Shean M. Hilton Lead Police Officer/PIO–
On Monday, April 19, 2021, at approximately 6:57 AM members of the Prescott Police Patrol Operations Bureau responded to the 300 block of Hassayampa Village Lane regarding a suspicious male subject. The male subject was observed by a concerned citizen wandering around the neighborhood, possibly looking into homes.
Officers began a search of the area and heard an audible alarm at a residence in close proximity to the initial call for service. Officers noticed a sliding glass door with substantial damage on the east exterior side of the property.
A perimeter was established and contact was made with the property owner. Officers learned the house was unoccupied and no one received permission to be inside the residence.
Within a short amount of time, 32-year-old Prescott resident, Ernesto Mireles emerged and was taken into custody without incident.
Mireles was booked into Yavapai County Jail for Burglary and felony Criminal Damage.