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Courts

  • On The Docket 07-09-14

    Records derived from Los Alamos Municipal and Magistrate Court:

    July 2

    Libby L. Lucero 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.

    July 3

    Roberto T. Aragon pled no contest to the Los Alamos Municipal Court of failing to properly display a current, valid registration plate, not having proper car insurance and not having a operator/chauffeur’s license. Defendant was fined $225 and ordered to pay $195 in court costs.

    July 7

    Carlos J. Padilla pled no contest to the Los Alamos Municipal Court for following too closely and causing a car accident. Defendant was ordered to pay $65 in court costs. Sentence deferred until Oct. 7.

    Arin McKenna pled no contest to the Los Alamos Municipal Court for failing to yield to a right-of-way at an intersection and causing an accident. Defendant was ordered to pay $65 in court costs. Sentence deferred until July 24.
    Ceten Unal was found guilty by the Los Alamos Muncipal Court of improper stopping, standing or parking. Defendant was fined $50.
     

  • On The Docket 06-25-14

    Records derived from Los Alamos Municipal and Magistrate Court:
    June 18

  • On The Docket 06-18-14

    Records derived from the Los Alamos Municipal and Magistrate Court:
    June 11

    Emelia Esquibel was found guilty by the Los Alamos Municipal Court of driving without seatbelts. Defendant was fined $25 and ordered to pay $27 in court costs.
    Defendant was also found guilty by the Los Alamos Municipal Court of three counts of failing to pay and/or appear. Defendant was fined $150 and ordered to pay $199 in court costs. In total Defendant was fined $175 and pay $226 in court costs.

    Kevin M Mertes 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.

    June 12

    Yvette A. Maes was found guilty by the Los Alamos Municipal Court of speeding 11 to 15 miles an hour over the speed limit and failing to pay court costs and/or fines. Defendant was ordered to pay a $25 fine and ordered to pay $130 in court costs. Defendant was sentenced to defensive driving school. Sentence deferred until Aug. 11.

    Micah Shawn Jakalewicz was found guilty by the Los Alamos Municipal Court of failing to display a current or valid registration plate and failing to appear in court. Defendant was fined $25 and ordered to pay $130 in court costs.

  • On The Docket 06-12-14

    Records derived from Los Alamos Magistrate and Municipal Court:
    June 5

    Kreig R. Peterson was found guilty by the Los Alamos Municipal Court of speeding 6 to 10 mph over the speed limit. Defendant was fined $50 and ordered to pay $65 in court costs.

    Andrew K. Brenner 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.

    Yvonne A. Martinez 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. She was also sentenced to defensive driving school. Sentenced deferred until Aug. 4.
    June 6

    Xiaodong Jiang was found guilty by the Los Alamos Municipal Court of improper stopping, standing, or parking. Defendant was fined $50.
    June 8

    Valerie N. Warthen was found guilty by the Los Alamos Municipal Court of speeding 6 to 10 mph over the speed limit. Defendant was fined $50 and ordered to pay $65 in court costs.
    June 9

    Prashant Jain was found guilty by the Los Alamos Municipal Court of failing to display current valid registration plate while parked. Defendant was fined $50.

  • Manzanares to hold fundraiser at Fuller Lodge

    While Rob Manzanares, the Los Alamos resident who made national headlines recently in his quest to get his 5-year-old daughter back after his ex-girlfriend had her illegally adopted by her brother and his family, has made great strides in accomplishing his goal, his fight is still not over.
    Manzanares is now preparing to mount an appeal in the Colorado courts that would eventually reunite him with his daughter permanently.
    And once again, the Los Alamos community is coming to his aid. Knowing that Manzanares has invested significant amounts of money ever since his legal battles began five years ago, a group of his fellow LANL employees have set a “Frito Pie Fundraiser” and raffle event for Father’s Day to help defray some of those costs.
    Called “Bring My Daughter Home,” the event will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at Fuller Lodge. Besides munching down on some Frito pies, ($5 minimum donation) there will also be chances to win raffle prizes. Two dollars for a ticket, or $6 for 10, may get you a chance to win a $50 Outback restaurant gift card or a hand-made wood bench as well as other prizes.

  • Shoplifting case heads to district court

    A March shoplifting incident that escalated into two counts of aggravated battery will be heading to district court.
    The case involves one person, Jorge Talamantes, who according to eyewitnesses, tried to steal jewelry from the Jemez House consignment shop in White Rock March 14.
    When witnesses saw what he was allegedly doing and confronted him, Talamantes put the jewelry back and allegedly tried to leave the store. One of the witnesses tried to prevent him from leaving, and he allegedly injured her with the door by pushing it up against her in an effort to get away.
    When he and his family made it out to his car, the same witness stood in back of his car while other witnesses tried to prevent him from leaving until police arrived.
    Talamantes then allegedly backed into the witness with his car, injuring her further before taking off.
    In court Thursday, Assistant District Attorney Kent Wahlquist laid out probable cause to Los Alamos County Magistrate Court Judge Pat Casados on why the case should go to district court. In his argument, he emphasized the injuries the witness sustained in the altercation.

  • On The Docket 06-04-14

    Records derived from the Los Alamos Municipal and Magistrate Court:
    May 28

    Jeremiah D. Morris was found guilty by the Los Alamos Municipal Court of failing to appear in court, failing to pay court fees and/or fines and failure to yield or stop at a traffic sign.
    Defendant was fined $150 and ordered to pay $157 in court costs.

    Scott Wallin was found guilty by the Los Alamos Municipal Court of abusing the restricted use of bus stop and taxi stands. Defendant was fined $50.
    May 29

    Christopher M. Wajda was found guilty by the Los Alamos Municipal Court of two counts of animals at large. Defendant was fined $500 and ordered to pay $120 in court costs.

    Victoria Sandoval was found guilty by the Los Alamos Municipal Court of having animals at large. Defendant was fined $50 and ordered to pay $60 in court costs.

    Dan Castille was found guilty by the Los Alamos Municipal Court of two counts of animals at large. Defendant was fined $50 and ordered to pay $120 in court costs.

    Larry Brito Jr. 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.

  • On The Docket 05-28-14

    Court records derived from Los Alamos Municipal Court and Magistrate Court:
    May 19

    Mary Diaz pled no contest in Los Alamos Magistrate Court to reckless driving. Defendant’s sentence was deferred until June 19 and was ordered to pay $81 in court costs. Defendant was also sentenced to 30 days of unsupervised probation.
    Probation conditions include: Defendant shall notify the court of any change of address within 48 hours. Defendant shall obey all federal, state and local laws. Upon successful completion of deferral conditions charge(s) will be dismissed. Deferral period shall be 30 days. Defendant shall refrain from receiving any other citations during the deferment period. If the defendant fails to comply with the requirements set forth, the deferment agreement shall be forfeited. Deferred fines will be imposed and citation(s) will be reported to the Department of Motor Vehicles accordingly. A bench warrant may be issued for the defendant’s arrest.

  • On The Docket 05-21-14

    Records derived from Los Alamos Municipal and Magistrate Court:

    May 13

    Moses Salazar was found guilty by the Los Alamos Magistrate Court of battery upon a household member. Defendant was sentenced to 364 days in jail with 85 days credit for time served, leaving nine months and six days to serve. Defendant was also sentenced to 364 days of supervised probation. Defendant was ordered to pay $73 in court costs.
    Probation conditions include: Defendant will meet with probation officers within seven days and maintain contact as instructed. Defendant will obey all laws and not be arrested, indicted, charged or convicted of any other offense. Defendant will comply with all court ordered conditions of probation. Defendant shall not possess or consume alcohol or enter a liquor establishment.
    The defendant must also commit to paying $25 a month probation fees to the Los Alamos Municipal Court, as well as enter and participate in a 52-week domestic violence class. Enrollment must be within 30 days. Defendant can complete the 52-week program in jail or after the release date.

  • Paul Martinez gets probation

    Paul Martinez, the Los Alamos youth who tried to cover up a bungled drug deal by saying he was mugged, was sentenced in magistrate court last week.
    Martinez was charged with making a false report about a violation of the criminal code. In court, he pleaded no contest to the charge and waived a jury trial.
    His attorney, Bill Snowden, asked Judge Pat Casados for leniency for his client.
    “He seems to have learned his lesson and is prepared to deal with his mistake in entering his no contest plea,” Snowden said. “Therefore, it seems appropriate he receive a sentence in the lower range.”
    Being there was no objection from the state, Martinez was sentenced to 364 days of supervised probation and 24 hours of community service. He must also pay $73 in court costs plus probation fees.
    When Casados asked Martinez if he was remorseful, Martinez said yes.
    “I’ve learned my lesson and I’m sorry, and I’ve got nothing else to say, your honor,” Martinez said.
    When Casados pressed him further about what lessons he learned, Martinez said, “That I’ll never lie — to lie to a county official, to a police officer again.”
    Casados also sentenced him to a year in jail, suspended.