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Public Safety

  • Alcohol compliance sweep leads to two firings Friday

    A random compliance sweep Friday put two alcohol servers in Los Alamos out of work.
    The New Mexico Department of Public Safety Special Investigation Department’s Lt. Chris Ortiz said officers conducted a minor compliance operation at 11 establishments in Los Alamos that sell alcohol.
    “Two locations sold to a minor,” Ortiz said.
    He said the operation involved an undercover minor, which the department recruits and trains to go into liquor stores to buy a six-pack of beer or stroll up to a bar and order a drink.
    “Just like anyone,” he said. Meanwhile, an undercover agent is already waiting inside the establishment to see what unfolds.

  • Police Beat 02-21-12

    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.

    Feb. 9

    1:32 p.m. – Aspen Elementary School reported that a 12-year-old female, Los Alamos, is alleging that she had been raped near Los Alamos High School. The case is under investigation.

    11:33 p.m. – A 28-year-old man reported that he had been bitten by an undisclosed animal at 3917 West Rd. The animal was impounded.

    Feb. 10

    1:19 p.m. – A 29-year-old man reported that he had been robbed at 3851 Alabama Ave.

    Feb. 12

  • Charges unfounded in sexual assault of 12-year-old girl

    An alleged rape of a 12-year-old female was deemed unfounded, according to a Los Alamos Police Department incident report.

    The girl alleged that construction workers near or around Los Alamos High School had sexually assaulted her.

     And Deputy Police Chief Kevin Purtymun told the Los Alamos Monitorearly Tuesday that the case was still active.

     But a public records request for the actual report, which the department’s Records Division supplied Tuesday afternoon, indicated that the girl’s allegation was determined to be a fabrication Feb. 17 after a subsequent interview with her.

  • Icy road conditions on state highways Monday

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Northern New Mexico roads are described as icy and snow packed and drivers are urged to use caution.

    The New Mexico Department of Transportation reports difficult driving conditions on state roads 38 and 454. Crews are out plowing, salting and cindering the roadways. Poor visibility is reported with blowing snow.

    Severe driving conditions are reported on U.S. 64 from Taos Pass to Cimarron Canyon with the roadway described as snow packed and icy.

    Crews have plowed, salted, and cindered the highway.


     

  • Winter Weather Advisory Continues Through Monday A.M.

     

    A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON MST MONDAY.

    * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS... 3 TO 6 INCHES ABOVE 7500 FEET AND 1 TO 3 INCHES BELOW 7500 FEET.

    * TIMING... SNOW WILL BECOME LOCALLY HEAVY THROUGH TONIGHT BEFORE TAPERING OFF LATE MONDAY MORNING.

    * WINDS... SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH SHIFTING TO WEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH TONIGHT.

    * SNOW LEVELS... TEMPERATURES WILL BE COLD ENOUGH FOR SNOW AT ALL LOCATIONS.

  • VIDEO: Electric Cigarette Explodes in FL Man's Mouth

    A Florida man trying to kick the smoking habit was puffing on an electronic cigarette when a faulty battery apparently caused it to explode in his mouth.

  • Police Beat 02-14-12

    Feb. 3

    12:26 p.m. — A roaming dog was captured and released to its owner at 119 Alhambra Drive in Los Alamos.

     Feb. 4

    8:40 a.m. — A roaming dog was captured and the owner was cited for having a roaming animal and not having tags at 3229 Walnut Street.
     
    1:35 p.m. — Matthew Ruybal was stopped for having an inoperative tail light and subsequently cited for no insurance, no registration and having an open container of alcohol. His passenger Kelley Henderson also was cited for having an open container of alcohol.

  • White Rock man arrested in Pojoaque

    Justin Stone, 25, of White Rock, was arrested by officers from Santa Fe Police and Sheriff’s Department in Pojoaque Monday morning.

    Stone allegedly ditched a car containing a “mobile meth lab” and ran away from police in Santa Fe Friday.

    According to police, Stone, who listed his address as 711 Meadows Lane, drove away after he was pulled over for running a red light near Cerrillos Road and Richards Ave. early Friday morning. Stone allegedly abandoned the car nearby and police later found meth-making materials in the vehicle. His passenger,

    Emma Keener, 20, of Los Alamos, was taken into custody on outstanding warrants.

  • Winter Storm Warning Continues Until Early Wednesday

    A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM MST WEDNESDAY.

    * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS... EXPECT TOTAL ACCUMULATIONS OF 3 TO 6 INCHES BELOW 7500 FEET AND 6 TO 10 INCHES ABOVE 7500 FEET. LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS WILL BE POSSIBLE ON SOME WEST FACING SLOPES.

    * TIMING... SNOWFALL WILL BE HEAVY AT TIMES THIS EVENING. SNOW WILL DECREASE IN COVERAGE AND INTENSITY AFTER MIDNIGHT... THEN SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS WILL LINGER INTO WEDNESDAY MORNING. PATCHY AND DENSE FOG WILL ALSO DEVELOP LATE TONIGHT AS THE SNOW DECREASES ALONG AND WEST OF THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE.

    * WINDS... WEST AT 5 TO 15 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS ACROSS THE HIGHEST TERRAIN.

  • Road conditions improve in northern New Mexico

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Road conditions in northern New Mexico are improving. The state highway department reports fair conditions on New Mexico State Highways 434, 38, 120 and U.S. 64. A few icy spots do remain and drivers are urged to slow down and drive with caution for the rest of Monday afternoon and evening.