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Suspect arrested in Black Canyon City burglary

4/6/16

BLACK CANYON CITY – Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office deputies have arrested a suspect in connection with a burglary that took place last month in Black Canyon City.

On March 17, a resident who lives in the Maggie Mine Road area called YCSO to report he had been burglarized. The resident, who had been out of state for several weeks, told the deputy he returned home to find his front door forced open and property missing. Stolen items included bicycles, coins, camera equipment, electronics and numerous power tools. One of the bicycles was described as a “K2” brand with a yellow frame and yellow colored side-walled tires. During the investigation, the deputy located tire tracks which were likely associated with an off road vehicle used by the suspect(s). No other suspect leads were known at this time.

On March 19, YCSO deputies, including the deputy investigating the burglary, were dispatched to the 19000 block of Antelope Road in Cordes Lakes regarding a dispute. Brian Dulany, 39, was eventually issued a citation for Disorderly Conduct. During contact with Dulany, a deputy noticed Dulany was standing intently in front of a vehicle parked on the property as if concealing something from view. When the deputy looked inside the vehicle, he saw a “K2” brand bicycle matching the description of one of the bikes stolen from the Maggie Mine Road home. Dulany claimed he purchased the bike for his son during a garage sale in the area. Further inspection by deputies confirmed it was the stolen “K2” bike. Additional stolen items were found in Dulany’s vehicle belonging to the victim. Dulany insisted all the items were purchased at the garage sale. The stolen property was recovered and returned to the victim as the investigation remained ongoing.

During follow-up, the deputy was able to closely match footprints obtained during the original burglary investigation with the soles of Dulany’s shoes. The deputy also found an off-road vehicle on Dulany’s property exhibiting a tire pattern observed on the victim’s land. Deputies could not locate anyone in Dulany’s neighborhood who sold the stolen property during a yard sale.

On March 26, a search warrant was obtained and served at Dulany’s Antelope Road home and at least 15 more items stolen from the victim’s home were recovered – including power tools, cell phones, and a stereo system. Deputies also seized useable amounts of marijuana and related paraphernalia.

Dulany was arrested and booked at the Camp Verde Detention Center on charges including Burglary, Criminal Trespassing, Criminal Damage, Theft, and Possession of Marijuana. He has since been released on a $7,500 bond.

Anyone with additional information regarding Dulany’s involvement in this burglary or other similar crimes should contact Yavapai Silent Witness at 1(800) 932-3232 or the Sheriff’s Office at (928) 771-3260. Refer to case number 16-009944.