Public Safety

Search And Rescue Mission Underway For Walter Scheib

Walter S. Scheib III

NMSP News:

TAOS The New Mexico State Police is actively engaged in and monitoring a coordinated search and rescue mission for missing person Walter S. Scheib III. 

This mission is ongoing and involves numerous agencies and resources.

Scheib reportedly went hiking Saturday, June 13 near Taos. He was the White House executive chef from 1994 until 2005 and had recently moved to the area. When Scheib did not return home, a family member reported him missing June 16 to the Taos Police Department.

Scheib’s vehicle was discovered Tuesday, June 16, in a parking area

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EMNRD: Pecos Wildfire Update

Incident Name and Update: Commissary Fire Update
Start Date & Time: June 5, 2015, reported Saturday, June 6, 2015
Start Location: Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (Approximately 13 miles east of Pecos and 2 miles south of Barillas Peak)

Size: Approximately 170 acres

Cause: Lightning
Vegetation: Ponderosa pine, aspen, mixed conifer, grass and brush      
Growth Potential: Low
Percent Contained: 0
Personnel Assigned: 

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WIPP Update: Breidenbach Officially Takes Over As NWP President & Project Manager

WIPP News:
On June 11, Phil Breidenbach officially assumed the role of NWP President & Project Manager, replacing Bob McQuinn. McQuinn served in that capacity for just over a year.
Breidenbach, who brings over 30 years of experience working at various Department of Energy facilities, served a key role in the development of the WIPP Recovery Plan following the radiological event. His past experience includes operations and project management at various nuclear facilities, including several that involved some type of recovery operations.

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Governor Unveils Ad Campaign To End DWI

Friday, Gov. Susana Martinez unveiled an ad campaign that raises awareness about the dangers and consequences of drunk driving.

The Governor also kicked off 100 Days and Nights of Summer, a statewide law enforcement effort that puts more police officers on the roads to target drunk drivers.

“Drunk driving has a devastating impact on New Mexico’s families, and we should do everything we can to stop it,” Martinez said. “That means tougher penalties, cracking down on DWI in every corner of our state, and letting New Mexicans know about the consequences.”

“Our message is clear: If you

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Los Alamos Police Negotiation Team Talks Man Out Of Barricaded Apartment On Canyon Road

Los Alamos Police Cmdr. Oliver Morris, left, speaks with bomb technician Sgt. Chris Ross after the negotiation team talks a distraught man out of his apartment where he had barricaded himself late this afternoon at Caballo Peak Apartments. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Los Alamos Police Officers wrap things up after a distraught man is talked out of his apartment and transported to LAMC. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Los Alamos Deputy Police Chief Jason Wardlow Herrera, left, with officers leaving the scene late this afternoon at Caballo Peak Apartments. Photo by Carol

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