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Police: Auto thief broke into woman's home, prompting SWAT situation

Created: 08/01/2014 11:16 AM
By: Elizabeth Reed, KOB.com

A SWAT situation in northeast Albuquerque began after a man running from police entered a home with an open door, startling the woman inside.

On Thursday, police located and followed a stolen car from a motel in the 2000 block of Menaul NE. Officers approached the driver, 31-year-old Xavrien Trotter, when he stopped near Euclid and Valencia.

Trotter took off running and attempted to break into a residence through a window. As an officer pursued him, Trotter asked to hide in residents' homes as he fled through their yards.

He finally found a home with an open door on the 2300 block of Kimo. Police said Trotter entered and the woman inside ran out, yelling for help. Officers pulled the woman to safety. She told them she had firearms inside the house.

A SWAT team arrived and set up a perimeter around the home. After an hour, Trotter called 911 and told dispatchers he wanted to surrender.

Trotter was taken into custody without incident. He was booked into the Metropolitan Detention Center on charges of received and transferring a stolen vehicle, residential burglary and burglary tools.

APD said Trotter has been arrested three other times since 2013 for violent criminal offenses.


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