News

Man Accused In String Of Vending Machine Burglaries

View Comments
File photo of a prison cell block. (Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

File photo of a prison cell block. (Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say a Mesa man has been arrested in connection with a string of vending machine burglaries in Chandler.

Chandler police say 32-year-old Christopher Jon Ash was identified as a suspect in the case through photographs and surveillance video.

He’s being held on suspicion of six counts of third-degree burglary, four counts of possession of burglary tools and one count of theft control of stolen property.

Ash is accused of stealing money from a soda vending machine at a Chandler apartment clubhouse on Jan. 26.

Police say Ash fled the scene by the time officers arrived, but was arrested later at a traffic stop.

They say Ash has been charged with two additional burglaries in Chandler this month and three last August.

It’s unclear if Ash has a lawyer yet.

(© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,057 other followers