Public Safety

Los Alamos Police Blotter: April 19 to April 24, 2012

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.

April 19 at 9:14 a.m. / A 49-year-old Los Alamos woman reported a possible attempt to enter her residence in the 400 block of Ridgecrest Ave.

April 20 at 9:57 a.m. / Police responded to an unattended death of a 92-year-old Los Alamos man in the 700 block of 42nd Street.

April 20 at 10:21 a.m. / Police received a report of a broken window in the 100 block of Longview Drive. The estimated damage is less than


Santa Fe National Forest Fire Management Update

SFNF News:
Fire managers have started prescribed burning this morning within the Gallina Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) project area:
Gallina WUI Prescribed Burn, Coyote Ranger District
  • The project area is located 1mile south of the community of Gallina off of State Highway 96 within the Coyote Ranger District.
  • Fifty to 100 acres will be treated over a two day period.
  • Smoke released from the burn may be visible from the communities of Gallina, Lindrith, Regina and Llaves.
  • The Santa Fe National Forest realizes that smoke from prescribed fire can be a nuisance


Police Charge Local Man in Child Molestation Case

By Carol A. Clark
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos Police have arrested Stephen M. Geisik of Los Alamos and charged him with criminal sexual penetration of a child less than 13 years of age.

Police also charged Geisik, 21, with contributing to the delinquency of a child.

The charges stem from a March 29 report by the child’s father that she asked him three weeks prior if he could take her to the doctor for a birth control prescription. She reportedly told her father that she was concerned that she may be pregnant by a 21-year-old man.

According to the girl’s initial report, she said that


Sheriff Files Proposed Amendment to Charter

Sheriff Marco Valentino Lucero filed in the Los Alamos County Clerk’s Office Thursday a proposed amendment to Los Alamos County Charter 304.3 “Duties of the Sheriff and Police.”

Current Charter Reading:

Duties of the Sheriff, Police department and Peace Officers. The Council shall establish as a department of the County, [sic] a Police Department to be charged with conserving the peace and enforcing the laws of the State and the enforcing the laws of the State and the ordinances of the County. The Sheriff Shall have those powers and duties assigned to sheriffs by state statutes, including


LANL Grounds Crew Begins Fire Prevention Efforts

Los Alamos National Laboratory Grounds and Roads crews work along the truck route this week thinning tree branches and shubbery ahead of this year’s fire season. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Tree and shrubbery branches line the terrain on either side of the truck route as workers thin out area ahead of this year’s fire season. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


LAFD Assists Resident in Need of Medical Help

Los Alamos Firefighters are called out on medical emergencies at all times of the day and night throughout White Rock and Los Alamos. Early this morning, firefighters and paramedics responded to a call to help a person feeling unwell on Aster Street near Yarrow in White Rock. Fire officials said the ailment did not appear life threatening. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladaily/


Local Detectives Collecting Unused Prescription Drugs Saturday

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. April 28 in the Los Alamos Medical Center Parking lot, detectives from the Los Alamos Police Department will participate in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) fourth National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.

The event provides a safe way for the general public to deposit expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs and also to prevent pill abuse and theft.

“This is a great opportunity for those who missed last year’s event, or who have subsequently accumulated unwanted, unused prescription drugs, to safely dispose of those


Los Alamos Police Blotter: April 12 to April 18, 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 12 at 9:46 a.m. / Los Alamos National Laboratory reported that it was the victim of larceny in the 800 block of Mesita Del Buy. The estimated loss is less than $2,500.





April 12 at 8:07 p.m. / police arrested Chris Quintana, 42, of Los Alamos on Ridgeway Drive on an outstanding Municipal Court Warrant.

April 15 at 10:53 a.m. / A 36-year-old Los Alamos woman


Crash Shuts Down Main Hill Road Today

Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Traffic Homicide Investigations Team processes the scene of a collision near Anderson Overlook late this afternoon. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

By Carol A. Clark

Following a two-vehicle crash on the Main Hill Road about 4 p.m. today, Santa Fe County Sheriff’ deputies charged the driver of a silver 2010 Harley Davidson motorcycle with DWI, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, careless driving and driving without a license.

Lt. Joe McLaughlin said that Peter M. Padilla, 47, of El Prado was airlifted to CHRISTUS St.


Vehicle Plows into McDonalds

A vehicle crashed into the front wall of McDonald’s at 1247 Trinity Dr. this morning. People were sitting at tables eating on the other side of the wall where the impact occurred. Employees said no one was injured and that they believe the 95-year-old driver was parked and he inadvertently put the car in drive rather than reverse and stepped on the accelerator when attempting to leave the restaurant. The driver was not cited because the accident occurred on private property, Deputy Police Chief Kevin Purtymun said. Photo by Greg Kendall/

Employees clean up broken glass