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Police dog finds burglar hiding inside refrigerator

By Mason White 8:22 AM July 16, 2014
Michael Belver Jr. and Derrick Williams 

By: Anika Rao
A burglar thought that he would be able to evade police by hiding inside a refrigerator.

However, he didn’t take into account the sniffing power of a police dog, police in Arizona said.

Pinal County Police said that they arrested 24-year-old Michael Belver Jr. of Eloy, and 23-year-old Derrick Williams of Maples, Texas, after being accused of burglarizing a home.

The incident began when a woman called police shortly before 7:00 p.m., saying that thieves have broken into her house located in the 11000 block of West Penasco Drive.

She said that two men carrying a tool bag exited a white van and jumped a wall surrounding the home. Police officers who arrived at the scene, found a broken window and heard people talking inside the home.

The suspects fled through the back door and scaled a wall. They left their tool bag inside the house.

While officers were searching the area for the suspects, a neighbor reported that one of the suspects was hiding inside his shed in the 16000 block of South Caborca Circle.

Belver was found hidden behind a refrigerator and surrendered after police deployed a K-9. Williams was found inside the refrigerator and was also arrested.

Williams was in possession of a methamphetamine pipe. Belver admitted to burglarizing the house, saying he needed money, but Williams refused to cooperate.

Both men were arrested on charges of theft and criminal damage. Williams was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.