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Los Alamos Police Blotter: July 24 to July 30, 2014

on July 31, 2014 - 12:09pm

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 24 at 9:16 a.m. / A 30-year-old Los Alamos man reported that someone sprayed graffiti on property on Trinity Drive. The estimated loss is less than $1,000.

July 27 at 1:56 p.m. / Police arrested Andrea Herrera, 30 of Chamita at 751 Trinity Dr., and charged her with petty theft and issued her a summons to appear in court. Police booking photo unavailable.


July 28 at

Governor Appoints LAHS Graduate Jennifer Attrep to 1st Judicial District Court

on July 31, 2014 - 9:10am


Gov. Susana Martinez has appointed Los Alamos High School graduate Jennifer Attrep to the 1st Judicial District Court.

Attrep, now of Santa Fe, will serve until the end of the year as her appointment fills a new position created when the governor recently signed into law House Bill 141, which established additional judgeships throughout the state. Candidates for this judgeship were not able to run in the June Primary Election because the position wasn’t officially available until May and did not allow enough time for candidates to participate in that election.

The Democratic

WIPP Performs Weekly Shaft Inspections

on July 31, 2014 - 9:04am

WIPP News:

In accordance with Mine Safety and Health Administration requirements, WIPP employees continue to perform inspections of the mine shafts.

Shaft inspections are required on a weekly basis and prior to allowing personnel to ride the conveyances, or elevators, into the underground facility. Currently, both the Salt Handling and Air Intake Shafts are inspected every Monday. Once the Waste Shaft is returned to service it will be added to the weekly inspection schedule.

In addition to the weekly inspections, crews also perform checks of the equipment on a daily basis to ensure the

Central Avenue Now Closed Between Post Office And 15th

on July 30, 2014 - 7:03pm


The recent significant rain has caused delays to the Central Avenue Improvements Project. In order to maintain the project schedule and increase safety along the section of Central Avenue currently under construction, a change to the traffic control plan was required.

Therefore, effective at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 29, Central Avenue between the Post Office entrance and 15th Street has been fully closed and will remain closed for the next 4-6 weeks.
Access to the Post Office will be maintained and a pedestrian crossing will be located near Starbucks.

Corrections Event Aimed at Ending DWI

on July 30, 2014 - 8:40am


Did you know there are nearly 500 people serving time in a New Mexico prison for a DWI? Of those 98 were convicted for vehicular homicide or causing great bodily harm.

The New Mexico Corrections Department, in an effort to commit ourselves to ending DWI, has reached out to our brothers and sister in law enforcement and partners in private agencies for a statewide initiative.

Join us at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 30 at Target Uptown, 2120 Louisiana Blvd NE (on the south side of the building, outdoors).

This event is held by New Mexico Corrections Department, along with other

Cutting Edge Breast Cancer Screening Comes to Santa Fe

on July 30, 2014 - 8:03am


According to the American College of Radiology (ACR), more than 40 percent of all U.S. women have dense breast tissue, and women in the highest dense-breast category established by the ACR are four to six times more likely to get breast cancer compared to women with low breast density.

Breast ultrasound uses sound waves to generate a picture of the breast tissue, and no compression is necessary.