Paradise Valley license plate reader hit turns into arrest

The Paradise Valley Police Department headquarters is at 6433 E. Lincoln Drive. (File photo)

The Paradise Valley Police Department headquarters is at 6433 E. Lincoln Drive. (File photo)

One suspect is arrested and one suspect remains on the run after a Paradise Valley license plate reader alerts officers to a stolen vehicle.

At 5:10 p.m. on Feb. 3, the Paradise Valley Police Department dispatch received a license plate reader notification from the Invergordon Road and Chaparral Road camera, that reported a stolen vehicle, according to officials.

The vehicle, a Ford F-150 truck with Iowa plates also had a shattered passenger side window, according to a photo of the vehicle the camera gave police.

Officers in the area located the vehicle immediately, police reports stated. The stolen truck fled southbound into the city of Phoenix.

Paradise Valley police requested Phoenix Police Department K9 Unit and helicopter to assist in the search after the male driver and female passenger exited the vehicle and began running throughout the neighborhood, officials stated.

Officers located both suspects and were able to apprehend the female but the male was not located. The female, Misty Ellen McDonald was arrested. The male — identified by an ID card located inside McDonald’s bag — as Jeffrey Watson, is still outstanding, according to police.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to call the police department crime stopper, 480-948-7410.

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