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New Mexico Rotarians Honor Local Heroes

on May 22, 2012 - 3:39pm

Former Los Alamos Fire Chief Doug Tucker, left, and Los Alamos Police Chief Wayne Torpy were honored as "Heroes of the Year" by the New Mexico Rotarians at the District 5520 Annual Banquet held Friday at the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History. Tucker and Torpy received special medals and honorary Rotary pins at the event recognizing their outstanding leadership during last summer's Las Conchas Fire in protecting homes and keeping the community safe. Photo by Linda King

Los Alamos Police Blotter: May 10 to May 16, 2012

on May 21, 2012 - 8:10am

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 10 at 12:33 p.m., / Police were called to Smith's Food & Drug Centers, 31 Sherwood Blvd., on a report that someone shoplifted from the store. The estimated loss is less than $100.

May 10 at 4:40 p.m., / Police received a report of a 28-year-old Los Alamos woman who said that she was battered by a household member in the 800 block of 9th Street. The matter is under investigation.

May 10

Police Ran Torch Relay to Jemez Springs

on May 19, 2012 - 2:45pm

Los Alamos Police officers ran from the back gate to Jemez Springs Thursday for the 2012 Special Olympics Torch Relay. Local police officers and firefighters participate in the annual event as part of the fund raising efforts that they do for the Special Olympics. Lt. Jason Wardlow Herrera runs with the torch and prepares to hand it off to another officer at this juncture. Photo by N.S. Mills

Los Alamos Police Chief Wayne Torpy takes his turn in the torch relay to raise money for the Special Olympics. Photo by N.S. Mills

A small caravan follows the runners as they head for Jemez Springs.

Los Alamos Infant is in ICU

on May 18, 2012 - 11:16am

Police report this morning that the 11-week-old infant whose father admitted injuring him on Wednesday when he wouldn't stop crying, is in the Intensive Care Unit at UNM Children's Hospital.

Police also said this morning that the total extent of the infant's injuries have not yet been determined.

The baby's father is locked up in the Los Alamos County Detention Center on a $100,000 bond issued by Los Alamos Magistrate Court Judge Pat Casados.

Below is the story detailing the events involved in the arrest of the infant's father:

Los Alamos Police have arrested Tyrell Abney, 19, of Los

Condition of 11-Week-Old Infant Remains Stable

on May 17, 2012 - 3:09pm

 

June 7, 2012 - 9:56am

 

Defendant Tyrell Abney during a brief break in court proceedings at the Justice Center Wednesday afternoon. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

By Carol A. Clark

During a preliminary hearing Wednesday in Magistrate Court, Judge Pat Casados found probable cause that Tyrell Abney of Los Alamos committed the crime of child abuse in the first degree last month against his infant son.

Abney, 18, faces a mandatory 18 years in prison if convicted.

It came out during the hearing that although originally reported to be 11 weeks old when the alleged abuse occurred

Police and Fire Join Special Olympics Torch Relay Thursday

on May 15, 2012 - 1:20pm

Los Alamos Police Sgt. DeWayne Williams and Los Alamos Fire Chief Doug Tucker (Retired) ran in the 2009 Special Olympics Torch Relay. Local police officers and firefighters participate in the annual Special Olympics Torch Relay running from the back gate to Jemez Springs. They will do so again on Thursday as a part of the fund raising efforts that they do for the Special Olympics. Courtesy/LAPD 

Los Alamos Police Blotter: May 4 to May 9, 2012

on May 14, 2012 - 11:00am

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.

 

 

 

JONATHAN  ETUK

May 2 at 1:41 p.m. / Police arrested Jonathan Etuk, 31, of Mendanales at the Los Alamos Detention Center on an outstanding felony warrant from another jurisdiction.

May 4 at 4:41 p.m. / A 54-year-old Jemez Springs man reported that someone damaged his property on 41st Street. The estimated loss is less than $1,000.

May 4 at 7:52 p.m.

Espanola Man to Serve 10 Years in Prison

on May 9, 2012 - 5:27pm

FBI News:

A federal judge in Albuquerque has sentenced James Aley White, 31, of Espanola to a 120-month term of imprisonment for his bank robbery conviction.

White will be on supervised release for three years after he completes his prison sentence. He also was ordered to pay full restitution to the bank that was the victim of his crime.

U.S. Attorney Kenneth J. Gonzales said that on Nov. 15, 2011, White pled guilty to robbing the Bank of America at 8040 Academy Road NE in Albuquerque on Aug. 19, 2011.

According to court filings, the bank was robbed on Aug.

Safety & Security Matters Show [Audio]

on May 9, 2012 - 3:12pm

Safety and Security Matters radio show, hosted by Carol A. Clark and recorded at the KRSN AM 1490 studios in Los Alamos.


April 25, 2012 - FBI Featured on Safety and Security Matters radio show with Carol A. Clark

 


 

Feb 29, 2012 -  This month's program focuses on the "Every 15 Minute" program highlighting the dangers of distracted driving. Program guests are Los Alamos Police Chief Wayne Torpy and Los Alamos Fire and Police Chaplain Cheryl Ridlon.

 

Police Out Score Firefighters Saturday

on May 7, 2012 - 11:19pm

LAPD News:

Los Alamos Police Capt. Randy Foster hits a triple against Los Alamos Fire Department "pitcher" Jerry Adair during a softball competition at Overlook Park Saturday, that went down to the wire, before the police team prevailed 26-25 following nine hard fought innings. Photo by Shayna Whitaker

"Catcher" Connie Salazar of the Los Alamos Police Department throws a ball back to the pitcher while "Umpire" Deputy Fire Chief Justin Grider contemplates whether it was a ball or a strike. Fire Chief Troy Hughes is at first base. Photo by Shayna Whitaker

Spectators Riley and Spenser Foster

Firefighters Promoted During Special Ceremony

on May 7, 2012 - 10:08pm

During a special ceremony Monday at Fire Administration on East Road, three firefighters were promoted. From left, Battalion Chief Paul Grano will supervise the C Shift, Battalion Chief Kelly Sterna will oversee training and exercises related to Los Alamos National Laboratory. Newly promoted Deputy Fire Chief Glenn Trehern is a second generation firefighter. He worked in LANL's Fire Protection Division for 13 years and has been with LAFD for 22 years. He will be in charge of operations and will supervise all three fire shifts at LAFD.

SAR Conference Featured High-Angle Rescues

on May 7, 2012 - 11:59am

Edit: May 9th, 8 a.m. - three additional photos added.

SAR News:

New Mexico Search and Rescue volunteers practice high and low angle rescues during Saturday's portion of last weekend's three-day conference at Buffalo Thunder. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
The New Mexico Search and Rescue Council (NMSARC) hosted its annual training event - ESCAPE (Emergency Services Annual Preparedness Event for search and rescue volunteers last weekend at the Buffalo Thunder Resort in Pojoaque.

More than 200 volunteers from throughout New Mexico, Arizona,

Los Alamos Police Blotter: April 27 to May 2, 2012

on May 7, 2012 - 11:03am

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 27 at 10:23 a.m. / A 53-year-old Los Alamos man reported that he was the victim of larceny in the 400 block of Central Avenue. The estimated loss is less than $250.

April 27 at 11:39 a.m. / Police received the report of a forgery in the 1000 block of Trinity Drive. The estimated loss is unknown.

April 27 at 2 p.m.

Pill Drive Collects Record 276 Tons

on May 7, 2012 - 10:58am
DEA News:
 
The American people have again responded overwhelmingly to the most recent DEA-led National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, according to the Drug Enforcement Agency.
 
On April 28, citizens turned in a record-breaking 552,161 pounds (276 tons) of unwanted or expired medications for safe and proper disposal at the 5,659 take-back sites that were available in all 50 states and U.S. territories.
 
Los Alamos Police Capt. Randy Foster reported that local detectives received 8.5 pounds of unwanted or expired medications at the Drug Take Back booth set up at the Los Alamos

Officials Conduct 'Every 15 Minutes' Debriefing

on May 6, 2012 - 11:41am

Los Alamos Fire and Police Chaplain Cheryl Ridlon leads a debriefing session Friday at police headquarters following last month's "Every 15 Minutes" distracted driving exercise at Los Alamos High School. Fire Chief Troy Hughes, at left, and Police Sgt. Jordan Redmond and others took part in Friday's debriefing.

Police Promote Anti-Bullying Efforts

on May 5, 2012 - 9:50am

Los Alamos Police Det. Paige Early, center, and Det. Brian Schamber, behind her, talk to community members and give them free tickets to the special screening of "Bully" at the Reel Deal Movie Theater Friday evening. Photo by N.S. Mills

Los Alamos Police Officers and Detectives have been spearheading an effort to help stop bullying behavior at the local schools and throughout the community.

On Friday evening, police were at the Reel Deal Movie Theater providing community members with free tickets to the special screening of "Bully."

"Bully" is a documentary that brings to light the horrors

Runaway Vehicle Crashes into White Rock Visitor Center

on May 2, 2012 - 8:24pm

Police arrived at the scene of an accident in which an unoccupied vehicle rolled away from the Shell Gas Station at Rover Boulevard and N.M. 4 at about 5 p.m. today, picked up speed through the adjacent parking lot and plowed into the White Rock Visitor Center. According to police, the driver went inside the station to prepay her gas.

Police Charge Main Hill Road Speeder

on May 2, 2012 - 5:48pm

Los Alamos Police arrested the driver of a vehicle seen speeding down the Main Hill Road Tuesday night.

Officers stopped Aaron Victor D. Lopez, 25, of Espanola at 10:11 p.m. before Anderson Overlook and administered a Field Sobriety Test to him, which he failed, according to police.

Lopez has been charged with DUI, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and speeding.

Police issued criminal citations at the scene to two passengers riding in the vehicle, Julia Gonzalez-Marquez, 19, of Espanola and Daniel Cruz-Chafino, 19, of Espanola.

Gonzalez-Marquez is charged with

NM Search and Rescue Annual Conference at Buffalo Thunder Resort

on May 2, 2012 - 8:56am

The New Mexico Search and Rescue Council Announces Annual Search and Rescue Conference.

The New Mexico Search and Rescue Council (NMSARC) will be hosting ESCAPE (Emergency Services Annual Preparedness Event), its annual training event for search and rescue volunteers on May 4-6 at the Buffalo Thunder Resort, Spa, and Casino in Pojoaque, NM.  Over 200 volunteers from throughout New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, and Texas, will be attending to train in all aspects of effective search and rescue.

Police Stop Speeder on Main Hill Road - Discover Drugs, Paraphernalia

on May 1, 2012 - 11:29pm

Los Alamos Police Officers spotted a vehicle speeding down the Main Hill Road this evening at about 10:30 p.m., pulled it over and found the occupants to be in possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia. Officers were in the process of conducting a Field Sobriety Test on the male driver when this photograph was taken. Police directed traffic around the area of the scene near the shoulder of the road well before Anderson Overlook where two male and one female passengers were being detained. Check the ladailypost.com in the morning for final details and charges involved with this case.

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

on April 30, 2012 - 9:19pm

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.

Santa Fe National Forest Fire Management Update

on April 30, 2012 - 10:55am
SFNF News:
Courtesy/geology.isu.edu
 
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 to some

Police Charge Local Man in Child Molestation Case

on April 27, 2012 - 1:06pm
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

on April 27, 2012 - 8:46am

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.

LANL Grounds Crew Begins Fire Prevention Efforts

on April 27, 2012 - 8:08am

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/ladailypost.com

Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

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/ladailypost.com

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