Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Possible 'Chop Shop' Investigated.

Byline: Rory McClannahan Journal Staff Writer

An Edgewood man was arrested by State Police on Jan. 12 on suspicion of running a "chop shop" in the town.

Gilbert Alvarez-Gonzalez, 36, was arrested a day after state and federal agents served a search warrant on a property off old Route 66 about 1 1/2 miles west of the N.M. 344 intersection. The property included a garage behind Edgewood Auto.

According to an affidavit for a search warrant filed in state District Court in Santa Fe, a New Mexico State Police officer was helping agents of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, the U.S. Secret Service and the Albuquerque Police Department to execute a federal search warrant on Jan. …

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