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Public Safety

  • LANL, County Bomb Teams Join Forces

    An effort has been underway to re-establish the partnership that existed between the Los Alamos Police Department and Los Alamos National Laboratory bomb teams.
    “The LAPD has been working on rejoining forces with the lab’s bomb team for the last four or five months,” said Lt. Preston Ballew, commander of the LAPD Bomb Squad.

  • Police Beat 02-01-11

    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. 12
    4 p.m. – Jesus Ruelas, 28, of Los Alamos was arrested by New Mexico State Police on an outstanding warrant from Los Alamos County.
     
    Jan. 13
    11:45 a.m. – Richard Morse, 75, of Los Alamos was arrested on an outstanding District Court Warrant following a 19-hour standoff with police.

  • Snow leaves difficult driving conditions in NM

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Difficult driving conditions are being reported around New Mexico on Tuesday in the wake of a winter storm that has hit much of the state with snow and bitterly cold temperatures.

    State Transportation Department crews are plowing and sanding highways, and drivers are being urged to use caution.

    Much of Interstates 40 and 25 through the state are reported as snow-packed and icy.

    Many schools throughout New Mexico were on a two-hour delay.

  • Main Hill Road reopens to all traffic--exclusive video added

    County crews faced the daunting task of not only repairing a ruptured water line, but also filling in a large sinkhole, but nonetheless, the Main Hill Road reopened to all east and westbound traffic at 4:30 p.m.

    Los Alamos County officials report that they were notified of a water main break at 1 a.m. Monday morning that caused the Main Hill Road to be shut down.

  • Lt. Reggie Briggle retires after 20 years of service

    Retirement ceremonies take on a variety of tones from somber to jubilant. Friday’s ceremony honoring newly retired Los Alamos Police Lt. Reggie Briggle’s ran the gamut.
    The standing-room-only crowd assembled in the police station to express their gratitude and say their farewells, joked, weeped and shared many memories with the longtime police officer.

  • Police Beat 01-25-11

    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. 7

    8:37 a.m. – A 14-year-old Los Alamos boy is part of a child abuse investigation.

    11:38 a.m. – A 52-year-old Los Alamos woman reported the theft of apparel from TA-46, Building 535 at Los Alamos National Laboratory. The estimated loss is less than $2,500.

    Jan. 8

  • Student busted with weapons

    Police intercepted a student at his home early last Thursday morning who reportedly intended to bring a gun to school that day. A report came in to the station at about 7 a.m. in reference to a text from a student stating that the police must be called right away.

    The text indicated that LAHS student Kyle William Medrick purchased a gun on Wednesday to take to Los Alamos High School Thursday.

    According to the police statement of probable cause, Medrick, 18, also had threatened other students with knives as well as an 8-inch pair of scissors recently.

  • Police Beat 01-18-11

    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. 5

    9:03 a.m. – A 61-year-old Los Alamos woman reported that someone stole the catalytic converter from her vehicle while it was parked overnight on Iris Street. The estimated loss is less than $2,500.

  • BATHTUB ROW STANDOFF ENDS WITHOUT INCIDENT

    Los Alamos Police have successfully concluded negotiations with a local man who had barricaded himself inside a residence at 1350 Bathtub Row.

    Officers staked out the home and apprehended Richard Morse when he exited to dispose of his trash at a receptacle in his front yard at about noon today.

    Morse, 75, is a former Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist who worked on the W-76 thermonuclear warhead in the 1970s and 1980s. He has been a longtime critic of the weapon saying a design flaw involving a "too thin casing," made it unstable.

  • BATHTUB ROW STANDOFF ENDS WITHOUT INCIDENT

    Los Alamos Police have successfully concluded negotiations with a local man who had barricaded himself inside a residence at 1350 Bathtub Row. Police subdued Richard Morse shortly before noon when he left his residence to dispose of some trash.

    Police officials said Morse, 75, had threatened to shoot police, but that no shots were fired since the situation began unfolding at about 5 p.m. Wednesday afternoon.