Man arrested for impersonating deputy

Deputies say a man claimed to be one of them while being arrested. 

Bernalillo County deputies were called to a home in the South Valley Saturday. Deputies say Daniel Chavez was violating a restraining order. 

When they went to arrest him, Chavez pointed to his hat, which had a BCSO logo patch on it, and said he’s a deputy too. Chavez even gave them a man number. However, deputies say that is not true so he was also arrested for impersonating a peace officer. Chavez was in court Sunday.

“Fifteen bench warrants, 9 of those for failure to appear. Eleven felonies, seven of those are violent in nature.”

Chavez likely wouldn’t become a sheriff’s deputy even if he applied. He has an extensive criminal record that includes DWI, stalking, domestic violence, theft, and multiple drug offenses. Chavez was given a $500 bond and will be GPS monitored when released. 

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