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Los Alamos Police Blotter: July 16 to July 22, 2015

on July 23, 2015 - 8:51pm

LAPD News:

The following information is 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.


July 16 at 6:38 a.m. / Police arrested Kenneth Weahkee, 40, of Santa Fe at N.M. 4 and N.M. 502 and charged him with possession of marijuana.





July 16 at 1:35 p.m. / Police arrested Marcos Ortiz, 44, of Santa Fe at N.M. 4 and N.M. 502 and charged him with possession of a controlled substance.

July 16 at 5:49 p.m.

Los Alamos Probation Officer: Tough but Caring

on July 23, 2015 - 10:47am
Los Alamos Probation Officer Linda Peña
Los Alamos Kiwanis Club

Linda Peña, the adult probation officer for Los Alamos County Municipal Court and Magistrate Court, says she’s “safe, blunt, and I don’t sugar coat” the situation with offenders.

However, it was obvious July 14, as she spoke to the Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos, that she cares deeply about her work.

In a brief interview after her talk, she said that she grew up in an area  “riddled by drugs and crime” (although her immediate family didn’t do drugs or drink), and she wanted to “help people get out of that

Los Alamos County Sheriff Marco Lucero Sworn Into Governor Appointed Board Position

on July 22, 2015 - 6:51pm

Magistrate Judge Patricia Casados swears in Los Alamos Sheriff Marco Lucero today at the Justice Center. New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez appointed Sheriff Lucero to the New Mexico Oversight Search and Rescue Board and it is required that he be sworn into this new position. Sheriff Lucero was welcomed onto the Board when he attended his first meeting last week. Courtesy photo

Water Main Break Closes Rover Near Longview

on July 22, 2015 - 12:41pm

At around 10 a.m. today the Los Alamos Fire Department was conducting a pressure test at a fire hydrant near the corner of Rover and Longview in White Rock. County employees at the scene said the fire department closed the valve too quickly causing a water hammer effect resulting in a broken main. Rover is closed for the next few hours as County utility crews work to close and repair the break. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

County crews work this morning to repair a broken main near the corner of Rover and Longview in White Rock. Rover is closed for the next few hours for repairs.

Purging Natural Gas On East Jemez Road Thursday

on July 22, 2015 - 9:14am


New Mexico Gas Company (NMGC) has informed the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities that it will purge a natural gas line 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, weather permitting, on East Jemez Road near Los Alamos County’s Eco Station. 

NMGC is purging the line on East Jemez Road so crews can perform maintenance work at its natural gas border station on East Road across from Camino Entrada in Los Alamos.  

“Purging” is the act of releasing natural gas from an existing section of pipeline so that work can be done safely under Federal Regulatory requirements.  

As part of the