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Public Safety

  • Woman guilty of embezzlement

    A Los Alamos woman has been convicted of embezzling more than $8,000 from her employer, Medical Associates of Northern New Mexico.
    On March 14, Los Alamos District Court Judge Sheri Raphaelson found Rebecca Jones, 30, guilty of embezzlement of between $500 and $2,500 — a fourth degree felony — as part of a plea deal.
    Jones was given a conditional discharge, meaning she’ll get no jail time, with two years of supervised probation followed by three years of unsupervised probation and she was ordered to pay $8,769 of total restitution to her employer.

  • Police Beat 03-20-12

    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.
    March 8

    12:45 p.m. — Benjamin Baca, 38, Los Alamos, was arrested on a Los Alamos Magistrate Court bench warrant.
    2:29 p.m. — An unidentified person reported that they had been robbed at a value of more than $500 and less than $2,500 at the 600 block of Crossroads.
    8:00 p.m. —A Smith’s Food and Drug Center caller reported a shoplifter. Matthew Courtney, 21, Los Alamos was arrested on the charge.
    11:30 p.m. — Isaias Villalobos Marquez, 23, Los Alamos was arrested for battery against a household member.
    March 9

  • Heavy snow, strong winds strike Ariz, 31K lose power in NM; NMED issues dust notice

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A winter storm and high winds struck parts of Arizona and New Mexico on Sunday, causing hazardous driving conditions, power outages and school cancellations.

    The fast moving storm forced the National Weather Service to place parts of northern New Mexico under a winter storm warning until midnight Monday as heavy snow and wind from Arizona was expected to quickly blanket the area.

  • High winds clocked in excess of 60 mph at LA Airport

     At 1:55 p.m. a wind gust of 63 mph was recorded at Los Alamos Airport. Gusts of 40-50 mph have been common throughout the late morning and early afternoon as a storm front approaches from Arizona.

    WIND ADVISORY WAS IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 PM MDT THIS AFTERNOON...

    * LOCATION... THE SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS AND THEIR WEST SLOPES.

  • Winter Storm Warning until Midnight Tonight

    A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT MDT TONIGHT.

    * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS... 3 TO 5 INCHES BELOW 7500 FEET AND 5 TO 10 INCHES ABOVE 7500 FEET. LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS ARE POSSIBLE ON SOUTHWEST FACING SLOPES.

    * TIMING... SNOW WILL CONTINUE OFF AND ON TODAY BEFORE TAPERING OFF TONIGHT.

    * WINDS... WEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 35 MPH TODAY.

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

    * LOCAL IMPACTS... DANGEROUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP ACROSS THE HIGHER TERRAIN. VISIBILITIES MAY BE REDUCED BELOW ONE MILE AT TIMES.

    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

  • Police Beat 03-13-12

    March 1

    8:42 p.m. — Peggy Myers, 58, Los Alamos, was arrested for DWI at 535 Central Ave. Myers was arrested on suspicion of DWI and careless driving following a collision with a curb that caused a flat tire to her vehicle.

    10:08 p.m. — Garrett Eckhart, 30, Los Alamos, was issued a summons on charges of aggravated battery and criminal damage to property following a fight at 1297 47th St.

    March 2

    3:18 p.m. — Three unidentified juveniles, one male and two females, of Santa Cruz and Los Alamos, were arrested for criminal damage to property valued at no more than $1,000 at Los Alamos Middle School, 2101 Hawk Dr.

  • Alcohol-related traffic deaths up in New Mexico

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — State records show more people died in alcohol-related traffic crashes last year in New Mexico.

    Preliminary records of the Traffic Safety Bureau indicate 146 people were killed in highway crashes involving alcohol in 2011. That's up from 128 in 2010, but down from 152 in 2009.

    Alcohol-involved traffic deaths accounted for 41 percent of the 355 people killed in highway crashes last year.

    New Mexico law police plan to crack down on drunken driving through the weekend, including St. Patrick's Day, with more patrols and sobriety checkpoints.

    Gov. Susana Martinez, other state officials and law enforcement representatives are announcing the anti-drunken driving campaign on Tuesday.

  • Winter Weather Advisory Until 6 a.m. Sunday

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW... WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM MDT SUNDAY.

    * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS... GENERALLY 2 TO 5 INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS OF 5 TO 7 INCHES ON THE HIGHEST PEAKS ABOVE 10000 FEET.

    * TIMING... PERIODS OF LIGHT TO OCCASIONALLY MODERATE SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE MORNING... INCREASING IN COVERAGE AND INTENSITY BY AFTERNOON AND THROUGH TONIGHT.

    * WINDS... WIDESPREAD SIGNIFICANT WINDS ARE NOT EXPECTED.

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

    * LOCAL IMPACTS... SNOW LEVELS WILL REACH 7000 TO 8000 FEET BY THE LATE AFTERNOON... DROPPING TO ALL AREAS BY THIS EVENING.

  • Winter Storm Warning Through Noon Today

    A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON MST TODAY.

    * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS... STORM TOTALS REACHING TWO TO FIVE INCHES OVER THE NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS AND EAST CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST PLAINS. THREE TO SIX INCHES FOR PORTIONS OF THE NORTHERN AND CENTRAL MOUNTAINS BELOW 7500 FEET WITH SIX TO TWELVE INCHES ABOVE 7500 FEET.

    * TIMING... SNOW WILL DECREASE IN COVERAGE AND INTENSITY LATE THIS MORNING AND INTO THE EARLY AFTERNOON.

    * WINDS... WIDESPREAD SIGNIFICANT WINDS ARE NOT EXPECTED.

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

    * LOCAL IMPACTS... HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED THROUGH THE MORNING. SNOW WILL REDUCE VISIBILITIES BELOW 1 MILE AT TIMES.

  • Police Beat 03-06-12

    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. 22

    8:09 a.m. — A 51-year-old Los Alamos individual reported criminal damage to Herman’s Automotive at 51 Rover Blvd. valued at less than $1,000.

    11:06 a.m. — A 38-year-old male, Los Alamos, reported criminal damage to property at First United Methodist Church at 715 Diamond Dr. valued at less than $1,000.

    12:41 p.m. — A 66-year-old male, Santa Fe, reported that he had been robbed at Los Alamos High School.