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This was just sent out by the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office:

The Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office this morning received positive identification from the Office of the Medical Investigator of the body, located on county road 56C, in Santa Fe County. Fingerprints were used to identify the body as Oscar Ornelas 34 who was reported missing on May 7, 2012.   The Sheriff’s Office is investigating this as a homicide and is asking anyone with information to contact them at 505.428-3720.

Anyone with information that leads to an arrest in this case is eligible for a reward of up to $1000.  Callers should call Crime Stoppers (505) 955-5050 and will remain anonymous.


Just a heads up… The Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office says it will be conducting a DWI saturation patrol Saturday trying to hit the Cinco de Mayo party-goers around the Santa Fe area. More cops on the road looking specifically for drunk drivers.

From Santa Fe County Sheriff Robert Garcia’s office:

Santa Fe County Sheriff Robert Garcia announces that on Thursday, April 5th, 2012, the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting a DWI Check Point.  The Check Point will be setup in northern Santa Fe County, along the route of travel for the pilgrims who are participating in the pilgrimage to the Santuario de Chimayo.

The Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office will be assisted by officers from (more…)

CLICK TO ENLARGE -- From left: Cesar Barba-Villegas, Dolores Garcia and Jasbel Gonzalez were arrested Monday and charged with burglarizing the home of Dolores' grandparents. (Jail mug shots courtesy Santa Fe County jail).

Three teenagers were arrested Monday and charged with burglary according to a statement released by the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office.

One of the two homes the teens burglarized, police say, was the home of the grandparents of 19-year-old Dolores Garcia, one of the three arrested.

The Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office arrest three individuals suspected of breaking into two homes located within Santa Fe County, belonging to one of the suspects’ grandparents.

Dolores Garcia, age 19, her husband (more…)

The body of 24-year-old Joshua Valentine was found in Santa Fe on Sunday. (Courtesy photo)

The body of Joshua Valentine, who was 24 when he went missing around Dec. 19, was found by a hiker Sunday in an area between Seaton Village and Rancho Viejo.

The hiker contacted the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office, which reported Monday the remains were in fact Valentine, but have not said how he died. The Sheriff’s Office is awaiting the results of an autopsy to be conducted by the Office of the Medical Investigator in Albuquerque.

Capt. Adan Mendoza said there is no reason initially to suspect foul play.

From the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday afternoon:

The Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting a DWI Saturation Patrol the weekend of March 3rd, 2012.  Deputies will be patrolling the county looking for impaired drivers and stepping up enforcement of all traffic infractions.  Sheriff Robert A. Garcia would like to remind the motoring public NOT to Drink and Drive, obey the speed limit and make sure that every passenger in the vehicle is properly restrained with an appropriate passenger restraint device.


Crime reporter Nico Roesler had a story in Thursday’s New Mexican about the decline of property crime in the Santa Fe area (county and city property crime rates dropped) in 2011.

It would be crazy not to point out that while the decreases are great news for area residents, and certainly better than the alternative, the drop is based on comparing the numbers to the record high property crime reports in the city limits in 2010.

It’s all relative. The numbers still aren’t great, but (more…)

Arthur Anaya, 54. (mug shots courtest Santa Fe County jail)

From the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office this afternoon:

There is up to a $3,000.00 REWARD offered to anyone with information that leads us to an arrest of Arthur Anaya. Up to $2,000.00 will be offered from Crime Stoppers and a $1,000.00 is offered from the Sheriff’s Office.  To receive ANY amount of this reward you must call Crime Stoppers at 505-995-5050 or via the internet at or text “SANTAFE” plus the tip to 274637 (CRIMES)

Also, here is crime reporter Nico Roesler’s story as published in Thursday’s New Mexican in which he spoke with a family member of Anaya’s:

Victoriano Moises "Moe" Byrne Gonzales (Courtesy photo)

The funeral for Victoriano Moises “Moe” Byrne Gonzales, the 21-year-old preschool teacher and aspiring artist who was expecting the birth of his first child this week but was killed Friday in Pojoaque while trying to help a woman he saw getting beat up, will be Thursday morning at 11 a.m.

From his obituary:

Moises will forever be remembered and lives on in the spirits of his family and friends, especially in his fiancée and son to be, Zaidynn Moises Xander Byrne Gonzales.

A memorial fund under his name has been established at the State Employees Credit Union to help family with costs and also to help with his son, who is due to be born Thursday.

Here are some links, including to Byrne Gonzales’ obituary and guestbook:

Santa Fe Police apprehend one of two teenagers who escaped custody in downtown Santa Fe on Monday. (Courtesy photo from our media partner Gadi Schwartz at KOB-TV)

Police caught two teenage boys — 16-year-old Austin Serrano and 17-year-old Jordan Vigil — who Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Deputies say escaped custody while at the First Judicial District Courthouse in downtown Santa Fe.

The teens escaped custody of the Rio Arriba County Sheriff’s Office, which was in charge of transporting them to the courthouse.

The two teens, who police say were in tan jail jumpsuits and were barefoot for some reason, were tracked down — one by Santa Fe Police, one by New Mexico State Police — thanks in part to cops being able to track their footprints in the snow. There are reports of one residential and one auto burglary in the area at the time of their Monday afternoon escape. Police are investigating whether the teens were responsible.

Colleague Robert Nott will have a story for tomorrow’s New Mexican as I am off today and out of the office.

Thanks to media partner Gadi “On the Spot” for sharing the pic.