CREATED Dec. 24, 2012
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Police finally catch a man wanted in connection with a series of car thefts and home burglaries.
Police caught 31-year-old Patrick Joseph Greiwe while he was driving a stolen vehicle in the early morning hours of Monday, Dec. 24, according to Tom Peine with the Pima County Sheriff's Department. Police began looking for Greiwe in September for his involvement in a home burglary.
Deputies responded to a vehicle break-in on September 17 after a bag of money was stolen in the 4100 block of east Bronco Lane, Peine says.
The bag of money was located a short time later. Deputies responded to a home burglary call just four days later in the 3800 block of east Bowman Place. The owner of the home reported that a 2001 Oldsmobile Bravada had been stolen, Peine says.
During the investigation of the home burglary, detectives found evidence linking 31-year-old Patrick Joseph Greiwe to the scene.
Peine tells KGUN9 that Greiwe apparently broke into a construction business in the 4600 block of North Kain Avenue on the same day as the home burglary. The business owner reported the theft of copper and of a 2002 Chevrolet pickup truck.
The crime spree continued in the 3400 block of north Graham Street on October 4, according to Peine. This time the homeowner reported that credit cards, a purse and a laptop were taken. On October 21, deputies responded to a home alarm and discovered that someone had attempted to break into a home in the 16,000 block of north Columbus Blvd, Peine says.
Finally, on November 13, deputies responded to a burglary in the 4300 block of east Palomino Lane. According to Peine, the victim reported his Toyota Supra stolen, along with several large tools from the garage, scuba gear, several computers, a safe and a television.
Peine tells KGUN9 that in all these cases, evidence recovered at the scene and witness statements implicate Greiwe as