Suspect with multiple warrants arrested after standoff

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — Thursday, the United States Marshals Service attempted to arrest
Victor Daniel Contreras in the Ventana Ranch subdivision, located in Western Albuquerque. Contreras
was wanted on a Federal Firearms charge and a state felony warrant for Criminal Sexual Penetration. At
the time of the initial endeavor, Contreras refused to comply with lawful commands to exit the
residence. Due to the underlying charges, the USMS Task Force conducted a surround and contain and
requested the assistance of the Bernalillo County Sheriffs Office SWAT team.
Multiple attempts were made to establish communication with Contreras, who continued to ignore such
efforts. Eventually, BCSO SWAT fully deployed and assumed operational control. Subsequently,
Contreras was taken into custody after the deployment of a less-than-lethal impact munition. Contreras
was medically assessed by Emergency Medical Services, which staged at the scene and medically cleared
at a local medical center.
Additionally, Contreras’ girlfriend McKenna Campbell, was arrested at a different location, for a related
Federal Firearms charge. No other injuries nor damage to other property was reported, at this time.
“Safety and precision in handling high-risk situations are paramount. The successful apprehension of
Victor Daniel Contreras underscores the excellent coordination and expertise of our SWAT team
alongside the U.S. Marshals Service,” stated Sheriff John Allen of the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office.
“This operation showcases the effectiveness of our combined efforts and our shared commitment to
maintaining public safety.”
Contreras was booked into the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Detention Center on the local charges,
with a Federal Warrant hold. Campbell was immediately taken into Federal custody and will have an
initial appearance in the forthcoming days.
“We are highly appreciative of all of our law enforcement partners,” said Russell Lashley, Acting United
States Marshal-District of New Mexico. “Operations, such as this event, are demonstrative of how safely
and effectively we can serve our community,” he continued.
This investigation was the culmination of efforts by multiple law enforcement agencies, including the
Bernalillo County Sheriffs Office, the Albuquerque Police Department, the New Mexico State Police and
the United States Marshals Service-Southwest Investigative Fugitive Team (NM)