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National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Sept. 29

on September 27, 2012 - 9:06am
DEA News:
 
WASHINGTON As New Mexico continues to battle alarming prescription drug abuse rates, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., is encouraging citizens to participate in the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day this Saturday, Sept. 29 and turn in unused or expired medication to locations in their communities.
 
The event, sponsored by the New Mexico Department of Public Safety and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, will provide free, anonymous drop-off sites throughout the state for safe medication disposal.
 
The Los Alamos Police Department is not participating in this

Council Recognizes Retirees Deputy Chief Kevin Purtymun and Cpl. Doug Ehler

on September 25, 2012 - 6:59pm

 

The officers and their loved ones laugh during this evening's County Council meeting as Councilor Michael Wismer jokes that along with his official duties over the last 24 years, retiring Deputy Chief Kevin Purtymun, right, also spent time moving Chief Wayne Torpy, center, into new residences. From left, Stephanie Scrimshaw, (fiancé) Cpl. Doug Ehler, Torpy, Purtymun and his wife Bev Purtymun. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Retiring Deputy Police Chief Kevin Purtymun with his wife Bev and their son Tyler at this evening's County Council meeting. Photo by Carol A.

BREAKING NEWS: Three-Car Accident Near Anderson Overlook

on September 25, 2012 - 3:31pm

Updated: (4:12 p.m.) Both lanes now open; (3:58 p.m.) with additional details and photos.

Emergency responders are on the scene of a three-vehicle accident that occurred a short while ago just east of Anderson Overlook on the main hill road. The extent of injuries, if any, are not known at this time.  No crash victims were transported to LAMC after five reported victims refused transport. Traffic is being funneled down to one lane allowing a few cars to pass in rotating directions. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com

Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com

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Los Alamos Police Blotter: Sept. 13 to Sept. 19, 2012

on September 24, 2012 - 9:32am

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.

Sept. 13 at 8:03 a.m. / A 63-year-old Los Alamos man reported that his property was damaged in the 100 block of Central Park Square. The estimated loss is less than $100.

Sept. 13 at 8:45 p.m. / A 19-year-old Los Alamos woman reported that she was the victim of criminal sexual penetration on Mesa Verde Drive. The matter is under investigation.

Sept. 14 at 12:07 a.m.

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Minor Injuries Reported in Two-Vehicle Crash

on September 19, 2012 - 6:23pm

Photo: Los Alamos Police Department Crash Team

Staff report

A two-vehicle collision this afternoon sent a Los Alamos woman to the hospital with what appear to be minor injuries.

Los Alamos Fire Department EMTs transported Deborah Storms, 46, to Los Alamos Medical Center after the red 2011 Subaru she was driving collided with another vehicle near Trinity Drive and 4th Street.

Los Alamos Police Cpl. Ben Hinrichs told the Los Alamos Daily Post that a 17-year-old Espanola girl was driving a white 2003 Dodge Dakota east on Trinity Drive about 3:30 p.m.

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UPDATE: Police Re-open N.M. 4 to Jemez Mountains

on September 18, 2012 - 4:36pm

Photo: Los Alamos Police Capt. Randy Foster

The Los Alamos Daily Post received official word that N.M. 4 into the Jemez Mountains from Los Alamos has re-opened to traffic in both directions following a crash earlier today. 

Los Alamos Police Capt. Randy Foster released a statement saying that at approximately 11:15 a.m. today, a White 1998 International Flatbed truck was heading eastbound on N.M. 4 near milepost 49 when it exited the roadway and fell approximately 200 feet before coming to rest in the forest.

"The vehicle was being driven by 51-year-old Francisco Maes of Willard, N.M.

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Los Alamos Police Blotter: Sept. 6 to Sept. 12, 2012

on September 17, 2012 - 6:50am

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.

Sept. 6 at 10:45 a.m. / A juvenile from Santa Fe reported being the victim of battery at Los Alamos High School and a Los Alamos juvenile was charged with aggravated battery and referred to the juvenile probation officer while a Santa Fe juvenile was charged with public affray and referred to the juvenile probation officer.

LAURENCE PENA

Sept. 6 at 1:08 p.m.

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Police Investigate Collision at Trinity and Diamond

on September 13, 2012 - 6:37pm

Los Alamos Fire and Rescue crews work to remove the driver from a car involved in this mornings accident. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Firefighters help lift a driver from her car following an accident near Trinity Drive and Diamond Drive today. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com

By Greg Kendall

A two-car collision occured at approximately 11:15 a.m. today, at the corner of Trinity Drive and Diamond Drive. 

The driver of a small black vehicle told the Los Alamos Daily Post that he had been driving behind a red car at the corner of Trinity Drive and Oppehiemer Street

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Remembering Sept. 11, 2001

on September 11, 2012 - 8:40am

Staff report

Solemn ceremonies are taking place around the community and throughout the nation today; remembering lives lost and heroes who rose up when terrorists attacked America 11 years ago.

At 8:45 a.m. on the clear Tuesday morning of Sept. 11, 2001, an American Airlines Boeing 767 loaded with 20,000 gallons of jet fuel crashed into the north tower of the World Trade Center in New York City.

The impact left a gaping, burning hole near the 80th floor of the 110-story skyscraper, instantly killing hundreds of people and trapping hundreds more in higher floors.

As the evacuation of

Local Detective Instructs Cyber-Safety Class Thursday

on September 11, 2012 - 8:01am

LAPD News:

Come learn what your children may already know...

Los Alamos Police Det. Daniel Roberts is instructing a Cyber-Safety Class from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13.

The class is hosted by the Family Strengths Network and will be taught at its facility at 1900 Diamond Dr. in the Pueblo Complex.

The issues covered will be directed for parents about the danger their children can encounter using modern technology:

• Social Networks and peer pressure
• Cyberbullying
• Teens, texting and technology
• Online games
• Chatrooms and predators

Cost is $10 per family, and there is a possibility for

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Aug. 31 to Sept. 4, 2012

on September 10, 2012 - 8:27am

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. 31 at 1:34 p.m. / A 42-year-old Los Alamos woman reported that she was the victim of larceny in the 600 block of 43rd Street. The estimated loss is less than $20,000. The matter is under investigation.

GERALD HECK

Sept. 1 at 5:50 a.m.

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Police Charge Local Man With Battery

on September 5, 2012 - 12:50pm

By Carol A. Clark

Los Alamos police issued a court summons to a local man Tuesday morning charging him with battery.

Matthew Story, 21, reportedly suffers from a mental handicap and attempted to choke a Los Alamos High School student who he believed had taken his paint brushes from his art class at UNM-Los Alamos in July, according to the police report.

The 15-year-old student told police that she encountered Story near the County bus stop at Diamond Drive and Canyon Road before school started Tuesday, according to the police report.

Story was angry about the loss of his paint brushes

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Los Alamos Police Blotter: Aug. 23 to Aug. 29, 2012

on September 3, 2012 - 8:38am

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. 23 at 10:34 a.m. / A 54-year-old Los Alamos man reported the fraudulent use of his credit card by false representation in the 2000 block of 43rd Street. The estimated loss is unknown.

MARK HENINS

Aug. 23 at 9:04 p.m. / Police arrested Mark Henins, 46, of Los Alamos on N.M. 4 on an outstanding Magistrate Court warrant.

Aug. 24 at 2:40 p.m.

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Los Alamos Police Blotter: Aug. 16 to Aug. 22, 2012

on August 27, 2012 - 4:44am

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. 16 at 7:45 a.m. / Los Alamos Public Schools reported that someone damaged school property with graffiti at Los Alamos High School. The estimated loss is less than $1,000.

Aug. 17 at 2:54 p.m. / Police received a report of someone shoplifting from a business in the 500 block of Central Avenue. The estimated loss is more than $250. The matter is under investigation.

Aug.

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Police Track Down Suspected Paint Vandal

on August 25, 2012 - 11:14am

A worker removes paint after police on Friday tracked down a teenage boy suspected of throwing a paint balloon against the back wall of the Los Alamos Motor Vehicle Division Office, 997 Central Ave. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com

Fresh paint is splattered in a parking stall near the vehicle believed to be used by the suspected vandal. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com

A police cruiser blocks the car allegedly used by the suspected vandal. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com

Two bottles of paint and a skate board were visible inside the car allegedly used by the suspect.
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No Arrests During Wednesday's DWI Checkpoint

on August 23, 2012 - 7:23am

Local police officers conducted a DWI checkpoint Wednesday night as part of their ongoing effort to keep drunk drivers off the streets of Los Alamos.

The operation occurred between 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m., on East Road near the Los Alamos County Airport, during which 175 vehicles passed through the checkpoint. No arrests were made.

Sgt. Jeremy Duran reported that two vehicles were pulled into a secondary location. Field sobriety tests were administered to each driver, they passed and were released at the scene.

Los Alamos police will continue to conduct these checkpoints throughout the

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Aug. 9 to Aug. 15, 2012

on August 20, 2012 - 9:21am

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.

 

ROBERT MONTOYA

Aug. 9 at 9:43 a.m. / Police arrested Robert Montoya, 29, of Carlsbad in the 1200 block of Trinity Drive on an outstanding warrant from another jurisdiction and charged him with driving on a suspended or revoked driver's license, no proof of insurance, no vehicle registration.

Aug. 9 at 2:49 p.m.

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BREAKING NEWS: Police Corner Fleeing Motorist Suspected of Hitting Bicyclist

on August 18, 2012 - 9:50pm

Bicyclist Cindy Lawton was knocked over by a hit and run motorist this morning on N.M. 4. Lawton's husband Jon Bernard, center, was riding behind her and was not hit. The couple's friend, Scott Wilburn, was driving by and stopped to help. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

By Carol A. Clark

Los Alamos Police captured a motorist suspected of knocking over a woman riding her bicycle and then fleeing the scene at about 9:45 a.m. today on N.M. 4.

Suspect Kyle Smith and a passenger are stopped by police on West Jemez Road following a hit and run accident involving a bicyclist.

County Line Highlights Dedication & Groundbreaking

on August 18, 2012 - 12:34pm

LOS ALAMOS COUNTY News

Council Meeting on Tuesday

What's on the agenda? A discussion about management options for the new Creative District is likely to be the main discussion when the meeting begins in Chambers at 7 p.m. - streamed live on our Council webpage and broadcast on PAC-8 television, too! Download the agenda here: http://www.losalamosnm.us/gov/council/Pages/default.aspx

Art Dedication at the Justice Center on Wednesday

Have you seen it yet? The "Scale of Justice" will be formally dedicated by the Arts in Public Places Board at 3 p.m. in front of the Justice Center.

Los Alamos Police Douse Local Firefighters!

on August 17, 2012 - 7:11pm

With a final score of 13-11, Los Alamos Police officers reined victorious today over Los Alamos Firefighters in a baseball game played at Overlook Park. The game was a continuation of a Fourth of July matchup that ended abruptly when a fire broke out at the New Beginnings Church on East Road. Fire Chief Troy Hughes, far left, and Police Chief Wayne Torpy, third from left, congratulate the players for giving it their best effort. Photo by Kateri Morris

Police Lt. Jason Wardlow Herrera smacks a fly ball as Deputy Fire Chief Justin Grider holds his catchers mitt and watches the ball sail away.

Shelling Out Evidence: NIST Ballistic Standard Helps Tie Guns to Criminals

on August 16, 2012 - 8:29am

This cartridge case shows the three distinct marks, or "signatures," impressed on its surface when it was fired by a gun: the firing pin impression, the breech face impression and the ejector mark. NIST's standard casing ensures that forensic labs can accurately match signatures on shells found at crime scenes with images in a national database. Courtesy/NIST

NIST News:

Thanks to a new reference standard developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), law enforcement agencies will have an easier time linking the nearly 200,000 cartridge cases recovered annually at

Los Alamos Police Target Impaired Drivers

on August 16, 2012 - 7:41am

LAPD News:

During August and September, the Los Alamos Police Department will conduct DWI checkpoints.

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

 

Police Halt Jail Fight This Morning

on August 14, 2012 - 9:30am

Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com

LAPD News:

A fight between inmates broke out this morning at the Los Alamos County Detention Center.

Police officers stepped in and stopped the fight quickly.

Los Alamos Fire Department EMTs were called to the scene and are transporting this 24-year-old inmate to the Los Alamos Medical Center as a precaution.

Medic 3 considers this a non-emergency transport.

The cause of the fight is not readily known.

 

 

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Aug. 4 to Aug. 8, 2012

on August 13, 2012 - 10:32am

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. 4 at 1:27 p.m. / A 28-year-old Los Alamos woman reported that she was the victim of criminal trespass.

DONAVEN VANWIJKWEIJER

Aug. 4 at 11:10 p.m. / Police arrested Donaven Vanwijkweijer, 18, of Los Alamos in the 1400 block of 40th Street and charged him with criminal trespass, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. 

Aug. 4 at 11 p.m.

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