Peoria police facility trespasser bit by K9, suspects served time in prison

The police facility in north Peoria had two visitors Feb. 16, 2018. However, they turned out to be suspects in a shoplifting report just prior to arrival. (Photo from Peoria police video)

By Chris Caraveo
Independent Newsmedia

Court documents released last Friday reveal more about the two people who unknowingly trespassed onto a Peoria police facility in mid-February.

According to a probable cause statement, the Peoria Police Department responded to a shoplifting report in the area of Lake Pleasant Parkway and Happy Valley Road on Feb. 16.

According to police, two suspects, since identified as 28-year-old Marwan (Edan) Alebadi and 29-year-old Salma Hourieh, fled the area in a white van.

PREVIOUS: First story of the incident appeared in the Daily News-Sun Feb. 28 edition, page 4.

A responding officer located the vehicle outside a Circle K near Lake Pleasant Parkway and Pinnacle Peak Road. The officer attempted a traffic stop as the van parked. However, the suspects fled on foot, running across a field and jumping over the retaining wall for the Peoria Pinnacle Public Safety Facility.

Marwan Alebadi (Peoria police)

As reported last week, police arrested Mr. Alebadi after he jumped back over the wall, as well as Ms. Hourieh, who had hid underneath a bench.

Court records state a police K9 bit Ms. Hourieh.

Mr. Alebadi told police he had ingested heroin. Police did locate methamphetamine on Mr. Alebadi, as well as other drug items in the vehicle.

Police confirmed the suspects had shoplifted at local Bealls and Marshalls stores.

According to the probable cause statement for Mr. Alebadi, Ms. Hourieh was transported to Abrazo Arrowhead Hospital for treatment. She will be long-form charged as she had to have surgery, records state.

Both will be charged with trespassing, shoplifting, drug possession and resisting arrest.

Records show Mr. Alebadi and Ms. Hourieh served time in the Arizona Department of Corrections earlier this decade.

Salma Hourieh (Peoria police)

According to the Maricopa County Superior Court website, Mr. Alebadi was part of a case involving armed robbery, kidnapping, assault and weapons misconduct charges, although the Arizona DOC only lists the armed robbery charge in his prison file.

Ms. Hourieh served time for bribery of a public servant, according to records.

In last Wednesday’s edition of the Daily News-Sun, the suspects were reported as being residents of Sun City. However, the records released Friday show Mr. Alebadi’s residence in Crossriver, which has a zip code associated with Sun City. The address of Ms. Hourieh is unknown as she has not been formally booked.

NOTE: This story with added details and a residency update originally appeared in the Daily News-Sun, March 5 edition, page 4.

Mr. Alebadi had a preliminary hearing scheduled Feb. 27, when Peoria police announced the arrest and distributed video of the incident.

The court determined he is not eligible for bail due to his felonies, records show.

Editor’s note: Police released Mr. Alebadi’s last name as Al Ebadi. Court documents refer to him with both spellings.

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