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🌱 Albuquerque PD Search For Robbery Suspect + Big-I Murder Trial

Hello all. I’m back in your inbox this morning with the most important things happening these days in Albuquerque.

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  • wednesday: Mostly sunny and cold. High: 38 Low: 19.
  • Thursday: Plenty of sunshine, but cold. High: 36 Low: 18.

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Here are the top three stories today in Albuquerque:

  1. Albuquerque Police released photos of a robbery suspect and are asking the public to help identify the man who robbed an Albertson’s, located on Lomas and Juan Tabo, on Dec. 8. Contact Detective M. Shook at [email protected], Crime Stoppers at (505) 843-7867, or submit a tip online at p3tips.com/531 with any relevant information. (KRQE News 13)
  2. Yesterday, Jan 24, the trial began for Donald Duquette of Albuquerque, the 2019 Big-I murder suspect who is facing life in prison. According to police, the murder of Jose Diaz was a meth-fueled crime. Prosecutor Lawrence Hansen told the jury that Duquette shot a 45 caliber handgun at Diaz’s pickup truck and one of the bullets stuck Diaz in the head, causing death. (KRQE News 13)
  3. According to City Councilor Tammy Fiebelkorn, the last couple of months there has been an influx of exotic animals and illegal pets, including alligators and tigers, into Albuquerque. APD Chief Harold Medina said the department is investigating, but it is complicated because those who are importing the animals could have narcotic or cartel ties. (KOB 4)

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Today and tomorrow in Albuquerque:

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From my notebook:

  • the new Albuquerque PD new mobile app is launching soon! The community will be able to submit tips and receive police updates through the app. (KRQE News 13)
  • US Sen. Ben Ray LujΓ‘n announced a $275,000 grant to help three Albuquerque Public Schools! The South Valley schools will use the grant to launch a theme-based agriculture STEM K-12 grade pathway. (Press Release Desk)
  • A unique three-bedroom home is for sale on Wellesley Drive for $400,000! Check out the latest homes for sale in the Albuquerque area. (Albuquerque Patch)

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