Carr turned himself in to San Miguel County’s Sheriff officers Saturday, reports Sergeant Mike Westcott, after SMSO deputies contacted members of Carr’s family with whom he was staying. “We started talking to all the family members,” says Westcott, “and let the family know we knew they were hiding him.
“We had already arrested the one guy’s wife,” Westcott says, referring to Deseree Alvarado, 23, whose husband, Michael Alvarado, 21, allegedly teamed up with Carr in the late-July burglaries of two homes in Sawpit. Deseree Alvarado is Carr’s sister; she has been charged as an accessory to the crime, with theft by receiving, a class 4 felony.
Officers are in the process of recovering some of the stolen items allegedly pawned by the duo in Albuquerque.
“Our guys did an outstanding job,” says Westcott, of the work of SMSO deputies to solve the Sawpit incident. “The press helped us out immensely” as well, he says, running pictures and information about the two suspects, who remain jailed on $15,000 bond each. It is anticipated they will be tried separately.
On the other end of the county, officers recovered six guns, five rifles, one handgun and a knife allegedly stolen by Emmett Wells from two homes close by one another in Egnar. The two homeowners had hired Wells “to do some labor,” Westcott says; when he disappeared, along with the stolen arms, the homeowners were able to give officers information that enabled them to track him down quickly. Wells remains in jail in Salt Lake City, where is being held on theft and possession charges.
And finally, the laptop stolen from a Lawson Hill resident has been returned to its owner. “As far as we know, it’s a one-shot deal,” Westcott says of the theft of the laptop; the presumed thief was arrested on “an unrelated offense, a felony warrant out of Texas.”
SMSO deputies are en route to Salt Lake City and to Albuquerque to tie up loose ends in both cases.
— Watch Staff Reports