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APD makes 1,000th arrest in 22nd Anti-Crime Operation

Total Operation Results, 1,023 arrests, 143 guns seized, and 128 stolen vehicles recovered.

Feb. 18, 2021

APD completed its 22nd city-wide Anti-Crime Operation and hit a milestone in making the 1,000th arrest since the operations began in August.  The operation resulted in the arrest of an additional 48 offenders, bringing the total number of individuals arrested to 1,023.

The Anti-Crime Operation was conducted February 8, 2021, through February 12, 2021. Officers and detectives from the Field Services Bureau, Investigative Bureau and Special Operations Bureau were all involved in this initiative. Over the last six months, not only did officers and detectives make more than 1,000 arrests, but 143 guns were seized and 128 stolen vehicles have been recovered.

“Since starting our Anti-Crime operations, we have successfully taken repeat, at times violent offenders into custody and dangerous weapons out of their hands,” said Interim Chief Harold Medina. “Not only are we bringing these individuals to justice, but we are seeing the positive effects on our overall crime.”

The recovery of guns since the induction of the crime operations has also grown exponentially. In 2019, APD recovered 1,769 firearms. In 2020, the department recovered 2,148 with a significant uptick in the fall when the Anti-Crime operations began.

During 2020, most other major cities saw exponential increases in violent crime to include homicides and aggravated assaults. The Anti-Crime initiative clearly has made an impact on crime in Albuquerque recovering more violent weapons than in years past and arresting repeat offenders. 

Results of 22nd Anti-Crime Operation:

  • Felony Warrants Cleared: 31
  • New Felony Arrests: 25
  • Misdemeanor Warrants Cleared: 12 
  • New Misdemeanor Arrests: 5
  • Misdemeanor Citations: 2
  • Moving Citations: 270
  • Stolen Vehicles Recovered: 4 
  • Firearms Recovered: 7