Vehicle Burglary Crew Arrested After Fleeing From Police

On November 12, 2019 around 2:00 am police were dispatched to the 4900 block of West Buffalo Street regarding multiple subjects burglarizing vehicles.  Officers arrived in the area and located the suspect vehicle, occupied by four males, leaving the area.  A traffic stop was attempted but the vehicle failed to stop traveling eastbound on Chandler Boulevard at a high rate of speed.  A short time later the suspect vehicle crashed near Price Road and Chandler Boulevard and all four occupants abandoned the vehicle. 

Chad Colyer

After an extensive search the four suspects were taken into custody, one of whom was bitten by a K-9.  The suspect vehicle, a 2008 Ford F150, was stolen out of the City of Phoenix.  The suspects were identified as Desmond Cruz Ortiz Jr (20), Jorge Hernandez (18), Chad Granado Colyer (18), and a juvenile male. 

Desmond Ortiz, Jr.

Ortiz Jr, Hernandez, and Colyer were all booked into the 4th Avenue Jail on various felony charges including 3rd Degree Burglary, Unlawful Use of Means of Transportation, Unlawful Flight from Law Enforcement, and Hindering Prosecution.  The juvenile male was released to the custody of his parents and will have charges filed at a later date.

Jorge Hernandez