Deputies Looking For Potential Witness In Trailhead Burglaries


The on-going burglary problem at the Fossil Creek Trailhead may be nearing a solution.

The Gila County Sheriff's Office, in concert with the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office and the Scottsdale Police Department served a search warrant in Scottsdale last week.

While no arrest has yet been made, Gila County Det. Brian Havey said a lot of good information was collected. The task at hand is going through it and comparing it to other documents in the case.

Havey said the search was a nice effort by the combined agencies.

He said his department would like to talk to a witness in the burglary investigation, Justin Medina. The sheriff's office has not been able to locate him and would appreciate it if Medina or anyone knowing where he might be contacted the office at 474-2208.

In other activity, the GCSO and Payson Fire Department responded to the report of a dead body in Ox Bow Estates at about 5 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 13.

John Robert Ryan, 56, appeared to have died of natural causes, Havey said.

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