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Contact: Lisa Kutis, PIO
Goodyear Police Department
Office: 623-882-7663
Cell: 480-243-4723 

Goodyear Police Assist AZ Gang Task Force in Search for Suspect 

GOODYEAR, Ariz. –On Thursday, May 23, 2013, at approx. 1:10pm, the Goodyear Police assisted in the search for a documented gang member with felony warrants it the Dysart/ Encanto area. The subject was being pursued by the Arizona State Gang Task Force when he jumped a wall on Dysart Road into the City of Goodyear. As a precaution Palm Valley Elementary, St Thomas Aquinas, Le Petite Academy and Tutor Time were all placed on lock-down status.

The Goodyear Police utilized several officers, two K9 units and helicopter support from Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office to search for the subject at large. The trail went cold and the suspect has not been found.

The school lock-down status was lifted at 2:26 p.m. Goodyear officers remain in the area on lookout for the suspect.

The suspect is a black male in his late teens. He is clean shaven, wearing a white shirt, black hat and has a piercing over his left eyebrow.

WHO: Goodyear Police working collaboratively with DPS - State Gang Task Force

WHAT: Searching for a suspect who is a documented gang member with felony warrants

WHEN: Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 1:10 p.m.

WHERE: Goodyear: Dysart Rd. and Encanto

CONTACT: Lisa Kutis 480-243-4723 or email at

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City of Goodyear • 190 N. Litchfield Road • Goodyear AZ 85338 • Phone 623-932-3910 • Toll-Free 1-800-872-1749