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PD: Two suspects in custody after attempted pawn shop burglary in Scottsdale

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Posted at 9:14 AM, Apr 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-19 14:11:29-04

SCOTTSDALE, AZ — The Scottsdale Police Department is investigating an attempted burglary at a pawn shop near Scottsdale Road and Earll Drive Friday morning.

Officers say at around 5:24 a.m. they responded to an alarm call at a Pawn First where two suspects, Travis Stack, 22, and Joshua Bess, 27, have been arrested.

When officers arrived, they located Stack inside the pawn shop and while officers established a perimeter, he moved to a roof of an adjacent business. When he was confronted, he went down into a fenced area and was heard speaking with Bess and would not leave the building, police say.

SWAT personnel then responded and got into a physical altercation with Bess while attempting to take him into custody, officers say.

Bess then became unconscious and officers say he had symptoms of an overdose so they administered Narcan for him to regain consciousness. When officers went inside the building to arrest Stack, they noticed he was unconscious and required Narcan as well to regain consciousness.

Police say there were indications of the burglary inside a vehicle that had been taken by Stack without permission.

The two have been taken to a hospital for treatment and arrested on suspicion of burglary, theft of means of transportation, aggravated assault on officers, and resisting arrest.

Police say the investigation is ongoing.