A tip on a license plate led to the Friday arrest of a Scottsdale man accused of burglarizing Overman Designs in Payson on July 8.
Scottsdale Police helped make the arrest of Daniel Spedding, 38, at his home.
Detectives recovered the car reportedly used in the burglary, together with “most, if not all” of the stolen jewelry.
Police also recovered some of the stands used to display the jewelry in the shop.
Police detectives noted that Spedding’s wife was wearing some of the stolen jewelry.
Payson detective Matthew VanCamp declined to release details of the burglary or the investigation, noting that police may still be seeking other suspects.
The investigation involved both general detectives and the Payson Police Department’s special enforcement unit.
Scottsdale police helped conduct the search of Spedding’s house and several vehicles, from which the stolen jewelry was recovered.
Officers also discovered useable amounts of methamphetamine and a gun.
Spedding was booked into the Gila County Jail in Payson on third degree burglary charges. He will also face charges in Scottsdale on the drug and weapons offenses.
The burglars who entered Overman Design at 207 E. Highway 260 in Payson apparently broke a lock to enter the building.