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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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.

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.

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.

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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October Crime Update Sunday, Oct 7 2012 

Disorderly Conduct 1300 Block Maez October 1

Disorder / Animals Running at Large 1200 Block Gallegos Lane October 1

Disorder / Unlawful use of Telephone 2000 Block Kiva Road October 3

Theft / Larceny 1300 Block Maclovia October 4

Theft From Vehicle 2200 Block Vuelta San Marcos October 4

Disorder / Animals Running at Large 2200 Block Vuelta San Marcos October 6

On Cerrillos Road Between Maez and St. Michaels Drive:

9 incidents including 2 Thefts and 1 Theft of Vehicle.

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Monthly Meetings Replaced with Saturday Patrols Monday, Oct 1 2012 

The monthly meetings seem less productive than the Saturday patrols.  We are alternating Saturdays, some mornings, some evenings patrolling and observing the goings on in the “hood”.  We are taking names and numbers and PHOTOS.  If you want to cruise through the Casa Alegre Neighborhood, down into Gallegos lane to get your drugs, your vehicle will be photographed and your license plate will be called in to Dispatch.  The regular folk here are not in the illicit drug trade.  Take your business elsewhere.  We know who you are.  We know about your sales of drugs from your government housing, your car and your bike.  We are taking back our neighborhood from YOU.

Please do not think that you are protected by your day job, your cousin or family member that has a job in on the police force or works for the State or the bank.  Everything is changing.  It is time to make a decision about how important it is for you to throw your life away and hurt others in the process.  If you are an addict, the time has come to face your demons, get help and turn your life around.  The devil is right outside your door with a list of endless promises.  He does not like being denied but he is also blinded by the light of a true life which means you become automatically protected.  Your job is to protect the children growing up in New Mexico, not hurt them by peddling drugs.  Drugs Hurt Kids.  Have a good day.

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