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Public Safety

  • Yemeni woman arrested on suspicion of mailing a pair of bombs in plot against U.S.

    SAN'A, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni police arrested a woman on suspicion of mailing a pair of bombs powerful enough to take down airplanes, officials said today as details emerged about a terrorist plot aimed at the U.S. that exploited security gaps in the worldwide shipping system.

  • SOC again awarded LANL's protective force contract

    SOC LLC has been awarded a contract to continue providing protective force services at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

    The contract is for three years with two one-year extensions and has a value of about $251 million.

    OC LLC, operating as SOC Los Alamos, has provided protective force services for Los Alamos for more than a decade.

    The company was previously known as Protection Technology Los Alamos (PTLA).

    Its current contract runs through Dec. 22, with the new contract to begin the following day.

  • MDA B leak sends 13 to clinic

    Workers uncovered two, 55-gallon drums from an excavation pit at Los Alamos National Laboratory's Material Disposal Area B earlier in the day Wednesday. The drums were uncovered inside an enclosure on the east end of the landfill on DP Road.

  • Police Beat 10-26-10

    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.

    Oct. 14

    2:07 a.m. – A 54-year-old Los Alamos man reported that he was the victim of larceny at 1200 Trinity Dr. The estimated loss is less than $250.

  • SOC wins muliple year contract!

    Los Alamos National Security has awarded SOC a multiple-year contract for protective force services.

    SOC's contract, which had been in effect for several years, had expired.

    The company was up against some stiff competition and prevailed.

    Check back for more details on this developing story.

  • Firefighter charged with voyeurism

    A Los Alamos firefighter has been charged with voyeurism and tampering with evidence for allegedly videotaping a female firefighter in the shower area of Station 3 Sunday.

    Capt. Aaron Adair has been issued a summons to appear in court.

    "He has been placed on paid administrative leave while criminal and administrative investigations are underway," Chief Doug Tucker said.

    Read Friday's edition of the Los Alamos Monitor for further details on this developing story.

  • Woman on ground on Rose Street
  • Escapee captured in Taos

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The search has ended for a man who escaped from the custody of federal authorities in Espanola.

    Authorities say 28-year-old Rafael Angel Juarez-Rodriguez was captured during a traffic stop in Taos late Tuesday after hitching a ride in Espanola from a woman.

    Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents had initially arrested Juarez-Rodriguez in Taos on Tuesday afternoon and were on their way to arrest a second man in Espanola when Juarez-Rodriguez escaped.

  • Police Beat 10-19-10

    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.

    Oct. 7

    1:38 a.m. – Brock Koehler, 22, of Los Alamos was arrested at 74 Isleta Dr., and charged with providing alcohol to a minor following an investigation into reports of a loud party at that address.

  • “Ninja burglar” fled to Los Alamos

    The Santa Fe boy dubbed the “ninja burglar” for reportedly donning a hood and black clothing and wielding an axe in the course of an alleged burglary was captured on 9th Street Saturday.

    “We received an anonymous tip about 2:30 p.m. that Shalom Katz was inside apartment #15 at 1203 9th St., and we dispatched officers to that address,” Los Alamos Deputy Chief Kevin Purtymun said. “When Cpl. Larry Baker and Cpl. Alfred Roybal arrived, the suspect was sitting outside in front of the apartment.”