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April 8, 2013

The possible kidnapping victim is shown. (Silent Witness)

This may or may not be a kidnapping case. Either way, police are hoping you can help close the books on it.

It was on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 about 11 p.m. at the AM/PM at 43rd Avenue and Bethany Home.

Phoenix Police Sgt. Darren Burch said a silver gray Volkswagon Jetta pulled in next to the air machine and the passenger went in to get change. When he came back he got into an argument with the driver.

"And then at one point, the person who may or may not be a kidnapping victim, turned to walk away but was grabbed from behind and pulled into the Jetta," said Burch. "The vehicle was driving away as he was still stuggling in the open door. You could see his legs kicking and flailing. He was clearing trying to stop from being forced into that vehicle."

A witness said the car was swerving in the road with the door hanging open.

"This could be a situation where he's laying dead in a gutter or he could have had an argument and now they're all best friends," said Burch. "We don't know."

To read more about this case, click here.


Our next crime happened in the Walmart parking lot at 51st Avenue and Indian School. On Friday, August 31, 2012, at 1 a.m., a man entered the store and went straight to the restrooms.

"He was in the bathroom for a very short time and when he came out," said Burch. "He immediately followed the two victims as they were walking out of the Walmart. Then he confronted them in the parking lot."

The suspect asked them for a dollar and when they didn't give him the money, he pretended to have a gun and yanked a necklace off one of the victims. Just then, a dark gray Nissan Altima with chrome rims pulled alongside him. He jumped in and they took off.

To read more about this case, click here.

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About the Author


Years with the company: 18

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 chocolatey.

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, Diamondbacks and Cardinals

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.

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