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Public Safety

  • 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

  • Teen rescued from Pueblo Canyon Monday night

    The Los Alamos Police Department and Los Alamos Fire Department responded to a call Monday night, after three teenage girls went out for a hike in Pueblo Canyon and failed to return home before dark.
    One of the girls called her friend’s father and told him that one of the teens was hurt. He then called police who found the girl and pulled her out of the canyon.
    According to Capt. Randy Foster of the LAPD, one girl injured herself in the canyon and officers and the fire department helped her out. An LAPD officer carried the girl out of the canyon on his shoulders.

  • Wind Advisory Noon to 8 p.m. Monday

    A WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM MDT THIS EVENING.

    * LOCATION... THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY... THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS... THE NORTHWEST PLATEAU AND SURROUNDING HIGHLANDS... AS WELL AS THE SAN FRANCISCO RIVER VALLEY AND THE UPPER TULAROSA VALLEY.

    * WINDS... SOUTHWEST 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH.

    * TIMING... WINDS WILL INCREASE AROUND NOON AND WILL PEAK FROM MID AFTERNOON INTO THE EARLY EVENING HOURS BEFORE DIMINISHING AROUND AND AFTER SUNSET.

    * VISIBILITY... LOCALLY REDUCED BELOW 1 MILE IN DUST PRONE AREAS.

    * LOCAL IMPACTS... STRONG CROSS WINDS WILL IMPACT WEST TO EAST AND NORTHWEST TO SOUTHEAST ORIENTED ROADWAYS. HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES WILL FIND TRAVEL DIFFICULT ON MOST HIGHWAYS.

  • Police Beat 05-03-11

    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.   
    April 19

    11:13 a.m. – Aaron Roybal, 19, of Espanola was arrested on Trinity Drive on an outstanding District Court Warrant out of Santa Fe.
    April 21

    12:26 p.m. – A 31-year-old Los Alamos woman reported a shoplifting incident at 3801 Arkansas St. The estimated loss is less than $100.    
        
    2:26 p.m. – An employee reported that someone damaged property at 127 East Gate Dr. The estimated loss is less than $1,000.

  • Findings revealed in LAFD porn probe

    More than 30 Los Alamos firefighters were initially linked to the investigation launched late last year into pornography allegedly downloaded onto county-owned computers at fire station 3 in White Rock.

    The independent investigation concluded March 15 and 10 firefighters, including people of rank, have been disciplined. The majority of the remaining firefighters were cleared of wrongdoing and a few retired or resigned rather than face punishment for their actions.

  • NM bases, state homeland security on alert

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's homeland security secretary says the state is on heightened alert because of the death of Osama bin Laden, but no specific threats have been made to New Mexico.

    State Homeland Security Secretary Michael Duvall says states were told to go to heightened alert because of the uncertainty about what might occur in the wake of the Al-Qaida leader's killing by U.S. forces in Pakistan.

    Duvall says residents should be more aware and report anything suspicious to local law enforcement.

    New Mexico's three Air Force bases and White Sands Missile Range also have heightened security.

  • Construction Zone 05-01-11

    Public Works Projects: For more information about the projects listed below, please e-mail lacpw@lacnm.us or call 662-8150.
    N.M. 502 Truck Traffic (Airport Runway Extension Project)
    Expect heavy volumes of slow moving and turning truck traffic on westbound N.M. 502 through mid-May. As the trucks climb the hill, its speed slows to 20-25 mph and is further reduced when the trucks make the turn onto airport property. Do not tailgate, do not pass in the turn lanes, pay attention to the traffic ahead of you, and expect 5-10 minute delays.

    Diamond Drive Phase 4
    Expect significant changes to traffic control next week as the contractor starts shifting traffic to the west side of Diamond Drive. Once the shift is complete, expect the following: