ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - The Metropolitan Detention Center has a new director Wednesday morning.
Ramon Rustin has been a warden in Pennsylvania for the past six years. He has spent the last two days meeting staff and plans to take the next few weeks to assess the problems the jail is facing.
"Nothing is off the table," said Rustin. "I will, just as I did at my previous facility, implement change."
MDC has had its share of scandals, including the arrest of the head of the Community-Custody Program -- Vincent Peele.
The new chief said he believes a house-arrest program is a good thing for non-violent offenders, but didn't say if he plans to make any changes to CCP.
Rustin said he will work to make sure that inmates and guards remain safe.
Albuquerque police have obtained an arrest warrant for the many investigators say held up a Home Depot store last month.
A Sandoval County sheriff's deputy is in critical condition after being hit by a vehicle while he was directing traffic at an earlier snow-related crash on Interstate 25.
It's been steadily snowing in Albuquerque all morning as the majority of New Mexico feels the effects of the snow and dropping temperatures.
As the first week of December arrived, so did a storm bringing snow, ice and freezing temperatures.
Today’s top weather and news stories with Elizabeth Alvarez, Matt Mauro and meteorologist Kristen Van Dyke.
Meeting 211 goes to the University of New Mexico Lobos. The Lobos and New Mexico State renewed their rivalry on a basketball court Wednesday night with the Lobos winning 79 to 70.