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Public Safety

  • 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.

  • Construction Zone 06-19-11

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

  • Wedding reception grows into Rave near Camp May

    A couple requested and was granted a permit to hold their wedding at Camp May last Saturday. The wedding took place. The twist in the story is the fact that the couple decided to spread the word to about a thousand of their Facebook friends in an effort to raise money for a honeymoon.

    About 300 people showed up and paid a fee to enter the event Saturday.

    Los Alamos Deputy Police Chief Kevin Purtymun said police conducted additional patrols in the Camp May area near the ski hill Saturday night.

    “We did not receive any calls for service and we did not make any arrests at the event,” Purtymun said.

  • Police Beat 06-14-11

    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 2
     
    10:46 a.m. – A 46-year-old Española man reported being the victim of larceny in the 300 block of Bryce. The estimated loss is less than $500.

    1:42 p.m. – A 33-year-old Los Alamos woman reported that someone burglarized her vehicle parked in the 800 block of North Mesa Road. The estimated loss is unknown.       

  • Construction Zone 06-12-11

    Public Works Projects:
    For more information about the projects listed below,
    e-mail lacpw@lacnm.us or call 662-8150.
    Diamond Drive Phase 4 2011
    Canyon / Diamond: On June 13, the contractor will re-open Canyon after 8:30 am.
    Northbound from the Bridge – No left turns onto West or Trinity; use Sandia. No left or right onto Canyon Road; use University.  The right turn slip lane onto eastbound Trinity is closed; motorists in the right lane must turn right onto eastbound Trinity at the signalized intersection. The left lane continues through the work zone.