Friday, July 17, 2009

Sam Salazar Arrested for Failing to Register

A convicted sex offender from San Miguel County wanted for failing to register was arrested in Albuquerque Wednesday in the company of four juveniles, according to the Bernalillo County Sheriff's Department.

A warrant for the arrest of Sam Salazar, 44, has been outstanding since April when he failed to re-register as a sex offender in Las Vegas in San Miguel County, Sheriff's Lt. David Knowles told KRQE News 13

Deputies arrested Salazar just after 5 p.m. Wednesday at an apartment in the 400 block of Western Skies SE in southeast Albuquerque. He was taken into custody without incident and booked him into the Metropolitan Detention Center.

Knowles said four juveniles were inside the property with Salazar at the time of the arrest. Three of the juveniles were handed over to the Children, Youth and Families Department while the fourth was arrested on an outstanding felony warrant and booked into a juvenile detention facility.

Neither Knowles nor CYFD are commenting on the relationship between the children and Salazar or why they were with him.

Salazar was convicted of molestation of a child in Maricopa County, Arizona, in 2001 and had been a registered sex offender living in San Miguel County ever since.

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