FIVE TEENS ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH AGGRAVATED BURGLARY

FIVE TEENS ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH AGGRAVATED BURGLARY

Five East Mesa teens were arrested this week in connection to a Jan. 17 aggravated burglary, in which six firearms were removed from a home on the 5000 block of Sweetwater Court.

Cruz Burciaga, 15, and Angel Baca and Johnny Barron, both 17, were arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit aggravated burglary, aggravated burglary, breaking and entering, larceny, conspiracy to commit larceny of a firearm and larceny of a firearm. Jessica Gomez, 14, was arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit aggravated burglary and aggravated burglary. Gomez was released to her parents and has been referred to the New Mexico Juvenile Probation and Parole office.

Burciaga also was charged with disposing of a firearm for allegedly selling a weapon to Gabriel Urdialez, 18, who was arrested and charged with receiving stolen property.

Five of the six firearms have been recovered. A sixth suspect is being sought by the Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Department in connection with the burglary. Anyone with information to this crime can call Crime Stoppers at 526-8000.

For more information, call Grant A. Taylor, assistant to the county’s director of public information, at (505) 647-7290. Anyone calling from outside the Las Cruces area may call toll-free at 1-877-827-7200 and request extension 7290.