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State Police bust alleged chop shop in Los Lunas

Albuquerque Journal, by Matthew Reisen, Sept. 2, 2020

Two police pursuits and multiple abandoned vehicles in a Los Lunas neighborhood led officers to arrest three men suspected of working in a chop shop operation, according to New Mexico State Police.

State Police spokesman Dusty Francisco said Johnny Lopez, 32, and Martin Jaramillo, 36, have been charged with possession of a stolen motor vehicle and aggravated fleeing a law enforcement officer.

Celso Molina-Cornelio, 39, the owner of the home and alleged chop shop, was charged with receiving or transferring a stolen motor vehicle.

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