Two men were arrested early Thursday morning after they allegedly burgled a cannabis store in Orchards by driving a stolen pickup truck into the building and then running from Clark County sheriffs.
Representatives were dispatched to sound an audible alarm at approximately 4:20 a.m. at Orchards Cannabis Market, 11800 NE 65th Street. The First Representative saw a white 2020 Toyota Tundra inside the building. According to a press release from the mayor’s office, the truck appears to have turned back through the front doors.
“At that point, the deputy suspected that this was an active burglary in progress and waited for additional units to respond before approaching the building,” the press release read.
The deputy saw two people running west from the store on 65th Street toward State Highway 503. Additional deputies found the suspects in a bank parking lot at the 6400 block of 117th Street Northeast, according to the sheriff’s office.
The two suspects, later identified as Payton Huth, 18, and Hector Navarrete Jimenez, 22, refused to comply with deputies’ orders and ran east from the parking lot. They said the delegates chased after Hoth. Jimenez kept running.
Additional deputies found Jimenez near a store at 11900 Block Northeast of Fourth Sahel Street.
As the foot chase continued, deputies said they saw Jimenez reach his waistband. They said they gave several warnings about the use of force and told Jimenez to stop reaching for his waist belt, but Jimenez pulled out a can of bear mace. Jiménez dropped the can after tripping himself, and deputies were able to close the distance and detain Jiménez, according to the sheriff’s office.
Both Huth and Jimenez are booked into Clark County Jail on suspicion of second-degree burglary, first-degree malicious mischief, stolen vehicle possession and second-degree theft. Other charges relating to resisting arrest were referred to the Public Prosecution Office.
During the investigation, lawmakers learned that the Tundra was stolen from a home in Washoegal after keys were left in the car earlier that morning, the sheriff’s office said.