LAPD Warns Public About Burglaries
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LAPD Warns Public About Increase in Burglaries
Posted on 04/02/2020

The Los Alamos Police Department wants the Los Alamos public to be aware that there have been 15 victims of burglaries within the last six days. 

Residents are asked to view a video at the end of this press release:

On March 27th on North Mesa there was one victim of an auto burglary where the suspect used a stolen credit card (see video).  LAPD Investigations section believes the vehicle to be 2013 white Honda Civic 2-door. Anyone with information related to this suspect may be eligible for up to a $500.00 reward. 

In the early morning hours of March 28th seven local businesses were burglarized. The reward for information leading to the arrest of these suspects is up to $1850.00. Several videos have been uploaded to the link.

In the early morning hours of April 1st there was a vehicle burglary in the Quemazon neighborhood.  Video of three suspects has been added to the link.  There is a $500.00 reward for information leading to the arrest of these suspects.

Also, in the early morning hours of April 1st there were five vehicle burglaries and one residential burglary in the White Rock area.  LAPD has uploaded a video to the link that shows five juvenile suspects.  The suspects were on foot and a bike early that morning.  The suspects were targeting unlocked vehicles and unsecured homes.  LAPD asks that anyone with information on this group of juveniles to call LA crime-stoppers and there is a $500.00 reward.

Please visit the LAPD video link at: https://vimeo.com/user111050420

Tips can be phoned into (505) 662-8282 or on the website: https://www.losalamosnm.us/government/departments/police/report_a_crime

In light of the above, this afternoon Police Chief Dino Sgambellone issued a message to the community about LAPD patrols:

The Los Alamos Police Department has increased patrols. We will be placing crime alert cards on any residence, vehicle, or business that is unsecured to warn and remind citizens to secure their property and remove valuables from sight and access.

Also, any suspicious vehicle or group will be stopped and investigated by our officers.  Especially, late at night.  We want to ask parents of teenagers to monitor and be aware of your children’s whereabouts in the evening.  Please have a discussion with them that there is a heightened alert among property owners, and they should not be trespassing or loitering in areas that would cause a reasonable person to be concerned.

The Los Alamos Police Department is aggressively patrolling in the evenings.  Last night, a felon was apprehended by patrol officers in possession of a firearm and in possession of illicit drugs.

Two separate groups of teenagers were also located by officers last night. Individuals in one group were in possession of alcohol and the other group had individuals in possession of marijuana.

It is imperative that our community stays safe during this Public Health Emergency, and we can do so by partnering together.