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Public Safety

  • 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.

  • Wind Advisory in effect until Sunday night

    A WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO 9 PM MDT THIS EVENING.

    * LOCATION... ALL OF NORTHERN AND CENTRAL NEW MEXICO... INCLUDING THE ALBUQUERQUE AND SANTA FE METRO AREAS.

    * WINDS... SOUTHWEST TO WEST SUSTAINED AT 25 TO 35 MPH WITH OCCASIONAL GUSTS TO 50 AND 55 MPH.

    * TIMING... WINDS WILL BE MOST LIKELY TO STRENGTHEN ALONG THE HIGHER TERRAIN OF THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE... THE CENTRAL MOUNTAIN CHAIN... AND EASTERN SLOPES LATE THIS MORNING. STRONG WINDS WILL THEN SPREAD INTO ADJACENT LOWER ELEVATIONS SUCH AS THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY AND THE EASTERN PLAINS THROUGH THE EARLY AFTERNOON. WINDS WILL GRADUALLY DECREASE IN SPEED BETWEEN SUNSET AND 9 PM.

  • Pacheco Wildfire chars 10,000+ acres, 55% contained in Santa Fe National Forest--video extras

    Crews from the Santa Fe National Forest are responding to a wildfire in Pacheco Canyon north and east of Santa Fe near Tesuque. The fire is reported to be about 10,000 acres at this time and burning actively.

    Smoke is visible from Los Alamos, Santa Fe, U.S. Highway 285 and I-25 north of Santa Fe. 

    Los Alamos County fire officials said they have been made aware of the wildfire, located in a remote section of the forest and that no response by local firefighters is anticipated at this time.

    The fire is moving away from populated areas, according to officials. Barring a substantial change in the status of the fire, this will be the final update. 

    The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.