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MPD makes arrests in "hole in the wall" crime spree
Received from Maricopa Police Department
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
March 25, 2009 -- At the end of January 2009, the Maricopa Police Department identified an unusual set of residential burglaries occurring in the in the area of the Meadows and Alterra communities in the City of Maricopa. The suspects would break a hole in the exterior wall of a residence to make entry, and then burglarize the home taking jewelry, electronics, and video gaming stations. Over the next six weeks, five other burglaries occurred under the same circumstances and Department members worked to investigate the crimes and develop leads.
On March 24, 2009 a break in the investigation lead to the identification of at least 5 suspects involved in these burglaries. Three of the suspects, identified as Isaac C. Solis (19), Peter V. Rizzo (18), and Alvin Bustamante (18), all from the City of Maricopa, were taken into custody. Bustamante has been identified as “Suspect #2” in the police composites released last week. The two other suspects, identified as Shadryck L. Brown (19) of Maricopa and Arnold M. Valenzuela-Lozano Jr. (19) of Guadalupe, are currently wanted for their involvement with these crimes. Police have probable cause to link Brown as “Suspect #1” in the police composite drawings released last week.
These arrests and the ongoing investigation are the culmination of weeks of investigations involving every section of the Maricopa Police Department. Information was collected from traffic stops, crime scenes, crime analysis, and countless hours of investigations and interviews. The Department was able to use all of these pieces together to make the arrests.
The Maricopa Police Department is actively seeking the two outstanding suspects and request the public’s assistance in bringing these remaining criminals to justice and will continue to work to locate and identify stolen property.