Police Release Arrest Warrant Affidavits on Los Alamos Urologist Pavel Mourachov

Pavel V. Mourachov

Staff Report

The Los Alamos Police Department has released the two arrest warrants issued for the apprehension of Los Alamos urologist Pavel V. Mourachov.

The first Affidavit for Arrest Warrant, issued May 13, 2013 by Magistrate Judge Pat Casados, indicates there is probable cause that in September 2012, Pavel V. Mourachov “did commit the crime of aggravated assault of a household member … a 4th degree felony.” The warrant states that May 17, 2012, a Los Alamos police detective conducted an interview with Mourachov’s wife. She reported to the detective during that interview details of the assault, which she said occurred in the couple’s home at 390 El Conejo in Los Alamos. 

“He was drunk and told me how much he hated me, that I was a liability and that he wished I was dead … he ripped hoses from the engines of our two cars so I couldn’t leave. I locked the gun room and locked and barricaded myself in the guest room. He couldn’t open the gun room so he used an ax to break down the door and chop off the door handle. He gained access to the gun room.”

She continued in her written statement saying that Mourachov began to chop the guest room door down, then reached in and unlocked the door knob. She had wedged herself between a bookshelf on the opposite wall. Mourachov handed her a gun as a “gesture of good will” to protect herself from him. Mourachov then asked her to “shoot and kill” him, she said, adding that he was trying to provoke her into shooting him. She told the detective she was able to escape out the bedroom window.

The second Affidavit for Arrest Warrant, issued May 13, 2013 by District Judge Sheri A. Raphaelson, indicates there is probable cause that on or about May 9, 2013, Mourachov did commit the crime of extreme cruelty to animals, a 4th degree felony and between March 6, 2013 and May 9, 2013 did commit the crime of harassment, a misdemeanor. According to the affidavit, police responded to the home of Mourachov’s neighbor who found Mourachov’s black cat standing on her porch with an arrow through its body. According to the affidavit, it appeared Mourachov was peering out through his window at officers responding to the situation. Mourachov’s wife confirmed to police that her husband owned a bow and arrows. 

Neighbors near Mourachov’s residence on El Conejo have filed a number of complaints of harassment against him, according to the affidavit. They reported to authorities that Mourachov placed dog feces on their cars and slashed their tires. He also made verbal threats including an incident in which he told a female neighbor, “This is not a friendly visit, you are harassing me, this is war … I look forward to destroying you. I have the means to hire people to bring you down … watch out for your family … you have no brains and very little intelligence, you are a coward … I can make your life hell … I hate your family … I can get your husband fired from his job, I can get you fired for drug use.”

Mourachov’s wife is no longer living with him, and according to the affidavit, police received two emails Mourachov sent to her father. The emails as written state, “If you know if (wife) is OK and which State she is in, let me know. I am not interested in: you emotions or opinion, moral lessons, etc.” and “Unless I receive definite proof that she is OK, you can bet talking to state police and the FBI (abusive father, philanderer, pedophile etc). My attorney is … phone number … If I do not hear form you in the next twelve, hours pack a prison bag.”

Mourachov’s wife told authorities that April 7, 2013, while she was on vacation with Mourachov that he told her if she left him, he would “kill her father, mother and brother and make her watch.”

During a prior incident, it was learned that Mourachov had placed a propane tank along with matches and a firearm next to the front door inside his El Conejo residence after he anticipated contact with police. Mourachov’s wife told police she was concerned there could be a more “elaborate booby trap” in the house, adding that her husband had said if he is, “taken out by police, he will not go alone” … if police came to his door, he would kill them. Security cameras are visible around the exterior of Mourachov’s home, according to the affidavit.

Mourachov’s Arrest May 22, 2013:

Los Alamos police officers arrested Mourachov, 41, at approximately 2:15 p.m. Wednesday in the parking lot of Los Alamos Medical Center on West Road in Los Alamos. He is charged with two counts of aggravated assault against a household member with a deadly weapon, extreme cruelty to animals and harassment. Mourachov is being held without bond in the Los Alamos County Detention Center pending a hearing.

Los Alamos Medical Center issued a statement Thursday that Mourachov is not an employee of LAMC and has had a limited practice at the hospital for some time, adding that his medical privileges have been suspended.

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