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The President said he appreciates the Sheriff’s partnership “to help make your community safe.”

POTUS Thanks Sheriff Gonzales to His 31 Million Twitter Followers for Briefing Him in Operation Legend

Sheriff Manuel Gonzales III: BCSO Solves Violent East Mountains Shooting

“You can run, but you cannot hide from BCSO and our expansive federal law enforcement partners, even on the other side of the country,” said Sheriff Manuel Gonzales III.

Keeping your informed!

For additional Press Release information Contact PIO Deputy Joseph Montiel jomontiel@bernco.gov

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WEEK OF: OCTOBER 16, 2020

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WEEK OF: OCTOBER 9, 2020

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“We continue to make progress in arresting individuals linked to the Jaqueline Vigil murder case, and we are one step closer to getting the Vigil family the justice they deserve. Our priority remains combating Albuquerque's out-of-control crime crisis to keep our children, families and businesses safe." -Sheriff Manuel Gonzales III

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Yesterday, September 25, 2020 at approximately 10:30am, field deputies were dispatched to a residence in the area of Ortega Road and 2nd Street.

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WEEK OF: SEPTEMBER 25, 2020

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“I am extremely grateful for the dedication of our detectives and the collaboration with our federal partners”, said Sheriff Manuel Gonzales III.

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WEEK OF: SEPTEMBER18,2020

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WEEK OF: SEPTEMBER 11,02020

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Sheriff Manuel Gonzales III stated, “I am proud of our investigators for taking another violent criminal off the streets of Bernalillo County and solving the murder of Zinnia Sillivent. I hope the Sillivent family and the community have a sense of relief, knowing the suspect is in custody. We will continue to work hard with prosecutors to see that justice will be served in this horrific case.”

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WEEK OF: AUGUST 31, 2020

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WEEK OF: AUGUST 23, 2020

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This investigation is ongoing, and a press conference will be scheduled for next week at the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office. Specific information on the time and date for the press conference will be released as soon as possible.

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WEEK OF: AUGUST 10 and AUGUST 17, 2020

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“We are quickly seeing the mission of Operation Legend becoming more evident as the hard work being put forth by BCSO and our federal partners,” stated Sheriff Manuel Gonzales III, “We will continue to apprehend the most dangerous criminals until our community becomes stabilized from the most violent repeat offenders.”

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The President said he appreciates the Sheriff’s partnership “to help make your community safe.”

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Sheriff Manuel Gonzales III Briefs POTUS from NM Sheriffs’ Association Meeting on National Law Enforcement Briefing Call; Gives Updates on Jacqueline Vigil Case & Operation Legend

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Weeks of July 27th & August 3rd

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“The relentless hard work of the women and men of the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office comes through the success we achieve as a department,” said Sheriff Manuel Gonzales III, “I am extremely proud of the work exhibited by our detectives, deputies and task force officers and it is a true testament to the quality of service the citizens of Bernalillo County deserve.”

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“With Albuquerque’s crime crisis continuing to spiral out of control, BCSO will continue to outfit our deputies with the best safety equipment to keep them, and our children, families and businesses safe,” said Sheriff Manuel Gonzales III. “I would like to thank the State Representatives who assisted us in acquiring the funds to secure this critical public safety equipment, and with their continued support, we will combat Albuquerque’s crime crisis to protect all New Mexicans.”

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“Bernalillo County is one of the most beautiful and diverse areas in the country from the Sandias to the Bosque to the mesas,” said Sheriff Gonzales Manuel Gonzales III. “Illegal dumping and destruction of our open space and public lands will not be tolerated, and violators will be held accountable.”

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"My condolences continue to be with the family of Jacqueline Vigil." - Sheriff Manuel Gonzales III

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“The citizens of Bernalillo County deserve to live in safety,” said Sheriff Manuel Gonzales III. “Many cities including Albuquerque continue to see levels of extraordinary violence. As the constitutionally elected sheriff, I seek to ensure that no citizen is excluded from the peace and security that should be enjoyed by all Americans.”

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Attorney General Barr has invited Sheriff Manuel Gonzales III to the White House to meet with President Donald Trump. Sheriff Manuel Gonzales III has graciously accepted the invitation and will update the residents of Albuquerque and Bernalillo County regarding his public safety meeting with the President of the United States and the United States Attorney General upon his return to New Mexico.

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On July 4, 2020, around 12pm deputies located a deceased female, identified as 31 year old Laura Lopez, near Carlito Springs Rd and NM HWY 333 (Route 66). This is an active investigation and the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Unit is asking anyone with information to contact: Detective Cordova at (505) 967-6009 or (505) 263-5617

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“Every day the women and men of BCSO boldly place their lives on the line to keep our children, families and businesses safe, it is absolutely imperative we equip them with the most effective public safety technology,” said Sheriff Manuel Gonzales III

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“During this time while our community’s crime crisis remains incredibly unstable, I want Bernalillo County businesses and citizens to know we are working nonstop to protect them,” said Sheriff Manuel Gonzales III

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“The Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office and our federal partners are dedicated and diligently working daily to protect our community,” said Sheriff Manuel Gonzales III.

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"I am proud of the collaborative effort of our detectives and their diligent work to combat crime throughout Albuqueruqe” said Sheriff Manuel Gonzales III

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“We continue to work closely with the community to hold repeat offenders accountable,” said Sheriff Manuel Gonzales III.

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“BCSO remains focused on combating gun violence and repeat offenders,” said Sheriff Manual Gonzales III.

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“Our biggest priority is protecting children.” said Sheriff Manuel Gonzales III

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“We are committed to collaborating with community members and stakeholders to maintain a partnership in a joint problem solving effort,” said Sheriff Manuel Gonzales III

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IDP released a Facebook page which keeps the community informed and provides educational material regarding dumping. We look forward to this continued partnership with IDP and other local agencies.

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“I’m grateful to BCSO deputies and detectives for solving this violent crime against an innocent woman in our community,” said Sheriff Manuel Gonzales III

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“We are committed to making Albuquerque a safer place to live by targeting the most violent offenders,” said Sheriff Manuel Gonzales III.

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“I am warning residents to remain diligent and never give their financial information over the phone to callers, no matter the threats..." said Sheriff Manuel Gonzales III

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“For all of the families in the City of Albuquerque who are exposed to the crime crisis, we will continue to arrest repeat offenders. I’m thankful to our BCSO Deputies who continue to go above and beyond to help combat violent crime,” said Sheriff Manuel Gonzales III. “We will continue to attack the most violent, gun-related crimes within the City of Albuquerque to keep our children, families and businesses safe.”

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"Protecting our children is one of BCSO's priorities." said Sheriff Manuel Gonzales III. "I am grateful to our deputies for their swift and effective action today."

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“You can run, but you cannot hide from BCSO and our expansive federal law enforcement partners, even on the other side of the country,” said Sheriff Manuel Gonzales III.

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“The Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office is committed along with our federal law enforcement partners to remove career criminals from the streets and combat Albuquerque’s out-of-control crime crisis,“We will use all means necessary to pursue and prosecute these violent career criminals in federal court who endanger our children, families and businesses.”

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Heather Woods charged with leaving the scene of a crash resulting in death and careless driving.

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Sheriff’s Department was awarded $208,000 to alleviate some of the costs associated with the community outreach program.

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“Our deputies always strive to give victims who would otherwise have no voice, a voice, and to protect our children, families, and businesses,” said Sheriff Manuel Gonzales III. “

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Photos released

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a fugitive wanted in connection to 38 violent home invasion robberies.

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We're asking for the public’s help in locating a vehicle that was involved in a fatal hit and run crash.

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The Oldest Deputy Ever in Bernalillo County Celebrates with a Social Distancing Parade

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“We remain laser-focused on combating Albuquerque’s crime crisis by targeting the violent offenders, property thieves, and career criminals roaming the streets of Albuquerque seeking to prey on our children, families and businesses during this time of national crisis,” said Sheriff Gonzales.

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Sheriff Manual Gonzales III has asked for a temporary stay on court ordered evictions in Bernalillo County.

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Albuquerque, NM - Today, Sheriff Manuel Gonzales III announced the Sheriff’s Office will partnering with local businesses, nonprofits, and social services to help fulfill some of the basic needs of those who are unable to access the items or services that they require

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We encourage you to be civil during this time while shopping and out in public.

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“We at The Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office are closely and continuously monitoring the outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

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This year’s event was a huge success – raising over $70,000 for our 2020 Charity Partners Beds4Kidz and Special Olympics NM - Law Enforcement Torch Run.

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On February 10, 2020 – United States Attorney General William P. Barr appointed Sheriff Manuel Gonzales III to chair the Mental Illness Working Group, a subcommittee of the Presidential Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice.

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The Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office Gang Recognition and Intelligence Patrol Unit has conducted three operations throughout Albuquerque so far this year, with assistance from the Community Action Team and Bike Unit.

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At approximately 3:25am this morning, a vehicle was observed driving in a reckless manner and at a high rate of speed in the area of Bridge Blvd and Atrisco Drive.

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The Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office conducted two proactive operations this last week. One operation was conducted on Thursday, January 23, 2020, and was in conjunction with multiple federal agencies with the area of focus being in southeast Albuquerque.

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Detectives from the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department Safe Child Unit conducted a welfare check of two children at 35 Clayx Ln, Cedar Crest, New Mexico.

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On January 16, 2020, Sheriff Manuel Gonzales III will be welcoming the newest deputy to the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office. Lou Ferrigno, AKA the “Incredible Hulk”, will be deputized at the Albuquerque Convention Center during this year’s Comic Con. During this special ceremony, Lou Ferrigno will also be sworn in as a deputy for Socorro County by Sheriff William Armijo.

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"I want to thank our deputies and social workers for their hard work and commitment to the community they work so diligently to protect. Together, we are working to keep our children, families and businesses safe in Bernalillo County." - Sheriff Manuel Gonzales III

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“This is extreme animal cruelty and will not be tolerated. We know harming animals is a step in harming humans. We will continue to combat the Albuquerque crime crisis and protect our children, families, and businesses.” - Sheriff Manuel Gonzales III

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“This sentencing is the final chapter of justice for the five slain victims, some of whom were innocent children...

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On October 23, 2019 the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office arrested Celso Montano (45), on an arrest warrant for Criminal Sexual Penetration and Kidnapping.

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On October 16, 2019, deputies executed a search warrant at 2827 Blanford Road. The investigation was regarding the welfare of 22 dogs.

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On October 2, 2019, at about 5:00 pm, the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 3000 block of 2nd Street, in reference to a two-vehicle fatal crash.

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This afternoon, Bernalillo County Sheriff Manuel Gonzales III issued the following statement regarding the conviction of former Sergeant David Priemazon:

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Two hundred and fifty-six law enforcement officers graduated today from the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia.

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On September 15, 2019, the Bernalillo County Sheriff's Office seized a kilogram of cocaine and five ounces of marijuana during a traffic stop.

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On September 11, 2019, the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office responded to a robbery call at a restaurant located at 12700 San Rafael Avenue.

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On August 15, 2019, at about 1:00 pm the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office responded to an armed robbery at a store in the 1800 block of Coors Boulevard.

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On August 8, 2019, the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office conducted an operation in downtown Albuquerque.

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On July 27, 2019 at about 10:29 pm, the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call for service in the 100 block of Ortega Road, in reference to a female being held hostage. The calling party advised his roommate, Joseph McDonald (37) had held his girlfriend hostage and bound for several days.

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On July 21, 2019, the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office Gang Recognition and Intelligence Patrol Unit conducted an operation in downtown Albuquerque, with assistance from the Community Action Team.

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On July 11, 2019, at about 11:34 am, the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call for service, in reference to a deceased male located in the North Diversion Channel in the area of 4th Street and Roy Avenue.

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July 14, 2019 - The Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office seized forty pounds of Marijuana during traffic stop. At about 8:10AM, a traffic stop was conducted on eastbound Interstate 40 near mile marker 149.

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On July 8, 2019, at about 8:46 pm, the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call for service in reference to a shooting.

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On July 8, 2019, detectives assigned to the U.S. Marshals Service Task Force arrested Timothy Malek (17).

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Detectives have obtained an arrest warrant for Timothy Malek (17), who is currently outstanding.

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The Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office is committed to the youth of Bernalillo County by teaching the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) curriculum throughout the school year. We have continued our efforts this summer in partnership with the Garza Family McDonald’s.

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On June 28, 2019, the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office welcomed twenty-nine newly sworn deputies to our ranks.

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On June 27, 2019, the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call for service in the 200 block of Quetzal Road, in reference to a shooting.

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On June 26, 2019, the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office seized five pounds of marijuana and a sheet of THC wax during a traffic stop.

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On June 22, 2019, the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office Gang Recognition and Intelligence Patrol Unit and Community Action Team conducted an operation in southeast Albuquerque.

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On May 31, 2019, the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office Gang Recognition and Intelligence Patrol Unit conducted an operation in the North Valley area of Albuquerque.

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On May 5, 2019, at about 12:30 am, deputies were dispatched to the 2600 block of Isleta Blvd, in reference to a possible overdose.

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On May 16, 2019, the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office seized over a thousand marijuana products during a traffic stop.

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On May 8, 2019, at about 8:30 pm, the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call for service in the 500 block of Juan Tomas Road.

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On April 23, 2019 at about 9:00 am, the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop in the area of Interstate 40 near Atrisco Vista Blvd.

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On April 12, 2019 at about 7:45 am, deputies conducted a traffic stop on eastbound Interstate 40 near the Rio Puerco exit.

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On April 5, 2019, at about 11:00 am deputies responded to a call for service near the 1700 block of Bridge Blvd.

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The Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office Student Support Deputies would like to warn our community about a dangerous trend in schools throughout Bernalillo County.

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On March 29, 2019, the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office Gang Recognition and Intelligence Patrol Unit conducted a two-day operation with assistance from the New Mexico State Police, Albuquerque Police Department and Valencia County Sheriff’s Office.

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On March 20, 2019, the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office seized 10.5 pounds of methamphetamine during a traffic stop.

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Through the investigation the victim has been identified as a 15-year-old male juvenile.

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On March 14, 2019 at about 10:00 pm, deputies responded to a call for service in the area of Paa-Ko Golf Drive and New Mexico Highway 14. Deputies

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On February 8, 2019, the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office seized fifteen pounds of marijuana and over a thousand THC products during a traffic stop.

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On February 7, 2019, the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office seized 128 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop.

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On June 10, 2018, 27-year-old Duwin Perez escaped from the Metropolitan Detention Center. Perez utilized false information identifying himself as his cellmate to escape from custody.

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On October 25, 2018 at about 11:30 am, deputies were dispatched to the area of Lagunitas Lane and Lagunitas Road, in reference to an unresponsive male in a nearby ditch.

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