William Ryan Skelton
Police search for museum robbery suspect

Los Alamos Police issued an arrest warrant for a suspect in the Sept. 25 robbery of the Los Alamos Historical Museum.
Police are looking for William Ryan Skelton, 30. According to police, Skelton is 5-feet, 11-inches tall and weighs 170 pounds. He’s been charged with larceny and criminal damage to property.
At about 3:30 p.m. Sept. 25, museum officials reported a robbery at the museum, where the museum’s donation box had been broken into.
The police department is urging the public to report any sightings of Skelton to LA Crime stoppers at 662-8282. The suspect was last seen driving a blue 1994 single cab Toyota truck bearing New Mexico plate number NGM286.
According to the arrest warrant, police tracked the suspect on the day of the robbery to the Totavi gas station at the foot of the “main hill” off NM 501. Police sighted the suspect, and the suspect also saw the police, according to a report.
“The male in the white t-shirt and blue jeans looked right at me and I saw his facial expression was scared,” said one of the officers in a statement found in court documents. “He ran to his truck and started the engine.”

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