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Oscar Villalobos Convicted

CONVICTED   Today a jury convicted Oscar Villalobos for being a felon in possession of a firearm.   December 15, 2022 Villalobos was found in a car with a loaded firearm underneath his leg. He…

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TEEN CONVICTED FOR HIS PART IN A SHOOTING AT ABQ HOME

TEEN CONVICTED FOR HIS PART IN A SHOOTING AT ABQ HOME   Today a jury convicted Nathan Peco of multiple crimes.   In 2020, Peco was part of a group that went to a home…

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Donald Duquette Sentenced

SENTENCED Man convicted of shooting motorist on I-40 sentenced for the crime. Today Donald Duquette was sentenced to 14 years in prison. In February, a jury convicted him of second-degree murder for shooting Jose Diaz…

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Suspected Catfish Caught

SUSPECTED CATFISH CAUGHT ARRESTED – Woman charged with luring man on social media, robbing and beating the victim — now back behind bars. This morning, Special Agents with the Bernalillo County DA’s Office, NM State…

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Jury Convicts Teen of First Degree Murder

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Albuquerque, NM – CONVICTED – Tuesday evening, a Bernalillo County Jury convicted 16 year-old Michael Salinas Jr. of  8 charges: 1.   First Degree Murder (Willful & Deliberate) 2.   Shooting At…

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Michael Salinas Convicted

CONVICTED Late this afternoon, a jury convicted Michael Salinas of First Degree Murder and multiple other crimes. He was 15 years old when he shot and killed Vincent Le at an Albuquerque Park in February…

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Stephanie Trujillo Sentenced

SENTENCED Today a judge ruled Stephanie Trujillo will be sentenced to the Department of Corrections for four years after her involvement in a robbery April 15, 2021.  Trujillo and her brother set up an online profile to…

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MAN WHO BROUGHT GUN ONTO HIGH SCHOOL CAMPUS – CONVICTED

MAN WHO BROUGHT GUN ONTO HIGH SCHOOL CAMPUS – CONVICTED A jury convicted Frankie Esquibel of multiple criminal charges. On April 14, 2022, Defendant Frankie Esquibel drove to the staff parking lot of Rio Grande…

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Governor reestablishes Organized Crime Commission to combat human and gun trafficking, overdose deaths

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 24, 2023 SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Wednesday announced the re–establishment of the Governor’s Organized Crime Commission. The bipartisan commission was created in statute in the 1970’s, but…

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DA Sam Bregman to Lead Commission to Fight Organized Crime

Governor Announces Commission to Fight Organized Crime. DA Sam Bregman to lead the commission. The commission will work with all law enforcement to assess and evaluate the activities and problems involving organized crime, and develop…

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Chaunie Saunders Guilty

GUILTY   Today Chaunie Saunders pled guilty to Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Firearm Enhancement.   On May 6, 2022 video showed Saunders hitting Alyssa Pierce in the face, then threatening her with a…

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DA Sam Bregman Meets with New Mexico Crusaders for Justice

New Mexico Crusaders for Justice — meeting with Bernalillo County District Attorney Sam Bregman.   The nationally recognized group supports loved ones affected by gun violence, including the hardships that often follow.

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James Hines Convicted

CONVICTED   Today a jury convicted James Hines on 2 counts of Criminal Sexual Penetration of a minor (13-18), and attempted criminal sexual penetration of a minor (13-18) . Hines was a long time family…

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Casino Salazar Pleads No Contest

No Contest – Fatal DWI crash Today Casino Salazar pled no contest to Vehicular Homicide DWI and 3 counts of Great Bodily Harm by Vehicle. In November 2021, Salazar was speeding on Montgomery when he…

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Eric Thomas Arrested

On 5/12/2023, Special Agents with the Bernalillo County District Attorney’s Office in cooperation with New Mexico State Police arrested Eric Thomas on a Felony Warrant for the charges of Aggravated Battery Against a Household Member…

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Aurelio Chavez-Crespin Convicted

Today a jury convicted Aurelio Chavez-Crespin of 2 counts of Criminal Sexual Penetration (under the age of 13).   The victim was a child when she was sexually abused. Chavez-Crespin confessed the crime to a…

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Larson Eddy Guilty

GUILTY Today a jury found Larson Eddy Guilty of Battery upon a Peace Officer and Resisting/Evading Arrest. On September 23, 2022, Eddy called 911 telling dispatchers he was going to “grab his [AR-15] and take…

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Warren Rivera Sentenced

SENTENCED   Today a judge sentenced Warren Rivera to 7 years behind bars.   In March, he pled guilty to Kidnapping and Aggravated Assault Against a Household Member.   In 2020, a jury also found…

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