The Albuquerque Police make it to Fail Blog.
Victoria Chavez anbd Michelle Gina Valdez were identified as 2 of 13 bodies found at KB Home’s housing development on Albuquerque’s Amole mesa on the west side of town near 118th and Dennis Chavez SW. Police think that one person buried the bodies between 2001 and 2005.
The problem, as The New Mexico Independant points out, the police are treating this as if these are cold cases and the person who did it isn’t currently active. Yes, the two bodies that were identified had criminal pasts. That does not mean all of the bodies were those of criminals? What if there’s still a serial killer on the loose?
Does anyone else feel like we’re being told: Yes, we are still pulling bones from the ground but these people were drug users, prostitutes and transients (and not coincidentally, apparently all women) so… all you normal people out there in ABQ, sitting on the couch watching this on the news, you have nothing to worry about.
Jeremy Jojola, a reporter for Channel 4 KOB, has set up a blog called Mesa Mystery to track the largest crime sceen in Albuquerque’s history.
When the crime scene is gone the housing construction will continue. There are no state laws that the real estate agent or developer has to reveal the site was the location of a murder. Will people remember and still buy houses there?
The Albuquerque Police have set up a tip line at 1-877-SOLV-APD (1-877-765-8273)
A suspicious device was found at a Rail Runner train stop in Albuquerque.
Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Lt. Duncan Sanchez said the device consisted of two white cylinders attached to a base with protruding wires. The Albuquerque police bomb squad used a robot to disable the device… Authorities declined to say what the device was.
Uh… yeah, I would call that suspicious. It was plugged into a outlet at the train station. Does this mean that power outlets will be banned next?
I’m really interested to hear what this thing is.
There’s been quite a few bomb threats around town lately.
- 08/31/07 – I believe there have been several of these bank related bomb threats.
Police are searching for a white male, about 6-foot-2, 180 pounds, who touched off the bomb scare shortly after 4 p.m. The suspect walked into a doctor’s office on Juan Tabo, strapped “suspicious devices” onto a doctor and the doctor’s assistant, then marched the two into the bank, Albuquerque police spokeswoman Trish Hoffman said.
- 09/07/07 – Rio Rancho High School.
Rio Rancho Department of Public Safety Spokesman John Francis said the bomb threat was called in to Rio Rancho’s 911 emergency line at about 7:40 a.m.
- 09/09/07 –
A bomb threat called into the Sandia Peak tram closed business for about an hour on Saturday as authorities searched the restaurant located at the bottom of the mountain for explosives. After an investigation of the building, no explosives were found. However, authorities now have the phone number used to make the bomb threat because the Tram had caller ID.
The APS Police (they call them police not security?) had a sick out today because they APS policy committee recommended that they not get to carry around guns. So, they all felt that Albuquerque school children would be much safer if the people who are suppose to protect them were all home sick, or if they had guns.
Update: Here’s a post on Duke City Fix from Johnny Mango on this subject.
Albuquerque police say the unidentified man was walking the dog when it attacked him. Police say the man was seriously injured in the groin area.
Susie Rayos Marmon Elementary School, where this happened, is about 1000 feet from my house. Apparently the dog took the mans parts with him. I also heard that the guy was drunk but it’s just hearsay at this point. As far as I know they haven’t found the dog. I will be wearing a cup prior to leaving the house today.
[Update 8/31/04] It’s gets stranger. According to the news tonight (in which they showed our house for 2 seconds) the man was found naked and the dog was “abused”. The dog is still at large.