Man who stole from STPD sergeant admits guilt

2013-01-08T13:31:00Z 2013-01-08T13:38:43Z Man who stole from STPD sergeant admits guiltKim Smith Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
January 08, 2013 1:31 pm  • 

A 21-year-old man who swiped a South Tucson police sergeant's loaded gun, several knives and handcuffs while he was otherwise engaged has already entered a plea agreement.

Jose Valenzuela was indicted on Nov. 2 on burglary and theft charges after he went into Sgt. Sean Masters' patrol car and stole the above items and others.

Valenzuela pleaded guilty to theft by control a couple of weeks ago.

Judge Michael Miller could place Valenzuela on probation Jan. 23 or sentence him to between four months and 2 years in prison.

If he's placed on probation and does well, the charge could be designated a misdemeanor.


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