PD: Chandler police K-9 helps capture two burglars near Dobson and Frye roads

Posted: 2:13 PM, Mar 04, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-04 16:13:25-05
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CHANDLER, AZ — A Chandler police dog helped locate two burglary suspects in a storage shed who allegedly stole $6,500 in goods from a home.

On February 25, the Cliff Castle Casino news chopper was over a Chandler neighborhood near Dobson and Frye roads, where police apprehended two burglary suspects.

Court paperwork says that police spotted two men, 18-year-old Vincent Stewart and 26-year-old Adrian Fidel Nevarez as they were coming out of a back gate and into an alley.

They had previously entered a nearby home and allegedly stole $6,500 worth of property including two rifles, designer shoes and purse, two laptop computers and various other electronic devices.

They allegedly stored the items near the back gate before cutting the lock off the gate.

They ran through the neighborhood jumping fences after being spotted by police. A police K-9 officer located them in a storage shed about a block away.

Police say Nevarez refused to come out of the shed and was bitten by the police dog. Police say Nevarez is "an active burglar," having been released from prison in July 2018 for "numerous burglary convictions."

Both men are facing charges of burglary and criminal trespassing.