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White Rock Man Charged in Domestic Dispute

on July 5, 2012 - 9:55pm

Los Alamos Police have charged Andrew Ortega with aggravated assault and battery after responding to a call of a possible domestic dispute at a residence in White Rock this morning.

Hand-cuffed and placed in the back of a police patrol car, Ortega, 40, began to thrash about while being transported from White Rock to the Los Alamos Detention Center.

"He was kicking the doors and seats and banging his head against the interior of the police car," Capt. Randy Foster said. "Because of his behavior, we requested Los Alamos Fire Department medical personnel check him for injuries."

Ortega was

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Domestic Dispute Leads to Possible Self-injury

on July 5, 2012 - 11:35am

Scene in front of Los Alamos County Detention Center this morning. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com

Police responded to a possible domestic dispute around 10:45 a.m. today in White Rock. 

A man was transported to the Los Alamos Detention Center. 

Capt. Randy Foster said the man became animated in the police car on the way to the jail, thrashing his head against the interior of the vehicle. 

Upon arrival at the jail, police called Los Alamos Fire Department EMT personnel as a pecaution to check out the man's potential injuries. 

More information will be available later on this

Los Alamos Police Blotter: June 21 to June 27, 2012

on July 2, 2012 - 11:39am

The following information is obtained from Los Alamos Police Department records.

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

June 21 at 10:24 a.m. / Police charged Charles Pacheco, 56, of Los Alamos with fraudulent use of credit cards in the 300 block of Aragon and issued him a summons to appear in court.

JESUS ANDUJO

June 21 at 7:20 p.m. / Police arrested Jesus Andujo, 23, of Hernandez on Trinity Drive and charged him with violating a protection order.

 

 

 

STEWART OBRIEN

June 21 at 7:37 p.m.

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Vehicle Rollover Shuts Down East Road

on June 27, 2012 - 7:11pm

A white van on Central Avenue attempted to enter East Road at about 2:15 p.m. today when it struck a Toyota 4 Runner, causing it to flip over and land on its side on East Road. Police report that injuries of the parties involved were minor and no one needed to be transported to Los Alamos Medical Center. The roadway is opening back up to traffic. Courtesy photo
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Vehicle Accident Closes Truck Route

on June 26, 2012 - 3:05pm

Courtesy photo

A County trash truck was sideswiped this afternoon while heading down the truck route by a car going uphill. The driver of the car left his lane and collided with the trash truck.

Los Alamos Firefighters used the jaws of life to remove the driver from his car. LAFD is transporting him to Los Alamos Medical Center with unknown injuries.

The gas tank on the trash truck punctured and leaked some fuel onto the ground where the accident occurred.

Hazmat is removing the fuel spill and the vehicles are in the process of being towed from the area.

Officials expect that by

Los Alamos Police Blotter: June 14 to June 20, 2012

on June 25, 2012 - 8:01pm

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.

June 14 at 2:51 p.m. / A 45-year-old Los Alamos woman reported that her cell phone estimated at $251.99 was stolen on North Mesa Road. The phone was later recovered and charges are pending against the alleged thief.

June 14 at 6:39 p.m. / A 39-year-old Los Alamos man reported that someone stole the license plate from his trailer parked on Mariposa Court.

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Police Stand Prepared to Find Missing Persons

on June 22, 2012 - 1:37pm

Investigations Division Supervisor Sgt. Oliver Morris, right, and Det. Daniel Roberts display a tracking antenna during Project Lifesaver training at Los Alamos Police Department Headquarters Wednesday. The antenna is used to track the frequency of transmitting bracelets worn by people who tend to wander off and become lost. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

By Carol A. Clark

Los Alamos Police Officers took part in an all-day training program at Police Headquarters Wednesday, specifically geared toward adults and children who wander due to Alzheimer’s, autism, Down syndrome, dementia

Chief Congratulates County's Newest Police Officer

on June 22, 2012 - 8:45am

LAPD News:

Los Alamos County's newest Police Officer Oliver McCartney is just 18 days away from completing his probationary period with the Los Alamos Police Department and Chief Wayne Torpy let him know Wednesday at Police Headquarters that he is doing a fine job. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Police Chief Wayne Torpy thanks Ofc. Oliver McCartney Wednesday for a job well done following his successful completion of an important assignment. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Police and Lab Join Forces for Robot Rodeo

on June 20, 2012 - 9:32am

Los Alamos Police Department explosive devices experts and LANL hazardous devices experts joined forces to compete against seven other teams in the sixth annual Robot Rodeo underway this week in Technical Area 49 at Los Alamos National Laboratory. In this scenario, a pair of robots inspect a car involved in a chase and abandoned by drug traffickers.  Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com

Bob Clark, a Hazardous Devices technician at Los Alamos National Laboratory makes some final adjustments to the LANL/LAPD team robot. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com

One of the tasks the robots

Los Alamos Police Blotter: June 7 to June 13, 2012

on June 18, 2012 - 7:33am

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.

June 7 at 7:30 a.m. / Police charged Cory Kershner, 23, of Los Alamos with criminal damage to property at 3301 Canyon Road and issued him a summons to appear in court. The estimated damage is less than $1,000.

June 7 at 12:08 p.m. / A 43-year-old Los Alamos woman reported damage to her property on Casa Grande Drive. The estimated loss is less than $1,000.

BRENNAN HAZEN

June 8 at 11 p.m.

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Students Help Peers Through Teen Court

on June 14, 2012 - 9:44am
Preparing for a Teen Court session are from left, Cpl. Sheldon Simpson, "Judge" Toni Batha and "defense attorneys" Rachel Pierce, Maura Taylor and Clohe Henson. Photo by Carol A. Clark
 
By Carol A. Clark
 
“The honorable” Toni Batha, her judicial black robe billowing about her, presided over a recent Los Alamos Teen Court hearing.
 
This is the second year that the Los Alamos High School junior has volunteered her time at the local court.
 
“It’s really a great learning experience,” Batha said of helping her peers.
 
LAHS Senior Vanessa Duran also is a second-year volunteer.
 

Police Probe Jamie Lee Ireland Death

on June 13, 2012 - 10:10pm

Los Alamos Police Department News:

On May 20, the Consolidated Dispatch Center received a call that 28-year-old Jamie Ireland of Los Alamos had sustained injuries after an accidental fall at 802 9th St.

Los Alamos Fire Department was dispatched to the scene and transported Ireland to Los Alamos Medical Center.

Ireland was subsequently transported to St. Vincent's Hospital in Santa Fe.

On May 21, the Los Alamos Police Department was notified by personnel at St. Vincent's that the injuries sustained by Ireland were serious and potentially fatal.

Ireland subsequently died May 31.

Los Alamos police

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Deer Collides with Car Near Golf Course

on June 13, 2012 - 7:45pm

A deer jumped out in front of this hatchback sedan this evening on Diamond Drive causing extensive damage. The deer lost his life in the collision. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com

By Carol A. Clark

The driver of a small hatchback sedan collided with a deer at about 6 p.m., today on Diamond Drive near the Los Alamos Golf Course.

"The deer jumped out in front of the car, landed on the hood and smashed into the windshield," Deputy Fire Chief Justin Grider said.

The driver and a passenger are fine, Grider said, but the deer is dead.

Firefighters from Los Alamos Fire Department Engine

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Los Alamos Police Blotter: May 29 to June 6, 2012

on June 11, 2012 - 10:38am

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.

 

 

KEVIN HERRING

May 29 at 5:21 p.m. / Police charged Kevin Herring, 34, of Los Alamos with shoplifting at Smith's Food & Drug Centers on Central Avenue and issued him a summons to appear in court. The estimated loss is less than $100. 

 

 

 

JAVIER RAMOS

May 31 at 9:27 a.m.

Judge Finds Probable Cause in Infant Abuse Case

on June 7, 2012 - 9:56am

Defendant Tyrell Abney during a brief break in court proceedings at the Justice Center Wednesday afternoon. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

By Carol A. Clark

During a preliminary hearing Wednesday in Magistrate Court, Judge Pat Casados found probable cause that Tyrell Abney of Los Alamos commited the crime of child abuse in the first degree last month against his infant son.

Abney, 18, faces a mandatory 18 years in prison if convicted.

It came out during the hearing that although originally reported to be 11 weeks old when the alleged abuse occurred May 16 at the family's Gold

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Los Alamos Police Blotter: March 8 to March 14, 2012

on March 19, 2012 - 9:32am

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.

 

BENJAMIN BACA

March 8 at 12:45 p.m. / Police arrested Benjamin Baca, 38, of Los Alamos on Trinity Drive on an outstanding Magistrate Court Warrant for unknown charges.

March 8 at 2:49 p.m. / Los Alamos National Laboratory – Technical Area 50, Building 0001 reported being the victim of larceny at 683 Crossroads. The estimated loss is more than $500.

March 8 at 6:19 a.m.

LAFD Union Leader Honored

on February 10, 2012 - 5:00pm


Capt. Flavio Martinez, left, is congratulated by Fire Chief Troy Hughes at his retirement ceremony Wednesday.
Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Fire Chief Troy Hughes, coworkers, family and friends honored longtime Los Alamos Firefighter and IAFF Local 3279 Union President Flavio Martinez at a gathering in Fire Administration Wednesday.

“Capt.

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Torpy Gets Hugged

on February 9, 2012 - 5:00pm

 

 

 

 

 

Longtime Los Alamos resident Colleen Hanlon hugs Los Alamos Police Chief Wayne Torpy at the county council meeting Tuesday night in appreciation for his coming to her aid and moving her car, which he noticed was parked in a precarious location on Central Avenue.

Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

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