Saturday Morning’s Top Stories

Dogs Reunited with Owner

Four hunting dogs and the trailer they were stolen in were recovered Friday night, thanks to the help of some good Samaritans. Larry Mills and his wife were passing through Albuquerque, on their way home to Colorado, from a hunting trip. They were staying overnight at the Comfort Inn at Alameda and I-25, when they awoke to find someone had stolen their trailer with the four English pointers inside. KRQE News 13 shared their heartbreaking story at 5:30 Friday night and before the newscast was even over, someone called to say they had spotted the trailer. Sitting in a neighborhood near Carlisle and Montgomery.  Mills and his wife say they never thought they’d see their beloved dogs again. Other than being hungry and thirsty, the dogs were all okay. It doesn’t appear the thieves were able to get into the trailer.  According to neighbors, it had been sitting there since about 7:00 a.m.

New Program Aims to Stop Human Trafficking

It’s a crime that often goes unnoticed, but a group in Albuquerque is dedicated to finding and helping victims of human trafficking. A hot line aimed to help victims of human trafficking just moved their office into Albuquerque’s city hall. The program’s director says Albuquerque is a destination for the crime, especially since we’re a border state with major highways. Detectives with Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office are currently looking for Stephon McDaniel. He’s accused of recruiting a 17-year-old, and forcing her to work for sex.

Judge Denies Request to Move Trial

The two former APD officers, charged with the murder of a homeless man, will stand trial in Albuquerque later this year. Attorneys for former Officer Dominique Perez and retired Detective Keith Sandy wanted the trial moved to Las Cruces saying local media reports, following the shooting, would make it nearly impossible to seat an impartial jury. The judge denied their request. The trial is set for September.

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