Los Alamos Police Take Bealls Shoplifting Suspect Ashley Garcia Into Custody

Ashley Alexanda Garcia

Staff Report

Los Alamos police have taken shoplifting suspect Ashley Alexanda Garcia of Hernandez into custody. An LAPD spokesperson told the Los Alamos Daily Post this evening that a tip led to the arrest of Hernandez by the Rio Arriba Sheriffs Department.

Garcia, 23, was transferred to the Los Alamos Detention Facility. She is facing charges of shoplifting, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, and duty to give information and render aid, in connection with an incident Thursday, March 9 at Bealls Department Store on Trinity Drive. According to police, Garcia and another woman reportedly left the area in a silver four-door Volvo after striking a pedestrian with their vehicle while fleeing the scene.

The pedestrian is described by police as a 47-year-old Los Alamos man who sustained minor injuries.

Police are offering a $100 reward to anyone who can provide the other woman’s name. Anyone with information can call Los Alamos Crime Stoppers at 505.662.8282. Reporting individuals can remain anonymous.