CRIME & SAFETY
What is a consent decree? What would federal oversight mean for Phoenix police?
Since 1994, the U.S. Department of Justice has started more than 70 investigations into civil rights violations and discrimination by police, 40 ending with consent decrees or other agreements. The investigations typically last a year. In rare cases, they have taken three years. ...
Beloved Phoenix hair salon burned down, police suspect arson
Hair Again Salon burned early Monday morning after someone lit up a tire with debris in front of the business.
One-year-old girl in critical condition after being pulled from pool
A one-year-old girl is in critical condition after falling in pool at a west Phoenix home Tuesday near 59th Avenue and Camelback Road.
86-year-old man found dead in Phoenix a month after he went missing
PHOENIX — An 86-year-old man who went missing a month ago was found dead Monday in west Phoenix, authorities said. The body of George Albert Barger was located near Glendale and 99th avenues by the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office. No foul play is suspected, and the investigation is...
Phoenix Police and Silent Witness to Hold News Conference on Mercedes Vega Murder Case
• Phoenix Police Department will hold a news conference regarding the murder of Mercedes Vega. • Friends and family of Vega, along with officials from Silent Witness, will speak at the conference.
Unsolved Mystery: The Tragic Shooting of Beloved High School Track Coach David Denogean
Explore the unsolved mystery of Camelback High School track coach David Denogean's shooting death. One year on, his family demands answers from Phoenix police. Remember his impact as a teacher, mentor, and friend, and the void his tragic loss has left in the community.
Police Chase Involving Youngster in Stolen Forklift in Ann Arbor
Witness the wild chase as a 12-year-old commandeers a forklift in Michigan, leading police on an hour-long pursuit. The unexpected joyride through Ann Arbor, involving multiple police cars and 10 parked vehicles, leaves residents in disbelief.
Investigation Launched into Inmate Death at Arizona State Prison Complex
The recent passing of 64-year-old long-term inmate, Mark Garcia, at the Arizona State Prison Complex-Phoenix has prompted an official investigation into the circumstances of his death. Incarcerated since 1985 for serious offenses such as First Degree Burglary, Kidnapping, and Sexual Assault, Garcia's death on November 26, 2023, has raised concerns about inmate welfare and the conditions within Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation & Reentry (ADCRR) facilities.
Homeless man involved in shooting after argument over explicit situation: PD
PHOENIX - Court documents are providing new details on a shooting in North Phoenix that left a woman injured. According to our initial report, the incident happened on Nov. 23 near 19th Avenue and Camelback Road. The suspect, identified in court documents as 26-year-old Mark Richard Hixson, allegedly fired several rounds from a handgun at two people in the area.
Justice for Dog Apparently Shot in the Face in His Own Yard
Target: Rachel Mitchell, Prosecutor for AZ Maricopa County Attorney’s Office. Goal: Prosecute man accused of shooting and almost killing neighbor’s pet dog to fullest extent. A family dog playing with a child in his yard was allegedly the victim of a heinous and unprovoked assault. The mother of...
A 19-Year-Old Woman Charged with the Murder of Another Woman who was Involved in a Love Triangle.
A 19-year-old woman from Arizona has been accused of fatally shooting a love rival last month. The incident took place on October 31st in a shed located in the backyard of a residence near 75th Avenue and Indian School Road. According to the Phoenix police, Chamille Tapia-Hernandez got into an argument with Alyssa Candelaria Gomez, who was 23 years old at the time. The argument quickly escalated, leading Tapia-Hernandez to retrieve a firearm and shoot Gomez in the abdomen.
Walk held in honor of slain teen
Preston Lord died after being assaulted at a Halloween party.
Woman Critically Injured in Glendale Domestic Dispute, Suspect Shoots Himself
A shocking domestic dispute in Glendale results in a woman and a man with life-threatening injuries. The woman was shot, and the male suspect later shot himself during a traffic stop. The incident has led to road closures on 59th Avenue.
Brave Family Dog Takes Bullet Protecting 12-Year-Old Friend, Neighbor Arrested for Shocking Act
THIS ARTICLE IS ASSISTED BY AI. In a heart-wrenching incident in Phoenix, two-year-old Siberian Husky, Falco, emerged as a hero when he took a bullet to the face while playing with his 12-year-old friend, Alex, in their backyard. The shocking incident unfolded on November 19, near 16th Street and Osborn Road, when a neighbor callously shot Falco through a gate, leaving the family traumatized.
Phoenix library worker faces murder charges in husband's shooting, stabbing
A mother of three employed by Phoenix stands accused of killing her husband ahead of a Thanksgiving family reunion and leaving the body to decompose in their Gilbert home. Ivanka Deneva Koleva, 51, is charged on suspicion of second-degree murder in the shooting and stabbing death of Stefan Kolev, 49, according to court documents and Gilbert police.
Police department presents community service award to Peoria Police Citizens' Academy Alumni
The Peoria Police Department recently presented the Peoria Police Citizens' Academy Alumni with a community service award.
Weekly Safety Report: Fatal Crash and Motorcycle Injury in Goodyear, Arizona
Two incidents occurred in Goodyear, Arizona this week resulting in a fatality and injuries. In the first incident, a 28-year-old woman died after her vehicle crashed into a palm tree at the intersection of N. Litchfield Road and W. Palm Valley Boulevard. The driver, Breanna Moreno, was the sole occupant of the vehicle. The second incident involved a motorcyclist who was injured in a crash on Loop 303 near Indian School Road in the West Valley.
Community Joins Search for Blind Man's Beloved Stolen French Bulldog
A blind man's beloved French Bulldog, General, is stolen, leaving a void in the family. The community rallies to help find the dog, whose heavy breathing was a comforting presence for the man and his daughter. A heartbreaking tale of loss and hope.
Tips sought in JoAnn Dudek case
JoAnn Dudek was known as the fun aunt, an overall happy person. “JoAnn was the life of the party,” said her sister, Colleen Shanahan Adair. “She would burst into song. She was happy. She enjoyed life to the fullest.”. The 64-year-old Anthem resident went missing in November 2022...