New Mexico city rejects federal border security grant
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico city has rejected a grant of more than $48,000 that supports cooperation between local law enforcement and federal agents on security efforts along the...
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A knife-wielding shoplifting suspect in New Mexico accused of trying to steal a vehicle after stabbing store employees may have lost his eyesight because of injuries...
Maine shipyard starts new destroyer as another departs
BRUNSWICK, Maine (AP) — Navy shipbuilder Bath Iron Works celebrated construction of a new warship Friday with U.S. Sen. Susan Collins in attendance.
The ceremony marked the start of construction of the future USS Patrick Gallagher, an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer named for an Irish-born Marine who was awarded the Navy Cross. Later, another destroyer departed from the shipyard in Bath.
Video shows officers fatally shot man as he lunged for gun
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a man who led officers on a foot pursuit had several chances to put his gun down before being fatally shot by police.
The Las Cruces Sun-News reports Las Cruces Police Chief Patrick Gallagher said Thursday that Juan Angel Pinedo refused to listen to at least a dozen commands from officers before being shot Sept. 27.
Las Cruces chief worried about officer-involved shootings
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The Las Cruces police chief expressed concern about a recent string of police shootings in the southern New Mexico city, while deflecting some of the responsibility from officers.
Jeff Capel felt late father’s presence in deciding to become Pitt’s coach
Before he accepted the job as Pitt's basketball coach, Jeff Capel III wanted to be sure.
He wanted to do what his father — Jeff Capel Jr, who died in November after a year-long battle with ALS — would have done.
After a three-hour meeting Monday with Pitt chancellor Patrick Gallagher and athletic director Heather Lyke, Capel asked for more time.
"I want to sleep on it," he said. "I felt really good about it. My wife (Kanika) felt really good about it."
Capel ready for “daunting” task of rebuilding Pitt hoops
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jeff Capel's firing at Oklahoma seven years ago left him shaken. He found solace, security and peace as an assistant at Duke, soaking up everything coach, mentor and friend Mike Krzyzewski offered, no matter how mundane.
Over time, jobs would occasionally pop up. Capel would take a look but never really came close to leaving.
Then Capel spent three hours with Pitt athletic director Heather Lyke and chancellor Patrick Gallagher on Monday. And all the boxes were checked.
Newly anointed Mayor Alan Webber didn’t waste any time announcing his temporary solution for the vacancy at the top of the Santa Fe Police Department.
A day after being sworn in, Webber said Tuesday that Deputy Chief Andrew Padilla, an 18-year veteran of the department, will serve as acting chief until a permanent chief is installed.
NEW YORK (AP) — New York Sen. Charles Schumer says the next Navy destroyer will be named after U.S. Marine Cpl. Patrick Gallagher, an Irish immigrant from Long Island who died fighting in Vietnam.
The Democratic senator made the announcement at a news conference near the Intrepid museum on Monday.
Pitt chancellor responds to sexual harassment, discrimination allegations against communication department
University of Pittsburgh Chancellor Patrick Gallagher issued a letter to the Pitt community Wednesday in response to recent allegations of a long-standing culture of sexual harassment and discrimination in the Department of Communication.
Las Cruces hires Patrick Gallagher as its new police chief
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Las Cruces has hired Patrick Gallagher as its new police chief.
City Manager Stuart Ed announced the hiring Tuesday.
Santa Fe’s top cop may migrate south.
Police Chief Patrick Gallagher is in the running for the position of police chief in the city of Las Cruces.
“He is one of the finalists,” Las Cruces city spokesman Udell Vigil said Thursday.
Francis J. Gallagher, 96, Narberth resident and an operator of family taxicab service in Bala Cynwyd
Francis J. Gallagher, 96, who lived in Narberth and was the co-operator of a family-owned taxicab and limousine service in Bala Cynwyd for many years, died Sunday, Oct. 15, of heart failure at his home. Courtesy of the family Francis J. Gallagher
Along with his twin brother, Patrick J. Gallagher Jr., Mr. Gallagher ran the local transport company, Patrick Gallagher’s Sons Inc., from the mid-1940s until retiring in the 1990s.
Two weeks before a controversial re-enactment of Spanish conquistadors taking back the city from Pueblo Indians, Santa Fe’s police chief was so worried that a planned protest would spin out of control that he asked to put the New Mexico National Guard on alert.
University of Pittsburgh receives $30 million research grant
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Hillman Foundation is donating $30 million to the University of Pittsburgh over the next decade for cancer research.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/2xGR0bf ) the university and its affiliated hospital announced the gift Wednesday.
The Hillman Foundation had previously awarded the university $20 million in seed funding for cancer research.
Pitt Chancellor Patrick Gallagher is hopeful the gift will lead to new discoveries.
Police hope three-wheeled vehicles improve interaction with public
Police officers patrolling the Santa Fe Plaza just got a bit taller and faster by mounting three-wheeled vehicles that can reach speeds as fast as an average man can sprint, but without running out of wind.
Entrada protests last year prompted police to plan early for tensions
In early August, a month before the annual Fiesta de Santa Fe, top brass at the Santa Fe Police Department started to plan in earnest for the protests at last week’s Entrada, a controversial dramatization of European colonists reclaiming the city for the Spanish monarchy in 1692.
Two armed men whose faces were obscured by masks made away with a sport utility vehicle Friday night after the two men who had been riding in it pulled over on the frontage road of N.M. 599 to check a safety issue, the Santa Fe police chief said Saturday.
The gun-wielding carjackers also stole the wallets and cellphones of the victims after ordering them to the ground and kicking one of them, Chief Patrick Gallagher said. The incident occurred just after 9 p.m. Friday.
Police union leader put on desk duty after controversial Feb. Facebook post
The head of the Santa Fe police officers union was put on restricted desk duty Tuesday after Saturday’s racial violence in Charlottesville, Va., brought renewed attention to a cartoon image he had shared on Facebook in February that depicted a car running over protesters.
“All lives splatter,” was the headline on the image posted by Sgt. Troy Baker, an apparent reference to the Black Lives Matter movement that seeks to draw attention to police shootings of African-Americans.
A decision on whether to bring unmanned speed-monitoring vehicles back to Santa Fe streets will wait at least a month, the City Council decided Wednesday night, delaying a vote on reviving a traffic enforcement program that would employ radar- and camera-equipped SUVs to spot speeders and issue tickets.
In a trend that began last year, the number of alcohol-related crashes in Santa Fe continues to climb while the number of DWI arrests continues to fall, according to data released Thursday by the city police department. The situation prompted Santa Fe’s police chief to announce stepped-up efforts to curb drunken driving.
The department said officers responded to 30 alcohol-related crashes in the first three months of 2017, compared to 24 for the same period in 2016.
Noticing an uptick in car crashes and rollovers on N.M. 599 in the past few weeks, the Santa Fe Police Department assigned three officers to patrol the roughly 14-mile stretch for eight hours on Sunday.
The result: 55 citations, 40 of which were for speeding, Chief Patrick Gallagher said Sunday evening.
Santa Fe police arrested a man in his 20s after he allegedly stole a purse, slashed a person with a knife and stole a vehicle to get away, police Chief Patrick Gallagher said.
Gallagher said the suspect, who wasn’t immediately identified, led officers on a high-speed chase, which ended on N.M. 599 on the south side of town.
City officer resigns amid investigation into ‘obscene’ drawings on woman
A Santa Fe police officer under investigation over accusations that he drew what the police chief has called “obscene” and “inappropriate” images on a woman’s body during an off-duty house party with other law enforcement officers resigned Tuesday.
Officer Isaiah Anaya, who joined the Santa Fe Police Department in November 2014, submitted his resignation just before 2 p.m., effective immediately, police Chief Patrick Gallagher said in an interview at City Hall.
Santa Fe police Chief Patrick Gallagher said Monday he has ordered internal affairs investigations into whether the police union president and a second officer engaged in conduct unbecoming of an officer in separate and unrelated incidents.
Sgt. Troy Baker, head of the Santa Fe Police Officers Association, is under investigation for postings on his Facebook page that included comments about African-Americans, women, Muslims, immigrants and more, Gallagher said.
Adding new incentives for Santa Fe police officers to resist job offers from New Mexico’s largest city, which is trying to shore up the ranks of its police force with a recruiting campaign, could carry a hefty price tag for the capital city’s taxpayers.
Santa Fe Police Chief Patrick Gallagher on Tuesday outlined for the city Finance Committee several options that would sweeten the compensation for certified officers who might be tempted to switch uniforms.
Police suspect a Santa Fe man whose car T-boned a Chevrolet Cobalt at a south-side intersection, killing two men in the Cobalt, had been driving his BMW up to 70 mph before the Dec. 16 crash at Camino Carlos Rey and Plaza Verde.
A police affidavit for a search warrant filed in state District Court says Karimi Mansoor, 38, drove past a stop sign when he hit the other vehicle, killing Ian Sweatt, 33, and Christopher Bryant, 30, both of Santa Fe.
Police sergeant placed on desk duty after rescinding resignation
A Santa Fe police sergeant on probation for harassing a department paralegal who testified against a second officer remains on the force but will be placed on desk duty and face disciplinary action, Chief Patrick Gallagher said Tuesday.
Gallagher said Charles Lujan had rescinded his resignation, which he was permitted to do under the city’s personnel rules.
Santa Fe officer accused of harassment reportedly resigns
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Officials say a Santa Fe police sergeant on probation for threatening a paralegal has resigned, though the officer say otherwise.
The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/2ilpeHU ) that Santa Fe Police Chief Patrick Gallagher said Wednesday that Sgt. Charles Lujan resigned a day after an internal investigation into the threat allegation was completed.
Santa Fe officer on probation over threat resigns from force
A Santa Fe police sergeant on probation for threatening a paralegal who had testified last year in a time card fraud case against a former officer has resigned from the department.
A week before leaving office, District Attorney Jennifer Padgett cleared four law enforcement officers in the shooting death of a Mora man who she said was struck from behind by four bullets after he pointed a gun at officers when a high-speed car chase ended in a foot pursuit south of Santa Fe.
Santa Fe police say two men died after the vehicle they were traveling in was T-boned by another vehicle at the intersection of Camino Carlos Rey and Plaza Verde around 8:20 p.m. Friday.
Police identified the victims as Ian Swett, 33, and Christopher Bryant, 30, both of Santa Fe. Karimi Mansoor, 38, of Santa Fe was driving the other vehicle, police say.
Santa Fe police say they are investigating the killing of an unidentified man whose body was found by officers near the intersection of Don Gaspar Avenue and Water Street in the downtown area.
Police Chief Patrick Gallagher said officers responded to a call about shots fired at 12:30 a.m. Saturday. When police arrived at the scene, they found the man’s body, he said.
Gallagher said the victim hasn’t been identified yet.
Santa Fe officers to get refresher course on marijuana laws
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Santa Fe Police Department plans to give its officers a refresher course on a municipal law that makes possession of small amounts of marijuana the lowest law enforcement priority in the city.
The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/2fUvqos) that the refresher is coming after City Councilor Joseph Maestas told police Chief Patrick Gallagher that officers should apply the ordinance over state law.
A policy in the city of Santa Fe that shields undocumented immigrants from deportation has been in the national spotlight this week as Mayor Javier Gonzales became the face and voice of sanctuary cities in interviews with Fox News, CNN and National Public Radio.