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Grenade, ammo that set off scare apparently stolen in Santa Fe burglary

SANTA FE — An inert grenade and thousands of rounds of ammunition a young man had in his truck that set off a bomb scare and closed some downtown Santa Fe streets in October apparently were stolen from a Santa Fe home, according to a search warrant affidavit filed in District Court this week.

Martin Salcido, born in 1998, was arrested for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, tampering with evidence and conspiracy Oct. 27 after police were called to a fight at 326 Read St. about 4:30 a.m. Officers believed that live grenades in a 1996 GMC truck belonging to Salcido were booby-trapped to explode, but an inert pineapple grenade was later found, according to the affidavit. The investigation closed some streets for six hours.

On Oct. 25 someone broke into a home on Avenida de las Alturas and stole a muzzle loader, an antique Civil War rifle, 1,000 rounds of 9mm ammo, 600 rounds of .30-caliber ammo, jewelry and other items. The homeowner was able to identify the grenade. The search warrant was executed on Salcido’s truck on Dec. 7 while it was stored was at the SFPD impound lot, and several guns and live rounds were seized. The burglary victim was identified those items and they were released to him, according to the affidavit.


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