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Los Alamos Police Blotter: April 16 To April 22, 2015

on April 23, 2015 - 1:21pm

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.


April 16 at 10:42 a.m. / Police arrested Malcolm Torres, 21, of Santa Cruz in the Sandoval County Jail on an outstanding Magistrate Court warrant.





April 16 at noon / Police arrested Marion Loope, 32, of Los Alamos at 2500 Trinity Dr., and charged her with battery upon a peace officer.

April 16 at 6:17 p.m.

Loretta Lynch Confirmed As U.S. Attorney General

on April 23, 2015 - 1:07pm

Loretta Lynch


WASHINGTON, D.C. - The United States Senate today confirmed Loretta Lynch as U.S. Attorney General by a vote of 56 to 43. She is the first woman of color to hold the position.

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., released the following statement after voting to confirm Lynch to be the next United States Attorney General:

"Loretta Lynch's impressive legal career and commitment to justice will make her an outstanding Attorney General. She is intelligent, fair, and an admired public servant.

DWI Planning Council Meets Thursday April 23

on April 23, 2015 - 10:18am


Drinking too much alcohol increases people’s risk of injuries, violence, drowning, liver disease, and some types of cancer.

This April, during Alcohol Awareness Month, the Los Alamos DWI Planning Council encourages you to educate yourself and your loved ones about the dangers of drinking too much.

In New Mexico alone in 2013, there were 1955 alcohol-involved crashes of which resulted in 133 deaths. Additionally, one in six deaths among working age adults is attributable to alcohol in New Mexico.

Council Rejects Truck Request From Los Alamos Sheriff

on April 23, 2015 - 8:04am

Los Alamos County Sheriff Marco Lucero briefs Council on his deparment at Monday's Budget Hearing. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Speaking as a citizen during public comment Monday evening, Los Alamos County Sheriff's Deputy John Horne addresses Council. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Staff Report

Los Alamos County Council voted 5-2 Tuesday evening to deny a request from Sheriff Marco Lucero for an official vehicle. Lucero explained that he has driven his personal vehicle during his first four year term and in the four months of his second term.

Los Alamos Sheriff's Office Issues Public Safety Alert Regarding Local Scam Underway

on April 22, 2015 - 3:14pm

Public Safety Alert:

Los Alamos County Sheriff Marco Lucero just contacted the Los Alamos Daily Post to issue a public safety alert regarding a scam underway in the Los Alamos area.

Someone identifying himself as a Los Alamos County sheriff's deputy and using an actual deputy's name is placing telephone calls to residents listed on the sex offender registry saying they must withdraw $1,000 in cash from the bank and take the money to Smith's parking lot where they will be met by the deputy. "They must do this to avoid being placed in jail."

Sheriff Lucero said one of the victims of this

In Landmark Achievement, DOE Projects Permanently Store 10 Million Metric Tons Of Carbon Dioxide

on April 22, 2015 - 1:18pm

DOE is capturing and storing CO2 from industrial plants. Courtesy/DOE

DOE News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a landmark accomplishment, the U.S. Department of Energy is announcing that a group of carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects supported by the Department have safely captured 10 million metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) – the equivalent of removing more than 2 million passenger vehicles from the nation’s roads for one year.

This milestone builds on the Obama administration’s goals of providing clean energy, supporting American jobs, and reducing emissions of carbon pollution.