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Updated Jan 6, 2014 - 12:35 pm

Jan. 6, 2014

The suspect in the first case is shown. (Photo: Silent Witness)

Our first unsolved case takes us to the Walmart on 75th Avenue north of McDowell.

"This crime occurred on Oct. 12, 2013 at about 4 o'clock in the afternoon," said Phoenix Police Sgt. Darren Burch.

A woman loaded her cart with hundreds of dollars worth of merchandise then paid with a debit card. The card, however, was fake. It was embedded with the stolen debit card information of a California man who still had his real card in his wallet.

"This is a crime that went unnoticed until he received a bill with information from Phoenix and he lived in another state," Burch said. "Another good reason to always check your statements."

To read more about this case, click here.


Our next case may have involved a party because it involved a lot of beer. It happened just after 1:30 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013.


Suspects in second case. (Photo: Silent Witness)

"Two men walked into the QT at 99th Avenue and Camelback and grabbed four 30-packs of beer," said Burch. "They walked up to the counter like they were going but purchase it but then one of the men pulled a gun from his pocket and racked a round. The two guys then picked up the beer and walked out."

The clerk wasn't hurt, but flashing the gun turned a misdemeanor shoplifting into an armed robbery. The men fled in a 1990s silver Ford F-150 truck.

To read more about this case, click here.

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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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