An semi-automatic rifle was among the items allegedly stolen


FARMINGTON — A Farmington man is accused of breaking into a garage of a Farmington residence and taking nearly $4,800 in property.

Salvador Sanchez-Ocano Jr., 22, is accused of three charges including aggravated burglary and larceny, according to court records.

He is accused of stealing nearly $4,800 in cash and property, including a firearm, on Aug. 28 from a residence on Ridge View Drive, according to the arrest warrant affidavit.

Stephen Wayne, Sanchez-Ocano's public defender, could not be reached for comment today.

Farmington Police Department officers were dispatched around 7:38 a.m. on Aug. 28 to the residence on reports of a burglary.

The victim told police unknown people had burglarized his detached garage and taken property.

Some of the items included a semi-automatic rifle worth about $250, a welder worth about $1,500, a generator worth about $800 and a mountain bike worth about $1,000, according to court documents.

The victim had video surveillance cameras in his garage and he provided a copy of the video to officers.

Police identified a man not charged in the case and Sanchez-Ocano in the victim's garage moving items, according to court documents.

Both men were spotted in the video carrying items outside the garage. They left the scene and returned in an SUV to retrieve the items.

The victim stated his wife's wallet with about $200 in cash, was stolen.

Sanchez-Ocano has five felony convictions, including vehicle theft, auto burglary and larceny, according to court records.

He was initially charged twice in the same case, according to court records.

A second set of charges from the case were dismissed on Thursday by the San Juan County District Attorney's Office.

Sanchez-Ocano waived his preliminary hearing Wednesday in Farmington Magistrate Court and his case was bound over to district court.

He is being held without bond at the San Juan County Adult Detention Center.

Joshua Kellogg covers crime, courts and social issues for The Daily Times. He can be reached at 505-564-4627 or via email at

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