Convicted felon faces array
ALAMOSA —Center, Monte Vista and Alamosa police collaborated to locate and arrest Michael “Demon” Suazo, 33, for threatening a woman with a semi-automatic handgun on Wednesday night.
A convicted felon, Suazo was charged with first-degree burglary, aggravated robbery, felony menacing, possession of a weapon by a previous offender, child abuse and theft. He was booked into the Alamosa County Jail in lieu of $50,000 bond.
Alamosa police reportedly responded to a call for help from Delia Holguin, 27, Alamosa, at 724 Eighth Street around 7 p.m.
Upon their arrival, Holguin explained that an unknown man had entered the house without invitation or knocking. The owner and Holguin's friend, Rebecca Archuleta, were not at home, but her child and Holguin’s were asleep in the residence.
The man began to scream at Holguin, demanding that he have access to his belongings, which were unknown to Holguin.
He grabbed her cell phone, went to the back bedroom where he put items, including Archuleta's purse, into a bag and told her that he would return later before leaving the residence.
Alamosa Cpl. John Vasquez and Lt. Duane Oakes were called to further investigate the crime in response to detailed suspect information, according to the report.
Oakes contacted Center Police Chief William Lucero and, after a brief conversation, the unknown man was identified as possibly being Suazo.
Holguin was able to confirm the identification after Oakes and Vasquez showed her a lineup comprised of six men.
At that time, the officers also learned that Suazo’s girlfriend, Lanay Naranjo, resides in Monte Vista, and a description of her vehicle.
At 7:30 a.m., the officers, in collaboration with the Monte Vista Police Department, took Suazo into custody at 602 Jefferson Street, Monte Vista. Holguin’s phone was in his possession.
Naranjo was also taken to the police department for questioning.
According to Naranjo’s recorded statements, she and Suazo had been in Alamosa at a friend’s home near the 800 block of Ninth Street when there was an argument causing Suazo to leave. She later picked him up on Ninth Street and when they returned to her house, he placed a gun in her safe. Her physical description of Suazo’s attire during the time of the robbery matched Holguin’s and provided the Alamosa officers’ with the proof they needed to confirm Suazo’s breaking of the law.