Cell video of burglar in Santa Fe leads to arrest

February 1, 2014 • State News

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Santa Fe police have made an arrest after a woman recorded a cellphone video of a man trying to break into her home.

The Santa Fe New Mexican reports [auth] ( ) authorities arrested 20-year-old Dariush Esfandi.

It is Esfandi’s fourth arrest in the last year.

Police say Esfandi was attempting to break into the home Jan. 6 when he noticed the woman recording him.

They say he fled but the woman obtained video of him and a car driving by shortly after.

Police say they traced the car’s license plate to him.

They arrested Esfandi on Thursday as he was leaving a home through a broken back window.

Esfandi is facing several charges including aggravated burglary, larceny, probation violation and resisting arrest.

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