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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

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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

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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 […]

Maricopa woman accused of physically abusing girl, making her eat vomit | Arizona News

by cholland@azfamily.com (Catherine Holland)
MARICOPA (3TV/CBS 5) — 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 Pinal County Sheriff’s Office 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. 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 in early December and took her directly to the […]

Thieves steal five-gallon bucket of amethyst worth up to $20,000 from Arizona mine 

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Thieves steal five-gallon bucket of amethyst worth up to $20,000 from Arizona mine Two thieves broke into Four Peaks Amethyst Mine in the Tonto National Forest  They left in a black Toyota with a five-gallon bucket of the semi-precious stone  Police are appealing for help and have released a picture of one of the suspects  By Tim Stickings For Dailymail.com Published: 09:40 EST, 3 January 2019 | Updated: 12:09 EST, 3 January 2019 A picture of one of the suspects who allegedly broke into the Four Peaks Amethyst Mine in Arizona in a raid last August  Two men stole amethyst worth […]

15-year-old killed himself after accidentally shooting friend on New Year’s Eve, police say | Arizona News

by By Chris Boyette, CNN
(CNN) — A 15-year-old took his own life after accidentally shooting and killing his friend on New Year’s Eve, police in suburban Atlanta said. Inside a cramped, makeshift shed, Devin Hodges was showing three other boys a handgun Monday afternoon when it accidentally fired, striking Chad Carless, 17, who was sitting next to him, the Gwinnett County, Georgia, Police Department said. Hodges and the other two teens then left the shed — and one called 911, police said. Carless died before help could arrive, but the tragedy didn’t end there. As officers pulled up, Hodges shot himself with the handgun […]

Resident objects to police department interest in acoustic devices | News

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BULLHEAD CITY — A resident expressed concern to the City Council on Wednesday about the Police Department’s interest in purchasing two long-range acoustic devices.  “You have yet to describe it as a weapon,” resident Harvey Pryor said to Police Chief Brian Williamson. “It’s not just a sound system.” The police chief had just completed a presentation about why the department wants to pursue a grant of up to $54,000 from the Arizona Department of Homeland Security. Noise from the 100X model LRAD travels 600 meters while sound through the more powerful 450X can be heard up to a distance of […]

Serious bicycle crash shuts part of Bell Road

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Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Bicyclist ‘extremely critical’ after crash that closes stretch of Bell Road A portion of Bell Road in Phoenix was closed Wednesday evening after a collision that seriously injured a bicyclist, police said. Post to Facebook Sent! A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Breaking news(Photo: azcentral.com) A portion of Bell Road in Phoenix was closed Wednesday evening after a collision that seriously injured a bicyclist, police said. The crash occurred at Bell […]