Police re-capture teen who escaped custody
New Mexico State Police re-captured a teenager Friday who had cut off his ankle bracelet while visiting family and never returned to the Albuquerque Boys Reintegration Center last Sunday.
State Police spokesman Mark Soriano said the agency arrested Adrian Nieto, 17, at a southeast Albuquerque apartment Friday afternoon.
He said with the help of Albuquerque police, officers found Nieto around 4 p.m. at an apartment complex in the 1700 block of Dan SE, near Interstate 25 and Avenida Cesar Chavez. Nieto was taken into custody without incident and booked into the Bernalillo County Juvenile Detention Center.
State Police had been looking for Nieto since Sunday when the teen cut off his ankle bracelet while visiting his grandmother.
At the time, Nieto was on “family visitation” from the Albuquerque Boys Reintegration Center, a group home for juveniles on supervised release and probation.
Nieto was originally placed in the facility for charges of aggravated battery resulting in great bodily harm.