ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - He may be young, but Jeffrey Brasher, 18, is a thorn in the sideof Albuquerque Mayor R.J. Berry and his administration.
Brasher is a property crime suspect who just won’tquit.
He was recently released while awaiting trial on 38 counts in anauto theft case.
Police tell News 13 that did not keep Brasher from going back tohis old tricks and now there is another arrest warrant out for him,for allegedly stealing a car last week as it warmed up outside ahome.
“It's a shame that a young man has thrown his life away toa life of crime,” Mayor R.J. Berry told News 13 Sunday.
Last November, News 13 reported how Brasher was arrested fortaking off with Kristine Gracey’s car as it sat in hergarage.
“We believe that they broke into my husband's truck out inthe driveway, jimmied that and got into the car and opened thegarage door with the garage door opener,” Graceyexplained.
Gracey did get her car back, but it was pretty banged up.
Brasher apparently didn’t learn from that arrest when hewas named among a half-dozen other suspects, accused in a stolencar ring in January.
According to police Brasher worked alongside the six others,including his brother, Justin.
Jeffrey Brasher was released from jail on his own recognizancewithout having to post bond.
In his latest arrest warrant, investigators said Brasher leftbehind a clue to his identity as he swiped a car from adriveway.
“We found his [finger] prints on the car,” Berrysaid.
Berry vows to see this case through and do what he can to keepBrasher in custody.
“The police are doing great work and it's going to take ateam effort between us and the court system to get theseknuckleheads off the streets and keep them off the streets,”Berry said.
Brasher is wanted on a $15,000 cash-only bond.
Berry plans to sit down with Police Chief Ray Schultz and hisPublic Safety Director Darren White Monday to discuss thiscase.
Brasher is listed among the city’s most wanted propertycrime offenders.
Berry said 50 have been arrested since the city started showingtheir pictures on city billboards and in the newspaper.
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