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Public Safety

  • Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until noon today

    The National Weather Service has issued the following weather advisory:

    WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON MST TODAY...

    A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON MST TODAY.

    * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS... 1 TO 3 INCHES BELOW 7500 FEET AND 3 TO 6 INCHES ABOVE 7500 FEET. LOCALLY UP TO 8 INCHES ABOVE 9000 FEET ALONG THE WEST SLOPES OF THE SANGRE DE CRISTOS AND TUSAS MOUNTAINS.

    * TIMING... SNOW WILL CONTINUE... HEAVY AT TIMES... UNTIL MID MORNING BEFORE GRADUALLY TAPERING OFF DURING THE LATE MORNING.

    * WINDS... WESTERLY 10 TO 20 MPH BY SUNRISE. LOCALLY HIGHER ALONG THE HIGHER PEAKS OF THE SANGRE DE CRISTOS.

    * SNOW LEVELS... LOWERING TO AROUND 7000 FEET BY MID MORNING.

    * LOCAL IMPACTS... TRAVEL COULD BECOME DIFFICULT DUE TO WET SNOW AND SLUSHY CONDITIONS ALONG HIGHWAY 4 BETWEEN LA CUEVA TO LOS ALAMOS AND ALONG HIGHWAY 84 BETWEEN TIERRA AMARILLA TO THE COLORADO BORDER.

    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

    A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW WILL PRIMARILY CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES.

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    ... PACIFIC STORM SYSTEM TO IMPACT THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS OF NEW MEXICO THIS MORNING...

  • Police arrest 2 youths in graffiti incident

    Officers with the Los Alamos Police Department recently arrested two 15-year-old boys for a spray-painting incident that occurred at Aspen Elementary School and the surrounding neighborhood in early October.

    Police were notified of the incident Oct. 8. When they arrived they noted graffiti on the music room portable, the school office and the north door of room 120. According to the report, they observed that the spray paint that was used was brown. Room 120’s door had a painting of a marijuana leaf and the phrase “WeeD 4:20.” On the office was painted a smiley face and the letters RSD on it. The music room had a similar smiley face on it, as well as the word “HOOD.”

    According to the report, most of the damage occurred to portable classrooms and buildings, as Aspen School is currently in the midst of a $12 million renovation.

    That’s not all the investigators found. Leading out through a walkway to Villa Street, police found more graffiti along a walkway and the fence of a private residence.

    Police concluded their investigation and left a card for the resident to call them.

  • Difficult driving conditions on some NM highways

    AGUA FRIA, N.M. (AP) — Difficult driving conditions are reported Thursday morning on some highways in rural areas of northern New Mexico.

    The state Department of Transportation says highways in the vicinity of Holman, Red River, Agua Fria and Idlewild are icy and packed with snow. There's also blowing snow that is creating poor visibility.

    Affected highways include U.S. 64 between Agua Fria and Idlewild and segments of New Mexico Routes 38, 434 and 518.

  • Police Beat 10-29-13

    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.

    Sept. 25
    8:48 p.m. — A 29-year-old Los Alamos woman reported that she was the victim of aggravated assault against a household member on Alabama Avenue.

    Oct. 6

    11:34 a.m. — A 56-year-old Los Alamos man told police that he was the victim of credit card theft at 2500 Trinity Dr.

    Oct. 16

    1:51 p.m. — A 15-year-old Espanola boy was arrested on a charge of assault on Central Avenue.

    Oct. 17

    12:40 p.m. ­— A 15-year-old Los Alamos boy was arrested on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia at 1300 Trinity Dr.

    Oct. 18

    1:10 a.m. — Luis Delgado, 35, of Albuquerque was arrested on a magistrate court bench warrant in Albuquerque.

    10:03 a.m. — A 31-year-old Brooklyn woman told police that she was the victim of fraudulent use/credit card by false representation at Trinity Drive.

  • Officials offer some Halloween reminders

    In Los Alamos Trick or Treat on Main Street, the Pumpkin Glow, the costume parties, and trick or treating with friends and family have pretty much taken the edge off what’s supposed to be a spooky time.

    However, Los Alamos’ law enforcement community is reminding residents that while they want you to have fun… don’t throw common sense and trust out the window. Here are some tips from Preston Ballew, the public information officer of the Los Alamos Police Department and Los Alamos County Sheriff Marco Lucero on how you can have a safe and happy Halloween.

    Door to door or block party?

    While there’s been a lot of debate about which is better, block parties or going door to door to collect goodies, Ballew said going door-to-door is still a viable option in this day and age. Just be sure you’re in safe surroundings, he said.

    “What we recommend is going to the neighbors that you’re most familiar with,” he said, adding that young kids should always be accompanied by a parent or an adult.

    Keep things visible

  • Espanola suspect killed, agent wounded in shoot-out

    ESPANOLA, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a 22-year-old man has been killed and a New Mexico State Police agent wounded in a gunfire exchange at an Espanola apartment complex.

    According to state police, the agent - whose name has not been released - was taken to a hospital in stable condition. The man killed, Rogelio Cisneros-Chavez, died at the scene.

    Police say he was a suspect in a larceny investigation and had an active warrant for his arrest when police went to the apartment complex to look for him.

    Shots erupted when agents made contact with Cisneros-Chavez inside an apartment.

    Police say the wounded agent was coherent and talking.

    Further details were not immediately available early Friday.

  • Drug suspects released on bond

    Los Alamos residents Jeffrey Aslin, 45, and Krysti Hernandez, 43, were released from the Los Alamos Detention Center earlier this week after being arrested on drug charges.
    Aslin was released earlier this week on a $20,000 surety bond and Hernandez was released Tuesday on a $10,000 signature bond.
    Both suspects are due in court Nov. 21 to face charges of trafficking a controlled substance, (methamphetamine) and conspiracy. Aslin was additionally charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.
    According to the Los Alamos Police Department, Aslin and Hernandez were arrested Oct. 11, following a Friday night traffic stop. According to police, Aslin and Hernandez were part of a month-long investigation. Police also served Aslin with a bench warrant for a previous violation.
    Aslin is also due to appear in magistrate court Nov. 14 to face charges of aggravated DWI, having an open container in the vehicle, driving with a suspended license, careless driving and resisting arrest.
    When asked about the current charges after his court appearance, Aslin replied, they were “false accusations… I’m not guilty yet.” He also claimed the police “did not find anything, nothing was found; there was nothing to be found.”

  • Oregon company recalls prepared meats, salads

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Oregon-based Reser's Fine Foods is recalling about 22,800 pounds of potentially bacteria-tainted chicken, ham and beef products and refrigerated ready-to-eat salads made at a Topeka, Kan., plant.

    The company and the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Tuesday the products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The products were shipped to retailers and distributors in 27 states: Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

    The USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service listed various "sell by" dates for the recalled products.

    There have been no reports of illness. Listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, an uncommon and potentially fatal disease. Symptoms can include high fever and severe headache.

    A complete list of products and various brand names is attached with this report.

  • Police Beat 10-22-13

    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.
    Sept. 28

    2:23 p.m. — A 20-year-old Santa Fe woman reported that she was the victim of battery at Trinity Drive.
    Oct. 6

    11:34 a.m.— A 56-year-old Los Alamos man told police that he was the victim of theft of credit card at 43rd Street.
    Oct. 10

    12:45 p.m. — Aaron Gonzales, 42, of Santa Fe, was arrested on a charge of battery at Trinity Drive.
    Oct. 11

    6:45 a.m. — A 14-year-old Los Alamos girl reported that she was the victim of criminal sexual penetration: of a child 13 to 18 years of age by a person at 37th Street.

    8:05 a.m. — Peter Whisler, 63, of Los Alamos was arrested on a charge of warrant-other jurisdiction- misdemeanor at Trinity Drive.

    8:35 a.m. — A 17-year-old Los Alamos girl reported that she was the victim of aggravated indecent exposure on Ensenada Drive.

  • LAFD rescue

    Paramedics transported the victim of a Sunday motorcycle crash out via all-terrain vehicle, stabilizing him as they made their way to the rendezvous point on Range Road. The CARE Flight helicopter landed on the golf course and took the victim to Santa Fe’s CHRISTUS St. Vincent’s Hospital.