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Public Safety

  • 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.

  • 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.