ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – New Mexico State Police finally took a suspected burglar into custody after a chase and an hours-long standoff.
It started Friday morning when officers tried to stop a stolen Chevy Tahoe in Albuquerque.
The SUV took off and was eventually disabled through its On Star system in Los Lunas.
That’s when police said the driver, 27-year-old Fabian Gutierrez, fled and forced himself into the nearby home of a woman and a 7-year-old boy, where he holed up for hours.
Following a huge response from State Police, Bernalillo County, and APD, officers finally went in and found Gutierrez hiding in a closet. They said he admitted to driving the stolen SUV.
Gutierrez is now facing a slew of charges including driving a stolen car, breaking and entering, and child abuse.
Police said he’s also connected to a string of burglaries in Albuquerque.