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September 26, 2013
Most Wanted Criminals: October 2013

Santa Fe Police are actively searching for October’s MOST WANTED CRIMINALS.

The department is releasing this list in attempt to apprehend the city’s top property crime offenders, cut down on burglaries and ensure the community is familiar with our repeat criminals.

“The community has a right to know who is responsible for some of the most devastating crimes in our city,” said Santa Fe Police Chief Raymond Rael. “Our program has been extremely successful, and we hope that this month we can catch everyone on the list!”

All but three of the suspects from September’s list have been apprehended.

In total 18 offenders have either been arrested or accounted for since the program launched in July.

This month’s suspects all have active warrants for their immediate apprehension and are charged with various property crimes.

The list is compiled by the department’s Criminal Information Analysts, Miquela Gonzales, under the direction of the department’s Property Crimes Sergeant.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of October’s Most Wanted is asked to call Santa Fe Police at 505-428-3710. Or Crime Stoppers at 505-955-5050. Callers can remain anonymous.

This is an old release on Chavez

Police Seek Mom for Possible Child Endangerment

Santa Fe Police are searching for Sophia Chavez, 27, who is wanted for residential burglary. It’s urgent that authorities find her as Chavez gave birth, two months ago, to a child who tested positive for drugs at an Albuquerque hospital. The fear is Chavez, due to her proven drug use and criminal history, could be a danger to the infant.

Chavez, believed to be homeless and known to abuse heroin and meth, has long criminal history with Santa Fe Police. She has been arrested 13 times since 2004 for burglary, drug possession and aggravated battery. She is also one of September’s Most Wanted Criminals.

CYFD is investigating and took custody of the infant in July. It is in the care of a family member.

Santa Fe Police are working closely with the state agency and applauds their efforts to find Chavez while protecting her baby, but the only way we can ensure the child’s safety is to put Chavez behind bars and assist her in getting the help she needs.

Chavez could be in Albuquerque or Santa Fe. If you know where she is please call SFPD at 505-428-3710 or Crime Stoppers at 505-955-5050.

Melissa Gallegos has been arrested 36 times since 2000 and Adrian Fierro is a repeat on our list that we would especially like to catch.. he’s also an absconder from probation and parole.

Click here to view .pdf Most Wanted September - October





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