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Public Safety

  • Restaurant inspections 4-23-15

    White Rock
    Bandelier Grill, 11 Sherwood Blvd.
    Date Inspected: March 26
    Violations: Five moderate-risk violations. Cutting board needs to be replaced. Hood/vents need to be cleaned. Can opener, slicer, dicer has food product. Ice scoop not in appropriate storage receptacle. Need thermometer in fridge and freezer. Five low-risk violations. Walls need to be cleaned. Employees need hair restraints. Boxes on floor must be 6 inches off the floor. Lights need to be cleaned. Inadequate lighting.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.
    Española
    Carniceria Ortega, 811 C. North Riverside Dr.
    Date Inspected: March 5
    Violations: Two moderate-risk violations. Particle accumulation on non-food contact surfaces including storage door handles, storage counter, storage racks, along corners of wall/ floor. Batch code not identified on final packaged products. Two low-risk violations. Food on the floor in freezer. Missing ceiling tiles above vent hood.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.

    Sonic Drive-In, 809 S. Riverside Dr.
    Date Inspected: March 6
    Violations: None
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.

    Wendy’s, 1610 N. Riverside Dr.
    Date Inspected: March 17

  • Restaurant inspections 4-23-15

    White Rock
    Bandelier Grill, 11 Sherwood Blvd.
    Date Inspected: March 26
    Violations: Five moderate-risk violations. Cutting board needs to be replaced. Hood/vents need to be cleaned. Can opener, slicer, dicer has food product. Ice scoop not in appropriate storage receptacle. Need thermometer in fridge and freezer. Five low-risk violations. Walls need to be cleaned. Employees need hair restraints. Boxes on floor must be 6 inches off the floor. Lights need to be cleaned. Inadequate lighting.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.
    Española
    Carniceria Ortega, 811 C. North Riverside Dr.
    Date Inspected: March 5
    Violations: Two moderate-risk violations. Particle accumulation on non-food contact surfaces including storage door handles, storage counter, storage racks, along corners of wall/ floor. Batch code not identified on final packaged products. Two low-risk violations. Food on the floor in freezer. Missing ceiling tiles above vent hood.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.

    Sonic Drive-In, 809 S. Riverside Dr.
    Date Inspected: March 6
    Violations: None
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.

    Wendy’s, 1610 N. Riverside Dr.
    Date Inspected: March 17

  • Restaurant Inspections 4-16-15

    White Rock
    The Rosebud Café, 35 Rover Blvd., Suite G
    Date Inspected: March 20
    Violations: None
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.
    Santa Fe
    Harry’s Roadhouse, 9613 Old Las Vegas Hwy
    Date Inspected: March 3
    Violations: All high-risk violations corrected.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. Follow up from previous inspection. No follow up required.

    Vinaigrette, 709 Don Cubero Alley
    Date Inspected: March 9
    Violations: One high-risk violation. Hot food items are not being cooled down properly before refrigeration. Two moderate-risk violations. AdvantEdge refrigerator door areas are messy. Bulk food containers are not labeled. Two low-risk violations. The walls by the hand sink in the employee restroom are cracked. Boxes of paper towels were stored on the floor in the employee restroom.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. Follow up required on March 18.

    Pizza Centro Inc., 3470 Zafarano Dr.
    Date Inspected: March 10
    Violations: One moderate-risk violation. One of the bulk food containers. One low-risk violation. The walls surrounding the three-compartment sink are stained, cracked and some areas have holes.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.

  • Police Beat 4-10-15

    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, server a court summons, or issued a citation.

    April 2

    7:37 a.m. — A 16-year-old woman reported she was the victim of careless driving on East Jemez Road.

    10:37 p.m. — A runaway was reported on Orange Street.

    April 3

    12:12 p.m. — An 18-year-old Los Alamos woman reported she was the victim of criminal damage to property (less than $1,000) on Paige Loop.

    9:22 p.m. — Robert Rodriguez, 24, of Española, was arrested on a District Court warrant at Los Alamos Police Department.

    10:46 p.m. — Jose Sanchez Morales, 18, was arrested on possession of marijuana (more than 1 ounce) at 20th Street and Trinity Drive.

    April 6

    11:48 a.m. — Christopher Cruze, 26, of Española, was arrested on a Magistrate Court bench warrant at the Los Alamos Police Department.

    3:34 p.m. — Arturo Houston, 32, of Española, was arrested on a Magistrate Court bench warrant at Los Alamos Police Department.

    April 7

  • Restaurant inspections 4-9-15

    Los Alamos
    Cottonwood on the Greens, 4244 Diamond Dr.
    Date Inspected: March 10, 2015
    Purpose of Inspection: Opening
    Violations: None
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.
    Santa Fe
    Drury Plaza Hotel Inn, 228 East Palace Ave.
    Date Inspected: Feb. 25
    Violations: Two high-risk violations. Ice scoop outside of dish washable container. No paper towels at hand washing station. One moderate-risk violation. Dishes in storage area have dust build up.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. Follow up required in one month.

    Eloisa Catering, 228 East Palace Ave.
    Date Inspected: Feb. 25
    Violations: Four high-risk violations. No HACP plan for fermented, dehydrated and pickled foods. No thermometer labels/ temp strips for dishwasher. Service containers stored under drain lines. Chemical bottle has no label. One moderate-risk violation. Food buildup on floor, sink, under dishwashing machine.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. Follow up required in one week.

    Santa Fe Probiotics, 1730 Camino Carlos Rey
    Date Inspected: Feb. 25
    Violations: One low-risk violation. Food establishment permit was not posted.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.

  • Restaurant inspections 4-2-15

    Los Alamos
    Aspen Ridge Lodge, 1010 Sombrillo Ct.
    Date Inspected: Feb. 20
    Violations: None
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.

    Bob’s Bodacious BBQ, 3801 Arkansas Ave., Suite G
    Date Inspected: Feb. 25
    Violations: None
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.
    White Rock
    Time Out Pizzeria, 118 N.M. 4
    Date Inspected: Feb. 25
    Violations: None
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.
    Española
    Angelina’s, 1226 N. Railroad Ave.
    Date Inspected: Feb. 20
    Violations: All violations were corrected.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.
    Santa Fe
    Blake’s Lotaburger, 2004 St. Michael’s Dr.
    Date Inspected: Feb. 13
    Purpose of Inspection: Investigation
    Violations: Complaint investigation: Green chile defrosting at room temperature on three-compartment sink. Three-compartment sink has a leak and is directly connected to drain line, shall have a 1-inch air gap. Food on cold holding prep line at 50˚F and held overnight. Bare hand contact with ready to eat food.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. Follow up required in one month.

    Five and Dime, 58 E. San Francisco St.

  • New deputies get sworn in

    The Los Alamos County Sheriff’s Department swore in a pair of new deputies to assist Marco Lucero.
    The new deputies are John Horne and James Leach.
    They were given their oaths of office Monday.
    “I am proud to have these two well qualified officers as part of the sheriff’s office,” Sheriff Marco Lucero said in a statement announcing the new deputies.
    Horne is a retired New Mexico Mounted Patrol Lieutenant, having served with that organization for 19 years. Leach is a retired deputy from the Tacoma, Washington, sheriff’s office.

  • Police Beat 3-27-15

    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, server a court summons, or issued a citation.

    March 19
    12:22 p.m. — A 54-year-old Los Alamos woman reported to police she was the victim of petty larceny at Trinity Drive.

    March 20
    8:34 a.m. — Robert Serrano, 54, of Santa Cruz was arrested for driving while under the influence of drugs in the 200 block of East Road.

    12:19 p.m. — A 56-year-old Las Vegas man reported to police that he was the victim in a car accident with no injuries on East Road.

    March 21
    11:52 a.m. — A 49-year-old Los Alamos woman reported to police she was the victim of graffiti (less than $1,000) at Village Place.

    March 22
    12:26 a.m. — A 13-year-old Los Alamos girl was arrested for shoplifting (less than $100) at the Los Alamos Smith’s.

    12:29 a.m. — A 14-year-old Los Alamos girl was arrested for shoplifting (less than $100) at the Los Alamos Smith’s.

  • Suspicious card activity reported

    Los Alamos residents may have noticed some unwarranted charges or strange activity on their credit cards this month. Those residents are not alone.
    According to the Los Alamos Police Department, many local residents have experienced similar issues. Police are currently investigating a slew of complaints from residents about unwarranted charges, and they want to hear from anyone else that has seen suspicious card activity.
    LAPD said if a card had been declined, it might be a good idea to check email before calling the issuing company about it.
    One Los Alamos resident received a rude awakening recently when she tried to pay for a meal at a restaurant and her card was declined.
    A day later, she received an email from her company telling her that her card had been compromised.
    “This charge was not authorized so they cancelled my card and they are sending me a new card,” said the resident, who asked not to be identified. “I talked to the police and they are investigating it because many people in this town are having the same issue.”
    Those with suspicions about card activity can call LAPD Commander Oliver Morris at 662-8281. The department, according to a press release on the matter, is mainly focusing on credit cards, since this is where all of the fraud has occurred so far.

  • Restaurant inspections 3-26-15

    Española

    Wendy’s, 160 N. Riverside Dr.
    Date Inspected: Feb. 3
    Violations: Two moderate-risk violations. Food contact surfaces need cleaning. Ventilation/grills above sink/ ware holding area need thorough cleaning. One low-risk violation. All staff in food prep area are  required to wear hair restraints.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.

    McDonalds, 618 N. Riverside Dr.
    Date Inspected: Feb. 12
    Violations: Two moderate-risk violations. Hood/ vent system needs cleaning. Ceilings needs ceiling tiles replaced. Two low-risk violations. Floors have broken tiles. Staff not wearing hair restraints.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.
    Santa Fe

    Panda Express, 500 North Guadalupe St.
    Date Inspected: Feb. 3
    Violations: One moderate-risk violation. Ceiling of walk in refrigerator has rust build up.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.

    Taqueria La Hacienda, 1622 St. Michael’s Dr.
    Date Inspected: Feb. 4
    Violations: One high-risk violation. Hand sink was used to store the bleach sanitizer solution. One moderate-risk violation. Chlorine test strips are not available.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.