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Public Safety

  • LAFD snuffs two house fires

    The Los Alamos Fire Department battled two home fires just seven hours apart Friday. They saved the homes and also rescued seven dogs and several cats from inside the burning residences. No one was injured in either blaze, according to firefighters at both scenes.

    Police arrested Eric Richardson, 25, and charged him with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia after several bongs and a stash of marijuana were discovered on the basement floor of the first residence that caught fire at 950 Rim Road, said Capt. Randy Foster during an interview late Friday.

    “We’re investigating whether these items contributed to the fire,” he said.

  • Flash Flood Warning issued for Los Alamos vicinity

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A

    * FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR... WEST CENTRAL LOS ALAMOS COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL NEW MEXICO EAST CENTRAL SANDOVAL COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL NEW MEXICO

    * UNTIL 445 PM MDT

    * AT 136 PM MDT... NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED VERY HEAVY RAIN FROM A THUNDERSTORM OVER EAST CENTRAL SANDOVAL COUNTY... OR ABOUT 13 MILES SOUTHWEST OF LOS ALAMOS. THE STORM PRODUCING VERY HEAVY RAIN WAS NEARLY STATIONARY.

  • Man arrested in stick-up of local dry cleaners

    The Los Alamos Police Department has arrested the man suspected of committing the armed robbery at Mountain Air Cleaners, 157 Central Park Square, Saturday morning.

    Joe D. Holcombe, 40, of Nambe has been charged with armed robbery.

    The business was equipped with surveillance cameras and LAPD Ofc. Doug Ehlers said officers reviewed the tape and got a description of the suspect.

    “Apparently, he walked in and walked out,” Ehlers said, adding that the man stole about "$200ish.”

    Check back for more details on this developing story.

  • Heavy Rainfall Possible Over Burn Areas Today

    SLOW MOVING THUNDERSTORMS WITH HEAVY RAINFALL POSSIBLE OVER AND NEAR RECENT BURN SCARS THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING...

    A MOIST AND UNSTABLE AIR MASS IN PLACE OVER THE REGION WILL RESULT IN THUNDERSTORMS WITH LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL THIS AFTERNOON AND
    EVENING.

    THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO CONTINUE TO DEVELOP THROUGH THE EARLY AFTERNOON OVER THE MOUNTAINS AND INCREASE IN COVERAGE AND

  • Air search launched for missing man

    A search helicopter was granted clearance to fly in the air space above Los Alamos National Laboratory Wednesday in search of a retired laboratory engineer. Michael Cannon, 66, of White Rock was last seen June 25 near Rover Park.

    “The National Guard provided a Blackhawk Helicopter, two pilots, including former LAPD officer Daniel Purcell, and two spotter/medics for the search,” said Los Alamos Police Capt. Randy Foster. Foster and LAPD Det. Ron Binion headed the search.

    “We scanned the area from the Blackhawk above the Rio Grande Canyon rim down to the river, all around Overlook and we surveyed some of the steeper canyons including Frijoles and Ancho looking for Mr. Cannon,” Foster said.

  • Flash Flood Watch Remains In Effect Until 10 p.m.

    FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM MDT THIS EVENING...

    THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

  • Flash flood warning until 6:15 p.m.

     THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A * FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR... WESTERN 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 615 PM MDT  

     

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED AN

    * ARROYO AND SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY FOR... WESTERN 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 545 PM MDT

  • Construction Zone 07-17-11

    Diamond Drive
    Phase 4

    Today the Contractor will close the Trinity leg next to the Episcopal Church, use Canyon.  
    Eastbound Trinity Drive traffic from south bound Diamond or Western Area will be detoured  at Diamond to Canyon Road and 39th or Canyon and Oppenheimer. Consider using the Canyon and Oppenheimer detour to access Trinity Drive at a signalized intersection.  Northbound Diamond traffic may access Trinity via the slip lane in front of the hospital.
    Northbound from the Bridge — Left turns are being allowed at Canyon Road; The right turn slip lane onto eastbound Trinity will be open. The left lane continues through the work zone.

  • Burnout operations continue to generate smoke

    This from the U.S. Forest Service:

    Today, winds are expected to be from the southeast. This means communities to the north and northwest of the burnout will likely see heavy smoke today. This includes Ponderosa, Jemez Springs, Vallecitos de los Indios, Sierra de los Pinos, and La Cueva.

    The presence of smoke is a normal result of burnout operations and does not mean that the fire has escaped or that communities are in danger.

    Anyone with potential health issues related to smoke may call the New Mexico Nurse Advice Line at 1-877-725-2552.

  • Cops snare LA's most wanted fugitives

    Los Alamos and New Mexico State Police apprehended a local couple this morning that has been on the run from the law since early June.

    A tip to Crimestoppers led police to a Chimayo home where Raymond “Ray” G. Behringer and Amanda Burns were said to be hiding out.

    “They are each charged with one count of burglary, one count of felony-level larceny and he is charged with one count of receiving stolen property which is also a felony level,” said Det. Paige Early.

    Lt. Preston Ballew said the arrest was a result of a joint effort between community and police.