Public Safety

  • Police Beat 12-14-10

    Items in Police Beat 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.

    Dec. 3

    12:32 p.m. — A 45-year-old Los Alamos woman reported that her home was burglarized and a vehicle also was taken. The estimated loss is more than $2,500.

    7:10 p.m. — Kristina Amer, 21, of El Rancho was arrested by New Mexico State Police on an active probation violation warrant.

  • Crash between car, ambulance kills 1 south of SF

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Santa Fe police say one woman is dead in a crash involving an ambulance and a car on Interstate 25 south of Santa Fe, and two others are hospitalized.

    Police Chief Aric Wheeler says a driver was headed the wrong way on the interstate and crashed head-on into the ambulance about 2:30 Tuesday morning.

    Police say one of the two women in the car was killed.

    No names have been released.

    Police shut down the northbound lanes of the interstate in the area.



    A fire erupted in the kitchen at Hill Diner Monday evening. Manager Leanne Nichols knew that crewmembers from Fire Station 6 were eating in the restaurant at the time and rushed to their table for help as the fire grew out of control.
    “She realized that our kitchen fire extinguisher wasn’t stopping the fire and remembered that we had firefighters eating in the dining room,” owner Denise Lane said during an interview at the restaurant this morning.

  • FAA loses track of 119,000 aircraft

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration is missing key information on who owns one-third of the 357,000 private and commercial aircraft in the U.S. — a gap the agency fears could be exploited by terrorists and drug traffickers.

  • Flight Diverted to Albuquerque Airport

    Continental Airlines Flight 1576, which departed San Jose this morning en route to Houston, was diverted and landed without incident in Albuquerque today.

    An unruly male passenger was removed from the plane and the flight continued without further delay.

    There were no injuries and the flight and passengers were not in any danger.

    The man is being interviewed by federal and local authorities.

    Albuquerque FBI officials said they will continue to investigate but, at this time, the incident does not appear to have any terrorism ties.

  • Police Beat 12-07-10

    Items in Police Beat 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.
    Nov. 24
    12:03 p.m. – John Pacheco, 28, of Española was arrested by New Mexico State Police on a probation violation warrant from Los Alamos Municipal Court.
    9:08 p.m. – Stephen Behringer, 20, of Los Alamos was arrested on Arkansas Street on an outstanding warrant from Los Alamos Municipal Court.

  • Fire station computers scrutinized in porn probe

    New information obtained by the Los Alamos Monitor Wednesday afternoon indicates that sexually explicit material may have been downloaded onto Los Alamos Fire Department computers.

    The report comes on the heels of charges filed Sunday against firefighter Brandon Gore for indecent exposure and the Oct. 18 charges of voyeurism and tampering with evidence that are pending against former Capt. Aaron Adair.

  • Police promote senior officers

    Following extensive testing including two full days of simulated skill and knowledge assessment, five Los Alamos Police officers have risen in rank.
    Sergeants Jason Herrera and Preston Ballew have been promoted to the position of lieutenants.
    They replace Lt. Scott Mills who transferred to the Albuquerque Police Department and Lt. Reggie Briggle who will retire early next year, Capt. Randy Foster said Tuesday.
    Corporals Monica Salazar, James Rodriguez and Oliver Morris were promoted to the rank of sergeants.

  • Report: Nuclear weapon drivers sometimes got drunk

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal agents hired to transport nuclear weapons and components sometimes got drunk while on convoy missions, a government watchdog said Monday. In an incident last year, police detained two agents who went to a bar during an assignment.

  • Lunchtime crash blocks traffic on Trinity Drive

    A car crashed into the rear end of a pick up within the last hour on Trinity Drive.

    A passenger was transported to the Los Alamos Medical Center but no major injuries have been reported.

    Check back for more details on this breaking news story.