The Phoenix Police Division apprehended three suspects in reference to the theft of priceless guitars stolen from Lamb of God on Thursday, Might 2nd, at Ak-Chin Pavilion. Justin Petersen, 34, Michael Blakeslee, 51, and William Widener, 62, are in custody after two have been arrested on Might eighth and one other one other the subsequent 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 significantly within the Phoenix space,” Willie Adler wrote in an Instagram submit. “My predominant beloved Warbird, together with [John Cambpell’s] one in all variety 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 fingers that have been working Wednesday, our tour manufacturing day. Apparently, they waited round for all to depart, and made their manner into the again of our semi to commit this felony. AGAIN..beneath the watch of @akchin.pavilion and their safety. Karma is a f*ckin bitch…”
Sadly, the devices stay lacking. The PRP reported that one in all 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 beneath the title “Jay Thrash” nearly snagged it, per the Phoenix New Occasions. One of many guitars was additionally taken to a pawn store, however the vendor was turned away by employees.
“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 mentioned, confirming the authenticity of the guitar on OfferUp.
The venue, whose staff Adler accused, mentioned they’re “cooperating absolutely with native regulation enforcement.”
Anybody with info 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 doable reward of as much as $1,000.
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