ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - Despite numerous warnings fire officials say they received calls from across the city of people popping illegal fireworks.
One particular case was made especially easy for cops after the suspect tossed fireworks at a patrol car.
Christopher Brown is facing some serious charges after he threw a lit firework out of his truck window Thursday night – it landed on the hood of a police car. According to a criminal complaint Brown told officers that he was trying to hit a bicyclist, not the cop.
Another man was also arrested Thursday after he was allegedly busted lighting a large shell-type rocket in northeast Albuquerque.
When officers tried to question Jaramillo he ran off – but police caught up with him at his apartment. He told officers he ran away so he could hide some shells he had with him.
AFD says due to the number of calls they received it was obvious not everyone was following their many warnings.
Bad news continues to surface at an Alamogordo mobile home park already plagued with problems.
A winter storm warning has been issued for Albuquerque and surrounding areas through 11 p.m. Thursday.
Dean Staley and Mark Ronchetti with your evening headlines and forecast.
Police responded to a northeast Albuquerque neighborhood where a man believed to be armed was involved in a tense standoff with police.
There was some good news Wednesday. Bernalillo County Sheriff's Deputy Robin Hopkins has started walking again.
Schemers behind fake sweepstakes are accessing personal information and using the legitimacy of well-known names like the Better Business Bureau and the Internal Revenue Service to swindle unsuspecting players out of thousands of dollars.