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Three suspects arrested in connection with Anthem burglaries


ANTHEM – On Jan. 27, Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office officers arrested three suspects in connection with burglaries in Anthem. Derrick Fargo, Terrick Fargo, and Marlon Nieves-Catala, all 18 years old, were arrested and are facing several charges.

MCSO Det. Doug Matteson reported that, on Jan. 27, deputies responded to a call saying that 18-to-20-year-old males were looking into houses. As the investigation continued, MCSO officers linked the suspects who were later arrested to the burglaries.

Terrick Fargo was the first suspect to be arrested. His twin brother Derrick was later taken into custody at the Fry’s grocery store on Daisy Mountain Drive.

Officers were able to get a description of a vehicle connected with the suspects.

“Deputies made a traffic stop on that vehicle, which was stolen out of Phoenix,” Matteson said. Nieves-Catala was reportedly driving the vehicle and was arrested.

During the investigation and search on Jan. 27, emergency precautions were taken at surrounding schools, including Boulder Creek High School and Anthem, Diamond Canyon, and Gavilan Peak Schools. The Deer Valley Unified School District gave updates via calls, texts, and social media posts throughout the situation, noting in a Facebook post at 2:52 p.m. that day that MCSO had lifted the schools’ lockdowns and lockouts and that all schools would dismiss on time. Schools dismissed with increased police presence in the surrounding areas.

It is not yet known if any of items stolen during the burglaries have been recovered. According to MCSO, it appears that the three arrested men comprise all the suspects in the burglaries; however, the investigation continues.

If you have any information in this case, contact MCSO’s Crime Stop hotline at (602) 876-1011.