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Public Safety

  • Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 5 a.m. Tuesday

    THE WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW IS NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM MST TUESDAY.

    * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS... ADDITIONAL ACCUMULATIONS OF 3 TO 6 INCHES IN THE SOUTHWEST AND SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS. ADDITIONAL ACCUMULATIONS OF 2 TO 4 INCHES IN THE CENTRAL AND WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS. ADDITIONAL ACCUMULATIONS OF ONLY AROUND 1 INCH IN THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS.

    * TIMING... ACCUMULATING SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH TONIGHT IN THE SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS... BUT ONLY THROUGH THIS EVENING IN THE SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS... AND ONLY THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON IN THE MOUNTAINS ALONG AND NORTH OF I-40. SNOW WILL BE HEAVY AT TIMES IN THE MOUNTAINS SOUTH OF HIGHWAY 60 THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT.

  • Police: NM man facing 16th DWI

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico man is being held on $100,000 cash bail after getting arrested with what officials say is his 16th DWI.

    Police say Johnny Ignacio was arrested Friday after authorities said he passed out behind the wheel and blocked traffic at an Albuquerque intersection.

    Court officials say Ignacio has been convicted eight times of driving drunk and has another case pending in Nevada.

    His arrest comes as Gov. Susana Martinez, public safety officials and groups like Mothers Against Drunk Drivers are vowing once again push lawmakers in January to pass a package of bills aimed at repeat drunken drivers.

    It was unclear if Ignacio had hired an attorney.


     

  • Holiday safety

    The New Mexico Poison and Drug Information Center (NMPDIC) recommends the following holiday tips to protect our family, friends and neighbors from a potential poisoning:
    Food Preparation
    and Alcohol
    • Wash hands well with warm water and soap before and after food preparation, especially raw meat/eggs
    • Wash utensils, containers, counter tops and cutting boards well before and after food preparation.
    • Use separate cutting boards for meat products.
    • Cook all meats to the recommended internal temperature.
    • Refrigerate all perishable items no more than two hours after a meal.
    • Avoid storing raw meat above prepared food as contaminated fluid may drip or seep.  

  • Police Beat 11-22-11

    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.

    Nov. 10
        
    8:37 a.m. – A 59-year-old Espanola woman reported that someone used her credit card by false representation at 3917 West Road. The estimated loss is unknown.

    7:39 p.m. – Nathaniel Martin, 40, of Los Alamos was arrested at 3000 Trinity Dr. and charged with battery against a household member.    

    Nov. 11

    6:56 p.m. – A 16-year-old Los Alamos boy was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia at 100 Azure Dr. and referred to the juvenile probation officer.

  • NM police launch crackdown on drunken driving

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico police have launched a "superblitz" of check points and patrols to crack down on drunken driving during the winter holiday season.

    State officials say the anti-drunken driving campaign will run through Jan. 8 and includes television and radio advertising.

    New Mexico Traffic Safety Director Mike Sandoval said Friday that alcohol is often a factor in holiday traffic crashes.

    During an enforcement campaign against drunken driving last winter, there were 40 traffic deaths and 15 of those involved people who had been drinking.

  • Ready Pac recalls 5K cases of bagged salads

    IRWINDALE, Calif. (AP) — Ready Pac Foods has recalled more than 5,000 cases of bagged salad because of a possible E. coli contamination.

    The Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday that the bagged romaine lettuce and salad mixes were distributed to 15 Western states.

    The recall was issued by the Irwindale, Calif. company after a random government test showed contamination.

    The bagged salads have a sell-by date of Nov. 18.

    E. coli can cause food poisoning and death in severe cases.

    FDA officials say this recall has not been related to any report of illness.

  • Wind Advisory Until 6 p.m. Saturday

    The National Weather Service has issued the following weather advisory:

    A WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MST THIS EVENING.

    * LOCATION... WEST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS... SANDIA AND MANZANO MOUNTAINS.

    * WINDS... SOUTHWEST AND WEST AT 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS AROUND 55 MPH.

    * TIMING... WINDS WILL STRENGTHEN RAPIDLY EARLY THIS MORNING... THEN DIMINISH AROUND SUNSET.

    * VISIBILITY... LOCALIZED AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW MAY DROP VISIBILITY BELOW 3 MILES AT TIMES WHERE SNOW COVERS THE GROUND.

    * LOCAL IMPACTS... HAZARDOUS CROSSWINDS WILL IMPACT TRAVEL ON NORTH TO SOUTH ORIENTED HIGHWAYS.

    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

  • Police Beat 11-15-11

    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.
    Nov. 3

    11:51 a.m. – John Pacheco, 29, of Espanola was arrested on Trinity Drive on an outstanding warrant from Santa Fe County for a probation violation.     

    1:32 p.m. – Johnathan Lopez, 26, of Santa Cruz was arrested on Trinity Drive on an outstanding District Court Warrant for failure to appear.

    5:30 p.m. – A 27-year-old Los Alamos woman reported that her vehicle was burglarized while parked in the 3500 block of Trinity Dr. The estimated loss is unknown.

  • Missing LA man found dead

    Los Alamos Police located the body of missing Los Alamos resident Pat Turner at 10 a.m. today along Mitchell Trail.

    Turner, 55, had been the subject of an intensive search by local police and New Mexico and Los Alamos Search and Rescue personnel for several days.

    Turner went missing about noon Friday, according to friends and family, who on Monday asked for police assistance in finding Turner.

    On Wednesday, New Mexico State Police joined the search by helicopter, but were unable to locate the father of three who is a longtime Los Alamos resident and an employee at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

  • Police Beat 11-08-11

    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.
    Oct. 27

    1:50 p.m. – A 24-year-old Los Alamos man reported that he was assaulted in the 600 block of San Ildefonso Road.

    6:54 p.m. – An 8-year-old Los Alamos girl reported that she was battered in the 600 block of San Ildefonso Road.
    Oct. 28

    1:02 p.m. – Viscom Inc., of Albuquerque reported being the victim of larceny in the 700 block of Diamond Dr., the estimated loss is less than $20,000.