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County Reports On Phishing Scam Concern

on March 9, 2017 - 9:20am


Los Alamos County’s email system, which is hosted as cloud-based services, was attacked in February in an apparent phishing scam. Phishing is a fraudulent attempt by email to obtain sensitive information for a malicious reason. While it is believed that the attack was contained to a single email account in the Public Works Department, the County turned the matter over to the Los Alamos Police Department for investigation. Affected employees have been notified and LAPD Investigations conducted a thorough investigation of this incident. 

The County uses multiple layers of

Public Meeting: North Road Traffic Calming Concerns

on March 9, 2017 - 9:01am


The Los Alamos County Public Works Traffic and Streets Division is hosting a Public Meeting regarding Traffic Calming Concerns on North Road.

This meeting 7-9 p.m., March 22 at Fuller Lodge  and the public is encouraged to attend.

For questions regarding the meeting, call the Traffic and Streets Division at 505.662.8113 or email the public works general email at

LAFD Warns Of Phony Fundraiser Phone Scam

on March 8, 2017 - 7:09pm

LAFD News:

Los Alamos Fire Department is warning citizens of a telephone scam. Several local residents have contacted LAFD inquiring if the department is conducting a fundraiser, or trying to attempt to collect a debt, after receiving calls this week from a phone number that registers in Caller ID as belonging to the fire department.

Such calls are a phone scam and attempts to gain personal or financial/credit card information.

LAFD does not solicit funds by telephone and does not attempt to collect debts by telephone, nor does the Ambulance Billing service, on LAFD's behalf.

Ryan Barnes Cited For Assault On Local Bus Driver

on March 8, 2017 - 5:15pm

Ryan Keith Barnes

Staff Report

Ryan Keith Barnes, 39, of Los Alamos was cited for assault on an Atomic City Transit bus driver March 1 after police were called to the transit center at the intersection of Diamond Drive and East Jemez Road.

The driver reported that after he took over his route for his shift, Barnes rode the bus for several hours without getting off but never caused a problem.

When the driver told Barnes that when he arrived at the transit center, he intended to get off the bus to take a break, Barnes asked if he could smoke a cigarette on the bus.

Preliminary Hearing For Daniel Merrill March 20

on March 8, 2017 - 3:17pm

Daniel Merrill

Staff Report

A 29-year-old Los Alamos man was arrested Feb. 24 at Los Alamos Medical Center on charges of assault on a police officer and battery on a police officer during an incident in the hospital’s emergency room.

According to police incident reports, three LAPD officers responded to a report that Daniel Merrill had allegedly checked himself into the emergency room and was treated by hospital staff who reportedly gave him a prescription to be filled at a pharmacy.

No Hiring Freeze At Los Alamos County

on March 8, 2017 - 2:13pm


County Responds To Queries About Hiring Freeze

Spokeswoman Julie Habiger responded this morning to queries about whether Los Alamos County has enacted a hiring freeze. The questions arose after a press release addressing a specific upcoming vacancy in the County Manager’s office stated that vacant positions were being considered as part of budget development for the upcoming fiscal year.

“The ‘vacant positions’ statement in the press release was made in the context of budgets going into effect when the new fiscal year begins on July 1. This is a typical part of our budget


Los Alamos Police Blotter: Feb. 7 To Feb. 27, 2017

on March 8, 2017 - 7:50am

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 / Police arrested Danielle Staley, 27, of Los Alamos on an outstanding Magistrate Court warrant. Police booking photo unavailable.

Feb. 7 / Police arrested Clay Staley, 36, of Los Alamos on an outstanding Municipal Court warrant.

Feb. 9 / Police arrested Christopher R. Carmichael, 46, of Los Alamos on an outstanding District Court warrant.