Glendale police search for answers in assault case

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Glendale police are seeking the public’s help in solving an assault case from September.

According to police, around 10:30 p.m. Sept. 7, officers responded to a fight call at a bar in the northwest corner of 59th Avenue and Bethany Home Road.

Upon arrival, police found two people trying to administer first aid to Bruce Adams, who was lying on the ground with severe injuries.

Mr. Adams later reached out to the police department asking them to share what had occurred.

Mr. Adams is a semitruck driver and drives long hours with his co-pilot and dog Cash. Mr. Adams said he had parked his semitruck behind a grocery store and left the vehicle running with Cash inside. He saw there was a bar and decided to stop in for a quick drink.

Mr. Adams said he ordered one drink from the bartender and was on his phone video-chatting with a friend. He said he was getting a strange vibe in the bar and only finished half his drink when he asked the bartender for his tab. However, Mr. Adams said a female bartender began arguing with him about returning his card.

Mr. Adams reportedly does not remember anything else except waking up in the hospital.

Police said when officers arrived, no one in the bar claimed to know what had happened to Mr. Adams, including the bartender. Mr. Adams suffered three lateral strikes to his head and face, possibly from being struck with a pool cue, police said.

Mr. Adams believes someone struck him from behind while he was speaking with the bartender.

Anyone with information on the case can call Silent Witness at 480-948-6377 or Glendale police at 623-930-3000.

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