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Los Alamos Police Blotter: Oct. 23 to Oct. 28, 2014

on October 30, 2014 - 11:35am

LAPD News:

The following information is provided by the Los Alamos Police Department.

Neither arrests nor charges indicate a conviction, and neither means that a person is guilty of the charges filed against them.

Oct. 23 at 8:31 a.m. / A 19-year-old Albuquerque woman reported that she was battered by a household member on Trinity Drive.


Oct. 23 at 9:10 a.m. / Police arrested Tashina Bustos, 26, of Chimayo and charged her with battery on a household member at 535 Trinity Dr.

Oct. 23 at 3:53 p.m.

Council OKs Teen Center Final Design Concept And Public Restrooms For Ashley Pond

on October 28, 2014 - 9:58pm

Project Manager Wayne Kohlrust, right, with the architect from NCA Architects in Albuquerque briefed Council this evening on the Teen Center final design concept and Community Building upgrades project and requested a budget increase to install public restrooms for Ashley Pond Park. Screen Shot/LAC

Staff Report:

Council unanamously approved the Teen Center final design concept and Community Building upgrades and a budget revision of $200,000 to construct a public restroom addition to support Ashley Pond Park activities.


Council Approves Increase In Compensation For Elected Officials

on October 28, 2014 - 9:05pm
Councilor David Izraelevitz and five other councilors voted this evening to approve an increase in compensation for elected officials. Council Chair Geoff Rodgers voted against the measure saying it in no way was a reflection of the elected officials but rather a personal decision. As an appointed councilor, Izraelevitz is running for election Nov. 4 and this pay increase goes into effect Jan. 1, 2015 for all newly elected officials, which means if elected, he will benefit from the vote. Izraelevitz said he will donate his increase in pay to charity. Screen Shot/LAC
Staff Report:

BPU Transparency Concerns Raised During Public Comment At Council Meeting

on October 28, 2014 - 8:29pm

During public comment this evening in Council Chambers, Christine Chandler played a portion of a tape of a recent meeting of the Board of Public Utilities in which board members were discussing the possible purchase of a coal mine. Chandler encouraged the Council to find a way to have the BPU hold its meetings where they can be recorded and those recordings be placed in an easily accessible location for the public. ScreenShot/LAC

Mark Jones also spoke during public comment to the transparency issue related to the Department of Public Utilities and its board. ScreenShot/LAC

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Personnel Board Chair Terry Priestley Briefs Council

on October 28, 2014 - 7:45pm

Personnel Board Chair Terry Priestley briefed Council this evening on the activities of the Personnel Board. Council leadership has requested that each Board/Commission chair make a presentation to the Council once a year focused on what has been completed and what they are currently working on, and what challenges or opportunities they see coming up in the future. Priestley explained that the purpose of the Personnel Board is to serve in an appellate and advisory capacity in the administration of the County personnel program.

Sheriff Urges Parents: Check Sex Offender Registry Before Halloween

on October 28, 2014 - 4:06pm

Los Alamos County Sheriff Marco Lucero


Los Alamos County Sheriff Marco Lucero today issued the following Halloween and Trick-or-Treat Safety Tips:

Did you know according to statistics from the Department of Justice and Watch Systems LLC, an estimated 80 percent of all addresses have at least one sex offender within one mile? Forty-five percent of sexual assault victims are under 12, and 75 percent of victims know their attacker. Over half of all sexual assaults occur within one mile of the victim’s home.

Community Turns Out Sunday For Mesa Public Library Building's 20th Birthday Celebration

on October 28, 2014 - 9:18am

Guests at Mesa Public Library's 20th birthday party Sunday at 2400 Central Ave., were treated to a special cake and cupcakes covered in Italian creme created by Carmela Miller-Martinez of DD Bakery by L.I.A. Photo by Katy Korkos

Mesa Public Library Manager Steven Thomas leads guests on a tour of the library during Sunday's event. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Staff Report:

Community members and county officials joined present and former staff to help celebrate 20 years since the dedication of the Mesa Public Library building at 2400 Central Ave.