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Tattoo Helps Persistent Detective Nab 2012 Burglary Suspect

18 October 2014  
Detective Perseverance Results in Spring Valley Pharmacy 2012 Burglary Arrest

 Diligent work by a YCSO detective has resulted in the arrest of 34-year-old Daniel Navarro from Prescott Valley for a 2012 commercial burglary. 

 Background – On July 9, 2012, around 4:30 AM, the Spring Valley Pharmacy in the 17000 block of Spring Valley Road, Mayer, was burglarized. Deputies determined a male suspect cut an opening in the roof using a power saw and dropped himself through the ceiling to access the pharmacy. The suspect was wearing a mask and black clothing and forcibly entered a locked cabinet stealing numerous narcotics including name brand and generic oxycodone, morphine based medication, hydrocodone, etc. Nearly 1400 pills were taken with an estimated street value exceeding $20,000. 

After securing the pills, the suspect exited via the roof opening and fled. A majority of the burglary was caught on video. A few months later, detectives received tips identifying individuals possibly involved in the crime. Based on this information, the lead detective began researching these persons and found an individual who matched the description and appeared to have the physical ability required for a forced rooftop entry.

After enhancing the security video, the detective noticed a distinctive tattoo on the suspect’s left hand that he matched to a male identified as Daniel Navarro. The detective searched for Navarro for months until he located him on October 8, 2014, in the Camp Verde Detention Center. Navarro had been booked for a probation violation a few days prior. Navarro initially denied involvement until confronted with the video evidence at which time he confessed. He acknowledged an addiction to prescription drugs. 

On October 14, 2014, Navarro was charged with Burglary, Theft, Defacing Property, and Possession of a Narcotic Drug. He remains in-custody on a total bond of $50,200 – which includes unrelated charges. 

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Prior media release issued July 11, 2012 - Spring Valley Pharmacy Burglary- On the morning of July 9, 2012, Yavapai County Sheriff Office deputies responded to a burglary alarm call at the Spring Valley Pharmacy located in the 17300 block of Spring Valley Road, Spring Valley, AZ. 

Upon arrival, deputies met with the pharmacy owner who confirmed a burglary had occurred. It appeared the suspect(s) stole various prescription medications, including Oxycontin. 

The investigation revealed that a male suspect forced entry into the business by cutting through roofing material and dropping into the pharmacy area to steal medications. This occurred sometime during the early morning hours of July 9, 2012. Detectives were called to the business to gather evidence and further information. Detectives are requesting anyone with information to contact Detective Todd Swaim at 928-771-3260 or Yavapai Silent Witness at 1800-932-3232.  

Citizens can contact the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office with information or questions at

928-771-3260 or the YCSO website: www.ycsoaz.gov

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