Tucson Assistant Police Chief Ramon Batista has been selected to lead the Mesa Police Department.
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A Mesa City Council member serving his first term was cited by Tempe police early Sunday morning on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.
Dobson High School in Mesa was locked down Tuesday as a precaution while Chandler police arrested a suspect in a shooting that slightly injured a 4-year-old girl who was sitting in a barbershop at a Chandler strip mall on Monday.
The Maricopa County Attorney has filed charges against three Hamilton High School football players, charging one as an adult and seeking court permission to treat the other two the same way.
Chandler police are investigating an act of vandalism overnight in which someone bent a family’s front yard menorah into a swastika.
Gilbert police and fire investigators are appealing to the public for tips that would help them identify and interview a young man who was seen near the scene of the spectacular Via Sorento condominium fire on Saturday night.
Hours after authorities began receiving reports of a motorist traveling the wrong way and shooting at passing cars and law enforcement, a suspect has been taken into custody, according to Department of Public Safety Public Information Officer Damon Cecil.
A 70-year-old woman was sentenced on Monday to 10 years in prison on convictions stemming from a 2014 wrong-way deadly crash on a Gilbert freeway.
The Gilbert Fire Department and Gilbert Police Department, in consultation with ATF Criminal Profilers at the National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime, are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the individual who intentionally set fire to the Union Pacific Railroad bridge on Aug. 15.
PHOENIX (AP) — Bond has been set at $750,000 for a Phoenix man arrested after his wife's body was found in Avondale.
A routine patrol turned out to be anything but for two Tempe police officers.
On Wednesday, just after midnight, Officer Michelle Calendar was driving near Apache Boulevard and Oak Street when she spotted a small kitten running across the road.
March marks National Criminal Justice Month, an annual recognition about the causes and consequences of crime. First observed in 2009, National Criminal Justice Month also focuses on the importance of effective countermeasures that ensure the safety of our communities where we live, work and play.
A man suspected of killing one person and wounding five others during a shooting spree in downtown Mesa on March 18 is facing murder, assault, burglary and kidnapping charges.
TEMPE, AZ - An Arizona State University football commit has been suspended after being arrested on a domestic violence charge.
Jan. 22 was a sick day for 10-year-old Lyndsey Emmett, as the Gilbert girl was stuck at home along with her 3-year-old sister, Molly. She heard a pop at around 12:40 p.m. coming from the bathroom, and the sound came with the sight of fire that began to expand bit by bit.
The Phoenix Fire Department, along with the Mesa Fire Department, participated in its annual Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting training last week.
PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Supreme Court plans to rule Tuesday on the automatic appeal of a Mesa man convicted of raping and killing a 19-year-old Gilbert woman during their first date.
Twenty-eight years is a long time to spend in one organization. But with that time comes its benefits, primarily, an understanding of how the organization works and the culture upon which that organization is built.
TEMPE, AZ - Police have arrested four teenagers accused of going on an early-morning crime spree that spread throughout the Valley and involved everything from drive-by shootings to theft and DUI.
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