Three Small Businesses Hit With Break-Ins Thursday Evening

Burglaries 1.jpgWindgate Healing Arts is one of three small businesses broken into by thieves Thursday at 2101 Trinity Drive. Photo by Maire O’Neill/

Burglary 2.jpgBroken glass remains on the ground outside Samantha D’Andrea Photography which was burglarized Thursday evening. Photo by Maire O’Neill/

Burglary 3.jpgA broken window at the Vista Control Systems premised is covered with plywood. Photo by Maire O’Neill/


Burglaries at three small businesses at 2101 Trinity Drive were discovered Thursday when an audible alarm was heard and Los Alamos Police officers responded to find the front windows of Samantha D’Anna Photography, Vista Control Systems and Windgathe Healing Arts had been broken.

LAPD Investigations Division joined patrol officers at the scene and Cmdr Preston Ballew said Friday that the Department is following some leads in the case.

D’Anna said on social media that some equipment was taken in the break-in but that it could have been much worse. She refuses to be held back and says her studio will be ready to move forward with Small Business Saturday activities Saturday morning as planned.

Windgate Healing Arts announced that their office would not be open Saturday due to Thursday’s vandalism but will offer 20 percent online through Monday.

Windgate offers personalized therapies for relaxation, pain and rehabilitation of injuries or chronic conditions including Hawaiian Lomi Lomi massage and deep tissue massage.

“Unlike my windows my spirit can’t be broken and I love this town and our people,” owner Bethany said.

The building in which the three businesses are located is owned by Los Alamos Public Schools. The broken windows have been covered by plywood attached to the metal frames.