Unlike many communities across the state, Los Alamos escaped the year without a single murder, police shooting or bank robbery. The community did, however, experience its share of high-profile crimes.
Bathtub Row standoff ends without incident
In January, former Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist Richard Morse, armed and making threats against local police, barricaded himself inside his Bathtub Row home.
A grueling 19-hour standoff ensued after officers attempted to arrest the 75-year-old on an outstanding warrant for failure to appear in court. Officers staked out the residence and apprehended Morse when he walked outside to deposit trash in a receptacle in his front yard Jan. 13.