Tempe Police

A Tempe police vehicle like this one ended up in Goodyear in pursuit of the suspect of a drug investigation. The suspect was not found, despite an extensive search in the Canyon Trails neighborhood.

First a drive-by, then a helicopter search: It was quite a week in the normally peaceful Canyon Trails area of Goodyear, near Sarival Avenue and Interstate 10.

According to Lisa Berry of the Goodyear Police Department, the incident began around 1 a.m. Oct. 6.

“Officers responded to a residence on 165th Drive after receiving multiple calls regarding shots fired. The residence was located and found to have a large amount of bullet strikes into the home and vehicles parked out front,” Berry said.

She said there were no injuries and “the investigation remains ongoing.”

Two miles away near the Walmart on 159th and West Moreland the next night, there was quite a bit of activity.

According to Berry, “Tempe (police) attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a vehicle. The vehicle fled from Tempe officers and (a) suspect bailed from the vehicle in the above area. Tempe requested our assistance in locating the subject.”

Detective Natalie Barela of the Tempe Police Department said the case involved “a drug investigation in the city of Goodyear. As detectives attempted to contact the suspect, the suspect fled in a vehicle, eventually abandoning the vehicle and (fleeing) on foot. 

“Tempe detectives were assisted by Goodyear police officers and K-9 unit, but the suspect was not apprehended,” Barela said.

She declined to give information regarding the suspect or other details.