Albuquerque wellness hotels prioritizing families in need

By Daniel Ward The city of Albuquerque currently has three wellness hotels available for unhoused families or individuals with underlying health problems. Two of the hotels will be discontinued at the end of June due to warmer temperatures, COVID-19 cases going down and vaccinations increasing. One will continue operating for unhoused families with children.  To… Continue reading Albuquerque wellness hotels prioritizing families in need

APD reports drop in property crime, increase in violent crime

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By Ludella Awad / NM News Port  New crime totals for 2020 released by the Albuquerque Police Department found that while violent crime has risen, property crimes have gone down.  “We have more work to do, but this trend is encouraging because we continue to cut property crime,” Interim APD Chief Harold Medina said in… Continue reading APD reports drop in property crime, increase in violent crime

Mayor Keller, APD tout proactive approach to crime fighting

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By Ludella Awad/ NM News Port Mayor Tim Keller and the Albuquerque Police Department (APD) highlighted the success of the Anti-Crime Operation, a crime-fighting initiative introduced last year that combines officers and detectives in multiple bureaus in an attempt to recover guns and make arrests.  The Anti-Crime Operation combines the Field Services Bureau, Special Operations… Continue reading Mayor Keller, APD tout proactive approach to crime fighting

APD expands use of social media to track illegal drug activity 

Social media platforms such as Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, and Tik Tok are being used for illegal drug transactions, selling guns, and other illegal activities. (Photo by Celia Raney / NM News Port)

By Ludella Awad / NM News Port The Albuquerque Police Department (APD) is expanding its monitoring of social media to track illegal drug transactions as part of an initiative to prevent violent crime.  “We have social media being used as a means for dealing drugs,” said Interim Albuquerque Police Chief Harold Medina.  In a press… Continue reading APD expands use of social media to track illegal drug activity 

Albuquerque seeks volunteers to help vaccination effort

By William Jennings / NM News Port The city of Albuquerque is vaccinating against COVID-19 and looking for volunteers from all different backgrounds to help. Volunteers may be responsible for directing people, filling out forms, making copies, and translating information if they are bilingual.  They will not be responsible for giving people the shot. Nick… Continue reading Albuquerque seeks volunteers to help vaccination effort

City narrows selection to three candidates for Albuquerque’s top cop 

By Ludella Awad / NM News Port The city of Albuquerque has narrowed its national search for a new police chief to three candidates after three months gathering community input.  Consultant Herb Crosby along with city leaders have conducted over 40 community input sessions and collected nearly 2,300 responses to an online survey. Since December,… Continue reading City narrows selection to three candidates for Albuquerque’s top cop