Juvenile arrested for string of burglaries

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The city of Maricopa Police Department arrested an unnamed juvenile Wednesday for allegedly burglarizing multiple Maricopa residences.
 
The arrest came after police received a call regarding a suspicious person in the Maricopa Meadows subdivision.
 
Police patrolling the neighborhood spotted a juvenile matching the description of the suspect. The juvenile jumped a fence and made his way onto the Maricopa Wells Middle School campus. The officer followed the juvenile and, after confirming he was not a student, asked him to leave the campus.
 
At that point the juvenile dropped the large duffel bag he was carrying and fled. Additional units responded and captured the suspect, whose duffel bag contained loot from the burglary earlier in the day.
 
Police later connected the suspect to four burglaries committed in Maricopa.
 
The juvenile was booked on two counts of burglary and additional charges are pending. Police are investigating additional suspects identified in the crimes.
 
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