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NMSP capture homicide suspect in Chimayo

CHIMAYO, N.M. (KRQE) – A member of a notorious prison gang accused of a new murder is back behind bars. New Mexico State Police tracked 44-year-old Daniel Archuleta to a Chimayo home on Wednesday night. They say he took off running into a nearby home with two people inside. Officers were able to safely get those […]
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Caller Says 'Clowns' Were Causing Nuisance

The police blotter is published to give readers an abridged look at criminal activity in their community and neighborhood. It is simply an illustration of what local law enforcement, funded by taxpayers, must deal with daily throughout the Española Valley. Española Police officers, Ohkay Owingeh Tribal Police, Rio Arriba...
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New Mexico State Police announce lateral academy

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – New Mexico State Police announced this week they are taking applications for an upcoming lateral academy for current law enforcement officers. The officers will first take an 8-week long academy. They will then go to work in one of the 19 cities in the state that are in need of more officers.
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Fire under St. Francis Drive sends two to hospital with injuries

A blaze that ignited Thursday morning at a homeless encampment under St. Francis Drive sent two people to a local hospital with injuries and shut down the roadway’s southbound lanes as firefighters worked to extinguish the flames. City spokesman Dave Herndon said the fire ignited around 8 a.m. beneath...

Fire Rescue: Man died inside building he set ablaze

Albuquerque Fire Rescue identified the man found dead inside an office building that burned early Monday morning after he allegedly set the fire at the scene on West Central. Lt. Tom Ruiz, an AFR spokesman, said the body of 57-year-old Patrick Linton was found after firefighters extinguished a blaze at an office building near Central and the river.

New Mexico LFC Report Fleshes Out Crime Surge

Lawmakers looking to push through an array of “tough on crime” bills got some legislative ammunition to support their cause this week. The Legislative Finance Committee (LFC) released a memo to Rep. Patti Lundstrom, chair of the committee, saying violent crime rates are going up, and not just in Albuquerque.
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Santa Fe man gets 6 years for stabbing death

State District Judge Mary Marlowe Sommer sentenced Jonathan Kelly to six years in prison Tuesday for stabbing 51-year-old Robert Barela to death during a 2019 fight that erupted after they’d been drinking together at the defendant’s home. Prosecutors had charged Kelly with second-degree murder in the case but...
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Ax-wielding man gets 3 years in New Mexico prison

State District Judge T. Glenn Ellington on Tuesday sentenced an Acoma Pueblo man to three years in prison as part of a plea agreement that settles one case accusing him of vandalism and three cases alleging probation violations. Brandon Begay, 32, appears to have been living on the streets of...
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Convicted Santa Fe rapist gets 11½-year sentence

State District Judge T. Glenn Ellington sentenced a Santa Fe man convicted of raping a homeless woman to 11½ years in prison Tuesday, despite the defendant’s assertions he’d been wrongly convicted and was framed by a police officer with a racist agenda. “You see yourself as the...
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State police arrest man on federal charges related to prison gang

New Mexico State Police has arrested a Santa Cruz man who was wanted on federal charges. Officials said Daniel Archuleta, 44, was arrested Sunday night in Chimayó after barricading himself inside a home, according to a state police news release. According to the news release, officers were able to...

Alec Baldwin Surrenders Phone for Shooting Inquiry

Alec Baldwin has handed over his cellphone to authorities as part of the investigation into a fatal shooting on a New Mexico film set last fall, according to a law enforcement official.

Justice, sort of, is coming after deadly crash

It has taken more than five years and five months, but the day of judicial reckoning is almost here for a Peña Blanca motorist accused of slamming into a group of motorcyclists, causing losses of life and limb, and fueling anger and despair over how long this case has languished.