Police: Mesa neighbors follow burglary suspect recently released from jail, contact police

Posted at 11:25 AM, Feb 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-16 13:27:29-05

Alert residents of a Mesa neighborhood helped in the arrest of a suspected burglar who was recently released from jail awaiting trial on other charges. 

Mesa Police report that a man, later identified as 25-year-old Ashton Lloyd Weinert, was seen by residents leaving a home near Stapley and University drives on February 11.

The witnesses followed him and saw him dropping items that he had allegedly stolen from the home.

When police captured Weinert, they found more items that he had taken from the home. The homeowner also showed police surveillance video of Weinert in her home.

Court documents indicate that the items taken from the home are worth about $3,000. Weinert, police say, was also wearing an ankle monitor, having already been arrested for shoplifting and drug charges.

He is now being held without bond on charges of burglary and theft.