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  • April 9, 2012

    Two wannabe arsonists nearly ended-up char- grilled themselves.
  • March 26, 2012

    This may have been a case of road rage that ended in the death of 22 year old Alexcia Salsberry. This happened on Sunday, February 27th, 2011 at about 2 a.m. “Alexcia was the passenger and her girlfriend was driving the vehicle when they pulled into a parking lot near 51st Avenue and McDowell,” said […]
  • March 19, 2012

    Phoenix Police Sergeant Darren Burch says officers are looking for two suspects who robbed an armored truck driver Friday, June 12th at a Desert Schools Federal Credit Union at 49th Street and Ray Road. The driver was making a cash drop.
  • March 12, 2012

    These unrelated unsolved crimes that happened five years apart, but in the same neighborhood. The first was Tuesday, October 31st, 2006. About 3:00 a.m., Efron Gonzales-Herrera was shot and killed while driving near Camelback and 63rd Avenue. Phoenix Police Sergeant Darren Burch said 18-year-old Efron was on his way to work at a machinery company […]
  • March 5, 2012

    “We didn’t know what evil was until that day,” Jessica Martinez spoke of the loss of innocence — that day more than 30 years ago when her friend, Amy Yachimec, disappeared. The childhood friends rode the bus together, played hopscotch and tether ball and were Girl Scouts together. “Amy was 13 years old when she […]
  • February 27, 2012

    Our first case takes us to the northwest Valley on Friday, February 3rd, 2012. It’s just after 6:30 p.m. “El Mirage police officers responded to a fatal hit-and-run on Thunderbird between Grand and El Mirage,” said Phoenix Police Sergeant Darren Burch. An El Mirage woman was left to die after being struck by a car. […]
  • February 20, 2012

    These are two different crimes with two similar outcomes — misdemeanor shoplifting that turns into armed robbery. In our first case, Phoenix Police Sergeant Darren Burch said a man walked into the CVS Pharmacy at 16th Street and Baseline and grabbed some liquour bottles from the cooler. It was Monday, November 21, 2011 just after […]
  • February 13, 2012

    This guy's lucky he didn't need an ambulance after his burglary of an urgent care at 83rd Avenue and Indian School.
  • January 28, 2012

    This armed robber has been dubbed "The Joker" because his makeup is similar to that of the Joker character in the Batman series.
  • January 23, 2012 [SOLVED]

    No fun and games for these bad guys, they’re serious criminals. This crime occurred Wednesday, December 7th, 2011 around 9:00 p.m. The gunmen targeted the Game Stop at 43rd Avenue and Peoria. “They go inside, they go right up to the clerk, they brandish weapons, demand money and then on the way out they even […]
  • January 7, 2012

    Many parts of this 911 call are just too disturbing to listen to as the stabbing victim, 19-year-old David Lopez, cries for help and moans that he’s dying. On Saturday, Dec. 27, 2008, Lopez left work at a trendy clothing store inside Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall and boarded a bus where he and another young […]
  • December 17, 2011

    It’s called the felony murder rule and Phoenix Police Sergeant Darren Burch said it applies to this case. On November 28, 2011, Michael Lowery and another man attempted to forcibly enter a home on 45th Street, just south of Southern Road. The homeowner shot and killed Lowery and the second man fled the scene, possibly […]
  • December 10, 2011

    Tragedy can strike at anytime. A life can be ended in an instant. That’s what happened to 14-year-old Karen Gavino on January 19, 2005. She and her 9-year-old brother, Daniel, were on the corner of 43rd Avenue and Thomas Road when a car jumped the curb and struck Karen. She was pronounced dead at St. […]
  • December 5, 2011

    Trust is a tricky thing. These days, you can’t trust anyone. That’s what the owner of a small, family-run business found out this summer. This crime happened sometime in the first two weeks of July 2011. Two coins were stolen from the business near 28th Avenue and Indian School. Police hope that people stay on […]
  • November 21, 2011

    Today, we’re telling you about two separate unsolved crimes. It happened Friday, July 15, 2011. Phoenix police sergeant Darren Burch said a gunman drove up and ordered the victim into “his” vehicle then drove him to a nearby bank and made him withdraw cash. The suspect then drove a short distance away and kicked the […]