A woman who heard a noise in her house as she was getting into the shower found that a man was trying to break in.
She called state police, and they later found the suspect, Max Lucero, 45, of Ilfeld, N.M., according to Magistrate Court documents.
Around 1:30 p.m. last Tuesday, the alleged victim saw the man standing outside the broken front window at her home on La Manga Road in the Las Vegas area. She went to the front door to scare him away.
Lucero took off running to a Toyota 4-Runner and fled, court records state.