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Los Alamos Police Blotter: Aug. 15–Aug. 19, 2013

on August 26, 2013 - 11:25am

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.

Aug. 15 at 8:09 a.m. / A Los Alamos man reported that he is the victim of larceny on Canyon Road. The estimated loss is less than $250.

Aug. 16 at 5:58 p.m. / A 94-year-old Los Alamos man reported that someone took his vehicle without permission on Monte Rey Drive North. The estimated loss is less than $2,500.


Aug. 16 at 11:07 p.m.

JJAB Co-sponsoring Holding Hope, Suicide Awareness and Prevention Week

on August 26, 2013 - 10:51am

Cone Zone: Week of Aug. 26

on August 25, 2013 - 7:48am


Public Works Projects:

For more information about the projects listed below, please e-mail, call 662-8150, or visit the “Projects” link at Please slow down and use caution as you travel through these construction areas.

Reminder: There have been a number of lightning strikes causing traffic signal outages in our region. If you approach a traffic signal with none of the signal lights working, you are required to STOP as if it was a 4-way or all-way STOP controlled intersection.

Los Alamos Police Chief Retires

on August 24, 2013 - 11:31am

LANL Director Charlie McMillan presented Los Alamos Police Chief Wayne Torpy with a special Laboratory coin Friday during a retirement event for Torpy at the Justice Center. Torpy served at the LAPD for more than eight years and said he intends to remain in Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

SOC Manager Ken Freeman presents Chief Torpy with a special coin for his retirment. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Chief Torpy receives a Nambé tray on behalf of the FBI from agents Chris Mamula, center, and Tracy Kneisler. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

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NNSA, China Sign Agreement to Prevent Nuclear Smuggling

on August 22, 2013 - 10:00am

NNSA News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) recently signed an agreement with the People’s Republic of China’s General Administration of China Customs (GACC) to renew cooperative efforts to deter, detect and interdict the illicit smuggling of special nuclear and other radiological materials.

The agreement was signed by Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz and China’s Minister of the GACC, YU Guangzhou, during the annual U.S.–China Strategic and Economic Dialogue in Washington.

“China plays a key role securing both regional and international maritime

Lightning Knocks Out Power to Hundreds of Los Alamos Homes

on August 21, 2013 - 10:34am

DPU News:

Lightning damaged two electric overhead wires at the intersection of Trinity Drive and Diamond Drive late Tuesday afternoon. 

Approximately 700 Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities’ customers lost power when the two wires blew. 

Boundaries of the outage included the ski hill, Western Area, Denver Steels and neighborhoods around Los Alamos High School. Additionally, several small sporadic outages due to Tuesday’s storm also were reported on Chamisa, Andanada, Barranca and Urban streets.

DPU’s electric linemen responded, made repairs, and restored power by 4:46 p.m.