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Saddlebrooke Burglary Suspect Taken into Custody
Posted: 9/30/2013 12:00 AM
On Monday, August 12th, 2013 at 8:05 a.m. deputies from the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Saddlebrooke CountryClub Center located at 38725 South Mountain View Boulevard regarding a burglary which had occurred sometime during the evening.

When deputies arrived on scene, it was determined suspect(s) unknown had forced entry into a storage room at the complex sometime during the evening. Once inside, the suspect(s) had stolen three new 55 inch televisions which were still in their boxes. Each television was valued at $999.

According to the reporting party, employees hadmoved 11 new televisions into the storage room two weeks prior.

PCSO Property Crime detectives were assigned the case. Detectives felt this burglary was possibly conducted by an employee who moved the televisions due to the fact the televisions were not visible from outside of the storage room and nobody but the individuals who moved them into the room knew about them being in there.

On September 19th, 2013, detectives spoke with an employee by the name of Rudy Leeth (age 35 of San Manuel) at his residence. Rudy was one of the employees who helped move the televisions into the storage room. Rudy was evasive in his answers and denied being involved with the burglary.

Sheriff Paul Babeu stated, “After speaking with Rudy, detectives watched him leave the residence and go to work. Detectives then knocked on the door of the residence and spoke with his father who was home. They asked him if Rudy had a 55 inch television which he brought home recently. The father said his son did have one and proceeded to show the detectives the television. The serial number on the television matched one of the televisions which had been stolen from the storage room.”

Detectives then went to the Saddlebrooke Country Club and arrested Rudy for burglary. Rudy admitted to committing the burglary and stealing one of the televisions.

Rudy was booked into the Pinal County Adult Detention Center for Burglary, Theft and Possession of Stolen Property. The investigation is still active as detectives are trying to determine if other suspects were involved and where the other two televisions which were stolen are.
Public Information Officer

Tim Gaffney

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