Phoenix police Sergeant Andy Hill, a 26-year veteran of the agency whose last assignment was in the "media relations" unit, is about to retire.
Though Hill's last official day is May 27, he's already cleaned out his cubicle and is ready (with vacation time) to call it a day after what ... More >>
California videographer Naui's footage from the pepper spray incidentI am so disgusted by today's events at the big anti-Arpaio march to Joe's jails that I hardly know where to begin. The saddest part of it is that a mostly-peaceful demonstration of over 10,000 persons, which ended with a concert by ... More >>
We got to know an awful lot about Jack Ballentine during 2005, the year we spent with him and his fellow Phoenix Police detectives of the C-32 squad -- after which we published several stories in our "Murder City" series.
Ballentine was and is a classic character: He worked as a cop ... More >>
Travis AnhaltPhoenix police arrested three members of an Ahwatukee street gang in connection with an aggravated assault that left a man with a ruptured ear drum. Cops believe the gangbangers have committed armed robberies and other crimes.
What's the name of this suburban gang, which -- ... More >>
Police are hunting have arrested a suspect in a SUV who shot a photo radar van operator Sunday night.
(SEE UPDATE AT BOTTOM OF POST).
The 51-year-old victim, Doug Georgianni, had worked for the photo enforcement company Redflex as a "driver-technician" for only three months, ... More >>
His name is Thomas Destories, but he also goes by "Paydirt." He ran a local adventure business.And he doesn't appear to have gotten a single photo enforcement ticket.Police released details this afternoon about the man they say gunned down a speed camera worker in cold blood as he worked in a photo ... More >>
Speaking of warrants...
All that talk of warrants last year spurred several agencies -- yes, even the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office -- to round up a few fugitives. About 70,000 felony and misdemeanor warrants could be served in the Phoenix metro area on any given day.
One of the most ... More >>
Maricopa County Sheriff's Office mug shot
The founder of theeroticreview.com, a Web site the New York Times calls the Amazon.com of prostitution, has been arrested in Phoenix on suspicion of trying to kill one person and seriously injure another, selling drugs and misconduct with weapons.David ... More >>
Phoenix police released the long-awaited "client list" from the alleged "Desert Divas" prostitution ring -- and it's sort of a dud.
Two of the alleged "Desert Divas"
When cops first announced the bust back in August, Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas swore there were "big name clients" on list ... More >>
Everyone has standards. Even a pimp.Back in August, a Phoenix prostitute got a perverted request from a john: He'd pay $1,500 to have sex with her and a 10-year-old girl.When the whore told her boss what the guy wanted, he was "infuriated," says Sgt. Andy Hill of the Phoenix police.In a fit of iron ... More >>
In 2001, cute, smart Paradise Valley High School student
Alissa Turney goes missing. Police suspect foul play.
This week, her stepfather -- a Vietnam veteran and former sheriff's deputy -- is nabbed in a house full of more bombs than police have ever seen before.
What's truly stunning in this ... More >>