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Arrest made in north valley criminal damage investigation


NORTH VALLEY – The Phoenix Police Department reported on Monday that Edwin Pacheco, 18 years old, has been arrested and booked on five counts of criminal damage for his involvement in a series of incidents in the north valley. In these criminal damage incidents, a BB gun was used to damage windows and parked vehicles in various locations around north Phoenix.

“Since February 17, 2016, as many as 78, possibly more, of these incidents occurred in Black Mountain and Desert Horizon precincts,” Phoenix PD Sergeant Vince Lewis said in a release. “Witness statements and evidence led investigators to Pacheco’s vehicle, and a traffic stop on Saturday led to his arrest. Evidence, including a BB gun, was collected. Others involved in these incidents have yet to be identified, and Pacheco could face additional charges of criminal damage as the investigation continues.”

If you have information on this investigation, call Phoenix Police at (602) 262-6151 or Silent Witness at (480) WITNESS.