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UPDATE: Police Make Multiple Significant Arrests Over the Weekend

Albuquerque police arrest two violent offenders over Super Bowl weekend.

**UPDATE NOTE: APD originally reported Victoria Pearson was arrested and booked on Harboring charges.  She was arrested on scene however this decision was changed by officers working the case due to a statement she eventually provided after originally refusing to speak to officers. Pearson was released however she is still a person of interest and is still under investigation.  She may be booked at a later time if the evidence needed to arrest her can be obtained.**

While most were preparing with their friends and family over the weekend for Super Bowl LI.  The Albuquerque Police Department field units continued to work hard to keep the city safe and investigate crimes.  Detectives also continued to investigate violent crimes and made two homicide arrests over the weekend and identified another offender. 

Shannon Richard Patchell, 37, was located by officers at 401 Lomas Blvd and arrested for the Murder of Alonzo Dale.  The incident occurred on 06/22/2016 at the Walgreens located at 5201 Central Ave NE.  The investigation determined Dale was stabbed by Patchell and then he fled the area.  Patchell was arrested without incident and is currently at MDC on a $100,000 cash only bond. 

Raymond Ortiz, 27, was arrested this morning in connection to the homicide that occurred over the weekend at 6735 Ivy Pl SW.  Ortiz was wanted for the murder of Tony Morgan and was captured after a SWAT stand-off in Espanola, NM this morning.  State Police and APD SWAT worked together to get Ortiz into custody without incident from a room located at a Motel 6.  Oritz will be booked into Santa Fe County Jail on his arrest warrant for the murder charge.  Victoria Pearson, 28, was also located inside the room with Ortiz and was arrested and charged for harboring Ortiz. 

Jorge Correa-Reyes has been identified as the suspect who shot and murdered Geovanis Garcia at 5915 Gibson Blvd SE.  Correa-Reyes is still outstanding and officers need anyone with information on his whereabouts to contact CrimeStoppers at 505-843-STOP.  He is considered armed and dangerous.

Detectives, SWAT and CNT officers did an outstanding job at locating and getting both the two violent offenders into custody over the weekend. Through their hard work and dedication they were also able to identify a third homicide offender and will be actively looking for him.