Vehicle Theft Task Force Conducts Sweeping Chop Shop Investigation Near 43rd Avenue and Broadway Road in Phoenix

On Tuesday, January 17, 2023, detectives with the Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) Vehicle Theft Task Force (VTTF) conducted salvage yard business inspections in order to combat chop shop operations at businesses in the area of 4024 to 4124 West Broadway Road in Phoenix. This operation was conceived in an effort to disrupt the flow of stolen vehicles that end up in chop shops at salvage yards throughout the Phoenix area. 

During the operation, 12 business inspections were conducted and three business search warrants were served. Approximately 2,150 vehicles and motors were inspected, 19 stolen vehicles were recovered, and one suspect was arrested. 

Read the entire press release.  Arizona Department of Public Safety, January 18, 2023 

NICB is a member of the AZDPS VTTF.