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Public Safety

  • Police Beat 12-06-13

    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. The Los Alamos Police Department uses the term “arrest” to define anyone who has been physically arrested, served a court summons, or issued a citation.

    Nov. 29

    10:20 a.m. ­— Gerardo Almanza-Ruiz was arrested on a charge of warrant other jurisdiction-misdemeanor at 2591 Trinity Drive.

    3:56 p.m. — A 55-year-old Los Alamos man told police that he was the victim of informational case only at 11th Street.

    5:22 p.m. —A 27-year-old Los Alamos woman reported that she was the victim of harassment at Trinity Drive.

    9:12 p.m. — A 42-year-old Los Alamos woman told police that she was the victim of informational case only at Arkansas Avenue.

    Dec. 1

    9:22 a.m. — A 22-year-old Los Alamos man reported that he was the victim of breaking and entering at Trinity Drive.

    Dec. 2

    5:40 p.m. — A 48-year-old Los Alamos man told police that he was the victim of striking an unattended vehicle at Iris Street.

    Dec. 4

  • Burglar avoids jail time

    Convicted burglar Aaron Nguyen, 18, dodged some serious jail time this week when First Judicial District Court Judge Sheri Raphaelson ordered him instead to undergo supervised counseling at a mental health facility.

    Nguyen, home for the Thanksgiving break from New Mexico State University, was arrested at Los Alamos High School for trespassing as well as receiving/transferring stolen property and tampering with evidence.

    According to Nguyen’s lawyer, Santa Fe attorney Steve Aarons, the stolen property charge was a result of Nguyen having a camera on his person stolen during a rash of burglaries he committed earlier this year.

    “He was doing well at school, came back for the long weekend and was visiting the courtyard of the high school with friends who hadn’t graduated yet and he really wasn’t supposed to be there,” Aarons said. “He just happened to have the camera on him.”

    For those prior burglary offenses, Nguyen was sentenced in July of this year to five years of supervised probation by Los Alamos Magistrate Court Judge Pat Casados on the condition that if he violated his probation by committing another crime, he’d be facing 54 years in prison.

  • Difficult driving on some New Mexico highways

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Winter weather continues to produce difficult driving conditions on New Mexico highways and delays affecting public services Friday.

    Crews are plowing Interstate 40 between Clines Corner and Santa Rosa and Interstate 25 between Rowe and Raton.

    Areas with delayed school delays include Santa Fe, Carlsbad and Albuquerque's eastern mountains. State offices in Santa Fe also delayed opening.

    The National Weather Service says bitter cold temperatures will continue to grip much of northern and central New Mexico, with freezing fog and flurries or light snow in some areas but limited impact overall.

    Light freezing drizzle is forecast to expand across the eastern plains Friday night with occasional snow or sleet.

    Forecasters say a storm system will move into the Four Corners region late Saturday and drop snow over the northern mountains.

  • Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until 4 p.m. today

    A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM MST THIS AFTERNOON.

    * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS... 1 TO 3 INCHES... WITH HIGHER AMOUNTS OF 2 TO 5 INCHES ALONG THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE IN WEST CENTRAL AND NORTHWEST NEW MEXICO AS WELL AS AREAS NEAR THE COLORADO STATE LINE NORTH OF FARMINGTON AND AZTEC.

    * TIMING... SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS SNOW SHOWERS WILL PEAK IN COVERAGE THROUGH THE REMAINDER OF THE MORNING BEFORE GRADUALLY DIMINISHING AFTER MIDDAY OR EARLY AFTERNOON. SNOW SHOWERS WILL LINGER THE LONGEST NEAR THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE IN WESTERN NEW MEXICO AS WELL AS THE WEST SLOPES OF THE SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS.

    * WINDS... WESTERLY 25 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 55 MPH... ESPECIALLY ACROSS THE HIGHEST TERRAIN. THESE WINDS COMBINED WITH BITTER COLD TEMPERATURES WILL RESULT IN DANGEROUSLY COLD WIND CHILL READINGS AT TIMES ALONG WITH CONSIDERABLE BLOWING SNOW.

    * SNOW LEVELS... TEMPERATURES WILL BE COLD ENOUGH FOR SNOW AT ALL LOCATIONS.

    * LOCAL IMPACTS... HAZARDOUS WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS CAN BE EXPECTED... ALONG WITH REDUCED VISIBILITIES IN SNOW AND CONSIDERABLE BLOWING SNOW. WIND CHILL VALUES OF 15 BELOW TO 15 ABOVE ZERO WILL BE COMMON... WHICH CAN CAUSE FROSTBITE TO EXPOSED SKIN IN AN HOUR OR LESS.

    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

  • Weather causes travel troubles

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Some northern New Mexico highways have difficult driving conditions Thursday as the latest blast of freezing temperatures, wind and snow causes delays and closures in parts of the state.

    The state Department of Transportation says routes with difficult conditions due to moderate snowfall overnight include Interstate 25 between Colmor and Raton and between Rowe and Watrous.

    The Bernalillo County Sheriff's Department says traffic on Interstate 40 east of Albuquerque is slow due to the weather and that and multiple crashes have been reported.

    National Weather Service forecasters say snowfall accumulations in some areas could reach 6 to 8 inches, with hardest-hit areas expected to include Torrance County and north toward Las Vegas.

    School closed Thursday included those in Santa Fe and in Albuquerque's eastern mountains.

  • Woman charged in meth bust

    Police recently arrested Los Alamos resident Rowena L. MacDonald, 47, for storing methamphetamine for a drug dealer at her house at 76 Isleta Street in White Rock.

    Police arrested her Nov. 21 on a charge of possession of a controlled substance. She allegedly was keeping 42.7 grams (1.6 ounces) of the drug for a friend who was attempting to sell some of it in White Rock.

    Police first became aware of the drugs when they arrested two suspects Nov. 6 as part of an investigation of drug dealing in White Rock and Los Alamos. The suspects were Daniel Hoth, of Los Alamos and Barry Simmons, of Albuquerque. Police were targeting Hoth, who was wanted on a Los Alamos District Court warrant for drug trafficking.

    A search of the car, which was Hoth’s, revealed a small amount of methamphetamine and assorted drug paraphernalia. The two were arrested and charged with trafficking a controlled substance, conspiracy, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. They are due to appear in Los Alamos Magistrate Court sometime in January to face the charges against them.

  • Police Beat 12-03-13

    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. The Los Alamos Police Department uses the term “arrest” to define anyone who has been physically arrested, served a court summons, or issued a citation.

    Note: Items were delayed due to the Thanksgiving holiday. Look for the next Police Beat this Friday.

    Nov. 17
    4:45 p.m. ­— An 18-year-old Los Alamos man reported that he was the victim of battery in the 100 block of Meadow Lane.

    Nov. 21

    11:18 a.m. — Rowena MacDonald, 47, of 76 Isleta Street, White Rock, was arrested on a magistrate court bench warrant.

    Nov. 22

    3:55 p.m. — A 60-year-old Los Alamos man reported he was the victim of arson (less than $100) at Diamond Drive.

    8:16 p.m. — A 55-year-old female reported to police she was the victim of shoplifting at San Ildefonso Road.

    9:11 p.m. — Yvette Rivera, 36, of Fairview was arrested on a charge of aggravated battery in the 600 block of San Ildefonso Road.

    Nov. 23

    1:39 a.m. — Annabell Gonzales, 55, of Los Alamos was arrested on a charge of shoplifting (less than $100) in the 600 block of San Ildefonso Road.

  • Police Beat 12-03-13

    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. The Los Alamos Police Department uses the term “arrest” to define anyone who has been physically arrested, served a court summons, or issued a citation.
    Nov. 17
    4:45 p.m. ­— An 18-year-old Los Alamos man reported that he was the victim of battery in the 100 block of Meadow Lane.
    Nov. 21

    11:18 a.m. — Rowena MacDonald, 47, of 76 Isleta Street, White Rock, was arrested on a magistrate court bench warrant.

    Nov. 22

    3:55 p.m. — A 60-year-old Los Alamos man reported he was the victim of arson (less than $100) at Diamond Drive.

    8:16 p.m. — A 55-year-old female reported to police she was the victim of shoplifting at San Ildefonso Road.

    9:11 p.m. — Yvette Rivera, 36, of Fairview was arrested on a charge of aggravated battery in the 600 block of San Ildefonso Road.

    Nov. 23
    1:39 a.m. — Annabell Gonzales, 55, of Los Alamos was arrested on a charge of shoplifting (less than $100) in the 600 block of San Ildefonso Road.

  • Police Beat 12-03-13

    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. The Los Alamos Police Department uses the term “arrest” to define anyone who has been physically arrested, served a court summons, or issued a citation.
    Nov. 17
    4:45 p.m. ­— An 18-year-old Los Alamos man reported that he was the victim of battery in the 100 block of Meadow Lane.
    Nov. 21

    11:18 a.m. — Rowena MacDonald, 47, of 76 Isleta Street, White Rock, was arrested on a magistrate court bench warrant.

    Nov. 22

    3:55 p.m. — A 60-year-old Los Alamos man reported he was the victim of arson (less than $100) at Diamond Drive.

    8:16 p.m. — A 55-year-old female reported to police she was the victim of shoplifting at San Ildefonso Road.

    9:11 p.m. — Yvette Rivera, 36, of Fairview was arrested on a charge of aggravated battery in the 600 block of San Ildefonso Road.

    Nov. 23
    1:39 a.m. — Annabell Gonzales, 55, of Los Alamos was arrested on a charge of shoplifting (less than $100) in the 600 block of San Ildefonso Road.

  • Police Beat 12-03-13

    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. The Los Alamos Police Department uses the term “arrest” to define anyone who has been physically arrested, served a court summons, or issued a citation.
    Nov. 17
    4:45 p.m. ­— An 18-year-old Los Alamos man reported that he was the victim of battery in the 100 block of Meadow Lane.
    Nov. 21

    11:18 a.m. — Rowena MacDonald, 47, of 76 Isleta Street, White Rock, was arrested on a magistrate court bench warrant.

    Nov. 22

    3:55 p.m. — A 60-year-old Los Alamos man reported he was the victim of arson (less than $100) at Diamond Drive.

    8:16 p.m. — A 55-year-old female reported to police she was the victim of shoplifting at San Ildefonso Road.

    9:11 p.m. — Yvette Rivera, 36, of Fairview was arrested on a charge of aggravated battery in the 600 block of San Ildefonso Road.

    Nov. 23
    1:39 a.m. — Annabell Gonzales, 55, of Los Alamos was arrested on a charge of shoplifting (less than $100) in the 600 block of San Ildefonso Road.