Chris Wilson sits quietly in a small, gray room. He's slouched forward, his forearms resting on his lap, his wrists handcuffed. It's August 7, 2012, almost 9 p.m. Wilson is tense, antsy. A Phoenix police detective walks in, greets him, and explains that he has been accused of engaging in sexual c ... More >>
Jacqueline Vasquez in 2001 (left) and an artist's depiction of what she might look like today.The Avondale Police Department wants to remind Valley residents that an infant taken from a swap meet in 2001 is still missing, with the hopes that some new ink about the girl's abduction could create so ... More >>
Avondale Police DepartmentThis feces-filled "Brewer-burgh" was discovered under the Agua Fria Bridge. While the Great Depression had "Hoovervilles," modern day Arizona has its own homeless shanty towns (we'll call them Jan Brewer-burghs), one of which was uncovered under an Avondale bridge.Starti ... More >>
James WrenA former Phoenix police officer accused of shakin' down drug dealers pled guilty to theft charges in a Maricopa County Superior Court this morning.Former Officer James Wren pled guilty to solicitation to commit theft, which is a hell of a deal considering the crimes with which he'd init ... More >>
Police say a tattoo similar to this one was found on the body of a woman discovered dead in the Salt River yesterday.The Avondale Police Department is asking the public's help in identifying the body of a woman found dead in the Salt River over the weekend and they're hoping a tattoo (pictured) f ... More >>
Phoenix Police Department Now-former Phoenix police officer James WrenJames Wren, the Phoenix police officer accused of shaking down drug dealers for thousands of dollars, has been formally indicted on eight charges. Maricopa County prosecutors announced Friday that Wren now faces&nb ... More >>
Phoenix Police DepartmentNow-former Phoenix police officer James WrenAs we reported earlier today, a Phoenix police officer has been arrested on multiple felony charges and we now have the details of the case, which include the officer allegedly stealing thousands of dollars from drug dealers dat ... More >>
Brian Willner is accused of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl with special needs.The Avondale Police Department -- after a two week investigation -- has arrested the director of the Aqua Fria High School's special education program after a 15-year-old student with special needs told her moth ... More >>
www.southdacola.comAvondale police are looking for a bank-robbery suspect who held up a Chase bank earlier this afternoon.Police say the suspect hit the Chase Bank at 1545 North Dysart Road about noon and is still on the loose.The suspect walked into the bank, presented a demand n ... More >>
All revved up with no place to go, Valley teens -- and hemi-ed up husbands -- go wild on the streets
After a Cashion schoolteacher wrote a mash note to a 12-year-old student, the district responded by reassigning him. But activists say that's not enough.
Mother of infants arrested on abuse charges; Avondale police conspicuously absent from news conference
The case of the battered Avondale quadruplets includes horrific injuries, a misdiagnosis, a mystery witness, a mentally ill mother, a crude police report, missions of mercy rebuffed. Expect it all to get sorted out in a criminal court.