Man suspected of throwing rocks at Police unit is arrested

A Man Suspected of throwing rocks at a marked police unit, shattering a window and damaging a second vehicle, was arrested early yesterday morning after a SWAT called out on the ground for a local school.

34-year-old Armando Rodriguez, has been arrested by police. About 11:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Police were dispatched to the 1800 block of Madrid Avenue where Rodriguez was allegedly trying to enter the home of his ex-girlfriend. A Las Cruces police officer, in a marked patrol unit, located Rodriguez nearby. As the officer approached, Rodriguez threw a large rock that struck the driver’s-side door of the marked patrol unit. Rodriguez threw several more rocks that struck the unit. One of those rocks shattered the rear, passenger-side window.. Investigators learned that Rodriguez who was armed with a knife jumped a chain link fence and entered the grounds of Loma Heights Elementary School. SWAT was able to apprehend Rodriguez without incident early Wednesday morning. No major injuries were reported. Rodriguez was booked into the Dona Ana County Detention Center where he’s initially being held without bond.