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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
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.
Seek Information About Shooting
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
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
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.
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© Glendale Daily Planet
Daily Planet -- Today shortly before noon, Bitzee
famous downtown Glendale restaurant located
at 7023 N 58th Avenue across from Murphy Park
was robbed. $220 dollars were taken in this mid
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
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!"
and another restaurant employee chased down the ally after
the thief who joined another person that was driving a
Mustang with a temporary paper plate.
Ryan told us, the officers that interviewed her after the
robbery said this suspect was pulling these same stunts in
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.
commonality of car description and MO was confirmed this
afternoon with a conversation with Matt Barnett PIO for
Glendale Police Department.
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.
are some links to websites with info on
how to avoid being scammed when buying on the
Restaurant Robber at Large! 11-28-2007
Seek Robbery Suspect
– 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.
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
information about this suspect is asked to
call the Glendale Police at 623-930-3000 or
Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.
Seek “Person of Interest” in a Recent
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.”
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.
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.
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.
with information is asked to call the
Glendale Police Department at 623-930-3000
or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.
Seeking Witnesses to Shooting
– 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
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
Children Located at Glendale
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.
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.
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
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
of of 10:20 pm on November 1st, our interview with
the mother of the two children from 5190 N. 55 Ave
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
The children are in
the custody of Child Protective Services.
suspect (mother) is Jacqueline Patterson, 24, of
Glendale. As noted last night, she lives
in the apartment complex where the children were
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.
children are now considered juvenile victims of
child neglect. For this reason, their
names will not be released.
Complex Located at 6802 N. 67th Ave. HomicideSuspect(s) Sought
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
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).
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
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.
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.”
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
GLENDALE POLICE SEEK
BANK ROBBERY SUSPECT
– 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.
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.
DETECTIVES SEEK ARMED ROBBERY SUSPECTS
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
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
suspect displayed a black handgun in his waist band during 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
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
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.
DETECTIVES SEEK ROBBERY SUSPECT
– 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,
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.
POLICE SEEK ARMED ROBBERY SUSPECT
– 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.
for larger view!
DETECTIVES SEEK ARMED ROBBERY SUSPECT
– 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
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.
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
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.