Law Enforcement

Arrest made in gruesome murder on Navajo Nation

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – A North Dakota man is facing life in prison after being accused of decapitating a man in McKinley County on the Navajo Nation. The District of New Mexico U.S. Attorney’s Office reports 28-year-old Shilo Aaron Oldrock appeared in federal court on Oct. 15 for the murder charge and

President Biden mentions Albuquerque in peace officer memorial speech

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – President Biden specifically mentioned Albuquerque’s efforts to provide community-based programs to stop violence before it starts, as well as hiring and retaining officers. “At the same time, we have to stop asking law enforcement officers to stop doing every single job under the sun. I am committed

New Mexico looks to expand job safety workforce

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) – New Mexico is looking to hire more than 30 new state workers who will be part of its Occupational Safety and Health program. The New Mexico Environment Department announced Tuesday that it will be hosting hiring events next week in Las Cruces, Santa Fe, and Albuquerque

Authorities find missing Roswell boy safe after nearly 2 years

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — After nearly two years, Osiel Ernesto Rico has been found safe. New Mexico State Police made the announcement Tuesday evening. In January of 2020, an Amber Alert was issued for 3-year-old Osiel. Police said he was taken from his home in Roswell by his father, Jorge Rico-Ruvira, and was

Hundreds of Afghan refugees expected to resettle in major New Mexico cities

“When they come to your neighborhood, just please welcome them and talk to them because they are going to be a part of our community too,” Mohammad Ismail, an Albuquerque resident and Afghan refugee, said. ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Resettlement efforts are officially underway for hundreds of Afghan refugees headed to New

Husband charged in death of woman found in Gila National Forest

SILVER CITY, N.M. — Police have arrested the husband of a missing woman found dead in the Gila National Forest earlier this month. According to New Mexico State Police Erica Zamora, 39, was reported missing on Oct. 1 by her family. They said they had not seen or heard from Erica

Police searching for escaped Chaves County jail inmate

ROSWELL, N.M. – Police are looking for a man who on Sunday escaped from the Chaves County Detention Center. According to the Chaves County Sheriff’s Office, Daniel Cobos, 37, escaped from jail late Sunday. Cobos is described as having tattoos all over his neck and face. If seen, deputies are encouraging

New Mexico State Police Arrest Homicide Suspect Wanted by NYPD

Torrance County, NM – On September 22, 2021, at around 6:30 p.m., a New Mexico State Police officer on patrol stopped to check on a disabled silver 2000 Honda CRV with Pennsylvania license plates on Interstate 40 westbound near milepost 191 near Edgewood, New Mexico. The vehicle was driven by a

New Mexico imprisons people at a higher rate than some countries

Lawmaker says state is behind even Texas on criminal justice reform A new report shows that New Mexico imprisons people at a higher rate than most U.S. states and every other country in the world, and there is little correlation between high incarceration rates and violent crime. The Prison Policy Initiative found that