Public Safety

Watch Pedro Leonardo Mascheroni Of Los Alamos On Video Offering Nuclear Weapons To Venezuela

Pedro Leonardo Mascheroni meeting with ‘Jimenez’ in a hotel room. Screen shot/FBI video

In FBI undercover video and audio recordings, Pedro Leonardo Mascheroni of Los Alamos explains to undercover agent Jimenez that he had a “top of the top” clearance and that he held a security clearance from the Department of Defense and from the Department of Energy.

Mascheroni, 79, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Argentina, was recently sentenced to 60 months in prison for Atomic Energy Act and other violations relating to his communication of classified nuclear


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State Police Launch Checkpoints And Saturation Patrols

Courtesy/NMSP

STATE News:

SANTA FE — New Mexico State Police (NMSP) will conduct Sobriety Checkpoints, Saturation Patrols and Registration, Insurance and Drivers’ License Checkpoints in all New Mexico counties during the month of February.

These efforts continue to show a significant reduction in alcohol related fatalities, NMSP said. This is attributed to the continued media attention and intensive advertising.

These checkpoints are helping to change society’s attitude about drinking and driving. People are choosing to not drink and drive. This is the biggest step in keeping impaired


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SFNF: Prescribed Burns Planned Cuba Ranger District

SFNF News:

SANTA FE – Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest plan to continue the La Jara prescribed pile burns on the Cuba Ranger District if conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality and weather forecasts, are favorable.

The La Jara prescribed pile burn, a total of 275 acres northeast of the community of La Jara, may continue through March 30. Small blocks may be treated each day to decrease the daily smoke volume.

Prescribed fires are one of the most effective tools available to resource managers for restoring fire-dependent ecosystems. These fires mimic natural fires


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NMDOT Working Hard To Keep Roads Clear

NMDOT News:

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) is working hard to keep state maintained roads safe and clear as snow continues to fall in many portions of New Mexico. 

The NMDOT snow removal crews are concentrating their attention on the main thoroughfares (interstates and state highways) at this time as these roads are the heaviest traveled.  

The NMDOT has approximately 800 team members on our snow removal crews. They operate in 12 hour shifts around the clock during inclement weather incidents. 

Motorists are urged to be careful


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Police Urge Motorists To Proceed With Caution

LAPD News:

Traffic accidents are occurring in and around Los Alamos County as road conditions are dangerous due to snow and ice from the storm.

“I urge motorists to stay off the roads or proceed with extreme caution if they must drive,” Los Alamos Police Chief Dino Sgambellone said.

Commander Oliver Morris told the Los Alamos Daily Post that so far there have been three reported crashes including a rollover on the Main Hill Road. Three people involved in that accident were transported by the Los Alamos Fire Department to Los Alamos Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries,


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