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Public Safety

  • Police Beat 06-05-12

    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.

    May 24

    7:36 a.m. — An unidentified 16-year-old female was arrested along Central Avenue for reckless driving.
    8:42 a.m. — Luis
    Ponechitica, 26, of Medenales, was arrested along Canyon Road for driving on a suspended or revoked licensed.

  • Police Probe Similarities in 2 Disappearances
  • Gila wildfire now covers 300 square miles--Video Extra

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A massive wildfire in the New Mexico wilderness that already is the state's largest blaze ever has grown to nearly 300 square miles as it spreads in all directions, and experts say conditions are ripe this season for similar massive blazes across the West.

  • Motorists face possible delays from I-25 work

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Department of Transportation says a nighttime construction project could cause delays this week for motorists on Interstate 25 near Santa Fe.

    The agency says northbound interstate traffic will be restricted to one lane starting Tuesday night on part of a hill known as La Bajada.

    Pavement is being milled and new asphalt applied on the interstate for about one mile starting at the Cochiti exit south of Santa Fe.

  • Lighter winds help in fight against N. Mexico fire

    GLENWOOD, N.M. (AP) — Lighter winds aided crews battling a massive wildfire in southwestern New Mexico's Gila National Forest, but they still were unable to stop the blaze that has raged across more than 190 square miles of mountainous forest lands since last week.

    As the strong, erratic gusts slackened Sunday, teams focused on building protection lines on key flanks of the blaze.

  • AIR QUALITY ALERT--Update

    This from the New Mexico Environment Department:

    THE WHITEWATER BALDY FIRE COMPLEX IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE AN ACTIVE SMOKE PLUME OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS. TRANSPORT WINDS HAVE SHIFTED AND ARE NOW DIRECTED FROM SOUTHWEST TO NORTHEAST OVER THE REGION. THIS GENERAL DIRECTION OF SMOKE TRANSPORT WILL PERSIST THROUGH LATE SATURDAY BEFORE TRANSPORT WINDS SHIFT BACK TO MORE OF A WEST TO EAST ORIENTATION.

  • Bicyclist Strikes Motorist During Morning Commute

    A bicyclist struck a motorist around 8 a.m. Wednesday near the intersection of Diamond Drive and Orange Street.

    The vehicle and bicycle were heading south on Diamond.  The driver of vehicle was turning into Metzger’s and the bicyclist hit the vehicle.

    The bicycle rider was cited for failure to yield. Details were unavailable as to the extent of the cyclist's injuries. The rider was transported for treatment by Los Alamos Fire Department EMS personnel and was in stable condition at Los Alamos Medical Center.

    Check back on lamonitor.com for more information.    

  • Wildfire danger escalates with unofficial start of summer

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Officials with the New Mexico State Forestry Division say fire danger around the state remains high.

    They're asking residents and visitors to be careful as the unofficial start to the summer vacation season gets under way with the Memorial Day weekend.

    State Forestry spokesman Dan Ware says it's extremely dry in many areas and it only takes one careless mistake for a fire to endanger lives and communities.

  • High Wind Warning for Today

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A HIGH WIND WARNING... WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 9 PM MDT THIS EVENING. THE HIGH WIND WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

    * LOCATION... THE NORTHERN AND CENTRAL MOUNTAINS OF NEW MEXICO AS WELL AS THE FAR NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS.

    * WINDS... SUSTAINED WEST SOUTHWEST WINDS OF 30 TO 40 MPH WITH OCCASIONAL GUSTS TO 55 AND 60 MPH.

    * TIMING... WINDS WILL STRENGTHEN THROUGH THE LATE MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON... PEAKING BY THE MID TO LATE AFTERNOON. WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO GRADUALLY DECREASE INTO THE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT.

    * VISIBILITY... REDUCTIONS AS LOW AS 1 MILE CAN BE EXPECTED IN DUST PRONE AREAS SUCH AS OPEN FIELDS AND ONGOING CONSTRUCTION SITES.

  • Police Beat 05-22-12

    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.

    May 10

    7:54 a.m. — A Diamond Drive caller reported a non-injury motorcycle and truck vehicle accident.
    12:33 p.m. - Smith’s Food and Drug Center in Los Alamos reported that it had been the victim of shoplifting at an estimated value of less than $100.