PHOENIX - 12 News has learned new details about the Phoenix police vehicles that were burglarized at two secured police station parking lots in January and February.
According to Phoenix police Sgt. Jon Howard, some of the weapons taken from unlocked police vehicles were privately owned.
Howard also said investigators are working on the burglary incidents from two different levels: The criminal investigation into the thefts and an internal investigation.
12 News also searched for accountability answers from Phoenix police chief Jeri Williams, who said the burglaries are very concerning, but she has full confidence in the ability of her investigators. Williams also said there have been thefts at Phoenix police stations prior to the burglaries last month.
Last week, police released a list of weapons, including an AR-15 rifle and a police-issued Glock handgun stolen from officers’ police and private vehicles.
If any policy violations were committed by the officers whose weapons were stolen, they could be disciplined.
Items were stolen some time between 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18 and 5 a.m. Friday, Jan. 19, and again on Sunday, Jan. 25, between 6 and 11 p.m.
Several cars were also burglarized at the Central City Precinct on East Buckeye Road between 2 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 2 and 11 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 4.
If you have any information, contact Phoenix Police at 602-262-6151 or call Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS (948-6377).