YUMA, Arizona.- On Monday, September 5, 2022, at approximately 8:58 AM, Yuma County Sheriff’s Office Deputies were dispatched to the 2400 Block of W. Chico Lane in reference to a burglary in progress.
Upon arrival, Deputies met with the reporting party who stated their home was broken into and their vehicle stolen. The suspect was captured on video footage from their doorbell camera. Footage revealed a young Hispanic male holding a firearm exiting the residence and shortly after, the reporting party’s vehicle is seen leaving the area as well.
With the assistance of the Yuma Police Department, the vehicle was located abandoned in the 300 Block of S. May Avenue.
After further search of the area, Deputies located the suspect walking in the 3800 Block of W. 3rd Place. Deputies continued searching the area and located two firearms along with the keys to the stolen vehicle.
The suspect, identified as Romeo Arellano, 18, of Yuma, AZ, was arrested and booked into the Yuma County Detention Center on Burglary, Theft of Means of Transportation, Criminal Trespassing, Theft, Minor in Possession of a Deadly Weapon, and two counts of Carrying a Firearm Under the Age of 21.
Anyone with information regarding this case, please contact the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office at 928-783-4427 or 78-CRIME to remain anonymous. You can also visit our website at www.yumacountysheriff.org to submit an anonymous tip.