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Non-Local News Releases

This category will feature news releases from out-of-area government agencies and representatives, as well as events that are not taking place in the four-county area of Grant, Catron, Hidalgo or Luna. For those events please visit Local News Releases.

SANTA FE -- Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Wednesday lauded the New Mexico State Police for their efforts to date in the multi-agency enterprise aimed at reducing violent crime in Albuquerque.

The roughly 50 state police officers temporarily assigned to targeted areas of Albuquerque as part of the multi-agency Violent Crime Initiative have generated, to date, more than 257 total arrests, including several dozen felony arrests and 13 DWI arrests. State Police have also, as part of the initiative, seized meth, heroin, firearms, ammunition and stolen license plates, among other evidence. State Police officers have not only cited suspected lawbreakers but proactively engaged with community residents to seek out input and suggestions, to the tune of several thousand “citizen contacts.”

EMNRD-FORESTRY DIVISION


Incident Name: Quebradas Fire

Start Date & Time: May 20, 2019 - 1700

Start Location: Southeast of Escondida Lake, Socorro County

Cause of Fire: Under investigation

Area Vegetation: Cottonwood, salt cedar, brush

(WASHINGTON, D.C., May 21, 2019) – From a USDA Spokesperson: “Details on the new farming support program will be forthcoming shortly, but we want to be clear that the program is being designed to avoid skewing planting decisions one way or another. Farmers should continue to make their planting and production decisions with the current market signals in mind, rather than some expectation of what a farming support program might or might not look like based on inaccurate media stories.”

Santa Fe, N.M. – New Mexico Film Office Director Todd Christensen announced that the live-action film “Bios” produced by Amblin Partners, has concluded principal photography at locations across New Mexico.

The production employed approximately 125 New Mexico crew members, 7 New Mexico actors and some 400 background extras.

The FBI made a probable cause arrest of Dagoberto Francisco Ruiz II, of Albuquerque, on a federal charge of bank robbery on Monday, May 20, 2019.

Ruiz, 23, is accused of robbing Bank of the West, 2101 Eubank Blvd. NE, in Albuquerque, on Monday.

The Albuquerque Police Department arrested Ruiz shortly after the bank robbery and the FBI took custody of him.

Ruiz is expected to have an initial appearance in U.S. District in Albuquerque on Tuesday.

The public is reminded that all suspects are presumed innocent unless convicted in a court of law.

EMNRD-FORESTRY DIVISION


Incident Name: Quebradas Fire

Start Date & Time: May 20, 2019 - 1700

Start Location: Southeast of Escondida Lake, Socorro County

Cause of Fire: Unknown

Area Vegetation: Cottonwood, salt cedar, brush

EMNRD-FORESTRY DIVISION

Incident Name: Quebradas Fire

Start Date & Time: May 20, 2019 - 1700

Start Location: Southeast of Escondida Lake, Socorro County

Cause of Fire: Unknown

EMNRD-FORESTRY DIVISION


Incident Name: Quebradas Fire

Start Date & Time: May 20, 2019 - 1700

Start Location: East of Escondida Lake, Socorro County

Cause of Fire: Unknown

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