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Prolific Auto Theft Offender arrested with homicide suspect following SWAT Activation

The Albuquerque Police Department’s Auto Theft Unit arrested Christopher Campos, 33, on five felony warrants.

Thurs. Nov. 17, 2022

ALBUQUERQUE – The Albuquerque Police Department’s Auto Theft Unit arrested Christopher Campos, 33, on five felony warrants. Campos was with murder suspect Anjanette Martinez on Wednesday when APD’s SWAT team detained the pair in the Barelas neighborhood.

Campos is on APD’s Top 25 Repeat Offender List and was taken into custody following a SWAT activation on the evening of November 16.

Campos was a suspect to a larger investigation regarding white collar crimes and fraudulently obtaining motor vehicles. It was also known to detectives Campos was dating Anjanette Martinez who was a suspect of a homicide investigation and she had an active felony warrant for her arrest. Martinez was arrested on the homicide charge following the SWAT call.

On November 16, Detectives located Campos in possession of a black GTR with a female passenger. With the assistance of air support, the vehicle was followed to the Gen X business located at San Pedro and Zuni.   Several detectives responded to the area to assist with the apprehension.

Detectives were able to positively identify Anjanette Martinez as the passenger of the vehicle. Auto theft detectives contacted the dealership of the GTR, a motor vehicle dealership in Texas, and confirmed the vehicle was fraudulently obtained by Campos using the same victim information from other known cases.

APD’s Air Support relaunched and assisted with hours of surveillance. Campos and Martinez drove to 704 Pacific S.W. where they entered an apartment. Detectives set up a barricade plan which turned into a SWAT activation. Martinez exited the residence and was arrested for her outstanding warrant, and Campos exited and was arrested for 6 felony warrants.

Auto Theft Detectives conducted a two-month investigation into Campos, closing 7 cases, 6 stolen vehicles, and arrested two known associates, Martinez, and Patrick Fouser.