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APD: SWAT situation unfolding in NE Albuquerque

A police vehicle blocks the street during a SWAT situation in northeast Albuquerque on Friday afternoon. (Matthew Reisen/Albuquerque Journal) DEVELOPING STORY - This story will be updated as new information becomes available. ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Police have called on the SWAT team after a suspect h

ABQJOURNAL - 2018-03-23 23:32:00

Man shot in the head in Northwest Albuquerque

It's not clear how badly that man was hurt or if anyone is in custody. Updated: 5:47 AM MDT Mar 23, 2018 A man has been shot in the face in Northwest Albuquerque. It happened on Tree Line Avenue near Rainbow Boulevard around 9:00PM Thursday night. It's not clear how badly that man was hurt or if

KOAT 7 - 2018-03-23 11:47:00

Man and woman found dead in the East Mountains

Investigators believe it may be a murder-suicide. Updated: 6:11 AM MDT Mar 23, 2018 A man and a woman were found dead in the East Mountains. Around 5:00 Thursday night, Bernalillo County deputies discovered the bodies at a home on Highway 14 south of Cedar Crest. Investigators believe it may be a

KOAT 7 - 2018-03-23 12:11:00

Police: Albuquerque woman stole from cars in hotel parking lots

Susie Marrujo ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) - Police say an Albuquerque woman's been busy stealing from hotel parking lots. Detectives say 27-year-old Susie Marrujo broke into cars at hotels around the city and stole items including $6,200 worth of camera equipment. She pawned everything at different s

KRQE NEWS 13 - 2018-03-24 04:33:41

Housing development planned in Belen for the first time in 20 years

BELEN, N.M. (KRQE) - Within the next few weeks, a massive dirt lot near I-25's Belen exit will be turned into 92 new homes. "It's been about 20 years since we've seen a new housing development in Belen," said Belen Mayor Jerah Cordova. Cordova says more people are moving to Belen than they have hous

KRQE NEWS 13 - 2018-03-23 03:58:10

Person struck, killed by vehicle in NE Albuquerque

Albuquerque police are at the scene of Louisiana Boulevard near Montgomery Boulevard, where a female was struck and killed by a vehicle. The victim was transported to the hospital, but she died from her injures. Lousiana Boulevard is closed in both directions while officers investigate.

KOAT 7 - 2018-03-22 23:54:00

Man says he caught Crime of the Week suspect on video

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) - A man fed up with the crime in the city confronted someone he said was a shoplifter in action. Weeks later, he believes he saw the same woman featured on Albuquerque Police's Crime of the Week and police think he's right. The man, who wants to stay anonymous, said he was s

KRQE NEWS 13 - 2018-03-23 22:58:38

12-year-old boy from New Mexico found guilty of aggravated assault

CLOVIS, N.M. (KRQE) - A jury has found a 12-year-old Clovis boy guilty of aggravated assault after he brought an airsoft pistol to school. The child, whose identity is not being released, brought the weapon to Marshall Middle School in early February. He made threats against the staff, saying, "Ho

KRQE NEWS 13 - 2018-03-23 22:10:35

15-year-old boy found shot in car near South Valley

A 15-year-old boy was found shot in a car in southwest Albuquerque on Tuesday night. Bernalillo County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a call about a gunshot victim on Gun Club Road near Kirk Lane around 10 p.m. The teen was found in a Dodge Challenger and was taken to a hospital in critical


Female robbery duo strikes Albuquerque beauty store

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) - Another female robbery duo has struck. Last Wednesday, a brunette and blonde walked into an Ulta Beauty on Holly Avenue and stole several hundred dollars worth of merchandise. When the clerk confronted them, the dark headed woman threatened her. The two fled in a dark g


Two-day crime spree leads to 30-year sentence for man

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- A man who committed a violent Albuquerque crime spree has 30 years of federal prison in his future. Over two days in 2015, prosecutors say Kevin Folse committed crimes including holding people hostage in a home and stealing a car at gunpoint from a 13-year-old waiting for a ride


These are the most popular vehicles thieves look for

Last year, the National Insurance Crime Bureau said, more than 9,100 cars were stolen in Bernalillo County. These four makes and models topped the list: 1. Chevrolets pickup trucks -- 1,011 2. Ford pickups trucks -- 716 3. Honda Civics-328 4. Dodge Pick-ups-319 Police said people who steal cars


Person found dead at motel in SW Albuquerque

Albuquerque police are on scene at the Econo Lodge near Iliff Road and Coors Boulevard after finding a dead person Wednesday afternoon. Officers didn't release the identity of the victim. Albuquerque police are on scene at the Econo Lodge near Iliff Road and Coors Boulevard after finding a dead pe


UPDATE: Police say girl critically injured, not dead after crash outside middle school

DEVELOPING STORY - This story will be updated as new information becomes available. An SUV rests against a crushed fence in front of Cleveland Middle School where a girl was struck and critically injured by a car Thursday evening. (Roberto Rosales/Albuquerque Journal) Police investigate the scene w

ABQJOURNAL - 2018-03-23 00:57:00

Family inspires local Grandmother to write popular children's book

BELEN, N.M. -- Rita Marquez of Belen shares the inspiring family experiences that motivated her to write and publish her first-ever book, a children's story entitled: "Levi the Spotted Cat". It all started when a blank golden book was found at a yard sale, prompting the grandmother to encourage a f

KRQE NEWS 13 - 2018-03-23 17:17:14

Man found dead in hotel room marks city's fifth homicide in 6 days

Albuquerque police are on scene at the Econo Lodge near Iliff Road and Coors Boulevard investigating a homicide. Police said an employee of Econo Lodge was attempting to clean one of the motel rooms Wednesday morning when she discovered a dead man. This marks the fifth homicide in Albuquerque in s


Teen fighting for life after shooting in southwest Albuquerque

The Bernalillo County Sheriff's Office says deputies responded to the intersection of Gun Club and Kirk around 10 p.m. Tuesday in reference to a gunshot victim. When deputies arrived they found a 15-year-old male in the back seat of a car suffering from a gunshot wound. The teen was taken to the hos


16 homicides in Albuquerque this year, four in the last four days

There have been 16 homicides in Albuquerque so far in 2018, four of them happened in the past four days. The most recent homicide was Monday night in northeast Albuquerque near Carlisle and Constitution. Around 10 p.m., police were called after a report of gunshots. When they arrived, they found a


High school recognizes World Down Syndrome Day

Steven is a junior at Belen High School and is part of the student council. The student council had a special welcome for him Wednesday. The day was celebrated by wearing blue and yellow -- the colors of Down syndrome awareness -- as well as crazy socks to start a conversation. Steven's mom says she


Valencia Views (March 22)

2018 BELEN BOYS BASKETBALL STATE CHAMPIONSHIP - Crowds of ecstatic fans and community members lined Main Street in Belen on Tuesday for a parade to honor of the Belen High School boys basketball team's state championship. The 2017-18 squad, headed by first-year coach Andrew Dunnell, played in the Di