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APD: Suspect Flees Police on Bicycle, Arrested on Felony Warrents

A man flees from police on a bicycle after he is reported damaging a vehicle.

Tuesday afternoon at about 4:40, Officer Carye Adkins responded to a shoplifter call at a business in the 1600 block of Hwy 351. An asset protection employee notified APD dispatch that a female suspect involved in an alleged theft in-progress was running and fleeing the premises as asset protection personnel attempted to contact her. The caller believed that the suspect was working with another suspect, a male. Another employee notified APD that the involved male suspect had also fled the scene after wielding a knife during his contact with asset protection employees. Asset protection personnel continued to relay information to APD about the fleeing suspects from a safe distance as other officers began to converge to the scene. A possible involved suspect vehicle was identified and located, but the preliminary investigation revealed that the vehicle was not affiliated with this incident. Officers continued to look for the male suspect and found him in the 2400 block of N. Judge Ely Boulevard where he was detained. The investigation revealed that the male suspect was positively identified by three store employees as the man that committed the theft and wielded the knife. Merchandise valued at approximately $170 was recovered. A records check revealed that the male suspect had one outstanding federal warrant involving the theft of mail. The male suspect was arrested for the warrant and for Robbery. The female suspect was not located. This investigation continues.

Tuesday afternoon at about 4:55 p.m., Officer Joshua Davis responded to a disturbance call at a residence in the 1000 block of Briarwood Street. A calling party notified APD dispatch and reported seeing a male suspect damaging someone’s vehicle. Officer Davis arrived and observed a suspect matching the description provided. The suspect was riding a bicycle. Officer Davis activated his emergency lights and siren in an attempt to contact the suspect, but the suspect continued to elude Officer Davis. The suspect rode the bike for several blocks and then began running on foot. Officer Davis gave chase on foot and arrested the suspect in an alley in the 1100 block of Fannin Street. The suspect refused to identify himself. The investigation eventually revealed the suspect’s true identity and a records check confirmed that the suspect was a fugitive. The records check revealed the suspect had felony warrants for burglary and harassment of a public servant from two jurisdictions. The investigation also revealed that the suspect was identified as the subject involved in causing approximately $200 in damage to a victim’s vehicle. A report was taken for misdemeanor Criminal Mischief and this investigation continues. The suspect was arrested on the warrants and for misdemeanor Evading Detention and Failure to Identify.

Wednesday morning at about 2:50 a.m., Officer Mary Guitar contacted a male occupant in a motor vehicle in the 5400 block of Encino Road as part of a check-welfare call reported to APD dispatch. Officer Guitar contacted the subject and immediately observed a glass pipe, commonly used to smoke narcotics, laying on the subject’s lap. The subject was detained and was the only occupant in the vehicle. The subject was arrested and searched, including a search of the vehicle. The search of the vehicle revealed a plastic baggie containing a crystal-like substance that tested positive for methamphetamine. A small quantity of marijuana was also located in the vehicle. The subject was arrested for felony Possession of a Controlled Substance (methamphetamine) and misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana.

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