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Public Safety

  • Police Beat 9-4-15

    Police Beat items are compiled from public information contained in Los Alamos Police Department Records. Charges or citations listed in Police Beat do not imply innocence or guilt. The Los Alamos Police Department uses the term “arrest” to define anyone who has been physically arrested, served a court summons, or issued a citation.

    Aug. 27

    7:58 a.m. — Javier Medrano-Duarte, 32, of Los Alamos, was arrested on a charge of concealing identity at the corner of Barranca Road and El Conejo.

    Aug. 28

    2:22 p.m. — A 59-year-old Los Alamos woman reported to police she was the victim of an accident with injuries on San Ildefonso Road.

    4:36 p.m. — Koby Leeches, 18, of Los Alamos, was arrested on a charge of shoplifting (less than $100) at 751 Trinity Dr.

    Aug. 29

    1:30 p.m. — Melissa Gurule, 39, of Rio Rancho, was arrested on a Magistrate Court bench warrant at the Los Alamos police station.

    Aug. 30

    4 p.m. — Francisco Quintero, 27, of Hernandez, was arrested on a charge of unlawful use of a license on East Jemez Road.

    Aug. 31

    9:54 a.m. — A 56-year-old Los Alamos woman reported to police she was the victim of an accident with no injuries on the corner of East Jemez Road and N.M. 4.

    Sept. 1

  • Fire department adds two vehicles to fleet

    The LAFD had a “push-in” ceremony at White Rock Station No. 3 for two new additions to its fleet.
    The LAFD pushed in two trucks, one designed to deal with emergencies involving hazardous materials within the county and the other an aerial ladder truck designed to put fires out in multi-level structures. One is named “Hazmat 1” and the other will be known as “Truck 3.”
    Hazmat 1 is manufactured by the E-ONE company. Known as a “toolbox on wheels,” the truck is designed with many top, side and bottom compartments for tools and equipment.
    Los Alamos National Laboratory has a similar truck. As part of a cooperative agreement with LANL, the Los Alamos Fire Department was required to have its own Hazmat truck, as well.
    As with all units within the LAFD fleet, the hazmat truck and the aerial ladder truck were purchased by the U.S. Department of Energy. The hazmat truck comes equipped with chemical and gas detection equipment, equipment to help dam and clean up spills, as well as different types of hazmat suits for the crew to designed to deal with any type of spill.
    According to LAFD Chief Troy Hughes, Hazmat One was designed to complement LANL’s own hazmat vehicle.

  • Police respond to 5 reports of violent crimes

    Los Alamos Police Department reported 30 larceny reports in the county in the second quarter of 2015.
    LAPD put out its second quarter crime statistics Thursday. According to the police, there were five violent crime reports — crimes involving homicide, rape, aggravated assault or aggravated burglary — in the second quarter of the year, a slight increase from this time last year.
    According to the police, offenses reported as crime statistics are determined by the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report Program. Offenses are classified as crimes against persons or crimes against property.
    LAPD responded to a total of 44 part one offense complaints between April and June, which was down by nearly half from the same period in 2014.
    Of the violent crimes, four of the five were classified as aggravated assault. There was one reported rape case in the county in the second quarter.
    While the larceny category — defined as the unlawful taking of goods from another person — was by far the most active category last quarter, there was also a significant drop in the total number, from 64 reported cases a year ago to 30 in 2015.
    It was also a slight drop from the first quarter of 2015, when 37 cases were reported to police.
    In 2014, there was a total of 80 part one crimes responded to by police.

  • Police Beat 8-30-15

    Police Beat items are compiled from public information contained in Los Alamos Police Department Records. Charges or citations listed in Police Beat do not imply innocence or guilt. The Los Alamos Police Department uses the term “arrest” to define anyone who has been physically arrested, served a court summons, or issued a citation.

    Aug. 20

    9:39 a.m. — Police reported that an 80-year-old Los Alamos man was the victim of an accident with no injuries on Aztec Avenue.

    Aug. 21

    8:39 a.m. — Police reported that a 67-year-old Los Alamos man was a victim of criminal damage to property (less than $1,000) at Rover Boulevard.

    5:30 p.m. — Fernando Trujillo, 23, of Española was arrested through a district court warrant. The original charge was possession of a controlled substance at N.M. 502 June 17.

    9:46 p.m. — A 35-year-old Los Alamos woman reported to police that she was the victim of a larceny (over $500, less than $2,500) at Hawk Drive.

    Aug. 22

    10:50 a.m. — John Guitterrez, 33 of Cordova was arrested for possession of marijuana (less than one ounce) at the intersection of 47th Street and Trinity Drive.

  • Restaurant inspections 8-26-15

    Española
    La Tiendita Del Paisa — Meat market , 1452 Santa Cruz Road
    Date Inspected: Aug. 14
    Violations: Five high-risk violations. Ice condensation dripping onto unwrapped food in display unit. Unwrapped food stored on surfaces with particle accumulation in display unit. Particle accumulation on band saw and slicer. Toxic chemicals stored above three-compartment sink. Paint stored in food prep area below slicer. Four moderate-risk violations. Unwrapped food (meat) held in display refrigerator and freezer. Cockroach and flies observed in a facility, must have facility serviced. Band slicer is cracked with duct tape. Heavy ice condensation in display refrigerator and open top chest freezer.  Two low-risk violations. Missing floor tiles in meat market service area exposes  unsealed concrete. Particle accumulation on ceiling in meat market service area.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. Meat market not in operation at time of inspection. Follow up from Aug. 31.

    La Tiendita Del Paisa — Deli , 1452 Santa Cruz Road
    Date Inspected: Aug. 14

  • Police Beat 8-21-15

    Police Beat items are compiled from public information contained in Los Alamos Police Department Records. Charges or citations listed in Police Beat do not imply innocence or guilt. The Los Alamos Police Department uses the term “arrest” to define anyone who has been physically arrested, served a court summons, or issued a citation.

    Aug. 13
    12:30 a.m. — Jayne Sizemore, 50, of Los Alamos was arrested for marijuana possession (less than one ounce) in the 2000 block of Trinity Drive.

    9:15 a.m. — Shane Perkins, 38, of Los Alamos, was arrested through a district court warrant at the Los Alamos police department. The original charge was criminal sexual penetration of a minor on July 23, 2015.

    5:05 p.m. — A 62-year-old Albuquerque reported to police that she was the victim of fraud (more than $250, less than $1,500) on Trinity Drive.

    6:08 p.m. — A 44-year-old woman reported to police that she was the victim of a larceny, (less than $250) at North Mesa Road.

    7:54 p.m. — A 58-year-old Los Alamos man reported to police he was a victim of tailgating at the intersection of Oppenheimer Drive and following too closely.

    Aug. 14
    8:19 a.m. — Tiffany Ortiz, 31 of Española was arrested on a charge of unsafe speeding/basic rule on East Jemez Road.

  • Police issue statement to parents

    Los Alamos Police Department issued a statement this afternoon in response to some local children being reported missing earlier this week.
    According to the statement, the LAPD is encouraging parents to ensure their children’s safety in between school and home.
    “LAPD recommends that if their children are using the Atomic City Buses for school transportation, that the parents ride with their children on the bus for a couple of days to ensure the kids know where to get on and off the buses at and which buses to transfer to,” the statement read. “This is very important for new time riders to the Atomic City Bus system, as the routes can be confusing for young children.”
    LAPD is asking parents to remind children about basic bus and traffic safety, such as crossing the street and being aware of their surroundings.
    It is also recommended by police “that parents convey to their children that if their child does not feel comfortable ridding the bus, to stay at school and wait for their ride to come pick them up.

  • Police Beat 8-15-15

    Police Beat items are compiled from public information contained in Los Alamos Police Department Records. Charges or citations listed in Police Beat do not imply innocence or guilt. The Los Alamos Police Department uses the term “arrest” to define anyone who has been physically arrested, served a court summons, or issued a citation.

    Aug. 6

    1 a.m. — Jurgen Schmdit, 53, of Los Alamos, was arrested on a charge of assault upon a peace officer, at the 3900 block of West Road.

    6:04 p.m. — Maya Dillane, 21, of Los Alamos, was arrested on a Magistrate Court bench warrant on the 1000 block of Piñon Loop.

    7:19 p.m. — Aleah Stahl, 34, of Los Alamos, was arrested on a Magistrate Court bench warrant on the 1300 block of Sage Loop.

    Aug. 7

    2:13 p.m. — An unidentified person reported they were a victim of accident with no injuries at the corner of Trinity Drive and Diamond Drive.

    8:40 p.m. — Bernardo Jaramillo, 36, of Española, was arrested on a Magistrate Court bench warrant at the Los Alamos police station.

    Aug. 8

    8:34 a.m. — A 34-year-old Los Alamos woman reported she was the victim of bites on Kayenta Drive.

  • CodeRED keeps LA residents informed

    Los Alamos County used its CodeRED System for White Rock residents during the July 31 search for a juvenile whom local police believed was armed and had allegedly shot at a parked car.
    The county said last week that the system worked as it was supposed to but believed, after using it during the incident, many people don’t know about the system.
    For information purposes, the county published more information about CodeRED and what it is designed to do.
    The system is a free emergency notification system used to inform resident about emergency information, such as a possible public safety issue.
    Those may include AMBER alerts, emergency preparedness, wildfires, public health crisis, criminal activity, notifications of hazardous traffic or road conditions, advisories or evacuation notices.
    Residents are notified through telephone, text messages and social media regarding such emergency notifications.
    According to the county, its CodeRED database includes information from several different public databases, including local and regional phone books. However, the county warned residents about assuming their contact information was already contained in the county’s database.
    Instead, safety officials urged residents to register for the system if they weren’t sure they had already done so.

  • Police Beat 8-7-15

    Police Beat items are compiled from public information contained in Los Alamos Police Department Records. Charges or citations listed in Police Beat do not imply innocence or guilt. The Los Alamos Police Department uses the term “arrest” to define anyone who has been physically arrested, served a court summons, or issued a citation.

    July 30
    3:18 p.m. — Holly Bates, 45, of Los Alamos was arrested through a magistrate court bench warrant in the 100 block of Longview. The original charge was forgery on Rover Boulevard on Dec. 12, 2014.

    4:41 p.m. — Stephanie Chavez, 52, of Los Alamos was arrested for criminal trespass at the Los Alamos police station.

    July 31
    6:46 a.m. –– A 15-year-old Los Alamos boy was arrested for shooting at or from a motor vehicle on Grand Canyon Road.

    Aug. 1
    4:56 p.m. — Michael Miller, 19, of Los Alamos was arrested on a charge of graffiti at Central Avenue.

    8:10 p.m. — Savannah Chacon, 18, of Chimayo was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia at the intersection of East Jemez and West Jemez Road.

    8:10 p.m. — McKenna Archuleta, 18, of Albuquerque was arrested for possession of marijuana (less than one ounce) at the intersection of East Jemez and West Jemez Road.