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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.