Public Safety

Supreme Court: Every Person Must Report Child Abuse

SANTA FE―The New Mexico Supreme Court has ruled that every person – no matter their profession – has the duty to report child abuse, siding with Gov. Susana Martinez and House Republicans who have both led the fight to clarify the law in recent years.
“Today, the Supreme Court delivered a win for New Mexico’s children,” said Nate Gentry, R-Bernalillo, who carried two bills last year that would have clarified the law. “I thank Governor Martinez for leading the charge to change this law. As a prosecutor who spent her entire career putting child abusers behind bars, she truly

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Los Alamos Police Blotter: March 5 To March 11, 2015

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.


March 5 at 8:59 a.m. / Police arrested Amy Justice, 43, of Los Alamos at 2500 Trinity Dr., on an outstanding warrant from another jurisdiction.




March 5 at 11:51 a.m. / Police arrested Krysti Hernandez, 44, at 2500 Trinity Dr., on an outstanding Magistrate Court warrant.

March 6 at 9:14 a.m. / Police charged a 14-year-old Los Alamos boy on Arkansas

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Mapping Microscopic Surfaces Could Help Solve Crimes

Example of a 3D image of firing pin impression showing microscopic surface features. Courtesy/NIST

NIST News:

Topographic maps that display surface features like mountains, valleys and coast lines, have long helped people navigate great distances.

Forensic science researchers are now looking to topographic maps of microscopic features, like ridges, bumps and roughness, to aid in solving crimes.

Forensic experts who specialize in ballistics matching could be among the first to use detailed surface maps of microscopic features on fired bullets and casings, but the technology also has

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Internet Crimes Against Children Fund Bill Passes Senate Public Affairs Committee

New Mexico Attorney General’s Office Special Agent Jay Ratfliff, left, testifies Tuesday night in support of SB 380 with Sen. Jacob Candelaria before the Senate Public Affairs Committee. Courtesy photo

New Mexico Attorney General’s Office Special Agent Jay Ratfliff, left, testifies Tuesday night in support of SB 380 before in the Senate Public Affairs Committee. Courtesy photo


  • SB 380 Will Help Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Protect New Mexico Kids

SANTA FE – Tonight, the Senate Public Affairs Committee passed SB 380. Previously, New

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DOE Opens EM Los Alamos Office

DOE News:

The Department of Energy’s Office of Environmental Management has launched its Environmental Management Los Alamos (EM-LA) Office.

EM’s Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Waste Management Christine Gelles has been named acting manager.

“Christine has been engaged in the radioactive waste management challenges at Los Alamos and is actively involved in all aspects of transition planning,” EM’s Acting Assistant Secretary Mark Whitney said. “Christine’s significant managerial expertise in all aspects of the EM legacy cleanup mission will enable a smooth transition

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