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Surprise Police Department Police Department
14250 W. Statler Plaza
Surprise, Arizona 85374
Office 623.222.4000
Fax 623.222.4008
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For Immediate Release Wednesday, December 14, 2011
CONTACT: Sergeant Bert Anzini 
Public Information Officer
623 222-4000

Recent Property Crime Arrests by Surprise Police

SURPRISE, AZ (December 14, 2011 ) The Surprise Police Department has arrested several suspects’ responsible for several recent property crimes.  Jesse Howe, age 18, of Surprise, and a 17 year old suspect, of El Mirage, were arrested on Monday, December 5, for burglary charges resulting from their failed attempt to burglarize a Surprise residence.  Stolen property recovered from Howe’s vehicle included two laptops, an Ipad, and jewelry that were taken from at least two additional burglaries.  The property has since been returned to the victims.

Surprise Police arrested Matthew Brown, age 18, of Surprise, for burglary on Saturday, November 26. Brown was seen by witnesses carrying a television as he walked away from a home in a residential neighborhood.  Brown was also arrested for charges related to burglary and trespassing in six additional crimes and is listed as a person of interest in 10 other property related crimes.

David Altamirano, age 19, of Surprise, was charged with trafficking in stolen property on Wednesday, December 7.  Altamirano was already in jail for trespassing in a residential yard at the time Surprise Police added the charge.  Altamirano has been arrested for five additional property related crimes prior to his most recent arrest.

A 15 year old suspect of Surprise was arrested by Surprise Police for trafficking in stolen property on Sunday, November 27.  The suspect used Craigslist to sell a professional grade digital camera that was taken from an unlocked vehicle in Surprise three days earlier.  Plain clothes officers met the juvenile suspect and placed him under arrest when he tried to sell them the camera.

Surprise Police are increasing their presence in neighborhoods and encouraging members of the community to report suspicious activity to continue to impact a recent increase in property crime.