Suspect in custody after early morning 'crime spree' | Crime
Suspect arrested by Pima County Sheriff's Deputies after an early morning 'crime spree' that involved both a stolen car and a purse.
Early this morning the suspect, described as a white male, entered a home near Bryant Avenue and held a knife to the resident's neck demanding they turn their car over to him. However there was no car to turn over so the suspect left on foot.
He was seen running through the neighborhood still holding the knife in his hand. Los Ninos, a nearby elementary school was put on temporary lockdown, while deputies searched for the suspect. K9 units were called in to help with the search. He was apprehended in a commercial yard near East Drexel Road and South Arcadia Avenue, by Sheriff's deputies and a Sahuarita Police unit.
The suspect was identified as Benjamin Michael Vanolphen. Deputies later learned that Vanolphen had allegedly stolen a white Honda last night and entered another residence earlier this morning and stolen a purse.
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