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Public Safety

  • Police Beat 02-22-11

    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.

    Feb. 10

    9:41 p.m. – Robyn Vargas, 26, of Los Alamos was arrested on San Ildefonso Road on an outstanding Municipal Court Warrant for failure to appear and contempt of court.
    Feb. 14

    7:23 a.m. – Scott Irving, 40, of Los Alamos was arrested on an outstanding warrant on Trinity Drive.    

  • STORM SYSTEMS RAMP UP TO DELIVER RAIN, SNOW

    WINTRY WEATHER POSSIBLE ACROSS NORTHERN AND WESTERN NEW MEXICO OVER THE WEEKEND...

    A FAST MOVING SOUTHBOUND WEATHER SYSTEM OFF THE OREGON COAST AND A SECOND STORM NEARLY STATIONARY OVER THE TROPICAL EAST PACIFIC OCEAN WILL COMBINE OVER THE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA COAST LATE SATURDAY AND SWERVE EASTWARD ACROSS NEW MEXICO THROUGH MUCH OF THE UPCOMING PRESIDENTS DAY WEEKEND.

  • One-vehicle rollover snarls traffic

    The Santa Fe County Sheriffís Office said alcohol may have been a contributing factor in a one-vehicle rollover crash that snarled traffic on NM 502 Tuesday afternoon.
    Corporal Bill Ritch said Wednesday morning that Dolores Montano, 61, of Los Alamos, was driving east on NM 502 when she lost control of her vehicle, crossed the median and hit the guard rail. The vehicle flipped over the guard rail into a ditch at mile post 9, near the Totavi 66 gas station.

  • Beware of bears heading to town

    The aroma of discarded meat products permeating through back yard trash cans is too much temptation for bears coming out of hibernation with big appetites.

    “The lack of precipitation this winter and presumably through spring and summer will cause bears to come in to town in search of food,” said Conservation Officer Blake Swanson with New Mexico Game and Fish. “We want to educate the public of steps they can take to help avoid attracting bears into their yards.”

  • Police Beat 02-15-11

    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.

    Feb. 2

    12:27 p.m. – A 23-year-old Los Alamos woman reported that someone stole items from her car parked in the 3000 block of Arizona Street. The estimated loss is $500.

    7:40 p.m. – A 35-year-old Los Alamos man reported that someone stole items from his car parked in the 3800 block of Villa Street. The estimated loss is unknown.

  • Woman rescued

    A woman is rescued in Pajarito Acres by Los Alamos firefighters after falling off her horse. Driving the Polaris is firefighter Micah Brittelle with firefighter Jeff Wetteland in the passenger seat and firefighter Manuel Pacheco tending to the patient in the rear of the vehicle. For complete details, see lamonitor.com.

  • Firefighters rescue woman in Pajarito Canyon

    A 69-year-old woman broke her hip after falling off a horse on a rugged trail in Potrillo Canyon in White Rock Monday afternoon. She was about halfway down to the Rio Grande River when the accident occurred, said Fire Marshal Michael Thompson.

    The woman’s injuries were such that Los Alamos firefighters were needed to transport her from the location of the accident on a wheeled stretcher over rough terrain to one of LAFD’s off-road vehicles.

    Erika Gorman is a friend of the injured woman whom she said did not wish to be identified.

  • 16 firefighters gain promotion

    A badge ceremony was recently conducted at the Crossroads Bible Church to recognize the accomplishments of local firefighters as they take the next step in their careers.

    One battalion chief, two captains and 13 driver engineers were formally promoted during the Jan. 24 event.

    Among those promoted was Los Alamos native Manny Pacheco who advanced from firefighter II to driver engineer.

    “My dad was a wildland firefighter so I always knew firefighting was in my blood and you know how we all want to be like our dads,” Pacheco said.

  • Northern New Mexico road conditions are hazardous

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Road conditions in northern New Mexico are icy and snow packed after a winter storm rolled in.

    The transportation department says Interstate 25 north and southbound from Las Vegas to the Colorado border is icy and snow packed.

    Road crews are plowing, salting and laying down cinders. Motorists should reduce speed and use caution.

    Blowing snow is also reported on I-25 in the Raton area.

  • Police Beat 02-08-11

    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.

    Jan. 27

    9:50 a.m. – A 13-year-old Española boy reported being the victim of battery at Los Alamos Middle School.

    11a.m. – A 13-year-old Española boy was charged with battery of another 13-year-old Española boy just before school started at Los Alamos Middle School.

    Jan. 28