PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz. April 30 2011- Police have arrested two burglary suspects in a pursuit that led officers onto resort grounds in Paradise Valley.
Thursday afternoon, a Paradise Valley Police Officer spotted a man breaking into a parked vehicle. The officer pursued the suspect on foot, but the suspect jumped into a waiting vehicle driven by a woman.
After a short vehicle chase, the car stopped and the man bailed again on foot, while the driver took off. Phoenix and Scottsdale Police were called in to assist.
The vehicle was found a short time later and two women were detained by Paradise Valley Police officers.
The search continued for the male suspect. Security officers at the Scottsdale Camelback Resort, located very close to the foot pursuit area, called police after spotting the suspect on video tape.
Officers ended up finding the suspect hiding in the false ceiling of a banquet room.
Michael Montoya, 36, and Anna Montez ,31, were arrested and charged with burglary and unlawful flight from a police officer. The second woman was not charged.
Police believe the suspects are responsible for several other burglaries in the area — they recovered stolen property from this crime and others.