Pictured: The four suspects wanted by police as part of the Catch 22 program launched this January.
Photo courtesy of Phoenix Police Department
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Phoenix PD launches Catch 22 program; Offers tipsters quick cash reward in attempts to arrest wanted felons


Tara Alatorre

PHOENIX – The Phoenix Police Department launched a new program on January 10 called, Catch 22, which is an expedited attempt to arrest 22 wanted felons by offering tipsters a $500 cash reward as soon as the suspect is in custody.
The department will be releasing the 22 cases of wanted felons throughout January and February, and Silent Witness will pay $500 cash to the tipster who provides the information that leads to their arrest.  So far, Phoenix PD has sent out four suspects as part of the newly launched program, and at the time this article was written they were still at large:
Mark Richard Sims, is a 62-year-old white male, he is 6’04” with hazel eyes and brown hair.  He is wanted for a probation violation from a class 3 felony charge of attempting to commit molestation of a child, according to police.
Noelle Bates is a 30-year-old white female with outstanding warrants for drug possession and for possession of a stolen vehicle.  She has tattoos of stars around her left eye.
Kevin Harness, is an 18-year-old black male, he is six-feet-tall, and is accused by police for being an accomplice of breaking in an occupied vehicle’s window, threatening a driver with a gun, and forcing the victim to drive around to withdraw gift cards and money from their accounts.
Jose Pedro Moreno Leyva is a Hispanic male, he is six-feet-tall and approximately 200 pounds with brown eyes.  Leyva, is wanted for a serious hit and run, after he allegedly collided with a Phoenix Police Officer and fled the scene.
If you have any information about these suspects please call Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.