Phoenix police are looking for help in identifying two assault suspects who have two things in common: bad tempers and unusual weapons.
The first of these two incidents came on July 10, 2014 at a bus stop on 43rd Ave, north of McDowell Road, just after 6 p.m.
“A guy tried to get on the bus, but he didn’t have the proper fare,” said Phoenix Police Sgt. Jamie Rothschild. “So the suspect reacted by picking up his skateboard and using it to beat the 67-year-old bus driver.”
The driver recovered and investigators believe they’ve identified his attacker. What they need is witness statements, asking anyone who was on the bus when the assault happened to let them know what they saw.
The next case occurred on Jan. 1, 2017 at about 1:30 a.m., when a suspect assaulted a clerk inside a Circle K on Tatum Boulevard near Cactus Road. According to police, the suspect hit the clerk with a full two-liter bottle of soda.
Rothschild said the male suspect was clean-cut and may have had a little too much to drink.
“You look at the day and hour, it’s quite possible he was coming from a party or celebrating,” Rothschild said.
The suspect was upset after having issues with the store’s credit card machine. After cursing out the clerk, he picked up the soda and threw it at the clerk, hitting him in the face. He then fled the store on foot, heading north on Tatum, so he may live in the area.
The clerk is okay.
- Tips for taking your home entertainment experience to the backyard
- Tech-related injuries your parents never experienced
- Workers comp: Signs your co-worker could be a fraud
- Who's the real founder of America's pastime?
- Epidemic rising? What you need to know about Alzheimer's in Arizona
- 5 unforgettable Wooden Award winners
- Family and hard work are keys to success of modern dairy farmers
- Genetic testing could hold answers for colon cancer survival
- Cold beers and baseball: A beer lover's guide to Spring Training
- Telecommuting: 5 tips to make it work for employers and employees
- See how top CFOs feel about economic growth in the Valley
- Migraine myths that keep patients from effective treatments
- Here’s why Gaydos went tankless with his water heater
- Bocce ball and basketball: How you can help Arizona's Special Olympics athletes
- Tips on building the best wine room in Arizona
- Avoid the nightmare: 6 tips to choose a great contractor
- Breast cancer: Improved testing and treatments means more survivors
- Failed back surgery: New hope for patients living in pain
- Ticking time bombs: Telltale signs your water heater is about to explode
- Reading glasses could be a thing of the past
- 6 cool ways teachers are using technology in the classroom
- Emerging tech jobs in Phoenix and how to get one in 2017
- 4 top treatments athletes use for pain
- Emergency! What to do when bathrooms flood
- Arizona kids in crisis: How you can help
- New treatment offers hope for migraine sufferers
- 11 stadiums to watch your favorite football team
- Shopping for a TV? Best models for 2016
- Avoid this holiday plumbing disaster in your home
- 7 tips to avoid holiday weight gain
How we spread the word
Police officers answer the Silent Witness telephone line 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. They take your information and direct it to the proper department for action.
How we keep going
The community. We're supported by donations from businesses, civic groups, and several individuals. Our civilian board actively oversees the operation of the Silent Witness program.
If you have time, talent, money or information to share, contact Silent Witness today.