Aug 06

Suspect Arrested after Firing Shots During Pursuit

Posted on August 6, 2020 at 4:22 PM by Krislyn Powell

On August 5, 2020 at approximately 4:10 p.m., Peoria Police Detectives and members of our Special Assignments Unit were in the area of I-17 and Bell Rd. attempting to locate and arrest a dangerous suspect. The suspect was wanted for several domestic violence charges, stalking, harassment and order of protection violations that occurred in Peoria. The suspect  had also recently threatened to kill the victim and others.  

While officers were looking for the suspect in a parking lot, it appeared the suspect noticed the officers.  The suspect entered his vehicle and exited onto the frontage road where officers heard one shot and then saw the suspect pointing the gun in their direction. Officers initiated a pursuit with the suspect vehicle. 
 
The pursuit went southbound on I-17 and continued Westbound on I-10. As the suspect was entering the I-10, he fired a shot and then threw the gun out of the vehicle. The suspect  continued on Westbound I-10, exited southbound onto the Loop 202 and the exited on Lower Buckeye Road.  The suspect went westbound on Lower Buckeye Rd. and then went North on 67th Avenue.  

The suspect pulled into the parking lot of the QT at 67th Avenue and Buckeye Rd.  The suspect was non-compliant upon contact.  With the assistance of the Phoenix Police Department and a K9 unit, the suspect was taken into custody and was transported to a local hospital for injuries sustained from a dog bite. 

The freeways were closed while officers searched for the gun the suspect threw from the vehicle.  The gun was recovered in the area of 25th Avenue and W. Belleview St.  Phoenix Police and DPS assisted with the pursuit and search for the gun. No officers were injured and no citizens were injured throughout this incident.  No officers fired shots during this incident. 

The suspect has been identified as 37-year-old, Bryan Lamb.  Lamb was released from the hospital, processed at the Peoria Police Department and later booked into the 4th Avenue Jail on multiple charges including; weapons charges, aggravated domestic violence, aggravated assault against police officer, violation of a court order, stalking, unlawful flight, criminal damage, endangerment and others.  Charges may be added or amended as needed. 

This incident could have ended much worse and we are grateful for the assistance from Phoenix Police and DPS.  We also want to thank the public for their patience as we know this incident significantly impacted the afternoon commute.  

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Jul 21

Peoria Police Investigating Suspicious Incidents

Posted on July 21, 2020 at 10:08 AM by Krislyn Powell

The Peoria Police Department was recently made aware that a suspicious male in a vehicle was seen in the area of the 30000 block of N. Sunrise Point on July 9, 2020.  The vehicle was traveling in the area and the unidentified male driver attempted to make contact with a juvenile female who was walking. The male approached her and reportedly told her, “Hey I’ve been looking for you.” The female walked away and the male approached her again and said, “Hey, I’ve been looking for you."  The juvenile left the area and contacted her parents. The juvenile female did not know the male subject. 

After discussions amongst neighbors, it was learned that two other juvenile females had seen the same vehicle in the neighborhood. They described the vehicle as slowing down and acting suspicious as it passed them while walking.  The male did not contact them.

Another neighbor reviewed security camera footage and was able to capture the van in the area.  Peoria Police received that video footage this afternoon.  

The vehicle is described as a white, 2009-2013, Ford Transit Connect Van. The license plate is unknown and there were no markings on the vehicle.  The driver was described as a black male, possibly younger.  The picture below is from the security camera footage.  

The Peoria Police Department encourages anyone with information regarding the vehicle, the driver or any incidents involving this vehicle to contact Detective Skaggs of the Peoria Police Department at 623-773-8104 or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS. 

Peoria Police Update
Feb 22

Adjustments to Serve and Protect You Better

Posted on February 22, 2019 at 1:04 PM by Adam Rosen

The City of Peoria is growing by leaps and bounds, and the future of our fair city is looking great. In the North Precinct, you can see the new housing developments and businesses filling in vacant lots as well as expanding to the north in Vistancia. However, with rapid growth come new challenges for our city in the areas of infrastructure, resources, and city services like our police department.

To meet the challenges of our growth, the Peoria Police Department is adjusting to meet the needs of our residents. We realigned our police beat assignments to more efficiently distribute workload. We adjusted shift times to increase the number of officers on duty when calls for service are elevated.

We also evaluated our calls for service to determine more efficient methods of addressing the needs of our residents by employing resources appropriate to the call. For example, using police service officers to handle non-injury accidents rather than assigning a sworn officer frees up officers to address crime issues. All these strategies will work toward having police officers available to address crime and work on crime prevention.

As our city continues to grow, the demand for government services also grows. To meet this demand, your police department needs to make sure we use our resources efficiently and effectively. Rest assured, we at the Peoria Police Department will always do our best to serve you and provide the customer service you have come to expect from your police department.