Three teenagers were arrested Monday and charged with burglary according to a statement released by the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office.
One of the two homes the teens burglarized, police say, was the home of the grandparents of 19-year-old Dolores Garcia, one of the three arrested.
The Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office arrest three individuals suspected of breaking into two homes located within Santa Fe County, belonging to one of the suspects’ grandparents.
Dolores Garcia, age 19, her husband Cesar Barba-Villegas, age 18 and Jasbel Gonzales, age 18, were arrested by Sheriff’s Detectives on Monday, March 26, 2012.
The grandparents of Garcia reported two residential burglaries to the Sheriff’s Office, to their homes off of Camino Bajo and Agoyo Po, the week of March 19, 2012.
The grandparents suspected their granddaughter and her husband of the burglaries, and reported “they hang around the wrong crowd”. Monday investigators located the two at their residence on Espinacitas Street. The two were questioned at the Sheriff’s Office and admitted involvement in the burglaries with their friend Jasbel Gonzales.
The trio broke into the homes and stole jewelry valued by the victims at about $16,000. During the interview with Detectives on Monday the suspects said they made about $500.00 by selling the jewelry.
According to the suspects they sold the stolen jewelry to gold shops in Santa Fe and Albuquerque. Detectives are currently investigating if the three are responsible for any other residential burglaries in Santa Fe County.