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 http://www.atf.gov.
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.

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Another Bear Sighting In Rio Rancho

A bear was sighted near North Hills in Rio Rancho. So far I find no reports that it was found.

A black bear weighing 90 to 100 pounds was spotted this morning around 8 a.m. near Unser and Cherry Road and was last seen heading in a northwesterly direction around 8:30 this morning heading in the direction of Colinas del Norte Elementary School on 23rd Avenue, Rio Rancho Department of Public Safety spokesman John Francis tells us.

I’m sure it was heading toward the school to eat the children. Isn’t that what bears do?

Bomb Threats In Albuquerque

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.