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.

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.

Latest updates Saturday, Oct 13 2012 

Disorder / Animals 1200 Block Apache Oct 9

Hit & Run 1200 Block Lujan Oct 10

Disorder / Fight 1200 Block Maez Oct 10

Disorder / Animals  1200 Block Maez Oct 10

Illegally Parked Vehicle 1200 Block Maez Oct 11

Robbery 2600 Block Agua Fria Oct 11

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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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:

THEFT FROM VEHICLE
09 Jul 2012
1200 Block APACHE AVE
Ientifier: 121910577(CFS)
BURGLARY OF MOTOR VEHICLE
 
THEFT FROM VEHICLE
 12 Jul 2012
1100 Block OSAGE AVE
Identifier: 121940402(CFS)
BURGLARY OF MOTOR VEHICLE
 
THEFT FROM VEHICLE
 05 Jul 2012
1000 Block OSAGE AVE
Identifier: 121870055(CFS)
BURGLARY OF MOTOR VEHICLE
 
BREAKING AND ENTERING
05 Jul 2012
1300 Block MACLOVIA ST
Identifier: 121870137(CFS)
BURGLARY
 
lARCENY OF BICYCLE
01 Jul 2012
1200 Block APACHE AVE
Identifier: 121830441(CFS)
LARCENY OF BICYCLE
 
ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON
23 Jun 2012
1200 Block VITALIA ST
Identifier: 121750328(CFS)
AGGRAVATED ASSAULT
 
BREAKING AND ENTERING
01 Jul 2012
1300 Block LUJAN ST
Identifier: 121830013(CFS)
BURGLARY
 
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.
 
MEETING THIS SATRUDAY AT, JULY 21, 10AM, AT MACLOVIA PARK.  BRING A CUP OF JOE AND A POSITIVE ATTITUDE.

Meeting, grafitti… Sunday, Jun 10 2012 

Montly meeting was productive:

  1. Meeting with City Counciler & Mayor being planned regarding speedbump proposal.
  2. Re-assesing the press release to accomplish a more realistic goal.
  3. Realizing that we really don’t know our neighbors… :0(
  4. We do have account of a long term neighbor who previously did not want to be involved in the neighborhood watch deciding to get involved!! :0)

Below is a picture of recent grafitti spotted.  Yuk.

Corner of Maclovia and Isable.

 

 

Another blue glove was spotted in the gutter of Isabel…??? Same as the one spotted in the disturbed yard of a resident earlier this summer.

Another blue glove just like this one found recently on in the gutter of Isabel.

MAKE THE CALL TO (505) 438-3710,  WHEN YOU SEE SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY.  WE DESERVE REGULAR PATROLS OUT HERE.

WE NEED HELP OBSERVING, WATCHING THE NEIGHBORHOOD DURING THE 8AM TO 5PM TIME PERIOD.  ONE BLOCK CAPITAN FILLING IN ABOUT 3 DAYS IN THE 2-5PM TIME PERIOD.

WALK THE HOOD. PARTICIPATE, MEET AND GREET.  IT’S YOUR LIFE.  DON’T KICK OFF REALIZING THAT YOU DID NOT DO YOUR PART TO MAKE THIS WORLD A BETTER PLACE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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