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Buckeye police arrest

vehicle theft suspect

Buckeye resident Heather Oliver was arrested Dec. 15 by Buckeye police in connection with multiple stolen vehicle cases across the Valley, according to Carissa Planalp, BPD public information officer. 

Investigators were called to investigate a vehicle reported stolen in Scottsdale that was found parked near 295th Avenue and Weldon. They found property that was removed from the vehicle in the driveway of a nearby home. 

They searched Oliver’s home and found more items associated with the stolen vehicle, as well as two motorcycles taken from Tempe and Phoenix, she said.

Investigators learned Oliver had multiple arrest warrants.  She was taken into custody without incident. The investigation is ongoing.

Buckeye police arrest fugitive

A violent fugitive wanted for shooting at a police officer is behind bars following a joint operation led by the Buckeye Police Department. With assistance from the U.S. Marshals Service, investigators made the arrest recently near Miller Road and I-10.

On Dec. 7, around 5:30 p.m., investigators tracked 38-year-old Juan Carlos Vazquez to a truck stop on Miller Road south of I-10. Sitting in a parked car, Vazquez was approached by investigators, who commanded him to exit the car and put his hands up. 

Vazquez did not follow the commands, and officers deployed less-lethal munitions. A short time later, Vazquez was taken into custody.  Investigators recovered an AR-15 rifle from the car.

Vazquez was wanted for opening fire on a San Fernando police officer Nov. 8 in the Angeles National Forest. Three other occupants in the car were arrested on charges ranging from drug possession to felony warrants.

Teen boy shot in Avondale 

An investigation continues into the shooting of a teen boy in Avondale on Dec. 15.

Police say he was shot near Lower Buckeye Road and Central Avenue just after 7 p.m. The suspect has not been found, meanwhile the boy was taken to the hospital.

Police do not believe this is random.