On October 30th, 2012 at 12:09 a.m. the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office received a 9-1-1 call regarding a burglary in progress in the 5600 block of East Oasis Court, Florence. The caller reported that she and her husband had been asleep when they heard a noise downstairs in their residence. They went down to investigate and didn’t see anything. The husband went to check outside while the wife went back upstairs. As the wife was walking up the stairs, she was confronted by an unknown juvenile who was carrying her purse. She yelled for help and told the juvenile to give the purse back at which point he kicked her in the stomach and ran. The juvenile ran out of the residence and down the street. The husband chased after the juvenile and saw him go into a residence in the 24000 block of North Oasis Boulevard. Deputies knocked on the door of the residence and spoke with a female who lived there. The female told deputies she lived at the residence with her 13-year-old grandson Tyrell Hursey. Deputies contacted Tyrell and the victim immediately recognized him as the individual who had broken into his home. Tyrell was taken into custody and later interviewed. Tyrell was already on probation from a prior burglary and was required to wear an ankle bracelet as a condition of his probation. He admitted to sneaking out of his home and breaking into the other home. Once inside, he confirmed the details the victims had already told us. When asked why he did it, his response was “to steal stuff” so he could “sell it and make money.” He told deputies he has broken into other homes in the past and currently has a case pending for a burglary involving a firearm. He was booked into Juvenile Detention for Armed Robbery, Theft, Burglary and Assault. Sheriff Paul Babeu stated, “Detectives will now compare fingerprints taken from Tyrell Hursey to see how many other recent burglaries in the area he was involved with. While only 13-years-old, Tyrell is already headed down a path which will prove to be that of a violent offender if he doesn’t receive help. Hopefully now that he has received a heavy hand of enforcement he will get the help he needs before it is too late.”
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