Regional
5:38 pm
Tue January 5, 2010

Las Cruces Burglary Suspect Arrested

Las Cruces – Las Cruces Police arrested a burglary suspect responsible for Monday evening's break-in at an apartment on Majestic Ridge.

Jared Perez, 20, of the 4700 block of Quail Run Avenue, is charged with one count of burglary of a dwelling. Perez was transported to the Dona Ana County Detention Center with bond set at $10,000.

Shortly after 10 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 4, police were called to 3333 Majestic Ridge after a resident returned home and found her apartment had been broken into. The resident told police that a beer keg and a laptop computer were missing. She also told police that she suspected Perez, an acquaintance of hers, may be responsible for the burglary.

Police later located Perez at his residence where the beer keg was found in the back of a pickup. Perez was taken into custody and subsequently charged with the crime.