APD arrests 3 in copper, metal theft


ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – In solving one metal theft, APD may have solved another case.

While serving an arrest warrant for Edward Lujan police spotted four light pole fixtures and a bunch of copper wire at his house.

According to a criminal complaint Lujan claimed he found the loot in a dumpster at Intel.

But APD found out they’d been stolen the night before from a road in front of the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho.

Lujan, Chad Lyon and Bert Fairchild were all arrested in connection with the crime.

KRQE.com provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

blog comments powered by Disqus