News Briefs: Jogger rescued from marsh in bosque

Jogger rescued from marsh in bosque

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The APD Open Space Unit was called to rescue a lost jogger near Montano and the Rio Grande river in Albuquerque on Monday.

The caller reported that her son had gone running and was lost in the marsh. He could not move and the battery in his phone was dead.

Open space officers, police officers and a SWAT officer responded to help with the search and rescue effort.

The jogger was located in a remote area of the bosque marsh, stuck in water and mud up to his waist.

Officers guided the stranded jogger to the bank and had him evaluated by medical personnel for hypothermia.

Over 80 pounds of pot seized at US-Mexico Border

SANTA THERESA, N.M. (KRQE) – U.S. Customs and Border Patrol Agents stopped more than 80 pounds of pot from crossing the border into New Mexico.

A drug-sniffing dog alerted agents to the dashboard area of a vehicle. When agents searched the car at the Santa Theresa Border on Saturday, they found 71 bundles of marijuana.

The estimated street value of the drugs located in the engine and gas tank was estimated at $67,000.

The driver, a man from Mexico, was arrested.

Comcast bringing hundreds of new jobs to ABQ

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Comcast Cable Company is growing, bringing hundreds more new jobs to the Albuquerque metro area.

The company is building a new bilingual customer support center in the city which will employ 450 people.

This will bring Comcast’s total workforce here to about 850 people. Comcast says it will start hiring for the positions soon.

Prescribed burn scheduled for East Mountains

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – A large prescribed burn is scheduled for the East Mountains area on Tuesday.

Firefighters will burn in David Canyon, off of Raven Road and runs west to Kirtland Air Force Base.

The area has already been thinned and a lot of firewood has been removed.

The goal is to clean up small brush, grasses and other growth that could be fuel for a wildfire. The plan is to treat around 500 acres. The burn treatment will start Tuesday if the weather cooperates.

Police investigate possible shooting in NE ABQ

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Albuquerque police responded to a possible shooting Monday at the 400 block of Vermont NE. A call came into 911 that a shooting had occurred in the area.

According to police, the incident occurred late in the afternoon. Officers found a man suffering from an unknown wound at the scene. He was alert and talking when police arrived, and was transported to the hospital. The victim is listed in stable condition.

Suspect in police chase, shooting still on the run

ISLETA PUEBLO, N.M. (KRQE) – Police are still searching for a second suspect in the chase that turned into an officer-involved shooting.

It happened last Friday as an Isleta officer tried pulling over a truck for speeding on the Isleta Pueblo.

State police say the driver took off and, at one point, tried to hit the officer with his car and that’s when the officer opened fire. Two men took off running. One was caught near the scene while the other still on the run.

The officer was not injured.

Suspect still sought for Santa Fe double homicide

SANTA FE (KRQE) – The search continues for the person who murdered a young couple in Santa Fe this weekend.

The 13-year-old girl, identified by family as Anamarie Ojeda, and her 18-year-old boyfriend, Venancio Cisneros, were found shot to death in a car.

Deputies aren’t saying much about the case right now, but they are treating the case as a double homicide. They didn’t find a gun in the car.

A neighbor spotted the bodies Saturday morning in a neighborhood near I-25 and Highway 599.

Ojeda’s family says they reported her missing two months ago.

Aquarium divers to carve pumpkins in tank for kids

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Expert divers will be splashing into a tank to carve jack-o-lanterns from 2 to 3 p.m. on Halloween day at the ABQ BioPark Aquarium.

Drivers will also feed some treats to the fish in the shark tank around 2 p.m., and sea turtles will also get some Halloween snacks. Some fish will also swim through spooky eyes and triangle noses.

Toys for Tots registration set for Wednesday

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – An important day is coming up this week for the annual Toys for Tots program which gives needy kids Christmas presents.

Those who want their kids to get toys this year can register Wednesday at the Dennis Chavez Community Center on Kathryn near I-25.

Children must be between 6 months to 10 years old, and parents should bring birth certificates and proof of New Mexico residency with them.

Woman accused of embezzling $20K

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – A woman trusted to take care of lots of cash is now charged with embezzlement.

According to a criminal complaint, Cristina Garcia-Diaz was working as a teller at the Bank of America at the corner of Carlisle and Candelaria.

Earlier this month, the bank manager counted the money in her drawer and noticed more than $20,000 was missing. When confronted, police say Garcia-Diaz admitted to taking the cash.

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