The Daily Courier Logo
Trusted local news leader for Prescott area communities since 1882
11:16 AM Sat, Jan. 19th

Man allegedly broke into van while drunk

Prescott police booked a man into the county jail on misdemeanor charges of criminal trespassing and criminal damage April 8 after he entered a family's unlocked minivan, opened their garage door, and broke the minivan's turn signal.

The suspect's name and booking photo are not included in this story per Courier policy not to identify by name people who are charged with misdemeanors.

At 11:18 p.m., officers answered a call about a burglary in progress in the 700 block of Kopavi Trail after a caller told dispatchers an unknown person opened the garage door to their home and she wasn't sure if the person was in the house.

The woman also told dispatchers her husband was outside because they thought the suspect was inside their minivan. When officers arrived, they found a man sitting inside minivan, told him to get out with his hands up, but the man sat inside the minivan with his hands in the air instead, according to the police report.

One officer opened the minivan's sliding door, detained the man, and took him to the police station. At the police station, the man, who was intoxicated and smelled of alcohol, said he did not understand the Miranda warnings, was uncooperative, and yelled profanities at officers, according to the police report.