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3:25 PM Sat, Sept. 22nd

Man arrested on suspicion of trespassing

Agripino Juan Mejia-Pedroza

Agripino Juan Mejia-Pedroza

Prescott police arrested a man Sunday on charges of criminal trespass per domestic violence after officers found him inside his wife's home violating a court order prohibiting from contacting his wife and children.

An officer booked Agripino Juan Mejia-Pedroza, 31, of Prescott Valley, into the county jail on charges of criminal trespass per domestic violence and interfering with judicial proceedings per domestic violence.

The woman told the officer she had stepped out of her home for a few minutes, but when she returned home she saw a light she had left off was now on. The woman told the officer that she had been having trouble with Mejia-Pedroza, so she walked to a neighbor's home and called police.

When the officer entered the home, Mejia-Pedroza told the officer that he just wanted to see his kids, according to the police report.

The officer noticed that a window was unlatched and that a window screen had been removed, and one of the children told the officer that they did not let their father inside the home.