Man accused of burglary, arson in Glendale

Posted at 11:31 AM, Jan 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-11 13:31:15-05

Police arrested a man accused of burglary and arson in Glendale over the weekend.

According to court documents, officers observed forced entry into Gaston Jewelers near 35th Avenue and Bell Road just after 3 a.m. on Saturday.

Shortly after, a man was seen leaving a dumpster fire at a Burger King across the street.

The man, identified as Victor Hugo Juarez, told police that he set the fire to alert them of the burglary.

Officers found $1,600 worth of jewelry in his pocket during a search. Surveillance video from the jewelry store showed a man that resembled Juarez with another man, both wearing face masks.  

The second suspect is still outstanding. 

Juarez was charged with burglary, criminal damage and arson.