Relatively Quiet Wednesday, Nov 28 2012 

Casa Alegre Neighborhood relatively quiet.  It is good to keep up with the pulse of the city news via local news stations on tv, radio and of course the newspaper, particularly the New Mexican for that.

Nov 19 Assault with a deadly weapon 2400 block Maclovia

Nov 16 Burglary 1200 Block Gallegos Lane

Fight 2600 Block Agua Fria Nov 18

Property Crime 1300 Block Maez Nov 22

Nov 23 Theft 2600 Block Cerrillos Road

Nov 20 Theft of Motor Vehicle 2600 Block Cerillos Road

About 8 Disorderly Conducts around the Hood

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S.F. police hires new captain – The Santa Fe New Mexican Wednesday, Nov 28 2012 

S.F. police hires new captain – The Santa Fe New Mexican.

The Santa Fe Police Department has reached well beyond its walls to hire a first-of-a-kind “professional standards captain,” who will oversee internal affairs.

Police Chief Ray Rael said Patrick Gallagher, the Truth or Consequences police chief for the past three years, has accepted the job, which will have a starting salary of about $87,000.

Gallagher worked for the New York City Police Department for 23 years, serving as the deputy inspector. Rael said Gallagher’s experience with NYPD and his role in its Internal Affairs Division made him qualified for the position in Santa Fe’s much smaller police department.

Since becoming chief last year, Rael has advocated for having a captain in charge of professional standards, specifically one with no connections within the department. Rael said in previous years, complaints were voiced that internal investigations “have taken too long, not been objective and have been biased.”

“This is one of the ways I thought we would fix those problems,” Rael said.

In addition to internal affairs, Gallagher will be in charge of accreditation and some training, Rael said. The Santa Fe Police Department hasn’t been accredited with the New Mexico Law Enforcement Accreditation Program for about two years. Becoming accredited again, Rael said, will ensure the department is up to standards and help with insurance and liability costs.

The president of the Police Officers Association union, Adam Gallegos, expressed some “concern” with the hire this week. Gallegos said it may be a risk to hire outside of the department because the new employee doesn’t know the “policy, procedure, past practice and department tradition.”

In 2011, Gallagher was the subject of a KRQE-TV investigation about his reported order to sell about 87 old guns from the police evidence room in Truth or Consequences. The gun auction raised about $10,400 for the department, but the KRQE investigation said Gallagher didn’t follow state law in disposing of the weapons — by contacting the gun’s previous owners or seeking an order from a district judge authorizing disposal.

Rael said the KRQE report was considered during the hiring process, but that subsequent investigations by the Law Enforcement Academy determined “no misconduct, no ethical violations and no criminal charges were ever filed.” Rael said his understanding of the investigation was that Gallagher simply didn’t know the New Mexico statute prior to selling the weapons, since he had come from out of state. “It was evident that it was simply a mistake,” Rael said.

Gallagher is scheduled to begin his Santa Fe job on Monday, Nov. 26.

[Video] Police: Spike in robberies linked to four key suspects – The Santa Fe New Mexican Wednesday, Nov 28 2012 

[Video] Police: Spike in robberies linked to four key suspects – The Santa Fe New Mexican.

Drug Bust Imminent Tuesday, Nov 20 2012 

Thank you to the block captains who are logging in suspicious vehicles and activity in the neighborhood.  We are at a pinnacle of response time since the SFPD realizes that we a serious about our neighborhood.  At some point there will be a major drug bust in hopes of breaking up the clear supply chain that has existed for years and is unfortunately allowed to continue to exist today.  It might not be easy but the hammer is coming down.  Lot’s of police activity last night in the Maclovia Street / Rosina Street area.  We are still awaiting for updates on details.

Recent Activity:

4 Traffic and 1 disorder recently corner of Maez & Cerrillos

Reckless driver Calle Sotero

Illegally Parked Vehicle 1100 block Maez Road (Big drug area) Nov 14

Diorder / Fight corner of Maez and Agua Fria Nov 18

Nov 16 2600 Block Gallegos Lane Burglary

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The Music Of The World, To My Soul – My Favourite Music Of The World Tuesday, Nov 20 2012 

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Hello everyone, I don’t think I have ever emphasized my love for music and what is does to me and my soul and how it makes my world so great. Now, music has been part of me since I was a kid, but lately I have been listening to more and more, and plus it depends on the mood I am in that specific day and time of my life, but here are my favourite music genre’s and what the music reminds me of and how it is for me.

Reggaeton/Cubaton/Spanish/Caribbean/Soca/Reggae/Bachata/Salsa/Merengue/ — All these music genres remind me of my travels to The Caribbean, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Mexico, and when I went on Cruise ships. I have a lot of this type of music and it just makes me feel like I am in tropical destinations around the world and it makes me feel like I am sipping a coconut…

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Plea deal nets man 5 years in hit-and-run death – The Santa Fe New Mexican Saturday, Nov 17 2012 

Plea deal nets man 5 years in hit-and-run death – The Santa Fe New Mexican.

Friday, Nov 16 2012 

The Mind of RD REVILO

Beyond Un-Reasonable Doubt

Beddy Bye With Revilo (for those Slowing The Flow)

Your  Morning Joe, With Revilo (for those Set to Go)

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Robbery suspects nabbed after chase – The Santa Fe New Mexican Friday, Nov 9 2012 

Robbery suspects nabbed after chase – The Santa Fe New Mexican.

Gold Nissan Altima Wednesday, Nov 7 2012 

Santa Fe police arrested two teenage burglary suspects Monday afternoon after they allegedly broke into a house off West Alameda Street.

Police and sheriff’s deputies searched for a third teen, Venacio “Vinnie” Alarcon, 16, who was considered armed and dangerous Tuesday, before arresting him at about 7 p.m.

Alarcon, Nicolas Barranco, 17, and Hector Gonzales, 16, face charges of burglary, larceny, criminal damage to property and conspiracy. All of the teens were students at Capital High School, although Gonzales and Alarcon had reportedly dropped out.

The Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office issued an alert at about 11:30 a.m. Monday for a gold Nissan Altima suspected of being connected to at least one residential burglary in the county.

Santa Fe police officers were responding to a burglary involving a Nissan Altima at the Atocha Mobile Home Park, 3501 Rufina Street, at about 2:30 p.m. Monday, when the police dispatch office received a report of suspicious activity in the 1600 block of West Alameda Street. A neighbor reported hearing a door being kicked in, police Capt. Aric Wheeler said.

Santa Fe police Officer Elizabeth Brewer responded and said that as she approached the house, three teenage boys were preparing to drive off in a gold Nissan Altima. Brewer blocked the car, and two of the teens fled on foot.

Barranco, the driver of the car, agreed to talk with officers on the scene and told them “Vinnie” had asked him to go to an address off West Alameda Street “so that he could sell a couple of things,” according to the statement of probable cause.

Sgt. Adam Gallegos searched the area and found Gonzales hiding between a wooden fence and a stucco wall in a neighboring yard.

Alarcon was found by police and deputies at his family’s apartment Tuesday evening and was taken into custody without incident.

According to Sgt. Jerome Sanchez, police have arrested Alarcon multiple times in the past.

Barranco and Gonzales were questioned at the police station Monday afternoon.

Sanchez said Gonzales admitted to “numerous” previous burglaries, and admitted that the three teens had broken into the residence on West Alameda Street and had even tried to steal a red Subaru parked nearby.

Gonzales also admitted, according to a police document, to attempting to burglarize the residence in the Atocha Mobile Home Park.

Sanchez said the boys made statements that they were committing burglaries for “fun” and that they said they were looking for money to buy Spice — a synthetic marijuana.

Sanchez said Alarcon was believed to be armed because Gonzales told police that Alarcon had given him a handgun during the burglary and that he returned the gun to Alarcon after the three teens got back into the car after burglarizing the home.

Two TVs were reported missing from the West Alameda Street address. One was located just outside the front door.

Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office Maj. Ken Johnson said Tuesday that the teens are suspects in at least five residential burglaries in the county.

“Hopefully, we’ll be able to solve a lot of burglaries in the city and county with the arrests of these individuals,” Johnson said.

Both Barranco and Gonzales are being held at the county’s juvenile detention facility, and Alarcon was being questioned late Tuesday night.

On The Edge Wednesday, Nov 7 2012 

The following are the reported and non-reported incidents that seemed to happen around the periphery of the hood:

Assault / Harassment 1300 block Maez November 5

Breaking & Entering / Burglary 2600 block Agua Fria November 5

Assault with a deadly weapon / harassment 900 block Osage November 2

Burglary in progress on 1300 block of Lujan October 31

Someone decided to have their kids hide their heroine purse in the mail box of a resident.

Dealer seen roaming the streets of the hood on foot and on bike.

Neighbors too busy contribute to the well being of the neighborhood.

Pictures of graffiti emailed to the graffiti hot line.

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