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Public Safety

  • Gov. Martinez declares state of emergency, government offices closed Friday as natural gas crisis continues

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — With tens of thousands of people across New Mexico without natural gas service, Gov. Susana Martinez on Thursday declared a state of emergency, ordered government offices be shut down Friday and urged schools to "strongly consider" remaining closed for the day.

    Demand has soared because of extremely cold weather across the state since Tuesday. New Mexico Gas Company said rolling blackouts in West Texas also impeded the delivery of natural gas to New Mexico.

  • Los Alamos County sets up shelter location as natural gas cutoffs affect thousands across New Mexico

    Tens of thousands of people across New Mexico were without natural gas service Thursday, and the crisis continues Friday.

    Los Alamos County has activated the Emergency Operations Center at Los Alamos National Laboratory in order to coordinate resources and closely monitor the community’s gas supply situation during these low and dangerously cold temperatures.

  • WIND CHILL WARNING UNTIL 10 A.M. THURSDAY

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A WIND CHILL WARNING... WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM WEDNESDAY EVENING TO 10 AM MST THURSDAY.

    * WIND CHILL VALUES... MINUS 25 TO MINUS 40 DEGREES.

    * TIMING... BETWEEN 800 PM MST WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND 900 AM MST THURSDAY.

    * WINDS... NORTH TO NORTHEAST AT 5 TO 15 MPH.

  • LANL, County Bomb Teams Join Forces

    An effort has been underway to re-establish the partnership that existed between the Los Alamos Police Department and Los Alamos National Laboratory bomb teams.
    “The LAPD has been working on rejoining forces with the lab’s bomb team for the last four or five months,” said Lt. Preston Ballew, commander of the LAPD Bomb Squad.

  • Police Beat 02-01-11

    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.

    Jan. 12
    4 p.m. – Jesus Ruelas, 28, of Los Alamos was arrested by New Mexico State Police on an outstanding warrant from Los Alamos County.
     
    Jan. 13
    11:45 a.m. – Richard Morse, 75, of Los Alamos was arrested on an outstanding District Court Warrant following a 19-hour standoff with police.

  • Snow leaves difficult driving conditions in NM

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Difficult driving conditions are being reported around New Mexico on Tuesday in the wake of a winter storm that has hit much of the state with snow and bitterly cold temperatures.

    State Transportation Department crews are plowing and sanding highways, and drivers are being urged to use caution.

    Much of Interstates 40 and 25 through the state are reported as snow-packed and icy.

    Many schools throughout New Mexico were on a two-hour delay.

  • Main Hill Road reopens to all traffic--exclusive video added

    County crews faced the daunting task of not only repairing a ruptured water line, but also filling in a large sinkhole, but nonetheless, the Main Hill Road reopened to all east and westbound traffic at 4:30 p.m.

    Los Alamos County officials report that they were notified of a water main break at 1 a.m. Monday morning that caused the Main Hill Road to be shut down.

  • Lt. Reggie Briggle retires after 20 years of service

    Retirement ceremonies take on a variety of tones from somber to jubilant. Friday’s ceremony honoring newly retired Los Alamos Police Lt. Reggie Briggle’s ran the gamut.
    The standing-room-only crowd assembled in the police station to express their gratitude and say their farewells, joked, weeped and shared many memories with the longtime police officer.

  • Police Beat 01-25-11

    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.

    Jan. 7

    8:37 a.m. – A 14-year-old Los Alamos boy is part of a child abuse investigation.

    11:38 a.m. – A 52-year-old Los Alamos woman reported the theft of apparel from TA-46, Building 535 at Los Alamos National Laboratory. The estimated loss is less than $2,500.

    Jan. 8

  • Student busted with weapons

    Police intercepted a student at his home early last Thursday morning who reportedly intended to bring a gun to school that day. A report came in to the station at about 7 a.m. in reference to a text from a student stating that the police must be called right away.

    The text indicated that LAHS student Kyle William Medrick purchased a gun on Wednesday to take to Los Alamos High School Thursday.

    According to the police statement of probable cause, Medrick, 18, also had threatened other students with knives as well as an 8-inch pair of scissors recently.