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Public Safety

  • 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:

  • Police to collect prescription drugs

    Los Alamos police are joining the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) second National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. The event is set up to allow the general public an opportunity to deposit their expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs and also prevent pill abuse and theft.

    In Los Alamos, residents can drop off their pills from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the east parking lot of Los Alamos Medical Center. Det. Paige Early and Cpl. Brian Schamber will be at the police booth to receive the unwanted pills. They will ensure that the pills are properly disposed of rather than entering the groundwater from being washed down sinks and flushed down toilets.

  • Wind Advisory in effect Friday

    A WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 7 PM MDT FRIDAY.

    * LOCATION... THE NORTHWEST PLATEAU AND SURROUNDING HIGHLANDS... THE SOUTHWEST AND NORTHWEST MOUNTAINS... THE RIO GRANDE... TULAROSA... AND SAN FRANCISCO RIVER VALLEYS.

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

    * TIMING... LATE MORNING TO EARLY EVENING FRIDAY WITH THE PEAK WIND GUSTS BETWEEN 1 PM AND 7 PM.

    * VISIBILITY... LOCALLY REDUCED BELOW ONE MILE AT TIMES IN DUST PRONE LOCATIONS.

  • Police Beat 04-26-11

    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 14

     8:48 a.m. – A 46-year-old Alcalde woman reported that she was the victim of larceny on Diamond Drive. The estimated loss is less than $250.

    9:54 a.m. – A 54-year-old Lamy man reported criminal damage to his property in the 2000 block of Trinity Drive. The estimated damage is more than $1,000.

    2:35 p.m. – A 14-year-old Los Alamos girl reported being the victim of criminal sexual contact. The matter is under investigation.

  • Mountain lions on the prowl around town

    Mountain lion sightings have been reported this year in the townsite, which is not unusual since mountain lions are native to the Los Alamos area.

    “Los Alamos is a mountain community and this is their habitat,” said New Mexico Game and Fish spokesman Dan Williams.

    Williams explained that game and fish personnel respond to local calls and if warranted, tranquilize the animal via dart and transport it into the wilderness. This works in some cases, he said, but in other cases, the mountain lion is known to return several miles to the townsite where it originally located food.

    Capt. Randy Foster of the Los Alamos Police Department said he is aware of mountain lions in the area.