IMPORTANT MEETING Tuesday, Jun 11 2013 

City of Santa Fe officials have requested a Neighborhood Meeting to address any concerns and issues with the Casa Alegre Neighborhood area. There will be City Council Members Present as well as representatives from the City Land Use Department, Parks Division, Public Works, and the Police Department to address any questions.  This neighborhood meeting will be held at Frenchy’s Park, 2001 Agua Fria Street, on the North side of Agua Fria Street at Osage Avenue, on Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at 5:30 pm. Everyone is welcome please come with any questions, comments, or concerns.

If you have any questions please contact Celina Westervelt (Santa Fe Police Department PIO) at 955-5075 or

Luana & Cerrillos is a Hot Spot of Activity, also Gallegos Lane Narc violation! Friday, Jan 4 2013 

A narcotics violation reported on the 1200 block of Gallegos Lane on Jan 3

A narcotics violation reported on the 1300 block of Osage on January 3

A property crime (fraud) reported on the 1300 block of Luana Street on December 27, 2012

Reckless Driver check 1300 block of Lujan Street on January 2

Theft from vehicle December 28, Non-injury collision December 23, Assault December 26, Abandoned vehicle December 22 all at the intersection of Luana & Cerrillos!


Property Crime on Rosina Street Sunday, Dec 9 2012 

On December 6 on or near the 2000 block of Rosina Street, a property crime occurred indicating or relating to fraud.  Miscellaneous  items stolen from offices on the 1300 block of Maclovia Street.  Needles and other drug paraphernalia located on private property throughout various areas of the neighborhood including in one residence’s mailbox.  Violent offense occurred on or near Maclovia Street Park within the last 2 weeks.  Drug users seen driving around the neighborhood looking for drugs to purchase.  Five vehicles logged into CAN database in case they are connected to a property crime.


Updates Monday, Oct 29 2012 

The India House restaurant, 2501 Cerrillos Road, was burglarized Friday. The police report did not mention property damage or whether anything was stolen.

Reports of a possible medical incident at the far end of Maclovia Street by the park last night.

Be aware of a suspicious Silver Honda cruising neighborhoods, female driver, male occupants, possibly responsible for breaking and entering:

Two males were seen Friday running out of a home in the 1700 block of Medio Street with a television. They fled in a four-door silver Honda driven by a female. A vehicle matching that description, with license plate KNS 874 , was later observed at another residence.

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Osage targeted Friday, Aug 10 2012 

04 Aug 2012
1000 Block OSAGE CIR
Distance: 2.78 miles
Identifier: 122170237(CFS)
12 Jul 2012
1100 Block OSAGE AVE
Distance: 2.69 miles
Identifier: 121940402(CFS)
27 Jul 2012
2000 Block KIVA RD
Distance: 2.72 miles
Identifier: 122090515(CFS)
26 Jul 2012
1300 Block OSAGE AVE
Distance: 2.72 miles
Identifier: 122080334(CFS)
02 Aug 2012
1900 Block HOPI RD
Distance: 2.65 miles
Identifier: 122150237(CFS)
16 Jul 2012
2500 Block MAEZ CT
Distance: 3.17 miles
Identifier: 121980147(CFS)

Neighborhood Shell Wednesday, Aug 8 2012 

Well, there is a slight reprieve in the hood.  Not sure as to all the reasons however please keep aware; cruise, walk and report the overt stuff.  The drugs flowing through the neighborhood are the root cause of us all living apprehensively.  It is sad.  MUCH APPRECIATION TO THOSE WHO ARE GETTING OUT IN THE EVENINGS AND PUTTING UP A FIGHT AGAINST THE BULLSHIT.  Our biggest weapon against neighborhood crime is us getting out, getting together and LOOKING who is driving around and calling in the speeders etc.  Honestly, this is a losing battle.  All of our fixes are temporary.  It is the best we can do now.  We need to meet and greet.  We need to break out of our neighborhood shell.

Tentative Pot Luck Date Saturday, Jul 28 2012 

Working on a September date for a Pot Luck.  Suggestions?  Ideas?  Planning for mid-September at Maclovia Park…  late afternoon evening… no alcohol.  Please feel free to add ideas.

Residential Burglaries Drop Dramatically in the First Half of July Friday, Jul 20 2012 

Mayor Coss wants Comprehensive and Regional Effort

 Santa Fe, NM – July 17, 2012 – Residential and automobile burglaries are both down more than 50% in July compared to the same period last year according to the Santa Fe Police Department’s latest statistics. The Santa Fe Police Department is attributing the drop to Operation Full Court Press which aims to reduce property crime by focusing on repeat offenders and high crime areas. Operation Full Court Press has been underway since mid-June.

 “We’ve worked hard to redeploy resources to address this problem and it’s great to see some preliminary results. We need to stay vigilant and keep working with the courts, neighborhoods and the rest of the community to continue to improve this problem,” said Chief Raymond Rael of the Santa Fe Police Department.

 Many burglaries are rooted in drug problems according to property crimes detective Sergeant Jerome Sanchez, “It’s clear that heroin is the main driver of property crime.  Every single burglar we’ve talked to this month has clearly been using heroin.”

 In an effort to address the root cause of the issue, Mayor David Coss is co-hosting a forum on Wednesday, July 18 with the Drug Policy Alliance that will look at an innovative program designed to break the cycle of addiction and crime in a community.

 “We clearly can’t arrest our way out of this problem. We need a multi-disciplinary and regional approach, so we’re hoping to work closely with Espanola, Santa FeCounty and other regional governments to address all aspects of this complex issue,” said Mayor Coss.

 The Santa Fe Police Department is asking that members of the community help reduce crime by not leaving valuables in plain sight in vehicles. They also ask that people be the eyes and ears of the police and report suspicious activity to (505) 428-3710.

 Keep up the good work.

We are grateful to the men and women of the SFPD!!

Theft on Gallegos Lane? – No Way Friday, Jul 20 2012 

16 Jul 2012
2500 Block MAEZ CT
Identifier: 121980147(CFS)
Listed on the Crime Reports Map BUT NOT IN THE POLICE NOTES!!!  Family ties between law breakers and law enforcement is at least partially the reason our neighborhood is stagnant.  Drugs flow freely in and out of the Casa Alegre, Maez, Gallegos Lane neighborhood.  The passage of those drugs is sanctioned by big money, connections in high places.  Officers on the street are likely unaware and simply compromised.  We in the Casa Alegre Neighborhood are greatly appreciative of the honest, hard working police officers of the SFPD who continually sacrifice to try and help make Santa Fe a positive place to live.
Below are some of the recent crimes in Santa Fe that the SFPD has had to address;

The Santa Fe Police Department is investigating the following reports:

• Someone stole an iPod Nano from a 1993 Toyota sedan parked in the 2100 block of Rancho Siringo Road between 10 p.m. Friday and 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

• Rosendo Maez, 31, 2217 Camino Polvoso, was arrested on the charge of battery against a household member following a domestic dispute at his residence at about 2:30 p.m. Saturday.

• Elder Guzman, 18, 1 Sky Ridge Drive, was arrested on charges of reckless driving and racing on streets. He allegedly was seen racing another vehicle near St. Michael’s Drive and Fifth Street at about 8:51 p.m. Saturday.

• Arthur Romero, 50, 3048 Lopez Lane, was arrested on charges of assault and battery against a household member after police responded to a report of an intoxicated male in the 100 block of West Berger Street at about 11:30 p.m. Saturday.

• Alberto Hernandez-Garcia, 43, no address listed, was arrested on the charge of assault. He allegedly was seen taking someone’s backpack and throwing it over a bridge into the Santa Fe River bed at Galisteo Street at about 7 p.m. Saturday.

• A thief took a purse with credit cards from a 2005 Chevy SUV parked in the 2900 block of Alamosa Avenue between 9:30 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. Saturday.

• Andres Lopez, 30, 3096 Pueblo Puye, was found unconscious in the 3000 block of Cerrillos Road after an apparent overdose at about 7:35 a.m. Saturday. He was transported to the hospital and charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia after police say they found him holding a loaded syringe.

• An HP laptop and a set of throwing knives were reported missing after the owner’s personal assistant borrowed a car on July 10 from the 500 block of Via Artista Road.

• A 24-inch Sony flat-screen TV and a Toshiba laptop were stolen from a residence in the 800 block of South Calle Anaya between 10:30 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. Saturday.

• Mario Gonzales, 30, 732 Montez Place, was arrested on the charge of aggravated battery on a household member. He was accused of throwing boiling water from a pan onto a relative at about 7:08 p.m. Sunday.

The Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the following reports:

• Someone stole sunglasses, an iPod and a Nintendo gaming system from the back of a Toyota Tacoma and a silver Honda, both unlocked, parked off County Road 84C in El Rancho between 4 p.m. Saturday and 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

• A purple purse with credit cards, a checkbook and an iPod disappeared from a car parked off Katrina Road between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. Sunday.

• A commercial swamp cooler, a one-ton axle, two Volkswagen doors, 10 sheets of metal roofing and other scrap metal were stolen from a property off Piñon South Road at about 8:15 a.m. Monday.

• Someone stole 1,500 feet of Tyco Amp blue connectivity wire from a construction site at Sweeney Elementary School, 501 Airport Road, sometime between Thursday morning and 8 a.m. Monday.

• Three 2,500-gallon water tanks, three 1,500-gallon water tanks, three 1,200-gallon water tanks and a five-gallon air compressor were stolen from a property off Douglas Loop in the Edgewood area sometime between July 6 and Monday.

DWI arrests

• Thomas Esquibel, 39, no address listed, was arrested by Santa Fe police on charges of aggravated driving while intoxicated and having an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle after officers responded to a crash in the 5200 block of Joshua Lane at about 2 p.m. Sunday.

• Ryan Payne, 33, 153 Calle Ojo Feliz, was arrested by Santa Fe police on charges of DWI and driving without proof of insurance after a multiple-vehicle crash at Don Gaspar Avenue and Water Street at about 8 p.m. Sunday.

• Stephen Guthrie, 56, 7737 Camp Stoney, was arrested by Santa Fe County deputies on the charge of aggravated DWI following a crash at Old Santa Fe Trail and Blanco Court where Guthrie’s car was found in a ditch Saturday. His breath alcohol content was measured at .20, according to the police report.

• Daniel Tobar-Avila, 34, 2029 Calle Lorca, was arrested by Santa Fe police on charges of DWI, driving without a license and speeding after he was pulled over in the 3600 block of Cerrillos Road at about 1:43 a.m. Saturday.

• Suleiman Suleiman, 26, 2709 Via Caballero del Sur, was arrested on the charge of DWI by Santa Fe police at the corner of Calle Nueva Vista and Zepol Road at about 1:39 a.m. Sunday.

• Molly Dietze, 32, 1871 Forest Circle, was arrested by Santa Fe police at the corner of West Alameda Street and Camino del Campo on charges of DWI, a lane violation, possession of marijuana, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia at about 2:05 a.m. Saturday.

MEETING THIS SATURDAY Thursday, Jul 19 2012 

There will be a casual, anyone is welcome, Neighborhood / Maclovia Block meeting this coming Saturday, July 21 at 10am at Maclovia Park.  Spread the word!  Let’s see if we can generate some interest and participation.

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