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Man arrested after break-in at Santa Fe medical pot dispensary

SANTA FE – The police department says officers chased down and arrested a man early Saturday after he allegedly broke into a medical marijuana dispensary on St. Michael’s Drive.

A report says Jared Rivera, born in 1991, was apprehended after a chase through a nearby residential neighborhood around Fifth and Mann streets. He’s charged with burglary, larceny, criminal damage to property, possession of drug paraphernalia and other counts.

Jared Rivera

Jared Rivera

Officers responded to a burglar alarm at the Ultra Health medical pot dispensary about 6:30 a.m. and a man was spotted on the roof. When he was captured, Rivera had several glass pipes with sales tags still on them, a capped syringe, alcohol swabs and other items, according to the police report.

On the roof of the building that houses Ultra Health, officers found a heating unit knocked over, leaving a hole in the roof and several additional items apparently taken from the business, including more pipes, rolling papers, butane canisters and a T-shirt.

Damage to the business was extensive, including a hole in a wall leading to where safes were located, the report states.

Rivera has been booked into the county jail 19 times on various charges since 2009, jail records show.