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Couple wanted in AZ homicide arrested in New York

by AZPSC News Feed
CREDIT: U.S. Marshals Service CREDIT: U.S. Marshals Service TUCSON, Az. – TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona couple sought in connection with the death of an elderly man has been apprehended in New York state. The U.S. Marshals Service announced that 55-year-old Blane Barksdale and 58-year-old Susan Barksdale were arrested without incident Friday morning in Henrietta, New York. Both have been wanted since last month in Tucson on charges including first-degree murder. U.S. Marshals officials say they received information indicating the Barksdales had fled to New York. They are in jail awaiting extradition. Tucson authorities say a there was no […]

Scottsdale woman gets caught up in LA man’s romance scam | Arizona News

by mgorden@azfamily.com (Max Gorden)
SCOTTSDALE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) – A Scottsdale woman thought she’d found the perfect man, but now she believes she was just caught up in the perfect scam, leaving her bank account drained of thousands of dollars. Acacia Oudinot says it all started online. [WATCH: Romance scammer targets women, including Scottsdale woman] “We had mutual friends on Facebook, and he friend-requested me,” Oudinot said. Wilson Jackson appeared to be a successful and eligible bachelor. “So we started talking, and obviously, you know, that kind of led to a little bit more flirting or whatever, and that’s eventually what led to him asking me […]

PD: Phoenix mom ‘whooped’ 4-year-old daughter with belt | Arizona News

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PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) – A Phoenix mom is facing a charge of child abuse for allegedly using a belt to whip her 4-year-old daughter “on all body surfaces except her left buttock.” Police arrested 20-year-old Sycora Thompson at her Phoenix apartment the night of Wednesday, May 22, 2019. According to court documents, the little girl started at a new day-care facility that day. A teacher noticed a mark on her left arm and asked her how she got it. She said it was from her mother. “When the daycare (sic) staff further examined the child, she had numerous marks all […]

Crime Trackers: Fugitive couple wanted for murder, arson is arrested in New York

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TUCSON – The fugitive couple wanted for murder and arson are now behind bars. Tucson Police Department said 55-year-old Blane Barksdale and his 58-year-old wife, Susan Barksdale were arrested Friday morning in Henrietta New York. Blane Barksdale, Susan Barksdale, and Brent Mallard,/ Tucson Police Department According to Charles Salina, U.S. Marshal, they received a call from their counterparts in Tucson on Thursday night. “They sent us a photo of the vehicle and photos of the two fugitives,” Salina said. Undersheriff Korey Brown said the license plate on the RV the couple were driving alerted Tucson authorities. The couple also used a […]

Yuma police officer accused of sexual conduct with minor

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CLOSE The Yuma Police Department is investigating a complaint that one of its officers had sexual conduct with a minor. According to the complaint, this alleged conduct took place between 2017 and 2018. The officer is not in custody and is on administrative leave, according to the department. “The minor is a female and we are not releasing the age at this time,” said Yuma Police Department Sgt. Lori Franklin. The Yuma Police Department encourages anybody with any information about such a case to call the Yuma Police Department at (928) 783-4421 or 78 CRIME (928) 782-7463 to remain anonymous.  […]

Police looking for man stealing gas from vehicles’ tanks around Phoenix | Arizona News

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PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) – Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a man they say is stealing gas straight from vehicles around Phoenix. The thefts happened during April and May in various spots around the city. Detectives only have a vague description of the man they say is the thief but say he has facial hair and tattoos on both arms. He was also seen in a Ford pickup truck. Anyone with information is asked to call Silent Witness at either 480-WITNESS (948-6377) or 1-800-343-TIPS (8477). Spanish speakers may call 480-TESTIGO (837-8446). (Click or tap phone number to call […]

22 graduate law enforcement training at college’s academy, earn badges | The Daily Courier

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Northern Arizona Regional Training Academy (NARTA) Class 46 has the honor of being the first class to train in, and graduate from, the newly constructed facility at Yavapai College Prescott campus. This year’s class has 22 recruits from eight agencies. The academy, previously located at the Yavapai College Prescott Valley Center, hosted an open house for the community Tuesday, May 21, guiding people through its two buildings with classrooms and offices, an outdoor Peace Officers Physical Aptitude Test obstacle course, a large room for defensive tactics training, and a 360-degree use-of-force simulator. The simulator is one of six in the […]

Phoenix man arrested for impersonating federal agent | Arizona News

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PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) — Phoenix police arrested a man after he claimed he was a federal agent and didn’t need to listen to their commands.  Court documents state that police were called to break up a fight between six people on May 20. When officers arrived, 30-year-old Saul Garcia held up a badge and claimed to be a federal agent protecting the federal rights of the people involved. [PDF: Court documents for Saul Garcia]  The officer told Garcia to get on the ground but Garcia kept walking toward the officer with the badge stating that he didn’t need to follow […]

Carlos Cobo-Perez accused of impregnating 11-year-old girl in Phoenix, Arizona

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PHOENIX, Ariz. — An Arizona man is in jail after being charged with having sex with an 11-year-old girl and getting her pregnant. KPHO reports many want to know why he wasn’t arrested last year when police learned he was having an inappropriate relationship with her. Carlos Cobo-Perez, 20, allegedly told police he knew he was seeing an 11-year-old girl. Friends said they knew, too, with some even saying they were “in love.” “I told him that’s crazy. He should like try to get away from her because she’s small and he’s older,” a neighbor said. Just a few days […]

Illegal Immigrant, 20, Accused of Impregnating 11-Year-Old Arizona Girl

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Police in Arizona have arrested a 20-year-old illegal immigrant they say impregnated an 11-year-old girl. Investigators cited by CBS5 said Carlos Jacinto Cobo-Perez admitted to having had sexual intercourse with the child in a car near her school. Cobo-Perez was taken into custody on May 17, ABC15 Arizona reported, the same day that a hospital confirmed the little girl’s pregnancy. Citing a probable cause statement filed on Saturday, May 18, in Moon Valley Justice Court, CBS5 reported that police had initially called for felony charges of sexual conduct with a minor and aggravated assault. According to ABC15 Arizona, Cobo-Perez was […]