PD: Man arrested for gym locker thefts in Mesa & Scottsdale

Posted at 12:11 PM, May 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-26 20:30:27-04

A man who fled from California was arrested for multiple gym locker thefts in Mesa and Scottsdale.

Police report that from May 7 to May 21 Deonte Harris, age 29, stole items from four fitness clubs in Mesa and Scottsdale. 

Police say Harris stole items from unsecured lockers at three LA Fitness Centers and one Mountainside Fitness location. 

Harris is accused of taking credit cards, cash and car keys from the lockers and also took items from cars, including a computer. Harris reportedly used the credit cards to buy over $2,200 worth of gift cards from various locations.

In total, police say Harris got about $5,000 in cash, gift cards, and property.

Officers caught up with Harris at his hotel in Tempe, near Rio Salado Parkway and Priest Drive. Inside the hotel room police say they found multiple ID's, gift cards, car keys and $450 in cash.

Police say Harris fled from California after committing similar crimes there and is a "multi-state offender" for the same crimes.

Police departments in Phoenix, Tempe and the University of Arizona are also expected to submit complaints against Harris. 

Harris is facing multiple charges of burglary, theft, and identity theft.