ROC MOST WANTED ARREST

Victor Omar Covarrubias, Jr., age 46

PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- On Monday morning a Neighborhood Enforcement Team of the Phoenix Police Department arrested one of the Most Wanted Unlicensed Entities of the Arizona Registrar of Contractors.

Breanna Bang, public information liaison of AZ ROC, reported that around 8:30 a.m. on Monday, 46-year-old Omar Covarrubias, Jr., of Scottsdale, was arrested at a Phoenix Walgreens in the area of Northern and 51st avenues.

Covarrubias is facing two felony charges and one misdemeanor charge that the Maricopa County Attorney's Office filed against him in 2018. These charges include theft, taking the identity of another and contracting without a license.

These charges stem from an AZ ROC investigation that discovered Covarrubias took $2,000 from an elderly couple in Buckeye for a landscaping project that he never started, investigators said.

In addition, Covarrubias is wanted for failing to appear three times for a restitution hearing at the San Maros Justice Court in October of 2017, and on order to show cause at the Arcadia Biltmore Justice Court in March of 2018. All these cases were related to the AZ ROC investigation.

On May 13, an initial appearance hearing was held for the 2018 and 2017 cases at the Maricopa County Justice Courts and Maricopa County Superior Court.

AZ ROC has investigated 15 unlicensed complaints against Covarrubias since 2014.

He has worked under the names Abrasive Pool Industries, Agua Azul Pool Service, Covarrs Pools LLC, Aqua Marina Pools LLC, Aqua Marina Pools & Landscaping LLC and AZ Finest Pools.

According to AZ ROC, Covarrubias took a blended sum of $97,665 from Arizona homeowners who paid for landscaping and pool repair and construction that he left incomplete.

The targeted homeowners lived in Buckeye, Cave Creek, Chandler, Glendale, Mesa, Phoenix and Waddell.

Twelve out of the 15 investigations were submitted for prosecution. Three concluded in civil citations that included $7,000 in civil penalty fees.

For more information about all Unlicensed Violations and people on the AZ ROC's Most Wanted Unlicensed Entity List, click here.

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(8) comments

bjun78

We have been dealing with this guy since Feb! We have an empty pool and have been strung along for months! He has been completely paid for the job. And he has recruited a "buisness partner" that likes to try to wash his hands of the whole situation! Heres a kicker.....with his long rap sheet he was aloud to bond out for a low amount of money! So he spent the night in jail for stealing 100k from trusting people!

monreal65

What's funny is all you people that cry are the ones that hire all these illegalls trying to save a few dollars, the concrete industry is busy as heck and all them guys stay busy every day of the week and I know for a fact they ain't doing work for other illegals, you guys that have the money to afford there services are keeping these guys busy buy hiring them to save a few bucks over a licensed contractor but cry and complain when something happens, no wonder trump won this state, sounds like his kind of people.

Wazoolie

Pedro just wants what the illegals get, freebies.

monreal65

That's one thing they don't want is freebies, they will work there asses off 7 days a week from son up to son down but while there are there doing all this work for cheap if hurts all of the guys that are licensed, bonded, insured and pay taxes and try to do stuff the correct way, I can honestly say from being in the streets, the welfare lines, experience there are 7 out of 10 whites in the corner looking for a freebie, at least 50% whites at des applying for some kind of assistance, if our country is dumb enough to give assistance to illegals then there it's there fault anyways but please don't start that racist stuff about illegals looking for freebies, be straight up you know your insulting the Mexicans but have no proof, no experiance, probably never been to a low income hood but your gonna talk about freebies, I've lived it and I'm a half Mexican half white man so I get the best of both worlds and born and raised in az and been around the block a few times and it's more whites that are out there begging for a freebie than any Hispanic, they have a certain pride and respect for them that is unmatched by any other, please comment I love this stuff!

Robs

Dirty crook
the devil's love their little world here The ungodly they love it what little world they can create for themselves and make for others from smoke-filled gambling joints with prostitutes drugs parties and orgies beatings thefts yup they love it all. murders rapes running you over with vehicles unjust firings not good enough to hire you name it
they have their heyday and now impersonation and fraud the beat goes on [angry]

nuusmaan

You're obviously very upset. What are you talking about, exactly?

Dean

You sound like the assembly directions on something made in china.

Shredder

Robs, can you elaborate a bit? I'm not clear about your message. Thank you.

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