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A HUGE THANK YOU to all the volunteers who helped make the Annual Gang Conference a success!!!!!! This Conference could not have been done without you.


The New Mexico Gang Task Force would like to recognize the following individuals from the New Mexico Department of Public Safety who assisted in making the 16th Annual New Mexico Gang Conference and Community Forum a success. Thank you!

Deputy Cabinet Secretary, Pat Mooney
Public Information Rep., Tony Lynn
ASD Director, Kathy Griego
Admin. Assistant, Antonette Sandoval
Grants Manager, Jacob Weathers
Grants Assistant, RJ Porras
IB Administrator, Debie Trujillo
Bureau Chief, Frances Dunaway


Police: Rival Gangs Involved in Murder
By Bill Rodgers Journal Northern Bureau
Albuquerque Journal
January 4, 2013

Police: Rival Gangs Involved in Murder
Probe Asks Why Victim Out of Jail

SANTA FE — Two Norteño gang members tried to interrogate a rival gang member over a burglary and ultimately drove him to a dirt lot outside Española, where he was killed with a .22 caliber rifle, according to an arrest warrant affidavit.
And law enforcement officials are still trying to figure out why the victim, Marco Bequett, 20, of Alcalde was on the streets when he should have been in detention.
The affidavit, written by Rio Arriba County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Matthew Vigil, outlines actions alleged to have led to the murder, beginning with a stolen PlayStation.
According to the document, Norteño gangsters Eric Rodriguez and Jeremy Lopez tried to shake Sureño gang member Bequett down in an Española low-income housing complex on Dec. 30. A PlayStation video game system had been stolen earlier from the apartment of a woman Lopez knows, and Bequett was a suspect.
As the two took turns beating Bequett and threatening him with a .22 caliber rifle, Bequett admitted taking the video game system, but refused to reveal who he sold it to.
Lopez, 17, told deputies he never pointed the gun at Bequett but Rodriguez, 21, did, the affidavit states. Lopez added that at one point Rodriguez hit Bequett in the head with the rifle.
Lopez told deputies Rodriguez ultimately said “let’s go for a ride.”
The three got into a white Lincoln car, in which deputies would later find a smear of blood.
Lopez told deputies he sat in the back seat to keep an eye on Bequett as Rodriguez drove them to La Mesilla and pulled into the lot off N.M. 399.
Lopez said he stayed in the vehicle but he could hear Bequett and Rodriguez talking outside as Rodriguez pointed the rifle at Bequett.
Bequett asked if Rodriguez was going to shoot him.
Rodriguez responded: “I don’t want to, but you will come after my family.” Lopez said he saw Rodriguez shoot Bequett, then he looked down as the shots continued.
Law enforcement would find Bequett’s body near the Black Mesa Golf Club the following morning. He had a tattoo of his last name on his chest. Using this, authorities located Bequett’s family, who identified the body.
Lopez and Rodriguez face a number of felony charges in the case, including an open count of murder and kidnapping. They are both being held on $500,000 cash-only arrest warrants.
Meanwhile, officials with the Santa Fe Department of Public Safety are trying to find out how Bequett was released a year early from state custody. He was supposed to be returned to the Youth Diagnostic and Development Center in Albuquerque, where he was serving a two-year commitment, if he was released from the Santa Fe County jail for any reason.

Fight over a Playstation may have lead to murder in Rio Arriba County

Fight over a Playstation may have lead to murder in Rio Arriba County

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Wishing you many blessings during 2013!

Wishing you many blessings during 2013!

Merry Christmas from the New Mexico Gang Task Force!

Merry Christmas from the New Mexico Gang Task Force!

Youth Seminar and Family Day (CNMCF)

Youth Seminar and Family Day (CNMCF)


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The NMGTF is planning for our upcoming youth prevention seminar and we are looking for donations to include: hamburgers/hotdogs/chips/cokes/cookies, inflatable jumpers, t-shirts, rock climbing wall, etc. We realize that these are big requests but putting our resources towards a cause to positively impact at-risk youth is definitely worthwhile. If you have any contacts or can make any recommendations, please let us know. Thanks in advance for your assistance!


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