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Public Safety

  • 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.

  • Woman speaks up for jailed fiancé

    The mother of the child at the center of an alleged abuse case is speaking out in defense of her fiancé, who has been charged with the crime.

    Tyrell Abney, 19, of Los Alamos, was arrested last Wednesday after calling Los Alamos police stating that his 11-week-old son had fallen down, but according to an arrest warrant affidavit, doctors at the Los Alamos Medical Center and the University of New Mexico Hospital weren’t convinced the baby’s injuries were consistent with a fall.

  • Coroner IDs body from trailer fire

    The Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office received positive identification Thursday afternoon from the Office of the Medical Investigator of the body, after a house fire Sunday at 10 Jose Alfredo Lane in El Rancho.  The body was identified as Pauline A. Roybal,48. The Sheriff’s Office is working closely with the New Mexico State Fire Marshal’s Office to determine a cause of the house fire.  The Fire Marshal’s Office has sent evidence to be analyzed.

  • 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.