Dec. 13—Santa Fe police converged on a Cerro Gordo Road housing complex late Monday morning, warning area residents to remain sheltered in their homes and ordering occupants of one apartment to exit peacefully as officers waited outside with their guns drawn.
Two hours after the SWAT team standoff started, officers arrested Raymond Lopez, 28. He was wanted on two outstanding warrants. Capt. Bryan Martinez said.
Lopez was not arrested Monday by police.
Online court records indicate that he still has two warrants outstanding for failure to appear in court hearings on Sept. 26th and Nov. 28th.
Lopez was first charged with negligently using a deadly weapon, and also having an open container. These charges were filed on August 10th in Santa Fe County Magistrate Court. According to a criminal complaint, police claimed that they found Lopez “passed out” inside his car with alcohol in his system and a gun on his passenger seat.
Lopez also is accused of breaking into his ex-girlfriend’s home Aug. 26, stealing her car and damaging the back door of her home in the 1200 block of Cerro Gordo Road — the same address where police detained Lopez after Monday’s standoff.
“[Lopez] Lopez’s ex-girlfriend stated that Lopez does not reside at the residence and does not stay there. Lopez was not on the lease.
Online court records state that he was charged with residential burglary, unlawful taking of motor vehicles, and breaking and entering.
Lopez was also charged Oct. 9 with shooting into a second-story apartment belonging to a friend. He did this after she refused the invitation. A warrant of arrest affidavit filed October 11 states Lopez knocked on the door several times.
“While looking through the peephole at the front door [the resident] She noticed Mr. Lopez moving something in his jacket pocket. This made her feel uneasy, as he is known for carrying a firearm,” the affidavit states.
According to court records online, Lopez was charged with shooting at an apartment and attempting to commit a crime.