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Public Safety

  • Flash Flood Watch Until 11 p.m.

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A

    * FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR A PORTION OF NORTH AND CENTRAL NEW MEXICO... INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS... ALBUQUERQUE METRO AREA... ESTANCIA VALLEY... JEMEZ MOUNTAINS... LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY... NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS... SANDIA/MANZANO MOUNTAINS... SANTA FE METRO AREA... SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS... WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS AND WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS.

    * UNTIL 11 PM MDT THIS EVENING

    * DEEP MOISTURE OVER CENTRAL MOISTURE COMBINED WITH AN UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE AND WEAK STEERING FLOW WILL ENHANCE THE POTENTIAL FOR FLASH FLOODING THROUGH THIS EVENING. TORRENTIAL RAINFALL WITH RAINFALL RATES UP TO 2 INCHES PER HOUR ARE POSSIBLE WITH THESE THUNDERSTORMS.

  • Fire probe continues

    The July 4 fire that destroyed the chapel at the New Beginnings Church still is under investigation.

    That’s the latest Wednesday from the Los Alamos County Fire Department, New Mexico State Fire Marshal Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.

    All three organizations are still in the process of conducting an investigation into the origin and cause of the fire located at 112 East Road.

    According to a LAFD press release, the fire is still classified as under investigation and information is still being gathered and processed.

    “The process of fire investigation is complex and takes time an

    resources to come to a conclusion of what took place before and during the event,” the release states.

  • Paul Parker Construction offering $500 reward

    It has not been an easy month for Paul Parker Construction. About two weeks ago, while the family-run business was working on some gas mains on the North Mesa, vandals smashed out the windows of their trucks, a Ford F-700 and a Ford F-8000.
    When an employee left the trucks at the site Saturday, July 14, he reported they were fine. But when he arrived back at the site July 16, there was more damage.
    “They smashed out the mirrors, headlights and signals, as well as jammed the ignitions” said Paul Parker’s son, Brad. According to Brad, whoever did it used rocks to do the deed, as well as “whatever they found  laying around.”
    Police are actively looking for suspects.

  • Police Beat 07-24-12

    Police Beat items are compiled from public information contained in the 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.

    July 12

    7:30 a.m.— Gary Brown, 44, was arrested for committing a larceny over $250 and under $500.  According to police he’s accused of stealing a computer from the Comfort Inn, 2500 Trinity Drive. He is due to appear in magistrate court through a criminal summons.

  • Inmate injures himself in jail

    At around 4:30 p.m. Monday, a prisoner being held at the Los Alamos Detention Center was rushed to the Los Alamos Medical Center. He was later transferred to the Christus St. Vincent Medical Center in Santa Fe for more testing. As of press time, it is not known what his condition is. According to LAPD Capt. Randy Foster, the prisoner suffered a “medical episode” and fell down in the jail. “... and unfortunately, the floors and walls in the jail aren’t very forgiving,” Foster said.

  • Flash Flood Warning until 5:15 p.m.

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A

    * FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR... LOS ALAMOS COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL NEW MEXICO EAST CENTRAL SANDOVAL COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL NEW MEXICO NORTHWESTERN SANTA FE COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL NEW MEXICO

    * UNTIL 515 PM MDT

    * AT 308 PM MDT... NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED VERY HEAVY RAIN FROM A THUNDERSTORM 10 MILES SOUTHWEST OF LOS ALAMOS. THE STORM PRODUCING VERY HEAVY RAIN WAS NEARLY STATIONARY.

  • Cone Zone 07-22-12

    Pavement Preservation Program
    Crews will be working to finish on Donna, and then moving to Aragon west of Rover, and Azure. Flyers will be distributed 48 hours in advance of work beginning in the immediate area. Once construction gets to your area, please ensure that all vehicles are parked off-street.
    Other White Rock streets included in this year’s program include Canada Way, Barcelona, Rover from Carlsbad to Grand Canyon, and possibly Shirlane. In Los Alamos — Range Road and North Mesa Road from Hawk Drive to just east of the Posse Lodge. If you live on any of these streets, watch for your 48-hour notice.

    Eastern Area 2 Concrete, Paving & Utility Project – Phase 1

  • Newest officer takes the oath

    Magistrate Judge Pat Casados swears in the newest Los Alamos police officer, Cpl. Jack Casias. He is the LAPD’s most recent recruit, but not new to police work, having spent three years as a police officer in Española.

  • Police Beat 07-17-12

    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.
    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.

    July 5

    10:10 a.m. – Police turned in a stray cat to the Los Alamos County Animal Shelter. When the shelter identified the cat’s owner and made contact, the owner agreed to give the cat up and it was adopted by a new owner.

  • Rahn released from Montana jail

    Los Alamos resident Thomas Rahn was released from a Bozeman Mont., jail at 12:05 p.m. Tuesday after posting a $50,000 bail in New Mexico. According to Rhonda Goyem, the clerk for the judge that presided over his release, Rahn was freed in Montana on his own recognizance.

    Rahn was arrested in Montana July 6 after the Los Alamos Police issued a warrant for his arrest. Rahn was arrested on charges of two counts of first-degree criminal sexual penetration on a child under 13. And two counts of second-degree criminal sexual contact with a child under 13.  He was reportedly on business for the Los Alamos National Laboratory when he was arrested.