'Human error': APD unaware of second suspect for several hours at marijuana dispensary break-in – KOAT New Mexico


MARISSA ARMAS ASKED POLICE WHY IT TOOK POLICE SO LONG TO FIGURE OUT THERE WAS ANOTHER PERSON INVOLVED. MARISSA: WHEN POLICE INITIALLY CLEARED THE SCENE, THEY ONLY THOUGHT THERE WAS ONLY ONE SUSPECT. BUT AFTER REVIEWING SURVEILLANCE VIDEO FROM THE BUSINESSES HERE, THEY NOTICED TWO PEOPLE HAD BROKEN IN. SO POLICE DID COME BACK, BUT THE SECOND TIME THEY CAME BACK THEY NEVER SET UP A PERIMETER TO , KEEP THE PUBLIC SAFE. HOURS AFTER ALBUQUERQUE POLICE ENDED A 10-HOUR STANDOFF AT THE R. GREENLEAF MARIJUANA DISPENSARY AND SURROUNDING BUSINESSES, A SECOND SUSPECT, BRONSON VIGIL, COMES RUNNING OUT OF THE BUILDING. KOAT WAS THERE AS IT ALL HAPPENED. >> BECAUSE THERE WAS SO MUCH DAMAGE AND BURROWING IN THE WALLS AND CEILING, THEY HAD TO LOOK THROUGH ALL THOSE CREVICES AND ALL THOSE HIDING PLACES. OBVIOUSLY, THEY MISSED A SECOND SUSPECT. MARISSA: THE FIRST SUSPECT, 36-YEAR-OLD KYLE MINARD, WAS ARRESTED AROUND NOON ON TUESDAY, AFTER BREAKING INTO THE BUILDING. APD INITIALLY THOUGHT HE WAS WORKING ALONE. >> AFTER THE TIME ELAPSED, AND THE SEARCH IN THE FIRST HAND, IT PROBABLY DIDN’T OCCUR TO THEM THAT, YOU KNOW, SOMEONE REALLY WAS THERE. MARISSA: BUT THE SURVEILLANCE VIDEO THEY REVIEWED LATER SHOWED NOT ONE SUSPECT, BUT TWO. >> THEY OBVIOUSLY WENT BACK ON SCENE TO LOOK FOR SOMEBODY. AND FROM THAT POINT, I’M NOT SURE OF THE TIMELINE. AND THEY ARE GOING TO HAVE TO RECONSTRUCT THAT AND SEE HOW EVERYTHING UNFOLDED. MARISSA: THE SECOND TIME POLICE WERE CALLED OUT TO THE BUSINESS, THEY DIDN’T SET UP A PERIMETER, LEAVING OWNERS AND RESIDENTS WANDERING THE AREA WITH NO SAFETY MEASURES IN PLACE. >> THERE WAS HUMAN ERROR, OBVIOUSLY, IN A SITUATION LIKE THIS. AND THAT DOES HAPPEN IN POLICE WORK. MARISSA: TONIGHT APD SAYS THEY’RE STILL TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW OFFICERS

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