Phoenix police devote 2 detectives to AF property crime - Ahwatukee Foothills News: News

default avatar
Welcome to the site! Login or Signup below.
Logout|My Dashboard

Phoenix police devote 2 detectives to AF property crime

Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Related Stories

Posted: Tuesday, September 14, 2010 6:30 pm

The Phoenix Police Department has decided to station two property crimes detectives full time at its Ahwatukee Foothills substation in an effort to boost local enforcement and to better track crimes.

Detectives Jeff Li, who has been on the force for 11 years, and Howard Goldman, a 16-year veteran, had been stationed on the other side of South Mountain at a police facility at Central and Southern avenues, along with several other detectives that handled property crimes on a city-wide basis, said their supervisor, Sgt. Brian Luney.

Li will now be concentrating on Ahwatukee Foothills burglaries, while Goldman will investigate things like shoplifting, theft, graffiti, criminal damage and trespassing. Goldman said shoplifting is one of the most reported types of property crime in Ahwatukee.

"A lot of it is juvenile related," he said.

Luney said that previously, reports of property crimes were divvied up among various detectives. By having detectives dedicated to particular types of crimes in Ahwatukee, the department will have an easier time tracking trends, and it will improve communication between officers, detectives and the public, he said.

"It's much easier if they're out at that facility," Luney said. "Hopefully, the better communication will make for better, smoother investigations. We've streamlined it."

Lt. Mark Tallman, a Phoenix Police Department spokesman, said the decision to post detectives here on a permanent basis is not related to any trend in crime in Ahwatukee Foothills.

"Overall crime in Ahwatukee compared to the rest of the city is significantly less," he said. "Property crimes out here are low, comparatively."

To report a property crime, call Phoenix Crime Stop at (602) 262-6151.

More about

More about

More about

  • Discuss

Facebook on Facebook

Twitter on Twitter


Subscribe to via RSS

RSS Feeds


Uber Car

Ahwatukee Little League 11s win district title

Ahwatukee Little League Minors topped Chandler National North to win the District 13 title.

Despite excessive heat, some residents still active outside

By Jiahui Jia | Cronkite NewsFriday, June 24, 2016PHOENIX — It was 9 a.m. and the temperature had...

Online poll