Public Safety

Los Alamos Police Douse Local Firefighters!

With a final score of 13-11, Los Alamos Police officers reined victorious today over Los Alamos Firefighters in a baseball game played at Overlook Park. The game was a continuation of a Fourth of July matchup that ended abruptly when a fire broke out at the New Beginnings Church on East Road. Fire Chief Troy Hughes, far left, and Police Chief Wayne Torpy, third from left, congratulate the players for giving it their best effort. Photo by Kateri Morris

Police Lt. Jason Wardlow Herrera smacks a fly ball as Deputy Fire Chief Justin Grider holds his catchers mitt and watches the ball sail away. Photo by Read More

NRC to Discuss Apparent Violations at Harris Nuclear Plant

NRC News:

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff has scheduled a regulatory and pre-decisional enforcement conference with officials of Duke Energy to discuss apparent violations of NRC requirements involving the ventilation systems for facilities at the Harris nuclear power plant that would be staffed during emergencies.

The Harris plant, which is operated by Duke Energy, is located near New Hill, N.C., about 20 miles southwest of Raleigh.
 

NRC and company officials will discuss the safety significance of two inspection findings related to the ventilation systems for Read More

NMDOT Installing New Stop Signs in Espanola

NMDOT News :

The New Mexico Department of Transportation will have additional stop signs installed at two “T” intersections on N.M. 369 in the City of Espanola by Aug. 24.

The additional stop signs will help to improve traffic safety at the intersection of Middle San Pedro Road and Upper San Pedro Road, and the intersection of Middle San Pedro Road and Lower San Pedro Road. 

Currently, there is only one stop sign at each “T” intersection.

The installation of the new stop signs means that traffic coming from all directions must now stop.

A portable electronic message board will be temporarily Read More

Shelling Out Evidence: NIST Ballistic Standard Helps Tie Guns to Criminals

This cartridge case shows the three distinct marks, or “signatures,” impressed on its surface when it was fired by a gun: the firing pin impression, the breech face impression and the ejector mark. NIST’s standard casing ensures that forensic labs can accurately match signatures on shells found at crime scenes with images in a national database. Courtesy/NIST

NIST News:

Thanks to a new reference standard developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), law enforcement agencies will have an easier time linking the nearly 200,000 cartridge cases Read More

CodeRed Mobile Alert App Now Available

COUNTY News:

An upgraded version of the CodeRED Mobile Alert app is now available as a free download for both iPhone and Android smartphones.

With this upgrade, CodeRED Mobile Alert subscribers may now view weather alerts for the entire country, with previous access limited to a 500-mile radius.

CodeRED is the notification system used by Los Alamos County to alert residents to local emergencies.

To sign up, visit http://www.losalamosnm.us/Pages/Safety.aspx and click on CodeRed in the right sidebar.

The mobile app is a free download on iTunes and Google Play. Read More

Police Halt Jail Fight This Morning

Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com

LAPD News:

A fight between inmates broke out this morning at the Los Alamos County Detention Center.

Police officers stepped in and stopped the fight quickly.

Los Alamos Fire Department EMTs were called to the scene and are transporting this 24-year-old inmate to the Los Alamos Medical Center as a precaution.

Medic 3 considers this a non-emergency transport.

The cause of the fight is not readily known.

 

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Los Alamos Police Blotter: Aug. 4 to Aug. 8, 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.

Aug. 4 at 1:27 p.m. / A 28-year-old Los Alamos woman reported that she was the victim of criminal trespass.

DONAVEN VANWIJKWEIJER

Aug. 4 at 11:10 p.m. / Police arrested Donaven Vanwijkweijer, 18, of Los Alamos in the 1400 block of 40th Street and charged him with criminal trespass, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. 

Aug. 4 at 11 p.m. / Police charged Phillip McFerrine, Read More

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