RIO RANCHO, N.M. (KRQE) – A Rio Rancho couple says several obvious clues all pointed to their neighbors as the suspects who burglarized their home last month. Now, new police video shows the moments officers confronted them.
Last month, Rio Rancho Police were called to a house near Unser and Southern. The couple who lives there told them they believed their neighbors directly behind them, broke into their home and stole their things.
Officers found footprints leading from the couple’s home to the neighbor’s yard. One missing item was a Bluetooth speaker that the couple was able to find at the neighbor’s house, and claim they caught it on video. So, it was no surprise when officers got into the suspects’ home, that they say they found a number of those stolen items.
As officers searched the entire house, they came across more goods in the bathroom. Police narrowed in on three suspects. First, Taylor Brown, who had little to say to officers about the reported burglary.
Then, there’s Alexis Orozco-Hernandez. He gave officers a different name and also kept the conversation short.
Lastly, Alondra Lerma, who told officers she was scared to say anything that would get herself into trouble. All three were charged in connection with the burglary.
All three suspects have a long history of getting into trouble here in New Mexico. Their crimes range from drug charges to stolen cars. The three were not arrested for this crime, but have been summoned to appear in court later this month.