Goodyear police arrest suspect after Friday chase - Tucson News Now

Goodyear police arrest suspect after Friday chase

Agustin Bobby Ortega was arrested Tuesday at a Phoenix home. He is a suspect in a series of burglaries. Agustin Bobby Ortega was arrested Tuesday at a Phoenix home. He is a suspect in a series of burglaries.
Jimmy Guzman was charged with burglary and a parole violations. Jimmy Guzman was charged with burglary and a parole violations.
Thomas Carrico is the registered owner of a truck believed driven by Ortega that led police on a 100-mph chase last Friday. Thomas Carrico is the registered owner of a truck believed driven by Ortega that led police on a 100-mph chase last Friday.
GOODYEAR, AZ (CBS5) -

A man suspected of leading law enforcement officers on a 100 mph chase last week, and who is wanted by Goodyear police in connection with a series of burglaries, was captured at a Phoenix house Tuesday morning.

Agustin Bobby Ortega, 24, was arrested and taken into custody about 10 a.m. Tuesday after he had barricaded himself in the home, said Lisa Kutis of the Goodyear Police Department.

Ortega is the main suspect in a series of "door kick" burglaries in Goodyear and other Valley cities since January, Kutis said.

Another suspect, Jimmy D. Guzman, 36, was arrested and charged with burglary and parole violations and was taken straight to the Arizona Department of Corrections Alhambra facility in Phoenix, Kutis said.

Late Friday morning, Goodyear police began to chase the driver in green Dodge Dakota pickup truck that matched the description of Ortega and the suspect's vehicle.

A number of Valley law enforcement agencies joined in the chase the reached more than 100 mph and ended when the suspect bailed from the truck and fled into a neighborhood near 16th Street and Portland Avenue in Phoenix. A search that lasted into the night was fruitless.

However, Goodyear police found the registered owner of the truck, Thomas Carrasco. He was questioned by police and released pending further investigation, Kutis said.

U.S. Marshals found Ortega at the house in the 1500 block of East Fillmore Street on Tuesday morning and Goodyear officers were called in to assist with the capture. Guzman was also in the house.

Kutis said several items, including electronics, guns and victims' identifications, were found in the home and reported stolen from Goodyear and other cities.

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