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  • On The Docket 05-14-14

    Records derived from Los Alamos Municipal and Magistrate Court:
    May 8
    Janette R. Frigo was found guilty by the Los Alamos Municipal Court of speeding 11 to 15 miles an hour over the speed limit. Defendant was fined $75 and ordered to pay $65 in court costs.
    May 9
    Lawrence Quintana was found guilty by the Los Alamos Municipal Court of speeding 11 to 15 miles an hour over the speed limit. Defendant was fined $50 and ordered to pay $65 in court costs.
    May 12
    John S. George was found guilty by the Los Alamos Municipal Court of speeding six to 10 miles an hour over the speed limit. Defendant was fined $50 and ordered to pay $65 in court costs.

  • On The Docket 04-30-14

    Records derived from Los Alamos Municipal and Magistrate Court:
    April 23

    Bernadette Morrow was found guilty by the Los Alamos Municipal Court of having a stopped or parked vehicle interfering with other vehicular traffic. Defendant was fined $50.

    April 24

    Bernie M. Gallegos was found guilty by the Los Alamos Municipal Court of speeding six to 10 miles an hour over the speed limit. Defendant was fined $50 and ordered to pay $65 in court costs.
    April 28

    Brad Hughes pleaded no contest to the Los Alamos Municipal Court for failing to appear in court and for having animals at large. Defendant was fined $25 and ordered to pay $120 in court costs.

    Theresa Montoya was found guilty by the Los Alamos Municipal Court for failing to appear in court. Defendant was ordered to pay $65 in court costs.

    Nicole M. Trevette was found guilty by the Los Alamos Municipal Court for operating a vehicle without a chauffeur’s licence. Defendant was fined $25 and ordered to pay $65 in court costs.

    Randi Moore was found guilty by the Los Alamos Municipal Court for failing to display a current valid registration plate while parked. Defendant was fined $25.

  • On The Docket 04-23-14

    Records derived from Los Alamos Magistrate and Municipal Court:
    April 15

    Jordan D. Miller was found guilty by the Los Alamos Magistrate Court of possession of marijuana or synthetic cannabinoids (one ounce or less). Defendant was fined $50 and ordered to pay $148 in court costs.
    April 17

    Li Wang was found guilty by the Los Alamos Municipal Court of speeding six to 10 miles an hour over the speed limit. Defendant was fined $50 and ordered to pay $65 in court costs.

    April 18

    Nathan H. Taylor was found guilty by the Los Alamos Municipal Court of speeding 11 to 15 miles an hour over the speed limit. Defendant was fined $75 and ordered to pay $65 in court costs.

    William Mullen was found guilty by the Los Alamos Municipal Court of speeding six to 10 miles an hour over the speed limit. Defendant was fined $50 and ordered to pay $65 in court costs.

    April 21

    Darren Schnedler was found guilty by the Los Alamo Municipal Court of letting or allowing his pets to make incessant noise. Defendant was fined $60. Sentence is deferred until June 19.

  • On The Docket 04-18-14

    Records derived from Los Alamos Municipal and Magistrate Court:
    April 9

    Pradeep Cheruku was found guilty by the Los Alamos Municipal Court of speeding six to 10 miles an hour over the speed limit. Defendant was fined $50 and ordered to pay $65 in court costs.
    April 10

    Allen Herring was found guilty by the Los Alamos Municipal Court of violating an outdoor furniture restriction. Defendant was ordered to pay $60 in court costs.

    Christina C. Garcia was found guilty by the Los Alamos Municipal Court of failure to appear in court, failure to pay a fine, speeding 11 to 15 miles an hour over the speed limit and not having proper car insurance. Defendant was fined $200 and ordered to pay $260 in court costs.

    Nathanael C. Farmham was found guilty by the Los Alamos Municipal Court of failing to display a proper registration plate. Defendant was fined $25 and ordered to pay $65 in court costs.

    Kelly C. Gallagher was found guilty by the Los Alamos Municipal Court of speeding 11 to 15 miles an hour over the speed limit. Defendant was fined $75 and ordered to pay $65 in court costs.
    April 11

    Alan P. Langdon was found guilty by the Los Alamos Municipal Court of speeding 11 to 15 miles an hour over the speed limit. He was fined $75 and ordered to pay $65 in court costs.

  • On The Docket 04-02-14

    Derived from Los Alamos Municipal and Magistrate Court records:
    Correction: In last week’s “On the Docket” Diedre N. Freer was accidently mentioned more than once for the same incident because of a reporting error.
    March 26

    Antonio G. Santos pleaded no contest in Los Alamos Municipal Court to one count of failure to pay, three counts of failing to appear in court, one count of not having a proper chauffeur’s license and one count of failing to obey a traffic signal. The defendant was fined $350 and ordered to pay $395 in court costs.

    Christopher A. Bucher was found guilty by the Los Alamos Municipal Court of speeding six to 10 miles and hour over the speed limit and failure to pay. He was fined $100 and ordered to pay $92 in court costs.
    March 27

    Zhiquiang Ji was found guilty by the Los Alamos Municipal Court of speeding 11 to 15 miles an hour over the speed limit. Defendant was fined $75 and ordered to pay $65 in court costs.

    Arturo Espinoza was found guilty by the Los Alamos Municipal Court of speeding six to 10 miles an hour over the speed limit and not having proof of car insurance. he was fined $150 and ordered to pay $130 in court costs.

  • On The Docket 03-26-14

    Records derived from Los Alamos Municipal and Magistrate Court.
    March 19

    Agatha E. Marquez was found guilty by the Los Alamos Municipal Court of speeding one to five miles an hour over the speed limit in a school zone. Defendant was fined $30 and ordered to pay $65 in court costs.
    March 20

    Lucia E. Moulton was found guilty by the Los Alamos Municipal Court of failing to yield/stop at a sign. Defendant was fined $50 and ordered to pay $65 in court costs.

    La Leng was found guilty by the Los Alamos Municipal Court of speeding six to 10 miles an hour in a school zone. Defendant was fined $100 and ordered to pay $65 in court costs.

    Jennifer Fuseller was found guilty by the Los Alamos Municipal Court of failing to display current, valid registration while parked. Defendant was fined $50.

    Deidre N. Freer was found guilty by the Los Alamos Municipal Court of speeding six to 10 miles an hour over the speed limit. Defendant was fined $50 and ordered to pay $65 in court costs.

    Christopher Stubben was found guilty by the Los Alamos Municipal Court of failing to display current, valid registration while parked. Defendant was fined $50.

    March 21

  • Charges dropped against jailer

    The Santa Fe District Attorney’s office has dropped its domestic violence case against Kevin Trujillo, a jailer at the Los Alamos Police Department.
    Marc Edwards, Trujillo’s attorney, said the decision came after a lengthy interview with the victim in the case.
    “I can’t speak for the DA’s office, but the notice to me that it wasn’t going to prosecuted came after a lengthy interview with the alleged victim,” Edwards said.
    The assistant district attorney in charge of reviewing the case, Michael Nuñez, said there were two reasons why they decided not to pursue the case.
    “Based on the facts, evidence, further investigation and the fact that the victim did not wish us to proceed, we believe this was not a case we could successfully prosecute,” Nuñez said.
    Trujillo was charged with aggravated battery (deadly weapon, third-degree felony) upon a household member last year in August in Rio Arriba County Magistrate Court.
    According to court documents, the charges came to light when emergency room doctors at Presbyterian Hospital in Española contacted police over an injured person in their care. Doctors told police a bone break, located in the patient’s upper left arm, seemed suspicious, in that it could not have happened through falling down.

  • On The Docket 03-21-14

    Records are derived from Los Alamos Municipal and Magistrate Court:

    March 12

    Kermit Short was found guilty by the Los Alamos Municipal Court of not having a valid registration while parked. Defendant was fined $50.

    Brian Glover was found guilty by the Los Alamos Municipal Court of speeding 11 to 15 mph over the speed limit. Defendant was fined $75 and ordered to pay $65 in court costs.
    March 13

    Reuben L. Salazar was found guilty by the Los Alamos Municipal Court of speeding six to 10 mph over the speed limit. Defendant was fined $50 and ordered to pay $65 in court costs.

    Tristan R. Hill was found guilty by the Los Alamos Municipal Court of failing to yield or stop at a sign. Defendant was fined $50 and ordered to pay $65 in court costs.

    Jared Crochet was found guilty by the Los Alamos Municipal Court of having animals at large. Defendant was fined $25 and ordered to pay $60 in court costs.

    Sean Stanfield was found guilty by the Los Alamos Municipal Court of not having a valid registration while parked. Defendant was fined $50.
    March 17

    Marcos Perea was found guilty by the Los Alamos Magistrate Court of possession of marijuana or synthetic cannabinoids (one to eight ounces). Defendant was fined $50 and ordered to pay $148 in court costs.

  • Court makes way for meth suspect extradition

    The Los Alamos Magistrate Court has granted a request to release Rowena MacDonald into the custody of police in St. Louis County, Mo., once her case in district court here is resolved.
    MacDonald is being held in jail for allegedly holding a dealer’s drugs while he was allegedly trying to make a drug deal in White Rock.
    MacDonald’s attorney Kari Morrissey told Magistrate Judge Pat Casados that she is working to get her Los Alamos cases resolved so she can go back to Missouri as soon as possible. She also requested that MacDonald be placed on monitored release, while her Los Alamos case is completed.
    “It’s my belief that the court doesn’t have to hold Miss MacDonald in secure custody pending extradition,” she said. “ ... It seems to me that we’re dealing with someone who isn’t really a flight risk. ... It doesn’t seem really necessary.”
    She noted that while waiting to be extradited back to Missouri before, MacDonald was on an ankle bracelet and did not try to flee.

  • Fraud case suspects make court appearance

    Two suspects in a $50,000 computer fraud case made their first appearance in district court Wednesday.
    Ryan Roller, 31, already free on bond, was the first to appear. His $10,000 surety bond was simply carried over to the district court from magistrate, and he was told to stay in regular contact with the courts. District Court Judge Sheri Raphaelson has yet to set a hearing or a trial date for Roller or Fernando Rodriguez. Roller is being charged with third-degree felony conspiracy for his role in the crime.
    The other suspect, Fernando Rodriguez, also 31, is still in custody. At his hearing before the judge Wednesday, Rodriguez’ attorney, Bill Snowden, wanted it dropped to $15,000. District Attorney Kent Wahlquist urged Raphaelson to keep his bond at $30,000, cash-only.
    “Your honor, the defendant, all told, has two habitual offenses, and that adds four years to each of the counts of criminal information and he has six counts of criminal information. All told, he could be looking at a total of 48 years if these counts were to run consecutively, Walquist said. “... I think with the time he’s facing he is a flight risk.”
    Wahlquist said Rodriguez also just finished probation for other various misdemeanors as well.
    Snowden countered that Rodriguez had family in the area, and so flight risk was minimal.