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Public Safety

  • Charges filed by LA ex-wife

    A Chimayó man was recently charged with harassing and stalking his ex-wife, who lives in Los Alamos, according to court documents.
    Davy, J. Sparks, 42, was charged with using a telephone to “terrify, intimidate, threaten, annoy or offend” his victim.
    The victim told police that Jones allegedly made threats to her that made her think her life was was in danger.
    “(The victim) said Sparks “told her he was going to put a bullet in her head if he sees her,” according to a statement in the court document. “She also stated he told her she better watch herself because he will blow her f---ing head off.” The call was reported to be made from his cell phone.
    Sparks’ case is set for a non-jury trial at 1 p.m. June 1.

  • Police Beat 5-1-15

    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, server a court summons, or issued a citation.

    April 23

    7:44 a.m. — A 54-year-old Abiquiu man said to police he was a victim of a car burglary on Rose Street.

    11:19 a.m. — Victor Martinez, 31, of Los Alamos was arrested through a magistrate court bench warrant at the Los Alamos Police Department. The original charge was aggravated driving while intoxicated, (refusal to submit to chemical testing) at Arkansas Avenue on Jan. 25.

    11:48 a.m. — Alicia Martinez, 29, of Los Alamos was arrested through a magistrate court bench warrant at the Los Alamos Police Department.

    4:12 p.m. — Cody Sowers, 27, of Jemez Springs was arrested through a misdemeanor warrant from another jurisdiction at the Los Alamos police department. The original charge was criminal damage to property committed on July 31, 2012.

    5:03 p.m. — A 31-year-old Los Alamos woman was involved in an accident with injuries at the intersection of East Road and Trinity Drive, according to police.

  • Morrow sentenced to 10 years for child pornography

    ALBUQUERQUE — Kyle Morrow, 30, of Los Alamos, was sentenced this morning in federal court to 120 months in federal prison followed by 10 years of supervised release for possession of a visual depiction of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct.
    Morrow will be required to register as a sex offender after completing his prison sentence, according to the Department of Justice.
    Morrow was arrested on federal child pornography charges on March 7, 2014, based on a criminal complaint alleging possession of child pornography.
    At the time of his arrest, Morrow was residing in a halfway house in Albuquerque as he was transiting from a federal prison for a prior child pornography conviction.
    According to the criminal complaint, FBI initiated an investigation into Morrow after staff at the halfway house found child pornography on his cellular phone and confiscated the phone. The FBI seized Morrow’s phone in February 2014 pursuant to a search warrant and submitted the phone for forensic examination by the New Mexico Regional Forensic Laboratory.
    A forensic examination revealed that Morrow’s phone contained more than 1,000 images consistent with child pornography.

  • Ice cream recalls raise questions about cause

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Major recalls from two well-known ice cream companies due to the discovery of listeria bacteria raise questions about how the pathogen could have contaminated multiple ice cream manufacturing plants — and whether the discoveries are related.
    Blue Bell Creameries of Texas and Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams of Ohio — extremely popular brands in their home states — took all their products off shelves this week. Blue Bell ice cream is linked to 10 illnesses in four states, including three deaths. There are no known illnesses linked to the Jeni’s recall, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
    The recalls are unusual: Listeria is rarely found in ice cream because it can’t grow at freezing temperatures.
    “At this time, the FDA does not believe that the finding of listeria in one sample of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams is related to the outbreak and recall associated with Blue Bell Ice Cream,” said Food and Drug Administration spokesman Jeff Ventura. “We are continuing to investigate both situations and will provide updated information to consumers as we learn more.”

  • Restaurant inspections 4-23-15

    White Rock
    Bandelier Grill, 11 Sherwood Blvd.
    Date Inspected: March 26
    Violations: Five moderate-risk violations. Cutting board needs to be replaced. Hood/vents need to be cleaned. Can opener, slicer, dicer has food product. Ice scoop not in appropriate storage receptacle. Need thermometer in fridge and freezer. Five low-risk violations. Walls need to be cleaned. Employees need hair restraints. Boxes on floor must be 6 inches off the floor. Lights need to be cleaned. Inadequate lighting.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.
    Española
    Carniceria Ortega, 811 C. North Riverside Dr.
    Date Inspected: March 5
    Violations: Two moderate-risk violations. Particle accumulation on non-food contact surfaces including storage door handles, storage counter, storage racks, along corners of wall/ floor. Batch code not identified on final packaged products. Two low-risk violations. Food on the floor in freezer. Missing ceiling tiles above vent hood.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.

    Sonic Drive-In, 809 S. Riverside Dr.
    Date Inspected: March 6
    Violations: None
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.

    Wendy’s, 1610 N. Riverside Dr.
    Date Inspected: March 17

  • Restaurant inspections 4-23-15

    White Rock
    Bandelier Grill, 11 Sherwood Blvd.
    Date Inspected: March 26
    Violations: Five moderate-risk violations. Cutting board needs to be replaced. Hood/vents need to be cleaned. Can opener, slicer, dicer has food product. Ice scoop not in appropriate storage receptacle. Need thermometer in fridge and freezer. Five low-risk violations. Walls need to be cleaned. Employees need hair restraints. Boxes on floor must be 6 inches off the floor. Lights need to be cleaned. Inadequate lighting.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.
    Española
    Carniceria Ortega, 811 C. North Riverside Dr.
    Date Inspected: March 5
    Violations: Two moderate-risk violations. Particle accumulation on non-food contact surfaces including storage door handles, storage counter, storage racks, along corners of wall/ floor. Batch code not identified on final packaged products. Two low-risk violations. Food on the floor in freezer. Missing ceiling tiles above vent hood.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.

    Sonic Drive-In, 809 S. Riverside Dr.
    Date Inspected: March 6
    Violations: None
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.

    Wendy’s, 1610 N. Riverside Dr.
    Date Inspected: March 17

  • Restaurant Inspections 4-16-15

    White Rock
    The Rosebud Café, 35 Rover Blvd., Suite G
    Date Inspected: March 20
    Violations: None
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.
    Santa Fe
    Harry’s Roadhouse, 9613 Old Las Vegas Hwy
    Date Inspected: March 3
    Violations: All high-risk violations corrected.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. Follow up from previous inspection. No follow up required.

    Vinaigrette, 709 Don Cubero Alley
    Date Inspected: March 9
    Violations: One high-risk violation. Hot food items are not being cooled down properly before refrigeration. Two moderate-risk violations. AdvantEdge refrigerator door areas are messy. Bulk food containers are not labeled. Two low-risk violations. The walls by the hand sink in the employee restroom are cracked. Boxes of paper towels were stored on the floor in the employee restroom.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. Follow up required on March 18.

    Pizza Centro Inc., 3470 Zafarano Dr.
    Date Inspected: March 10
    Violations: One moderate-risk violation. One of the bulk food containers. One low-risk violation. The walls surrounding the three-compartment sink are stained, cracked and some areas have holes.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.

  • Police Beat 4-10-15

    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, server a court summons, or issued a citation.

    April 2

    7:37 a.m. — A 16-year-old woman reported she was the victim of careless driving on East Jemez Road.

    10:37 p.m. — A runaway was reported on Orange Street.

    April 3

    12:12 p.m. — An 18-year-old Los Alamos woman reported she was the victim of criminal damage to property (less than $1,000) on Paige Loop.

    9:22 p.m. — Robert Rodriguez, 24, of Española, was arrested on a District Court warrant at Los Alamos Police Department.

    10:46 p.m. — Jose Sanchez Morales, 18, was arrested on possession of marijuana (more than 1 ounce) at 20th Street and Trinity Drive.

    April 6

    11:48 a.m. — Christopher Cruze, 26, of Española, was arrested on a Magistrate Court bench warrant at the Los Alamos Police Department.

    3:34 p.m. — Arturo Houston, 32, of Española, was arrested on a Magistrate Court bench warrant at Los Alamos Police Department.

    April 7

  • Restaurant inspections 4-9-15

    Los Alamos
    Cottonwood on the Greens, 4244 Diamond Dr.
    Date Inspected: March 10, 2015
    Purpose of Inspection: Opening
    Violations: None
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.
    Santa Fe
    Drury Plaza Hotel Inn, 228 East Palace Ave.
    Date Inspected: Feb. 25
    Violations: Two high-risk violations. Ice scoop outside of dish washable container. No paper towels at hand washing station. One moderate-risk violation. Dishes in storage area have dust build up.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. Follow up required in one month.

    Eloisa Catering, 228 East Palace Ave.
    Date Inspected: Feb. 25
    Violations: Four high-risk violations. No HACP plan for fermented, dehydrated and pickled foods. No thermometer labels/ temp strips for dishwasher. Service containers stored under drain lines. Chemical bottle has no label. One moderate-risk violation. Food buildup on floor, sink, under dishwashing machine.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. Follow up required in one week.

    Santa Fe Probiotics, 1730 Camino Carlos Rey
    Date Inspected: Feb. 25
    Violations: One low-risk violation. Food establishment permit was not posted.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.

  • Restaurant inspections 4-2-15

    Los Alamos
    Aspen Ridge Lodge, 1010 Sombrillo Ct.
    Date Inspected: Feb. 20
    Violations: None
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.

    Bob’s Bodacious BBQ, 3801 Arkansas Ave., Suite G
    Date Inspected: Feb. 25
    Violations: None
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.
    White Rock
    Time Out Pizzeria, 118 N.M. 4
    Date Inspected: Feb. 25
    Violations: None
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.
    Española
    Angelina’s, 1226 N. Railroad Ave.
    Date Inspected: Feb. 20
    Violations: All violations were corrected.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.
    Santa Fe
    Blake’s Lotaburger, 2004 St. Michael’s Dr.
    Date Inspected: Feb. 13
    Purpose of Inspection: Investigation
    Violations: Complaint investigation: Green chile defrosting at room temperature on three-compartment sink. Three-compartment sink has a leak and is directly connected to drain line, shall have a 1-inch air gap. Food on cold holding prep line at 50˚F and held overnight. Bare hand contact with ready to eat food.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. Follow up required in one month.

    Five and Dime, 58 E. San Francisco St.