Suspect in El Mirage burglary arrested, another suspect loose

EL MIRAGE, AZ - A 19-year-old male was arrested Wednesday after allegedly burglarizing a West Valley home and trying to burglarize another with second suspect.

According to El Mirage police, officers responded to a residence near El Mirage and Cactus roads after receiving a call from a woman who returned home to find her house had been burglarized.

The women reportedly found her back door pried open and items missing from inside the home.

Neighbors who witnessed part of the incident said they saw a gray sedan with white lettering on the rear window leave the home.

Police said neighbors were also able to provide police with a partial license plate number.

Later the same day, officers were called to a home in near Thunderbird and Dysart roads after an attempted burglary.

Witnesses saw two suspects make an unsuccessful attempt to break in through the back door.

The suspects of the attempted burglary were reportedly driving a vehicle that matched the description of the first incident and witnesses were able to match the license plate number with that of the original vehicle.

El Mirage detectives found the vehicle in Surprise after surveillance and performed a traffic stop with Surprise police.

According to police, property from the El Mirage burglary was discovered in the vehicle.

While the identity of one suspect is still unknown, the other suspect, 19-year-old Marcos Luis Resendes was arrested.

Resendes was charged with burglary, attempted burglary and hindering prosecution.

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