Public Safety

Los Alamos Police Arrest Man In Barricade Incident

Police respond to an altercation Friday at 3301 Canyon Road in which a man refuses to come out of his apartment. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Police at the scene Friday of a man barricaded inside his apartment. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

LAPD News:

An arrest warrant was issued Saturday for a local man involved in a barricading incident at an apartment complex early Friday evening in Los Alamos.

Mark Henins

Police arrested Mark Henins, 48, without incident Saturday and charged him with assault and criminal damage to property.

The charges stem from a situation in which

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FBI: Pima Salt River Tribe Member Pleads Guilty In NM

FBI News:
ALBUQUERQUE — Patrick Watuema, 55, an enrolled member of the Pima Salt River Tribe in Ariz., has pleaded guilty to a felony information charging him with aggravated sexual abuse.
Under the terms of his plea agreement, Watuema will be sentenced to 10 years in federal prison followed by a term of supervised release to be determined by the court. Watuema also will be required to register as a sex offender.
Watuema was arrested May 5, 2014, on a criminal complaint alleging that he engaged in a sexual act with a child who had not attained the age of 12 years. Watuema subsequently

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Cone Zone: Week Of June 22


Here is the Road Construction Update in Los Alamos County for the coming week.

For more information about the projects listed below, e-mail, call 505.662.8150, or visit the “Projects” link at Please slow down and use caution within the construction work zones. Note: the below information is based on a schedule provided by the contractors and may change due to weather or other delays.

Western Area Improvements Phase 3:

Work on 42nd Street (north and south) continues but is available to local traffic. Crews began demolition on 44th Street (north)

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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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