The Phoenix Police Division apprehended three suspects in reference to the theft of priceless guitars stolen from Lamb of God on Thursday, Could 2nd, at Ak-Chin Pavilion. Justin Petersen, 34, Michael Blakeslee, 51, and William Widener, 62, are in custody after two have been arrested on Could eighth and one other one other the following day.
The guitars went lacking from the band’s trailer throughout setup for the primary present of their spring tour with Slayer. “ATTENTION ALL…and notably within the Phoenix space,” Willie Adler wrote in an Instagram submit. “My important beloved Warbird, together with [John Cambpell’s] certainly one of form hand painted bass; have been stolen early Thursday morning from @akchin.pavilion in Phoenix.”
He continued: “The items of shit that did this are suspected to be employed by @akchin.pavilion. native arms that have been working Wednesday, our tour manufacturing day. Apparently, they waited round for all to go away, and made their means into the again of our semi to commit this felony. AGAIN..below the watch of @akchin.pavilion and their safety. Karma is a f*ckin bitch…”
Sadly, the devices stay lacking. The PRP reported that certainly one of Adler’s guitars was posted on on-line retail web site OfferUp — even together with Adler’s namer within the itemizing, which was sadly eliminated earlier than a fan in disguise below the identify “Jay Thrash” virtually snagged it, per the Phoenix New Instances. One of many guitars was additionally taken to a pawn store, however the vendor was turned away by workers.
“The extra we launch, the more durable it turns into to meet up with a suspect or find these things earlier than both go underground or into the wind,” Phoenix Police Sergeant Vince Lewis stated, confirming the authenticity of the guitar on OfferUp.
The venue, whose workers Adler accused, stated they’re “cooperating totally with native regulation enforcement.”
Anybody with data or leads on the theft can contact Silent Witness at 480-W-I-T-N-E-S-S or 480-T-E-S-T-I-G-O in Spanish with a potential reward of as much as $1,000.
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