ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Cleanup begins this morning at Zia Elementary School in northeast Albuquerque after a fire in the cafeteria Sunday. Albuquerque firefighters are getting a lot of praise for knocking this fire down quickly in some wicked winds. No word on what started the fire, but neighbors say a couple of kids were playing on the roof of the school earlier that day. This doesn’t effect students Monday because this week is spring break for APS.
Dozens of people turned out Sunday to remember James Boyd, four weeks to the day after he was shot by Albuquerque Police. The confrontation started after residents complained Boyd was camping illegally in the foothills. Boyd died as a result of his injuries. At Sunday funeral services for the homeless man with mental issues, those who knew Boyd remembered him as a generous and kind man who was often misunderstood.
UFC champ Jon “Bones” Jones has his exotic cat back home this morning, and the man who helped find the missing feline got a nice reward. The cat, Mufasa, was returned to Jones on Friday after Kyle Dropinski heard the story and started looking for Mufasa. He found him in a tree and Animal Control officers helped get Mufasa down. Jones then forked over the $1,500 reward.
Investigators from Santa Fe and Rio Rancho are teaming up to stop what could be a big credit card scheme. Rio Rancho Police say a “skimmer” was found attached to the credit card reader on a pump at the Giant gas station on N.M. 528. A skimmer is a device that lets thieves grab your credit card information enabling them to run up charges in your name. Santa Fe Police are also investigating a skimmer device discovered at the Giant station off Saint Francis and I-25, where more than 600 people had their personal info stolen. Most had Del Norte Credit Union cards. Detectives are working to see if these cases are connected.