District Attorney Special Agents Take Man Into Custody Who Had Three Felony Warrants for Armed Robbery

November 3, 2023

On November 2, 2023, Special Agents with the Bernalillo County District Attorney’s Office took Joshua Candelaria into custody for three Felony Warrants for Armed Robbery. BACKGROUND:  Investigators believe earlier this year, Candelaria robbed three businesses in the North…

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It is a Story of Hope, Resilience and Survival — Meet Sonia….

November 2, 2023

Please take a few minutes to watch this. It’s about a beautiful, inspirational teen from Albuquerque who was shot multiple times and miraculously survived. Her journey is a testament to resilience and a stark reminder of the devastating…

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October 31, 2023

October 31, 2023 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Albuquerque, NM – More and more people suspected of committing violent crimes in Bernalillo County — are remaining in custody pending trial. So far this year, 60.2% of pre-trial detention motions were granted by…

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Jury Convicts Man of Driving Over, Killing Victim at Coronado Park

October 30, 2023

A jury has convicted Jeremy Garcia of 2nd Degree Murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. In 2020, Garcia drove his truck onto the grass at Coronado Park and began arguing with Carlos Moody. Garcia circled around…

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A Former Teacher Convicted of Raping Second-Grade Student Was Sentenced To Maximum Punishment Allowed By Law.

October 27, 2023

Today, a judge sentenced Danny Aldaz to 57 years in the Department of Corrections. In August, a jury convicted Aldaz of two counts of criminal sexual penetration of a child under 13 and 2 counts of criminal sexual…

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The New Mexico District Attorneys Association Honors the Staff of the Bernalillo County District Attorney’s Office

October 24, 2023

1. Savannah Brandenburg-Koch: Prosecutor of the Year for the Second Judicial District Attorney’s Office. 2. Amanda Gurule:  Staff Person of the Year for the Second Judicial District Attorney’s Office. 3. Monique Barrientos: Statewide Award for Staff Person of…

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Man Who Sexually Assaulted and Bit Woman Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison

October 23, 2023

Paul Mendoza was sentenced to 15 years in the Department of Corrections with lifetime registration as a sex offender. Mendoza and his co-defendant took a woman into an alley off Central and San Pedro, where they brutally sexually…

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Jurors Will Hear Statements Made to Police by Cold Case Murder Suspect Paul Apodaca

October 23, 2023

Today, a judge ruled the majority of statements made by a man suspected of multiple cold case murders — will be allowed at trial. July, 2021, Paul Apodaca told police details about the murders of Stella Gonzales, Kaitlyn…

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Governor’s Organized Crime Commission Chairman Sam Bregman meets with Mexican officials to fight crime on both sides of the border.

October 20, 2023

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 20, 2023 Office of the Governor Governor’s Organized Crime Commission meets with Mexican officials SANTA FE – Leadership from the Organized Crime Commission established by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham met with officials in Sonora,…

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Suspect Considered Dangerous, Wanted for Federal Arrest Warrant — Back In Custody After Standoff

October 12, 2023

Today, Agents with the Bernalillo County District Attorney’s office, US Marshals, New Mexico State Police and Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Keon Harris. Harris had a federal warrant for probation violation. Court records show he has a very…

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