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Public Safety

  • 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 EAST CENTRAL SANDOVAL COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL NEW MEXICO NORTHWESTERN SANTA FE COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL NEW MEXICO

    * UNTIL 745 PM MDT

    * AT 541 PM MDT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED HEAVY RAIN HAD FALLEN IN THE WHITE ROCK AREA... WITH THUNDERSTORMS MOVING WEST ACROSS SOUTHERN PORTIONS OF THE LAS CONCHAS BURN SCAR AREA.

    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.

  • Fire chief finalists to visit community

    Los Alamos County Fire Chief Doug Tucker postponed his retirement scheduled this summer following the May resignation of Deputy Chief Patrick Sleik, who after just 11 months on the job said it “wasn’t a good fit” for him.

    Going back to the drawing board, Tucker and other county officials launched a nationwide search for someone who would be the right fit to lead the state’s second largest fire department.

    “We had at least a dozen qualified applicants from which we narrowed the list down to five,” said Acting Assistant County Administrator Steven Lynne Tuesday.

    There are no internal candidates, he said, adding that the finalists are either currently employed as fire chiefs or are former fire chiefs.

  • Police Beat 08-16-11

    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. 5

    12:37 p.m. – Marcos Romero, 31, of Chimayo was arrested on Trinity Drive on an outstanding warrant from another jurisdiction for unknown charges.
    Aug. 6

    4:15 p.m. – Christian Perea, 19, and a 17-year-old boy, both of Los Alamos, were arrested at 2896 Walnut St., and charged with battery upon a peace officer.

    7:30 p.m. – A 17-year-old Los Alamos boy was charged with criminal damage to property on Paige Loop. The estimated damage is less than $1,000.
    Aug. 8

  • Santa Fe Strip club shooter still at large

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Santa Fe police continue looking for a man wanted in a strip club shooting.

    Police thought they had located 27-year-old Ricky Leyba at his Santa Fe home Monday. They surrounded the residence, but Leyba wasn't inside.

    Police tell the Santa Fe New Mexican they have an arrest warrant for Leyba in the shooting of two men early Friday in the parking lot of a strip club.

    The wounded men were shot multiple times and remain hospitalized, but their injuries are not considered life-threatening.

  • Police: Kidnapper thwarted by alert neighbor--video extra

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police say a suspected kidnapper was thwarted by a man who witnessed a 6-year-old girl being pushed into a van and then quickly alerted authorities.

    Albuquerque police officer Robert Gibbs tells KRQE that suspect Phil Garcia tried to coax the girl into a green van late Monday afternoon before pushing her into the vehicle.

    Gibbs says an alert neighbor, who was not identified, got into his own car and began following the van while also calling 911.

    According to Gibbs, Garcia notice he was being followed and tried lose the car but instead crashed about a mile and a half from where the girl was taken.

  • Taos Bridge renovations won't include hampers to jumpers

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A planned $2.6 million renovation of the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge in Taos won't include structural changes to prevent suicides.

    According to the Department of Transportation, proposals to directly address jumpers — including higher fencing and a net extending beneath the bridge — are costly, and the look of the bridge can't be altered because of it is on both state and national registers of historic places.

  • Flash Flood Watch in effect through Sunday evening

    FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING...

    THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

    * A PORTION OF NORTH AND CENTRAL NEW MEXICO... INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS... EASTERN LINCOLN COUNTY... JEMEZ MOUNTAINS... RATON RIDGE/JOHNSON MESA... SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS... SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 9500 FEET... SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS AND WEST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS.

    * STORMS CAPABLE OF HEAVY RAINFALL WILL BE A THREAT OVER WESTERN... CENTRAL... AND NORTHERN NEW MEXICO THROUGH THIS EVENING AND AGAIN TOMORROW AFTERNOON AND EVENING. THE INCREASED THREAT FOR HEAVY RAIN IS DUE TO A SURGE OF MONSOON MOISTURE FROM THE SOUTHEAST AND SOUTH AS THE UPPER HIGH SHIFTS INTO NORTHWEST TEXAS.

  • FBI: Sibling suspects captured in Colo.

    DENVER (AP) — The FBI is confirming that two men and a woman wanted for crimes in Florida and Georgia have been captured.

    FBI Special Agent Steve Emmett said Wednesday that the three Dougherty siblings are in custody in Colorado.

    Twenty-one-year-old Ryan Edward Dougherty, 26-year-old Dylan Dougherty Stanley and 29-year-old Lee Grace Dougherty were the target of a weeklong nationwide search.

    The Colorado State Patrol said the trio was captured near Walsenburg, in southern Colorado, after a short chase that ended in a crash.

    Trooper Richard Krantz said they were driving a car described in a reported sighting of the siblings in Colorado Springs on Tuesday.

     

  • Police Beat 08-09-11

    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.

    July 28

    11:25 a.m. – Jerome Archuleta, 31, of was arrested on Central Avenue and 15th Street on an outstanding warrant from the State of New Mexico Corrections/Probation and Parole Department for a probation violation.

    12:47 p.m. – Marcos Romero, 31, of Chimayo was arrested on Trinity Drive and charged with driving without insurance.
        
    9:13 p.m. – A 43-year-old Los Alamos woman reported that a household member battered her.

  • Construction Zone 08-07-11

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

    Diamond Drive Phase 4
    Traffic control will remain as is with two northbound and two southbound lanes, with work occurring in the center of Diamond. Traffic will be split around the work area. During non-peak hours, there will be occasional left lane closures throughout the work zone.
    The next hurdle will be the tie-in of the project between West Road and Los Alamos Canyon Bridge. This work is expected to occur on the weekends of Aug 13 and Aug 20 when traffic volumes are reduced. The traffic control will include dropping traffic to one lane in each direction on the bridge to approximately West Road.