Reward For Bomb Set Off In A Rio Rancho Police Car

For some reason I didn’t write about the bomb that was set off in a Rio Rancho Police car on 30 March 2011. The ATF is now offering $10,000.00 reward for information about the bombing.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., July 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Thomas Brandon, Special Agent in Charge for the Phoenix Field Division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), announced that ATF is offering a $10,000.00 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the bombing of a Rio Rancho Department of Public Safety Police car that occurred sometime between the evening hours of Wednesday, March 30, 2011 and the early morning of March 31, 2011. The bombing took place at the Eagle Ranch Apartments located at 9270 Eagle ranch Road, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Anyone with information about this crime should contact the ATF Albuquerque Field Office at (505) 346-6914. All calls will be kept confidential.
More information about ATF and its programs is available at
Contact: Jakes Gonzales, Resident Agent in Charge
Office: (505) 346-6914

A short video from local news station KRQE on youtube doesn’t tell much, but does show the car which doesn’t seem to have as much damage as I would expect.


House Hunting Week 2

I’m being very careful this time around, not jumping into anything unless I’m very sure it’s what I want. I looked at two house this week.

This house, being a HUD home, was foreclosed on.

  • The interior was pretty dated, probably was built in the 70s.
  • For a HUD home, it isn’t in bad shape but does need work.
  • The house is good size at ~1500 square feet, but the kitchen is smaller than my apartments!
  • The yard is probably a 1/4 acre, but oddly shaped.
  • The landscaping isn’t too bad. Mostly dead grass and no rocks.
  • Asking price is $85,000

Although it seems cheap, it gets bid on. Bids are due on this house by the end of next week. My concern is that I could get outbid by a contractor who can do the fix up work cheap that I can (which is apparently happening with the HUD homes around here). Even though it’s the fixer upper that I’m looking for the kitchen needs more work than I think I’m prepared (or know how to) do. Not to mention the yard is oddly shaped.

This house didn’t have any lot size info on the MLS, only saying it was on a culdesack. To make a long story short, the house was pretty nice inside but the lot was very small.