Oro Valley police officers have arrested a second suspect in connection to 16 burglaries across Oro Valley.
Kevin Dockins, 18, was arrested late Wednesday afternoon in connection with the burglaries, most of which took place in the gated community of La Reserve, near North Oracle Road and North First Avenue in Oro Valley, said Lt. John Teachout, a spokesman for the police department.
Earlier Wednesday, Oro Valley police arrested Azlan Lewis, 20, who resides in La Reserve, after they found him at a home for sale on North Lantern Way.
Officers had been following the Lewis for a few weeks because they believed he was involved in a number of local burglaries and home invasions.
Lewis was detained and questioned as he exited the home. He admitted to police that he was in the home illegally. He also admitted to burglarizing about 16 other homes recently in Oro Valley, according to a press release issued by the police department.
The arrest was the result of "a lot of good patrol work," said Teachout. Officers believed Azlan would enter homes that were vacant or for sale.
He would take items, such as jewelry, said Teachout. Lewis was booked in the Pima County Jail on two counts of burglary and 13 counts of criminal trespass.
Dockins has been charged with three counts of burglary and two counts of auto theft.
Detectives are currently in the process of attempting to recover property for the victims associated with these crimes. They also are looking into whether other burglaries in the greater Oro Valley area may have been committed by the suspects.