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APD Arrest Alert: Auto Theft Bait Cars

 

APD Arrest Alert: Auto Theft Bait Cars

Friday, 3/18/22

ALBUQUERQUE – On 3/17/2022 Auto theft detectives received a bait car activation. The city vehicle was deployed near Jane and Candelaria NE, where an unknown male subject entered and stole the vehicle. The male drove to a motel near Dorato and Central where he picked up a passenger. FH FSB grave officers responded to the area and attempted a traffic stop as the vehicle ignition was disabled. The driver identified as Lorenzo Diaz 3/28/96 jumped out of the moving vehicle and attempted to flee. Lorenzo was placed under arrest for Unlawful taking of a motor vehicle. The passenger was not located on scene.

 

On 3/18/2022 at 0630 hours Auto Theft detectives received a bait car activation. The city owned vehicle was deployed near Broadway and Candelaria NE, where an unknown male subject entered and stole the vehicle. The driver picked up a male passenger and drove to the Southwest area command. Valley day shift FSB, Air5, and GVST (Street team) responded to assist detectives. The vehicle stopped at a residence at 3404 Jamesway Dr SW and the passenger exited on foot entering a residence. The driver identified as Daniel Pacheco 6/27/90 parked the bait car in the yard of the property. Officers and detectives formulated a plan to contact Daniel after watching Daniel use meth and begin to be on the nod. The vehicle ignition was disabled and officers placed Daniel under arrest for Unlawful taking of a motor vehicle.

 

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