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Surveillance video shows man trying to find unlocked cars in San Tan Valley

Deputies who arrested the man found several stolen items, the Pinal County Sheriff's Office said.

SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. — A San Tan Valley man was arrested early Wednesday morning on suspicion of trying to break into cars in the Johnson Ranch neighborhood, the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office said.

Ring video from a home in the neighborhood shows the man walking onto driveways around 3 a.m., shining a light into car windows and then pulling the door handles to see if the cars were unlocked.

Deputies were able to find the suspect, 23-year-old Christopher Rios, but Rios tried to fight the deputies arresting him, the sheriff’s office said. Deputies eventually took Rios into custody.

The sheriff’s office said two stolen wallets, credit cards not in his name, a stolen expandable baton and a stolen folding knife were found in Rios' possession.

Rios was booked into the Pinal County Adult Detention Center on charges of burglary, theft, resisting arrest and aggravated assault on a peace officer.

Credit: Pinal County Sheriff's Office
Christopher Rios

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