Three arrested in vehicle burglary ring

From left: Jonathan Hernanez, 18, Hipolito Zavala Molina, 18, and Kaiden Cox, 18, were arrested for their involvement in a vehicle burglary ring that encompassed multiple communities in northern Arizona. (Photo/Coconino County Sheriff's Office)

From left: Jonathan Hernanez, 18, Hipolito Zavala Molina, 18, and Kaiden Cox, 18, were arrested for their involvement in a vehicle burglary ring that encompassed multiple communities in northern Arizona. (Photo/Coconino County Sheriff's Office)

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz — On Nov. 29, Coconino County Sheriff’s Office arrested three suspects involved in a vehicle burglary ring. The burglaries spanned multiple communities in northern Arizona.

On Nov. 20, three separate vehicle burglaries were reported in the Timberline neighborhood north of Flagstaff. Deputies noted several firearms and personal banking credit cards were taken during the burglaries. Detectives were able to track the credit cards through use at local businesses in Flagstaff and developed potential suspects involved with the theft and use of the stolen property.

On Nov. 29 at 3:30 a.m., police officers with the Sedona Police Department responded to a report of a burglary at Thai Palace in Uptown Sedona. Three suspects were observed by officers and fled on foot from the scene leaving a vehicle behind. A search warrant was served on the vehicle by Sedona Police Detectives. During the search, information was obtained identifying Kaiden Cox, Jonathan Hernandez and Hipolito Zavala Molina as suspects to the burglaries in Timberline Nov. 20.

On Nov. 29 at 3:30 p.m., Sheriff’s Office detectives located the three suspects at their homes in Flagstaff and served a search warrant at one of the residences in the Fox Glenn neighborhood. Stolen property was located at the suspects’ residences and has been recovered by CCSO and Sedona Police detectives. The property includes four firearms (two handguns and two rifles), two stolen vehicles and electronic equipment. Additional items were obtained which link these suspects to additional burglaries within the city of Flagstaff.

The following subjects have been arrested for their involvement in these events:

Kaiden Cox, 18, charged with first degree burglary, theft, theft of a credit card, fraudulent use of a credit card and possession of drug paraphernalia;

Jonathan Hernandez, 18, charged with first degree burglary, theft and fraudulent use of a credit card, forgery;

Hipolito Zavala Molina, 18, charged with first degree burglary, theft, theft of a credit card, and fraudulent use of a credit card.

Detectives from the Sheriff’s Office, Sedona Police Department, and Flagstaff Police Department are following up on additional leads and information that has been obtained during this investigation which could result in additional charges. Cox, Hernandez, and Molina are in custody at the Coconino County Jail with $25,000 bonds.

Coconino County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind the community to lock their vehicle when unattended and secure valuables out of sight if being stored inside the vehicle.

Information provided by Coconino County Sheriff's Office

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