PRESS RELEASE:Colorado man charged with armed robbery and auto theft

Farmington, NM – Farmington police have charged 30-year-old Cody Dimuccio of Pagosa, Colo. with armed robbery and unlawful taking of a vehicle following two incidents that occurred earlier today. Officers were dispatched around 10:42 a.m. to the Family Dollar located at 909 E. Farmington Ave. in reference to an armed robbery. Through investigation, officers learned that Dimuccio entered the store and waited for customers to leave before taking an undisclosed amount of money and fleeing the scene. While inside the store, Dimuccio fired one shot. No one was injured during the incident. Dimuccio was seen leaving the area in a gold 2005 Chevy Impala. The vehicle was listed as stolen out of Colorado.

At approximately 12:05 p.m. today, dispatch received a call from Great Buy Auto Sales located at 942 E. Main St. in reference to a male subject, identified as Dimuccio, who had taken a BMW. The reporting party followed Dimuccio while on the phone with dispatch. Officers located the vehicle heading east on Apache and attempted to make a traffic stop. Dimuccio turned south on Auburn and was driving erratically, ignoring officers’ attempts to stop him. Dimuccio continued traveling south on Auburn, and in the course of the pursuit, an FPD unit collided with the suspect vehicle at Auburn and Maple. Dimuccio was treated for minor injuries at the scene. The officer was not injured.

Dimuccio was transported to Farmington Police Department for questioning and subsequently charged with armed robbery, two counts of aggravated assault, unlawful taking of a motor vehicle, receiving or transferring a stolen motor vehicle, out of state fugitive, felon in possession and aggravated fleeing.

Dimuccio will also be booked on three outstanding warrants out of Colorado, one out of Kentucky and one out of San Juan County.

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PRESS RELEASE: Armed robbery suspect in custody

Farmington, NM – Farmington police apprehended the suspect in a robbery that took place around 10:40 this morning at the Family Dollar located at 909 E. Farmington Ave. The suspect fired one shot inside the store and left with an undisclosed amount of money. No one was injured during the incident. A person of interest was identified early on in the investigation.

At approximately 12:05 p.m. today, dispatch received a call from Great Buy Auto Sales located at 942 E. Main St. in reference to a male subject who had taken a BMW. The reporting party was able to provide dispatch with the suspect’s direction of travel. Officers located the vehicle heading east on Apache and attempted to make a traffic stop. The suspect turned south on Auburn ignoring officers’ attempts to stop him. The suspect continued traveling south on Auburn until he crashed into a Farmington police unit at Auburn and Maple. The suspect was treated for minor injuries at the scene. The officer was not injured.

The suspect, a 30-year-old male from Colorado, was taken into custody and transported to the police department for questioning. The suspect’s name has not yet been released.

 

PRESS RELEASE: Farmington man charged with armed robbery

Farmington, NM – Detectives with the Farmington Police Department have charged 30-year-old Timothy Jaramillo of Farmington with armed robbery following a year-long investigation. The incident took place October 2 of last year in the parking lot of Animas Valley Mall. The victim in the case, a 59-year-old Farmington woman, was sitting in her vehicle near the Tilt exit when a man carrying a handgun walked up to the driver’s side door and demanded she get out of the car without her purse and phone and to not look back at him. The woman exited her vehicle and walked away. She then walked over to a nearby citizen and asked to use his phone to call police.

The vehicle was located on October 4, 2017 at a residence on East Murray Drive where Jaramillo had stayed the night. The vehicle was taken to the Farmington Police Department for processing and then released to the owner. Following a year-long investigation, the suspect was identified as Jaramillo. A warrant was issued for his arrest on September 16, 2018 for a charge of armed robbery. Jaramillo is currently incarcerated for a previous armed robbery that took place on September 16, 2017 in Farmington. The press release issued for that case may be found at http://bit.ly/2CSKLoG

 

PRESS RELEASE: Farmington resident arrested on robbery charge

Farmington, NM – Farmington Police were dispatched around 5:40 p.m. yesterday to Smith’s Grocery Store located at 600 E. 20th in reference to a robbery. Officers arrived on scene and learned that 24-year-old Raheem Benally, armed with a knife, approached a man and attempted to take his mountain bike. The incident occurred near the southwest entrance of the business. The two men struggled and the victim, a 47-year-old man from Farmington, was able to get the knife away from Benally. The victim was knocked to the ground during the struggle at which time Benally grabbed the man’s wallet and fled.

Benally was located at Brookside Park near the skate ramps. When he saw officers, he ran into the wooded area and hid. Officers established a perimeter; New Mexico State Police and the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office responded to assist. An FPD K9 Unit was sent into the wooded area to search for the suspect. He was located around 7:20 and taken into custody. Benally was arrested and charged with robbery, resisting and evading, and trespassing.

PRESS RELEASE: Farmington man arrested on charges of armed robbery, aggravated battery

Farmington, NM – Farmington police arrested 29-year-old Timothy Jaramillo of Farmington on charges of armed robbery and aggravated battery. On September 16, 2017 officers were dispatched to Bubble City in reference to a battery and stolen vehicle. Officers arrived and made contact with the victim, a 50-year-old man from Farmington. The man had lacerations, bruising and swelling to his face. He was transported by medics to San Juan Regional Medical Center where he was treated for his injuries and later released.

Through investigation, officers learned the man was driving in the area of Southside River Road and South Hutton when he saw a woman who appeared to be in distress. The woman was sitting on the side of the road, crying with her head in her hands and a male was standing over her. The victim pulled over to check on the female and asked if she needed help. The woman got in the front passenger seat of the man’s vehicle. Before he could drive off, the woman’s boyfriend, later identified as Timothy Jaramillo, got in the back seat. Jaramillo demanded the victim drive him to the casino. The victim drove to the parking lot of Bubble City and stopped the vehicle. Jaramillo grabbed the man and punched him in the face numerous times using brass knuckles. The victim exited the vehicle and went inside to call police. Jaramillo and his girlfriend left the area in the victim’s vehicle.

Officers issued a county-wide attempt to locate the vehicle but were unsuccessful. Through follow-up investigation detectives were able to identify Jaramillo, and on November 13 a warrant was issued for his arrest on charges of armed robbery, aggravated battery (use of a deadly weapon) and receiving or transferring a stolen vehicle. Jaramillo was arrested on November 14 and booked into the San Juan County Detention Center.