Alleged PlayStation thief arrested after running from police

0330 pace-escotoMedford, Ore. – According to Medford Police, officers responded to a reported theft of two PlayStation 4 video game consoles from a residence on the 1000 block of Ross Lane in Medford. The value of the consoles is estimated to be around $400 each.

During an investigation, officers say they identified the suspect as 23-year-old Levi Pace-Escoto. They determined that he sold one of the PS4 consoles at the Rogue Valley Mall Game Stop.

Police say they found Pace-Escoto on Tuesday after he returned to the area of the burglary. Pace-Escoto ran from officers into the Myra Lynn Trailer Park, but police tracked him down roughly three hours later.

Pace-Escoto was booked into the Jackson County Jail on charges of burglary, theft, and failure to register as a sex offender.

MPD says the crime was related to the suspect’s heroin addiction. Officers say they often see addicts target family first, then move on to victimize just about anyone to support their addiction. They say be aware of the people you allow onto your property.

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