Warrant roundup: APD, BCSO target city's 'worst of the worst'
April 26, 2018 10:03 PM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Albuquerque Police Department officers and Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office deputies teamed up Thursday to get the city's most notorious criminals off the streets.
Dozens of deputies and officers joined forces to target the "worst of the worst." BCSO Public Information Officer Felicia Maggard said the operation resulted in 48 arrests 70 felony warrants cleared – 34 felony warrant arrests, eight misdemeanor arrests, six felony arrests on new charges, and four recovered stolen vehicles.
The agencies have collaborated like this before, but not to this magnitude.
"Obviously we know from their behavior and their history they’re going to run so that’s why we’re expecting it to be very busy," Sheriff Manuel Gonzales said.
Gonzales said there are 65,000 outstanding warrants in Bernalillo County, and 5,000 are violent felonies. Maggard said most of those arrested Thursday had multiple outstanding warrants.
"We’re finding that it's just a small portion of the criminal element are doing these same crimes over and over and over," BCSO Sgt. Brad Cooksey said.
Updated: April 26, 2018 10:03 PM
Created: April 26, 2018 05:44 PM
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