Police chase and catch suspect
At approximately 7:42 p.m. Sept. 29, Glendale police officers responded to a home in the area of 5300 W. Port Au Prince, in reference to a violation of a court order.
When contacted, the victim advised police that her former brother-in-law, Daniel Schaetzle, 39, had contacted her near her home, which was a violation of a current court order. Additionally, during the contact, the suspect threatened the victim with a pocket knife. When the victim called the police department, the suspect ran from the scene.
Several homeowners in the area called the Glendale Police Department to advise the suspect was seen climbing over their backyard fences. Patrol officers saturated the area and a patrol officer holding a perimeter position located the suspect in the area of 59th Avenue and Greenway Road.
Police catch robbery suspects
At approximately 2:30 a.m. Oct. 1, a Glendale Police Patrol sergeant was traveling westbound on Peoria Avenue when he observed a vehicle leaving the Chevron Gas station at 5103 W. Peoria with its lights out. The sergeant made a U-turn to investigate the driver.
As the sergeant made his traffic stop on the vehicle, a call for service was voiced for an armed robbery that had just occurred at the Chevron. The driver immediately surrendered and the passenger/suspect fled on foot. A perimeter was quickly established, Glendale K-9 units were called out and air support was requested from Phoenix and Maricopa County. The suspect was located by a Glendale K-9 unit and sustained a bite wound during the capture. The suspects apprehended were Dion O’Bryant, 26, and Paul Metz, 30.
Woman pushes 4-year-old son out of way just before being hit by SUV
At approximately 9:40 a.m. Oct. 1, Glendale police officers responded to a call of a vehicle that had just struck the back of a city bus as well as a pedestrian at the intersection of 59th Avenue and Cholla Street.
Upon the arrival of officers, they found that a vehicle being driven southbound on 59th Avenue collided with the rear of a legally stopped Valley Metro bus, which was stopped just north of the intersection of Cholla. It appeared that the 24-year-old male driver realized at the last second that the bus was stopped and reacted by swerving to the right, but even with that evasive maneuver, his SUV clipped the right rear of the bus, traveled up onto the sidewalk and struck a 34-year-old female, who had just gotten off the bus with her 4-year-old son.
The SUV continued on, striking a residential fence line and ended up in the rear yard of a home. Further investigation revealed that the female struck by the SUV pushed her son away from the vehicle just prior to being struck. The 4-year-old child sustained minor injuries from the fall. The child’s mother was transported to a Valley hospital for treatment of her non-life threatening injuries.