Workers deal with April truck crash at new road
repair at Las Huertas Creek crossing in Placitas
Bernalillo Sheriff John Paul Trujillo
Sheriff sues town of Bernalillo
Sheriff John Paul Trujillo sent a tort claim notice to the town
of Bernalillo on January 5. He is pursuing a lawsuit against the
town for slander, libel, defamation of character and intentional
infliction of emotional distress over a police report that accused
him of sexual impropriety during last fall’s election campaign.
The reports hint that Trujillo was engaged in some sort of unspecified
sexual contact with an unidentified female in the back seat of his
unmarked SUV in the parking lot of the Bernalillo Park and Ride.
Trujillo told Bernalillo police officers that he was conducting
a stakeout in relation to a drug investigation. He denied at the
time and at a subsequent press conference that there was a woman
in his SUV.
No woman was ever identified, no charges were filed, and no law
was broken, but the incident report filed by the police was released
to the media, and the story made headlines the next day.
Trujillo said the alleged incident was fabricated and politically
motivated. He accused the officer who made the report of working
for the campaign of his Republican opponent Doug Wood.
Trujillo told the Signpost on April 19 that the case is currently
in litigation and he could not comment. Bernalillo town attorney
George Perez said that the claim would be handled by the Municipal
Crime statistics from Bernalillo Police Department—March
—SUBMITTED BY FRED RADOSEVICH, CHIEF, BERNALILLO
• 93 Offense incident reports
• 16 Domestic violence (assault)
• 7 Burglaries
• 9 Thefts
• 6 Vandalism
• 6 DWI
• 82 Arrests
• 10 Domestic violence
• 3 Drug offenses
• 7 Liquor violations
• 46 Warrants
• 666 Traffic citations
• 259 Speeding
• 44 Stop sign
• 36 Suspended/revoked
• 59 No insurance
• 59 Seatbelt violations
• 36 Crash reports (accidents)
• 19 on Highway 550
• 3 on Highway 313
Ham Radio class offered
Sandoval County Amateur Radio Emergency Service (SCARES) is offering
a two-day class for anyone interested in obtaining their first Amateur
Radio license. The course will provide all of the information needed
to pass the technician class exam. Class times are 8:00 a.m. to
5:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 5, and 8:00 a.m. to noon on Sunday, May
6. At 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, volunteer examiners will be administering
exams for all levels of Amateur Radio licenses. The cost of the
class is $50, which includes books and the test fee. Both the class
and the testing session will be held in the Sandoval County Courthouse,
711 Camino del Pueblo, in Bernalillo.
Anyone not enrolled in the class but interested in taking a test
is requested to contact SCARES to make arrangements. The test-only
fee is $14.
With the FCC’s recent decision to change the Amateur Radio
rules and regulations, knowledge of Morse code is no longer a requirement
to earn a Ham Radio license.
For more information or to enroll in the class
or testing session, email SCARES at email@example.com
or call (505) 867-7622.