Police arrest suspected copper thief after ramming police car

Updated: 01/14/2014 4:36 PM | Created: 01/14/2014 12:26 PM
By: Steve Mieczkowski,

Albuquerque police say they've arrested a copper thief after he rammed a cruiser with his car.

23-year-old Jonathan Zottnieck was spotted coming out of the window of a home in northeast Albuquerque with what looked like stripped copper.

Police say he rammed an officer's car and got away.

a short time later, Zottneick was found at a home near Eubank and Indian School Road. A SWAT team was called out and nearby schools were locked down as a precautionary method.

Zottneick was eventually taken into custody without further incident.

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