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Santa Fe police arrest man in burglary case

November 21, 2013 • State News

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Santa Fe police say they have a well-known burglar in custody.

Police arrested 26-year-old Kenneth Martinez on Wednesday after getting tips about his whereabouts.

An arrest warrant was issued for Martinez last week after he refused to pull over and then crashed his car along a busy Santa Fe road. He ran from the scene.

The warrant accused Martinez of transferring and receiving stolen property. A search of the vehicle turned up a significant amount of stolen jewelry, including one necklace worth $100,000.

Detectives say they have tied Martinez to at least three residential burglaries in November and believe he’s responsible for more.

Martinez submitted a DNA sample and police say they’re hoping that may help link him to more cases.

Detectives say Martinez has a lengthy criminal record.

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