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Public Safety

  • 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.

  • Nationwide EAS test set for Wednesday

    The federal government will conduct the first ever nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) at noon Wednesday. The test will last about 30 seconds. During this period, regularly scheduled television, radio, cable, and satellite shows will be interrupted as the system is being tested. This event is NOT a real emergency alert, it is only a test.
    The nationwide EAS test will trigger a drill in New Mexico to test communications and response capabilities of emergency responders in a select number of counties.

  • Missing Persons Alert

    Los Alamos resident Pat Turner has been missing since Friday. New Mexico and Los Alamos Search and Rescue are looking for him in the Mitchell Trail area. Anyone with information about Turner is urged to call the Los Alamos Police Department at 662-8222

  • Winter Weather Advisory in effect through Tuesday afternoon

    The National Weather Service has issued the following severe weather alert:

    A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MST THIS EVENING.

    * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS... AN INCH OR TWO EXPECTED BELOW 7500 FEET WITH 2 TO 3 INCHES AND LOCALLY UP TO 4 INCHES ABOVE 7500 FEET FAVORING THE WEST SLOPES THE JEMEZ/LOWER SAN JUANS AND SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS.

    * TIMING... SNOW WILL DIMINISH LATE THIS MORNING OR EARLY THIS AFTERNOON.

    * WINDS... NORTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH. SOME HIGHER GUSTS LIKELY ON THE HIGHER PEAKS AND RIDGES.

    * SNOW LEVELS... TEMPERATURES WILL BE COLD ENOUGH FOR SNOW AT ALL LEVELS AT LEAST THROUGH THE MORNING.

  • Police Beat 11-01-11

    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. 20

    5:10 p.m. – A 19-year-old Los Alamos man reported being the victim of fraud on Central Avenue. The estimated loss is more than $250.

    9:45 p.m. – A 75-year-old White Rock man reported that someone damaged his property on Longview Drive. The estimated loss is less than $1,000.

    10:39 p.m. – Dexter Thomas, 23, of Santa Fe was arrested near Camino Entrada and East Road and charged with DWI.
    Oct. 21

  • Accident shuts down Truck Route Monday

    A three-car accident closed the truck route to traffic for nearly three hours Monday afternoon.

    “We shut down the truck route for the safety of all the emergency personnel working at the accident scene as well as the safety of commuters because so many vehicles were involved,” said Capt. Randy Foster of the Los Alamos Police Department, adding that two people were taken to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

    “At about 3:30 p.m., a Toyota Camry, a pick up and a Mercury Mountaineer SUV were involved in the accident,” Foster said. “The SUV actually rolled over.”

  • Three-Car Accident Closes Truck Route Monday afternoon

    The truck route was closed due to a three-car accident that occurred late Monday afternoon.

    "One of the vehicles actually rolled over," said Capt. Randy Foster of the Los Alamos Police Department. "Two people have been transported to the Los Alamos Medical Center with what appear to be non life-threatening injuries."

    Truck route traffic was diverted to Trinity Drive, which remained backed up throughout the afternoon commute, as did the Main Hill Road.

    Foster expected the truck route to reopen around 6 p.m.

    Check back for more on this developing story.

  • Sheriff conducts pre-Halloween sweep

    Sheriff Marco Lucero and his deputies fanned out across Los Alamos and White Rock Friday morning, accompanied by Los Alamos police officers, to conduct a pre-Halloween compliance operation at the homes of six registered sex offenders residing within the county.

    “It’s important to ensure that these individuals are complying with the judgment and sentencing orders issued by the judges in their respective cases,” Lucero said. “Three of the registered sex offenders have orders not to have contact with children less than 16 years old and not to decorate their residences for Halloween or open their doors to children.”

  • Accidents wreak havoc on Wednesday commute

    Accidents on eastbound N.M. 502 and northbound N.M. 4 brought rush hour traffic to a standstill Wednesday afternoon.

    N.M. 502 traffic was backed up nearly to 15th Street. Northbound traffic on N.M. 4 was stopped beyond White Rock. Commuters faced delays of 40 minutes to more than an hour.

    During the 5–6 p.m. peak, it took a half hour to move from 15th Street to DP Road.

    As of 6 p.m. Wednesday evening, officers on the scene had not finalized their investigations, but Cpl. Doug Ehler of the Los Alamos Police Department provided preliminary reports, but rain-slick streets may have been a contributing factor.