Police find stolen property belonging to 20 people

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – A man police say had thousands of dollars worth of other people’s belongings is behind bars. Adam Joseph Trujillo is charged with receiving more than $20,000 of stolen property and conspiracy to commit a felony.

Trujillo is accused of having belongings from 20 different people, everything from trucks and trailers to a stereo system valued at nearly $100,000. While many of those people got their property back, they say it wasn’t without a headache.

In December 2013, Albuquerque resident Gary Boyd woke up to find a voice mail from APD saying they found his truck. Boyd didn’t even know it was missing.

“I come running out and I look and it’s gone. So I called them back and said, yep, it’s gone,” says Boyd.

When thieves burglarized Boyd, they made off with much more than his truck, they also took his hot air balloon stowed in the back. Luckily, the stolen goods started turning up almost immediately. Someone found the basket in an open field, stripped of everything inside.

“As I was driving back home from picking it up, I found my truck. It was sitting in front of a house off of Constitution and Moon,” Boyd says.

A month later, Boyd was called out to that same house to claim almost all of the rest of his possessions. It was Adam Trujillo’s house and Boyd wasn’t the only one there to pick up his belongings.

“When we got there that night, I mean, there were just people lined up picking up their stuff,” explains Boyd. “People rolling out big tool chests and big, tall air compressors, just cleaning his house out of their stuff. It was amazing.”

According to police, Trujillo had property from 20 different people. Some items were valued at as little as $35, others at almost $100,000, including a home theater system taken from one man’s home in Sandia Park.

Since the burglary, Boyd had a security system put on his truck but he says that’s about the only precaution he’s taking.

Trujillo appeared in court Saturday on three separate cases, including numerous counts of possession of stolen property.

Since the burglary, Boyd had a security system put on his truck but he says that’s about the only precaution he’s taking.

“I’m not going to change the way I live because of him,” says Boyd.

It will take a lot for Trujillo to bond out of jail. The bond amounts from all three cases total up to more than $92,000.

Online court records show Trujillo has a long criminal history with a variety of charges ranging from drug possession, to identity theft and possession of stolen property.

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