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Public Safety

  • FLASH FLOOD WARNING UNTIL 3:45 P.M.

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A

    * FLASH FLOOD WARNING 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 EXTREME NORTHWESTERN SANTA FE COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL NEW MEXICO

    * UNTIL 345 PM MDT

    * AT 1240 PM MDT... NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED VERY HEAVY RAIN FROM TWO THUNDERSTORMS WEST OF LOS ALAMOS. THE STORM PRODUCING VERY HEAVY RAIN WAS NEARLY STATIONARY.

  • Las Conchas wildfire creates significant road hazards

    The Las Conchas fire has created significant safety hazards for anyone entering the burned area, including threats from flash flooding, landslides, road washouts, falling trees, and rolling rocks.

    Forest Service officials say they are placing a high priority on assessing these hazards and risks that would potentially affect the public using Forest System Roads that access private land within the burned fire area.

    At this time, officials indicate that safety hazards along some routes are so extreme that access will not be possible in the immediate future.

  • Police Beat 08-02-11

    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 21

    2:55 p.m. – A 17-year-old Los Alamos girl reported that she was the victim of criminal sexual penetration by force and coercion. The matter is under investigation.

    11:20 p.m. – A 16-year-old Los Alamos boy was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia on N.M. 4 and referred to the juvenile probation officer.
    July 22
    3:46 a.m. – Aaron Atencio, 20, of Los Alamos was arrested on Alamos Road and charged with concealing his identity.

  • Motorcyclist in critical condition

    Robert Sinclair of Santa Fe County remains in critical condition in a Santa Fe Hospital after he lost control of his motorcycle Thursday afternoon in front of Pojoaque High School.
    Lieutenant Joe McLaughlin of the Santa Fe Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday morning that he remained hospitalized. McLaughlin said their office received a call at 4:24 p.m. Thursday and he reported Sinclair was traveling east on NM 502 and attempted to make a left-hand turn onto County Road 101 East.
    “For reasons unknown, he lost control of his bike and the bike went down and he was ejected from the seat,” McLaughlin said. “He sustained some pretty extensive head injuries. He was transported to St. Vincent’s (in Santa Fe) and admitted to the ICU.”

  • LAS CONCHAS AND PACHECO FIRES AT FULL CONTAINMENT

    After 36 long days, firefighters have fully contained the Las Conchas Fire, the largest wildland fire in New Mexico's recorded history.

    Ignited on June 26, the Las Conchas Fire burned over 156,593 acres, primarily on the Santa Fe National Forest and parts of the Valles Caldera National Preserve, Bandelier National Monument, Pueblos of Jemez, Santa Clara, Cochiti and Santo Domingo, and private lands. Numerous communities were threatened during the incident.

  • Police protect property 24/7

    Nearly every home and business in town was vacant during the eight-day evacuation sparked by the Las Conchas Fire – yet every returning resident found their property intact.
    Los Alamos police kept a constant eye on the community during the evacuation, Chief Wayne Torpy said. The officers worked around the clock patrolling neighborhoods, street by street, questioning anyone they encountered. He was stopped a couple of times when driving his personal vehicle.
    During an interview on the Safety and Security Matters program broadcast July 20 on KRSN, Torpy spoke about his department’s crime control efforts during the fire.

  • Police Beat 07-26-11

    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 14

    9:56 p.m. – Ashley Hotel & Suites reported that someone broke into a room at 2175 Trinity Dr. The estimated loss is unknown.

    11:40 p.m. – William Lopez, 40, was arrested on Alabama Street on an outstanding warrant.
        
    July 15

    10:55 a.m. – A 51-year-old Santa Fe woman reported that someone used her credit card without authorization. The estimated loss is unknown.

  • Man arrested in dry cleaners holdup

    The Los Alamos Police Department has arrested the man suspected of committing an armed robbery at Mountain Air Cleaners, 157 Central Park Square, Saturday morning.
    Joe D. Holcombe, 40, of Nambe was arrested near Trinity Drive and DP Road a few minutes after the robbery was reported.
    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.”
    Capt. Randy Foster said a BOLO (Be On the Look Out) was immediately issued to patrol units around the county.

  • Police nab two suspects in double stabbing

    Two people have been arrested in the case of a double stabbing on Friday night.

    Daniel H. Rowan, 125 Aragon, and Miriam Rosenblum, 134 Longview Dr., were arrested Saturday at an apartment on Longview Drive in White Rock.

    Rowan, 34, is charged with one count of aggravated battery and one count of aggravated battery against a household member.

    Rosenblum, 27, is charged with aiding and abetting a felon.

    The charges stem from a call to Los Alamos police dispatch at 11:30 p.m. Friday reporting a fight in progress and that someone had been stabbed.

    LAPD Cpl. Adam Jung arrived at 939 Iris St., and was advised by witnesses that Ian Cornelius, 24, had been stabbed multiple times.

  • Baby died of brain disorder

    Ten months after 11-day-old Grey Vigil of Los Alamos died, the Office of the Medical Investigator has released its autopsy report. The infant was born with a rare brain disorder called hydranencephaly, according to the report, which typically causes death within one year.  

    Baby Grey’s mother, Katrina Vigil, has been a suspect in her baby’s death as early police reports indicated that she hid the newborn in a closet for three days to conceal his birth on Sept. 24.

    Her attorney, John W. Day of Rothstein, Donatelli, Hughes, Dahlstrom, Schoenburg &  Bienvenu, LLP addressed the OMI’s findings in an interview this morning from his Santa Fe office.