VEHICLE THEFTS

DPS recovers vehicles stolen from Mesa, Phoenix after 1-month investigation

37-year-old man arrested

Posted 8/6/22

A state public safety task force this week made an arrest in Phoenix following a month-long vehicle theft investigation.

On Aug. 1, the Arizona Department of Public Safety Vehicle Theft Task Force …

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VEHICLE THEFTS

DPS recovers vehicles stolen from Mesa, Phoenix after 1-month investigation

37-year-old man arrested

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A state public safety task force this week made an arrest in Phoenix following a month-long vehicle theft investigation.

On Aug. 1, the Arizona Department of Public Safety Vehicle Theft Task Force served two residential search warrants - one in the 1800 block of East Jones Avenue and the other in the 1600 block of East Saint Anne Avenue.

DPS officials said Brandon A. Jones, 37, was arrested “after VTTF detectives observed him operating and transporting multiple stolen vehicles and a trailer between his residence and a family member’s property.”

Detectives recovered the following vehicles:

  • 2007 Chevrolet pickup truck (reported stolen in Arkansas)
  • 2003 Tahoe Z71 SUV (reported stolen in Arkansas)
  • 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer (reported stolen in Arkansas)
  • 2003 GMC Yukon (reported stolen in Mesa)
  • Motor from a 2004 GMC Sierra (reported stolen in Mesa)
  • 2017 flatbed trailer with a 2006 Toyota forklift (both reported stolen in Phoenix)

According to DPS, Jones was booked into the Maricopa County Jail on charges including five counts of theft of means of transportation and one count theft of controlled property.