CRIME & SAFETY
Phoenix man brutally assaulted, left for dead in driveway
Jake Kelly was left for dead in a driveway, but medical attention was not given for more than 15 hours.
1 dead, 2 hurt in crash involving multiple vehicles near Litchfield Park
MARICOPA COUNTY, Ariz. - A three-car crash left a man dead and two women hurt on Wednesday morning in the west Valley. The crash happened just before 10:30 a.m. on Sept. 20 near 119th Avenue and Camelback Road, the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office said. A man was pronounced dead at...
2nd arrest made in 1996 rape of woman in Phoenix
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) — New court paperwork says police have arrested the second man involved in a rape cold case in Phoenix. Robert Silva was taken into custody on Monday. According to court documents, Silva’s uncle, David Alec Espindola, was arrested earlier this month. Police say on Oct....
DPS uses grappler to stop driver doing over 100 mph on I-10 near Phoenix
PHOENIX — One woman was arrested and four people are in federal custody Wednesday morning after they were caught speeding over 100 mph on Interstate 10 near Phoenix. DPS clocked the vehicle traveling that fast shortly before 4 a.m. in the westbound lanes near milepost 160, just south of Ahwatukee.
Infant not in car seat dies in crash after being thrown from vehicle, deputies say
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (KPHO/Gray News) - An infant in Arizona was thrown from a vehicle and died in a crash over the weekend. According to Goodyear Deputy Fire Capt. Tim Wayne, the crash occurred last Sunday at around 12:30 p.m. when a car crashed into a utility pole. A 30-year-old man...
Arizona's Attorney General Rules Phoenix's Firearm Dispatch to Ukraine as Illegal
Arizona's Attorney General, Kris Mayes, has ruled against the City of Phoenix's plan to send unclaimed firearms to Ukrainian law enforcement. The scheme, which had already sent over 500 weapons abroad, was deemed illegal following an investigation.
Phoenix Mother Seeks Answers in Son’s Brutal Death; Roommates Under Investigation
Jan Kelly, a Phoenix mother, is searching relentlessly for answers after the brutal death of her son, 49-year old Jake Kelly. Jake was a friendly restaurant worker who was discovered unconscious by his roommates, in their North Phoenix home's driveway on the night of August 27th.
4 people in critical condition after Phoenix collision hits multiple pedestrians
PHOENIX — Four people were hospitalized in critical condition after a north Phoenix collision Wednesday afternoon, officials said. A two-vehicle crash near Tatum and Shea boulevards at around 1 p.m. injured multiple pedestrians, the Phoenix Fire Department said. Two men and two women in their 30s and 40s were...
Indictment issued for man accused of killing Mesa CVS store manager
PHOENIX — A man accused of killing a CVS store manager in Mesa has been indicted, Maricopa County Attorney Rachel Mitchell announced Wednesday. Jared Sevey, 38, was indicted on six counts including first-degree murder, dangerous felony burglary, two counts of disorderly conduct, tampering with evidence and misconduct involving weapons.
Valley man gets 10-year sentence for deadly Halloween stabbing
PHOENIX — A young man has been sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to fatally stabbing a man to death on Halloween outside of a Phoenix residence. David Orozco, 20, was recently sentenced to about 10 years in the Arizona Department of Corrections after pleading guilty to a charge of manslaughter for the death of 21-year-old Jose Garcia Ávila, records show.
Remember him? '19th Hole Man' arrested at Phoenix Open competing in mullet competition
PHOENIX - Do you remember him?. In February, we reported on an incident at the WM Phoenix Open, where 27-year-old Sean Patrick McConnell, who also goes by the name ‘Mac Savage,' allegedly jumped from the general admissions bleachers at the golf open's 16th hole and went onto the course. From there, he ran through a player access tunnel to the 17th hole.
Juvenile arrested after allegedly shooting 2 people in Chandler
PHOENIX — A juvenile was arrested over the weekend for allegedly shooting two people in Chandler last week, authorities said. Police responded to McQueen Road and Chandler Boulevard on Friday and found a 15-year-old boy with a gunshot wound to his leg, the Chandler Police Department said. A second juvenile shooting victim was also identified.
Repeat Offender Sidonie Thompson Arrested after Disturbance at Phoenix Gas Station
Sidonie Thompson, with a record of 35 previous arrests, was arrested again after a disturbance at a Phoenix Chevron gas station. Thompson caused a scene by throwing produce and claiming she was 'God' and 'the police'.
Denise Bruce Jones, Phoenix Police Officer, Receives Act of Valor Award
The Phoenix Police Foundation's annual Women in Blue celebration recognized Officer Denise Bruce Jones with the distinguished Act of Valor Award this year. Her consistent dedication and role as a mentor in the Field Training Officer (FTO) role singled her out for this honor.
Paint spills on road after crash in Avondale
Three people are expected to survive following a three-car crash near 127th Avenue and Lower Buckeye Road. Dozens of five-gallon paint buckets spilled all over the road during the crash. The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office is investigating the cause of the crash.
Mother seeks answers after son was beaten to death in Phoenix | Crime Files
PHOENIX - A brutal attack in August has left a North Phoenix man dead, as well as a mother who is wanting answers, and searching for justice. "I want them found," said the victim's mother, Jan Turner Kelly, referring to the suspects in the deadly beating. Here are the details...
Child in critical condition after being left in vehicle in West Valley
PHOENIX — A young child was rushed to the hospital over the weekend after being left unattended in a vehicle in the West Valley, authorities said. Deputies responded to the area of El Mirage and Camelback roads in Litchfield Park around 7:20 p.m. Sunday and found an unresponsive 3-year-old, the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office said.
Glendale police to encrypt radio frequency
The Glendale Police Department plans to encrypt its emergency radio frequency, preventing the public from listening in on the goings-on of the police force. The change will go into effect on Oct. 2, the Police Department said. Currently, the radio signal is unencrypted and the average citizen can listen in...
Phoenix Resident's Roof Mysteriously Damaged from Inside Out
Lisa Sikorski, a resident of Phoenix, Arizona, was alarmed by a strange incident which damaged her roof extensively. It began with a powerful shock followed by loud noises lasting about 15 seconds, leading to a significant degree of panic.
Increased Driving Professionalism Urged After Phoenix Fire Truck Collides with Delivery Vehicle
Following a recent accident in South Phoenix involving a fire truck and delivery vehicle, driving standards are under scrutiny. Four firefighters and one civilian were sent to the hospital after the crash. The accident took place near 40th Street and Broadway Road, where a fire truck on a call crashed into a flatbed delivery truck. This collision caused a rupture in the gas tank. The incident has ignited an important conversation on road safety and driver responsibility.