Buckeye police tracked down the teen theft suspects with a GPS monitoring device on a cellular phone.

BUCKEYE, Ariz. — 3 adolescents are accused of breaking into numerous cars and trucks in a Buckeye neighborhood. Law enforcement tracked them down employing a GPS monitoring application from a stolen cell phone.

John Gomez is a single of four persons in a Buckeye neighborhood off Yuma Street and Jackrabbit Trail who described goods lacking from their automobiles on Sunday. 

Gomez didn’t notice he was a sufferer of theft till he observed some luggage missing from his car, then he remembered he left his auto unlocked.

“That’s when I realized anyone took stuff out of my car or truck,” suggests Gomez.

The moment Gomez recognized what occurred, he tracked his perform phone that was in 1 the stolen luggage. Tiny did he know his baggage and cellphone were being just a block absent.

“It was incredibly stunning,” suggests Gomez.

Immediately after law enforcement confirmed up, they heard Gomez’ cell phone ringing inside a close by garage with his things. They arrested Noah Covarrubias, Jason Hughes and Paul Tanley.

Police say they admitted to thieving from a dozen autos. Court docket files reveal Hughes claims he did it simply because he’s “broke.” 

Law enforcement say they also located him with a stolen gun from the Glendale Police Office.

In excess of in Chandler, law enforcement are warning of very similar split-ins into unlocked vehicles.

Gomez’s neighbor claims the incidents are a excellent reminder to maintain every little thing locked up.

“There’s never an excuse. If you do something you have to just take responsibility for it and learn from it,” states Gomez.

The youngsters are dealing with burglary and theft costs, and Hughes is dealing with an additional gun possession demand. Their next court overall look is established for following week.