Two (2) Douglas males (ages 11 and 13) arrested for multiple burglaries
On December 29th, 2017 at approx. 9:45 P.M. Douglas Police Officers responded to the area of the Sonora Vista Apartments, 1600 block of Van Buren Avenue, in reference to a past occurred burglary. During their initial investigation, Officers were informed by the victim that unknown person(s) had entered their residence and had taken items such as a PS4 game console, PS4 games and DVD Movies. Officers began their investigation and conducted further search of the area for possible suspects or evidence.
During their search of the area, Douglas Police Officers found items thrown on the ground around the area of the apartment complex, which included a bag filled with cosmetics and other items and games. Douglas Police Officers began to investigate further for other possible victims or any possible suspects. During their investigation, Officers found four (4) additional victims of burglaries or thefts of their property in or near the same area.
Douglas Police Officer developed a name of a possible suspect and began a search for him. Douglas Police Sergeant found two male juveniles, one of who was an investigative lead, in the area of 12th Street and A Avenue riding bicycles and carrying a flat screen TV. Upon making contact with the subject, the Sergeant detained both juveniles and subsequently conducted follow up interviews regarding the burglaries.
Douglas Police Officers discovered that both juveniles were involved in the burglaries near the Sonora Vista Apartments and an additional location was disclosed, which was the U.S. Post Office on 10th Street and F Avenue. Officers were informed that the juveniles had entered the post office and had taken property from back room of the post office.
Douglas Police Officers arrested an 11 year old male and a 13 year old male, who were charged with multiple counts of Burglary, False Information to Police, Criminal Damage and Thefts. Both subjects were transported to the Cochise County Juvenile Detention Center pending a court hearing. Douglas Police Officers were able to recover most of the property that was reported missing, which included the Flat Screen Television, PS4 and PS3 game consoles, additional games, DVD Movies, cosmetics, two bicycles and other items, over $700 worth of property.
Douglas Police Department would like to remind the community to be proactive and document your valuables. Take pictures of your electronics, to include their serial numbers, secure any valuable into a safe or other safe location. Douglas Police Department offers a form online to use for documenting your valuables. For more information contact the Douglas Police Department at 520-417-7550.