Arrest made in online trafficking of stolen property

Troy Reece (submitted photo)

Troy Reece (submitted photo)

One man has been booked into Maricopa County’s 4th Avenue jail after attempting to sell stolen items from a previous Paradise Valley burglary online.

On Jan. 13, a business in the 6400 block of Doubletree Ranch Road reported additional items missing after a theft had been discovered late in December.

In the December case, an officer discovered the theft when he located a subject and stolen property nearby. Evidence at the scene tied the subject to the stolen property, according to a press release. Subsequently the subject, Troy D. Reece was charged with the theft and given a court date. When Reece did not appear, a warrant was issued for his arrest.

Reece became a person of interest when additional items were found to be missing; however detectives were not able to locate him. In late May, Reece was taken into custody but was able to bond out of jail before Paradise Valley detectives could interview him.

On June 3, detectives learned that Reece was trying to sell items on a social networking app, the release stated. Detectives were able to get pictures of those items and they were identified as the same items that were reported stolen on Jan. 13.

Contact was made with Reece and a meeting was arranged in Phoenix under the pretense of purchasing those items. When Mr. Reece arrived, he was taken into custody without incident. In the back of Reece’s vehicle were the items that were stolen months before.

Detectives will be obtaining a search warrant before completing a more thorough search of the vehicle and its contents. Reece was charged with three counts of trafficking in stolen property and booked into MCSO’s 4th Avenue jail.

Anyone with information about this crime and other crimes in Paradise Valley are urged to call the police department crime stopper at 480-948-7410.

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