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Motorcycle Driver Arrested Sunday Following Crash on Diamond Drive

on August 19, 2013 - 1:39pm

David Rael of Los Alamos crashed his motorcycle early Sunday evening on Diamond Drive and was assisted by Los Alamos paramedics and police officers. Courtesy photo

Staff Report

David Rael of Los Alamos crashed his motorcycle at 5 p.m. Sunday on Diamond Drive.

Police arrested Rael, 35, and charged him with aggravated DWI, assault on a peace officer with a deadly weapon, resisting and evading an officer, concealing his identity, reckless driving, failure to give immediate notification of an accident, driving on a revoked license, driving with no registration and driving with no insurance.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Aug. 7–Aug. 13, 2013

on August 19, 2013 - 1:38pm

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.

Aug. 7 at 2:20 p.m. / Police charged a 17-year-old Los Alamos girl at 535 Central Ave., with forgery. She was referred to the juvenile probation officer and released to her parents.

Aug. 8 at 7:04 a.m. / A 66-year-old Los Alamos woman reported that someone damaged her property on Lejano Drive. The estimated damage is less than $1,000.

Aug. 9 at 2:32 a.m.

Swearing In Ceremony Today at Municipal Building for New Probate Judge

on August 19, 2013 - 10:22am

Christine Chandler


The public is invited to attend the official "swearing in" ceremony for newly-appointed Los Alamos Probate Judge Christine Chandler at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 19 in Council Chambers at the new Municipal Building, 1000 Central Ave.

First District Court Judge Sylvia LaMar will administer the oath of office. The County Clerk's office will provide light refreshments after the ceremony.

"We are pleased to have the Probate Judge position appointed by Council, and we look forward to working with Christine Chandler," County Clerk Sharon Stover said.

DWI/Sobriety Checkpoints Launched in Los Alamos County

on August 18, 2013 - 8:24am


Throughout the months of August and September 2013, the Los Alamos Police Department will be conducting DWI/Sobriety Checkpoints. 

Officers will be targeting impaired drivers on the roadways and at checkpoints in the County of Los Alamos.

Cone Zone: Week of Aug. 19

on August 18, 2013 - 8:09am


Road Construction Update

Public Works Projects:

For more information about the projects listed below, e-mail, call 662-8150, or visit the “Projects” link at Please slow down and use caution as you travel through these construction areas.

Reminder: There have been a number of lightning strikes causing traffic signal outages in our region. If you approach a traffic signal with none of the signal lights working, you are required to STOP as if it was a 4-way or all-way STOP controlled intersection.