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Public Safety

  • Burned body found at home in El Rancho

    After the Santa Fe County Fire Department put out a mobile home fire in El Rancho near Pojoaque late Sunday night, the burned body of a woman was found inside the structure.

    Santa Fe Under Sheriff Ron Madrid said deputies were called out to assist the fire department.

    “They put the fire out and called the State Fire (Marshal’s) office because there was a body that was found,” he said.

    Madrid said a positive identification has not been placed on the body, but that an autopsy was performed Tuesday and they were using dental records to determine who the woman is. Madrid said as of Thursday afternoon, the state Office of the Medical Investigator has not yet identified the woman.

  • Northern AZ Wildfire Grows, Prompts Evacuations

    Firefighters continued to battle a wildfire Monday in northern Arizona that has forced residents from their homes in the historic mining town of Crown King just weeks ahead of the busy tourist season.

  • Police Beat 05-15-12

    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 4

    9:19 a.m. — A Camino la Tierra caller reported a suspicious man with a buzz cut and mustache, who was in a parked gray Chevrolet pick-up truck with tinted windows, looking at houses.

    1:41 p.m. — Jonathan Etuk, 31, of Medanales, was arrested on a warrant.

  • Raw Video: Arizona Wildfires Growing

    Firefighters continued to battle a wildfire Monday in northern Arizona that has forced residents from their homes in the historic mining town of Crown King just weeks ahead of the busy tourist season.

  • Arizona Wildfire Chars 2,500 Acres

    Hotshot crews, air tankers and helicopters are battling wildfires in Arizona. The Sunflower blaze in the Tonto National Forest has charred about 2,500 acres, since it was spotted Saturday morning.

  • VIDEO: Kidnapping Suspect Now on FBI Most Wanted List

    The FBI has added to its 10 Most Wanted list the Mississippi man suspected of killing a Tennessee woman and her oldest daughter. The announcement came amid an intense manhunt for 35-year-old Adam Mayes and and the woman's 2 youngest girls.

  • Police Beat 05-08-12

    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.

    April 27

    10:23 a.m. — A complainant on Central Avenue reported that a patient stole a printer from a doctor’s office.

    2:04 p.m. — An unidentified 16-year-old Los Alamos male was cited at Los Alamos High School for possession of drug paraphernalia.

    7:03 p.m. — A San Juan Lane caller wanted help relighting her pilot light on her water heater.

  • NM governor unveils wildfire-warning system

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez and forestry officials have unveiled a new email notification system for alerting residents of potential dangers from wildfire.

    State officials say prompt and accurate information can save lives and that the new system will bolster existing efforts to get information out quickly through social media sites.

    The move comes six weeks after embers from a prescribed fire in Colorado sparked a blaze that killed three people, blackened 6 square miles and damaged or destroyed nearly two dozen homes.

  • Federal help sought to avert flooding at Santa Clara Pueblo

    SANTA CLARA PUEBLO, N.M. (AP) — Members of New Mexico's congressional delegation are asking the federal government for help to prevent possible flooding at Santa Clara Pueblo.

    Sens. Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall and Rep. Ben Ray Lujan say the northern New Mexico Indian community is as risk as a result of last summer's Las Conchas fire.

    The historic blaze left the mountains above the community with little vegetation to hold back any rain or runoff.

  • Cooler, Wetter Weather Set To Move In

    The National Weather Service has issued the following special statement regarding the forecast:

    A BIG CHANGE FOR WETTER AND COOLER WEATHER UNDERWAY...

    WE HAVE BEEN EXPERIENCING DRY AND WARM WEATHER IN RECENT DAYS ACROSS NORTHERN AND CENTRAL NEW MEXICO. IN FACT... RECORD HIGHS HAVE BEEN BROKEN ACROSS SEVERAL EASTERN LOCATIONS. BUT THAT IS BEGINNING TO CHANGE.

    A STRONG BACK DOOR COLD FRONT IS BLASTING INTO NORTHEAST NEW MEXICO EARLY THIS MORNING. TEMPERATURES WILL BE 15 TO 25 DEGREES COOLER THAN SATURDAY IN THE NORTHEAST. IN ADDITION... MOISTURE WILL INCREASE MARKEDLY BEHIND THE FRONT. A FEW SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL FORM ACROSS THE NORTHEAST TODAY... FAVORING THE EAST SLOPES OF THE SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS.