According to Glendale Police Sergeant Brent Coombs, a man is facing felony burglary charges for breaking into Isaac E. Imes Elementary School located at 6625 N. 65th Avenue. On Saturday morning around 10:30 a.m., police responded to the school’s burglary alarm and found a young male hiding in the school. The man refused to comply with the officer’s orders and was bitten by a police dog during the arrest. The suspect was taken to a local hospital for treatment and will be arrested upon his release from the hospital. Police said they are not sure how the suspect entered the school or how much damage occurred to the school’s property.
Under Arizona law, a burglary conviction may result in a class two, class three, or class four felony charge depending on facts specific to the crime such as whether the burglary was committed at a residence or commercial building and whether the burglar was in possession of a weapon at the time of the burglary. For example, according to Arizona Revised Statute § 13-1507, “A person commits burglary in the second degree by entering or remaining unlawfully in or on a residential structure with the intent to commit any theft or any felony therein.” Under this statute, burglary in the second degree may result in a Class 3 felony charge. On the other hand, under Arizona Revised Statute § 13-1506, “A person commits burglary in the third degree by: (1) entering or remaining unlawfully in or on a nonresidential structure . . . with the intent to commit any theft or felony therein.” According to this statute, burglary in the third degree may result in a Class 4 felony charge.
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