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Public Safety

  • 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.

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  • 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 THE HIGH WIND WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.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.

  • 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.