Friday, October 31, 2008 6:02 pm
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.
Friday, October 31, 2008 12:16 pm
Chandler police are trying to find other victims of James David
Ritter’s recent fraudulent investment scheme in Scottsdale.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008 3:26 pm
An employee at a Mesa Chase Bank on Tuesday reported opening an
envelope that contained white powder, an incident similar to what
happened at two East Valley branches of the bank last week.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008 2:17 pm
Visitation for Phoenix police officer Shane Figueroa will be
from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at Red Mountain Institute, 7126 E.
McKellips Road in Mesa.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008 12:28 pm
Two Mesa plain clothes police officers in an unmarked vehicle
working a special crime detail believe they may have been shot at
Tuesday, October 28, 2008 10:31 am
Mesa police are investigating a Monday night robbery at a CVS
pharmacy that has similarities to one committed about 11 hours
earlier at one of the chain’s locations in Gilbert.
Monday, October 27, 2008 3:28 pm
Police last week arrested a man who attempted to carjack a woman
at knife point outside a Chandler PetSmart.
Monday, October 27, 2008 3:19 pm
Four people who jumped into in a canal on the Gila River Indian
Reservation south of Hunt Highway on Sunday died after trying to
Monday, October 27, 2008 1:42 pm
At about 4 p.m. Sunday, loss prevention workers at Mervyns, 1240
E. Main St. in Mesa, saw several people taking merchandise without
Monday, October 27, 2008 11:26 am
A man dressed in black told a pharmacy worker he had a bomb and
gave her a list of demands before fleeing the store Monday
Saturday, October 18, 2008 6:20 pm
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.
Friday, October 17, 2008 7:34 pm
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.
Friday, October 17, 2008 1:39 pm
Two people were shot Friday afternoon in central Phoenix near
the Arizona State Fair.
Friday, October 17, 2008 8:12 am
An explosion left three workers trapped on scaffolding 25 feet
above the ground at a city construction site Friday morning in
Thursday, October 16, 2008 8:31 am
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.”
Tuesday, October 14, 2008 7:06 pm
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.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008 9:28 am
A medic who lived in Mesa on Monday became the first Arizona
Department of Public Safety officer killed in the line of duty
since March 2000.
Monday, October 13, 2008 2:14 pm
Derek Ronald Foster faces charges of burglary, trafficking in
stolen property and forgery after being arrested Saturday afternoon
by Mesa police.
Monday, October 13, 2008 1:11 pm
Mesa police on Sunday arrested Manuel Arquez after he fought
with his brother about the outcome of the Cardinals’ football
Monday, October 13, 2008 10:01 am
A car chase ended Monday morning when a van collided with a
passenger car and flipped over at 27th and Southern avenues in
Friday, October 10, 2008 5:13 pm
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
Friday, October 10, 2008 10:10 am
Two men in their 30s were killed during what Phoenix police said
was a car chase early Friday morning.
Thursday, October 9, 2008 7:12 pm
Pinal County sheriff's deputies on Monday arrested three
teenagers in the burglary of a residence in the Santan area in
which two flat-screen televisions valued at about $4,100 combined
Thursday, October 9, 2008 11:53 am
Mesa police arrested a man Wednesday afternoon in what appears
to be the accidental shooting of his next door neighbor through a
wall of his apartment.
Thursday, October 9, 2008 9:39 am
Four crashes, all within 6 square miles, caused some traffic
snarls Thursday morning in Mesa. Two of the crashes involved
Tuesday, October 7, 2008 4:06 pm
Authorities are seeking help in finding a woman who went missing
from her home Monday.
Tuesday, October 7, 2008 8:43 am
Shortly after 10 p.m. Monday, a Phoenix police officer on patrol
at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport saw a man riding a
bicycle near the west economy parking lot.
Monday, October 6, 2008 7:41 am
Mesa police are investigating an apparent stabbing death that
they believe occurred late Sunday afternoon.
Sunday, October 5, 2008 6:44 pm
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.
Friday, October 3, 2008 9:13 pm
The Tonto National Forest is seeking assistance from the public
in the recovery of solar panels recently stolen from the Vineyard
Picnic Area in the Tonto Basin Ranger District at Roosevelt
Friday, October 3, 2008 8:23 am
A man was arrested by Phoenix police Thursday in connection with
a four-vehicle accident that killed an Arizona State University
Friday, October 3, 2008 7:14 am
A water main break has closed westbound Ray Road between Alma
School Road and Arizona Avenue in Chandler this morning.
Thursday, October 2, 2008 11:00 pm
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.
Thursday, October 2, 2008 10:58 pm
An experimental traffic signal will help pedestrians cross
Chaparral Road at 78th Street more safely, city spokesman Mike
Phillips said in a statement.
Thursday, October 2, 2008 10:56 pm
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
Thursday, October 2, 2008 7:21 pm
A special task force created a year ago has been successful in
combating human smuggling rings and sending their leaders to
prison, according to the commander of the multiagency unit.
Thursday, October 2, 2008 8:37 am
At around 8 p.m. Wednesday, Mesa police responded to a
residential burglary call in the 1000 block of South Amulet
Thursday, October 2, 2008 8:36 am
Gilbert police said that a woman who disappeared early Monday
Wednesday, October 1, 2008 7:35 pm
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.
Wednesday, October 1, 2008 3:33 pm
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.
Tuesday, September 30, 2008 4:44 pm
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
Monday, September 29, 2008 6:32 pm
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.
Monday, September 29, 2008 7:21 am
An early morning fire destroyed a mobile home Monday in Apache
Friday, September 26, 2008 6:29 pm
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.
Friday, September 26, 2008 11:50 am
Police on Thursday arrested a man they say riding a motorcycle
robbed three women on separate occasions last month in the parking
lot of a grocery store in east Mesa.
Friday, September 26, 2008 7:33 am
An early morning argument resulted in the death of a Tempe man
and the arrest of the man suspected of stabbing him, said police
Thursday, September 25, 2008 10:43 am
The Mesa Police Department is seeking assistance in identifying
a man who has committed three robberies while riding a
Thursday, September 25, 2008 9:36 am
Mesa police are seeking assistance in identifying a man who has
committed three purse snatchings while riding a motorcycle.
Wednesday, September 24, 2008 9:04 am
Maricopa County sheriff's deputies raided a Chandler door
manufacturer Wednesday, part of the agency's effort targeting
businesses suspected of hiring illegal immigrants.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008 1:54 pm
Despite admitting that she called a national radio talk show two
years ago and bragged that she shot her ex-boyfriend to death in
2001, an El Mirage woman won’t be charged in his death.