Monthly Archives: October 2016

ATF: Investigating gun thefts in Carolinas a priority after recent uptick


The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is prioritizing their investigations into recent gun thefts in the Carolinas.

Gun stores and pawn shops have been broken into in Charlotte, Concord and Mount Holly in just the past few weeks.

There have been seven gun burglaries and two gun robberies from licensed firearm dealers in the Charlotte metro area in just the last month according to Gerod King, Public Information Officer with the ATF Charlotte Field Division.

King considered the incidents a ‘spike’ in gun thefts, and said investigators can’t explain why it’s happening now.

“We have not seen a specific reason why this is transpiring, but we know it is a current crime trend and it is a priority for ATF and our investigative partners,” said King.

He said that investigators believe some of the cases may be

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New Mexico’s Most Wanted Adds New Violent Offender

Albuquerque, NM

The United States Marshal Service in
New Mexico added Ruiz, Margarito to the United States Marshals Service
District of New Mexico “New Mexico’s Most Wanted Program.” Ruiz is
wanted by ATF and the United States Marshal Service for Felon in
Possession of a Firearm and Distribution of Methamphetamine.

has prior convicts for Assault/Battery and Burglary. Ruiz has been a
fugitive from justice since June of 2016. Ruiz is believed to be armed
and dangerous and in the area of Albuquerque, NM.

If you receive any information
regarding the above named individual, please contact the United States
Marshals Service for the District of New Mexico (505)

or (575) 527-6850/Las Cruces

Ruiz is considered armed and extremely
dangerous and should be reported to authorities immediately.

Additional information
about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at



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