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Public Safety

  • 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.

  • Police Beat 01-11-11

    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.

    Dec. 30

    10:02 – Andrew Hime, 46, of Los Alamos was arrested and charged with two counts of battery on a household member and one count of assault against a household member.
     
    Dec. 31

  • Drivers warned of snowy conditions in northern NM

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Snow and ice are making for difficult driving conditions in northern New Mexico's high country.

    The state Department of Transportation says crews were out Monday morning along sections of Interstate 25 plowing snow and spreading salt and cinders on the roadways.

    It is snowing heavily along a 60 mile stretch of the highway from Colmor to Raton and drivers are asked to slow down and be extra careful.

  • Thieves target local Toyotas

    Over the last two nights, thieves have crawled underneath four older model Toyota trucks and SUVs parked in Los Alamos neighborhoods and cut off the vehicles’ catalytic converters.  
    “The catalytic converters used on Toyota trucks and SUVs in the 1980s and 1990s were made from precious metal,” Capt. Randy Foster said. “It’s an easy part to get at so it’s become a popular item to steal.”

  • Police Beat 01-04-11

    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.

    Dec. 22

    3:05 p.m. – Los Alamos National Laboratory reported the theft of tools and equipment from a locked toolbox on LANL property. The estimated damage is unknown.

    3:47 p.m. – Thomas Winfrey, 26, was arrested at 999 Central Ave., on an outstanding federal warrant from another jurisdiction for allegedly assaulting a minor.

  • Bitterly cold temps greet New Year in Los Alamos

    As the New Year began, bitterly cold temperatures were on hand to greet any revelers who may have been brave enough to venture out to welcome 2011.

    At the stroke of midnight temperatures dipped to -4 degrees,  according to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration instruments at Los Alamos Airport. That was warmer than earlier in the evening when the mercury dipped to -9 before winds calmed just prior to midnight.

  • Severe driving conditions on No. NM highways Friday

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The state transportation department reports severe driving conditions Friday morning on New Mexico State Highway 434 from Angel Fire to Black Lake.

    It's snowing heavily and roads are snow packed and icy.

    Winds are blowing at 40 mph, there whiteout conditions with visibility at zero feet. Crews are plowing, salting, and sanding the road. Motorists are to use caution and reduce their speed in this area.

    U.S. 64 has severe driving conditions from Taos pass to Cimarron Pass.

  • Road crews prep for winter storm

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Highway crews are preparing for a winter storm approaching New Mexico.

    State Transportation Secretary Gary Giron (Hee ROHN') says snow plows and crews are ready to hit the highway as soon as the storm rolls in.

    The National Weather Service says the winter storm is expected to hit portions of western and northern New Mexico Wednesday afternoon through Thursday.

    Heavy snowfall, strong to damaging winds and very cold temperatures are expected.

  • Police Beat 12-28-10

    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.

    Dec. 12

    2:25 p.m. – A 25-year-old Santa Fe woman reported that her car was keyed while parked at Mountain Elementary School on North Road. The estimated damage is unknown.
    Dec. 16

  • Martinez names warden to lead NM corrections

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Gov.-elect Susana Martinez has chosen the warden at the Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Grants to lead the state Department of Corrections.

    If the nomination is confirmed by the state Senate, Lupe Martinez, 49, would become the first woman confirmed as a corrections secretary in New Mexico's history.