News Briefs: Santa Fe police catch mail thieves

Santa Fe police catch mail thieves

SANTA FE (KRQE) – Santa Fe police say they’ve caught two mail thieves. 22-year-old Kevin Christen and 23-year-old Joshua Martinez are accused of stealing mail on Zia Road. Police say they caught Christen with mail that didn’t belong to him and he eventually admitted to the theft.

Santa Fe man accused of killing brother

SANTA FE (KRQE) – Santa Fe police have arrested a man who allegedly killed his own brother over a car. Police say 26-year-old Eric Melero got into a fight with his brother, Robert Estrada, Sunday morning. It all started when a couple’s car died and asked the brothers for help. Melero says he was defending himself when Estrada died. He’s been charged with voluntary manslaughter.

Eric Melero
Eric Melero

Police: Teens to blame for recent Taos crime spree

TAOS, N.M. (KRQE) – Taos police are blaming the boost in burglaries on two runaway teenagers. Police say two juveniles ran away from a treatment center at Taos Pueblo more than one month ago. Officers caught one of the suspects last week. Police collected three laptops from the teenager. Police say the suspects have been stealing from businesses and vehicles in the historic district. A 16-year-old is still on the run. 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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