Las Cruces police arrested a man suspected of breaking into Sportsman’s Warehouse and a vehicle parked nearby Monday evening.
Armando Almaraz, 25, is charged with two counts of breaking and entering, two counts of criminal damage to property, one count of auto burglary, and one count of resisting, evading, or obstructing an officer.
About 10 p.m. Monday, Sept. 7, Las Cruces police were dispatched to 2100 Summit Ct. after the owner of a Chevrolet Cobalt discovered someone inside his vehicle. The vehicle’s windows were broken and property from inside the car was removed. The owner and suspect exchanged words before the suspect fled from the area.
Officers arrived and located the suspect, identified as Almaraz, a short distance away. Almaraz initially resisted arrested but was taken into custody once a second officer arrived on the scene.
While investigating the auto burglary, officers learned that the front doors to Sportsman’s Warehouse, located at 2230 N. Telshor Blvd., were wide open and the business had been burglarized. Almaraz acknowledged to investigators his involvement in burglarizing the vehicle and Sportsman’s Warehouse.
Almaraz was booked into the Dona Ana County Detention Center where he is initially being held without bond.