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Los Alamos Police Blotter: June 11 To June 17, 2015

on June 18, 2015 - 1:02pm

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.

June 11 at 10:10 a.m. / A 58-year-old Los Alamos man reported that he is the victim of larceny on 37th Street. The estimated loss is less than $2,500.

June 12 at 12:28 p.m. / A 31-year-old Los Alamos woman reported that she is the victim of identity theft on Kimberly Lane. The estimated loss is unknown.

June 13 at 1:59 p.m.

Glider Crash At Taos Airport Leaves One Dead

on June 18, 2015 - 10:36am

Wreckage from a motorized glider aircraft. Courtesy/NMSP

NMSP News:

TAOS – Around 8 a.m. today, New Mexico State Police responded to a report of a downed motorized glider aircraft at the Taos Regional Airport. 

When officers arrived at the airport they discovered wreckage from a motorized glider aircraft. One deceased male subject was found with the wreckage. 

The deceased was subsequently identified as Herbert H. Waterhouse, 69, of Arroyo Hondo.

The Federal Aviation Administration will be investigating the cause of the crash.

VIDEO: Udall Warns Of Potentially Dangerous 'Anti-Concussion' Marketing Claims For Kids' Soccer Headgear

on June 18, 2015 - 8:59am

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall

U.S. SENATE News:

VIDEO: https://youtu.be/41S5e6kKILc

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Wednesday, in response to questions from U.S. Senator Tom Udall during a U.S. Senate Commerce Committee hearing on product safety,

Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Chairman Elliot Kaye agreed that his commission has reason to look into marketing claims that soccer headgear can provide adequate protection against concussions.

Udall, who has led the effort in Congress to protect youth athletes from the dangers of sports-related traumatic brain injuries by improving equipment and safety

Forest Service Continues To Fight Commissary Fire

on June 18, 2015 - 8:55am

USFS News:

The Commissary Fire on the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District continues to burn naturally.

Fire managers are monitoring and managing the fire as a tool to meet multiple resource objectives. The fire grew slowly overnight; the area received .22 of an inch of rain and is now approximately 170 acres. 

As Fire Managers continue to wait for conditions to align, area preparations continue. Five Type 1 Hotshot Crews have arrived. Crews will concentrate on building and strengthening the planned area boundary along Forest Road 83.

Several specialized pieces of equipment also have been

Firefighting Humanoid Robot Blasts Flames

on June 18, 2015 - 8:29am

Robot suppressing a wood crib fire in a testing laboratory. Courtesy photo

Robot reaching for a fire hose nozzle in a testing laboratory. Courtesy photo

HSNW News:

In fall 2014 in Mobile Bay, Ala., Virginia Tech engineering students made history during a five-minute demo that placed an adult-sized humanoid robot with a hose in front of a live fire aboard a U.S. Navy ship.

The robot located the fire and sprayed water from the hose. Water blasted the flames.

The demo, four years in the making, is part of a new effort by the U.S. Navy to better assist sailors in fighting fires, controlling

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