Man accused of breaking into auto sales business

KRQE News 13 Breaking News, Albuquerque NM

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – A man has been arrested for allegedly breaking into the Zia Auto Sales early Monday morning.

Albuquerque Police Department officials said officers were dispatched around 3:50 a.m. to the company located on the 4900 block of Menaul.

Upon arrival, officers saw a window had been broken. While searching inside, they say they found Jose Monge, 30, hiding under a desk in a back office.

Monge was arrested and faces charges of commercial burglary, larceny, possession of burglary tools and battery on a police officer.

Police say Monge had a long criminal history with several arrests dating back to 2004. 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.

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