Police arrest suspect in Mesa burglaries

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Tyler Day By Jennifer Thomas Tyler Day By Jennifer Thomas
Police said southwest Mesa was getting hit hard with vehicle and residential burglaries. By Jennifer Thomas Police said southwest Mesa was getting hit hard with vehicle and residential burglaries. By Jennifer Thomas

MESA, Ariz. -- Police have arrested a suspect in a string of vehicle and residential burglaries in southwest Mesa.

Patrol officers responded to a call of a suspicious person trying doors on condos in the area of Baseline and Dobson roads at about 4 a.m. Tuesday.

Officers located the suspect vehicle with the engine running and loaded with what would later be identified as stolen property, drugs and weapons, according to police.

Officers caught Tyler Day, 28, as he burst out the front door of a residence while the homeowners slept.

Investigators identified numerous residential and vehicle burglary victims in the complex that night.

Investigators believe Day may be responsible for additional similar crimes in the area.

Day was booked on numerous felony burglary, drugs and weapons charges.