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Los Alamos Police Blotter: May 21 To May 27, 2015

on May 28, 2015 - 4:28pm

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.

May 21 at 10:18 a.m. / An 18-year-old Los Alamos woman reported that she was the victim of criminal sexual contact on Trinity Drive.

May 21 at 5:57 p.m. / A 44-year-old Los Alamos man reported that someone burglarized his vehicle parked on N.M. 4. The estimated loss is unknown.


May 22 at 10:30 a.m.

NNSA Conducts Experiment To Improve U.S. Ability To Detect Foreign Nuclear Explosions

on May 28, 2015 - 2:28pm

NNSA News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last week, a National Nuclear Security Administration's (NNSA) led-team successfully conducted the fourth in a series of experiments designed to improve our ability to detect underground nuclear explosions.

The Source Physics Experiment (SPE-4 Prime) is a fundamental step forward in the U.S. effort to improve arms control verification, and will eventually be used to assure compliance with the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT).

NNSA Deputy Administrator for Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation, Anne Harrington, noted that “The seismic Source Physics

LAPD's Special Olympics Torch Run Underway

on May 28, 2015 - 12:40pm

Members of the Los Alamos Police Department, family members and Special Olympics athletes gather near the police station this morning for the annual torch run to Jemez Springs. Photo by Leland Lehman/

Athletes Shaylene Stephens and Sam Zimmerly carrying the torch run with Cdr. Oliver Morris this morning on Trinity Drive. Photo by Leland Lehman/

LAPD News:

Members of the Los Alamos Police Department joined Los Alamos Special Olympics athletes this morning in running the torch from LAPD to Jemez Springs to help raise awareness and support for Special Olympics.

Snares Set To Catch Cougar Roaming Los Alamos

on May 27, 2015 - 6:58pm

A reader just shared this photo she took a couple of weeks ago of what appears to be a cougar paw print in the mud on the White Rock Rim Trail. UPDATE: Another reader just let us know that this is actually a dog paw as cougars do not show the nail imprints. Courtesy photo

LAPD News:

Department of Game and Fish officers are using foot snares to try to catch a dangerous cougar that has killed at least two dogs and attacked another dog this month in Los Alamos.

Snares are set near Ranch School and Acid Canyon trails. More are being set down the canyon off of East Fork trail.