On 3/12/19 at 00:14 AM Rapid Response Monitoring received a burglary alarm activation from Trinsic Residential Builders – Aura Watermark located at 420 N Scottsdale Rd Tempe, AZ 85281. Rapid described the subject as a male with dark hair, wearing dark clothing with a black back pack walking through the garage. The subject was then seen waving something in front of a camera before the camera went dark. Upon arrival, the police were unable to find the subject or determine that anything had been damaged or stolen from the property. The call was then cleared as a false alarm.
Upon the opening of the job site it was determined that an incident had occurred. Further investigation revealed that two cameras on site had been damaged and removed. One of the cameras had been burned. (The damaged cameras were discovered and replaced by Arizona OPS Tech Alex Garay). It was also determined that a generator had been stolen from the job site that belonged to Sargon Steel.
I spoke with Tempe Police Officer Thomas Allen who advised me of the following: Upon his arrival at 420 N Scottsdale Rd, Tempe, AZ., that he was unable to locate anyone on the property as well as determine if anything had been damaged or stolen. He cleared the call with a false alarm.
Shortly thereafter, Officer Allen encountered a subject with a generator attempting to place it into the bed of a truck that was parked at In & Out Burger located at 920 E Playa Del Norte Drive Tempe, AZ 85281, which is located in the vicinity of Trinsic. After questioning the subject Officer Allen was able to determine that the generator did not belong to the subject but was unable to determine where the equipment had come from. Officer Allen advised me that he did contact (KH) Paul Shepherd of Trinsic Residential Builders to determine if the generator belonged to the company. Paul Shepherd advised Officer Allen that the generator possibly belonged to Sargon Steel. Officer Allen stated that he was unable to make contact with anyone at Sargon Steel so he released the subject and the driver of the waiting truck and impounded the generator for safekeeping.
Officer Allen also forwarded me a photo of the subject with the generator as well as a picture of the generator. I determined that the person in the photo was the same person in the video clip from Rapid Response Monitoring, which triggered the alarm. I forwarded video clips of the incident to Officer Allen as well.
Officer Allen advised me that he would be recontacting the subject and arresting him for Trespassing, Burglary, and Criminal Damage. Trinsic, Sargon Steel and EyeSite Surveillance would all be listed as victims in the report. He also advised me that generator was available for release to Sargon Steel.
It should be noted that I was not given any information on the suspect due to him not being i custody.