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New Mexico Crime

Mom Whose Van Full Of Kids Was Shot By Police Breaks Silence

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 09.03.2014 | Crime

The Tennessee woman who was on vacation with her five children, when she became the subject of a wild pursuit that ended with an officer firing upon h...

Alleged Cookie Thief Can't Make $5 Bond

Associated Press | Posted 08.18.2014 | Crime

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — An Albuquerque man charged with stealing cookies can't get out jail. That because a bail bond agent says the $5 bond is too high...

Man Leaves Daughter With Gun To Get Head Tattoo: Cops

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 07.02.2014 | Weird News

Someone wasn't using his head. Albuquerque father John Ruiz has been charged with child endangerment after police say he left his 11-year-old daugh...

Woman Allegedly Hit Mom On Head With Vibrator

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 03.05.2014 | Crime

A New Mexico woman is facing a battery charge after allegedly hitting her mom with a battery-operated vibrator. Cara Claffy, 35, was arrested Sunda...

'If I Knew That There Was Even One Child In That Vehicle'

AP | Posted 01.25.2014 | Crime

TAOS, N.M. (AP) — A fired New Mexico State Police officer says his heart sank when he learned after shooting at a fleeing minivan that there were fi...

Officer Suspended For Shooting At Kid-filled Minivan

AP | RUSSELL CONTRERAS | Posted 12.05.2013 | Crime

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico State Police officer who fired at a minivan full of children during a chaotic traffic stop has been suspende...

WATCH: Police Fire On Minivan Full Of Children

David Lohr | Posted 11.18.2013 | Crime

A Tennessee woman on vacation with her five children led cops on a wild pursuit that ended shortly after an officer fired upon her minivan. Newly r...

Teens Set Home On Fire In 'Midget Porn' Heist: Cops

Posted 09.17.2013 | Weird News

It's the little things that get you... arrested. Sergio Seanez, 18, and a 17-year-old accomplice broke into a mobile home in Chaparral, N.M. last ...

Hammer-Wielding Man In Wheelchair Attacks Boy At Grocery Store: Cops

Posted 06.19.2013 | Weird News

An Albuquerque family was caught off guard at the grocery store Monday when they said a man in a wheelchair randomly smacked their son in the head wit...

Grandma Makes Shocking Discovery During Robbery

Posted 06.19.2013 | Weird News

Don't expect a birthday present from granny this year. Pamela Dearinger thought the man breaking into her home looked familiar, but when she pulled...

Ex-Cop In Court For Allegedly Murdering Wife

AP | SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN | Posted 08.10.2013 | Crime

BERNALILLO, N.M. — Former Albuquerque police officer Levi Chavez tried to commit the perfect murder when he shot his wife in 2007 with his depar...

Woman Who Uses Oxygen Tank Accused Of Drug Trafficking

AP | Posted 07.23.2013 | Weird News

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — An 84-year-old Albuquerque woman who uses an oxygen tank has been indicted for drug trafficking. KRQE-TV reports ( ) that L...

Mom Watches Daughter Get Abducted, Saves Her

AP | RUSSELL CONTRERAS | Posted 07.16.2013 | Crime

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A mother whose 4-year-old was being abducted chased the suspect down and crashed her vehicle into his car, triggering a manh...

Cops Search For Victims Of 'El Dentista,' Alleged Phony Dentist

AP | Posted 04.30.2013 | Weird News

SANTA FE, N.M. -- New Mexico investigators are looking for more victims of an unlicensed tooth doctor found operating as a "mobile dentist" out of a s...

Alleged Church Stabber Feared 'Mason' Conspiracy: Cops

AP | RUSSELL CONTRERAS | Posted 06.30.2013 | Crime

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A man charged with stabbing three people at an Albuquerque Catholic church because he thought a choir leader was a Mason van...

Suspect In Church Stabbing Identified

AP | RUSSELL CONTRERAS | Posted 06.29.2013 | Crime

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Lawrence Capener was shaking hands with his fellow churchgoers at Sunday Mass, exchanging the traditional peace offerings wh...

Mom Charged With Child Abuse After Bobcat Mauls Son

Posted 04.14.2013 | Crime

A New Mexico mother has been charged with child abuse after a bobcat mauled her son at a zoo. Courtney Hutchins, 22, was taken into custody Tuesday...

'Breaking Bad' Script Missing After Break-in On Bryan Cranston's Car

AP | Posted 05.25.2013 | Crime

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A man accused of breaking into "Breaking Bad" actor Bryan Cranston's car late last year and stealing a script for the popula...

Drunk Driver Sues Drinking Buddy And Restaurants For Crash

AP | Posted 03.09.2013 | Crime

SANTA FE, N.M. -- A repeat drunken driver convicted in a crash that killed two teenagers has sued his drinking buddy and two Santa Fe restaurants that...

Man Hit By Car After Allegedly Biting Off Girlfriend's Brother's Finger

Posted 02.28.2013 | Weird News

An Albuquerque man hit by a car was actually running from his girlfriend and her brother after he bit the brother's finger off, police say. Leandro...

Man Allegedly Breaks Into Ex's Apartment, Bites Off Her Toe

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 04.03.2013 | Weird News

Hey, it was just the tip. Shoe salesman Daniel Anaya, 27, is accused of breaking into his ex-girlfriend's Santa Fe apartment and biting off the tip...

Teen Charged With Shooting Family Allegedly Confesses Dark Thoughts To Police

AP | SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN | Posted 03.24.2013 | Crime

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The New Mexico teenager accused of gunning down five family members over the weekend ambushed his father as he returned home...

Teen Charged With Shooting Family Creates 'Horrific Crime Scene'

AP | SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN | Posted 03.23.2013 | Crime

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The New Mexico teenager accused of fatally shooting his parents and three younger siblings told authorities he was annoyed w...

'Billy The Kid' Tombstone Repaired, But Vandals Still On The Loose

AP | Posted 07.06.2012 | Crime

FORT SUMNER, N.M. -- The tombstone of Billy the Kid has been repaired. Officials at the old Fort Sumner Museum say the famous outlaw's 2000-pound tom...

David Lohr

WANTED: Outlaws Who Vandalized Billy The Kid's Tomb

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 06.30.2012 | Crime

Infamous outlaw Billy the Kid has been dead for nearly 131 years, but someone apparently still holds a grudge against the buck-toothed gunslinger. ...