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

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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. The suspect handed a customer service clerk a note saying he had a gun and demanded money. Contact Detective M. Shook at mshook@cabq.gov, Crime Stoppers at (505) 843-7867, or submit a tip online with any relevant information. (KRQE News 13)
  2. Yesterday, the trial began for Donald Duquette of Albuquerque, the 2019 Big-I murder suspect 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 struck Diaz in the head. (KRQE News 13)
  3. According to City Councilor Tammy Fiebelkorn, in the last couple of months, there has been an influx of exotic animals and illegal pets, including alligators and tigers, into Albuquerque. Albuquerque Police Department 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 Police Department mobile app is launching soon! The community can submit tips and receive police updates through the app. (KRQE News 13)
  • U.S. Sen. Ben Ray Luján 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 at the link. (Albuquerque Patch)

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You’re officially in the loop for today! I’ll see you around.

Michelle Paul

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