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Public Safety

  • Police Beat 10-12-10

    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.

    Sept. 30

    6:32 a.m. – A 52-year-old Los Alamos man reported that someone smashed the window on his vehicle parked at an apartment complex on Canyon Road overnight and stole personal electronic equipment from inside. The estimated loss is unknown.

    Oct. 1

  • New lab allows more training for NM magistrates

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — For the first time this fall, new magistrates will tour the New Mexico Department of Health's Scientific Laboratory, seeing how its toxicology division operates and how it does testing in driving-while-intoxicated cases.

    "With the emphasis on DWI and the complexity of drug testing and all the issues that have come down from the Supreme Court, it's thrown the lab in the judges' faces more than it has in the past," said lab director David Mills. "So this is a real good opportunity to help them deal with it."

  • Smash and grab suspects booked

    Los Alamos police apprehended two suspects at Anderson Overlook Friday afternoon. The men are under investigation for a series of smash and grab thefts plaguing local car owners for some time. The two 18-year-olds drove up from Santa Fe with another man and reportedly smashed the windows on several car windows and grabbed items within reach including radar detectors and GPS devices.

  • Police Beat 10-05-10

    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.

    Sept. 24

    8:50 a.m. – Moses Salazar, 24, of Los Alamos was arrested on Canyon Road and charged with driving while his license was suspended or revoked due to a DWI.     

    1:04 p.m. – A 42-year-old Los Alamos woman reported a child’s toy was taken from the yard of her residence. The estimated loss is less than $250.

  • Jemez Pueblo man accused of gruesome murder

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A 22-year-old Jemez Pueblo man is facing a murder charge in the gruesome stabbing death of a fellow tribal member.

    Federal prosecutors have accused Lucas Toledo of killing 21-year-old Matthew Panana in the early hours of Sept. 29 outside his home on the Jemez reservation after Panana repeated knocked on his window while he tried to sleep.

  • Los Alamos man pleads not guilty to murder in California

    A 21-year-old Los Alamos man attending Monterey Peninsula College in Monterey, Calif., is facing murder charges.

    James Torrey Hill was arrested Wednesday at his Monterey apartment after allegedly stabbing Matthew Finnigan, 26, at least once in the upper torso.

    Finnigan was flown by helicopter to a San Jose hospital about 2 a.m. and died a few hours later.

    Hill was arraigned and pleaded not guilty in Superior Court after the Public Defender’s Office was assigned to represent him.

  • Police apprehend smash and grab suspects

    Los Alamos police apprehended two suspects at Anderson Overlook Friday afternoon under investigation for a series of smash and grab thefts plaguing local automobiles in the community for some time.

    Sgt. Fred Rascon, Sgt. Preston Ballew, Det. Jeremy Duran and officers Paige Early and Chris Ross gathered evidence at the scene where the suspects, Aaron Roybal and Nathan Zamora were parked in their red Honda.

    A short time later, police captured a third suspect, Delbert Roybal, who was hiding out at Smith's Food and Drug Center on Central Avenue.

  • Lock your doors to strangers

    A Los Alamos resident allowed a young man into his home to “use the bathroom” only to discover his wallet disappeared with the slick con artist. This is just one case in a growing number of reports local police are receiving from duped residents.

  • Police Beat 09-28-10

    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.
    Sept. 16

    5:45 p.m. – Moses Salazar, 24, of Los Alamos was arrested near 6th and Iris Street on an outstanding Magistrate Court Warrant following an investigation of an incident at which it was determined that he had violated conditions of his release from jail.
    Sept. 17

  • Police Beat 09-21-10

    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.
    Sept. 10

    10:04 a.m. – Christopher Hernandez, 19, of Jemez Springs was arrested and charged with a violation order of protection at 1903 Central Ave.

    Sept. 11