Las Cruces police arrested Orlando R. Jacques, 29, Tuesday morning. Police said officers located a Chevrolet Equinox that was stolen on Oct. 3 in El Paso, near the intersection of Lohman Ave. and Nevarez St.
Police said a woman was seen exiting the vehicle near the intersection and walked away. Police said the driver of the Equinox was Jaques, and he continued for a short while until officers stopped the vehicle near Tornillo St.
Jacques reportedly told police the vehicle belonged to a friend who lives in Anthony, Texas, but he was unable to provide the friend’s last name or address. Investigators contacted the owner of the vehicle who is from El Paso. The owner told police she does not know Jacques and did not give him permission to use the vehicle.
Police said Jacques had methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia at the time of his arrest.
He’s charged with of receiving or transferring a stolen motor vehicle, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Jacques was booked into the Dona Ana County Detention Center where he’s initially being held without bond.