Two burglary suspects arrested

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The Los Alamos Police Department Investigations Unit executed a search warrant with assistance of New Mexico State Police Wednesday at a residence in Ojo Caliente and arrested two suspects associated with a string of Los Alamos residential burglaries that have occurred over the past two months.

Brandi Ortiz-Merrifield, 20, was charged with five counts of conspiracy to commit burglary (fourth degree felonies) and one count of burglary of a dwelling (third degree felony).

Also arrested was Marcos A. Vigil, 28, who was charged with six counts of burglary ofa  dwelling and five counts of larceny (petty misdemeanors).

The two were arrested early Wednesday morning and were transferred to the Los Alamos County Jail.

According to a police report, both suspects have been going throughout neighborhoods in the afternoon hours in Los Alamos and White Rock and breaking into homes while homeowners were either at work or out for the day.

“We have had numerous reports of these suspects going door to door acting suspicious, If you believe you have been the victim of a burglary and have not reported it to the Los Alamos Police Department call 662-8222 and ask to speak to a Detective.”  Detective Sgt. Oliver Morris said.