The 5 Facts You Need to Know
1. Five suspects are in custody and several officers are at the hospital Friday morning after an officer-involved crash in northwest Albuquerque.Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department says deputies were responding to an armed carjacking in the South Valley. That led to a chase in northwest Albuquerque. The suspects’ vehicle then hit an Albuquerque Police Department officer who was on their way home. Officials say one officer was trapped and an Albuquerque police unit was reportedly on fire. AFD says three Albuquerque police officers and one BCSO deputy were transported to the hospital.
2. A celebration of service for fallen Albuquerque Police officer Daniel Webster is set for Friday. Friday marks the one-year anniversary since Officer Webster was gunned down during a traffic stop near Central and Eubank. The city will be honoring his service to the community at a celebration in Civic Plaza. The group is asking those planning to attend to bring dog food to be donated to Paws and Stripes and NM Dog in lieu of balloons and flowers in an effort to honor Webster who adored dogs. Everyone is invited, the event starts at noon.
3. A cold start to the day with morning temperatures in the 30s, 40s and 50s under a clear sky. Despite the need for a jacket this morning, we’re on track for a pleasant fall afternoon with high temperatures topping out in the 60s, 70s and 80s under a mostly sunny sky.
Full forecast: Kristen’s Friday Morning Forecast
4. A woman is behind bars after trying to take someone’s child. A mother and her three kids were headed into the Walmart at Zuni and San Mateo Wednesday when police say 25-year-old Julie Nieto grabbed the woman’s six-year-old son by the wrist and started walking away with him. Police say the two played “tug of war” with the child. Nieto let go and police caught up with her a few blocks away. Nieto is now charged with child abuse and attempted kidnapping.
5. In just two months city council could vote on a plan that could help curb the property crime problem. Councilors Pat Davis and Brad Winter want the city to hire as many as 25 retired cops as community response specialists. They won’t carry a badge or gun but can interview witnesses, dust for fingerprints and file reports. It’s expected to go before the full city council in early December.
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