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Public Safety

  • Woman charged in meth bust

    Police recently arrested Los Alamos resident Rowena L. MacDonald, 47, for storing methamphetamine for a drug dealer at her house at 76 Isleta Street in White Rock.

    Police arrested her Nov. 21 on a charge of possession of a controlled substance. She allegedly was keeping 42.7 grams (1.6 ounces) of the drug for a friend who was attempting to sell some of it in White Rock.

    Police first became aware of the drugs when they arrested two suspects Nov. 6 as part of an investigation of drug dealing in White Rock and Los Alamos. The suspects were Daniel Hoth, of Los Alamos and Barry Simmons, of Albuquerque. Police were targeting Hoth, who was wanted on a Los Alamos District Court warrant for drug trafficking.

    A search of the car, which was Hoth’s, revealed a small amount of methamphetamine and assorted drug paraphernalia. The two were arrested and charged with trafficking a controlled substance, conspiracy, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. They are due to appear in Los Alamos Magistrate Court sometime in January to face the charges against them.

  • Police Beat 12-03-13

    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. The Los Alamos Police Department uses the term “arrest” to define anyone who has been physically arrested, served a court summons, or issued a citation.

    Note: Items were delayed due to the Thanksgiving holiday. Look for the next Police Beat this Friday.

    Nov. 17
    4:45 p.m. ­— An 18-year-old Los Alamos man reported that he was the victim of battery in the 100 block of Meadow Lane.

    Nov. 21

    11:18 a.m. — Rowena MacDonald, 47, of 76 Isleta Street, White Rock, was arrested on a magistrate court bench warrant.

    Nov. 22

    3:55 p.m. — A 60-year-old Los Alamos man reported he was the victim of arson (less than $100) at Diamond Drive.

    8:16 p.m. — A 55-year-old female reported to police she was the victim of shoplifting at San Ildefonso Road.

    9:11 p.m. — Yvette Rivera, 36, of Fairview was arrested on a charge of aggravated battery in the 600 block of San Ildefonso Road.

    Nov. 23

    1:39 a.m. — Annabell Gonzales, 55, of Los Alamos was arrested on a charge of shoplifting (less than $100) in the 600 block of San Ildefonso Road.

  • Police Beat 12-03-13

    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. The Los Alamos Police Department uses the term “arrest” to define anyone who has been physically arrested, served a court summons, or issued a citation.
    Nov. 17
    4:45 p.m. ­— An 18-year-old Los Alamos man reported that he was the victim of battery in the 100 block of Meadow Lane.
    Nov. 21

    11:18 a.m. — Rowena MacDonald, 47, of 76 Isleta Street, White Rock, was arrested on a magistrate court bench warrant.

    Nov. 22

    3:55 p.m. — A 60-year-old Los Alamos man reported he was the victim of arson (less than $100) at Diamond Drive.

    8:16 p.m. — A 55-year-old female reported to police she was the victim of shoplifting at San Ildefonso Road.

    9:11 p.m. — Yvette Rivera, 36, of Fairview was arrested on a charge of aggravated battery in the 600 block of San Ildefonso Road.

    Nov. 23
    1:39 a.m. — Annabell Gonzales, 55, of Los Alamos was arrested on a charge of shoplifting (less than $100) in the 600 block of San Ildefonso Road.

  • Police Beat 12-03-13

    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. The Los Alamos Police Department uses the term “arrest” to define anyone who has been physically arrested, served a court summons, or issued a citation.
    Nov. 17
    4:45 p.m. ­— An 18-year-old Los Alamos man reported that he was the victim of battery in the 100 block of Meadow Lane.
    Nov. 21

    11:18 a.m. — Rowena MacDonald, 47, of 76 Isleta Street, White Rock, was arrested on a magistrate court bench warrant.

    Nov. 22

    3:55 p.m. — A 60-year-old Los Alamos man reported he was the victim of arson (less than $100) at Diamond Drive.

    8:16 p.m. — A 55-year-old female reported to police she was the victim of shoplifting at San Ildefonso Road.

    9:11 p.m. — Yvette Rivera, 36, of Fairview was arrested on a charge of aggravated battery in the 600 block of San Ildefonso Road.

    Nov. 23
    1:39 a.m. — Annabell Gonzales, 55, of Los Alamos was arrested on a charge of shoplifting (less than $100) in the 600 block of San Ildefonso Road.

  • Police Beat 12-03-13

    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. The Los Alamos Police Department uses the term “arrest” to define anyone who has been physically arrested, served a court summons, or issued a citation.
    Nov. 17
    4:45 p.m. ­— An 18-year-old Los Alamos man reported that he was the victim of battery in the 100 block of Meadow Lane.
    Nov. 21

    11:18 a.m. — Rowena MacDonald, 47, of 76 Isleta Street, White Rock, was arrested on a magistrate court bench warrant.

    Nov. 22

    3:55 p.m. — A 60-year-old Los Alamos man reported he was the victim of arson (less than $100) at Diamond Drive.

    8:16 p.m. — A 55-year-old female reported to police she was the victim of shoplifting at San Ildefonso Road.

    9:11 p.m. — Yvette Rivera, 36, of Fairview was arrested on a charge of aggravated battery in the 600 block of San Ildefonso Road.

    Nov. 23
    1:39 a.m. — Annabell Gonzales, 55, of Los Alamos was arrested on a charge of shoplifting (less than $100) in the 600 block of San Ildefonso Road.

  • Police Beat 12-03-13

    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. The Los Alamos Police Department uses the term “arrest” to define anyone who has been physically arrested, served a court summons, or issued a citation.
    Nov. 17
    4:45 p.m. ­— An 18-year-old Los Alamos man reported that he was the victim of battery in the 100 block of Meadow Lane.
    Nov. 21

    11:18 a.m. — Rowena MacDonald, 47, of 76 Isleta Street, White Rock, was arrested on a magistrate court bench warrant.

    Nov. 22

    3:55 p.m. — A 60-year-old Los Alamos man reported he was the victim of arson (less than $100) at Diamond Drive.

    8:16 p.m. — A 55-year-old female reported to police she was the victim of shoplifting at San Ildefonso Road.

    9:11 p.m. — Yvette Rivera, 36, of Fairview was arrested on a charge of aggravated battery in the 600 block of San Ildefonso Road.

    Nov. 23
    1:39 a.m. — Annabell Gonzales, 55, of Los Alamos was arrested on a charge of shoplifting (less than $100) in the 600 block of San Ildefonso Road.

  • Police Beat 12-03-13

    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. The Los Alamos Police Department uses the term “arrest” to define anyone who has been physically arrested, served a court summons, or issued a citation.
    Nov. 17
    4:45 p.m. ­— An 18-year-old Los Alamos man reported that he was the victim of battery in the 100 block of Meadow Lane.
    Nov. 21

    11:18 a.m. — Rowena MacDonald, 47, of 76 Isleta Street, White Rock, was arrested on a magistrate court bench warrant.

    Nov. 22

    3:55 p.m. — A 60-year-old Los Alamos man reported he was the victim of arson (less than $100) at Diamond Drive.

    8:16 p.m. — A 55-year-old female reported to police she was the victim of shoplifting at San Ildefonso Road.

    9:11 p.m. — Yvette Rivera, 36, of Fairview was arrested on a charge of aggravated battery in the 600 block of San Ildefonso Road.

    Nov. 23
    1:39 a.m. — Annabell Gonzales, 55, of Los Alamos was arrested on a charge of shoplifting (less than $100) in the 600 block of San Ildefonso Road.

  • Winter Weather Advisory until 11 p.m. tonight

    A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM MST THURSDAY.

    * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS... 1 TO 3 INCHES BELOW 7500 FEET AND 3 TO 6 INCHES ABOVE 7500 FEET. THE GREATEST SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS WILL FOCUS OVER CATRON AND CIBOLA COUNTIES WITH THE LESSER AMOUNTS FARTHER NORTHWEST INTO MCKINLEY... SAN JUAN... AND SANDOVAL COUNTIES.

    * TIMING... SNOW WILL INCREASE OVERNIGHT AND CONTINUE THROUGH EARLY THURSDAY BEFORE TAPERING OFF LATE THURSDAY AFTERNOON.

    * WINDS... NO WIDESPREAD SIGNIFICANT WINDS ARE EXPECTED.

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

    * LOCAL IMPACTS... SNOW WILL REDUCE VISIBILITY AND IMPACT TRAVEL WITH ROADS BECOMING SNOW PACKED AND ICY. THIS INCLUDES INTERSTATE 40 FROM THE ARIZONA LINE... TO GALLUP... TO GRANTS... TO LAGUNA PUEBLO... HIGHWAY 491... HIGHWAY 60... AND STATE ROADS 12..117... 53... AND 371.

    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

    A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW WILL PRIMARILY CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES.

    More Information

    ... SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL AND BITTER COLD TEMPERATURES ARRIVING...

  • LA police arrest convicted burglar

    Aaron Nguyen, a former Los Alamos High School student, was arrested on school grounds Tuesday afternoon when officers were called by school staff.

    Police located Nguyen on campus where he was arrested and charged with receiving/possessing stolen property (more than $2,500, less than $20,000) and tampering with evidence. He was also charged with criminal trespass.

    The receiving stolen property charge carries a maximum fine of $5,000 and/or three years in prison and is classified as a third-degree felony. The tampering charge carries a maximum term of 18 months in prison and/or a $5,000 fine. Criminal trespass carries a maximum term of 364 days in jail and/or a $1,000 fine.

    Nguyen, 18, is being held without bond at the Los Alamos Detention Center for violating his probation. However, in Los Alamos Magistrate Court Wednesday morning, Judge Pat Casados assigned Nguyen a $9,000 cash-only bond.
    In the event the New Mexico Corrections Department decides to release him or assign him a bond at his next appearance in district court, Nguyen will still have to make the $9,000 bond assigned by magistrate court.

    Nguyen appeared at the hearing without an attorney present.

  • Powerful storm system blasts US West; 8 killed

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A powerful storm system that has caused hundreds of accidents across the Western U.S. marched eastward Saturday with predictions of widespread snow, freezing temperatures and gusty winds.

    The fierce weather has caused at least eight deaths and prompted travel advisories Saturday afternoon in New Mexico and Texas.

    As thick, gray clouds covered the Southwest, forecasters said the storm would sweep across the South and toward the Atlantic coast, causing problems for holiday travelers.

    Joe Harris, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, said the "Nordic outbreak" will "produce a mixed bag of wily weather that will end up impacting much of the nation."

    In New Mexico, authorities and residents braced for the second hit of a one-two punch that had already blanketed parts of the state with snow and freezing rain and caused a rollover accident that killed a 4-year-old girl in the eastern part of the state.

    Three other storm-related deaths were reported Saturday in a crash in the Texas Panhandle involving nearly a dozen vehicles.