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Prescott police arrest two men in Walmart vehicle burglary

Seth Taylor

Seth Taylor

Prescott police detectives arrested two men on Dec. 23 on charges including burglary after following up leads on items stolen from a vehicle in a store parking lot.

Officers booked Brendan McDonough, 19, of Prescott Valley and Seth Taylor, 19, into the Yavapai County Jail in Camp Verde on felony charges of burglary in the third degree and trafficking in stolen property.

During the burglary in September, two suspects stole items from a vehicle parked in the lot of the Walmart on Gail Gardner Way, said Lt. Andy Reinhardt, spokesman for the Prescott Police Department.

Detectives identified the license plate number of the vehicle the suspects left the scene in after examining store video and learned the vehicle was registered to McDonough, Reinhardt said.

"An MVD check of his license photo showed that McDonough was the same person detectives had seen in the video," Reinhardt said. "Detectives checked into his known associates and identified 19-year-old Seth Taylor as the person with him at Walmart."

When detectives spoke with McDonough and Taylor, the men admitted to the burglary, Reinhardt said. Then detectives recovered items stolen from the vehicle and returned them to their rightful owner.