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Public Safety

  • AIR QUALITY ALERT!

    THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE IS TRANSMITTED AT THE REQUEST OF THE NEW MEXICO DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND THE ENVIRONMENT DEPARTMENT.

    SMOKE FROM WILDFIRES WILL CONTINUE TO SPREAD OVER PORTIONS OF NORTH CENTRAL NEW MEXICO TODAY. THE LAS CONCHAS WILDFIRE LOCATED SOUTHWEST OF LOS ALAMOS WAS CONTINUING TO PRODUCE A SUBSTANTIAL SMOKE PLUME STRETCHING OVER LOS ALAMOS... WHITE ROCK... ESPANOLA... NAMBE... AND ACROSS THE PACHECO WILDFIRE AREA. SOUTHWEST WINDS THIS AFTERNOON WILL TRANSPORT SMOKE FARTHER TO THE NORTH TOWARD THE TAOS AREA.

  • Las Conchas wildfire at 60,000+ acres; Los Alamos under mandatory evacuation -- photos added

    A wind-whipped wildfire in Jemez Springs has charred roughly 60,000 acres and  the Los Alamos Fire Department and other agencies ratcheted up their efforts to battle the blaze.

    County officials issued a mandatory evacuation for Los Alamos Town Site and residents left Monday afternoon.

    Shelters open at this time are the Santa Claran Resort Center, Cities of Gold Casino and Pojoaque High School. 

    A Type I Incident Management has been ordered and in its latest advisory, the Forest Service said, seven Hotshot crews (Type 1 crews), 12 Type 2 Crews, 7 engines, and 20 aircraft (12 air tankers and 8 helicopters). 

  • Construction Zone 06-26-11

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

    Diamond Drive
    Phase 4
    Northbound from the Bridge — No left onto Canyon Road; use University. The right turn slip lane onto eastbound Trinity should reopen mid-week; right turns at the signal may still occur. The left lane continues through the work zone.

  • Power restored to 1,448 homes and businesses

    DPU spokesperson Julie Williams Hill said power was knocked out to 1,448 homes and businesses in North Community, Quemazon, Ponderosa, East Gate area and the Totavi Gas Station at 2:15 p.m. today.

    An overhead power failure is being blamed for the outage at North Community, Ponderosa and Quemazon.

    Hill said power to those areas was restored by 3 p.m. today and to the East Gate area at 4 p.m. today.

    The power outage initiated with a line at Los Alamos National Laboratory, Hill said.

    Check back on the cause of the outages to the laboratory and to the East Gate area.

  • False alarm

    A fire alarm created some excitement at Starbucks and Ruby K’s near Central Avenue and 20th Street, Wednesday afternoon. Battalion Chief Glenn Trehern said there was no apparent cause.

  • Los Alamos' Most Wanted

    The Los Alamos Police Department’s Investigations Division is searching for Raymond Behringer and Amanda Burns in connection with a number of local burglaries. Anyone with information about the couple is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 662-8282. Callers can remain anonymous.

    Raymond “Ray” G. Behringer has a warrant for his arrest for the following charges: burglary, receiving and possessing stolen property and larceny.
    Age: 36 years old
    Height: 5’10”
    Weight: 160 lbs.
    Eyes: Blue
    Scars/Marks: Spider web tattoo on the back of his head and  spider tattoo on his neck

    Amanda Burns has a warrant for her arrest for the following charges: burglary and larceny.

  • Burglary binge spurs police action

    Becky Cortesy was at work the morning burglars knocked on the door of her 47th Street home. They broke in and stole her extensive jewelry collection, which spanned 25 years, during that June 2 burglary.

    “We lost our big screen TV but that doesn’t have any value … it’s the items with sentimental value that are priceless … no price can be put on my mother’s rings … it’s that kind of emotional damage that occurs that they could care less about,” Cortesy said.

  • Extreme fire danger prompts closures

    Los Alamos County and the majority of New Mexico are experiencing a severe drought, which is driving the highest escalation in fire restriction stages in years.

    “This drought has caused the fuel moistures in our community to reach dangerously low single digit numbers,” said Fire Marshal/Assistant Fire Chief Michael Thompson. “Right now, the ignition potential for the forest has been determined to be 100 percent, meaning that every ember reaching combustible material has the potential to start a fire.”

  • Police Beat 06-21-11

    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.    
        
    June 9

    11:14 a.m. – A 58-year-old Los Alamos man reported that someone burglarized his home on Bathtub Row. The estimated loss is unknown.

        
    1:51 – A 52-year-old Santa Fe man reported that someone used his credit card without authorization on Trinity Drive. The estimated loss is unknown.
        
    2:18 p.m. – A 63-year-old Los Alamos man reported that someone used his credit card without authorization. The estimated loss is unknown.

  • Five anti-nuke protesters arrested attempting to breach LANL security

    Officers from the Los Alamos Police Department arrested five protesters at 12:45 p.m. today after they crossed into a secure area (Pajarito Corridor) on Los Alamos National Laboratory property.

    LANL and Department of Energy badge holders are the only people allowed access to the secured area.

    The protesters are part of the Trinity Nuclear Abolition organization out of Albuquerque. They told authorities that they wanted to get to the CMRR building to conduct a prayer vigil.

    The five individuals arrested had crossed into the secure area after being warned against that action by LANL representatives.