Police use video surveillance to track down vehicle used in burglaries
SIERRA VISTA (KGUN9-TV) - Detectives in Sierra Vista identified a vehicle that has been used in multiple burglaries using video surveillance.
Sierra Vista Police detectives from the Property Crimes Unit learned that the vehicle belonged to 32-year-old Michael Dale Arends and they alerted police to be on the lookout for the vehicle, according to Cpl. Scott Borgstadt with the Sierra Vista Police Department.
Borgstadt tells KGUN9 that the vehicle was located in mid-December with one occupant who fled from police on foot.
Using the video surveillance, police were able to obtain a search warrant for the vehicle. During a search of the vehicle, police found numerous items from various burglaries and check fraud cases, according to Borgstadt.
Police were then able to obtain a search warrant for Arends' home, located in the 4800 block of Paseo Arruza. The search of Arends' home led detectives to evidence of other crimes being investigated by detectives, Borgstadt said.
Officers attempted to make contact with Arends on Thursday, Dec. 20 after he was seen walking on Fry Boulevard. Arends fled on foot but was later located on a roof of a home in the 2200 block of Carmelita Drive.
Arends was arrested and charged with multiple counts of burglary, trafficking in stolen property, possession of stolen property, criminal trespassing, possession of narcotic drugs, possession of dangerous drugs for sale and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Arends also had warrants for Failure to Appear and Child Support Delinquency. He was booked into the Cochise County Jail, according to Borgstadt.