3 linked to Tucson burglary cases

2013-03-19T14:02:00Z 2013-03-19T14:17:37Z 3 linked to Tucson burglary casesArizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

Three people were arrested as they left a midtown home they had just burglarized, Tucson police said Tuesday.

The three are believed to have been responsible for at least three other burglaries, police said.

Merced V. Lopez, 30, Heather Lopez, 32, and Christopher Guzman, 26, are each facing one count of burglary. Other charges are pending, according to a news release from Tucson police.

Tucson police said on March 5 a homeowner in the 5600 block of North Wilshire Drive, near East Broadway and South Craycroft Road, reported he returned home and saw a man carrying items from his house into a waiting pickup truck. The burglars drove away but the homeowner was able to get the truck’s  license plate number.

On March 13, detectives were following up the case and went to a home in the 6900 block of East Kingston Drive, near Broadway and North Kolb Road, police said.

Detectives located the pickup truck from the March 5 incident and detained its three occupants. Detectives learned the three had just burglarized the home they were seen leaving, police said.

Detectives obtained a search warrant for the residence of the three arrested  in the 1100 block of South Duquesne, near East 22nd Street and South Wilmot Road, and found property from two other burglaries, including items stolen from a neighbor’s home Jan. 28 and items stolen from a home in the 1800 block of Augusta Circle on March. 4, police said.

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