Request #18-817

Search Warrant


February 12, 2018 via email


Albuquerque Police Department


Katie Hall






Point of Contact

Nyvia Barraza

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This correspondence pertains to your public records request dated February 12th, 2018. In which you requested the following:


Original Request:

Hi all,

I’m a journalist with the Statesman, the newspaper in Austin, Texas. I’m hoping you can help me obtain a search warrant that Albuquerque PD issued for 23-year-old Christopher Giles. Giles is accused of driving from Albuquerque to Austin, where he broke into the home of a couple. Austin PD ultimately shot him dead on scene.

It’s my understanding that Albuquerque PD issued a search warrant after Jan. 26 (the date of the home invasion and Giles’ death) and seized two cellphones, a laptop, two tablets and an XBox from Giles’ Albuquerque home.

I didn’t have any luck finding this search warrant through the Clerk’s office, so I was hoping you could either email this search warrant to me or tell me how to go about obtaining it.

Thank you,

Katie Hall

Staff Writer | Austin American-Statesman

o 512.445.3707 m 504.473.8765  


Follow me: @Katie_Statesman



During our search, my unit (APD IPRA) discovered the investigation could be handled by the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court or the Second Judicial District Court.  All other material is also with the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court or the Second Judicial District Court. For your convenience, I have included information to contact the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court and the Second Judicial District Court. The records may be maintained by the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court or the Second Judicial District Court.


Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court

IPRA Website:

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 133                                  
Albuquerque, NM 87103 

Physical Address: 

401 Lomas Blvd. NW 
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Contact Phone Number: 

Customer Service
(505) 841-8151




Second Judicial District Court

IPRA Website:

Phone: 505-841-8400

Downtown Courthouse Location

400 Lomas Blvd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102



To expedite your request, it would be advisable for you to write an additional letter requesting the records to the proper custodian at you earliest convenience. I apologize for an inconvenience you have experienced during this request.



Kind regards,



Office of the APD Records Custodian

Nyvia Barraza

Acting APD Records Custodian/Records Supervisor

400 Roma Avenue NW, Alb., NM 87102

Office (505) 768-2137

Cell (505) 980-4944

February 12, 2018, 3:51pm
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Albuquerque Police Department
February 12, 2018, 3:47pm
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February 12, 2018, 3:47pm