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 ckwestervelt@santafenm.gov
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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!

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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.

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Search on for suspected shoplifters who tried to hit Kohl’s employee with car – The Santa Fe New Mexican Monday, Dec 3 2012 

Search on for suspected shoplifters who tried to hit Kohl’s employee with car – The Santa Fe New Mexican.

Santa Fe police are asking for the public’s help in finding two women suspected of trying to run over the manager of Kohl’s department store after a shoplifting spree Saturday.

Sgt. Andrea Dobyns said the women, believed to be involved in about a dozen shoplifting outings at Kohl’s in November, were caught on one of the store’s surveillance cameras. They escaped with at least $200 in merchandise.

Dobyns said the store’s manager, Eduardo Gonzales, chased after the women into the store’s parking lot about 3:45 p.m., where one of them tried to mow him down with the getaway car, possibly a white four-door Infinity, New Mexico license 421 RLB.

Gonzales told police that the driver of the car “seemed very deliberate” and that he jumped out of the way. The driver will be charged with assault with a deadly weapon, Dobyns said.

Anyone with information about either of the two women is urged to call police dispatch at 428-3710.

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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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.

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

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

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