Public Safety

BREAKING NEWS: 11 Local Cars Burglarized Overnight

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By Carol A. Clark

Eleven vehicle burglaries were committed primarily on North Mesa overnight.

A few cars also were burglarized in Quemazon and the 2500 Circle neighborhoods.

Los Alamos Deputy Police Chief Randy Foster explained that most of the vehicles broken into were unlocked and the missing items were left visible on the vehicles front or rear seats.

The items stolen were mainly small in size such as leathermans and binoculars, he said.

“These burglaries appear to be crimes of opportunity,” Foster said. “We really want to remind community members


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Last Chance to Sign Up for Red Cross Babysitters Course

YMCA News:

The Family YMCA’s American Red Cross Babysitters Course will be held Friday and Saturday, Nov. 16 and 17. Registration must be received by 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15.

The course is designed by the American Red Cross to prepare youth with training in babysitter safety, basic child care, safe play, first aid and critical emergency skills, essential professional, leadership and care-giving skills, and how to manage real-life problems.

The session will be held 4-8:30 p.m. Nov. 16 and 1-5:30 p.m. Nov. 17. Participants must be aged 11 through 17 and complete both days of the session they register


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Los Alamos Police Blotter: Nov. 1 to Nov. 7, 2012

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.

Nov. 1 at 3:39 p.m. / A 13-year-old Los Alamos girl and a 13-year old Hernandez girl were charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia at Los Alamos Middle School and referred to the juvenile probation officer and released to their parents.

Nov. 2 at 1:28 a.m. / Giant Service Station, 3700 Arkansas Ave., reported that someone shoplifted from the station. The estimated


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Winter Storm Warning Issued Through Sunday A.M.

Courtesy/NOAA

NWS Forecast for: Los Alamos NM
Issued by: National Weather Service Albuquerque, NM
Last Update: 4:11 pm MST Nov 9, 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM THIS EVENING TO 11 AM MST SUNDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM

403 PM MST FRI. NOV. 9, 2012

A VIGOROUS AND VAST UPPER LEVEL TROUGH WILL SLOWLY WORK ACROSS THE WESTERN U.S. THIS EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY.

THE SYSTEM WILL BRING SUFFICIENT


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Column: Insecurity with LANL Security Project

ON THE MESA FACING NORTH

By Greg Kendall
 
When news broke out a few months ago that an 80-year-old nun and two retiree peace activist had defeated our nation's highest level security systems at the Y-12 site in Oak Ridge, Tenn., and had spent a leisurely evening throwing blood on the walls of a building that houses nuclear weapon components, I was glad that it had not happened here in Los Alamos. 
 
Los Alamos security had to be better – much better than the apparent joke that is security at Y-12, I thought to myself. I have now had to re-evaluate that thought.
 
Would

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