Paradise Valley police nab suspected burglar following brief chase

The Paradise Valley Police Department is reporting the arrest of a 17-year-old juvenile for one count of burglary and one count of criminal trespass.

The incident occurred Thursday, Aug. 18 in the 5200 block of Desert Vista Drive, police officials say.

“The victim observed a black male open her patio screen door located in her fenced back yard,” said Paradise Valley Police Office Don Blume in an Aug. 18 press release.

“The victim confronted the male who said he was looking for some water. The male left the fenced yard when told to do so by the victim. The victim called 9-1-1 and a responding officer observed a black male fitting the description given run through a wash in the area.”

Following a brief chase, the suspect was apprehended, detained and formerly charged with both a Class 4 felony and criminal trespass in the first degree, according to Officer Blume.

“While investigating this call a second victim was identified who advised he saw the same juvenile male in his bosses fenced back yard in the 5300 block of Desert Vista Drive,” he said.

“After being told to leave the property, the juvenile committed a vehicle burglary at that location. At the time of his arrest, the juvenile was in possession of the stolen items taken from the vehicle burglary.”

The suspect has been booked into the Maricopa County Juvenile Center.

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