Albuquerque Man Arrested in Newberry Springs for Vehicle Theft and Burglary

Albuquerque Man Arrested in Newberry Springs for Vehicle Theft and Burglary

NEWBERRY SPRINGS – A 31-year-old Albuquerque, New Mexico man was arrested for burglary and the possession of stolen property authorities said.

Joel Martin was arrested on Monday, February 26, 2018, the day after the report of an unknown man smashing out the window of a woman’s vehicle and stealing her purse in the Dairy Queen parking lot, located at 25635 Crucero Road in Ludlow. The male suspect fled in a brown pick-up truck with a white camper shell. The following day at 11:10 a.m. a deputy found the truck parked in a Newberry Springs parking lot.

“A records check determined the truck had been reported stolen out of Flagstaff, Arizona, but had a black camper shell at that time,” Barstow Sheriff’s Station officials said. “Deputies from the Barstow Sheriff’s Station contacted the occupant of the vehicle, who was identified as Joel Martin.”

A search warrant was obtained and the vehicle was searched. The victim’s property was located as well as multiple firearms, a high-capacity magazine, and ammunition. One of the firearms was reported stolen. Martin was arrested for Burglary, Possession of Stolen Property and Possession of a Stolen Vehicle.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Barstow Sheriff’s Station at (760) 256-4838. Citizens wishing to remain anonymous may call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463), or leave information on the We-Tip website at

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