkpoints in all New Mexico counties during the month of January 2020. Courtesy photo
 
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 January 2020.
 
NMSP is bringing awareness to these events in an effort to reduce alcohol related fatalities through continued media attention and intensive advertising.

On The Job In Los Alamos: Police Sgt. Tim Lonz

on December 19, 2019 - 11:29am

On the job in Los Alamos is Los Alamos Police Sgt. Tim Lonz greeting his special need 1st grader friend at the bus this morning in front of a local elementary school. Lonz met his friend in the beginning of this school year while on School Zone Patrol and they became immediate friends. Lonz and his friend communicate through hugs and sign language. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Police Sgt. Tim Lonz greeting his special need 1st grader friend this morning. Lonz and his friend communicate through hugs and sign language. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com

New Mexico State Police Seek Help From Public In Identifying Car Involved In Santa Fe Shooting

on December 18, 2019 - 5:41pm

NMSP seek help identifying this vehicle involved in a shooting Dec. 11 in Santa Fe. Call 505.827.9300 with information. Courtesy/NMSP

NMSP seek help identifying this vehicle involved in a shooting Dec. 11 in Santa Fe. Call 505.827.9300 with information. Courtesy/NMSP

NMSP News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico State Police is asking for the public’s help with identifying a vehicle involved in a shooting in Santa Fe. 

At approximately noon, Dec. 11, NMSP responded to a shooting incident near 1 Mansion Dr. 

NMSP Investigations Bureau agents were called to investigate the shooting.

No Injury Collision On Trinity At 20th This Morning

on December 14, 2019 - 10:23am
A collision with no injuries reported has occurred this morning on Trinity Drive and 20th Street. Motorists are encouraged to avoid the area to allow police to clear the scene. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

On The Job In Los Alamos: Assisting First Responders

on December 14, 2019 - 7:42am

On the job Monday at Fire Station 3 in White Rock is Carl Russell, DMin, MA, LPCC a volunteer from the New Mexico Crisis Support Team (NMCST). Russell offered to facilitate a critical incident debriefing for local first responders involved in the recent tragedies in Los Alamos and White Rock. The NMCST is comprised of 15 volunteer mental health professionals, clergy and peer support personnel who have received special training to intervene with individuals who have experienced a critical incident or traumatic event. Learn more here. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com

NMSP: Mother And Son Arrested For Child Abuse

on December 7, 2019 - 9:56am
Heather J. Rooks
 
NMSP News:
 
CIBOLA COUNTY The New Mexico State Police Investigations Bureau responded Dec. 1 to Interstate 40 around mile post 114 in Cibola County, near the Town of Laguna for an unresponsive 12-year-old female child, whose condition was believed to be the result of child abuse. 
 
State Police Investigations Bureau agents learned that Heather J. Rooks, 39, of Pahrump, Nev., was traveling through New Mexico to Nevada with her 17-year-old-son Khachadourian Rooks and her 12-year-old-daughter in a van driven by Heather’s father.

FBI: Las Cruces Man Arrested In Mexico Faces International Parental Kidnapping Charges

on December 5, 2019 - 7:42am

FBI News:

Clarence Michael Ransom, 52, of Las Cruces, New Mexico, has been charged in a federal criminal complaint with two counts of international parental kidnapping and one count of failure to report international travel as a sex offender.

Ransom was arrested Sunday in Mexico by Mexican authorities and returned to the United States, where Tuesday the U.S. Marshals Service took custody of him.

Ransom is accused in an FBI criminal complaint of taking his 3- and 4-year-old sons to Mexico in October, allegedly in violation of a custody agreement he signed with the children’s mother.

The

NMSP: 2019 Thanksgiving C.A.R.E Operation

on December 3, 2019 - 7:23am
NMSP News:
 
During the Thanksgiving holiday, the New Mexico State Police participated in the Combined Accident Reduction Effort (CARE) operation across all 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, and, thus, reduce the number of crashes and increase motorist safety.
 
The NMSP provided an increased patrol presence during this initiative on roadways throughout all State Police districts.

NMSP: Felix Romero Surrenders Peacefully

on December 2, 2019 - 4:52pm

Felix Romero

NMSP News:

LAS VEGAS, N.M. – Around 11 a.m. today, Felix Romero walked into the New Mexico State Police Office in Las Vegas, N.M. and surrendered peacefully.

Romero, 22, had escaped Nov. 30 from the Miguel County Detention Center. He broke a window in the reintegration building and walked away from the facility.

Romero was incarcerated to the facility for an outstanding bench warrant for failure to appear and a probation violation.

FBI, Navajo Nation Seek Information On Apparent Homicide South Of Gallup

on December 2, 2019 - 8:12am
FBI News:
 
The FBI and Navajo Nation Division of Public Safety are investigating the apparent homicide of a Native American adult male whose body was found in a car south of Gallup.
 
The victim was found Friday, Nov. 8 in an older model red Grand Am on Highway 602 at Mile Marker 19 on the Navajo Nation.
 
The victim, who is not being identified at this time, was last seen Thursday morning, Nov. 7.
 
Anybody who recalls seeing anything suspicious in the area is asked to call the FBI at 505.889.1300.

Inmate Felix Romero Escapes From San Miguel County Detention Center In Las Vegas, N.M. Remains On Lam

on November 30, 2019 - 8:30pm

Felix Romero is on the lam. Courtesy/NMSP

NMSP News:

Las Vegas, N.M. – At approximately 1 p.m. today, New Mexico State Police were called to the San Miguel County Detention Center at 26 N.M. Highway 283 in reference to an inmate who escaped from the facility.

The inmate was identified as Felix Romero, 22, of Las Vegas, N.M.

Romero broke a window in the reintegration building and walked away from the facility. It is unknown Romero’s direction of travel.

He is described as a Hispanic male who is 5’4”, 180 lbs., bald with brown eyes.

NMSP Announces Sobriety Checkpoints In December

on November 30, 2019 - 8:32am
Courtesy photo
 
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 December 2019.
 
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

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Nov. 22 To Nov. 26, 2019

on November 29, 2019 - 5:52pm

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.

EDWARD JOSEPH HERNANDEZ

Nov. 22 at 1:20 a.m. / Police arrested Edward Joseph Hernandez, 30, of Rio Communities, at 2500 Trinity Dr., and charged him with disorderly conduct, boisterous/loud/profane language and resisting/evading or obstructing an officer.

 

HEATHER R. DOMINGUEZ

Nov. 24 at 2:11 a.m. / Police arrest Heather R.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Nov. 13 To Nov. 14, 2019

on November 25, 2019 - 5:49am

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.

TAMRA TORRES

Nov. 13 at 5:24 p.m. / Police arrested Tamra Torres, 24, of Santa Fe at the Santa Clara Apartments on an outstanding District Court warrant.

 

 

 

SCOTT R. BURNWORTH

Nov. 14 at 2:34 p.m. / Police arrested Scott R. Burnworth, 28, of Los Alamos at 31 Rover Blvd. and charged him with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Los Alamos Police Sgt. Christopher Ross Receives Prestigious Public Safety Executive Leadership Award

on November 21, 2019 - 9:29am

Los Alamos Police Sgt. Christopher Ross

LAPD News:

EVANSTON, IL – Los Alamos Police Sgt. Christopher Ross has received the prestigious Public Safety Executive Leadership Award from Northwestern University Center for Public Safety.

The award was presented Nov. 15 at the Center’s School of Police Staff and Command 468th Graduation Ceremony at the Double Tree by Hilton in Skokie, Ill.

Los Alamos Police Chief Dino Sgambellone nominated Sgt. Ross for the elite program.

By successfully completing the Center’s entire sequence of management programs (Supervision of Police Personnel, School of

Animal Shelter Ad-Hoc Committee Meets 5:30 PM

on November 20, 2019 - 10:02am

COUNTY News:

The Animal Shelter Ad-Hoc Committee is meeting at 5:30 p.m. today in conference room 110 at the Los Alamos County Municipal Building, 1000 Central Ave.

The meeting is open to the public.

Agenda:

  • Call to Order
  • Approval of Nov. 6 Meeting Minutes
  • Response to Councilor Robinson Recommendations to Council
  • Response to County Council for Nov. 26 Council Meeting
  • Discussion of Facility Issues
  • Discussion of Ordinance Revisions
  • New Business
  • Adjourn Meeting

U.S. Attorney John C. Anderson Announces Full-Time Assistant U.S. Attorney In Roswell

on November 19, 2019 - 5:43am
FBI News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE U.S. Attorney John C. Anderson has announced the appointment of a full-time Assistant U.S. Attorney to be stationed permanently in Roswell.
 
This position will strengthen the efforts of the U.S. Attorney’s Office to serve the citizens of southeastern New Mexico, and to enhance the office’s partnerships with federal, state, local and tribal law enforcement agencies in the region.
 
“We are the U.S.

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