Second suspect arrested in Farmington burglary case
Suspects allegedly stole nearly $3,800 in property
FARMINGTON — A second man has been arrested in connection to a Farmington commercial burglary during which nearly $3,800 in property allegedly was stolen.
Joshua Gonzales, 31, and Isaiha Trujillo, 22, are accused of aggravated burglary, larceny and breaking and entering, according to court documents.
Gonzales was booked into the San Juan County Adult Detention Center around 4:38 p.m. on Aug. 20, according to court records.
Trujillo was arrested on July 12, according to court documents.
Both men are accused of breaking into Mccain Audio at 4000 E. Main St. in Farmington on or around March 12 and taking nearly $3,800 in property, according to the arrest warrant affidavit.
Steve Murphy, Gonzales' attorney, said the witnesses in the case are being interviewed and that Trujillo implicated Gonzales in an effort to save himself in the case. Murphy added he plans to vigorously defend his client.
John Beckstead, Trujillo's attorney, declined comment.
An officer for the Farmington Police Department was dispatched around 9 a.m. March 12 to Mccain Audio on a report of the burglary.
The victim spoke to the officer, stating a lock on the front door had been broken, and he noticed a lot of things were missing from the business. Nearly $3,800 in property was stolen, including a handgun under the cash register counter, according to court documents.
The owner of a nearby business told police he had filed a police report the day before about his video cameras being ripped down.
A detective later looked at the video footage from a camera and believed one of the suspects was Trujillo.
During a July 12 interview, Trujillo admitted to being one of the suspects in the video footage, along with Gonzales.
Gonzales' preliminary hearing is set for Wednesday morning in Farmington Magistrate Court.
Trujillo's charges are pending in Aztec District Court with a Dec. 3 pretrial conference set.
In a separate case, Trujillo is accused of aggravated burglary, larceny, criminal damage to property and 19 counts of conspiracy, according to court documents.
Trujillo and Kenneth Alcon were arrested in connection with the recovery of more than 20 stolen firearms from multiple vehicles and locations.
Some of the firearms allegedly were stolen from East Main Trade Center at 5925 E. Main St. on July 11. About $8,000 worth in firearms were stolen from the business.
Police found blood from one of the suspects at the scene, according to a Farmington Police Department press release.
Gonzales and Trujilo were being held with no bond at the county jail Thursday afternoon.
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