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6:19 AM Tue, Nov. 20th

Police detain man, teen in connection with multiple vehicle burglaries

A Prescott Valley police officer who saw a suspect trying to open a vehicle door Friday morning in the 4600 block of Miner detained the suspect after he tried to hide when the officer shined a light on him and later found several allegedly stolen items on him.

During the investigation, officers found multiple victims in the area of Sauter Drive and Miner in Prescott Valley and several persons of interest, said Sgt. Brandon Bonney, spokesman for the Prescott Valley Police Department.

Officers have detained an adult male and juvenile male in connection with the burglaries, Bonney said.

"We have approximately 12 different burglaries at this point and there may be more that have not been discovered," Bonney said. "I do not have formal charges or names at this point. The investigation is ongoing."

Investigators said the suspects went into unlocked vehicles and took small electronics, cash, and other items of value, Bonney said.

Prescott Valley police ask anyone who lives in this area to check their vehicles and purses to see if any items are missing, Bonney said.

"We want people in those areas to check their cars and trucks and if they find anything missing to call us," Bonney said. "One of our victims did not know she had been a victim until we called her to tell her we found her ID. They took it out of her purse that was left in her vehicle and left her purse behind."

Also look for items that may not belong to you, because the suspects may have dropped property that belongs to others inside your vehicle, Bonney said, adding that such items should be reported to police.

If you have property missing or any information regarding this case, call Detective Jeremy Martin at 772-5142 or email jmartin@pvaz.net.