Second Bench Warrant In Two Weeks Issued For Nichole Borrego On Firearms, Camera Theft Charges

Nichole Borrego. Courtesy/LAPD

By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

For the second time since May 26, an arrest warrant is in effect for Nichole Lynn Borrego, 28, of Chimayo.

Borrego is charged with the theft of a Ruger 45, a 38 Special Colt revolver, a .38 Smith & Wesson BNP model revolver and a Colt .380 as well as a camera valued at $800 between April 13 and May 3 from a home she was being paid to clean in Los Alamos.

Court records indicate that Borrego admitted to taking the items during a May 22 interview with Los Alamos Police Det. Ryan Wolking. She claimed she took them because her life was stressful, and she was tired of being the responsible one in her family.

Wolking arrested Borrego at that time on two outstanding warrants from Rio Arriba County for failure to appear in court. She agreed that when she was released from custody she would bring the stolen items to LAPD however after she was released by Rio Arriba County Detention, she would no longer respond to attempts to contact her and the first Los Alamos warrant was issued May 25 for her arrest.

In an affidavit filed in Los Alamos Magistrate Court requesting that warrant, Wolking indicated that Borrego was driving on a revoked license potentially armed with four stolen handguns making her a danger to society and anyone around her. He also maintained she was a flight risk because she had stated that she was looking for a place to move to.

Borrego was picked up in Albuquerque May 26 and appeared May 29 before Judge Pat Casados who ordered her released on her own recognizance with conditions of release. Borrego was ordered to report to Probation Officer Monica Montano however a request for the second bench warrant filed by Montano indicates that Borrego failed to report to her May 29 and was given the opportunity to report May 30 but failed to do so.

According to LAPD Cmdr. Preston Ballew, Borrego has not surrendered the stolen items.

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