Aaron Nguyen, a former Los Alamos High School student, was arrested on school grounds Tuesday afternoon when officers were called by school staff.
Police located Nguyen on campus where he was arrested and charged with receiving/possessing stolen property (more than $2,500, less than $20,000) and tampering with evidence. He was also charged with criminal trespass.
The receiving stolen property charge carries a maximum fine of $5,000 and/or three years in prison and is classified as a third-degree felony. The tampering charge carries a maximum term of 18 months in prison and/or a $5,000 fine. Criminal trespass carries a maximum term of 364 days in jail and/or a $1,000 fine.
Nguyen, 18, is being held without bond at the Los Alamos Detention Center for violating his probation. However, in Los Alamos Magistrate Court Wednesday morning, Judge Pat Casados assigned Nguyen a $9,000 cash-only bond.
In the event the New Mexico Corrections Department decides to release him or assign him a bond at his next appearance in district court, Nguyen will still have to make the $9,000 bond assigned by magistrate court.
Nguyen appeared at the hearing without an attorney present.