Paradise Valley police name Schireman as burglary suspect

Police officials say they have identified Preston Tait Schireman as a suspect in a May 2015 residential burglary in the 6900 block of east Bronco Drive within the Town of Paradise Valley.

Preston Tait Schireman

Preston Tait Schireman

The physical evidence collected from the burglary scene was submitted to the Scottsdale Police Crime Lab immediately after the crime occurred allegedly linking Schireman to the burglary, an April 18 press release states.

Police officials contend Schireman has long been a person of interest in several crimes in Paradise Valley as well as Phoenix.

“Schireman, who has a history of providing false names to police and is considered an escape risk, was stopped by Phoenix Police while driving the burglary victim’s stolen motorcycle, he was also stopped and detained by Paradise Valley Police in August 2015 after burglarizing several vehicles,” Paradise Valley Sgt. Michael Horn said in the release.

“Schireman escaped from police in both of those encounters and was subsequently arrested for yet another residential burglary in Phoenix while still wearing handcuffs.”

Schireman, who was released with a $1,000 bond in August 2015 subsequently failed to appear for sentencing in Maricopa County Superior Court, and is currently a fugitive of justice, police officials say.

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

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