Farmington police arrest man after standoff

Aaron Carrasco

Farmington, N.M. – Farmington police have one man in custody after a standoff that began at 8:30 am today. Aaron Carrasco, 21, of Farmington, is charged with aggravated burglary, larceny of a firearm, and several other charges. 

At approximately 8:30 am on August 20, 2021, a man reported that someone he didn’t know was inside his residence in the 1300 block of Utton Ln. The subject inside the home matched Carrasco’s description, whom officers searched for the previous day. Through investigation, officers found that Carrasco was possibly armed with a firearm. Negotiators and the SWAT team responded to assist with the situation. Carrasco spoke with negotiators over the phone, exited the residence, and was taken into custody peacefully at around 11:29 am.

Carrasco is also the suspect in the larceny of a firearm the day before, August 19, 2021. At approximately 7:52 am, it was reported that he was in the area of 16th St and N Fairview Ave and had stolen a firearm. As officers attempted to contact Carrasco, he fled on foot with the gun visible. Officers and K9s searched the area until around 11:42 am but were unable to locate Carrasco. Carrasco had several outstanding warrants, including felon in possession of a firearm. 

Farmington Police Department would like to thank Farmington Municipal Schools for quickly placing the nearby Animas Elementary School in a preventative lockdown on both days. Thank you to the citizens of Farmington for understanding the traffic restrictions in the area during these incidents. Both of these incidents are still under investigation, and no further details will be released right now. Anyone with more information about either of these situations is asked to call our FPD Tip Line at 505-599-1068