ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Car thieves and burglars in and out of jail again and again sometimes a few times in the same week.
The Albuquerque Police Department is fed up with it and is highlighting a couple of stunning cases from this weekend. APD says Aaron Lujan and Jesse Langston are two examples of crooks that have no business being on the streets.
Officers say Langston was caught sitting in someone else’s car with burglary tools trying to take the car Sunday night. Online court records show he’s been to MDC four times since late September all on car theft and burglary related charges.
On Saturday police arrested Aaron Lujan for the third time in the span of a week. After he was let out of jail on a drug charge police say he tried to burglarize an elderly couple on Thursday until the couple held him at gunpoint.
He was let out of jail the next day on his own recognizance and on Saturday police say he tried to steal another woman’s car. APD caught him hiding in a tree at Los Altos golf course.
Police say these cases are just the latest examples of why the state needs higher bonds for repeat offenders. APD says it will be a part of a big push from law enforcement to make changes to state laws to allow those offenders to be held on a higher bond, or if the crime is serious enough, without bond at all.
Lujan is due in court Monday afternoon.