SANTA FE, NM (KRQE) – Santa Fe Police arrested two men accused in two shoplifting incidents Monday. Police say 36-year-old Joshua Vialpando and 22-year-old David Delgado were arrested for allegedly shoplifting from a Walmart, a Home Depot and then hitting two vehicles while fleeing from officers.
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SFPD say officers were gathering information on a shoplifting at the Walmart on Herrera Drive when they got a call about a shoplifting at Home Depot on Richards Ave. They say the suspects took an air compressor and matched the description of the suspects in the Walmart incident. Police say they found the vehicle used in the incidents; which tuned out to be stolen and tried to perform a traffic stop. The vehicle took off and while attempting to flee it hit a vehicle, then while continuing to flee hit another vehicle and fled the area.
SFDP say they received a tip the vehicle was at a residence. When officers arrived they were able to take Vialpando into custody. They say after serving a search warrant on the house they also arrested Delgado. Vialpando is charged with two counts of felony shoplifting among other charges. Delgado is charged with two counts of felony shoplifting.