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Public Safety

  • Winter Weather Advisory in Effect Through 11 a.m. This Morning

    A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM MST THIS MORNING.

    * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS... TOTAL OF 3 TO 5 INCHES. LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE ALONG WEST AND SOUTHWEST FACING SLOPES.

    * TIMING... SNOW WILL CONTINUE TO DECREASE IN COVERAGE AND INTENSITY THROUGH THE LATE MORNING.

    * WINDS... NO WIDESPREAD SIGNIFICANT WINDS ARE EXPECTED.

    * SNOW LEVELS... FALLING BACK TO THE SURFACE EARLY TONIGHT.

    * LOCAL IMPACTS... .SNOW PACKED ROADS... REDUCED VISIBILITIES... AND TREACHEROUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS CAN BE EXPECTED.

    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

  • Police Beat 02-07-12

    Jan. 26

    8:17 p.m. — Andrew Chavez, 21, of Santa Fe, was arrested and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia at 535 Central Avenue, Los Alamos.

    Jan. 27

    9:08 a.m. — A 9-year-old Los Alamos girl was reported to be the victim of criminal sexual penetration of a child.

    1:27 p.m. — A 46-year-old Los Alamos woman reported she was the victim of burglary from a dwelling on Longview Drive.

    5:42 p.m. — A business in Santa Fe reported it was the victim of criminal damage to property of less than $1,000 that occurred at 2400 Central Ave. in Los Alamos.

    Jan. 29

  • Travel Advisory for Northern NM Roads

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — State road crews are out plowing, salting, sanding and putting down cinders on state highways in northern New Mexico because of snow packed and icy roads.

    The New Mexico Department of Transportation reports difficult driving conditions on Interstate 25 from Wagon Mound to Raton Pass and on U.S. 64/87 from Raton to 5.6 miles west of Capulin.


     

  • Winter Weather Makes a Comeback

    Staff, Wire Reports

     

    Los Alamos County residents woke up to an unexpected surprise Saturday as another three to five inches of snow fell in the area. And even more of the white stuff fell in the Jemez Mountains, which was welcome news for skiers.

    According to its website, Pajarito Mountain received seven inches of snow Saturday and its base was 44 inches.

    On Saturday morning, N.M. 502 was snow covered and icy as was N.M. 4 heading into the Jemez Mountains. Most of the side roads around town also were snow covered and icy.

    The storm, however, did cause some problems in the Los Alamos area.

  • Pfizer Recalls 1M Birth Control Packs

    Pfizer is recalling 1 million packets of birth control pills due to a packaging error that could raise the risk of an accidental pregnancy by leaving women with an inadequate dose.

  • Potential Winter Storm Takes Aim at Northern New Mexico

    POTENTIAL WINTER STORM ON THE WAY FOR PARTS OF NORTHERN NEW MEXICO LATER THIS WEEK...

    ACCUMULATING SNOW WILL RETURN TO PARTS OF NORTHERN NEW MEXICO BEGINNING LATE THURSDAY AND CONTINUING INTO FRIDAY. THE MOST SIGNIFICANT SNOW IMPACTS ARE EXPECTED IN THE SAN JUAN AND SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS... AS WELL PORTIONS OF THE NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS AND FAR NORTHEAST PLAINS THURSDAY NIGHT INTO FRIDAY MORNING.

    IN ADDITION TO THE SNOW... A FEW THUNDERSTORMS MAY DEVELOP NEAR THE NEW MEXICO/TEXAS STATE LINE THURSDAY AFTERNOON AS GULF MOISTURE ADVANCES NORTHWARD AHEAD OF THE APPROACHING STORM.

  • Police Beat 01-31-12

    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.

    Jan. 19

    12:13 p.m. — Kelly Casados, 43, Los Alamos, was arrested on a probation violation at 3055 Trinity Drive.

    12:50 p.m. — A 15-year-old El Rancho juvenile was arrested on a marijuana possession charge at Los Alamos High School.

    1:46 p.m. — Benjamin Baca, 36, Los Alamos, was arrested and charged with driving while his license was suspended or revoked at 1247 Trinity Drive.

    8:01 p.m. — Leroy Romero, 55, Truchas, was arrested on a charge of minimum speed regulations on East Road.

  • NM police capture shooting suspect after standoff

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A man being sought in connection with two fatal shootings in south Santa Fe has surrendered to authorities.

    Santa Fe Sheriff's deputies, SWAT teams and other agents surrounded a barricaded home for several hours Friday before Arthur "Arturo" Anaya was taken into custody around 4:45 p.m.

    Authorities say the 54-year-old Anaya is being held on suspicion of two counts of murder.

    They say 51-year-old Theresa Vigil was pronounced dead Tuesday at Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center from a gunshot wound to the head.

    Investigators say she was shot Monday in the trailer home she rented from Anaya.

  • Police seek woman suspected in theft

    Los Alamos police are calling on the public for assistance in locating a former employee of Aspen Ridge Lodge suspected of stealing from a 93-year-old resident.

    Magistrate Court Judge Pat Casados issued a warrant for the arrest of Gail Martinez, 44, of Espanola who is wanted on two counts including larceny and theft of a credit card.  

    Martinez was working at Aspen Ridge last November when resident Robert Marr’s wallet disappeared from his room, according to police reports. The wallet contained about $80 in cash, a Bank of America credit card and a driver’s license and Medicare card both issued to Marr.

  • LAFD fills deputy chief post

    The second highest post at the Los Alamos County Fire Department has been filled from within by a 15-year veteran.

    New Deputy Chief Justin Grider is described as a man of exemplary character, quiet confidence, dedication and humility with a generous sense of humor — a magnanimous leader — always spreading credit as widely as possible.

    “Justin is truly a role model for others to follow,” Fire Chief Troy Hughes said.

    Hughes chaired a selection panel for Grider’s promotion that included LAFD Operational Analyst Norma Valdez, Battalion Chief Richard Garcia, Capt. Paul Grano, Driver/Engineer Daniel Archuleta, Firefighter Cari Mace and Los Alamos National Laboratory Fire Protection Group Leader Rob Farris.