Published: 1:51 pm, Wed. Aug. 15th, 2018Updated: 1:49 pm
An Artesia man was arrested Tuesday on multiple charges stemming from burglaries that occurred last week.
Artesia Police Department officers were dispatched just before noon Aug. 9 to the 1200 block of West Missouri Avenue in reference to a report of vehicle and residential burglary.
Officers spoke with the victim and a witness who had seen a known male individual entering and taking items from both the victim’s vehicle and residence.
From the vehicle, four tire rims valued at $800, a Plexiglass window valued at $30, a radio valued at $75, and the radio dash surround, valued at $150, had been taken.
The victim also showed police a broken door jamb on her residence and two broken panes on a louvered window. Taken from the home were a TV converter box valued at $30, a microwave valued at $40, a window air-conditioning unit valued at $300, and miscellaneous clothing valued at $2,500.
The perpetrator, identified as Rodney Almanza, 49, of Artesia, was subsequently arrested Tuesday evening and charged with injuring or tampering with a motor vehicle; forcible burglary of a vehicle, a fourth-degree felony; larceny from a vehicle ($500-$2,500), a fourth-degree felony); criminal damage to property of a household member (under $1,000); forcible residential burglary, a third-degree felony; larceny from a building ($2,500-$20,000), a third-degree felony; and criminal damage to property (under $1,000).
He has been scheduled for a 10:30 a.m. preliminary investigation Sept. 12 before Judge Daniel Reyes Jr. in Artesia Magistrate Court.