Police Beat

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By The Staff

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.

March 18

7:57 p.m. – A 29-year-old Los Alamos man reported his vehicle was vandalized while parked in the McDonald’s parking lot on Trinity Drive. The estimated damage is less than $1,000.


March 20

1:40 a.m. – A 17-year-old Los Alamos boy was charged with DWI following a traffic stop and referred to the juvenile probation officer.

5:27 a.m. – Garrett Katcher, 26, of Los Alamos was arrested and issued a criminal summons to appear in court after being charged with standing in a public place and shouting harassing comments at Smith’s Food and Drug Center employees at 535 Central Ave.


March 21

1:32 a.m. – A 23-year-old White Rock woman reported someone entered her residence. She told police she heard noises coming from another room in her home so she locked herself and her child in the bedroom and called police. The police arrived to find the front door open and the suspect gone. The victim’s purse was rifled through and some items were taken, but nothing else in the residence was disturbed, according to the report. The items taken from the purse were later found in the victim’s mailbox. The suspect reportedly entered through an unlocked door.

1:14 p.m. – A  44-year-old Los Alamos woman reported that a change jar was taken from her residence. Entry to her home was believed to have been gained through an unlocked door, according to police. The estimated loss is $700.

5:31 p.m. – A 35-year-old Los Alamos woman reported fraudulent charges were made against her credit card through online sources in another state. The estimated loss is unknown.

9:55 p.m. – Evan Fresquez, 22, of Los Alamos was arrested on Walnut Street and charged with DWI and possession of drug paraphernalia.

10:57 p.m. – Lenley Salazar, 25, of White Rock was arrested on West Road and charged with DWI following a traffic stop.


March 22

11:12 a.m. – A 74-year-old Jemez Springs woman reported fraudulent checks were written on her Los Alamos bank account following a burglary of her vehicle in December in Albuquerque. The estimated loss is $3,800.


March 24

12:51 p.m. – Yearout Mechanical, 106 Central Park Square, reported a toolbox and tools were stolen from a worksite at TA-50 at Los Alamos National Laboratory. The estimated loss is $250.

6:46 p.m. – A 45-year-old Los Alamos man reported someone knocked the mailbox off its mounting at his residence on Alabama Street. The estimated loss is less than $1,000.