News Briefs: Santa Fe Police look for owners of stolen jewelry

Santa Fe Police look for owners of stolen jewelry

SANTA FE (KRQE) – According to police, jewelry was sold to a Los Lunas pawn shop along with other jewelry that was stolen from a self storage facility in Santa Fe. They believe these pieces were stolen in late June or early July.  Police say they’re trying to determine if the same burglar is behind both cases.  Santa Fe police ask to call them if the jewelry belongs to you.

Farmington man awarded Purple Heart

FARMINGTON, N.M. (KRQE) – A Vietnam veteran living in Farmington received the Purple Heart Medal after waiting for 45 years. Ray Ledesma was awarded the Purple Heart and four other medals on Wednesday. He was shot in both legs during the war. The search for his medals began when co-workers asked him why he didn’t receive a purple heart. They helped him file paperwork to correct his military records.

Proposed Colorado ordinance targets dog barking

DURANGO, Co. (KRQE) – Plata County officials may take a bite out of barking dogs with a new ordinance. According to the Durango Herald, county commissioners are considering fines and penalties for dog owners that can’t keep their pets quiet. However, police and animal-protection officers say they don’t have enough resources to enforce such an ordinance. A public meeting has been scheduled for next month.

Albuquerque BioPark has big volunteer turnout

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – More than a hundred peopled answered the call to volunteer at the Albuquerque BioPark. They held a recruitment drive for a number of positions at the zoo, botanic garden, aquarium and Tingley Beach. It isn’t the highest turnout they have seen, but the numbers should fill their needs. 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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