Man accused of breaking into 2 vehicles, giving false ID arrested


Update: The name of the man suspected of burglary in this incident gave a false ID to police. This resulted in the only name known at the time of the arrest to be used by police in processing documents that InMaricopa obtained. Through subsequent investigation, MPD obtained the correct identity of the suspect and provided it to InMaricopa. This report reflects the man’s correct name.

A man is facing felony charges after his arrest in connection with the entry of two unlocked vehicles on Feb. 19.  

Steven Birdgmon was arrested on two counts of third-degree burglary after he was identified by a witness and a home security camera. 

At about 8:15 p.m., Birdgmon gained access to a vehicle on North Sunset Drive in Cobblestone Farms and left with a pair of sunglasses, according to the probable-cause statement.  

Minutes later, surveillance video from a home on West Redrock Road showed Birdgmon entering a second vehicle parked in a driveway. He left with a purse and a wallet, police said. 

Watching the camera footage, police saw Birdgmon hiding from passing vehicles and moving between driveways with the purse in hand.  

Birdgmon then headed toward Cobblestones Farms Drive, where police stopped him at about 10 p.m.  

According to the police report, Birdgmon matched the description given by a witness on North Sunset Drive and the suspect in the video.  

Birdgmon initially denied entering vehicles and jumping yards, police said.  

The purse has yet to be recovered.  

Birdgmon was booked into Pinal County jail on Feb. 20.