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APD Holiday Operation Nabs Multiple Thieves and Scumbags

By: ABQRAW staff

Posted: 12/8/2022 @ 5:30PM



APD have released stats related to a recent operation:


Holiday Operations at Uptown and Cottonwood Result in Arrests and Recovered Stolen Merchandise


ALBUQUERQUE – Since Black Friday, Officers from the Northwest and Northeast Area Commands have worked in conjunction with the Organized Crime Unit on multiple holiday operations to combat retail crime across the city.


Among the units assisting, NE and NW PRT officers, Auto Theft Unit, and NE Bike Units. The operations resulted in 33 arrests, some of which were felony repeat offenders, several individuals were issued summons, and multiple criminal trespassing notifications were issued. The teams also recovered at least $10,400 in stolen merchandise and returned those items to the businesses.


This Organized Retail Crime Initiative continues to provide positive relationships between law enforcement and the Retail Asset Protection community. Along with numerous felony arrests, recent investigations into retail crime that remain ongoing, have yielded information regarding the narcotics trade, stolen motor vehicles and human trafficking.


Below are the individuals who were either arrested or cited:


Black Friday

  • Asael Saenz - arrested for misdemeanor shoplifting

  • Hiliario Archuleta - arrested for felony shoplifting, conspiracy, felony warrants, misdemeanor warrant

  • Lee Tobler - arrested for felony shoplifting, conspiracy, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia

  • Dominick Chory – arrested for felony shoplifting, felony warrant, resisting/evading police, and concealing identity

  • Jerrill Jim - arrested for felony shoplifting, conspiracy, and a felony shoplifting warrant

  • Gilbert Zuni - arrested for felony shoplifting, conspiracy, possession of a controlled substance, and a misdemeanor shoplifting warrant


November 26th

  • Andrew Bennett- Arrested for Felony Shoplifting, $1,000 in stolen merchandise recovered

  • James Dorrty - Felony Warrant

  • Gracy Tenorio - Misdemeanor Warrant

  • Zainalabidin Al-Zubidi - Felony Warrant and 1 possession of a controlled substance

  • $800 in stolen merchandise recovered / dropped inside by Dorrty, Tenorio, and Zainalabidin


November 28th

  • Jessica Hill: repeat offender arrested for felony shoplifting ($723.39) and possession of a controlled substance (fentanyl)

  • Sheri Gibson- arrested for possession of a controlled substance (fentanyl) and drug paraphernalia

  • April Trujillo – arrested for possession of a controlled substance (fentanyl)

  • John Briscoe - arrested for possession of a controlled substance (fentanyl and meth), felony warrant, and misdemeanor warrant

  • Joseph Abeita – arrested for 2 felony warrants and 1 misdemeanor warrant

  • Jonathan Parker - arrested for trafficking a controlled substance


November 29th

  • Auto Theft Operation: Recovered 2 stolen vehicles, 3 people detained for Receiving Transferring Stolen Vehicles


November 30th

  • Eleazor Perez – Recovered $1,850 of stolen merchandise.

  • Mark Williams - Arrested for felony warrant and possession of a controlled substance x2.

  • Antoinette Maestas- $106.66 recovered in stolen merchandise.

  • 8 criminal trespass notifications were issued

  • 5 traffic citations and a towed vehicle


December 1

  • Christopher Hampton - arrested for felony shoplifting ($900.00)

  • Joseph Pfeifer - repeat offender arrested for misdemeanor shoplifting, 2 felony warrants, and 3 misdemeanor warrants

  • 3 Criminal Trespassing Citations issued and 3 suspects identified in previous felony shoplifting offenses at Kohl’s


December 2

  • John Jones – Misdemeanor Shoplifting and Felony Warrant for Felon in Possession

  • Jared Lopez- 3 Felony Warrants

  • Conrad Rotruck - PCS (fentanyl), criminal trespass, resisting/ evading

  • Michael Utzler - PCS (meth), shoplifting ($250 or less)

  • Felipe Torres - 2 Felony warrants, 1 Misdemeanor warrant

  • Tasmine Moser - Charges: Felony Shoplifting ($1,730.57)

December 7

  • Jamiesha Hampton - PCS (meth), PCS (fentanyl), misdemeanor shoplifting, Misdemeanor shoplifting warrant

  • Archie Romero - Trafficking Controlled Substance, PCS (fentanyl)

  • Princeton Crank - Misdemeanor shoplifting (less than $200), Resist/ Evade- Summons

  • Christopher Faris - PCS (fentanyl), Drug Paraphernalia

  • Malcom Miller - Urinating in public (at Transit Center)

  • Dylan Vance - Cited for trespassing in an arroyo

  • Andrew Falcon - Cited for urinating in public

  • Eduardo Orellana - Shoplifting warrant, misdemeanor shoplifting ($320.82), Resisting/ evading, PCS (meth)(fentanyl)(methadone), drug paraphernalia

  • Adrian Espinoza - PCS (fentanyl), misdemeanor shoplifting ($252.55)

  • Brian Kunkel - felony shoplifting ($939.88) and 3 misdemeanor warrants (shoplifting)

  • Najonie Mora - felony shoplifting, conspiracy to commit a 4th degree felony, and possession of drug paraphernalia

  • Rebecca Coral - felony shoplifting, conspiracy to commit a 4th degree felony, possession of a controlled substance (fentanyl), and possession of drug paraphernalia



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