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

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.


Got drugs? Thursday, Sep 20 2012

The above link will take you to the details of the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s office program to safely and anonymously drop off unused drugs.

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Meeting this Saturday Friday, Aug 24 2012 

There will be a small neighborhood meeting this Saturday at 10am at the Maclovia Park.  Open to anyone interested.

Operation ID Friday, Aug 10 2012 

The Santa Fe Police Department Crime Prevention Unit (SFPDCPU) will be hosting “Operation ID” on August 11, 2012.

The event will be held at 551 Alarid St., Tierra Encantada Charter School (formerly Alvord Elementary)  doors will open to the public at 9:30 a.m.

We will be providing a booklet to properly documenting important identifying numbers needed for reporting items lost or stolen and also needed in the case that you are a victim of a burglary.

We are asking that everyone bring a few items of value that you would like for us to file on the form for you.  If you would like to have photos taken we ask that you bring either a Camera or a cell phone capable of taking photographs.  Because this is a SCHOOL DO NOT BRING FIREARMS TO THIS LOCATION.  For further details feel free to contact Ofc. Ben Chavarria at 505-955-2751.

Notice Nixle notification today (Thursday, 8-9-12), (If you would like to receive notifications like this go to and sign up for this free service)

 Community: Viewing of jewelry recovered by SFPD to be held this Friday August 10th from 4pm – 8pm and Saturday August 11th from 8am – noon.

The Santa Fe Police Department will host a viewing of jewelry recovered during recent investigations from operation “Full Court Press”.

The property viewing for the approximate 200 pieces of recovered jewelry will be at Santa Fe Police Department headquarters on August 10, 2012 from 4pm to 8pm and on August 11, 2012 fro 8am until 12pm. Residents who wish to view the jewelry must bring identification.

Anyone seeking more information on the viewing can call 505-955-5219 to listen to prerecorded message.

Owners of stolen loot sought by police

National Night Out Thursday, Aug 2 2012 

Hello everyone-

National Night Out helps strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships and it sends a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

There will be a National Night Out event on the Plaza on Tuesday, 8-7-12, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm.  There will be members of the Santa Fe Police Department, Santa Fe Sheriff’s Department, New Mexico State Police, Santa Fe County Fire Department, Santa Fe Fire Department, and the New Mexico Department of Public Safety there.  The Santa Fe Police Department will be conducting child ID operations.  There will be several specialty vehicles from different agencies in attendance.  

Please come to the Plaza with your families to join Law Enforcement to show support for our community.

Casa Alegre Neighborhood will have assigned patrols during National Night Out!! :0)

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!!

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.

Gallegos Lane Tuesday, Jul 17 2012 

The Hearbeat of drug dealing in Casa Alegre.  It’s not really anyones fault.  Maybe the education system in America.  Anyhow, we can try to wear them down slowly by continously reporting suspicious vehicles and activity in our neighborhood until hopefully they move.  Drug use in America is an epidemic.  Don’t think it’s just here.

Other news:

Recent crimes in Casa Alegre:

09 Jul 2012
1200 Block APACHE AVE
Ientifier: 121910577(CFS)
 12 Jul 2012
1100 Block OSAGE AVE
Identifier: 121940402(CFS)
 05 Jul 2012
1000 Block OSAGE AVE
Identifier: 121870055(CFS)
05 Jul 2012
1300 Block MACLOVIA ST
Identifier: 121870137(CFS)
01 Jul 2012
1200 Block APACHE AVE
Identifier: 121830441(CFS)
23 Jun 2012
1200 Block VITALIA ST
Identifier: 121750328(CFS)
01 Jul 2012
1300 Block LUJAN ST
Identifier: 121830013(CFS)
Hopefully this is motivation to get involved, leave comments, send emails, sometimes it becomes very helpful and WE NEED THE INVOLVMENT OF ONE EXTRA PERSON.  LET IT BE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!
This guy does not care about you, your posessions, your house, your family, your life.  His friends are robbing our homes and stealing the value and enjoyment from our lives.  Take action.  Stand up and fight for what you believe this world should be.

Block Capitan Meeting Update Thursday, Jul 12 2012 

1.      The reason you’re seeing more police cars on our streets is that the Department has instigated a FULL COURT PRESS against home burglars. They’ve added four more police cars and crime has decreased for seven days. But we were warned that this is just a lull before the storm; they will be back, so stay vigilant. If you want NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH SIGN order them from WWW.NNWI.ORG.

2.      The police depend on our telephone calls to help them  catch burglars. They want to know specific descriptions (saying someone is brown skinned, wearing blue jeans and “wife-beaters”( which are sleeveless T-shirts—see, you learn something every day!) and sneakers isn’t a lot of help since most Santa Feans look and dress like that and drive a white Ford. Tell them about tattoos, be specific about shoes, get tag numbers—-paint a picture. Tell them a man has been up the street three times, has no dog, carries a bag of tools and acts suspicious. DON’T BE A ZIMMERMAN. DON’T CONFRONT ANY ONE. Let the police do that.

3.       Report panhandlers to the police by calling 428-3710. If you have a soft heart take this story seriously. Every time you give a panhandler $2.00 he spends it on a jug of beer, gets drunk and passes out. The police are called and he is carried off to the hospital. Police hours add up because they have to go to the hospital twice and have to appear in court. Your $2.00 gift has developed in several thousands of dollars of tax money. Send your two dollars to the police fund or to a shelter.

4.      Did you read the letter to the editor last week, describing how one neighborhood has reduced a problem similar to ours? They did it by signing up over sixty block captains, having neighborhood walks every week, having street parties, yard sales, etc., etc. Some of us tried to float that idea in Casa Alegre but we threw a party and nobody came. The difference in our neighborhoods? One person took charge and made it happen. Everyone did their share.  We don’t have any volunteers who will do that, and until we do I’m afraid things will continue to deteriorate.

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