Public Safety

VIDEO: Woman admits to taking Fentanyl, falls asleep with baby in car

54 Views  Â ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) — She’s been in trouble repeatedly for putting others in danger on the road and even admitted to using drugs before getting behind the wheel. But as KRQE Investigates discovered, despite these arrests and admissions, a New Mexico woman’s court cases appear to be going nowhere.

Tips for staying safe during Halloween

52 Views  Â ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Halloween is a fun, joyous time with memories made for adults and kids, alike, but it’s important to keep some safety tips in mind:

WalletHub report ranks Las Cruces 34th safest city in the U.S.

75 Views  Â A new report from WalletHub ranks Las Cruces as the 34th safest city in the United States. El Paso ranked 97th in the report. Jill Gonzalez, WalletHub analyst shares more about the report that looks at home and community safety, natural-disaster risk, and financial safety.

How do New Mexico’s early prison release numbers compare to other states?

92 Views  Â ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – New Mexico’s early release of some prisoners has been a talking point in the race for the governor’s office. And New Mexico did parole hundreds of prisoners ahead of their scheduled release during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic. But how does that compare to what other states

Fentanyl’s impact on New Mexico families

100 Views  Â Perhaps the biggest lessons about fentanyl come from the people who survived the drug. The stories heard today shared a common theme – pain and suffering. Not just for the people using, but for the families many left behind.

Recidivism and prison population continue to fall

104 Views  Â The prison population of New Mexico has fallen significantly in the last two years, and the number of people being reincarcerated after release has also decreased, according to a new assessment of Corrections Department data. In Fiscal Year 2020, 54% of people released from prison were incarcerated again within

Have you seen any of these 183 people?

643 Views  Â FBI updates missing or murdered indigenous persons list, now up to 183 people. ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The FBI has released an updated list of Native Americans who have been verified as missing in New Mexico and across the Navajo Nation. There are 183 people on the list, compared to the

Alligator, drugs and several firearms seized in Albuquerque

101 Views  Â ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The Albuquerque Police Department assisted New Mexico Game and Fish in a search warrant for illegal possession of a tiger. The search was conducted on Aug. 12. Although a tiger wasn’t found, numerous items were seized including an alligator.