ONE ARRESTED IN STRING OF VEHICLE THEFTS
CLOVIS (KSMX) – Clovis Police arrested a man last week related to a string of vehicle thefts that have occurred in the area recently. Police records show that three vehicles within a half-mile of each other were reported stolen last week, in the span of less than three hours. All three were recovered, one in flames; the Eastern New Mexico News reports. The first vehicle, a 2005 Dodge Ram Truck, was reported stolen from the 200 block of Sunland Drive just after 6 a.m. That vehicle was recovered later in the morning in the 1100 block of Manana Boulevard where just a block away a 2010 Volkswagen Jetta was taken reportedly before 7 a.m. the same morning. That vehicle was set ablaze, but was recovered in the alleyway of the 100 block of Western Court. A third vehicle that had been reported missing from the 1200 block of Sandia Drive, was found beside 24-year-old Robert Archuleta’s residence in the 100 block of Mississippi Street. He was booked into the Curry County Jail and charged with felony unlawful taking of a motor vehicle and possession of a controlled substance. In a social media post Friday, Clovis Police warned of the stolen vehicles, noting that the vehicles all were left running, unattended.