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.

Cows And Guns In Rio Rancho

Back in October, the local news station KRQE recently two stories about Rio Rancho. I like living in Rio Rancho, I like being on the edge of civilization and I will deal with the occasional scorpion, dust storm. Or cows.

When I moved here 15 years ago I used to drive around in the desert that is now Northern Meadows. There were cows then just like there are cows now.

Residents in Rio Rancho’s North Meadows say they don’t know what to do with a growing problem. A cattle herd has been traveling from the west ends of the city limits into neighborhoods causing car crashes and eating gardens at some homes.

Another thing I did when I moved here was to go out and shot guns at the end of Southern Blvd. Then there wasn’t a house in site but now that the area has developed, people, not me, are still out there shooting.

That’s because Sara–who asked News 13 not to use her real name because she fears retaliation–lives in an area that is a popular but illegal shooting range. She said she often hears nonstop gunfire, especially on weekends, from people shooting weapons in the desert near her home at the far west end of Southern Boulevard near 38th Street.

Having people guns near and at your house makes having a cow problem not so bad.