.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Public Safety

  • Couple busted near LAPD parking lot

    Officers from the Los Alamos Police Department did not have to walk far Monday afternoon to arrest two people on a variety of drug related charges.

    Police Chief Wayne Torpy explained that parking lot surveillance cameras captured Michael A. Muniz, 23, of Dixon and Dinah A. Ortiz, 23, of Alcalde engaged in possible illegal activity inside their vehicle.

    “Our folks who monitor the Justice Center complex for security purposes noticed possible drug related activity in the court parking lot adjacent to the police station,” Torpy said this morning.

    Deputy Chief Kevin Purtymun said the personnel alerted officers to the possible crime in progress, which resulted in the arrest of Muniz and Ortiz.

  • Police Beat 09-06-11

    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.

    Aug. 25
        9:30 a.m. – Christian Chavez, 18, was arrested on North Mesa Road and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and issued a citation to appear in court.

    9:30 a.m. – A 16-year-old Los Alamos boy was charged with possession of marijuana on North Mesa Road and referred to the juvenile probation officer.

    7:53 p.m. – Michael Linzey, 29, of Los Alamos was arrested on Central Avenue on an outstanding warrant for a probation violation issued through Magistrate Court.

  • Legislators convene special session

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Legislature convened Tuesday for a special session focusing on the politically charged task of redistricting, which will influence elections and public policy in New Mexico for the next decade.

    As lawmakers returned to work, House and Senate Democratic leaders said redistricting was their top priority although Republican Gov. Susana Martinez wants the Legislature to consider a host of other issues besides drawing new boundaries of congressional, legislative and other elective office districts.

  • Flood Advisory Issued for LA County

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED AN

    * ARROYO AND SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY FOR... WEST CENTRAL LOS ALAMOS COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL NEW MEXICO EAST CENTRAL SANDOVAL COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL NEW MEXICO

    * UNTIL 745 PM MDT

    * AT 542 PM MDT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED HEAVY RAIN ACROSS THE SOUTHERN PORTION OF THE LAS CONCHAS BURN SCAR. LOOK FOR UP TO A HALF AN INCH AS THE STORM MOVES FROM NORTH TO SOUTH.

    THIS WILL IMPACT THE LAS CONCHAS BURN SCAR INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO BANDELIER NATIONAL MONUMENT... FRIJOLES CANYON... COCHITI CANYON... PERALTA CANYON... HIGHWAY 4 FROM STATE ROAD 501 JUNCTION TO LAS CONCHAS CAMPGROUND AND DOME WILDERNESS.

  • Construction Zone 09-04-11

    Public Works Projects:
    For more information about the projects listed below, please email  lacpw@lacnm.us or call 662-8150.

    Diamond Drive
    Phase 4
    West Road/LAMC entrance will be closed for approximately one week starting on Tuesday. The contractor will be installing a valley gutter; use the HRL building driveway or the hospital access off Trinity. Once the West Road access is reopened, work will begin on the valley gutter at the LANL HRL building driveway; use West Road.

  • Final Count: 9,200 Pot Plants Seized in Raid

    Two days after numerous branches of law enforcement swooped in to bust a $10-million marijuana grow at Bandelier National Monument, superintendent Jason Lott said crews are scrutinizing other areas of the park.

    “We are actively looking for other grow areas along Bandelier. If there are other areas, we will find them and with the fire, that makes it easy,” Lott said.

    “We are sending a clear message that we will be looking for that kind of stuff and we will find you. I don’t want this to be considered a prime place for this kind of activity.”

    Lott said 9,200 plants were eradicated from the site and disposed of at an undisclosed location.

  • Cooler temps, windy conditions and storms on the way

    The National Weather Service has issued the following Special Weather Statement:

    MUCH COOLER TEMPERATURES ON THE WAY... ... STRONG EAST CANYON WIND EVENT LIKELY TONIGHT...

    A STRONG BACKDOOR COLD FRONT WILL ENTER THE FAR NORTHEAST PLAINS LATER THIS MORNING BEFORE PLUNGING SOUTH AND WEST ACROSS THE REMAINDER OF THE HIGHLANDS AND PLAINS THIS AFTERNOON. SHOWER AND THUNDERSTORM COVERAGE WILL INCREASE ALONG THE FRONT WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR A FEW STRONG STORMS PRODUCING STRONG DOWNBURST WINDS AND HAIL.

  • Authorities raid pot farm at Bandelier--video extra

    BANDELIER – A Blackhawk helicopter used large baskets attached to long ropes to haul out 9,000 marijuana plants found growing in rugged terrain deep inside Frijoles Canyon at Bandelier National Monument Thursday.

    Authorities discovered the clandestine crop while conducting a flood survey of the area by helicopter following a heavy rainfall on Aug. 23. Officials launched the raid on the marijuana field at 4:40 a.m. Thursday and had dismantled the sophisticated operation by nightfall.

    The marijuana was taken to an undisclosed location and burned.

  • Flood Advisory Issued for LA County

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED AN

    * ARROYO AND SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY FOR... LOS ALAMOS COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL NEW MEXICO SOUTH CENTRAL RIO ARRIBA COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL NEW MEXICO EAST CENTRAL SANDOVAL COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL NEW MEXICO

    * UNTIL 400 PM MDT

    * AT 154 PM MDT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED THUNDERSTORMS TRAINING OVER THE NORTHERN PORTION OF THE LAS CONCHAS BURN SCAR. THESE STORMS WERE MOVING EAST AROUND 10 MPH. UP TO ONE HALF INCH OF RAIN IS POSSIBLE. ADDITIONAL THUNDERSTORMS WERE FORMING OVER SOUTHERN PORTIONS OF THE LAS CONCHAS BURN AREA. THESE STORMS MAY PRODUCE BETWEEN ONE QUARTER AND ONE HALF INCH OF RAIN.

  • Police Beat 08-30-11

    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.

    Aug. 18
    6:41 p.m. – Torey Semi, 47, of Denver was arrested on East Jemez Road and charged with possession of a controlled substance.

    Aug. 19

    12:46 a.m. – Nicholas Conner, 29, of Los Alamos was arrested on Arkansas Avenue and charged with possession of a controlled substance, DWI and unlawful carrying of a deadly weapon.