Suspect crashed into BF patrol car

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New Mexico Border Patrol agents arrested a 26-year-old man on Monday after police said he rammed a Dodge Charger, driven by a Bosque Farms police officer, while attempting to elude authorities.

Border patrol agents arrested Pedro Francisco Jaramillo after police said he ran from authorities while traveling south on N.M. 47 near Noble Lane in Bosque Farms, according to a police report.

Jaramillo was on parole from the New Mexico Penitentiary and a warrant was issued for arrest after Department of Corrections officials said he violated conditions of his parole.

The report said New Mexico Border Patrol, New Mexico State Police, Bernalillo County Sheriff's Office and Isleta Police were in pursuit of the four-door Cadillac when Bosque Farms police joined the chase.

The report said law enforcement officers chased the Cadillac with active emergency lights and sirens while traveling southbound on N.M. 47. Bosque Farms Police chased the vehicle at speeds of up to 55 miles per hour before police said the suspect's vehicle crashed into the driver-side front door of the patrol car as the vehicles approached the 2400 block of N.M. 47.

The patrol car lost its steering capability after police said the Cadillac struck the front wheel well of the patrol car.

The report said police were trying to direct the Cadillac toward an abobe wall located on the Peralta Catholic Church property during a time when traffic was congested in the area.

Agents arrested Jaramillo after a short foot chase near Proctor Road and Carson in Peralta after he turned down Zamora Lane, a dead-end street.

Bosque Farms Police Chief Greg Jones said the damage will cost the department about $4,000 to fix, and he said expects the vehicle to be out of service for the next two weeks.

According to the report, Jaramillo's parole was revoked and a warrant was issued for his arrest on July 22.

Jaramillo violated his parole by failing to report to his parole officer; changing his residence without notifying his parole officer; failing to submit to a urine test and failing to permit his parole officer to visit him at reasonable places and times, the report said.


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