Three juveniles arrested in New Mexico after allegedly breaking into convenience store

Photo courtesy Robert Penton
Damage to the storefront windows at the Everyday Store is pictured following a break-in last week.

By Randi Pierce | Staff Writer

Three Archuleta County juveniles were arrested in Farmington, N.M., on March 29 on warrants out of Pagosa Springs and charges out of New Mexico.

According to Pagosa Springs Police Chief William Rockensock, the three juveniles, whose names have not been released, are suspected of breaking in to the Everyday Store in east Pagosa Springs earlier that day.

Rockensock explained the three — a 15-year-old female, a 16-year-old female and a 15-year-old male — allegedly broke in to the convenience store and took primarily cigarettes, vape pens and similar items, with the value of the stolen merchandise estimated at approximately $2,000.

He noted that the Pagosa Springs Police Department was able to identify the suspects within about an hour of receiving the call reporting the incident and obtained warrants for them.

Rockensock alleged the three suspects were caught in a stolen vehicle in Farmington later that day and had “quite a bit” of the stolen merchandise with them and were arrested on the warrants and possession of the stolen vehicle in Farmington.

He indicated that, to his knowledge, they were detained and released.