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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 

by AZPSC News Feed
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

by AZPSC News Feed
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

by AZPSC News Feed
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 […]

Woman in critical condition after being struck by vehicle in north Phoenix | Arizona News

by phxdigitalcontent@meredith.com (azfamily.com News Staff)
PHOENIX, AZ (3TV/CBS5) — Phoenix police said a woman was hit by a car while walking in the area Bell Road and Central Avenue Wednesday evening. It is unclear whether the woman was in the crosswalk or whether impairment may have been a factor. The driver stayed on the scene, police said. The victim is in extremely critical condition. Bell Road is closed in both directions from Third Avenue to Third Street while police investigate the crash. Drivers are asked to avoid the area, if possible. Bell Road from North 3rd Avenue to North 3rd Street is closed in both directions while […]

Why did ADOT freeway cameras go dark during police chase? | Arizona News

by AZPSC News Feed
PHOENIX, AZ (3TV/CBS5) — The Arizona Department of Transportation is explaining why its freeway cameras went dark during a police pursuit on New Year’s Eve. Investigators say a 34-year-old man suspected of robbing a bank in Goodyear refused to stop for officers, sparking the chase that went from Loop 101 to I-17 and on to Interstate 10. [RELATED: Witnesses describe scene at bank robbery that led to pursuit, shooting of suspect] Police said the chase ended when troopers did a pit maneuver. As Goodyear officers approached, the suspect “simulated a weapon” and officers fired, injuring the suspect. Police say no gun […]

Police searching for suspect in Phoenix shooting | Arizona News

by AZPSC News Feed
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) — Police are searching for the suspect in a shooting that left a man hospitalized Wednesday afternoon.  According to Sgt. Armando Carbajal with the Phoenix Police Department, the shooting happened just before 4 p.m. near 51st Avenue and Thunderbird Road. When officers responded to the scene, they found a man with a gunshot wound. He was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.  Carbajal said the suspect is still outstanding and the investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call Phoenix police or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS, or for Spanish speakers, […]

Frigid temperatures chill southern Arizona, much of West

by AZPSC News Feed
PHOENIX — Snow is falling on cacti in southern Arizona, while Anchorage is seeing balmy weather — at least by Alaska standards. The weather appears to be flipped throughout much of the West. The Southwest is seeing unusually cold weather, including suburban Tucson, which saw as much as six inches of snow Wednesday. In Phoenix, the overnight low was 30 degrees for the first time in five years. In Albuquerque, heavy snowfall and icy roads caused many government agencies and schools to close for the day. The National Weather Service said more frigid weather is expected Thursday in the region. […]

Arizona Police Dogs Have A Little Fun in the Snow

by AZPSC News Feed
Tucson, Arizona, police dogs Oni and Bolt had a little fun in the snow on Wednesday, January 2, after an early morning snow gave the pups something … Source link