CCSO: Three arrested in Northern Arizona car burglary ring

Suspects involved in burglary at Thai Palace in Uptown Sedona

Kaiden Cox, Jonathan Hernandez and Hipolito Zavala Molina

Kaiden Cox, Jonathan Hernandez and Hipolito Zavala Molina

FLAGSTAFF -- Three 18-year-old suspects believed to be involved in vehicle burglary rings throughout multiple Northern Arizona communities were arrested Thursday, according to the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office.

Kaiden Cox, Jonathan Hernandez and Hipolito Zavala Molina are currently in custody at the Coconino County Jail on $25,000 bonds, CCSO reported.

According to officials, 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,” CCSO Public Information Officer Jon Paxton wrote in a news release. “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.”

Early Thursday morning, Sedona Police Officers responded to a report of a burglary at Thai Palace in Uptown Sedona, according to CCSO.

“Three suspects were observed by officers and fled on foot from the scene leaving a vehicle behind,” Paxton said. “A search warrant was served on the vehicle by Sedona Police Detectives. During this search, information was obtained identifying Cox, Hernandez and Zavala Molina as suspects to the burglaries in Timberline on November 20th.

CCSO deputies located the three suspects and served one of them a warrant at their home, officers reported.

"Stolen property was located at the suspects’ residences and has been recovered by Sheriff’s Office and Sedona Police detectives,” the news release states. “This 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 three were each charged on burglary, theft, credit card theft and possession of drug paraphernalia charges, according to CCSO.


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Pintobeans 3 months, 3 weeks ago

As soon as they took the firearms, it made it an armed burglary which is a greater felony than a residential or burglary from vehicle. 13-1508. Burglary in the first degree; classification

A. A person commits burglary in the first degree if such person or an accomplice violates the provisions of either section 13-1506 or 13-1507 and knowingly possesses explosives, a deadly weapon or a dangerous instrument in the course of committing any theft or any felony. 13-1003. Conspiracy; classification

A. A person commits conspiracy if, with the intent to promote or aid the commission of an offense, such person agrees with one or more persons that at least one of them or another person will engage in conduct constituting the offense and one of the parties commits an overt act in furtherance of the offense, except that an overt act shall not be required if the object of the conspiracy was to commit any felony upon the person of another, or to commit an offense under section 13-1508 or 13-1704.

B. If a person guilty of conspiracy, as defined in subsection A of this section, knows or has reason to know that a person with whom such person conspires to commit an offense has conspired with another person or persons to commit the same offense, such person is guilty of conspiring to commit the offense with such other person or persons, whether or not such person knows their identity.