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Chino Valley teen arrested, charged with several vehicle burglaries in Prescott Valley

Justin E. Sandy, 18, of Chino Valley

Justin E. Sandy, 18, of Chino Valley

PRESCOTT VALLEY - Police arrested an 18-year-old Chino Valley man on Friday on multiple charges of burglary and credit card theft, a Prescott Valley police spokesman said.

Officers checking on a rash of burglaries from vehicles that had occurred the night before found that a credit card taken from one had been used at a convenience store, PVPD Commander Art Askew said and, after looking a surveillance video from the store, officers were able to get a photo of the car involved and the suspect who drove it.

Officers learned that the car had been impounded by Chino Valley police after a hit-and-run crash in which the suspect got away from officers.

When police contacted the owner of the car, they were told that Justin E. Sandy of Chino Valley had the car during the time of the burglaries, Askew said.

A search of the car turned up items stolen in other burglaries in Granville, Askew said.

Meanwhile, CVPD had arrested Sandy and they turned him over to Prescott Valley law enforcement authorities.

"During interviews with Sandy, he denied any knowledge or involvement in the burglaries," Askew said.

He was booked into the Camp Verde jail.

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