SFPD praises ‘vigilant citizen’ for burglary arrest

Posted: January 12, 2012 in Uncategorized
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Juan Frank Nieto, 24. (Booking mug courtesy Santa Fe County jail)

This from the Santa Fe Police Department’s Public Information Office on Thursday morning about a Wednesday arrest:

Vigilant citizen observes burglar leave neighbor’s home and follows burglary suspect. Citizen called police while following the thief giving dispatchers up-to-date location information of the suspect’s whereabouts. Juan Frank Nieto was arrested for burglary and police have tied him to other burglaries in the area! Thank you concerned and vigilant neighbor!

We’ll have much more of the specifics on The New Mexican website later today. I believe reporter Phaedra Haywood is on the assignment for this one.

According to the Santa Fe County jail website, Nieto was booked in the facility at 8:01 p.m. Wednesday on the following charges: two counts of burglary and one count each of receiving stolen property, criminal damage to property and possession of drug paraphernalia. He is also being held on a probation violation charge.


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