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Public Safety

  • Police Beat 04-03-12

    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.

    March 22

    11:46 a.m. — An unidentified 43-year-old female reported that there had been a battery on a school employee by a student at Los Alamos High School.

    1:06 p.m. — An unidentified 83-year-old Los Alamos man died unattended on 45th Street.

    2:37 p.m. — An unidentified person was found to be in possession of a controlled substance.

    March 23

    12:17 p.m. — An unidentified 57-year-old Los Alamos male, reported that he had been the victim of identity theft.

  • Difficult road conditions on northern NM roads

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The state transportation department reports difficult driving conditions on some northern New Mexico roads Tuesday.

    Road crews are plowing Interstate 25 from Rowe to Tecolote. The passing lane has accumulation.

    U.S. 64/87 is closed from Raton to Clayton because of zero visibility due to blowing snow.

    And there are difficult driving conditions reporting on New Mexico 104 from Las Vegas to Trujillo where it's snowing moderately.

  • Winter Weather Advisory in Effect Until 6 p.m. Today

    A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR MODERATE TO OCCASIONAL HEAVY SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MDT THIS EVENING.

    * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS... 1 TO 4 INCHES. GREATEST ACCUMULATIONS WILL BE ON ELEVATED OR GRASSY SURFACES.

    * TIMING... SNOW MAY MIX WITH RAIN LATER TODAY. OTHERWISE... EXPECTED SNOW TO DECREASE IN COVERAGE AND INTENSITY THIS AFTERNOON.

    * WINDS... NORTH 10 TO 15 MPH WITH OCCASIONAL GUSTS TO 25 MPH.

    * SNOW LEVELS... SNOW LEVELS WILL RISE TO 7000 FEET LATER THIS MORNING AND TO 7500 FEET THIS AFTERNOON.

  • Student alleged to have pushed teacher - see attachment

    An unidentified male Los Alamos High School student is charged with battery on a school employee after reportedly shoving a teacher.
    According to a Los Alamos Police Department incident report written by School Resource Officer Jordan Redmond, at 11:46 a.m. March 22, school administration called for help with a teacher dealing with a “belligerent” student.
    The administration alleged that there had been an incident in the commons areas of the A wing, in which a student pushed math teacher Joy Handsberry after she confronted the student regarding his behavior.

  • LA man faces rape charges

    A man accused of raping another man while he was asleep is headed to Los Alamos Magistrate Court to face charges next month.
    Gregory Thompson, 28, Los Alamos, is charged with two counts of criminal sexual penetration, both third degree felonies; attempted criminal sexual penetration, also a third degree felony; and attempted criminal sexual contact, a fourth degree felony.
    He faces 10 1/2 years behind bars and a $20,000 fine if found guilty of all the charges.
    The police report regarding the incident tells the following story: On Feb. 12 at 4:21 a.m., Los Alamos Police Cpl. Christopher Ross responded to a domestic call. Once Ross arrived, the undisclosed caller was pacing around the kitchen and seemed to be upset.

  • Police Beat 03-27-12

    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.
    March 15

    9:59 a.m. — A 54-year-old male of Arvada, Colo. reported that he had been the victim of fraud between $250 and $2,500 on the 3000 block of Trinity Drive.

    10:45 a.m. — A 15-year-old Los Alamos male was arrested at Los Alamos High School for possession of a controlled substance.

    1:56 p.m. — A 51-year-old Los Alamos female reported that she had been robbed in the 40 block of Verde Ridge of less than $250.

    March 16

  • LAPD employee under internal investigation

    A Los Alamos Police Department employee is under investigation for parking in a disabled space and telling a resident that she had the right to do so because she was a police officer.
    Sandra Quintana, however, works in the records department and is not a police officer, according to Deputy Police Chief Kevin Purtymun.
    Dispatch call records state that Quintana told Bill Dunn, who approached her for not having a proper placard, that she was a police officer.
    “It was clear that she wasn’t,” Dunn said.
    He called dispatch to inform the department that someone without a placard had parked in the disabled parking spot at the fire administration building and that he told her that she could get in trouble for parking there.

  • Woman guilty of embezzlement

    A Los Alamos woman has been convicted of embezzling more than $8,000 from her employer, Medical Associates of Northern New Mexico.
    On March 14, Los Alamos District Court Judge Sheri Raphaelson found Rebecca Jones, 30, guilty of embezzlement of between $500 and $2,500 — a fourth degree felony — as part of a plea deal.
    Jones was given a conditional discharge, meaning she’ll get no jail time, with two years of supervised probation followed by three years of unsupervised probation and she was ordered to pay $8,769 of total restitution to her employer.

  • Police Beat 03-20-12

    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.
    March 8

    12:45 p.m. — Benjamin Baca, 38, Los Alamos, was arrested on a Los Alamos Magistrate Court bench warrant.
    2:29 p.m. — An unidentified person reported that they had been robbed at a value of more than $500 and less than $2,500 at the 600 block of Crossroads.
    8:00 p.m. —A Smith’s Food and Drug Center caller reported a shoplifter. Matthew Courtney, 21, Los Alamos was arrested on the charge.
    11:30 p.m. — Isaias Villalobos Marquez, 23, Los Alamos was arrested for battery against a household member.
    March 9

  • Heavy snow, strong winds strike Ariz, 31K lose power in NM; NMED issues dust notice

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A winter storm and high winds struck parts of Arizona and New Mexico on Sunday, causing hazardous driving conditions, power outages and school cancellations.

    The fast moving storm forced the National Weather Service to place parts of northern New Mexico under a winter storm warning until midnight Monday as heavy snow and wind from Arizona was expected to quickly blanket the area.