CRIME & SAFETY
Arizona State Troopers Seize over 260 Pounds of Fentanyl in Just One Week
The Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) reported on Monday that troopers seized more than 260 pounds of fentanyl pills in just four traffic stops in a one week period. Troopers seized 262.02 pounds of fentanyl pills between November 7 and November 14, the agency revealed in a press release. Eight suspects were arrested as a result of the seizures.
Pedestrian Struck by Vehicle at Chandler Intersection, Investigation Underway
A person was struck by a car at a Chandler intersection, prompting a police investigation. The incident occurred on a popular walking and biking trail. The condition of the victim remains unknown. Stay tuned for more updates on this developing story.
‘Promposal’’ could cost Chandler Unified, City of Chandler $1 million for injuries
A “promprosal” that went bad is the subject of a $1 million legal claim filed against the City of Chandler and Chandler Unified School District. A former Arizona College Prep High School student wants $1 million because of injuries he sustained last spring when another student intentionally ran a stop sign so he could be pulled over by the school’s resource officer and then ask his girlfriend to the prom.
Gilbert police engage public at 'Coffee with a Cop' events
Community engagement is important within police departments, and the Gilbert Police Department has made efforts to interact with its community in more ways than just a traffic stop or call for ...
Deadly Collision in Tempe Splits Car in Half, Two Dead and Driver Injured
• Two people died and a driver was injured in a car crash in Tempe, Arizona. • The force of the collision was so strong that the car split in two. • The driver crossed multiple lanes of traffic before hitting a fixed object.
Weekly Safety Report: Shooting and Medicaid Fraud Cases Hit Mesa, Arizona
Mesa, Arizona experienced two notable incidents this week. The first incident involved a possible shooting reported near Loop 101. However, upon investigation, it was determined that the individual had actually been cut by broken glass and not shot. The second incident involved an Arizona couple who were arrested in California for allegedly defrauding the state's Medicaid system of over $12 million. They are accused of submitting false claims for treatment at their behavioral health clinic in Mesa.
Former friend of MLM fraud suspect alleges history of broken promises
PHOENIX — When Sean Kuzmic learned about the arrest of his one-time friend, Kuzmic says he was not surprised. “He’s ripped off a lot of people,” Kuzmic said. Jeremie Sowerby, 45, of Fountain Hills was arrested last month for allegedly scamming hundreds of people in cryptocurrency investment schemes. One alleged scam offered investors the chance to purchase or lease cryptocurrency mining machines, receive new coins as rewards and exchange those coins for profit. In reality, according to prosecutors, Sowerby “overpromised and never delivered.”
Sheriff's Office looking for help to locate missing Guadalupe teen
The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office is looking for the public's help in locating Tomas Rodriguez, 17, who ran away from his home in Guadalupe.
Police provide update in Queen Creek teen's homicide investigation
QUEEN CREEK, AZ — The Queen Creek Police Department is continuing to investigate the death of Preston Lord. The 16-year-old was assaulted at a Halloween party on October 28 in Queen Creek and later died. “He had his entire life ahead of him,” said Daniel Kelly who is friends...
Mesa Police officer honors soldiers killed in action with long walk challenge
PHOENIX - A Mesa police officer wanted to honor his fellow soldiers who were killed in action. So, he came up with a unique challenge that involved walking more than 400 miles. Officer Shawn Patterson just completed the trek and FOX 10 caught up with him. The faces of these...
Police re-arrest Chandler dog hoarder
Chandler Police are filing both felony and misdemeanor charges against the woman accused of abusing dozens of special-needs dogs. A total of 86 misdemeanor and ninefelony counts have been forwarded to prosecutors in the case of Sydney McKinley, also known as April McLaughlin. McKinley was arrested without incident last week.
QCPD: Shop safely as you 'Shop QC' this holiday season
With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, the Queen Creek Police Department (QCPD) says it’s important to shop safely as you "Shop QC" and offered the following tips:. • Bring only the cash and credit cards you need. Keep cash separate from ID and credit cards. •...
Rise in Vehicle Thefts at Taylor Parking Structure Prompts ASU Police to Offer Free Safety Training
The ASU Police Department has reported two more incidents of vehicle theft at the Taylor Parking Structure, located at 475 N. 2nd St. on the Downtown Phoenix campus. The first theft happened between November 14 and November 22, 2023. The second theft occurred on November 24, 2023.
Weekly Safety Report: Woman Shot by Police Officer, Man Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter in Chandler, Arizona
Two incidents occurred in Chandler, Arizona this week. In the first incident, a 50-year-old woman was shot by a Chandler police officer in a shopping mall. She was treated and released from the hospital and now faces charges of disorderly conduct and aggravated assault. The second incident involved a 28-year-old man from Chandler who pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter. He was sentenced to 87 months in prison for shooting and killing a victim in December 2020.
Suspicious Death Under Investigation Near Guadalupe and Recker Roads in Gilbert
On Wednesday, November 22, 2023, Gilbert Police officers responded to a home near Guadalupe and Recker Roads for a citizens’ assist call where the reporting party requested a walkthrough of the residence. Officers entered the home with the reporting party’s permission and located a deceased individual inside. Gilbert PD detectives are actively investigating to determine the person’s cause of death due to suspicious circumstances. There are no public safety concerns associated with this investigation. Additional updates will be shared when they become available.Visit here for more details.
Chandler man sentenced to over 7 years for voluntary manslaughter
PHOENIX — A 28-year-old man from Chandler was sentenced to more than seven years in prison for voluntary manslaughter, authorities announced Monday. Walter Lee Riggins, Jr. pleaded guilty to the charge in August in the December 2020 case, according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Arizona.
Missing Arizona Teen’s Remains Finally Identified After 30 Years. The Family Says They Still Have No Answers
15-year-old Melody Harrison went missing in Phoenix in 1992
Several PCSO deputies involved in crash with pursuit suspect in East Valley
According to PCSO, deputies were searching for a violent suspect connected to a domestic violence incident that occurred in San Tan Valley.