Los Alamos Police Capture Car Thief In White Rock

Chadrick Calvin Cavanaugh

LAPD News:

At approximately 9 a.m. today, Cpl. David Boe was patrolling White Rock when he identified a stolen vehicle at Overlook Park. The suspect was in the area and fled on foot.

LAPD officers began searching the area for the suspect. Los Alamos Schools were notified of a potential felony suspect on foot in the area. Both Pinon Elementary School and Chamisa Elementry School went to “Lockout” procedures, which is to secure the perimeter out of an abundance of caution. 

LAPD officers observed the suspect attempting to flee at the bottom of the canyon near the end of Blue Dot Trail. Officers set up a perimeter and were able to apprehend and extract the suspect from the canyon. No injuries were reported from officers or the suspect.

The suspect was identified as 34-year-old Chadrick Calvin Cavanaugh of Rio Rancho.

Cavanaugh was booked into the Los Alamos Jail and is being held on charges for; Unlawful Taking of a Motor Vehicle, a 4th degree felony and Resisting, Evading, or Obstructing an officer, a misdemeanor.