Saturday Morning’s Top Stories

The area of Coors and Central is back open Saturday morning. Police closed it off after a car struck a pedestrian, late Friday night. They say the pedestrian was drunk when he crossed the street and into oncoming traffic. The man was taken to University of New Mexico Hospital where he’s expected to be OK. No names have been released.

Bernalillo County detectives think a former jail guard, accused of raping an inmate, may have done the same thing to at least two other female inmates. Enock Arvizo, who worked at the Metro Detention Center, is accused of raping a female inmate while she was handcuffed and shackled near an elevator at district court, earlier this year. Arvizo later admitted to “having sex” with the inmate. Detectives are still investigating.

It’s not what police would suggest doing, but an elderly man beat a robber with his cane after the thief stole $300 from him. Police say Brett Hubbard saw the man taking cash from the ATM outside the Smith’s on Tramway. He ran up and snatched the money. That’s when the victim started beating him with his cane. hubbard ran. Police found him hiding in a port-a-potty and arrested him. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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