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

on February 18, 2013 - 10:58am

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.



Feb. 7 at 11:30 a.m. / Police arrested Arturo Deaguero, 34, of Espanola on Trinity Drive on an outstanding Municipal Court warrant. 

Feb. 7 at 11:14 p.m. / Police charged Derrick Jameson, 30, of Los Alamos in the 2400 block of 25th Street with improper use of fireworks and issued him a summons to appear in court.

Feb. 8 at 11:54 a.m.

AAUW Screens Film on Rape in the Military

on February 18, 2013 - 8:17am

AAUW News:

See “The Invisible War,” a groundbreaking investigation into what Newsweek has called "the most underreported crime in America": the epidemic of rape in the U.S. military at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21.  

The film will be shown in the Jeannette Wallace Hall (Bldg. 5) at UNM-LA by the Los Alamos branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW.)

The screening is a fundraiser for AAUW's Legal Advocacy Fund (LAF.) Admission is $10 adults and $5 students. All proceeds will be donated to LAF.

AAUW is committed to improving the way the military deals with sexual assault by

Los Alamos Sheriff Addresses Gun Debate

on February 14, 2013 - 12:48pm

Los Alamos Sheriff Marco Lucero in his downtown office Wednesday afternoon. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Los Alamos Daily Post

During an interview Wednesday in his downtown office, Los Alamos County Sheriff Marco Lucero participated in a Q&A with the Los Alamos Daily Post on gun issues plaguing the state and the nation:


Los Alamos Daily Post: President Obama has issued a series of Executive Orders designed to regulate firearms across the country. New Mexico House Bill 114 would have prohibited the enforcement of any new federal firearm laws that infringe on

Help Rotary Purchase AED for Fuller Lodge

on February 14, 2013 - 11:38am
Help Rotary Purchase AED for Fuller Lodge
By Linda Hull, President 2012-13
Rotary Club of Los Alamos

Ahoy, Los Alamos! It’s time for Rotary’s fourth Annual Crab Fest, and you are all cordially invited: Saturday, Feb. 23 at the Knights of Columbus Hall on the corner of Trinity Drive and DP Road. 

Proceeds from the event will help the Rotary Club purchase an automatic external defibrillator (AED) for Fuller Lodge.

This all-you-can-eat crab and prawn dinner, our Club’s biggest fundraiser of the year, is served family-style with coleslaw, beans, rolls, dessert and beverages.

NMDOHH Reports Two Pediatric Influenza Deaths

on February 13, 2013 - 3:14pm


Flu Activity Continues Statewide

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Health announced today that a 2-year-old girl from McKinley County and 15-year-old boy from Torrance County died from influenza-related illnesses in the past month.

Since Oct. 1, 2012, the Department of Health has identified 89 pneumonia and influenza-related deaths. Last flu season, the Department identified one influenza-related pediatric death.

“It is still important and not too late to get vaccinated, as flu is likely to continue to circulate in New Mexico for some weeks,” said State Epidemiologist

Police Find No Evidence of Collision Between Truck and School Bus

on February 12, 2013 - 9:58am


Los Alamos Police arrive at the scene of a report of a minor collision, with no injuries, between a Los Alamos Public Schools special needs bus and a black Dodge Ram truck shortly after 8 a.m. today in front of Chamisa Elementary School in White Rock. Sgt. James Rodriguez explained that the driver of the truck reported that she felt the bus make contact with her vehicle and actually move it a little bit. 'In examining both the truck and bus, we found no evidence of contact on either vehicle,' Rodriguez said.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Jan. 31-Feb. 6, 2013

on February 11, 2013 - 7:21am

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.

Jan. 31 at 7:52 a.m. / Los Alamos National Bank reported that it was the victim of a forgery in the 2800 block of Woodland Road. The estimated loss is unknown.

Jan. 31 at 2:30 p.m. / A 78-year-old Los Alamos woman reported that she was the victim of fraud in the 2700 block of Walnut St. The estimated loss is less than $2,500.

Feb. 1 at 3:31 p.m.

Los Alamos Police Arrest Couple with Bundles of ID Cards, Drugs and Cell Phones

on February 8, 2013 - 12:02pm

By Carol A. Clark

In responding to a report, Los Alamos Police located two people in a room at Motel 6, 2201 Trinity Dr., about 6 p.m. Thursday, surrounded by bundles of ID cards, bags of methamphetamines, marijuana, pipes, pills and several cell phones.

Police arrested Leona Bjarke, 23, of Los Alamos and Connor Fox, 25, of Colorado Springs, Colo., at the scene and charged them with trafficking a controlled substance, distributing/selling, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and concealing identity.

Bjarke also had an active warrant for a probation violation.


Search Continues for LANB Bank Robber

on February 6, 2013 - 10:05am

FBI News:

The FBI released the following information a few moments ago:

The FBI and Los Alamos Police Department are looking for a woman who robbed Los Alamos National Bank branch at 77 Rover Blvd. in White Rock Tuesday, Feb. 5.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic or Native American female in her late 20s or early 30s, approximately 5’4” tall, and weighing about 150 pounds.

She may have a scar or tattoo below her left eye.

The suspect wore a black jacket over a black hooded sweatshirt and a gray hooded sweatshirt. She also had on winter gloves.

Witnesses say the suspect entered the

FBI Releases Photo of Suspected Bank Robber

on February 5, 2013 - 5:12pm

Photo of suspected bank robber demanding cash from a teller this afternoon at Los Alamos National Bank in White Rock. Courtesy/FBI

FBI News:

The FBI and Los Alamos Police Department are looking for a woman who robbed Los Alamos National Bank, 77 Rover Blvd., in White Rock, today, Feb. 5.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic or Native American female in her late 20s or early 30s, approximately 5'4" tall and weighing about 150 pounds.

She may have a scar or tattoo below her left eye.

The suspect wore a black jacket over a black hoodie and a gray hoodie. She also had on winter gloves.

Police Surround LANB in White Rock

on February 5, 2013 - 3:57pm

Los Alamos Police vehicles are out in force at Los Alamos National Bank in White Rock and throughout the area following a bank robbery there this afternoon. FBI agents have taken over the case and are on scene. Photo by Rebekah Valentine

Police will be out in force around White Rock and near Pinon and Chamisa Elementary Schools while the hunt is underway for the woman suspected of robbing Los Alamos National Bank in White Rock this afternoon. Photo by Rebekah Valentine

FBI Takes Over Local Bank Robbery Case

on February 5, 2013 - 3:38pm

LAPD News:

Los Alamos Police have handed off this afternoon's bank robbery case of the Los Alamos National Bank in White Rock to the FBI, which is standard procedure.

The latest information obtained by the Los Alamos Daily Post is that the suspect is described as a 5'4'' Hispanic woman, mid 20-40 years of age with a blue star tattoo on her face and wearing a black sweatshirt with logo on it.


Children Remain Inside White Rock's Chamisa and Pinon Schools While Police Hunt Bank Robber

on February 5, 2013 - 3:26pm


LAPS News:

Both Chamisa Elementary School and Pinon Elementary School in White Rock will keep students in school until parents/guardians pick them up this afternoon.

"In cooperation with local police, we are following this procedure as a safety precaution as they continue their investigation of a bank robbery suspect (s) potentially in the area," from a statement released by Los Alamos Public Schools.

LAPS said that police patrols have been beefed up in the area around the schools and there will be an increased police presence at the schools while parents pick up their children.

Breaking News: Police Hunt Woman Suspected of Robbing White Rock LANB

on February 5, 2013 - 2:50pm

(Update 3:10pm with updated suspect description)

LAPD News:

Early police reports indicate that a robbery occurred this afternoon at Los Alamos National Bank in White Rock.

The suspect is believed to be a female Hispanic, 5' 4" and wearing Black sweat shirt, gray pants, Logo on shirt, has Blue Star Tattoo on face. Age: mid 20 to 40.

She was last seen headed toward Smith's Food and Drug Center on Sherwood Boulevard carrying about $4,000 in cash from the bank in a plastic bag.

Details may change on this developing story so check back for updates.

NM Delegation Introduces Mining Cleanup Legislation

on February 5, 2013 - 8:32am


  • Bill Would Allow States to Access Funding for Reclamation of Abandoned Uranium and other Mines

WASHINGTON D.C. – New Mexico Congressional Delegation members Sen. Tom Udall, Sen. Martin Heinrich, Rep. Ben Ray Luján and Rep. Steve Pearce, introduced legislation Monday in the United States Senate and House to help state and tribal governments complete high-priority uranium mine cleanup projects.

The Abandoned Mine Land (AML) fund was created as part of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (SMCRA) and requires fees to be paid on local coal

Heinrich Calls for Sufficient DOE Cleanup Funding

on February 4, 2013 - 11:56am

Sen. Martin Heinrich with President Barack Obama in January. Courtesy/U.S. Senate


Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M. together with Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., sent a letter to President Obama today calling for sufficient funding for DOE’s Defense Environmental Cleanup program in FY2014.

Heinrich asked the president to consider funding two projects that he said are of particular importance to New Mexico.

"We urge you to request $225 million for environmental cleanup for Los Alamos National Laboratory and $222 million to operate and maintain the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Jan. 24 to Jan. 30, 2013

on February 4, 2013 - 10:21am

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.

Jan. 24 at 10:07 p.m. / A 71-year-old Los Alamos man reported he was the victim of larceny in the 600 block of La Bajada. The estimated loss is less than $2,500.

Jan. 24 at 10:33 a.m. / Los Alamos Public Schools reported that it was the victim of larceny at 2101 Hawk Dr. The estimated loss is less than $500.


Jan. 24 at 12:20 a.m.

NFL Endorses Udall-Rockefeller Youth Sports Safety Effort

on February 2, 2013 - 8:52am



Bill Will Curb False “Anti-Concussion” Marketing Claims

WASHINGTON – Ahead of this Sunday’s Super Bowl XLVII, U.S. Senators Tom Udall, D-N.M., and John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV, D-W.Va., Chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee, welcomed the NFL’s endorsement of their forthcoming legislation aimed at protecting youth athletes from the dangers of sports-related traumatic brain injuries.
The Youth Sports Concussion Act will ensure that safety standards for sports equipment are up to date and informed by the latest science.

Thompson Ridge Piles Rx Begins Feb. 5

on February 2, 2013 - 8:21am

SFNF News:

SANTA FE — The Santa Fe National Forest plans to begin the 188-acre Thompson Ridge piles prescribed burn Tuesday, Feb. 5 through Friday, Feb. 8, weather dependent.

Piles that don’t get treated in that time frame are expected to be in the following week, also weather dependent. Location description: The Medlin and Shields private property is adjacent to the north of the burn area.

Thompson Ridge Estates is one mile to the north, La Cueva 1/2 mile to the south, and Rancho De La Cueva one mile to the east.

The pile burns will be ignited by hand.

UPDATE: Workers Inadvertently Excavate Manhattan Era Ordnance - Military Arrive on Scene

on February 1, 2013 - 12:12pm

Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities contract workers excavating dirt in the Los Alamos Canyon Resevoir Thursday afternoon picked up a military ordnance in their front loader. They didn't realize they had the volatile device until they were unloading the dirt in Bayo Canyon near the old sewer plant. Members of the Los Alamos Bomb Squad, police and firefighters responded to the scene. Police secured the area until military explosive experts from Kirtland AFB arrived this morning to render the device safe. Visit the Los Alamos Daily Post later today for more details on this developing

Udall & Heinrich: COOL Rules Must Put Americans First

on February 1, 2013 - 10:53am
  • Senators tell USDA to ensure consumers know meat origin


Sen. Martin Heinrich
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich are calling on the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Trade Representative to work with consumers, ranchers and meatpackers to make sure that American families know where their meat comes from.
The World Trade Organization (WTO) recently required the USDA to adjust its rules requiring American retailers to clearly label where meat was raised and processed.
The WTO said that while the U.S.

Federal Jury Finds Consultants to Former New Mexico Secretary of State Guilty of Theft, Obstruction of Justice, Money Laundering

on February 1, 2013 - 10:01am

FBI News:

ALBUQUERQUE—Thursday, Jan. 31, a federal jury sitting in Albuquerque found Armando C. Gutierrez, 65, of Corpus Christi, Texas and Joseph C. Kupfer, 49, of Rio Rancho guilty of conspiracy and theft of government property charges after an eight-day trial.

The jury also convicted Gutierrez on obstruction of justice and money laundering charges. The jury’s guilty verdict was announced by U.S. Attorney Kenneth J. Gonzales, Acting Special Agent in Charge Gabriel L. Grchan of the Phoenix Division of the IRS-Criminal Investigation, and Special Agent in Charge Carol K.O.

'Seeker' Donated to New Mexico State Police

on February 1, 2013 - 8:58am

The Seeker - a special mission surveillance aircraft. Courtesy/CSI Aviation


ALBUQUERQUE – CSI Aviation, Inc., a New Mexico-based aviation support and logistics company, is giving New Mexico State Police a special mission surveillance aircraft, that is excess to the company’s needs – a SB7L-360A Seeker.

“On behalf of CSI Aviation, we congratulate the New Mexico State Police on their outstanding response to our RFP, which was sent to several law enforcement agencies in New Mexico.” said Allen Weh, Chief Executive Officer of CSI Aviation, Inc.

Whole Foods Expands Salmon Recall

on February 1, 2013 - 8:57am

NMED News:

Whole Foods Market is voluntarily recalling some 4-ounce Whole Catch Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon, cold-smoked and sliced, after a sample tested positive for listeria.

The lot code for the recalled smoked salmon is 7425A2298B. The UPC code is 0 99482 40880 0.

Whole Foods says the recalled items were sold in stores in New Mexico, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Idaho, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island and Utah.

The recalled salmon is sold in black-and-gold, flat, rectangular vacuum-sealed packages.

Local Woman Reports Man Tied Her Up Near College

on January 31, 2013 - 1:08pm

Staff report

Los Alamos police charged a Los Alamos woman overnight with making false claims and they have issued her a summons to appear in court.

Genevieve M. Salas, 20, told police that a tall Hispanic man in a dark hoodie jumped out of nowhere and threw her over his shoulder as she approached her car in the UNM-LA parking lot around 9:10 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30.

Salas stated that the man told her to be quiet as he carried her over his shoulder to the Western Area Park near the north side of the tennis courts, dropped her on the ground, bound her hands and legs with black electrical