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Los Alamos Police Blotter: July 2 To July 7, 2015

on July 9, 2015 - 3:31pm

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.

July 2 at 8:04 a.m. / A 46-year-old Los Alamos man reported that someone stole his credit card on Pecos Drive. The estimated loss is unknown.

July 2 at 3:58 p.m. / A 67-year-old Los Alamos woman reported that she was battered by a household member on Camino Uva.


July 2 at 4:17 p.m.

County To Repaint Central Crosswalks And Install New Shared Lane Pavement Markings

on July 9, 2015 - 9:21am

New shared lane pavement markings (Sharrows) will be painted on Central Avenue Saturday. Courtesy/LAC


Los Alamos County Public Works Department crews will be repainting crosswalk markings and placing sharrows on Central Avenue Saturday, July 11, weather permitting. 

Sharrows, or shared lane pavement markings, are used to indicate the travel lane is shared use for motorists and bicyclists. These new pavement markings are part of the County’s complete street program. 

Crews will install the County’s first sharrows on Central Avenue between 15th Street and Oppenheimer.

IBWA Applauds House Action To Ensure Healthy Water For National Park Visitors

on July 8, 2015 - 12:45pm
IBWA News:
ALEXANDRIA, VA  The International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) applauds the action by the U.S. House of Representatives halting National Park Service (NPS) policy that allows for banning the sale of bottled water in America’s national parks, thereby ensuring visitors have access to all types of water, the healthy hydration option.
On July 7, 2015, the House passed an amendment by Representative Keith Rothfus (R-PA) to the House Interior Appropriations bill, H.R.

Research Reveals Trends And Risk Factors Behind Growing Heroin Epidemic

on July 8, 2015 - 12:36pm
DEA News:
Heroin use has increased across the United States among men and women, most age groups, and all income levels.
The greatest increases have occurred in groups with historically lower rates of heroin use, including women and people with private insurance and higher incomes.
In addition, nearly all people who use heroin also use multiple other substances, according to the latest Vital Signs report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
The report also finds the strongest risk factor for a heroin use disorder is a

Red Canyon Fire Consumes 17,843 Acres

on July 8, 2015 - 12:32pm
USFS News:
MAGDALENA  The Red Canyon fire on the Magdalena Ranger District remains at 17,843 acres. 
The lightning-caused fire is located in the San Mateo Mountains, 2 miles southeast of Grassy Lookout and 27 miles southwest of Magdalena. Resource Specialists are gathering information on heritage sites and range improvements in the current management area and fire crews are implementing fire protection preparations on those identified sites. 
In addition, one Wildland Fire Module is monitoring fire behavior and gathering data on fire effects.