A man suspected of hiding in a room at a luxury hotel has been arrested and charged with two counts of burglary.
Sheriff’s officials said Friday they have been able to track down a man who was last seen leaving the room where the suspect is suspected of being hiding, located in the Palomares Country Club Hotel on the Las Cruces Strip.
The man was identified by his brother as Kevin Lohner, 32, a former state corrections officer.
The Las Crucs Police Department identified him as a fugitive and said he was in custody and wanted in connection with two burglaries.
“He has a history of criminal activity,” said Sgt. Paul Rodriguez, Las Cruce Police Department spokesman.
He is expected to appear in court Tuesday.
The burglary charges stem from a break-in at the Paloms Country Club on Oct. 17, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.
Lohner has a criminal history in Nevada dating back to 1998 when he was charged with one count of first-degree burglary, according to the Las Venegas County Sheriff’s Office.
The case was later dismissed.
Lorin Grady, a spokeswoman for the Palomas Country Club, said that Lohninger is currently a guest at the hotel.
Loran Grady said in a statement that the company is cooperating with law enforcement and will work with authorities to assist with their investigation.LOHNER’S OTHER RECORDSLORIN GRADY, a spokesperson for the Las Palomars Country Club said that the hotel is cooperating fully with law enforcment and will continue to do so.
The incident comes amid heightened security measures for the resort and as a result, the resort has taken steps to limit the number of people allowed into the resort for the next three weeks.
Officials have been asked to wear face masks at all times at the resort, including on Friday.
The hotel is also restricting visitors from outside the Palos Palomar International Airport and limiting hotel rooms to two guests at a time.
The Las Palos has closed all but one of its five hotels, with the resort’s lone hotel in the resort being converted into a resort.