Blood test reveals suspect, police say

-A A +A
By David Giuliani

A Villanueva man denied stealing an ATM machine, but a DNA test indicated otherwise, state police said.

Richard Joseph Griego, 23, was arrested last week on charges of burglary, larceny and criminal damage.

In early October, the owner of the Pecos River Campground in the Valley told state police that an ATM machine with several thousands of dollars worth of cash was taken, according to Magistrate Court documents.

Soon after, the machine was found under a bridge at Coruco. Blood was found on the railing just above the machine and the ATM itself.

If you subscribe to the newspaper, you receive FREE access to all the exclusive content of the web site! Simply register to receive uninterrupted access to our award-winning and in-depth local online content!

Renew Current or Past Subscription / Register for Online Subscription

If you currently subscribe or have subscribed in the past to the Las Vegas Optic, then simply find your account number on your mailing label and enter it below.

Click the question mark below to see where your account ID appears on your mailing label.

Newspaper Acct. ID:
Street Address:
(exactly as it appears on the label)

If you are a subscriber and you do not know your account ID or don't have a copy of your newspaper available that shows the information on the address label you can click continue below to search for your account.

Special Offer

You have used all your free page views for the month however if you wish to create a FREE limited access account you will be able to view an additional 3 pages per month.

You can also purchase a subscription and have full access to the site. To purchase a subscription simply enter your zipcode below

ZIP Code:

Las Vegas Optic | circulation@lasvegasoptic.com | 505-425-6796
P.O. Box 2670, 614 Lincoln Street, Las Vegas, NM 87701
Office Hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday