Man tails Kingman burglary suspect until cops arrive
KINGMAN - Police arrested a 26-year-old man who was chased from a burglary scene Sunday afternoon.
Kingman Police Capt. Rusty Cooper said a neighbor knew something was amiss when he saw the man exiting a house in the 400 block of Beverly Avenue he knew to be unoccupied around 4:30 p.m. Sunday. The neighbor called police to report a burglary in progress, then hopped in his car and gave chase.
Cooper said at one point, the man told dispatchers the suspect was throwing rocks at his car. Police who responded to the area found a man matching the suspect's description standing in a driveway in the 500 block of Anson Smith Road.
The suspect, identified as Andrew James Flagg, initially denied breaking into the house, but police said they found evidence connecting him to that and another burglary earlier that afternoon. That burglary reportedly occurred several doors down from Flagg's girlfriend's house, where some of the stolen property was recovered, Cooper said.
Police are also investigating whether Flagg is responsible for an earlier burglary at the home of his girlfriend's ex-husband. In addition to two counts of burglary in the second degree, Flagg also faces drug charges after police allegedly found methamphetamine and related paraphernalia.