Law Enforcement

Local teacher arrested for helping felon who was also former student

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Police arrested a New Mexico teacher for harboring or aiding a felon, who was also her former student. New Mexico State Police said 45-year-old Denise Romero, a teacher at an Albuquerque charter school, now faces two felony charges for helping a former student break the law and

4 Investigates: State prison system cuts funds to help newly released inmates

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — State legislators and community advocates are questioning funding cuts by the New Mexico Department of Corrections that reduce services for newly released inmates.  Lawmakers have long argued that investing in rehabilitative services for this population decreases the chances they re-offend and increases their ability to thrive after they’ve paid

DEA conducting mulitple operations in New Mexico

Operations target source, distribution and abuse of illegal drugs ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — You’ve probably heard of Operation LeGend, but what you might not know is that the Drug Enforcement Administration has two other operations that are going on right now. Operation LeGend drew national attention after its high profile announcement by President

U.S. Dept. of Justice provides update on Operation Legend federal charges

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The U.S. Department of Justice has provided an update on federal charges resulting from Operation Legend. Since the operation’s launch in Kansas City, Missouri on July 8, through Monday, August 31, the department reports there have been over 2,000 arrests including 147 for homicide.

Report Details New Mexico Militia Founder’s History Of Violent Neo-Nazism

State Republicans had planned on featuring the New Mexico Civil Guard as special guests at a rally in Clovis on Aug. 22, before the militia group pulled out, citing racist remarks by one of the invited speakers. The Civil Guard, whose members have showed up heavily armed at several protests in Albuquerque this summer,

New Mexico man in custody after attempting to burn down a Walmart

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Police say a man is in custody after he tried to burn down a Walmart  in Truth or Consequences early Sunday. Officers arrested Devon Schinagel of Elephant Butte after he poured lighter fluid around the store then crashed through the front doors with his vehicle.