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They won’t say exactly when or where, but the Santa Fe Police Department will be conducting a DWI checkpoint this weekend.

Here is their emailed news release from Monday morning:

As part of the ongoing efforts to keep Santa Fe roads and streets safe, the Santa Fe Police Department will conduct a Sobriety Checkpoint the weekend of July 28th. Driving under the influence is a crime. Anyone caught driving under the influence will be arrested, their automobile may be seized and they will incur significant costs included legal bills.


Adrian Ordonez-Flores (2008 jail mug shout from the Santa Fe County jail)

Authorities in Minnesota arrested a Santa Fe man early Monday and authorities say he’s the last defendant to be apprehended in a 14-person cocaine operation bust announced last week at a joint press conference involving the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the FBI, New Mexico State Police, Santa Fe Police Department and the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office.

Here is an email news release announcing Monday’s arrest, sent by FBI spokesman Frank Fisher out of Albuquerque:

A man being sought after a joint law enforcement operation in Santa Fe County last week apprehended several individuals allegedly tied to cocaine trafficking has been arrested in Minnesota.

Adrian Ordonez-Flores, 25, of Santa Fe, was arrested without incident early Monday (7/2/12) by FBI Special Agents in Burnsville, Minn., approximately 15 miles south of Minneapolis.

Ordonez-Flores was (more…)

[Video courtesy Santa Fe Police Department]

Nicole Castellano, the 42-year-old who earlier this month lost her Democratic primary bid for the state Senate District 39 seat, was arrested Friday and charged with aggravated DWI and resisting an officer.

Police on Monday released the arrest video and audio.

The video shows her (more…)

Santa Fe Police Officer Jon Lopez, 30. (Mug shot courtesy Santa Fe County jail)

Santa Fe police late Sunday confirmed Patrol Officer Jon Lopez was arrested earlier in the evening on a domestic violence offense.

Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Deputies on Sunday arrested the 30-year-old Lopez, who lives in Santa Fe. The three-year veteran of the force was booked into the Santa Fe County jail at 9:06 p.m. and charged with battery against a household member and interfering with communications, according to an online jail database. Lopez was being held without bond as of late Sunday.

It is unclear what exactly (more…)

From the Santa Fe Police Department.

As you all know the door-to-door solicitors seem to be in town. They MUST HAVE a City of Santa Fe Business license to be conducting business within the city limits. I would strongly suggest that if any solicitors come to your house and they don’t appear to be legitimate (have no business license, materials, cards, etc.), or just seem suspicious in any way call the (more…)


Video courtesy Santa Fe Police of a 75-year-old man getting clipped by a Santa Fe Trails city bus on Tuesday morning. The man is OK. (CLICK HERE for story)

Video by Nico Roesler/The New Mexican

Santa Fe police on Wednesday bade Luis Aguilar walk the gauntlet with waiting reporters outside after he was arrested and charged with multiple burglary-related crimes. Police say a DNA match from blood found at one 2010 and one 2011 burglary linked Aguilar to those crimes leading to Wednesday’s charges.

Jail records show Aguilar, 29, has been arrested 16 times on property crime offenses since 2007, often times having his case dismissed when his mental competency to stand trial was challenged in court.

Here is a link to an article from Nico Roesler with more info on Aguilar’s arrest:

Santa Fe Police Officers Association logo.

Santa Fe police and the city administration are no longer at an impasse following Tuesday night’s vote by the Santa Fe Police Officers Association to ratify a new labor contract.

Police were the final holdout in a round of labor negotiations with the city’s three employee unions ordered by the City Council in budget approvals for the fiscal year that ends June 30.

Wages are not affected by the contract change, but police union workers agreed to give up some incentives and other benefits.

Police union President Adam Gallegos said union members who voted at an emergency meeting favored the contract by a margin of nearly 3-to-1.

(Above text originally posted Tuesday on

CLICK TO ENLARGE (Photos courtesy Santa Fe County jail)

Suspected speed SUV shooter Scott R. Powell, 63, was booked into the Santa Fe County jail on Friday afternoon after a bizarre morning that included a chase around downtown Santa Fe.

Here are some links to coverage:

And here is the infamous original shooting video:

From city reporter Julie Ann Grimm posted Wednesday online and published in a print article on Thursday:

The Santa Fe police union and city management have come to an agreement that leaders say could end a negotiation impasse and avoid arbitration hearings scheduled for next week.

Members of the union were expected to vote on the proposal Tuesday. If they and the City Council approve, the deal would result in changes to the Santa Fe Police Officers Association’s current labor contract with the city.

Wages wouldn’t fall, but officers represented by the union no longer would be eligible for some incentives, including part of leave packages for military service and bereavement.

“The POA is pleased to have reached a tentative agreement and is ready to work with the city of Santa Fe administration,” said a statement issued by union President Adam Gallegos. “Together, we will all continue to work hard on public safety for Santa Fe. The POA is ready to press forward with our ongoing commitment to reduce crime and make this the safest community possible.”

For the full article, here is the link: