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Los Alamos Police Blotter: Sept. 21 to Oct. 9, 2013

on October 14, 2013 - 12:16pm

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.

Sept. 29 at 7:19 p.m. / A 66-year-old Los Alamos woman reported that she was the victim of battery by a household member on Yucca Street.

JARROD ROMERO

Oct. 3 at 12:04 a.m. / Police arrested Jarrod Romero, 33, of Santa Fe at Trinity Drive and Oppenheimer Drive on an outstanding Magistrate Court warrant.

Oct. 3 at 9:09 a.m.

Power Outage on Bryce and Connie Saturday

on October 14, 2013 - 9:58am

DPU News:

Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities officials reported a power outage Saturday affecting 32 customers in the neighborhood near Bryce and Canyon in White Rock.

The outage began at approximately 10:49 a.m. and full power was restored by 12:05 p.m., by rerouting power. Permanent repairs are underway today.

Breaking News: Los Alamos Firefighters Rescue Teen From 100-Foot Fall into White Rock Canyon

on October 13, 2013 - 10:13pm

High angle rescue experts from the Los Alamos Fire Department lift a 15-year-old Los Alamos girl up from a 100-foot fall into White Rock Canyon today. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Rescuers carry the girl to an awaiting ambulance. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

A 15-year-old Los Alamos girl was airlifted to an Albuquerque hospital with unknown injuries today after falling 100 feet into White Rock Canyon.

Los Alamos Fire Chief Troy Hughes did confirm that the girl was able to communicate with her rescuers.

"She fell in a difficult

Chimney Sweep Spotted in Eastern Area

on October 13, 2013 - 11:16am

A chimney sweep was spotted on a rooftop in the Eastern Area Saturday clearing away a buildup of ash and soot. The chimney uses the pressure difference caused by a hot column of gas to create a draught and draw air over the hot coals or wood in the fire below, enabling continued combustion. During normal operation, a layer of creosote builds up on the inside of the chimney, restricting the flow. The creosote can also catch fire, setting the chimney and the home or building alight. The chimney must be swept to remove the soot to avoid potential disaster. Source: wikipedia. Photo by Bonnie J.

Cone Zone: Week of Oct. 14

on October 13, 2013 - 10:52am

COUNTY News:

Public Works Projects:

For more information about the projects listed below, please e-mail lacpw@lacnm.us, call

662-8150, or visit the “Projects” link at www.losalamosnm.us. Please slow down and use caution as you travel through these construction areas.

Eastern Area 2 Concrete, Paving & Utility Project – Phase 2:

15th Street: Driveway accesses to business parking areas on 15th Street remain closed; valley gutters and drive pads have been placed. This closure will last for 15 days to allow time to place forms, concrete, and cure time for the fresh concrete.

AMBER Alert Issued For New Mexico Ranch Boys

on October 12, 2013 - 7:09am

Suspect Scott Chandler. Courtesy/amberalert.com

Staff Report

An Amber Alert has been issued for nine boys who went missing overnight from the Tierra Blanca Youth Ranch in Sierra County New Mexico.

It is believed that these boys are in danger due to the circumstances involving this abduction. Reports indicate that this southern New Mexico ranch program for troubled teens is under a state investigation into allegations that ranch residents were shackled and beaten by staff members.

The missing boys include Charlie Lamb, 13, Mayson Myers, 13, Michael Rozell, 15, Ryan Sibbett, 16, Peter

I-25 Northbound Lane Closures

on October 12, 2013 - 7:08am

NMDOT News:

SANTA FE - The New Mexico Department of Transportation started bridge work on the I-25 northbound bridge (MP 282.5) Oct. 10. 

This bridge work is north of the St. Francis Interchange. The contactor will be completing work that started earlier this year, and they will be back in the spring for final paving when temperatures allow.

There will be left and right lane closures and the one lane closure will remain overnight. The lane closures will be in effect from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. and this work is anticipated to be completed in four weeks.

NMDOT urges motorists to proceed

Electrical Short Sparked Barn Blaze

on October 11, 2013 - 1:07pm

The aftermath of the barn that burned down Tuesday night at the North Mesa Stables. Photo by Leland Lehman/ladailypost.com
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
 
An electrical short inside Lisa and Garth Reader's barn at the North Mesa Stables is blamed for a massive fire that destroyed the entire structure late Tuesday night. The fire also killed one of the Reader's beloved horses, which they had owned for nearly 20 years.
 
"Our investigation concludes that the fire started in the barn from an electrical short," Deputy Fire Chief Justin Grider said. "It occurred somewhere between a small refrigerator

Significant Wind Impacts Today; Northern Mountain Snow

on October 10, 2013 - 8:24am

Courtesy/NWS

NWS News:

The National Weather Service anticipates another vigorous early season cold front to usher in strong wind, cooler temperatures and northern mountain snow. The main impact period is mid-morning to mid-evening today. Wind impacts are expected areawide with accumulating snow limited to the highest terrain of north-central and northwest New Mexico and generally above 9,500 feet.

Key Impacts:

  • Windy to very windy conditions to expand across the area Thursday
  • Potentially damaging wind gusts (up to 60 mph) possible higher terrain and areas to the lee of the central mountain

FBI Seeks Public's Help Locating Santa Fe Bank Robber

on October 10, 2013 - 8:07am

FBI News:

A man with a handgun robbed Del Norte Credit Union, 510 N. Guadalupe St., in Santa Fe Wednsday.

The suspect is described as a male, possibly Hispanic, approximately 5'8" tall, with a medium build. He wore a red hoodie that was turned inside out, black pants and white shoes. The suspect also wore a mask and gloves.

Witnesses said the man walked into the bank at approximately 10:35 a.m. and showed a handgun. He demanded money.

A teller gave an undisclosed amount of money to the suspect, who left the bank.

Bank robbery is punishable by a 20-year prison sentence for each offense,

Barn Burns Down at North Mesa Stables Overnight

on October 9, 2013 - 11:06am
Lisa and Garth Reader's barn at the North Mesa Stables as it burned late Tuesday night. Photo by Dee McCoy
 
The aftermath of the barn that burned down overnight at the North Mesa Stables. Photo by Leland Lehman/ladailypost.com
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

A large barn burned to the ground Tuesday night at the North Mesa Stables. The blaze killed one of five horses housed at the barn owned by longtime Los Alamos residents Lisa and Garth Reader. 

"We've had Sparky (Sparkling Moonshine) for nearly 20 years," Lisa Reader told the Los Alamos Daily Post this morning.

It's Official: Dino Sgambellone Is New Los Alamos Police Chief

on October 8, 2013 - 8:12pm

New Los Alamos Police Chief Dino Sgambellone

COUNTY NEWS:

Los Alamos County Administrator Harry Burgess announced this evening that Dino Sgambellone has accepted his offer to be the next Police Chief of Los Alamos County.

His first day in the office will be Tuesday, Nov. 12. Sgambellone was selected from the top five finalists who traveled to Los Alamos last month to interview for the position. He is currently the Police Chief in Mansfield, Ohio.

“I am very pleased that Dino will be our next Police Chief,” Burgess said, “We look forward to welcoming him and his family to Los Alamos next

Sheriff Marco Lucero Addresses Halloween Safety

on October 8, 2013 - 7:58am

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Sept. 21 to Oct. 2, 2013

on October 7, 2013 - 10:14am

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.

Sept. 21 at 7:19 p.m. / A 66-year-old Los Alamos woman reported that she was battered by a household member on Yucca Street.

IRENE QUINTANA

Sept. 26 at 9:21 a.m. / Police arrested Irene Quintana, 49, of Chamita on Trinity Drive on an outstanding District Court warrant.

 

 

ELSIE FERNANDEZ

Sept. 27 at 2:05 a.m.

Cone Zone Update: Week of Oct. 7

on October 6, 2013 - 7:26am

COUNTY News:

Public Works Projects:

For more information about the projects listed below, please e-mail lacpw@lacnm.us, call 662-8150, or visit the “Projects” link at www.losalamosnm.us. Please slow down and use caution as you travel through these construction areas.

Eastern Area 2 Concrete, Paving & Utility Project – Phase 2:

15th Street: Paving operations will begin Monday. Driveway accesses to business parking areas on 15th Street are closed; valley gutters and drive pads have been placed.

Heinrich on Thursday's Capitol Hill Incident

on October 4, 2013 - 8:10am

Sen. Martin Heinrich

U.S. SENATE News:

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., was in his office in the Hart Senate Building in Washington. D.C., Thursday when gunshots were reported. The Senator and the few staffers who were working quickly followed procedure, locking the doors and gathering in a designated secure place in the office, while the police worked to secure the area, Heinrich said in a statement. Unaccounted for staff were contacted and told to stay away from the building.
"On behalf of everyone in my office, I want to thank the Capitol Police and our first responders for the risks

Dino Sgambellone Offered Los Alamos Police Chief Position!

on October 3, 2013 - 9:54am

Dino P. Sgambellone

COUNTY News:

County Administrator Harry Burgess announced this morning that he has extended an offer to Dino Sgambellone to be the next Police Chief of Los Alamos County.

“We had an excellent pool of candidates,” Burgess said, “All five of the top candidates who were in Los Alamos two weeks ago for interviews were well-qualified to be the next Police Chief.”

Burgess said he intends to finalize the offer within the next few days. The next step would be Council approval of the candidate, possibly as soon as the upcoming Council meeting on Tuesday evening.

LAPD Holds DEA Drug Take Back Day Oct. 26

on October 3, 2013 - 9:40am

Los Alamos Police Ofc. Robert Girmendonk poses next to 332 pounds of prescription drugs collected April 27. Photo by Sgt. Oliver Morris

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department will conduct its bi-annual DEA Drug Take Back Day initiative 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Oct. 26 at the following collection sites:

Site 1: Los Alamos Medical Center Parking Lot (Trinity Side)

Site 2: White Rock Visitor Center Parking Lot

This event is intended for all who wish to turn in any unused prescriptions for destruction.

 

Stronger Winds; Colder Temps On The Way

on October 3, 2013 - 7:40am

Courtesy/NWS

Note: Due to the federal government shutdown, NOAA.gov and most associated websites are unavailable. However, because the information http://www.weather.gov/abq provides is necessary to protect life and property, it will be updated and maintained during the federal government shutdown.

Courtesy/NWS

Courtesy/NWS

Event:

Type – Seasonably strong cold front to usher in strong winds and colder temperatures.

Timing – Thursday night, and remainder of the area Friday.

Location northern two-thirds of New Mexico

Key Impacts:

  • Windy conditions to expand across eastern New Mexico

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Sept. 19 to Sept. 25, 2013

on September 30, 2013 - 9:48am

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.

Sept. 19 at 3:04 p.m. / A 36-year-old Santa Fe woman reported that she is the victim of identity theft on Bikini Atoll Drive.

Sept. 20 at 10:15 a.m. / A 41-year-old Los Alamos woman reported that someone trespassed on her property on 36th Street.

Sept. 20 at 11:06 a.m. / A 50-year-old Santa Fe man reported that he is the victim of larceny on Pueblo Canyon Road.

Governor to Promote Vaccinations for Vulnerable New Mexicans

on September 30, 2013 - 8:50am

Gov. Susana Martinez

STATE News:

SANTA FE - New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez will promote vaccinations that protect vulnerable New Mexicans like children, the elderly and others at high risk for infections.

The governor will receive a vaccination for influenza at a Walgreen’s Pharmacy in Albuquerque today, and share with the public important information to protect New Mexicans from several dangerous and debilitating diseases.

Cone Zone: Week of Sept. 30

on September 29, 2013 - 10:25am

COUNTY News:

Public Works Projects:

For more information about the projects listed below, please e-mail lacpw@lacnm.us, call

662-8150, or visit the “Projects” link at www.losalamosnm.us. Please slow down and use caution as you travel through these construction areas.

Eastern Area 2 Concrete, Paving & Utility Project – Phase 2:

15th Street: Work on 15th Street will primarily consist of earthwork and placement of base material. Driveway accesses to business parking areas on 15th Street have been closed in order to place valley gutters and drive pads at this intersection.

Udall Urges FTC to Investigate Phone Scams

on September 29, 2013 - 8:23am

U.S. Senate News:

WASHINGTON – Friday, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., wrote a letter to Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chairwoman Edith Ramirez, asking her to take “aggressive action” to investigate and prevent telephone scams targeting utility customers in New Mexico.

More than 130 New Mexico utility customers have been targeted so far. Some have lost of thousands of dollars in the telephone scams, in which callers threaten to disconnect electric service unless the customer sends money via prepaid card or online payment.

The scammers are using a practice known as caller ID “spoofing,” in

Brrrrr...

on September 28, 2013 - 9:42am

National Weather Service reports much colder temperatures expected through Sunday, including freezing or near freezing in some areas. Courtesy/NWS

Courtesy/NWS

Courtesy/NWS

Caja Del Rio Plateau Closed to Vehicles

on September 28, 2013 - 9:04am

USFS News:

Roads on the Caja Del Rio Plateau in the Santa Fe National Forest are currently closed to motor vehicle traffic until further notice by order of the U.S. Forest Service due to wet weather conditions.

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