Pima County burglar caught in the act

pima county crookOn the early morning of September 14, Pima County Sheriff deputies were called to the 4700 block of E. Silverpuffs Way, in reference to a call about a resident was trying to detain an unknown male he found breaking into his home.

When deputies arrived, they learned the victim heard some noises outside his home and went out to investigate. Once outside he noticed an unknown male, later identified as 21-year-old Caesar Chavez, on his property. A struggle ensued when the resident tried to detain Chavez until deputies arrived. During the struggle, the victim along with Chavez suffered minor scrapes and bruises. The victim was able to detain Chavez until deputies arrived approximately three minutes later. During the course of the investigation, deputies found a window screen that had been tampered with. They also located three vehicles on the property that had been broken into. They found items that were in one of the vehicles in Chavez’s pocket. Cesar Chavez was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

He was then taken to the Pima County Adult Detention Center and booked on the following charges:
• Two counts of Third Degree Burglary
• Attempted Second Degree Burglary
• Attempted Theft of Means Of Transportation

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