Police arrested a man for breaking into a Sunnyside neighborhood apartment to steal lotions, body sprays and prescription medications last Tuesday.
According to the police report, the victim was in a back room of her home in the 1800 block of East Sixth Avenue at about 5 p.m. when her 11-year-old niece told her a man they did not know was in the victim's room. The suspect left after the victim confronted him.
Afterward, the victim found a kitchen knife and a half-eaten tortilla on the ground in her bedroom. Cables to her DVD player had been cut. A prescription bottle full of antibiotics was missing, as well as several bottles of scented lotions and body sprays.
The bottles were in the suspect’s possession when police found him running away in the area of North East Street and East Fourth Avenue. He appeared to be intoxicated.
Deray Curtis Begay, 35, was arrested and charged with second-degree burglary, misdemeanor property damage, resisting arrest, trespassing and failure to provide a truthful name when detained. He was booked into the Coconino County Detention Facility.
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Flagstaff police are looking for a stolen vehicle.
According to the police report, the victim told police a woman he had just met spent the night of Jan. 18 in his room at Pinecrest Motel, located at 2818 E. Route 66. The victim kicked out the woman the next morning shortly before 11 a.m. When he exited his hotel room about 5 minutes later, he saw his vehicle leaving westbound on East Route 66. He was unable to see the driver. His keys were also missing from his hotel room.
The stolen vehicle is a black 1997 Ford F-150 pickup truck with Arizona license plate number BKR0480. The investigation is ongoing.
City and county residents who want to report a crime but wish to remain anonymous may call Silent Witness at 774-6111 or (877) 29-CRIME, submit a tip online at www.coconinosilentwitness.org, or text the word “Flagtip” along with your information to 274637 (CRIMES). Rewards of up to $2,000 are given for information that leads to an arrest.