On May 2, 2017, an unknown male suspect entered the property located along the north side of Highway 96, mile marker 7.5, just north of “Pikes Place,” south of Bagdad, AZ. The 63-year-old male victim told deputies a suspect attempted to enter his home by climbing through the kitchen window just before 5 PM. When the victim, asleep at the time, was awoken he confronted the suspect who eventually fled. The victim was delayed in calling the Sheriff’s Office due to lack of phone service in the area. The victim provided a suspect description and indicated he could identify the suspect if seen again.
Late the next day, the victim contacted YCSO to report a stolen vehicle and burglary at “Pikes Place,” where he is a caretaker. According to the victim, the thefts occurred the prior day, May 2nd, sometime during the evening hours. The victim noted the loss of a shotgun from inside the building and theft of his white Dodge pickup truck. Deputies submitted the pickup truck license plate into a law enforcement data base as stolen. At approximately 8:45 PM that evening, May 3rd, deputies were informed the stolen truck had been found abandoned in Kingman, AZ. During the investigation, deputies developed evidence showing the burglary suspect was the same suspect who abandoned the truck in Kingman.
Deputies also discovered the suspect had stopped at the S and G convenience store in Bagdad on the evening of May 2nd and were able to recover security video. Based on a description provided by the victim, deputies found the apparent suspect in the video. When the victim reviewed the video, he confirmed this was the suspect who tried to burglarize his home and, he believes, later stole his truck. Deputies concurred.
The suspect is described as a male Hispanic adult, long hair, who appeared ‘dirty,’ thin build, wearing a black shirt and blue jeans with holes in them.
If anyone has information regarding the identity of this suspect, please call the Sheriff’s Office at 928-771-3260 or Yavapai Silent Witness at 1800-932-3232. Refer to case number 17-015330.
Citizens can contact the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office with information or questions at 928-771-3260 or the YCSO website: www.ycsoaz.gov