PRESS RELEASE: Update on homicide suspect Pedro Lucero

Farmington, NM – Homicide suspect Pedro Lucero was located Tuesday by U.S. Marshals in Mesa, Ariz. after receiving information obtained through a ping warrant from Farmington police detectives.  During the apprehension he was shot and killed. Lucero had a warrant on charges of Murder in the First Degree for a shooting that took place in Farmington on August 1 claiming the life of 24-year-old Francine Delgado and injuring Rebecca Jacquez.

Farmington detectives are still seeking Miguel Hernandez for questioning. Anyone with information on his whereabouts should call their local law enforcement.

Original press release on homicide can be read here.

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PRESS RELEASE: Farmington police arrest mother in child abuse case

JOLYNN SPAHEFarmington, NM – Jolynn Spahe, 34 of Farmington, was arrested yesterday for placing her child in a dangerous situation. Spahe’s 11-month-old daughter was flown to UNM Children’s Hospital in Albuquerque with multiple skulls fractures after being left with Spahe’s boyfriend Jeremiah Yazziee-Miller. Miller was arrested Sunday on the charge of child abuse resulting in great bodily harm.

Detectives continued their investigation into the incident and learned that Spahe typically doesn’t leave her children with Miller because she doesn’t trust him. However, on August 4, she and Miller smoked methamphetamine together while the children were in the home. She then went to the grocery store leaving her children in his care. Detectives obtained a warrant for Spahe’s arrest on the charge of abuse of a child in the first degree for placing in dangerous situation. She was arrested yesterday afternoon on the warrant as well as an unrelated outstanding warrant.

The baby remains in critical condition.

Press release on Miller’s arrest can be read here.

PRESS RELEASE: Farmington man arrested on charge of child abuse

JEREMIAH YAZZIEE-MILLERFarmington, NM – Farmington police were dispatched to the 2400 block of Farmview Lane around 10:25 p.m. on Saturday for an 11-month-old female who wasn’t breathing. The baby was transported to San Juan Regional Medical Center and was found to show signs of trauma including multiple skull fractures. She was flown to UNM Children’s Hospital in Albuquerque.

Detectives investigating the incident learned that 37-year-old Jeremiah Yazziee-Miller of Farmington was watching his girlfriend’s, of one month, six children in their Farmington home while the mother was grocery shopping. Miller messaged his girlfriend through social media to inform her something was wrong with the baby. Miller then called 911 and reported the baby wasn’t breathing. By the time the mother returned home from shopping, the baby had been transported to the hospital.

Further investigation into the incident revealed that Miller had shaken the baby and hit her head on an unknown object. A warrant for Miller’s arrest was obtained early Sunday morning. He was booked into the San Juan County Detention on the charge of abuse of a child resulting in great bodily harm, a first degree felony.

The baby remains in ICU at UNM Children’s hospital. The five other children, ages ranging from 21 months to 11 years old, have been removed from the home. The mother is also under investigation at this time.

PRESS RELEASE: Warrant issued for suspect in Wednesday morning homicide, police also seeking person of interest

Pedro Lucero 3Farmington, NM – Farmington police have identified a suspect in the homicide that occurred early Wednesday morning and are also seeking a person of interest. Detectives obtained an arrest warrant yesterday for 41-year-old Pedro “Peter” Lucero of Albuquerque on charges of Murder in the First Degree (open charge, a 1st degree felony and capital offense), Shooting from a Motor Vehicle (resulting in great bodily harm, a 2nd degree Felony) and Possession of a firearm or Destructive Device by a Felon (a 4th degree felony).

Officers were dispatched around 12:58 a.m. Wednesday to the 1100 block of South Bowen in reference to shots fired. At approximately 1:01 a.m. San Juan Regional Medical Center security called dispatch to report a woman with a gunshot wound had been dropped off at the emergency room. The woman, later identified as 24-year-old Francine Delgado of Farmington, was shot in the lower back and succumbed to her injuries at the hospital. Around 1:46 a.m. a second woman, identified as 28-year-old Rebecca Jacquez of Farmington, was dropped off at the emergency room with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to her buttock. She was treated and discharged from the hospital.

Through investigation detectives learned Lucero fired multiple rounds at the back of an SUV occupied by multiple individuals including Delgado and Jacquez. Specific details surrounding the event are not being released at this time as this remains an ongoing investigation.

Police are actively searching for Lucero who may be in Farmington but is believed to be in the Albuquerque area and possibly headed to Mexico.

Although not a suspect, detectives are seeking an interview with Miguel (Mikey) Hernandez, 27, of Farmington who is believed to be with Lucero at this time.

Lucero also has an active federal probation violation warrant related to charges on methamphetamine trafficking and a felony warrant out of Bernalillo Metro Court for breaking and entering.

Anyone with information on the subjects’ whereabouts is asked to their local dispatch center.

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PRESS RELEASE: Farmington police investigating homicide

Farmington, NM – Detectives with the Farmington Police Department are investigating a homicide that occurred early this morning. Officers were dispatched around 12:58 a.m. to the 1100 block of South Bowen in reference to shots fired. At approximately 1:01 a.m. San Juan Regional Medical Center security called dispatch to report a woman with a gunshot wound had been dropped off at the emergency room. The woman, later identified as 24-year-old Francine Delgado of Farmington, was shot in the lower back and succumbed to her injuries at the hospital. Around 1:46 a.m. a second woman, identified as 28-year-old Rebecca Jacquez of Farmington, was dropped off at the emergency room with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to her buttock. She was treated and discharged from the hospital.

This incident remains under investigation. Additional details will be released as they become available. Anyone with information may call the FPD Detective Division at 599-1005.

 

PRESS RELEASE: Farmington police investigating fatal traffic crash

Farmington, NM – Farmington police are investigating a fatal traffic crash that occurred Sunday morning. Officers were dispatched around 8:42 a.m. to the area of Main Street and Beckland Drive in reference to an accident. Officers learned that a Chevy Cobalt was driving through the intersection northbound to Beckland Drive when a Buick passenger car traveling west on Main Street collided with the Chevy. After the initial collision, the Buick veered right and struck the traffic signal pole at the northwest corner of the intersection. The driver of the Buick, a 49-year-old Aztec woman, was transported to San Juan Regional Medical Center where she succumbed to her injuries. The driver of the Chevy, a 73-year-old Farmington man, received minor injuries. The crash remains under investigation. Police do not believe alcohol was a factor.

 

PRESS RELEASE: Farmington detectives intercept gun-theft/trafficking ring

Farmington, NM – Detectives with the Farmington Police Department arrested two suspects in a gun-theft/trafficking ring uncovered following a burglary investigation. On July 11 around 4:00 a.m. officers were dispatched to East Main Trade Center for a burglary alarm. Officers arrived and found a metal security door that had been forced open and glass broken out of the door. Officers didn’t find any suspects at the scene but recovered shoe impressions and blood. Detectives later learned the blood belonged to one of two suspects who cut himself on the broken glass. FPD detectives and gang unit detectives initiated an investigation, which continued throughout the night for 48 hours. Members of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Albuquerque office later joined the investigation to assist our personnel.

Initial leads were narrowed and focused on two suspects identified through video surveillance. Detectives remembered a previous contact with individuals whose clothing resembled those of the suspects in the video. These small, distinct details ultimately led to the arrest of Kenneth Alcon, 26, and Isaiha Trujillo, 22, both of Farmington. Alcon was arrested on July 12 on charges of aggravated burglary (armed after enter) (with use of a firearm), larceny of a firearm, felon in possession and criminal damage to property. Trujillo was arrested early morning on July 13 on charges of aggravated burglary (armed after entering) (with use of a firearm), conspiracy, larceny of a firearm and criminal damage to property. At least five other suspects have been identified and are being investigated in relation to the gun-theft/trafficking ring.

Search warrants obtained by detectives and gang unit detectives resulted in the recovery of over 20 firearms from multiple locations and vehicles. Some of the firearms were those taken from East Main Trade Center and others reported to have been stolen previously. Three of the firearms were recovered from a residence in the 900 block of Hollywood Street.

The investigation remains ongoing at this time. Anyone with information about stolen guns and/or gun trafficking is asked to please call Farmington detectives at 599-1005. Anonymous tips may be submitted to San Juan County Crime Stoppers at 334-TIPS.