Close
Bonneville Phoenix Network
 KTAR News
 Arizona Sports
92.3 FM KTAR
Menu
Social
Latest News

March 25, 2013 [RE-BROADCAST OF 2/22/10]

PHOENIX -- The trifecta of evil. That's how Phoenix Police Sgt. Darren Burch described this shocking crime.

A 90-year-old woman who lived by herself in the Ahwatukee area was at home when the unthinkable happened.

"(The) suspect enters her home, (and) she doesn't know who he is," Burch said. "He attacks her from behind, he not only grabs her from behind, he chokes her, throws her down onto the bed, (and) breaks her collarbone."

She begins screaming in terror. That's when the guy told her if she shut up and stayed put, he wouldn't hurt her anymore.

"And then he went ahead and ransacked the house -- the valuables, TV sets -- I mean just completely cleaned out the house, and then used her car as a getaway vehicle."

The car was later found at a nearby condominium complex.

This home invasion and attack happened Saturday, October 10, 2009, just after 10 p.m. in a guarded, gated community near 12th Street and Pecos Road.

If you have any information related to these cases, contact Silent Witness at (480) WITNESS

We want you to tell us everything you know... except your name.

If you have any information related to these cases, contact Silent Witness at: 480-WITNESS or 800-343-TIPS.

MORE INFORMATION

Online: SilentWitness.org

How we spread the word

Police officers answer the Silent Witness telephone line 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. They take your information and direct it to the proper department for action.

How we keep going

The community. We're supported by donations from businesses, civic groups, and several individuals. Our civilian board actively oversees the operation of the Silent Witness program.

If you have time, talent, money or information to share, contact Silent Witness today.

About the Author


Years with the company: 16

More on what you do (at work): I put up with Mac & Gaydos every day as well as writing and anchoring newscasts and doing some reporting. I also produce Silent Witness which airs every Monday morning.

Education: I started in radio during high school and kept with it. I also graduated from modeling school, but quickly realized it isn't what I love to do…radio is.

Family: Married. One pet…a cat named Molly (but she thinks her name is Princess).

Favorite food: I love anything cheesy or chocolaty.

Favorite spot in Arizona: Our family cabin in Strawberry.

Favorite news memory: Too many to list but I remember one time I helped rescue a litter of puppies found in a hole on an empty lot…

Favorite movie: I like too many to list any one as a favorite. I don't like sad movies so my LEAST favorite is Marley & Me!

First job: Washing dishes at the restaurant my friend's parents owned when I was 13.

First concert: Rick Springfield at the Arizona State Fair in 1981.

#1 sports team: Suns and Diamondbacks

Outside interests: I sing with the band at church, I bake, I read and I treasure hunt at thrift stores and yard sales. I also love to travel…but not if I have to drive.

Comments

comments powered by Disqus
Latest News