Originally Published: January 3, 2018 6 a.m.
Yavapai County Sheriff’s deputies have identified the man they said stole more than $5,000 worth of tools from a construction site in Prescott Valley on Dec. 4, 2017 and then pawned at least two of the tools, according to YCSO spokesman Dwight D’Evelyn.
The pawn slips identified Pedro Alaniz, 30, of Chino Valley, D’Evelyn said, and deputies served a search warrant on Alaniz’s last known address on Dec. 23, but Alaniz was not there.
Police did recover 15 more stolen items at the Cantfield Avenue residence, D’Evelyn said, and also learned that Steven Hackleman, 20, was a suspect.
On Dec. 30, a deputy viewed security video from the pawn shop, and it “clearly” showed both Alaniz and Hackleman pawning stolen property, D’Evelyn said.
The next day, Hackleman was arrested and charged with theft and receiving stolen property.
Deputies are looking for Pedro Alaniz and ask anyone with information about where he can be found to call the Sheriff’s Office at 928-771-3260 or make an anonymous tip to Yavapai Silent Witness at 1-800-932-3232. If your tip leads to an arrest, you will be eligible for a cash reward.