Six weeks ago, while working in his Apache Junction home office,
Richard Rollins felt an unfamiliar pain gripping his chest. His
initial response was to drive himself to the nearest hospital.
Then, reason took over.
As cold cases go, the disappearance of a Michigan woman who
spent about six months in Mesa nearly 30 years ago is frigid. Yet
Paulette Jaster's oldest sister has come to the Valley to follow
clues from a case that police in Michigan say is still open.
Those wishing to assist the family of Arizona Department of
Public Safety officer and paramedic Bruce Harrolle, killed in the
line of duty during a helicopter rescue Monday, can make donations
at any Chase Bank. Deposits can be made to the Bruce Harrolle
account, No. 2915063065. Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 32 helped
establish this account.
Mesa Mayor Scott Smith on Thursday blasted Sheriff Joe Arpaio
for sending dozens of heavily armed deputies on a secret early
morning raid at City Hall and other city buildings, saying the
operation was “egregious” and “put the public at risk.”
On Dec. 13, a team of assessors from the Commission on
Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies will arrive to examine
the Chandler Police Department's policies and procedures,
management, operations, and support services. The examination is
part of a voluntary process police agencies must undergo to become
accredited by the commission.
It took 50 firefighters about a half hour to put out a blaze
Friday afternoon in Mesa that was started by a child playing with
matches or a cigarette lighter at a condominium complex, according
It's 4:45 a.m. The sun isn't up. And, if all goes according to
plan for a group of Arizona Department of Public Safety detectives,
neither are some of the individuals with outstanding felony
warrants they're hunting.
Several traffic stops by Arizona Department of Public Safety
officers, along with the efforts of DPS criminal investigators,
resulted in the seizure of $467,565 in drug money during September.
All of the money was U.S. currency.
Trinity Christian Fellowship Church, 50 S. McQueen Road, will
hold a yard sale 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. today and Saturday to benefit Ana
Hererra and her six children, who lost their mobile home to fire
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents arrested nearly
40 gang members and associates in the Valley during the last four
months as part of a far-reaching law enforcement operation by the
agency that resulted in more than 1,750 arrests nationwide.
Defense attorney Jason John Keller of Tempe was charged
Wednesday by the Arizona Attorney General's Office with one count
of conspiracy to commit promoting prison contraband, three counts
of promoting prison contraband and three counts of assisting a
criminal street gang.
A Cave Creek man and a Phoenix woman have been indicted on
several felony forgery, money-laundering and fraudulent schemes
counts in connection to an alleged equity skimming operation in
Phoenix and north Scottsdale, the Arizona Attorney General's Office
Jeffery Z. Sayegh, of Cave Creek, and Kimberly R. Werking, of
Phoenix, were indicted by the Arizona Attorney General's Office on
five counts of forgery, one count of money laundering and one count
of fraudulent schemes and artifices. Werking, 42, was also indicted
on six counts of residential mortgage fraud, five counts of theft
and one count of illegal control of an enterprise.
Kent Brady, owner of Kentec Builders LLC, was indicted earlier
this month by the Maricopa County Attorney's Office on three counts
of fraudulent schemes in connection with taking money from
customers and failing to complete construction projects.