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Man charged in fatal shooting of Jemez Springs teacher

David Salazar, 36, is charged with an open count of murder in the Jan. 30 killing of Joseph William Keleher, 59. Salazar’s attorney could not be reached Saturday. → Read More

Court records detail shooting of Border Patrol agent

Federal court records detail the case against a suspected human trafficker accused of opening fire on a U.S. Border Patrol agent during a traffic stop last month near the Bootheel of New Mexico. Roberto Esquivel is charged federally with attempted murder of an officer, discharge of a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence, […] → Read More

Alleged drug dealer charged in East Central homicide

A suspected drug trafficker is accused of fatally shooting another man early last month during a fight outside an East Central convenience store. Martin Osoria, 33, is charged with an open count of murder in the Jan. 1 death of 40-year-old Felipe Vigil. Federal agents arrested Osoria on Wednesday after he allegedly sold fentanyl to […] → Read More

Three charged in large-scale drug operation on West Side

From left, Manuel Young, Crystal Kelley and Danny Baca. (Source: Metropolitan Detention Center) Copyright © 2023 Albuquerque Journal When the FBI seized a wheelbarrow of cash, millions of dollars worth of drugs and a small arsenal from alleged drug trafficker Jesse Young in September – his older brother and the brother’s girlfriend reportedly took the helm of the business. The new management was… → Read More

Three teens charged with murder in Halloween party shooting

Cruz was arrested by Bernalillo police and, on Thursday, a juvenile court judge ordered him released pending trial with an ankle monitor. Guerrero and Castillo are still on the loose. → Read More

Pack of dogs mauls, kills Tucumcari man

One of the dogs was killed by a Quay County deputy and the other four were turned over to Quay County Animal Control. Police are investigating who the owner is. → Read More

First court dates set for Baldwin, armorer and assistant director in 'Rust' case

Movie star Alec Baldwin and the armorer and assistant director of “Rust” will have their first court appearances later this month in the fatal movie set shooting. The hearings for Baldwin, 65, Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, 25, and Dave Halls, 63, will be done remotely and are set for Feb. 24 in First Judicial District Court at […] → Read More

Albuquerque police ID 4 recent homicide victims

Detectives have released the names of three men and one woman killed in separate incidents in January around Albuquerque. Gilbert Gallegos, an Albuquerque police spokesman, said the deaths of Jason Fuentes, 31, Nathaniel Stein, 36, Sadie Hill, 24, and Bryan English, 44, are being investigated as homicides. No arrests have been made in any of […] → Read More

Four arrested after woman loses eye to stray bullet on East Central

An innocent bystander lost one of her eyes after being struck in the face by a stray bullet last week while driving on East Central. Police say Cesar Contreras-Diaz, 19, Christopher Rivera, 20, Kylie Crooke, 19, and Elora Manuelito, 18, fired at a separate vehicle that had cut them off when the woman was shot. […] → Read More

Alec Baldwin and armorer charged with involuntary manslaughter in 'Rust' shooting

Movie star Alec Baldwin and armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed were each charged with involuntary manslaughter in the 2021 shooting on the set of the film “Rust” outside Santa Fe that left the cinematographer dead and a director wounded. The charges were filed Tuesday afternoon, less than two weeks after 1st Judicial District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies announced […] → Read More

14-year-old dies days after double shooting on West Side

A 14-year-old was taken off life support after being shot and critically injured Friday night in Southwest Albuquerque. The shooting also claimed the life of a 15-year-old and, according to the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office, is now being investigated as a double homicide. BCSO spokeswoman Jayme Fuller-Gonzales did not identify either victim or give their […] → Read More

Eastbound I-40 shut down at Carlisle due to crash

All lanes of eastbound Interstate 40 are closed Saturday afternoon following a crash at Carlisle. Gilbert Gallegos, an Albuquerque police spokesman, said one person was seriously injured and was taken to the hospital and another motorist “also suffered injuries.” He said that the southbound Interstate 25 to eastbound I-40 onramp is blocked and northbound I-25 […] → Read More

Fire crews to start pile burns on the east side of Sandias

The forest service will be conducting prescribed pile burns over the next week in the area around Sulphur Canyon in the Sandia Mountains. Bernalillo County Fire Rescue spokesman Robert Argüelles said around 100 acres worth of piles will be torched between Monday and Saturday, Feb. 4. He said the schedule will be “depending on conditions […] → Read More

Wrong-way driver killed in crash on West Side

A wrong-way driver was killed after crashing his car into a truck Saturday morning in Southwest Albuquerque. Albuquerque police spokesman Gilbert Gallegos said the driver of the truck, a woman, was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries. He said the man who was driving the wrong way died at the scene of the crash. Gallegos said […] → Read More

US Marshals arrest fugitive in homicide at Albuquerque motel

Federal authorities arrested the suspect in a 2021 robbery turned homicide at a motel in Northeast Albuquerque. Jimmie Glisson, deputy US Marshal in the District of New Mexico, said the arrest of Christopher Maldonado, 35, happened yesterday but Glisson gave no other details. Maldonado was booked into the Metropolitan Detention Center on Saturday. Maldonado had […] → Read More

Family, friends, and records paint complex picture of Solomon Pena

Shooting suspect filed many civil complaints while serving time for property crimes → Read More

Albuquerque police say bait car thief fired at a detective. Then he got away.

Police are asking the public’s help in finding a man who allegedly stole a bait car and fired at a detective Saturday morning in Southeast Albuquerque. Crime Stoppers and Albuquerque Police Chief Harold Medina shared a release identifying Christian Wood, 26, as the suspect. The detective was not struck by gunfire. The release said Wood […] → Read More

Could Alec Baldwin go to jail in Rust shooting case?

Baldwin and film armorer are both facing involuntary manslaughter charges in fatal shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins → Read More

Santa Fe DA: Alec Baldwin, armorer will be charged with involuntary manslaughter in Rust shooting

The Santa Fe District Attorney’s Office said it is charging movie star Alec Baldwin and an armorer with involuntary manslaughter in the shooting on a movie set in 2021 that left cinematographer Halyna Hutchins dead and director Joel Souza wounded. First Judicial District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies announced the charges against Baldwin and armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed […] → Read More

Prosecutors seek to detain Solomon Pena. Now, a judge will decide.

Suspect in multiple shootings appears for first hearing → Read More