Public Safety

Drowning Victim Recovered From Cochiti Lake

NMSP News:
 
SANDOVAL COUNTY — Today, the body of Ariel Gonzalez-Vasquez, 34, of Albuquerque was recovered from Cochiti Lake.
 
Gonzalez-Vasquez was reported to have been in the water swimming when large waves and wind made the swimming difficult and he sank and never resurfaced.
 
The New Mexico State Police were asked to assist with a possible drowning victim Saturday at Cochiti Lake, just south of Santa Fe. At approximately 6:30 p.m., July 1, the Sandoval County Sheriff’s Department requested the assistance of the NMSP Dive Team to locate the victim within

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Report Of Person Stuck In Elevator Proves False

Los Alamos Police and Firefighters respond to a report this morning of a person stuck in an elevator at the former Hilltop House Hotel at Trinity Drive and Central Avenue. A search did not turn up anyone in either of the two elevators in the building, however, there are signs that someone broke through the chain link fence surrounding the hotel and made their way inside. Police received a report last week from a passerby spotting a person on one of the upper floors. LAFD has left the scene and LAPD remains to continue their investigation. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com


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LAFD Knocks Down Two Fires In White Rock

This wildfire in White Rock Canyon started overnight by embers from July 4th fireworks at Overlook Park. LAFD said it is not clear wheter the fire works were from the show or random fireworks from individuals in the area. Los Alamos Firefighters doused the blaze overnight, which consumed 5 acres, and are finishing mop up activities this afternoon. LAFD also snuffed out a 4,000-square-foot fire overnight near the White Rock Eco Station and responded to two vehicles accidents. Photo by Peggy ReneauFirefighters come off shift far down the Blue Dot Trail fighting and mopping up a wildfire


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Scenes From LAPD VS. LAFD July 4 Softball Game

Softball players from Los Alamos Police Department and Los Alamos Fire Department after Tuesday’s game which LAFD won. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Police Chief Dino Sgambellone, left, and Los Alamos Fire Department Chief Troy Hughes following the annual Independence Day softball game between the two departments. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com

LAPD Sgt. Daniel Roberts is off and running at Tuesday’s softball game between local police and firefighters. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Fire Department


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FBI: Albuquerque Man Pleads Guilty To Federal Bank Robbery Charge … Faces 20 Years In Federal Prison

FBI News: 

 

ALBUQUERQUE – Randy K. Lovett, 34, of Albuquerque, pled guilty in federal court to a bank robbery charge under a plea agreement with the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

 

Lovett was arrested April 19, on a criminal complaint charging him with robbing the Bank of America at 7644 Jefferson St. NE, in Albuquerque. According to the complaint, Lovett robbed the Bank of America by handing a bank teller a note in which he claimed to have a gun, demanded money, and informed the teller she had 30 seconds to comply. Lovett subsequently was indicted May 9, on a bank robbery charge.

 


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