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Crime Trackers: Illegal Guns

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MARANA - A convicted felon is wanted by the Marana Police Department. He is 31-year-old Genaro Galvan.

Detectives told News 4 Tucson he’s a serial shoplifter and customizes firearms.

Galvan is a prohibited possessor who shouldn’t even be around guns. Detective Mike Torres said they responded to a shoplifting call at Sportsman Warehouse on April 24th. Loss Prevention employees said he had stolen a box of ammunition. 

They said they were keeping an eye on him because he had been in the store before and shoplifted. Galvan knew Loss Prevention was after him so he ran out of the store.  Marana police said they got to the store and saw him running. 

Galvan got into his girlfriend’s vehicle and tried to get away. 

After coming into contact with police, he reversed the vehicle and ended up crashing into another vehicle.

Galvan fled on foot, one officer went after him and saw him go over a block wall.  The officer said he waited for back up.  Once they had arrived, the officer came across a man who claimed he was the homeowner. 

He proceeded to tell the officer he was free to look around.

Detective Torres said the suspect had paid the homeowner $10.00 to get a shirt and cap.

So the officer saw Galvan climb over the wall wearing one thing, and he left wearing different clothing. That’s how Galvan slipped by them.

Meanwhile, Marana police served a search warrant on the vehicle.  They found a 45 caliber Smith and Wesson MP in the front, along with that another gun, a 38 snub nose Smith and Wesson. 

In the trunk is where police found rolled into a carpet a customized AR 15. 

Etched on rear site of the rifle was USMC which police said stands for United States Marine Corps.

According to detectives Galvan had gone to several stores and had stolen rifle scopes.  He then would take some of them to pawn shops and get about $500.00.

It’s estimated he stole about $3,000 worth of merchandise.  That elevated his charges to organized retail theft.

It was also revealed Galvan had spent time in prison on weapons charges. 

Less than three months after his release police said he stole rifle scopes from Big Five Sporting Goods.  He was caught on surveillance cameras.

Detective Torres said it’s important to find him and get him off the streets.  He added Galvan is a danger to the public and to law enforcement.

If you have information call 9-1-1 or 88-CRIME.

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