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Farmington man gets into Waste Management truck

Steals company jacket to impress girlfriend, police say
Isaiah Paytiamo

A Farmington man intent on showing off for his girlfriend reportedly broke into a Waste Management truck and stole an employee’s jacket.

Isaiah Paytiamo, 26, of Farmington, was found at 1:15 p.m. Feb. 15 by Farmington Police in a Waste Management Truck in the 2500 block of East 20th Street, and he reportedly was refusing to leave.

The truck’s driver, Anthony Montoya, told police that Paytiamo “entered the truck from the passenger side” and his “speech was slurred and he tossed various items around in the truck as he entered,” according to the statement of probable cause.

Montoya reportedly told Paytiamo that he couldn’t be in the truck, before taking the keys and getting out, leaving Paytiamo inside of it.

When police arrived on scene, Paytiamo reportedly exited the truck and ran into the Hutton Plaza Self Storage area, where he was hiding from officers. After a search, they located him, and he said “he was going to climb over the fence, but did not want to be arrested or wanted any confrontation with police,” the probable cause statement states.

Instead of climbing the fence, Paytiamo reportedly removed the Waste Management jacket with the company’s logo and gave it to police. He later told them “he entered the truck and took the jacket to get attention from his girlfriend,” according to the probable cause statement.

Paytiamo began taking off his clothes, removing a black hoodie and a long sleeve black shirt, handing both items to police, before the facility manager arrived on scene and unlocked the gate, so police could access the suspect, according to the statement of probable cause.

When further questioned by police, Paytiamo reportedly admitted to running from police, “because he did not want to go to jail,” and according to the probable cause statement, during the questioning, police noted that there was an “odor of an alcoholic beverage from his person and exhaled breath as he spoke.”

Paytiamo was arrested and booked into the San Juan County Detention Center on a 4th degree felony commercial burglary, a misdemeanor criminal trespass and a misdemeanor resisting, evading or obstructing an officer.

He was released on Feb. 19.