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Public Safety

  • State police identify suspect killed in Pojoaque shoot-out with deputies--video extra

    New Mexico State Police told the Los Alamos Monitor  that a man suspected of robbing alcohol from the Kokoman Fine Wine & Liquor store in the Pojoaque Valley Thursday afternoon was killed during a gunshot exchange with Santa Fe sheriffs.

    Lenny Carreno, 23, of Pojoaque Valley died at the scene following a car-chase and shoot out with law enforcement officers.

    New Mexico State Police took over the investigation and said the robbery occurred about 3 p.m.

    It remains unclear how many shots were fired or if anyone else besides the suspect was hit.

    Check back for more details on this developing story.
     

  • Police Beat 05-31-11

    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.

    May 19

    3:48 p.m. – A 40-year-old Los Alamos woman reported that she was the victim of larceny in the 3000 block of Urban. The estimated loss is less than $2,500.

    May 20

    11:16 a.m. A 73-year-old Los Alamos woman reported that she was bitten by a dog on Estante Way. The dog has been impounded.

    6:24 p.m. – A 15-year-old Los Alamos boy reported that someone broke in to his residence on Taos Drive. The estimated loss is unknown.

    9 p.m. – Toribia

  • Park emergency road plan scaled down

    The potential for crisis during the Fourth of July extravaganza at Overlook Park is driving fire officials to create an emergency access route. At least 8,000 people attend the annual event put on by the Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos.

    “The reason that we believe it’s necessary to have an additional ingress and egress in that area is because it’s the site of the largest event in this county. We’ve got a chokehold at the main entry and God forbid there’s a catastrophic medical event in which we’ve got to transport multiple patients,” Fire Chief Doug Tucker said. “We have to look at the worse case scenario and prepare for such an event.”

  • Wind Advisory in effect until Sunday night

    A WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM MDT THIS EVENING.

    * LOCATION... THE NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS REGION AS WELL AS THE WEST AND EAST SLOPES OF THE SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS... SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 9500 FEET... SANDIA/MANZANO MOUNTAINS... CENTRAL HIGHLANDS... SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS AND HIGHLANDS... RATON RIDGE/JOHNSON MESA... NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS... EASTERN LINCOLN COUNTY... SOUTHWEST CHAVES COUNTY

    * WINDS... SOUTHWEST WINDS OF 25 TO NEARLY 40 MPH WITH GUSTS OF 50 TO 55 MPH.

    * TIMING... WINDS WILL REACH ADVISORY SPEEDS THIS MIDDAY AND THEN WILL CONTINUE THROUGH EARLY THIS EVENING. WINDS WILL DIMINISH SLOWLY AFTER DARK.

    * VISIBILITY... OCCASIONALLY LOWERING TO BETWEEN 1 AND 3 MILES SUNDAY DUE TO BLOWING DUST.

  • Construction Zone 05-29-11

    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 turns onto West or Trinity; use Sandia. No left 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.

  • Construction Zone 05-29-11

    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 turns onto West or Trinity; use Sandia. No left 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.

  • Uptick in purging medicine cabinets

    The Drug Enforcement Administration’s second National Prescription Drug Take-Back event April 30 turned in more than 376,593 pounds (188 tons) of unwanted or expired medications for safe and proper disposal at the 5,361 take-back sites that were available in all 50 states. This is 55 percent more than the 242,000 pounds (121 tons) the public brought in during last September’s event.

    Los Alamos police joined forces with the DEA for the second year of the event.

    “The DEA developed this program to offer people a responsible way to dispose of their expired prescription medication,” Chief Det. Oliver Morris said, adding that expired prescription medications often accumulate in the home or from a loved one who has died.

  • Police Beat 05-24-11

    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.
    May 12

    10:47 a.m. – Los Alamos Public Schools reported being the victim of larceny at 90 Grand Canyon in White Rock. The estimated loss is less than $250.

    6:55 p.m. – Clinton Green, 24, of Los Alamos was arrested on an outstanding Magistrate Court Warrant for violating conditions of his release.
    May 13

    7:43 a.m. – A 29-year-old Los Alamos woman reported being the victim of larceny on 35th Street. The estimated loss is less than $500.

  • Special Olympics torch run
  • Police Beat 05-17-11

    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.

    May 5

    3 p.m. – A    15-year-old Los Alamos girl was charged with possession of marijuana at Los Alamos High School and referred to the juvenile probation officer.

    11 p.m. – Lisa Lowe, 24, was arrested on San Ildefonso Road on an outstanding warrant from Santa Fe County.

    11:29 p.m. – Joey Rodriguez, 29, of Los Alamos was arrested on San Ildefonso Drive and charged with driving on a suspended or revoked license.

    May 6