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Arrest in TV thefts at resorts

Citizen Staff Writer



A man accused of stealing flat-screen TVs from North Side resorts was arrested Thursday evening, a Pima County Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman said.

Christopher John McCulloch, 34, was arrested about 6 p.m. near North Columbus Boulevard and East Fort Lowell Road, Deputy Dawn Barkman said.

Teata Bradford, 32, was also arrested, Barkman said. She was charged with hindering prosecution.

Deputies have linked McCulloch to as many as 18 heists at four high-end resorts from Dec. 22 to Jan. 28, Barkman said.

No resort guests were confronted in any of the burglaries, many of which involved unrented rooms, Citizen archives show.

Deputies and resort spokespeople declined to discuss the details of the thefts. Authorities say thousands of dollars worth of televisions, cameras and wallets were taken.

Property was stolen from The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa, 3800 E. Sunrise Drive; Canyon Ranch Spa, 8600 E. Rockcliff Road; Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, 7000 N. Resort Drive; and Hacienda del Sol Guest Ranch Resort, 5601 North Hacienda del Sol Road, deputies said.

McCulloch and Bradford were held in the Pima County Jail on Friday morning, scheduled for 9 a.m. hearings, a jail clerk said.

In addition to the local burglary charge, McCulloch is being held on a warrant out of San Rafael, Calif., that charges him with stealing property.

Man arrested in connection with TV thefts at resorts

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