Homeowner's wildlife camera helps deputies nab burglary suspects
A homeowner's game camera caught two people whom detectives believe may be connected to a string of burglaries in the area.Photo: Video by kgun9.com
CREATED Oct. 13, 2012
Reporter: Claire Doan
Web Producer: Taylor Higgins
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - A man and a woman are in custody after video surveillance caught the couple - as identified by detectives - burglarizing a Foothills home.
A homeowner living in the 6200 block of north Canyon Drive called 911 on Sept. 25 to report that their residence had been burglarized, according to Tom Peine with the Pima County Sheriff's Department.
Deputies in the Foothills District responded to the scene and learned that the homeowner's game camera captured footage of 25-year-old Courtney Alanne Bailey and 28-year-old Adam Michael Baca burglarizing the home.
Later in the investigation, detectives with the Sheriff's Burglary Unit learned that an item that was stolen from the Foothills home had been pawned at a local pawn shop.
Peine told KGUN9 that additional evidence helped detectives obtain a search warrant for a residence in the 1800 block of west Orange Grove Road. The warrant was served Friday, Oct. 12.
During the search of this residence, deputies garnered evidence that helped detectives identify two people who lived in the 400 block of west Lavery Lane, Peine said.
Detectives obtained an additional search warrant for this property and served it Friday night. Here, investigators found Bailey and Baca.
According to Peine, evidence found during this search linked Bailey and Baca to the Foothills burglary that occurred on Sept. 25.
Bailey and Baca are out of jail, after being released by Pretrial Services. They face second-degree burglary charges. Detectives believe the couple may be linked to other burglaries in the Foothills area.