Chandler trespasser 'booby traps' home, injures owner, police say

Posted at 11:00 AM, Sep 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-11 15:58:06-04

A trespasser is accused of using drugs in a Chandler home and setting up "booby traps", leaving the homeowner injured.

Chandler police report that in early September, they arrested 31-year-old Curtis Raul Stevenson for criminal trespassing. 

Stevenson is accused of entering a home in late July, near Arizona Avenue and Elliot Road, where he began using drugs. Police say Stevenson "booby-trapped" the home, placing a large kitchen knife on top of the front door. 

When the homeowner returned, the knife fell, causing a large cut to the top of his head. 

Stevenson was confronted by the victim’s son, who is a former acquaintance of Stevenson. Stevenson ran naked from the home and escaped. Police later found drug paraphernalia on a table in the house. 

Stevenson was located and arrested last week. 

He has been charged with criminal trespassing.