Detectives catch multiple burglary suspects
Patrick Joseph Murphy was arrested and booked into jail on charges of second degree burglary.
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TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Pima County Sheriff's Burglary Unit teamed up with the Fugitive Investigative Strike Team on two different cases to arrest three male suspects for local burglaries.
Deputy Tom Peine tells KGUN9 that two of the men were arrested after police responded to a Travelodge at 4910 West Ina Road Thursday.
Patrick J. Murphy, 27, and accomplice John Moynihan, 27, were seen with a big screen television in their car.
According to Peine, Murphy, who has a criminal history, is suspected in multiple burglaries throughout the County.
The pair were arrested and shipped to the Pima County Adult Detention Center.
Deputies obtained a search warrant allowing them to rummage both suspects' bedrooms and a 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Some items recovered are linked to a burglary earlier in the day on the 7800 block of North Leonardo da Vinci Way.
Moynihan is charged with second degree burglary. Murphy, who was arrested for a felony warrant not pertaining to this burglary, is also charged with second degree burglary.
Nestor Mata-Perez, 22, was arrested Wednesday near 8th Ave and 38th Street and taken to the Pima County Adult Detention Center. He was in possession of methamphetamine.
Forensic evidence leading deputies to suspect him in two burglaries near Tucson Estates.
One break-in resulted in $16 thousand in property lost according to Peine.
Mata-Perez is looking at two counts of second degree burglary and unlawful possession of a dangerous drug.