Two suspects arrested in weekend burglaries

The Daily Times staff

FARMINGTON – The Farmington Police Department has arrested two suspects in separate burglaries that occurred Friday.

At approximately 4:20 p.m. Friday, police responded to a burglary at a residence on Marseille Boulevard in east Farmington, according to a press release from the Farmington Police Department.

The resident told officers that he had left his house in the morning and returned to find that someone had entered it and taken his firearm, according to the press release. A witness told police that he had seen someone acting in a suspicious manner outside the home and had confronted him. The witness said the 16-year-old male suspect became aggressive and threatened him before leaving, according to the press release.

Officers found the suspect in a vehicle with the stolen firearm, according to the press release. He was arrested and charged with aggravated burglary, retaining stolen property, unlawful possession of a handgun by a person younger than 19, resisting an officer, assault and criminal damage to property. The name of the juvenile suspect was not released by police.

The second burglary incident occurred at approximately 11:20 p.m. Friday. Officers responded to an alarm at the Radio Shack location on East Main Street. When the first officer arrived at the scene, he discovered several glass doors and a window had been shattered. He looked into the business and saw someone pulling items off one of the shelves, according to the press release.

Kelsey Marie Collins

Additional officers arrived and set up a perimeter. According to the press release, the suspect, identified as Kelsey Collins, 20, of Kirtland, is alleged to have left the store with a bag full of merchandise. She was arrested and charged with criminal damage to property, breaking and entering, larceny and burglary. Collins is being held on a $10,000 bond at the San Juan County Detention Center.