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PD: Man in custody after allegedly kidnapping child in Mesa, fleeing police | Arizona News

by John Q Public Safety
GLENDALE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) − A man was taken into custody after he allegedly kidnapped at least one child in Mesa and fled police. According to the Mesa Police Department, a male suspect who claims to be the father took off with a child around 1 a.m. Mesa police put out information of the kidnapping suspect’s vehicle and shortly after, officers with the Peoria Police Department located the suspect’s vehicle. Officers attempted to pull over the vehicle but the suspect fled and a pursuit was initiated.  The suspect eventually stopped the vehicle near 47th and Glendale avenues and fled on foot.  Peoria […]

Police investigating shooting that left man hurt in Tempe | Arizona News

by AZPSC News Feed
TEMPE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) − Police are investigating a shooting that left a man wounded in Tempe late Thursday night. According to police, the man was shot near University and Priest drives. [RELATED: Woman killed in overnight Tempe shooting, police say] They say the investigation is in its early stages but one man was shot and taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. No information was released on potential suspects or details on the cause of the shooting. The shooting was one of two in Tempe late Thursday night. However, police say that they have no information to suggest that either shooting […]

Woman rushed to hospital after Tempe shooting, police say | Arizona News

by AZPSC News Feed
TEMPE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) − A woman was rushed to the hospital after an overnight shooting in Tempe, according to police. The shooting occurred near Broadway and Rural roads late Thursday night. Police say a woman in her early 20’s was shot. She was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. They did not release any information on a possible suspect(s) or what led up to the shooting. This was the second shooting overnight in the Tempe area. Police say the investigation is in the early stages but there is no information to suggest that the two shootings are related. Stay […]

Wiederaenders: Snow job or are we too impatient? | The Daily Courier

by AZPSC News Feed
The Friday Catchall: • SNOW! — This week I was left wondering whether a lot of people have moved to the Prescott area — and are not used to the method of snow removal here (main streets then side streets) — or if we have become a magnet for people who cannot drive in the white stuff. The latter is certainly true (sorry, folks). However, I did begin to think that our local governments — Prescott, Prescott Valley, Chino Valley and Yavapai County — could have done a better job. First, let’s look at the driving: Dozens of people spinning […]

Quad Cities, county unite against cellphone use while driving | The Daily Courier

by AZPSC News Feed
It is now official virtually everywhere in the quad-city area: Use a hand-held cellphone while driving, and be subject to a fine of $100 or more. After a month-and-half-long grace period that involved warnings for offenders, the City of Prescott’s new ban on hand-held devices while driving became active on Jan. 1. Likewise, Yavapai County has been in the warning/education mode for the countywide ordinance that became effective Nov. 2, and deputies continue to have the discretion to cite and fine offenders. Meanwhile, the Town of Chino Valley has passed a hand-held-device driving ban of its own, effective Jan. 1, […]

Arizona resident shoots four burglars, killing one, police say

by AZPSC News Feed
A view of the street where four people were shot after breaking into a home, according to investigators. (Google Street View ) One person is dead and three others are injured after they were shot by a resident of an Arizona home they were trying to burglarize, police said. The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 911 call at approximately 1:38 a.m. Thursday and discovered that four individuals were shot after breaking into a home. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP According to a news release, Edith Guerrero, 36, Jaden James, 18, Leonardo Gonzalez, 27, and Jessica Aynes, 28, […]

Surveillance videos show arsonist light Arcadia car on fire | Arizona News

by bthomason@azfamily.com
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) – Surveillance cameras in Arcadia caught the moment someone lit a car on fire. +3  That fire destroyed Thomas Dumas’ car. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) That fire destroyed Thomas Dumas’ car. Dumas was watching a movie with his girlfriend when he heard a boom. He looked out the window and saw his car in flames. “I was very scared,” said Dumas. “The flames reached pretty high. It was all on the driver’s side of the car. It spread pretty far, pretty fast.” Thomas’ neighbor caught the arsonist on camera, running from the Arcadia neighborhood. +3  “It’s really devastating,” said […]

Woman in vegetative state gives birth at Hacienda Healthcare in Phoenix; sex abuse investigation underway | Arizona News

by AZPSC News Feed
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) — Phoenix police are investigating possible sex abuse at a nursing facility after a female patient recently became pregnant and gave birth. Sources tell Arizona’s Family that the alleged victim has been a patient at the Hacienda HealthCare facility, which is near 16th Street and South Mountain Avenue, for at least a decade after a near-drowning incident left her in a vegetative state. That woman gave birth to a baby boy on Dec. 29. “None of the staff were aware that she was pregnant until she was pretty much giving birth,” a source familiar with the situation said. […]

Arizona Woman Faces Criminal Charges After Allegedly Forcing 11-Year-Old Girl to Eat Her Own Vomit, Physically Abusing Her

by AZPSC News Feed
A Maricopa woman is facing criminal charges, including endangerment and witness tampering, after her young relative was removed from her home amid allegations of abuse. Erin Darr was arrested on suspicion of child abuse a few days before Christmas, and it’s not the first time she’s been under investigation. Erin Darr is seen in this undated photo released by the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office in Arizona. (Credit: CNN) When the 11-year-old victim’s classmates noticed bruises, she told them Darr had been “physically abusing her,” according to court documents. A Department of Child Safety case worker removed her from the home […]

Woman arrested for stealing musical instruments from a Paradise Valley Church

by AZPSC News Feed
PARADISE VALLEY, AZ — Paradise Valley police report a 25-year-old has been arrested for stealing instruments from the United Methodist Church over a 6-week period, which ended November 30. Police say chimes, xylophones, an electronic keyboard, glockenspiel, drum set and other instruments were stolen from the church. According to police, all of the items were pawned by 25-year-old Alexa Mills. When police searched Mills’ hotel room, they allegedly found a stolen laptop and guitar. They also allegedly found multiple IDs and credit cards with other people’s names. Mills was already on felony release for other burglaries in Paradise Valley and […]