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Crime Trackers: Marana theft suspect now behind bars

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A suspect who has been wreaking havoc in the Gladden Farms in Marana is now behind bars. According to police, he was breaking into vehicles and stealing everything he could.

Gladden Farms is a nice and quiet neighborhood. A week ago, police said one man went on a crime spree and broke into several cars. He even stole some weapons.

“A very distinct firearm, an AK-47 in a tennis racquet case, a couple of handguns, computer hard drives,” said Marana Police Department Det. Michael Torres. “There was also a stethoscope.”

Torres said on April 15, some Gladden Farm residents woke up to find their vehicles vandalized and broken into.

One incident had credit cards stolen. One of the cards was used at a Walmart and a car wash on the Northwest Side. Surveillance video showed a man, later identified as Michael Rogge, and a white truck.

MPD’s Directive Action Response Team tracked him to his house, set up surveillance and served a search warrant.

“We go in there and it’s just a cornucopia of items that had been taken,” said Torres.

They found the stolen stethoscope and the clothes he was wearing when caught on surveillance video.

“Hat, shirt, jeans, some cell phones, hard drive,” said Torres.

None of the weapons were found.

Ed Rojas, who lives in Gladden Farms, was surprised to hear about the rash of car busts.

“If you don’t work for it, you don’t have it,” said Rojas. “For someone to take away something you’ve had pride and worked for it, that doesn’t work in the way I think and the way my family is brought up.”

Rogge has been charged with several counts of credit card theft, burglary and identity theft.

He remains in Pima County Jail.

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