Authorities in Miami working with Tempe PD finally nabbed Antonio Julio Sanchez, a fugitive who has been on the run for 10 years, convicted of slipping Ketamine into women's drinks and then raping them while filming it. U.S. Marshals working with Tempe PD caught Sanchez Wednesday in Miami, who ... More >>
The Glendale Police Department has just announced that Jerice Hunter, the mother of missing and presumed dead 5-year-old Jhessye Shockley, was arrested for the murder of her daughter.Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery said Hunter's charged with first-degree murder and child abuse.
In 2002, Scottsdale resident Steven Dyer was to face charges of molesting two boys. He said no thanks and went to Canada instead.While he was gone, a court convicted him on a dozen counts of sexual conduct with a minor, which didn't mean much until he was caught in Canada in February.According to th ... More >>
Jahessye Shockley was reported missing on October 11.Today marks one month since 5-year-old Glendale girl Jahessye Shockley was reported missing by her family, and police are no closer to finding her.Shockley, police say, wandered away from siblings -- who were caring for her at her family's apa ... More >>
Glendale Police DepartmentJahessye Shockley's been missing for more than three weeks.It's been more than three weeks since 5-year-old Jahessye Shockley was reported missing, and her case has finally begun to get the attention of the national media -- the same national media the girl's grandmother ... More >>
www.onlinenewswebsite.comBrian Mitchell was moved to an Arizona prison on Wednesday.Brian David Mitchell, the Utah street preacher convicted of kidnapping Elizabeth Smart, has begun serving his life sentence in an Arizona prison.Mitchell, who kidnapped Smart -- who was then 14 -- from her bedroom ... More >>
Tempe Police DepartmentDaryl Sconiers was arrested in Tempe last week.One of America's most wanted killers is wanted no more -- police in Tempe announced this morning the arrest of a man wanted in connection to the grisly 2009 murder of a Los Angeles man.Daryl Anthony Sconiers, 27, is believed to ... More >>
Dr. Emilio Luna went to church one day, cut off his electronic monitoring bracelet, and hasn't been heard from since. If it weren't for America's Most Wanted, a lot of people would probably have forgotten about the Sun City pediatrician accused of distributing kiddy-porn who is currently ... More >>
Kyleigh SousaIt's been exactly five months since Kyleigh Sousa, a 21-year-old student at Arizona State University, was murdered near the school's Tempe campus, and there's still no arrest in the case. There's been another unsolved murder of an ASU student, though, which has genera ... More >>
Scott CurleyWhen we first heard this morning that a 23-year-old alleged cop killer was hiding out in a 6-square-mile section of northern Arizona -- where he'd reportedly been stashing food for weeks in case he needed to run from the law -- we figured he'd be in handcuffs by the afternoon.So ... More >>
Image: MCSO Mikhail Drachev, indicted for the 2001 murder of a police informant, was extradited from Canada to Arizona on Sunday.Phoenix detective Tom Britt listened intently on the phone in late 2001 as his informant, Konstantin Simberg, told him about stolen human growth hormone. Then c ... More >>
Tempe Police DepartmentKyleigh SousaIt's been nearly a month since ASU student Kyleigh Sousa was killed during a robbery-gone-wrong in the parking lot of a Tempe International House of Pancakes and nobody should be comforted by the fact that the killer is still on the loose.Sousa's mother and bro ... More >>
Kyleigh SousaIf you happen to be the person responsible for the death of 21-year-old Kyleigh Sousa, be advised: Criminal-hunter extraordinaire John Walsh may be lookin' to find your ass. It's been three weeks since Sousa was murdered in a robbery attempt in Tempe, and while tips continue to ... More >>
www.amw.comJose Luis CovarrubiasThe Arizona-based WANTED task force, a unit within the U.S. Marshal's Office, working in collaboration with Mexican authorities, announced today that it's arrested one of Texas' most wanted fugitives. Jose Luis Covarrubias, a 21-year-old U.S. citizen , was arrested ... More >>
Far as we know, Pinal County sheriff's Deputy Louie Puroll deserves all the praise in the world for fighting off five suspected drug smugglers in a remote desert area last week and surviving with just a minor wound from an AK-47 type weapon. But we've spoken with about a dozen current ... More >>
A man suspected of murdering two people in Oregon who was last seen in Mesa will be featured on America's Most Wanted this weekend if authorities can't track him down before the show airs on Saturday night.Police in Bandon, Oregon, have been looking for 34-year-old Gabriel Morris since Februa ... More >>
A Mexican national suspected of murdering a woman in 2003 was busted by U.S. Border Patrol agents near Nogales.Guzman Badilla-Corona, 28, better known in the crystal-meth community as "Indio," was trying to cross back into the United States from Mexico when he got picked up by borde ... More >>
Image: America's Most WantedMichael Chaves A guy trying to break into a home near Central Avenue and McDowell Road turned out to be a "star" of America's Most Wanted -- a suspect in the April beating death of trucker's helper. Phoenix police say they received a report of a man ... More >>
America's Most Wanted Pamela PhillipsPamela Phillips, the Tucson socialite accused of paying a man to murder her rich hubby back in 1996, was introduced to the long arm of the law when she was arrested yesterday in Austria. Authorities believe that Phillips was behind the murder ... More >>
Boulder Police DepartmentDorothy Gay HowardPolice in Boulder, Colorado have identified the famous victim of an infamous crime that took place more than 50 years ago. The victim, who was known for decades as Boulder's famous "Jane Doe," is actually a Phoenix woman named Dorothy Gay Howard who was ... More >>
Luke HolwerdaLil Wayne on stage at Cricket Wireless PavilionLil Wayne and his entourage fired up Cricket Wireless Pavilion with pyrotechnics, giant screens and all the hot dance moves they could Flash for the "America's Most Wanted Tour" on Wednesday. Check out shots from the show in our Lil ... More >>
Robert Brandon MartinezLast time Lil Wayne came to town he was two hours late to the stage, causing a chain reaction of show-stalling shenanigans that involved the opener, T-Pain, coming back on stage wearing pajamas and a scarf to dance in a futile effort to quell the crowd. None of it worked and, ... More >>
U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested 53 illegal immigrants on the Tohono O'odham Indian Reservation Friday, while a separate incident lead to the discovery of a smuggling tunnel, fifty feet north of the border in Nogales. The tunnel is the 11th tunnel near the border to be discovered since October 200 ... More >>
Accused animal abuser Earl Simmons, a.k.a. rapper DMX, was arrested in Florida today following yesterday's news that Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio was offering $5,000 for information on his whereabouts. The rapper, who was arrested at his Cave Creek home in M ... More >>
By Jonathan McNamara In a move that's sure to bring a smile to John Walsh's trademark serious mug, the Peoria Police Department has gone Web 2.0 by posting its top-10 most-wanted criminals on its their Web site similar to America's Most Wanted Dirty Dozen. Have you seen these people? The wanted ... More >>
An immigrant wills his estate to a convicted killer from his homeland and dies the next day. Anything smell fishy?
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They threw lavish raves, had endless expense accounts and traveled the world. Then the attorney general crashed the party.
HE BROUGHT US AN RTC LAWSUIT, A GRAND JURY INVESTIGATION AND A "CAR OF THE PEOPLE." NOT TO MENTION GEORGE LECKIE AND ANNETTE ALVAREZ. OH, WHAT THE HECK, WE'LL MENTION THEM.
What this place needs is an NFL team. I'll be the owner.