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The Recent Thefts of Donation Jars for Dakota, a Cancer Patient.



Below is a press release from the PCSO regarding not one, but two thefts of donation jars set up at local Walgreen’s to help the family of a little girl with cancer.  Dakota has better things to do like maintaining a quality of life and NOT worrying about the dregs of society. Sadly, that’s her reality at the moment.

The upshot is that this area has a lot of people doing really good things and a few of them are right here in San Tan Heights. These thieves will get what’s due to them but it’s up to us to keep an eye out. I will keep any further  info we get fresh via our Facebook/Twitter accounts.

Be on the lookout for these people.In the press release there are descriptions of the thieves.Click on the pictures below for an enlarged image.

If you see the person(s) that match these photos and descriptions call the PCSO at 520-866-5111.

DO NOT attempt to detain.


Good afternoon – here’s a breakdown of what we’re working today regarding the recent theft of donation jars…
On 7/22/2012 a theft occurred inside the Walgreens located at 3111 West Hunt Highway.  A male subject walked into the store and left after taking a donation jar intended for a local 7-year-old STV girl battling cancer.  We’re calling this Suspect #1
On 8/6/2012 a theft occurred at the same Walgreens after two male suspects walked into the store and, within minutes, ran out carrying two cases of beer.  We’re calling this Suspect #2 and Suspect #3.
On 8/9/2012 a theft occurred inside the Walgreens located at 333 East Hunt Highway (off Bella Vista).  Suspect #2 walked into the store and sections later, walked out taking a similar donation jar.  In this case, a silver vehicle with custom wheels was waiting for the fleeing subject who ran as the clerk witnessed the theft and acknowledged the crime.
In both donation theft cases, the jars were left next to the cash register.
The donation jars were placed in the stores by the 7-year-old’s parents who use the money to cover food expenses.  Her picture and purpose for the funds were clearly marked on the containers.
We and the family would greatly appreciate any help in locating the suspects who faces theft charges.
Anyone with information is asked to call PCSO at (520)866-5111.
Suspect Descriptions are as follows:
Suspect #1 – White male between 19 and 28 years of age.  Regular to Muscular build 5’8” to 6’00” between 175 lbs. to 200 lbs.  Short dark brown hair.
Suspect #2 – White male between 16 and 22 years of age.  Thin build between 5’7” to 5’9” between 140 to 160 lbs. and tattoos on one or both calves.  Suspect wore same clothes in both thefts.  Short light brown hair.
Suspect #3 – White male between 16 and 24 years of age.  Thin build 5’8” to 5’9” between 150 to 175 lbs.  Goatee with short light blonde or red hair.
I have video of all thefts.  If you would like the videos, please respond with an FTP site and information to upload.
Elias Johnson
Public Information Officer, PCSO
Office (520) 866-5208
Mobile (520) 858-4553