Police arrest convicted burglar

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Crime > Nguyen taken into custody on school grounds

By The Staff


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 and arrested and charged him with receiving/possessing stolen property over $2,500 and tampering with evidence.  

Nguyen, 18, is being held without bond at the Los Alamos Detention Center for violating his probation.

“I want to thank school staff for being vigilant and Cpl. Jordan Redmond (LAHS school resource officer) who had alerted school staff earlier this week to notify police if he was observed on campus,” Detective Sgt. Oliver Morris said.

Nguyen will be court Wednesday morning.

Back in July, Nguyen accepted a plea deal in which he pleaded guilty to 16 counts for various offenses including burglary. The agreement states it’s a conditional discharge that includes five years of supervised probation, which includes GPS-monitored supervision for the first year, counseling and paying restitution to his victims.

At the time of that arrest, he was charged with four counts of aggravated burglary, since he was armed when he entered the houses, one count of burglary, six counts of larceny of a firearm, one count of larceny over $2,500, and four counts of larceny (over $500 but less than $2,500). In all, Nguyen pleaded guilty to 16 counts.

During a prior hearing regarding his bond, it was revealed by Nguyen’s attorney, Steve Aarons that during the time of the burglaries Nguyen was suffering from bipolar disorder as well as obsessive-compulsive disorder. At that time, Aarons said he hoped those circumstances would factor into Nguyen’s sentence.

“His condition does not affect his ability to know right from wrong,” Aarons said during his client’s earlier bond hearing, which took place in magistrate court in June.

“He definitely did something wrong. This is the kind of case where we hope he gets put on some type of probation and the charges are dismissed after he satisfies his term of probation.”