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  • June 21, 2010

    PHOENIX – A parent’s worst nightmare: “Some guy called and said that my son had been shot.” On Saturday, May 8, at about 1:30 a.m., that nightmare became a reality for one Arizona parent. Phoenix Police Sergeant Darren Burch says Jesus Gutierrez was leaving the Déjà Vu bar, located at Bethany Home Road and 27th […]
  • June 7, 2010

    PHOENIX – It’s a busy time of day in downtown Phoenix. Offices are closing, and workers are trying to make their way home. It’s just after 5:30 p.m. on Monday, May 24th. A 27-year-old man is walking near 7th Street and Virginia. He’s heading back to his office after cashing his paycheck, when a guy […]
  • May 24, 2010

    PHOENIX – There was only one thing that Lavene could see. “Once I saw there was a gun barrel in my chest, I couldn’t see anything else but that gun,” Lavene said. Lavene was sitting in his car, along the curb in front of a house, near 24th Street and Lincoln on the morning of […]
  • February 12, 2007 (rebroadcast)

    PHOENIX – The hit television show “Friends” debuted in 1994. So did “ER.” It was the year Olympic skater Nancy Kerrigan was attacked, “Schindler’s List” won Best Picture and the Bodyguard soundtrack won Album of the Year. It’s been a long time since one Phoenix man was murdered, nearly 16 years, but police still hope […]
  • May 10, 2010

    PHOENIX – Police need help catching a couple of costumed crooks. Two men robbed financial institutions on separate occasions in late April, Phoenix Police Sergeant Darren Burch said. The first guy walked into the Credit Union at 3rd Avenue and Dunlap just before noon on April 23. He handed the teller a note demanding money, […]
  • March 29, 2010

    PHOENIX – When a girl was taken from her friends and molested, her panicked mother called 911 for help. Phoenix Police Sergeant Darren Burch says it happened near 44th Street and Oak around 5:30 p.m. on February 27. “What happened is a few girls were out in the front of an apartment complex playing and […]
  • March 22, 2010

    PHOENIX – There once was a man from south Phoenix who was never, in his entire life, heard to utter a curse word. His name was Anthony Pink. Anthony’s older brother, Calvin, had nothing but nice things to say about his younger brother. “He was just so delightful to be around, and when he became […]
  • Feb. 22, 2010

    PHOENIX – The trifecta of evil. That’s how Phoenix Police Sergeant Darren Burch described this shocking crime. A 90-year-old woman who lived by herself in the Ahwatukee area was at home when the unthinkable happened. “(The) suspect enters her home, (and) she doesn’t know who he is,” Burch said. “He attacks her from behind, he […]
  • Feb. 15, 2010

    PHOENIX – It’s not often that you hear about armed robberies of Wal-Marts. But Phoenix Police Sergeant Darren Burch said that it has happened a couple of times already this year. Burch says the robberies start out as shoplifting, “but when the suspects are leaving the store, they’re confronted by security and they immediately either […]
  • Feb. 8, 2010

    PHOENIX – Thieves are cashing in on stolen cell phones. Phoenix Police Sergeant Darren Burch says the phones are prime targets. “They’re small, they’re expensive, so you get more bang for your buck, literally,” Burch said. “You can have a lot of them in a small, confined space, so it’s easier to traffic the stolen […]
  • Feb. 1, 2010

    PHOENIX – These guys think they’re pretty slick, but now police are onto them. Phoenix Police Sergeant Darren Burch described a crime that took place on November 18, 2009 at a Sportsman’s Warehouse in Mesa, off of Greenfield Road. “It is an unusual crime in the sense that the suspects don’t look like your typical […]
  • Jan. 18, 2010

    Police are searching for two men who shot and killed a father in Mesa on the Monday before Christmas 2009.
  • Jan. 8, 2007 (rebroadcast)

    Heather and Josh Quezada’s family is like most, living paycheck to paycheck. So taking their 3- and 6-year-old children on a vacation to Disneyland was a very big deal. “It was kind of our Christmas present that we had saved up for, to go to Disneyland,” says Heather. “On December 17th, 2006 about 7:30 p.m. […]
  • Jan. 4, 2010

    Phoenix Police are searching for the “first-aid felon” – a bank robber who’s going out of his way to go unrecognized. “He’s been to known use fake mustaches, nose and even teeth,” said Phoenix Police Sergeant Darren Burch. “In his most recent bank robbery, he used gauzes and bandages to hide face, his identity.” Since […]
  • Dec. 11, 2006 (rebroadcast)

    Just how good is the lock on your storage unit? There’s been a rash of burglaries at Glendale mini-storage facilities since the end of November 2006. “In one of the burglaries, the suspects stole a large amount of army issued equipment,” says Phoenix Police Sergeant Paul Penzone. He says there’s concern about the military gear […]