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Cactus Park Precinct, Homicide Suspect Arrest, 2700 West Indian School Road
On May 6, 2022, South Mountain Precinct Officers and the Transit Unit responded to a call of an unresponsive female on a City of Phoenix Bus in the area of 27th Avenue and Baseline Road. The female victim had obvious signs of trauma. She was transported to the hospital and succumbed to her injures. The Homicide Unit reviewed City bus video footage which revealed that the victim had been strangled by an unknown male. Various investigative measures were used to identify Joshua Bagley as an investigative lead. Additional video evidence traced the suspect’s travel around the Phoenix area. The Public Affairs Bureau distributed the suspect’s image to facilitate the arrest of Bagley. On May 10, 2022, Cactus Park Precinct officers responded to a citizen’s call that Bagley was in the area of 27th Avenue and Indian School Road. Bagley was located in the area of 25th Avenue and Elm Street. Bagley was arrested without incident and booked for one count of first-degree murder. The relentless pursuit and teamwork of the Officers of the South Mountain Precinct, Homicide Unit, Transit, Crime Impact Unit, and Cactus Park Precinct led to the arrest in this case.
Cactus Park Precinct, Narcotic Drugs for sales, I-17 and Northern Avenue
On June 8th, 2022, Officers from the Cactus Park Precinct’s watch squad engaged in heightened enforcement near Northern and I-17. Officers surveilled the area and conducted several subject and traffic stops. During one stop officers arrested an adult male wanted for felony warrant found in possession of 1400 Fentanyl pills various other drugs. During a traffic stop of a suspicious vehicle officers observed drugs in plain sight. This stop led to two arrests and 165 Fentanyl pills.
Cactus Park Precinct, Arson Arrest, 2700 West Indian School Rd
On June 6th, 2022, during a domestic dispute an adult male was observed by several witnesses set a trailer on fire. Witnesses called police and assisted in evacuating the three occupants. As officers arrived witnesses directed them to the suspected arsonist. Witnesses stepped forward and provided statements of their observations. The subject was described to have been seen carrying a red gas can and made com
From Cactus Park Precinct:
On June 1, 2022, Neighborhood Enforcement Team officers were conducting surveillance on suspected drug activity at 27th Avenue and Northern Avenue when they located a vehicle taken in an armed robbery in the City of Glendale. Both occupants matched the description of the suspects from the original robbery. Resources from the Special Assignment Unit (SAU), Air Unit, and K-9 Unit were enlisted for assistance. The vehicle drove to the area of 27th Avenue and Camelback Road where the suspects abandoned the vehicle and were quickly apprehended. At the time of arrest, one of the suspects was armed with a handgun. Both suspects were booked into jail on various charges.
From the Phoenix Police Transit Unit
Cactus Park Precinct, Trespassing , 7000 North 26th Drive , 0800 HRS, Transit Unit personnel conducted follow-up on a report of illegal activity adversely impacting the public’s ability to use bus stops near 2600 West Glendale Avenue. During the investigation, two arrests were made of subjects with warrants.
2 Arrested of Felony Warrants, Felony Flight, Narcotic and Dangerous Drugs for sale and Misconduct involving weapons.
On May 11th, in the area of 35th Avenue and Clarendon the Neighborhood Enforcement Team officers conducted surveillance at a residence reference a wanted person with an outstanding felony warrant. Officers positively identified the male as the wanted suspect, they observed him enter his blue pickup truck and officers initiated a traffic stop. The suspect failed to yield to officers committing felony flight. Officers disengaged from the traffic stop attempt. A week later, the Neighborhood Enforcement Team officers conducted surveillance on the individual and apprehended him while he was on foot. The suspect was found to be in possession of fentanyl pills and crack cocaine. Officers established probable cause for a search warrant at residence nearby. A second subject was discovered also having outstanding felony warrants at this address. The search warrant yielded additional fentanyl tablets, crack cocaine, powdered cocaine, methamphetamines, indicia for drug sales, a loaded handgun, and $925.00 in U.S. currency.
Keen-eyed policing and unit partnership made this Felony Flight Arrest go smoothly for our officers.
In the early morning of May 18th, patrol officers noticed a suspicious empty moving truck at a convenience store at 28th and Cactus. These same officers later observed the same moving truck at another convenience store in the area of 35th Ave and Peoria. The patrol officers attempted a traffic stop on the box truck. Upon the initiation of the traffic stop the box truck failed to yield committing Felony Flight. With safety in mind, the officers disengaged from the traffic stop attempt, the air unit was deployed and a tactical surveillance was initiated. The air unit tracked the truck and observe the suspect/driver exited the vehicle in the area of 23rd avenue and Laurel Lane where he was apprehended by officers.
Drug sales arrest 28th Drive Cactus Road
On May 19th, Transit Unit Detectives conducted follow-up on a community complaint of illegal drug activity, trespassing, and loitering impacting access to public transit along 28th Drive and Cactus Road. This investigation resulted in the identification and apprehension of two adult males for narcotic and dangerous drug sales. Along with these arrest four individuals were arrested for illegal drug activity.
Cactus Park Precinct, Drugs for Sale , 124xx North 28 Drive , 0945 HRS
On Thursday, May 19, 2022, Transit Unit Detectives conducted follow-up on a community complaint of illegal drug activity impacting access to public transit along 28th Drive Near Cactus Road. An investigation was conducted which resulted in the identification and apprehension of Suspects 1 & 2 for selling narcotic and dangerous drugs. 4 additional arrests were made of suspects involved in the illegal drug activity in the area.
On 05-12-22 The Cactus Park Precinct Resource Unit along with Transit Unit worked collaboratively with navigator teams from Community Medical Services to provide services to community members in the area of 2800 W Cactus Rd . This program was initiated in response to numerous community complaints of illegal drug activity and trespassing in the neighborhood and the bus stops.
Unmarked Neighborhood Enforcement and Transit officers identified two vehicles trespassing on 12XXX N 28th Dr. while officers were in observation mode, they identified six subjects engaged in consumption of narcotic drugs in and around the two vehicles. As uniformed marked officers attempted to detain the subjects one of the two vehicles attempted to flee striking a transit officer with the passenger door. The vehicle drove across the street where all three occupants bailed out of the vehicle and ran inside the convenience market. The driver was apprehended as he ran out of the west doors of the market and into the roadway. Two subjects were arrested inside the bathrooms of the market where they had been hiding from police until patrons of the market alerted police to their location. Simultaneously the driver of the second vehicle attempted to flee on foot and was apprehended by a NET officer.
Nine people were arrested for trespassing, among the arrests made were: 8 narcotic drug violations,5 drug paraphernalia violations,1 dangerous drug violation,6 misdemeanor and felony warrants, 1 subject was arrested for reckless endangerment (striking the officer with his vehicle door) 1 subject arrested for possession of $900 dollars in counterfeit US Currency. 2 vehicles impounded.
5-5-2022: PD received a complaint of individuals on the bus stop at 27th Avenue just north of Glendale Ave. There were numerous shopping carts there as well. Transit unit personnel responded to the north east corner bus stop at 27th Ave. and Glendale where they observed a male obstructing the thoroughfare in front of the bus stop. That individual was placed under arrest. A large amount of debris was noted nearby.
Officers conducted outreach to several subjects that were accompanying the debris and those subjects agreed to move their belongings off of the public easement so as not to impede the use of the public transit system. By the time the PD personnel left the area, consumers of public transportation were able to use the bus stop and blight had been removed. None of the subjects contacted accepted resources.
5-4-2022: In the early morning hours of Wednesday, May 4 an officer from the Cactus Park Precinct followed up on neighborhood drug complaint, and recognized the suspected drug dealer with a felony warrant and he was stopped near 3800 W Berridge, arrested and booked on multiple charges.
During the weeks of April 11th and May 2nd, 2022, Cactus Park Precinct’s Neighborhood Enforcement Team and Community Action Team collaborated with the Human Exploitation and Trafficking Unit (H.E.A.T.) on a prostitution enforcement operation between Indian School Road and Northern Avenue. There were 60+ arrests made as a result of this collaboration.
On April 28, 2022, Neighborhood Enforcement Team officers followed up on a narcotic complaint at a local convenience market on Bell Road. Through observations and contacts made at this location, NET officers were able to identify a drug dealer who they traced back to a residence in the area of 35th Avenue/Glendale. When the suspect was apprehended he was in possession of almost 20,000 fentanyl pills, a loaded handgun and $5k cash. A search warrant was served on the residence which led to the seizure of additional firearms, cash and fentanyl.
On 04-27-22 The Cactus Park Precinct Resource Unit and Transit Unit worked collaboratively with navigator teams from Community Medical Services while providing directed outreach to community members in the area of 7800 N 27thAve and 2800 W Thunderbird Rd . This program was initiated in response to numerous community complaints of illegal drug activity and trespassing in the neighborhood.
While providing access to resources to over 30 people, 2 individual accepted services, 4 individuals were given pamphlets with services. Transit officers identified 17 people trespassing at 2800 W Thunderbird Rd. officers observed the behavior of the individuals for a period of time and were able to observe several subjects engaged in consumption of narcotic drugs while trespassing on the property and the bus terminal. Seventeen people were cited or arrested for trespassing, among the arrests made were: 6 narcotic drug violations,7 subjects with felony warrants, 3 subjects with misdemeanor warrants, 1 misconduct involving weapons, 1 missing juvenile was recovered and 1 subject was wanted for questioning reference a homicide.
While at 7800 N 27th Ave, 11 people were given trespassing warnings 2 subjects were arrested for felony and misdemeanor warrants.
On April 27, 2022, Cactus Park Precinct’s Neighborhood Enforcement and Community Action Teams collaborated with Transit Unit Teams and CBI on directed outreach and enforcement in the area of 2700 West Augusta Avenue. In total 11 subjects were contacted for trespassing, 3 were arrested and 1 accepted CBI services.