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Buckeye police arrest 3 in connection to string of car burglaries

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Posted at 2:54 PM, Feb 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-01 17:17:11-05

BUCKEYE, AZ — Buckeye police arrested three men tied to a string of more than a dozen car burglaries that happened Sunday.

Officers were called to the Blue Horizons neighborhood near Yuma Road and Jackrabbit Trail where a victim reported having items stolen from his car. This report was the second vehicle theft report Buckeye police had received Sunday morning, according to police.

With the information provided by the victim, officers were lead to a home several blocks away.

Three individuals were contacted and interviewed by authorities.

Police said all three individuals admitted to being involved in 12 to 15 burglaries that happened in that neighborhood early Sunday morning.

At least one of the individuals was allegedly armed with a handgun during the suspected burglaries, according to police.

Four victims were found and authorities were able to help recover all of the property stolen during the burglaries. Police believe there may be more victims who have not yet reported information to the authorities.

The three men arrested, 19-year-old Jason Hughes, 18-year-old Paul Stanley and 19-year-old Noah Covarrubias were booked into Maricopa County Jail for felony charges that include burglary and assisting a criminal syndicate.