Public Safety

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 THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.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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Fake Online Banking Security Alert Advisory

LANB News:

Los Alamos National Bank DID NOT send out a “security alert” email that arrived in people’s In Boxes this morning.

LANB Chief Technology Officer Paul Cook said the email is fake and has a fake address.

“We never send out an email asking customers for their email and password – we would never do that,” Cook said.

Cook advises anyone receiving the email to simply ignore it and delete it.

The bogus email sent to local addresses this morning is as follows:

Online Banking Security Alert

Dear Customer,

During our regularly scheduled account maintenance and


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Los Alamos Police Blotter: Oct. 25 to Oct. 31, 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.

Oct. 25 at 1:47 p.m. / A business in the 100 block of Meadow Lane reported that it was the victim of larceny. The estimated loss is less than $250.

ERIC MAHLER

Oct. 25 at 6:02 p.m. / Police arrested Eric Mahler, 30, of Santa Fe on an outstanding Magistrate Court Warrant in the 1100 block of Sioux Street.

 

 

 

KEVIN HERRING

Oct. 26 at 11:22 a.m. / Police charged Kevin Herring, 34, of Los


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Letter to the Editor: Los Alamos Fire Department Earns High Praise

By Jaret McDonald

Ladies and Gentlemen, I want to tell you a story about how great our Los Alamos Fire Department is.

They are the most professional and clearly the most awesome team of experienced people that tried to help save my friend David Sturm.

Each of us should go to sleep each night and pay homage to our brothers who wait for us to have an emergency.

Thanks to our friends …all of them at the Los Alamos Fire Department. Each of them will have a home where ever I am at, God Bless you all.

Thank You! I love you all.

Chief Grider, you are an amazing leader. Please make sure you are there for a long time.


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Letter to the Editor: Vaccines – Elected Officials Should Not Feed Fear and Misinformation

By Dr. Tom Csanadi, MD

As a health care professional who has dedicated my life to the health, well being and safety of children, I am deeply disturbed by a recent story published in the Los Alamos Daily Post and the comments made by (Rep.) Jim Hall concerning childhood vaccinations.

Hall said, “I’m concerned with this intensive business of hitting young children with these medicines in their formative years without fully understanding the consequences.”

As someone who has lived through the devastation of polio, measles, haemophilus, diphtheria, whooping cough and mumps it is stunning that


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Two Men Die Saturday in Jemez Mountains

A Black Hawk helicopter on its way to the accident site where a Sierra De Los Pinos man fell to his death Saturday. Courtesy/LAFD

By Carol A. Clark

Tragedy struck the Jemez Mountains Saturday as two men died in separate accidents.

Thomas A. Ilg, 54, a Technical Staff Member at Los Alamos National Laboratory fell to his death while hiking near Forest Road 10 and Forest Road 269.

A Sierra De Los Pinos man in his mid-fifties fell to his death while cutting a tree on a hillside in Cochiti. His name is being withheld pending notification of his next of kin. 

“We received a call for assistance at


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Who Calls the Shots When it Comes to Vaccines?

Local moms discuss parental rights with Rep. Jim Hall. Photo by Mandy Marksteiner

By Mandy Marksteiner

Kristy Mack had concerns about giving her son the chicken pox vaccine when she was eight months pregnant because she didn’t want to risk harming her unborn child.

The doctor agreed to delay the shot. Her son eventually received all of his shots. But if he had been attending preschool, he would have had to file a vaccination exemption with the State Department of Health.

If his waiver had been denied, he wouldn’t be able to go to preschool.

The waiver forms have been changed. Now parents are required


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Breaking News: Main Hill Road Closed Due to Accident

Accident on Main Hill Road. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com

UPDATE 2:35 p.m. – Main Hill Road is now open for traffic in both directions.

The Main Hill Road is closed due to an accident involving an overturned car.. Early reports indicate there are no serious injuries. The Los Alamos Police Department anticipates reopening the road around 2:30 p.m. today. Police informed the Los Alamos Daily Post at the scene that witnesses said the female driver lost control, hit the side wall and rolled her vehicle while driving aggressively and passing a car.

Early reports indicate there


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