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Oct 26, 2012 7:11 PM

3 suspects arrested for multiple burglaries around Tucson

TUCSON - Three suspects linked to multiple burglaries around town have been arrested over the last two days by Pima County Sheriff's deputies.

On October 25, the Sheriff's Burglary Unit assisted the Fugitive Investigative Strike Team to apprehend 27-year-old Patrick Murphy, a felon, and his accomplice, 27-year-old John Moynihan, at the Travelodge at 4910 W. Ina Road, according to a news release from the Pima County Sheriff's Department.

The two were seen with a large-screen television in the vehicle, and a search warrant was served on their hotel rooms and a Jeep. Authorities found property, cash, electronics and jewelry; some of the items were linked to a burglary that occurred that same day in the 7800 block of North Leonardo da Vinci Way, the release states. Both suspects were taken into custody and charged with Second Degree Burglary.

On October 24, sheriff's deputies and the PCSD Burglary Unit, while investigating burglaries in the Tucson Estates area, arrested 22-year-old Nestor Mata-Perez, who was identified as a suspect in two burglaries. He was located and detained near South 8th Avenue and West 38th Street, the release states. Forensic evidence at the scene implicated Mata-Perez as a suspect.Nearly $16,000 worth of property was reported stolen from one of the burglary locations.

Mata-Perez was in possession of methamphetamine at the time of his detention, the release states. He was booked into Pima County Adult Detention Center on two counts of Second Degree Burglary and Unlawful Possession of a Dangerous Drug.

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