Public Safety

Los Alamos Police Blotter: April 6 to April 11, 2012

The following information was provided by the Los Alamos Police Department.

Neither arrests nor charges indicate a conviction, and neither means that a person is guilty of the charges filed against them.


April 6 at 1:45 p.m. / Police charged Kendall Frye, 44, of Los Alamos with battery against a household member in the 800 block of Aster Street and issued him a summons to appear in Magistrate Court.    

April 6 at 3:07 p.m. / A 28-year-old Los Alamos man reported that he was the victim of larceny in the 800 block of 9th Street. The estimated loss is more than $500.


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A Little Bit of This and a Little Bit of That

Wildfire 2012 – Tomorrow!

Don’t forget to drop by the Community Building on 20th Street to check out all of the information tables – lots of information about creating defensible space around your home, and much more! It’s open from 1 to 5 p.m. and hosted by LAFD. There will not be a panel discussion but the public can ask lots of questions of the officials in attendance. Read the list of exhibits and learn more here:

It’s Spring! Must be time for Budget Season, too!

The County Council

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Suspicious Item at Lab Determined to be Duct Tape and Wire

Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Emergency responders descended on the area near the parking garage next to Technical Area 3 at Los Alamos National Laboratory a few minutes ago.

Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Lab security, the hazardous devices team and local police and fire personnel surrounded the area where a suspicious item was spotted and reported to officials.

Photo by Carol A. Clark/

After securing the area, authorities determined that the item was simply duct tape wrapped in wire. 

Photo by Carol A. Clark/

The all clear

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Update to Loope Story

Marion Loope

Staff report

Marion Loope, 28, of Los Alamos is back in the Los Alamos Detention Center after her short stay at St. Vincent’s Hospital following a suicide attempt.

She has been incarcerated since her arrest in November on a District Court warrant for failure to comply with conditions of the court stemming from an October arrest.

The judge denied Loope’s request for release at a District Court hearing Thursday.

She was placed in ICU when first entering the hospital.

“I’m glad she was taken care of and is ok,” Capt. Randy Foster said.

Loope has had several incidents involving the police

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Public’s Help Sought in Bank Robberies

Suspect wanted in Santa Fe bank robberies. Courtesy/FBI

The FBI and Santa Fe Police Department are asking for the public’s help in finding a man who is now a suspect in the April 2 robbery of the US Bank branch located at 3787 Cerrillos Road in Santa Fe.

The unidentified man may also be connected to the robberies of three other banks in Santa Fe this year.

Suspect captured on a surveilance camera is wanted in the Santa Fe bank robberies. Courtesy/FBI

During all four robberies, the robber has worn a dark jacket with a hood, dark ski mask and rubber gloves.

He also displayed a handgun.

The suspect should

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