PHOENIX—On May 10th Dalton Philbrick (D.O.B. 09/27/1992) was sentenced to 12 years in the Department of Corrections for Burglary, Theft, and Trafficking in Stolen Property.
Starting in January 2015 and continuing until his arrest on January 22, 2016, Philbrick is believed to have committed upwards of 40 home burglaries throughout the Northwest Valley. He claimed responsibility for 16 of those for which police had specific forensic evidence tying him to the scene.
“The actions of this defendant caused immeasurable suffering to victims by not only taking the items that held the most sentimental value to them, but by also destroying the sense of security they had in their own homes,” said Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery.
To avoid the use of pawn shops and possible detection, Philbrick stole cash and jewelry that could be melted down, rather than electronics or other expensive items.
This case involved several different law enforcement agencies across the Northwest Valley, however the dedication of the lead detective from the Glendale Police Department was instrumental in solving these cases and securing this conviction.
The defendant pled guilty to eight felony counts in a total of five cases liked to these burglaries. As part of his plea agreement Philbrick is also responsible for paying $206,513.38 in restitution to his victims.