Three suspected in burglary

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By The Staff

State police have arrested three people in connection with a burglary in the Mineral Hill area.

During the late afternoon of Aug. 7, state police officers officers met with the owner of the home that had been burglarized, according to a state police press release.

The victim said someone had kicked in the back door of the residence. He reported that a Gateway computer, a .22-caliber handgun and alcohol had been stolen from the residence.

When the officers completed the investigation, the victim asked if they would check on another vacant residence in the area before they left, the press release states. The officers traveled to the house and upon arrival, noticed that there was smoke coming from the chimney and movement in the residence.

The officers intercepted a person at the back door and noticed that the screen door had been pried off and thrown on the ground. The stolen items were all found in the residence, police said. The officers took three people into custody.

Mark Overby, 21, of Questa, was charged with aggravated burglary, breaking and entering, larceny, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia, police said. Overby was placed in the San Miguel County jail on a $60,000 cash-only bond.

The other suspects were juveniles. A 16-year-old boy of the San Geronimo area and a 15-year-old girl of Las Vegas were transported to the Santa Fe County juvenile jail. They will face similar charges in the Children’s Court Division of District Court, according to the press release.