Paradise Valley home-intruder flees scene

The Paradise Valley Police Department is at 6433 E. Lincoln Drive. (File photo)

The Paradise Valley Police Department is at 6433 E. Lincoln Drive. (File photo)

A residential burglary was reported in the 6000 block of N. 38th Place of Paradise Valley on Wednesday, Nov. 4, according to the Town of Paradise Valley Police Department.

An adult male called the police at 3:44 p.m. on Wednesday after he found a man in his home after picking his kids up from school, according to a Paradise Valley press release.

No one was harmed in the burglary, but the home-owner reported two handguns missing and police are still searching for the suspect, who fled from the scene.

The suspect was last seen wearing a light-brown, long sleeve shirt and has been described by Paradise Valley police as a white male, mid to late teens with brown hair and approximately 5 foot 9 inches tall.

The side door and the rear sliding glass-door of the residence were left unlocked and the alarm was not set, the release stated.

Paradise Valley officers conducted a canvass of the area, going door-to-door looking for additional information and did not locate any suspect(s) or other burglaries according to the press release.

Lieutenant Michael Horn, of the Town of Paradise Valley Police Department said along with making sure that residents lock their doors and set their alarms, “another tip is when someone knocks on your door or rings the door bell, answer it.”

“Many burglars will ring the doorbell or knock to see if anyone is home. When they don’t get an answer, they assume no one is home and then will attempt to enter,” said Lieutenant Horn.

If you have any information about this crime or any other crimes in Paradise Valley please call the police department crime stopper at 480-948-7410.

For a home security survey or tips on how to make your home safer, please contact Community Resource Officer Kevin Albert at KAlbert@ParadiseValleyAZ.gov.

Editor's Note: Ms. Clark is a student at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism.

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