Residential Burglary Arrested
November 8, 2007
The Mesa Police Department arrested a suspect
who was responsible for five residential burglaries and a
vehicle burglary all within a few square miles. After an
extensive search by Mesa Police, 18-year-old Abel Angel
Ramos-Armendariz was arrested on October 26, 2007 inside a
residence hiding underneath a pile of clothes in the area of 900
S. MacDonald in Mesa.
In all six incidents Abel entered through a window after
forcing the window open. He would then enter and ransack the
residence looking for valuable items and cash throughout the
residence. Abel stated during his interview to detectives he
later sold or pawned the items he stole.
Mesa Police Detectives have been able to forensically link
Abel to all six burglaries. According to detectives, since July
they have noticed an increase of residential burglaries in
neighborhoods along 8th Avenue from Extension to Horne.
Detectives stated in many of police reported residential
burglaries from that area the method of operation was similar to
the cases Abel has been charged in. Detectives expect to uncover
more residential and vehicle burglaries and link them to Abel
through ongoing investigations.
The total amount of damage and value of items stolen by Abel
are at least $8,000.
This investigation was a job well done by all at the Dobson
Mesa Police want to provide you with a few crime prevention
tips to prevent your house from being burglarized:
- Make sure you have locks in or around your windows and
doors to prevent them from being forced open.
- Close all your windows and doors when away from home and
if you are home make sure the only windows and/or doors open
are in the room you are occupying.
- Know who your neighbors are and report ANYsuspicious
person/s, vehicle/s or activity you see.