CRIME & SAFETY
Man sentenced to death for Phoenix canal killings in 1990s
A man who was convicted of murdering a woman and a young girl in the 1990s in Phoenix, Arizona, was sentenced Wednesday.
Woman arrested for alleged shooting death of man at his west Phoenix home
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) — A woman has been arrested after shooting and killing a man two weeks ago in a west Phoenix neighborhood. In documents obtained by Arizona’s Family, 30-year-old Rebecca Paulina Rodriguez allegedly shot and killed 32-year-old Adrian Cantu Silva while dropping him off in front of his home near 43rd Avenue and Camelback Road. On May 23, according to police papers, the two were out together along with Rodriguez’s friend Rosa Mae Mendoza.
2 people injured, 3 homes destroyed after massive fire in central Phoenix
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- Two people are in the hospital, around eight residents are displaced, and multiple homes were destroyed after a massive fire broke out in central Phoenix on Tuesday afternoon. Around 4:30 p.m., Phoenix firefighters were called to an alley fire near 16th and Oak streets, just north...
Questions raised about protection orders after 2 Phoenix-area women killed, 1 strangled
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- In the past week alone, three major crimes in the West Valley led to two women being shot to death and another strangled. Three separate crimes, but all with one connection — the victims had an order of protection against their attacker. It begs the question, how much does an order of protection truly protect you?
Half of violent crimes in Phoenix come from 8% of city blocks
PHOENIX — The Phoenix Police Department divides the city into 2,427 city blocks for crime reporting purposes. An analysis of recent data released by the department shows more than half of all violent crimes occur in only 8% of city blocks from January 2022 to last month (May). In...
Leftist activists say Phoenix Police will ‘devastate’ neighborhoods. Oh, please.
Do you support the Phoenix Police, who have looked at the soaring numbers of violent crime across the city and now propose to more aggressively confront criminals?. Or do you support the activists at Poder in Action who want to “defund the police,” “abolish ICE,” “disrupt and dismantle unjust systems” and “determine a liberated future as people of color in Arizona”?
Bodycam footage shows Phoenix police shooting woman in her car
Body camera footage released Monday by Phoenix police shows the moment officers shot and seriously injured a woman in late May after police thought she pointed a gun at them, which was later determined to be a "butane lighter resembling a handgun." At about 7:30 p.m. on May 22, officers...
Driver killed in head-on crash on 16th Street in south Phoenix
PHOENIX — A driver was killed early Monday in a head-on crash in south Phoenix, authorities said. Officers responded to collision call near 16th and Elwood streets, north of Broadway Road, just after 4:30 a.m., the Phoenix Police Department said. A car heading south on 16th Street apparently veered...
911 call reveals new details in case of woman fatally shot at Glendale home
Leer en español A 20-year-old Glendale mother who was killed on Sunday, by who police suspect was her ex-boyfriend, was attacked while on the phone with a 911 dispatcher, according to the call recording obtained by The Arizona Republic. Rueben Xavier Rocha, 22, turned himself in to police on Monday following the murder of...
Murder suspect arrested in OV
A 26-year-old man was charged with multiple offenses, including second-degree murder, in the death of a man in Phoenix. Arrested in Oro Valley on May 23, Justine Demunga is accused of shooting Nixon Petit, 50, outside of a building at 27th and Augusta avenues in Phoenix around 3:45 a.m. May 20, according to Sgt. Melissa Soliz with the Phoenix Police Department.
Man shot in Phoenix, suspect sought
Police say officers responded to an apartment complex near 35th Avenue and Indian School Road and found a man who had been shot and a woman who was not hurt. The man was hospitalized in critical, but stable condition. Investigators say the man and woman were in an argument with another man when shots were fired. The suspect remains on the loose.
Fugitive arrested in connection to man’s 2016 murder in Chandler
CHANDLER, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -- Police have arrested a man wanted in connection with a shooting that left a man dead in 2016. According to Silent Witness, Aasim Hart, 34, was one of two men wanted after he and another man, Jamel Moodie, went to conduct a drug deal at a home near Frye and McQueen roads back on Jan. 29, 2016. After some sort of altercation, Hart and Moodie allegedly shot 27-year-old Aaron Yaw, who lived at the home but seemingly had nothing to do with the drug deal.
Child's shark pillow drug bust at Arizona Mills in Tempe leads to prison terms
A 24-year-old Phoenix man has been sentenced to 70 months in prison after authorities found more than 28 pounds of meth concealed in a child's shark pillow, officials said. Steve Lugo ...
Man arrested after bus stop drug deal ends in 2 dead, 1 hurt, Phoenix police say
A 20-year-old man who was arrested in Phoenix faces multiple charges in connection to the killing of a man and a woman and the injury of another woman during a drug deal at a bus stop, police said Monday. At about 3 a.m. on June 3, officers were in the...
Man arrested after girlfriend of Phoenix videographer witnesses his murder
Police arrested 23-year-old Jaguar Mixson Friday in connection to a homicide outside a Phoenix apartment complex. According to court documents, at around 11:25 a.m. on Wednesday, Phoenix police officers responded to the Phoenician Palms apartment complex, near West Dunlap and North 35th avenues, for reports of a shooting. Upon arrival,...
Firefighters letting property owner handle Mesa mulch fire
MESA, Ariz. — Rural Metro Fire said Tuesday it was stopping its suppression efforts at a mulch fire in east Mesa and allowing the property owner to extinguish the smoldering material. The fire started burning last week near Elliot and Sossaman roads, causing large clouds of smoke to disperse...
2 arrested after stabbing incident at extended stay hotel near Old Town Scottsdale
PHOENIX — Two people were arrested Sunday evening following a stabbing incident at an extended stay hotel near Old Town Scottsdale, authorities said. Officers responded to an aggravated assault call around 7:30 p.m. at the Extended Stay America hotel near Goldwater Boulevard and Osborn Road, the Scottsdale Police Department said.
Body-cam video released of Phoenix officers shooting at woman
The Phoenix Police Department released body-cam video showing officers firing their weapons at a woman who allegedly pointed a gun at police. "The object believed to be a handgun that the woman had was found on scene. It was later determined to be a butane lighter resembling a handgun," police said.
'We are not backing down': Brick Road Coffee standing strong as FBI takes on bomb-threat investigation
TEMPE, Ariz — A Tempe Pride flag hanging outside of city hall was recently burned by a vandal, the city said Tuesday. The city chose to hang a special Pride flag with the Tempe logo alongside the American, Arizona, and Juneteenth flags on the flagpole outside of city hall, but someone took it down and burned it.
Phoenix man is out $27,500 after custom car shop fails to make his car
Graciela Jacquez's insurance paid over $27K after they deemed her truck a total loss. However, she says she owes around $14K over what was paid. Kris Mayes warned Arizonans this week that fraudsters are using voice clones to appear as friends and loved ones to defraud consumers. Some June deals...
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