9OYS Crime Watch
Police investigating home invasion
Web Producer: Ina Ronquillo
Reporter: Cory Marshall
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Tucson Police are investigating the second home invasion on the same street in less than a week.
Sgt. Chris Widmer with the Tucson Police Department tells KGUN9 that police received a 9-1-1 call from a neighbor in the 2800 block of Paseo La Tierra Buena in regards to a home invasion.
The woman called saying that she could see two men breaking into the home next door.
A nearby resident spoke to 9OYS, Tuesday. Fearing for his safety, he did not want to release his name. His mother is the one who called 9-1-1 this morning.
"I was getting ready for school [and] my mom was getting ready for work, so we were just about getting up. Unfortunately, that was my alarm clock this morning," the resident said.
"It's kind of fearful as well because you never know when it could happen to you," the resident continued.
When police arrived on scene, they saw a vehicle matching the description given by the neighbor leaving the neighborhood. Officers followed the vehicle and a chase ensued, continuing onto Campbell Ave. and Wyoming St., where three suspects took off on foot. The thee men were arrested a short time later.
The three men have been identified as 38-year-old Ricardo Beltran Leon, 37-year-old Eleazar Ochoa and 28-year-old Luis Zavala.
All three are facing a slew of charges including four counts of kidnapping and one count of armed robbery.
Police say two more people believed to be connected to the early-morning home invasion are still on the loose. Police believe the two additional suspected home invaders were driving a separate car.
TPD also confirms there was another home invasion on the same street less than a week ago. At this time, there is no known connection between the incidents.
Other nearby neighbors are also concerned. Mattie Govan has lived in the south side neighborhood for nearly 10 years.
"I just wish all this would go away, but you know like I say, all we can do is watch and pray. That's it," Govan said.
According to Tucson Police, compared to last year, the number of home invasions in Tucson are about the same.