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Los Alamos Police Blotter: May 16–May 22, 2013

on May 27, 2013 - 12:08pm

Los Alamos Police Blotter:

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.

LINDA MARTINEZ

May 16 at 3:26 a.m. / Police arrested Linda Martinez, 52, of Santa Cruz on Trinity Drive on an outstanding Municipal Court warrant.

May 17 at 8:51 a.m. / Police charged a 13-year-old Santa Fe girl at Los Alamos Middle School with the unlawful carrying of a weapon on school grounds and referred her to the juvenile probation officer.

May 17 at

Driver Inhaling Fumes Careens Into Canyon

on May 27, 2013 - 12:01pm

The driver of the pickup seen in the middle of this photo was reportedly inhaling fumes from an aerosol can prior to careening into the canyon near the Los Alamos Baptist Church (in background) on Diamond Drive. Photo Courtesy Wayne Hardie

 

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post
  • Four traffic accidents occurred around Los Alamos Sunday

The driver of a pickup was seen swerving on Los Alamos streets some five minutes before he veered onto the sidewalk along Diamond Drive and drove approximately 100 feet before crashing through a fence and careening more than 50 feet into Pueblo Canyon

Cone Zone: Week of May 27

on May 27, 2013 - 12:00pm

COUNTY News:

Public Works Projects

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

Eastern Area 2 Concrete, Paving & Utility Project– Phase 2:

RMCI continues to use a 15-passenger van to transport pedestrians through the Canyon Road construction site. The van circulates every 5 to 7 minutes while RMCI is working, typically 7 a.m. to 5-7 p.m.

Vandals Splatter Red Paint at Pajarito Acres Home

on May 26, 2013 - 12:04pm
Homeowners Milt and Kathy Gillespie believe vandals splattered red paint around their property in response to their vocal opposition to the County water well drilling plan. Courtesy photo
 
More than 200 feet of concrete driveway as well as the Gillespie's carport, front porch and two flagstone walks and the hood and a headlight on their vehicle were spalttered with red paint. Courtesy photo
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

Milt and Kathy Gillespie woke up Saturday to discover vandals had splattered red paint on the walkways, carport and vehicle at their Pajarito Acres home.

SFNF; Valles Caldera in Stage I Fire Restrictions

on May 25, 2013 - 7:24am

USFS News:

Despite recent scattered rain showers, the Santa Fe National Forest and Valles Caldera National Preserve entered Stage 1 fire restrictions at 8 a.m.Tuesday, May 14, due to extreme/exceptional drought conditions and high fire danger.

The Pecos Wilderness and San Pedro Parks Wilderness areas are exempt from Stage I fire restrictions. Devices solely fueled by liquid petroleum or LPG fuel that can be turned on and off are allowed in areas that are barren or cleared of all overhead and surrounding flammable materials within three feet of the device.

During Stage I fire restrictions,

Police Release Arrest Warrant Affidavits on Los Alamos Urologist Pavel Mourachov

on May 24, 2013 - 8:20am

Pavel V. Mourachov

Staff Report

The Los Alamos Police Department has released the two arrest warrants issued for the apprehension of Los Alamos urologist Pavel V. Mourachov.

The first Affidavit for Arrest Warrant, issued May 13, 2013 by Magistrate Judge Pat Casados, indicates there is probable cause that in September 2012, Pavel V. Mourachov "did commit the crime of aggravated assault of a household member ... a 4th degree felony." The warrant states that May 17, 2012, a Los Alamos police detective conducted an interview with Mourachov's wife.

Los Alamos Medical Center Issues Statement on Doctor's Arrest

on May 23, 2013 - 3:23pm

Pavel V. Mourachov

Staff Report:

Los Alamos Medical Center has issued the following statement regarding Wednesday's arrest of Los Alamos Urologist Pavel V. Mourachov:

"We share our community’s concerns about Dr. Mourachov’s arrest and the allegations that continue to come to light. Dr. Mourachov is not an employee of Los Alamos Medical Center and has had a limited practice at our hospital for some time. His medical privileges have been suspended. As the claims against Dr.

Living in Los Alamos With Large Predators

on May 23, 2013 - 3:22pm

Black Bear. Courtesy/NMG&F

COUNTY News:

Every spring and summer as the weather warms up, the County begins to receive more calls at the Animal Control Office regarding sightings or encounters with large predators.

What's a large predator? Large predators in Los Alamos County today include mountain lions, black bears, bobcats and coyotes. These large, powerful predators have lived here for eons, feeding on the plentiful prey and playing an important role in the ecosystem. You may live or play in habitats used by these predators. They can at times be dangerous.

Destructive Dirt Funnel Above Barranca School

on May 22, 2013 - 10:17pm

The destructive dirt funnel as it traveled above Barranca Mesa Elementary School today was captured on camera by a local citizen. The fierce wind ripped the roof off the school's gymnasium and dropped it on the library and playground area. Fortunately, the school was on its regular half-day Wednesdays so most children had left the campus. No one was injured in the event. Courtesy photo

Scenes From Today's Wind Event at Barranca

on May 22, 2013 - 5:26pm

Students, staff and teachers are evacuated from Barranca Mesa Elementary School as damage to the school is assessed after a freak wind storm today. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com

A teacher's car suffers damage from the wind storm that hit Barranca Mesa Elementary this afternoon. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com

Barranca Mesa Elementary School Principal Pam Miller, center, informs firefighters that the main school buildings have been cleared. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos firefighters begin a walk of the campus to assess damage after today's freak wind

Classes Canceled Thursday and Friday at Barranca

on May 22, 2013 - 3:56pm

Today's strong wind bent this light pole and traffic sign in the parking lot at Barranca School. Photo by Janine Morales/YMCA

LAPS News:

Superintendent Gene Schmidt has officially announced that classes are canceled both Thursday and Friday at Barranca Mesa Elementary School due to damage caused by this afternoon's severe wind.

Family YMCA Executive Director Linda Daly has announced that the Y After School Program at Barranca is canceled Thursday and Friday as well.

The Los Alamos Daily Post will publish photos taken at the scene of the wind damage later today.

 

LAPS Superintendent: Huge Amount of Wind Energy Peeled Roof Off Barranca Gymnasium

on May 22, 2013 - 3:08pm

An incredibly strong 'wind event' peeled the roof off the gymnasium at Barranca Mesa Elementary School a short while ago today. Photo by Ryn Hermmann

 

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
LAPS Superintendent Gene Schmidt, speaking atop the roof area at Barranca Mesa Elementary School just moments ago, confirmed to the Los Alamos Daily Post that no one was hurt despite massive damage from wind at the school today.
 
"This was a wind event that peeled off the gymnasium roof and laid it over on top of the library and playground of the preschool area," Schmidt said.

Breaking News: No Injuries as Wind Damages Barranca Elementary Roof

on May 22, 2013 - 2:06pm

BREAKING News:

Early reports indicate that severe wind damaged a portion of the roof in the 200 wing at Barranca Mesa Elementary School a short time ago.

There have been no injuries reported. Emergency responders are on scene as is Superintendent Gene Schmidt.

The Family YMCA After School Program has been canceled for today.

Check back for more details and photos from this developing story.

Roof damaged from wind today at Barranca Mesa Elementary School - no injuries reported. Courtesy/Gene Schmidt

A window was shattered on this car in the parking lot at Barranca Mesa Elementary

Los Alamos Police Blotter: May 9–May 15, 2013

on May 20, 2013 - 9:09am

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.

May 9 at 10:31 a.m. / A 53-year-old Los Alamos man in the 1300 block of San Ildefonso Road reported that he was the victim of larceny. The estimated loss is less than $2,500.

May 9 at 12:33 p.m. / A 53-year-old Los Alamos man reported a case of extreme cruelty to animals/torturing and criminal damage to property in the 300 block of Conejo. The matter is under investigation.

GARY BROWN

Los Alamos 'Ride of Silence' Honors the Fallen

on May 19, 2013 - 8:21am

Los Alamos Police Ofc. David Boe joined other cyclists at Wednesday's 'Ride of Silence' event that began at Ashley Pond. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Cyclists gather around Lili Cohen, center, local 'Ride of Silence' organizer, as she details the 7-mile ride they are about to take. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Staff Report

Wednesday's Los Alamos "Ride of Silence" drew some 30 cyclists who gathered at 6:30 p.m. at Ashley Pond were they formed a silent procession to honor cyclists who have been killed or injured while cycling on public roadways.

Lili Cohen organized

ALERT: Pedestrian Stop and Ride Through Work Zone Starts Monday

on May 17, 2013 - 9:57am

COUNTY News:

PEDESTRIAN STOP AND RIDE THROUGH WORK ZONE

Contractor RMCI is required to maintain safe vehicular and pedestrian access throughout its Canyon Road construction project. 

The location of existing utilities, placement of new utilities and maintaining vehicular traffic has made it impossible to keep the swing of equipment out of the pedestrian path. This is an unsafe situation.

Beginning Monday, May 20, RMCI will use a 15-passenger van to transport pedestrians through the Canyon Road construction site.

Cone Zone: Week of May 20

on May 17, 2013 - 9:40am

Los Alamos County Road Construction Update

Public Works Projects:

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

Eastern Area 2 Concrete, Paving & Utility Project– Phase 2: Canyon Road remains closed with a “rolling”closure between Rim Road and 15th Street; the closure shifts closer to 15th Street as work on the sewer line progresses.

Resident Pedestrian Access: Beginning on Monday, the Contractor will run a van

State Farm Releases Top 10 States for Dog Bite Claims

on May 17, 2013 - 8:22am
Courtesy/State Farm
 
STATE FARM News:
 
State Farm Insurance just released its annual Top 10 states for dog bite claims for 2012.
 
The company also is partnering with the USPS and AVMA during National Dog Bite Prevention Week® to provide information to prevent dog bites.
 
While not in the Top 10 for 2012, New Mexico reported 25 dog bite incidents that resulted in claims in New Mexico – nearly double the number of claims reported for 2011 – that number was 13. The average claims cost was just under $30,000 per incident - a cost for which the dog’s owner could be responsible if they

NMDOT Seeks Public Comment on STIP

on May 16, 2013 - 9:41am

NMDOT News:

SANTA FE—The public is invited to comment on the New Mexico Department of Transportation’s 8th amendment to the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP.) 

The program will serve as a four year plan for the state’s federal aid highway program. The STIP contains proposed road and bridge projects and is required under the federal legislation. Projects on the list are on federal and state highways (roads with I, U.S. or NM designations).

The NMDOT has posted the 2012-2015 STIP amendment on the Internet asking for public comment until Thursday, June 20. In addition, NMDOT

County Cautions of Extreme Wildfire Threat

on May 14, 2013 - 7:44pm

COUNTY News:

Extremely dangerous fire conditions exist throughout the area and the Community is urged to take immediate notice!

Monday afternoon Los Alamos County Fire Department responded to reports of a small fire in Pueblo Canyon along North Road. The fire was quickly contained; however, LAFD believes the fire was manmade based on eyewitness reports and evidence at the scene.

A group of teens was seen in the area prior to the start of the fire and LAFD believes they may have been involved.

Several similar incidents that have occurred in the last three months have LAFD greatly

Community Invited to 'Ride of Silence' Wednesday

on May 14, 2013 - 11:34am

Staff Report

Lili Cohen has organized a Los Alamos Ride of Silence and the event starts at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 15 at Ashley Pond.

The community is invited to participate in the ride, which is a quiet, slow paced requiem for fallen riders. The Ride of Silence will begin in North America and roll across the globe. Cyclists will take to the roads in a silent procession to honor cyclists who have been killed or injured while cycling on public roadways.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: May 3–May 8, 2013

on May 13, 2013 - 1:56pm

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.

May 3 at 2:31 p.m. / A 64-year-old Los Alamos man reported that he was the victim of larceny in the 100 block of La Vista. The estimated loss is less than $2,500.

May 3 at 5:03 p.m. / Police charged a 13-year-old Santa Fe boy near Oppenheimer Drive and Central Avenue with receiving stolen property, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Work Underway in Rendija Canyon

on May 13, 2013 - 11:06am

COUNTY News:

The County is taking precautionary steps this week in sending Public Works crews into Rendija Canyon to blade the unimproved road that runs along the bottom of the canyon to make it passable for possible vehicular emergency access.

During the Cerro Grande Fire in May 2000, residents may recall that this road was used to evacuate motor vehicles with homes in northern Los Alamos County to help expedite the evacuation.

The actions are being taken only as a precautionary measure, as part of pro-active steps being taken for safety of the public during this active wildfire season,

Forest & VCNP Enter Stage I Fire Restrictions Tuesday

on May 13, 2013 - 9:33am

Smokey Bear. Courtesy/SFNS

SFNF News:

SANTA FE – Despite recent scattered rain showers, the Santa Fe National Forest and Valles Caldera National Preserve will enter Stage 1 fire restrictions at 8 a.m. Tuesday due to extreme/exceptional drought conditions and high fire danger.

 

The Pecos Wilderness and San Pedro Parks Wilderness areas are exempt from Stage I fire restrictions. Devices solely fueled by liquid petroleum or LPG fuel that can be turned on and off are allowed in areas that are barren or cleared of all overhead and surrounding flammable materials within three feet of the device.

 

Cone Zone: Week of May 13

on May 10, 2013 - 9:50am

Road Construction Update: Week of May 13, 2013

Public Works Projects:

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

Eastern Area 2 Concrete, Paving & Utility Project – Phase 2:

Canyon Road remains closed with a “rolling” closure between Rim Road and 15th Street; the closure shifts closer to 15th Street as work on the sewer line progresses.

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