Father, son burglars arrested after chase

Richard Padilla Senior and Richard Padilla Junior
Richard Padilla Senior and Richard Padilla Junior

SANTA FE (KRQE) – A father and son are behind bars after a chase in Santa Fe County.

Over the weekend, a homeowner in Santa Fe walked in to a burglary in progress. When the suspects fled, deputies chased them to Espanola.

Two men, 43-year-old Richard Padilla Senior and 23-year-old Richard Padilla Junior, got out of the car and were taken into custody. A third suspect got away.

Deputies recovered two TVs from the suspect’s car. A handgun, that a witness saw, was never found.

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