Active manhunt for shooter in ABQ park
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Police are on the lookout for an armed shooting suspect at Kit Carson Park.
A man was shot late Thursday night and was transported to a local hospital. The victim’s condition is unknown at this time.
Clovis officer under investigation for use of force
CLOVIS, N.M. (KRQE) – In August, Officer Brent Aguilar says Jorge Corona was handcuffed after refusing to show his ID.
Video shows Officer Aguilar slamming Corona to the ground. Two city officials say an FBI agent requested the investigative file on the traffic stop.
Corona faces charges for concealing his identity and resisting arrest.
Officer Aguilar is on desk duty while the case is being investigated.
Burglary suspects accidentally dial 911
ROSWELL, N.M. (KRQE) – A couple of burglars in Roswell implicated themselves after accidentally calling 911. Police say one of the suspects unknowingly dialed on his cell phone, a dispatcher picked up and could hear the man talking about breaking into a home and stealing a flat screen TV.
The conversation went on for 45 minutes, with the suspects giving detailed accounts of the crime.
The dispatcher traced the call and police arrested 37-year-old Aaron Burrell, 30-year-old Marvin Myers and 35-year-old Yvonne Thyberg.
The house that was robbed was Thyberg’s mother’s home.
Police search for man with long criminal history
SANTA FE (KRQE) – Authorities in Santa Fe are looking for 52-year-old Bradley Deets. He is a suspect with a lengthy criminal history, spanning 15 years, who may be burglarizing homes across the city.
Police say he’s a repeat burglary suspect. In his most recent crime, police say Deets ditched a stolen car before trying to evade police.
There is a reward for information leading to his arrest.
Reward offered in Los Lunas shooting
LOS LUNAS, N.M. (KRQE) – Crime Stoppers is now offering a reward in the murder of a Los Lunas man after a confrontation at a convenience store.
On July 13th, 21-year-old Charles Davlin was shot and killed off Los Lentes Road after he was followed from the Allsup’s on Highway 314. Witnesses said the victim was in a yellow Jeep Wrangler and the shooter was a 1999 gold Ford Expedition.
Police are looking for information on the people in the Expedition. They believe one of the men goes by the nickname “Little G.”
Crime Stoppers is offering up to $1,000 for information leading to the shooter.
Some national parks to raise fees
CARLSBAD, N.M. (KRQE) – If you’re planning on visiting other national parks next year, you might want to pack some extra cash. For the first time in eight years, some national parks will be raising both entrance and amenity fees.
Proposals must be submitted by next march. Those changes could take effect by next summer.
Carlsbad Caverns said it increased its entrance fee back in 2012 and have no plans to increase it again. They said they are considering raising tour guide prices.
Pedestrian in hospital following crash
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – A driver who hit a pedestrian this morning ended up behind bars, but not because of the crash. The woman hit a person walking near Menaul and University just before 9 a.m. Thursday.
The pedestrian suffered head and leg injuries but was stable.
The woman was given a field sobriety test on scene and then cuffed but police tell us she was not arrested for DWI but for an outstanding warrant.
It’s unclear who was at fault for the accident and if she’ll face charges for that.
KAFB to update public on fuel spill
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The cleanup of the fuel spill at Kirtland Air Force Base continues and the Air Force and Environment department want to update the public on the process Thursday night.
The big excavation project started in August to remove dirt contaminated with the fuel in the 1990s.
Since then, the Environment Department has approved other processes to remove the fuel from water.
To this point, it has not reached drinking water but could in the coming years if not removed.
The update will take place from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the African American Performing Arts Center at Expo New Mexico.
Man on trial for murders of two women
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The Albuquerque man accused of murdering two mothers who tried to stop a fight went on trial Thursday.
Alfonso Thompson, 38, is accused of the April 2012 murders of May Valerio and Naomi Trujillo at the Warren Apartments off Lomas and Louisiana.
Thompson’s girlfriend, Shalaka Booker, allegedly convinced Thompson to kill them after the women tried to break up a fight between Booker and her ex-boyfriend.
Thompson was recently sentenced to 15 years in prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm which is a federal charge. Prosecutors went after him as part of their initiative to target the worst of the worst offenders. If convicted of murder, Thompson is looking at two life sentences.
Mayor Berry wants action to keep officers
ALBUQUERQUE (AP) – Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry wants the city and the state to take action to prevent the loss of more than a fifth of the city’s police force to retirements over the next two years.
Berry told the Albuquerque Journal during an interview that the city stands to lose 200 officers and still see at least 100 of them retire even if the financial incentives for them to stay are provided.
The mayor wants the City Council to authorize pay increases of $6,000 to $12,000 for officers willing to postpone retirement for a year. Berry wants the state to enact return-to-work legislation allowing retired police officers who now cannot retire and then return to work at the same job.