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Vehicle Theft Task Force Investigation Leads to Recovery of Stolen Vehicles in Sahuarita

On Tuesday, March 8, 2022, AZDPS Vehicle Theft Task Force (VTTF) personnel served a search warrant on a residence in the area of south Wilmot Road and east Barnes Lane in Sahuarita, AZ.  The warrant followed an investigation into a Chevrolet pickup truck observed on the property that was reported stolen in February of 2022.

As they served the search warrant, detectives discovered multiple stolen vehicles. In addition to the Chevrolet pickup truck, detectives located a Dodge Ram, a Benelli motorcycle, and a dump trailer. Personal use amounts of drugs and drug paraphernalia were also found.

Information obtained during the initial property search led to a search warrant for a separate residence at south Melville Avenue and east Hillock Street, also in Sahuarita. Detectives recovered a stolen Kawasaki side by side and a stolen Smith & Wesson firearm at that location.

Three suspects were arrested and booked into the Pima County Jail.

Donald Wayne Hanon Jr., 32, of Sahuarita, faces the following charges:

  • 13-1814 A5 Theft of means of transportation (3 counts)
  • 13-1506 Burglary, third degree (3 counts)
  • 13-4702 Conducting a chop shop
  • 13-3415 Possession of drug paraphernalia 


Donald Wayne Hanon Sr., 59, of Sahuarita, faces the following charges:

  • 13-1814 A5 Theft of means of transportation (2 counts)
  • 13-1505 Possession of burglary tools (2 counts)
  • 13-3407 Possession or use of a dangerous drug
  • 13-3415 Possession of drug paraphernalia  


Justin D. Brooks, 41, of Sahuarita, was arrested on a warrant for failure to appear.

The AZDPS Aviation Bureau, Canine District, Highway Patrol Division, and the Pima County Sheriff’s Department assisted the Vehicle Theft Task Force.

Stolen pickup truck recovered Stolen pickup truck recovered  

Side by side / UTV vehicle   Handgun   Mugshot of Donald W. Hanon Jr.  Mugshot of Donald W. Hanon Sr. Mugshot of Justin Brooks