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Pill Drive Collects Record 276 Tons

on May 7, 2012 - 10:58am
DEA News:
The American people have again responded overwhelmingly to the most recent DEA-led National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, according to the Drug Enforcement Agency.
On April 28, citizens turned in a record-breaking 552,161 pounds (276 tons) of unwanted or expired medications for safe and proper disposal at the 5,659 take-back sites that were available in all 50 states and U.S. territories.
Los Alamos Police Capt. Randy Foster reported that local detectives received 8.5 pounds of unwanted or expired medications at the Drug Take Back booth set up at the Los Alamos

Officials Conduct 'Every 15 Minutes' Debriefing

on May 6, 2012 - 11:41am

Los Alamos Fire and Police Chaplain Cheryl Ridlon leads a debriefing session Friday at police headquarters following last month's "Every 15 Minutes" distracted driving exercise at Los Alamos High School. Fire Chief Troy Hughes, at left, and Police Sgt. Jordan Redmond and others took part in Friday's debriefing.

Police Promote Anti-Bullying Efforts

on May 5, 2012 - 9:50am

Los Alamos Police Det. Paige Early, center, and Det. Brian Schamber, behind her, talk to community members and give them free tickets to the special screening of "Bully" at the Reel Deal Movie Theater Friday evening. Photo by N.S. Mills

Los Alamos Police Officers and Detectives have been spearheading an effort to help stop bullying behavior at the local schools and throughout the community.

On Friday evening, police were at the Reel Deal Movie Theater providing community members with free tickets to the special screening of "Bully."

"Bully" is a documentary that brings to light the horrors

Runaway Vehicle Crashes into White Rock Visitor Center

on May 2, 2012 - 8:24pm

Police arrived at the scene of an accident in which an unoccupied vehicle rolled away from the Shell Gas Station at Rover Boulevard and N.M. 4 at about 5 p.m. today, picked up speed through the adjacent parking lot and plowed into the White Rock Visitor Center. According to police, the driver went inside the station to prepay her gas.

Police Charge Main Hill Road Speeder

on May 2, 2012 - 5:48pm

Los Alamos Police arrested the driver of a vehicle seen speeding down the Main Hill Road Tuesday night.

Officers stopped Aaron Victor D. Lopez, 25, of Espanola at 10:11 p.m. before Anderson Overlook and administered a Field Sobriety Test to him, which he failed, according to police.

Lopez has been charged with DUI, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and speeding.

Police issued criminal citations at the scene to two passengers riding in the vehicle, Julia Gonzalez-Marquez, 19, of Espanola and Daniel Cruz-Chafino, 19, of Espanola.

Gonzalez-Marquez is charged with

NM Search and Rescue Annual Conference at Buffalo Thunder Resort

on May 2, 2012 - 8:56am

The New Mexico Search and Rescue Council Announces Annual Search and Rescue Conference.

The New Mexico Search and Rescue Council (NMSARC) will be hosting ESCAPE (Emergency Services Annual Preparedness Event), its annual training event for search and rescue volunteers on May 4-6 at the Buffalo Thunder Resort, Spa, and Casino in Pojoaque, NM.  Over 200 volunteers from throughout New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, and Texas, will be attending to train in all aspects of effective search and rescue.

Police Stop Speeder on Main Hill Road - Discover Drugs, Paraphernalia

on May 1, 2012 - 11:29pm

Los Alamos Police Officers spotted a vehicle speeding down the Main Hill Road this evening at about 10:30 p.m., pulled it over and found the occupants to be in possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia. Officers were in the process of conducting a Field Sobriety Test on the male driver when this photograph was taken. Police directed traffic around the area of the scene near the shoulder of the road well before Anderson Overlook where two male and one female passengers were being detained. Check the in the morning for final details and charges involved with this case.