Woman arrested after stealing car with 2 children inside
HOBBS, New Mexico (KOAT) — One woman has been arrested after police say she stole a car with children inside on July 4.
Hobbs police say they responded to the 3700 block of Dal Paso for a report of a stolen vehicle. Officers say the victim parked her vehicle and went inside a store. When the woman came back to her car, police say Regina Castillo then stole the victim’s car. Inside that car were the victim’s 6-year-old daughter and 11-month-old son.
Police say they found the car a few minutes later at a nearby intersection and began to chase the car. During the chase, police say Castillo abandoned the 6-year-old at the intersection of Apache and Fowler, in Hobbs.
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Officers later found the stolen vehicle abandoned and later found and arrested Castillo hiding behind another vehicle in a residential neighborhood.
Both children were found safe and were reunited with their family.
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