ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A local police department initiated multiple traffic stops this week. The stops were a part of two traffic operations.

The Albuquerque Police Department (APD) traffic unit was busy Wednesday with two separate traffic operations.

One operation was conducted near I-40 and 98th Street. It resulted in 40 stops and 85 citations. The other stopped vehicles near Wyoming and Central. This resulted in 26 stops and 72 citations.

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During the Wyoming and Central operation, a vehicle fled from officers. Air support assisted in locating the vehicle, where stolen tools and a firearm were recovered. Police said the suspect fled before an arrest could be made.