ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - A burglary suspect accused of raiding an unfinished hi-rise in Downtown Albuquerque had his first court appearance in court Sunday.
David Stafford, 33, admits he often slept at the vacant Anasazi building. Police found him there Friday.
They also found lots of copper piping cut from the building's walls.
According to a criminal complaint, Stafford admits he lied to police about a second suspect inside the Anasazi.
The investigation had police closing downtown streets for a couple of hours.
Construction on the Anasazi condominium complex came stopped more than two years ago.
Stafford is charged with commercial burglary, criminal damage to property and conspiracy.
He is in custody at the Metro Detention Center.
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