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APD conducts Central Corridor Operation

Central Op
October 06, 2023

ALBUQUERQUE – The Albuquerque Police Department conducted a department-wide operation to proactively tackle crime in the Central Ave. corridor, resulting in 89 arrests and over 930 citations.

APD’s field officers from five area commands, the traffic unit, horse mounted unit, and tactical section of the Special Operations Division worked together to proactively patrol the entire stretch of the Central corridor within City limits. The Albuquerque Community Safety and Solid Wastes departments were also involved in the operation in an effort to provide resources to unsheltered individuals and clean up illegal encampments. 

“Our officers are making arrests every single day and the department is focusing our resources on proactively addressing these issues, but we need the entire system to help us either keep dangerous criminals in jail or get folks the resources they need so they can get out of the cycle of crime,” said Chief Harold Medina.

During proactive patrols, officers identified an incident or reason for enforcement action 362 times. This includes drug use, trespassing, or other illegal activity when an officer is present. The operation also resulted in the following:

  • Felony arrests: 26
  • Felony warrants: 31
  • arrests: 18
  • warrants: 10
  • Criminal trespass: 19
  • Traffic citation: 933
  • DWI: 4
  • Stolen vehicles recovered: 1
  • Encampment referrals: 16

The Central Corridor operation is one of several, ongoing operations being conducted by the Albuquerque Police Department to address hot spots for crime and issues that occur most frequently in our city. Other operations include retail crime and clearing warrants.