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GLENDALE POLICE SEEK
ARMED ROBBERS 03-20-08

 

 

GLENDALE, Ariz. The Glendale Police Department needs your help in finding two suspects who shot a worker during a robbery at the Fashion HQ Store, located at 4319 W. Glendale Avenue.

Today, at about 2:00p.m,. the suspects entered the store and shot a 52 year old female employee. She received a non life threatening injury and is recovering at a local hospital.

The suspects are described as Hispanic males with thin builds, 5’10” to 6’ tall in their late teens or early twenties.

The suspect that shot the victim is wearing a black sweatshirt, white shirt, black pants and a black baseball cap with white writing.

The other suspect has on a white shirt, black pants and a black baseball cap.

Anyone with information about this crime or the suspects is asked to call the Glendale Police Department at 623-930-3000.

 

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Police Seek Information About Shooting


6600 block of north 55th Avenue.


GLENDALE, Ariz. – Glendale police detectives are interviewing more than a dozen people to learn about the events the led up to a shooting that took place in an alley behind several homes in the 6600 block of north 55th Avenue.

At 5:44 p.m. today (4/6), several police units responded to reports of a shooting in the alley north of McLellan Road, between 54th Drive and 55th Avenue. Upon arrival, officers found the victim lying in the alley suffering from a gunshot wound. Witness statements and evidence at the scene indicated multiple shots had been fired. The victim was taken to a local trauma center with life-threatening injuries. The victim is an Hispanic male, 20 years of age, who resides in Glendale. Investigators know his identity, but have not been able to notify his next-of-kin.

Witnesses stated that the victim was seen talking to another man in the alley shortly before the shooting occurred. It did not appear that the two were arguing. The other man was described as an Hispanic male, in his 20’s, with a shaved head, and wearing a "shiny" silver or gray shirt. This subject may have been driving a silver or gold, four door, imported sedan, with front end damage.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Glendale Police Department at 623-930-3000.

 

Bitzee Mama's
Downtown Glendale Restaurant 
ROBBED!

Photo and Story Ed Sharpe
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Glendale Daily Planet --  Today shortly before noon, Bitzee Mama's, a famous downtown Glendale restaurant  located at   7023 N 58th Avenue across from Murphy Park was robbed.  $220 dollars were taken in this mid afternoon heist.
 

Patricia Ryan, the owner, tells us "The suspect was tall, thin, Caucasian, face with pock marks from past acne  and cleanly dressed in a long green shirt. Ryan continued:
"At approximately 11:40 he came in looking for a bottle of water and was at the counter next to the register.  When the register was opened he dropped the water and grabbed all the 20 dollar bills."  Whimsically she adds... "He even dropped his $2!"
 
Lulu and another restaurant employee chased down the ally after the  thief who joined another person that was driving a navy blue Mustang with a temporary paper plate.
 
Patricia Ryan told us, the officers that interviewed her after the robbery said this suspect was pulling these same stunts in Peoria... even with  the same blue Mustang with temporary plate.

 

Photo: Patricia Ryan, the owner
of Bitzee Mama's
, next to the register
where the theft took place.

This commonality of car description and MO was confirmed this afternoon with a conversation with Matt Barnett PIO for Glendale Police Department.
 
Officer Mat Barnett cautions: "If you spot  suspicious activity call Glendale Police at 623-930-3000 or call 911."  He continued: "If  an encounter with this person occurs  DO NOT put your self at risk,  comply with their demands, be a good witness and remember every detail, write down the details immediately and  call 911 ASAP.

 


 

 

Here are some links to websites with info on how to avoid being scammed when buying on the internet.

 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

ALERT!

Glendale Restaurant Robber at Large! 11-28-2007

Police Seek Robbery Suspect

 

GLENDALE, Ariz. – The Glendale Police Department is asking for help in identifying a man who is responsible for robbing several west valley restaurants in recent weeks.

The suspect is an Hispanic male in his mid-thirties, with dark brown hair and brown eyes. He is about 5 feet 9 inches tall, and weighs about 170 pounds. He has a mustache and goatee, as well as tattoos on both forearms.

Investigators believe this suspect is responsible for at least five robberies over the last two weeks. The robberies have all occurred at small restaurants and eateries in west Glendale. The suspect typically enters the store, asks for change, and then robs the cashier using a black handgun. The suspect may have fled some robberies in a small red car, possibly a Saturn.

Anyone with information about this suspect is asked to call the Glendale Police at 623-930-3000 or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.

 

 

Police Seek “Person of Interest” in a Recent Homicide

 

GLENDALE, Ariz. – The Glendale Police Department is looking for a subject who was identified as being involved in a recent murder. The subject is Frederick Welch, a 19 year-old black male. He sometimes spells his name as “Freddrick.” He also goes by “Freddy” and the nickname “Freaky.”

On August 29th, two subjects went to the apartment of Antwan Pierce (b/m 29 years of age), located in the 6800 block of north 67th Avenue. An argument took place between Pierce and the two subjects. One of the subjects produced a gun and shot Pierce, killing him. Witnesses identified Freddy Welch as being one of the two subjects at Pierce’s door.

Investigators are not certain of the motive for this crime, though the argument appeared to have been about money. They do know that Welch and Pierce knew each other, and that this was not a random incident. Detective Roger Geisler would like to interview Welch to determine his involvement in the crime. “We know Welch was there, but there are two sides to every story,” Geisler said. “I’d like to hear Welch’s side of it.” Geisler believes Welch is still in the greater Phoenix area.

Freddy Welch is a 19 year-old black male. He is 5 feet 6 inches tall, with black hair and brown eyes. His hair was worn in a “dreadlock” style, but he may have cut or altered it. A photo of Welch is attached.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Glendale Police Department at 623-930-3000 or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Police Seeking Witnesses to Shooting

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GLENDALE, Ariz. – Detectives from the Glendale Police Department are seeking information about a murder that took place in the early hours of Saturday morning (9/8). Manuel Montoya-Duran (22 yrs, of Phoenix) was shot and killed as he was driving in the area of 75th Avenue and Bethany Home Road.

At about 1:00 a.m. Saturday, Mr. Montoya-Duran left a friend’s home near 43rd Avenue and Bethany Home Road. He was speaking to his friend on his cell phone while he drove west on Bethany Home. Between 59th  and 75th  Avenues, Mr. Montoya-Duran commented to his friend that he thought he was being followed by a dark-colored sedan. He thought that it might be a Honda. As Mr. Montoya-Duran turned to go south on 75th Avenue, his vehicle was hit by several gunshots. Mr. Montoya-Duran was shot in the head, and was killed.

Mr. Montoya-Duran was driving a red Chevy Cobalt. The dark-colored sedan is considered a possible suspect vehicle. “We are looking at several possibilities about what happened that night,” said Det. Brad McMillen. “It is important for us to speak with anyone who saw or heard anything. This will help us to either include or exclude several investigative leads that we are looking at.”

Anyone with information is asked to call the Glendale Police Tip Line at 623-930-3399.

 

Two Children Located at Glendale  Apartment Complex




GLENDALE, Ariz.
Two children were located wandering and playing in an apartment complex near 55th Avenue and W. Camelback Road this afternoon. The mother was located about five hours later, and an investigation is underway to determine exactly what happened during that time.


Just before 5 p.m. this evening, Glendale police units were called to the Courts at Colter apartment complex, located at 5190 N. 55th Avenue. The manager had two small children in her care. She stated she made many efforts to identify the children and to locate a parent or guardian within the complex, but was unable to do so. She also stated the children were first seen playing unattended at about 2:30 p.m.

Officers made additional efforts to locate a parent or guardian but were also unsuccessful. The children, both of whom were wearing soiled diapers, were cleaned and fed. They were then taken to the Glendale police station and Child Protective Services was notified.

At about 7:30 p.m., a television journalist at an adjacent apartment complex saw a woman who appeared to be the mother. He put her in touch with a police officer, and she confirmed that she was the children’s mother. This woman was then brought to the police station to be interviewed about the circumstances.

The children are a two year-old Hispanic female and a three year-old Hispanic male. They were placed in the custody of Child Protective Services. The woman is a 24 year-old Hispanic woman. Ironically, she lives in the complex at 5190 N. 55th Avenue. The woman has not been arrested and the case remains under investigation.


update

aAs of of 10:20 pm on November 1st, our interview with the mother of the two children from 5190 N. 55 Ave is complete. 
 
It is our intention to submit our case to the City Prosecutor seeking two counts of Child Neglect against the mother.
 
The mother was released, pending the outcome of the prosecutorial review.
 
The children are in the custody of Child Protective Services.

 

 

The suspect (mother) is Jacqueline Patterson, 24, of Glendale.  As noted last night, she lives in the apartment complex where the children were found. 
 
By the way, the press release states she was located in an adjacent complex.  That is incorrect.  All the events took place in the same complex at 5190 N. 55th Avenue.
 
The children are now considered juvenile victims of child neglect.  For this reason, their names will not be released.

 

 

GLENDALE, AZ.  Apartment Complex Located at 6802 N. 67th Ave. HomicideSuspect(s) Sought

 

 

         GLENDALE, AZ. – Glendale Police Detectives are investigating a homicide which occurred at an apartment complex located at 6802 N. 67th Av.   At approximately 7:30 PM two unidentified black males, described to be in their 20’s, one wearing a muscle type T-shirt, were observed arguing with the victim at the door of the victims apartment.  A shot was heard and the two unidentified male were seen running from the apartment.   The victim, a 26 year old male, was deceased at the scene.   As of this time, the investigation is on-going and interviews are being conducted in an attempted to identify the suspect(s).  

         Anyone with any information about this shooting  please contact the Glendale Police Department Homicide Detectives at 623-930-3000

 

GLENDALE POLICE SEEK IDENTITY THEFT SUSPECT

 

GLENDALE, Ariz. – Glendale Police detectives are looking for this individual who is a suspect in an identity theft case.

He is described as a white male, 5’10” tall weighing 200 pounds. He has brown hair and a tattoo on his left forearm. He is seen here wearing a black baseball cap with a skull on it and a blue K Swiss t-shirt.

Anyone with information on this individual is asked to call Glendale Police detectives at 623-930-3053.

 

Amber Alert Video

 

                  GLENDALE, Ariz. – Glendale police investigators have obtained video of the suspect abandoning the Ford Expedition during the August 10th Amber Alert.  They are releasing the video in the hope that someone will be able to identify the suspect.  The video shows the suspect walking away from the truck and wiping his face with some type of cloth. 

                  On August 10th, at about 3:30 pm, the suspect stole the De La Paz family’s Ford Expedition by jumping into it while it was running and then driving away.  Twenty month-old Betzaday De La Paz was still in her car seat at the time.  The theft occurred near 47th Avenue and Bethany Home Road.  The suspect abandoned the truck near 63rd and Clarendon Avenues in Phoenix.  Betzaday was found, unharmed, by the Phoenix Fire Department at about 6:30 pm.

                  I.D. technicians processed the vehicle and did obtain both latent prints and DNA evidence.  They are searching various databases for possible matches, but have not yet found any.  Lead detective Scott Walker believes the suspect may live in the area where the truck was abandoned.           “There is a canal in that neighborhood, which doesn’t make sense if you’re trying to escape,” Walker said. “I think he may have gone to a place where he felt comfortable.”

 

Anyone with information about this suspect is asked to call the Glendale Police at 623-930-3399.  

  Watch The Video Of The Suspect

 

 

 

 

 

 

W A N T E D !

GLENDALE POLICE SEEK BANK ROBBERY SUSPECT

   

 

GLENDALE, Ariz. – Today at 10:00 a.m. The Chase Bank inside the Fry’s Food Store, located at 59th Avenue and Beardsley Road, was robbed by a male suspect.

The suspect entered the bank, placed a suspicious device on the counter, and made a statement to a teller. The teller then handed over an undisclosed amount of currency to the suspect who then fled leaving the device behind.

The Chase Bank, as well as the Fry’s Food Store, were then evacuated for safety reasons and the Glendale Bomb Squad responded.

The bomb squad, after examining the device, determined that is was non explosive.

Workers and patrons were then allowed back into the store with the bank remaining closed for the investigation.

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The Glendale Police Department would like the public’s help in locating the suspect who is described as a white male with dark hair, 25 to 30 years old, about 5’10” tall with a medium build. He was last seen wearing sneakers, knee length blue jean shorts, a dark grey hooded sweatshirt, light grey t-shirt and a black Addidas baseball cap.

Anyone with information about this suspect is asked to call the Glendale Police Department at 623-930-3000.

 

 

WANTED:

GLENDALE DETECTIVES SEEK ARMED ROBBERY SUSPECTS

GLENDALE, Ariz. – Detectives from the Glendale Violent Crimes Unit are seeking your help in locating two suspects who committed armed robbery of two Circle K Stores on 06/22/2007.

         Just after 2:30 a.m. on 6/22 the two suspects entered the first Circle K store at 5881 W. Cactus and robbed the store before leaving in a waiting car.  They grabbed multiple packs of beer and cigarettes and ran out of the store and left in a white Ford Mustang with an unknown license plate.

         Less than 10 minutes later the same suspects entered the Circle K at 5848 W. Olive, robbing the second store in the same manner.  These suspects may also be linked to other robberies that have occurred near the areas of 43rd Avenue / Cactus and 35th Avenue / Dunlap. 

   

 

         The suspects are both Hispanic males in their early 20’s.  One suspect displayed a black handgun in his waist band during the robberies.  The first suspect was described as 6’0” tall weighing between 190 – 200 pounds.  He was last seen wearing a long sleeve blue striped shirt and black pants.

         The second suspect was approximately 5’10” tall weighing between 170 – 180 pounds.  He had very short hair, clean shaven and had an earring in his right ear.  He was last seen wearing a red long sleeve button-up shirt and black pants.

            Anyone with any information regarding this incident or the identity of these suspects is asked to contact Glendale Police Violent Crimes Squad Detectives at 623-930-3000.  Photographs from video are attached.
 

GLENDALE DETECTIVES SEEK ROBBERY SUSPECT

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         GLENDALE, Ariz. – Detectives from the Glendale Violent Crimes Unit are seeking your help in locating a suspect who committed a robbery of a Glendale convenience store on Thursday June 14, 2007.

         Shortly after 3:00 a.m. that day, the suspect entered the store located at 9002 N. 47th Avenue with a plastic bag and demanded that the clerk fill the bag with cigarettes.  The suspect took over 50 cartons of cigarettes.

         The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, 5’7” tall, weighing approximately 220 pounds.  The suspect is bald and was last seen wearing an off-white button-up long sleeve shirt, blue jeans and flip flops.  He spoke with a Spanish accent.

         Anyone with any information regarding this incident or the identity of this suspect is asked to contact Glendale Police Violent Crimes Squad Detectives at 623-930-3000.  A photograph from video is attached.

 

 

GLENDALE POLICE SEEK ARMED ROBBERY SUSPECT

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         GLENDALE, Ariz. – Glendale Police Detectives are seeking assistance in identifying and locating a suspect who committed an armed robbery in the early hours of Tuesday, June 5th, 2007.

         Before 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday the suspect entered the Book Cellar business located at 6527 N. 59th Avenue and robbed the clerk at gunpoint. 

         The unidentified suspect came behind the counter, held a gun to the clerk’s head and took the money from the register.  The suspect then smashed the register, and struck the clerk with the gun before leaving in a red Ford truck.

         The suspect is described as a Hispanic male with a muscular build.  He has short dark hair and a full mustache.  He had tattoos on his shoulders and arms and was last seen wearing a light colored T-shirt with cut off sleeves and dark colored long shorts.  He pulled the gun from his waistband behind his back in this incident.  He should be considered armed and dangerous.

         Anyone with any information regarding this crime or the identity of this suspect is asked to call the Glendale Police Department Violent Crimes Detectives at 623-930-3000.  Photographs from video footage attached.

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WANTED:

GLENDALE DETECTIVES SEEK ARMED ROBBERY SUSPECT

 

         GLENDALE, Ariz. – Detectives from the Glendale Violent Crimes Unit are seeking your help in locating a suspect who committed an armed bank robbery on Saturday, June 2, 2007. 

         Shortly after 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, officers responded to an armed robbery alarm at the US Bank located inside of the Safeway Store at 59th Avenue and Thunderbird Road.  Upon arrival, officers found the bank had been robbed at gunpoint. 

         According to witnesses, the suspect entered the store at the east entrance and walked directly to the bank where two tellers were on-duty.  He approached one of the tellers, presented a weapon and demanded money.  The teller complied and the suspect ran out of the store through the west entrance doors. 

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male in his mid 20’s.  He is about 5’8” tall with a medium build.  He was last seen wearing a tan cap, “aviator-type sunglasses”, and a long sleeve gray shirt. He was seen getting into a red Ford truck in the store parking lot before leaving in an unknown direction. 

Anyone with any information regarding this crime or the identity of the suspect is asked to call the Glendale Police Department Violent Crimes Tip-Line at 623-930-3399.   Photographs from robbery footage attached.

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