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Los Alamos Police Blotter: Dec. 8 to Dec. 12, 2012

on December 17, 2012 - 8:11am

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.

Dec. 8 at 4:45 p.m. / A 71-year-old Los Alamos man reported that he was the victim of larceny in the 2000 block of 47th Street. The estimated loss is less than $250.

Dec. 10 at 11:25 a.m. / A 76-year-Los Los Alamos man on Los Pueblos reported that he was the victim of fraudulent use of his credit card. The estimated loss is $300.

Dec. 10 at 5:22 p.m.

Motorists Urged to Stay Home Today

on December 14, 2012 - 11:19am

LAPD News:

With this morning's snowstorm creating dangerous conditions on local roadways, Los Alamos Police are urging motorists to stay home if possible.

Police report that so far they have not encountered vehicle accidents but they are inundated with reports of vehicles stuck in the snow.

 

Letter to the Editor: To Catch A Thief

on December 14, 2012 - 7:22am
By Nancy Coombs, Marketing Director
Fuller Lodge Art Center

On behalf of the staff at Fuller Lodge Art Center I'd like to extend a heart-felt "thank you" to our volunteer Deborah Stone-Richard and to the Los Alamos Police Department for their efforts in chasing and apprehending a shoplifter on Nov. 28.

Although our staff was suspicious that the woman was pocketing items as she walked around the gallery/gift shop, there was no direct evidence of theft inside the shop.

Deborah's shift ended just as the woman left the Art Center, and she chose to follow her.

New Los Alamos Police Officer Takes Oath

on December 14, 2012 - 7:21am

Los Alamos Magistrate Court Judge Pat Casados administers the oath of office to new Police Officer Miguel Maes Thursday morning during a ceremony at the Justice Center. Courtesy/LAPD

Newly sworn Los Alamos Police Officer Miguel Maes signs documents for Magistrate Court Judge Pat Casados Thursday morning at the Justice Center. Courtesy/LAPD

Driver Cited for DUI in Monday's 3-Car Crash

on December 11, 2012 - 9:34am

Police issue charges in this three-vehicle collision Monday on Trinity Drive. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com

By Carol A. Clark

Los Alamos Police have issued charges against one of the driver's in Monday evening's three-vehicle collision on Trinity Drive near Timber Ridge Road.

Geraldine Quintana of Santa Fe has been charged with one count of aggravated DUI, one count of abandonment or abuse of a child and one count of careless driving.

"Our investigation finds that a 2000 Toyota sedan driven by Alice Gutierrez attempted to make a left turn on Timber Ridge when it was struck from

Three Car Crash Slows Evening Commute on Trinity

on December 10, 2012 - 6:23pm

Three cars involved in a crash this evening on Trinity Drive. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com

By Greg Kendall

A three car crash occured at Trinity Drive and Timber Ridge Road at approximately 5:25 p.m. today. Two drivers in sedans involved in the wreck were transported to Los Alamos Medical Center for possible treatment. 

Ken Will, was the third driver involved. He was operating a white truck and told the Los Alamos Daily Post at the scene that he "was in the right lane and the blue Toyota sedan was stopped to turn (on Timber Ridge Road.) The lady in the silver Chevrolet sedan was

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Nov. 29 to Dec. 5, 2012

on December 10, 2012 - 1:47pm

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.

Nov. 29 at 9:27 a.m. / Police charged a 15-year-old boy from Abiquiu with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia at Los Alamos High School, 1300 Diamond Dr., referred him to the juvenile probation officer and released him to his parents.

DANIEL RODARTE

Nov. 29 at 8:57 p.m.

Los Alamos Police Conduct Emergency Training

on December 7, 2012 - 12:18pm

Members of the Los Alamos County Police Department are conducting emergency vehicle operations course training today at the Los Alamos County Airport on Airport Road. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos Police Save Suicidal Man

on December 5, 2012 - 8:38pm

Isaiah Cisneros

By Carol A. Clark

Seizing literally a split-second opportunity, Los Alamos police officers were able to tase a suicidal man, lunge across the room and snatch his gun away before he could kill himself.

For reasons unknown, Isaiah Cisneros, 26, of Los Alamos threatened to shoot himself on Nov. 24. A woman in his home on 35th Street alerted police.

Cpl. Eric Wilhoit and Ofc. Oliver McCartney responded to the residence and Sgt. Jeremy Duran arrived shortly thereafter.

The woman directed the officers to a bedroom in which they found Cisneros sitting cross-legged on the floor

Driver Cited in Latest Vehicle Rollover

on December 5, 2012 - 10:44am

Sunday rollover on N.M. 4. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com

Staff Report:

Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office has cited the driver of a Dodge Ram pickup that went off the road on N.M. 4 Sunday, Dec. 2 and rolled over on the embankment.

Dusty Keane, 18, of Los Alamos was cited for failure to maintain her lane, said SFSO Maj. Ken Johnson during a telephone interview with the Los Alamos Daily Post late Tuesday.

Keane was transported to Los Alamos Medical Center following her one-vehicle rollover Sunday afternoon.

Johnson reported that Keane suffered "scrapes and bruises from the

Los Alamos County Council Honors Kevin Smith

on December 4, 2012 - 8:22pm

Los Alamos County Councilor Vincent Chiravalle, right, on behalf of the Council, presents Los Alamos Site Office Manager Kevin W. Smith with a gift of a framed photograph of aspen trees by Leslie Bucklin in recognition of his service to the County. The DOE/NNSA recently announced that Smith will be departing Los Alamos in January to become the manager of the Office of River Protection.

BREAKING NEWS: Police Capture Burglary Suspects

on December 4, 2012 - 2:56pm

Skylar B. Smith. Courtesy/LAPD
By Carol A. Clark
Los Alamos Daily Poswt

Detectives from the Los Alamos Police Department's Investigations Division, working in conjunction with the Albuquerque Police Department’s Auto Theft Division, have apprehended a man suspected in the recent rash of auto burglaries in Los Alamos.

Skylar B. Smith, 20, of Rio Rancho, who previously lived in Los Alamos, was arrested Monday, Dec. 1 on a Los Alamos warrant for auto burglary and theft of credit cards. 

Coady Richards. Courtesy/LAPD

Smith's arrest comes after a lengthy

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Nov. 23 to Nov. 28, 2012

on December 3, 2012 - 1:21pm

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.

Nov. 23 at 10:44 a.m. / An 87-year-old Los Alamos man was the victim of an unattended death in the 300 block of Grand Canyon Drive. No foul play is suspected.

Nov. 23 at 12:19 p.m. / A 12-year-old Los Alamos girl reported that she was battered in the 100 block of Santolina.

 Nov. 23 at 12:30 p.m.

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Single Vehicle in Rollover Crash on N.M. 4

on December 2, 2012 - 6:16pm

Police examine the Dodge Ram truck involved in a single car accident Sunday afternoon on N.M. 4. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com

Staff Report

A grey Dodge Ram pickup traveling on N.M. 4 rolled over this afternoon sending the female driver to Los Alamos Medical Center for treatment.

Sgt. James Rodriguez told the Los Alamos Daily Post at the scene of the accident that a witness reported the grey pickup was heading north bound on N.M. 4 when it caught the edge of the roadway and fishtailed across the yellow line.

The witness had to swerve his south bound vehicle to avoid getting hit

Police Chief on Sick Leave

on December 1, 2012 - 3:03pm

Los Alamos Police Chief Wayne Torpy is out of the office on sick leave.

Deputy Police Chief Randy Foster is Acting Police Chief until Torpy returns.

Thieves Steal Tires Off Knapp's Wraps Mobile Eatery

on November 30, 2012 - 9:43am

Knapp's Wraps mobile eatery is sitting on blocks after thieves stole all four tires off the vehicle at 128 N.M. 4 in White Rock Monday night. Gary and Cindy Knapp have owned the mobile eatery for several years. Police are on the trail of the suspected robbers and encourage anyone with information to call them at 662-8222. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com 

Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Shoplifting Drama Unfolds in Downtown Los Alamos

on November 29, 2012 - 1:55pm

Melissa Carpenter of Los Alamos is in jail charged with fourth degree felony shoplifting. Courtesy/LAPD

Staff Report

Police arrested Melissa Carpenter of Los Alamos Wednesday afternoon and charged her with shoplifting $250-$2,500 worth of merchandise, which is a fourth degree felony.

Carpenter, 36, was captured with the help of Deborah Stone-Richard, a native of Virginia, who is on an extended visit to Los Alamos.

Stone-Richard was volunteering Wednesday at Fuller Lodge Art Center, 2132 Central Ave., when she heard a crash of sales items on the floor. 

She saw that a woman, who turned

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Nov. 15 to Nov. 21, 2012

on November 26, 2012 - 5:55am

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.

Nov. 15 at 7:06 a.m. / A 43-year-old Los Alamos man reported that he was the victim of larceny in the 300 block of Rover Blvd. The estimated loss is unknown.

Nov. 15 at 9:21 a.m. / A 50-year-old Los Alamos man reported that he was the victim of larceny in the 100 block of Shirlane Place. The estimated loss is unknown.

Nov. 15 at 9:29 a.m.

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Wrecked Paint Truck Removed From Mountain

on November 25, 2012 - 4:56am

Crews remove the wrecked paint truck, shown here Nov. 16 near West Jemez Road and N.M. 4, that went off the 'second hair pin' turn at mile marker 49 out of Los Alamos Sept. 18. Photo by Katherine Watson

The truck left the highway Sept. 18 and landed 200-300 yards down a steep rugged cliff into Bandelier National Monument property. The driver of the semi was able to escape the mangled wreck and crawl partially up the cliff, according to a witness at the scene. Los Alamos Fire Department rescue crews used ropes and a pulley to climb down the cliff and rescue the driver.

Young Girl Remains Hospitalized Following Wednesday's Crash

on November 23, 2012 - 10:24am

Staff Report

The Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office reports that the 13-year-old girl injured in Wednesday's head-on collision near the White Rock "Y" on N.M. 4 remains hospitalized in Albuquerque.

The two-car accident sent both drivers to the hospital and left a 14-year-old Los Alamos boy dead.

An online report by the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office reports that the boy, who has not been named, was pronounced dead at about 5:20 p.m. Wednesday at the scene.

Dennis Bernal, 43, of Santa Fe was driving northbound on N.M.

Sheriff's Office Identifies Drivers in Fatal Crash

on November 21, 2012 - 10:01pm

Los Alamos Fire Department Battalion Chief Steve Dawald at the scene of today's fatal crash on N.M. 4. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com

By Carol A. Clark

Capt. Adan Mendoza of the Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office this evening released the names of the drivers involved in today's fatal head-on collision on N.M. 4.

Jennifer Ventura-Trujillo, 41, of White Rock was driving a 4-door Honda sedan with a 13-year-old female passenger and a 14-year-old male passenger inside, he said.

The male passenger died from injuries sustained in the crash.

Mendoza explained that his office does not

N.M. 4 at White Rock 'Y' Now Open

on November 21, 2012 - 8:27pm

N.M. 4 near White Rock "y" now open. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com

Staff Report

Police have reopened N.M. 4 near the White Rock “Y” following today's two-car crash in which a Los Alamos teenage boy died.

Both drivers and a passenger were transported to Los Alamos Medical Center with injuries, according to police.

Los Alamos Deputy Police Chief Randy Foster told the Los Alamos Daily Post this afternoon that a small four-door sedan collided head on with a red Toyota pickup near the sweeping turn just west of the White Rock "Y" on N.M. 4.

Foster said the pickup rolled over and it

Breaking News: Accident with Fatality Near White Rock ‘Y’

on November 21, 2012 - 3:08pm

Updated 6:30 p.m.

From the scene of the two car accident. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com

Staff Report

N.M. 4 near the White Rock “Y” is closed due to a two car accident. Police report that a teen has died. An adult female driving one vehicle, a passenger and the male driver of the second vehicle have all been transported to Los Alamos Medical Center with injuries, according to police.

Los Alamos Deputy Police Chief Randy Foster told the Los Alamos Daily Post that a small four door sedan collided head on with a red Toyota pickup near the sweeping turn just west of the White Rock

Los Alamos Police Increase Patrols For Holidays

on November 21, 2012 - 7:33am

A local police officer patrols the streets of Los Alamos. Courtesy/LAPD

LAPD News:

An increased number of Los Alamos police officers will be out in force patrolling the streets of Los Alamos County beginning today and continuing throughout the holidays.  

Police will be on the lookout for drivers operating vehicles under the influence of alcohol or drugs. They encourage resident to immediately report drivers suspected of being under the influence to 662-8222.

The officers also will be watching for anyone attempting to burglarize vehicles, businesses or homes in the area.

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