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Repeat Offender Causes SWAT Call

Christopher Heh was arrested for Commercial Burglary and Criminal Damage.

Christopher Heh, 31, was arrested and charged with Commercial Burglary and Criminal Damage, both felony charges.  Heh was just released from jail earlier this month for unlawful taking of a motor vehicle and has 11 past arrested just in 2016. 

Around 1:20 a.m., police received a call of a male subject who was damaging windows at 3501 San Mateo Blvd with rocks and could be heard yelling at the business.  Officers arrived and located the male, later identified as Heh and gave him commands as he was climbing on top of the roof of the business.  Heh refused to listen to officers commands and contiued with his actions of damaging the business.  Officers continued to try and speak with him to get him down safely and during this time, officers observed he was behaving as if he was under the influence of a intoxicating substance.  Eventually Heh came off the roof and ran to a camper trailer located inside the yard of the business.  Officers gave Heh several opportunities to come out on his own which Heh refused to do. 

Due to Heh's actions this call was deemed a SWAT Call.  The Crisis Negotiation Team was able to speak with Heh and gave him commands to follow and several opportunities to surrender.  Heh refused to cooperate and told officers he was going to shoot officers and kill anyone in the area.  Due to this threat officers expanded the perimeter due to the unknown actions Heh may take towards officers or citizens in the area. 

SWAT Officers were eventually able to take Heh into custody without incident, peacefully and safely. 

All officers on this call did an outstanding job handling the situation and were able to resolved it peacefully, safely and professionally.  The Albuquerque Police want to thank the community for their patience while this situation was resolved.