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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 23, 2013

Contact: Lisa Kutis, PIO
Goodyear Police Department
Office: 623-882-7663
Cell: 480-243-4723 
LKutis@goodyearaz.gov 

UPDATE: Goodyear Police K9 Unit Apprehends 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 school lock-down status was lifted at 2:26 p.m. Goodyear officers remained in the area on lookout for the suspect. With the assistance of tips from residents in the area, the Goodyear K9 unit has apprehended the suspect, a 17 year old male from Avondale.


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

WHAT: Suspect has been apprehended by Goodyear K9 Unit.

WHEN: Thursday, May 23, 2013 at approx. 3:30 p.m.

WHERE: Apprehended at Monte Vista and Palm Valley - Goodyear

CONTACT: Lisa Kutis 480-243-4723 or email at lkutis@goodyearaz.gov
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