A college student working in a job-placement program at a Phoenix elementary school was arrested on child-porn charges.Travis Kinkaid-Mata, 27, worked in the library at Phoenix's Longview Elementary School, near 12th Street and Indian School Road, according to court documents obtained by New Times.
An elderly woman was attacked by five dogs at Phoenix's Barrios Unidos Park park early yesterday morning, police say. The woman remains in extremely critical condition at a nearby hospital.
People who thought they were buying Viagra pills from one Phoenix man were getting stiffed. Er, scammed.According to Phoenix police, Melvin Rutkowski, 68, was also selling other counterfeit pills online, including Cialis and Levitra.
Ramon Charley Armendariz, who was an MCSO deputy before his run-in with police last week, had drugs in his garage that investigators found in evidence bags, according to court documents.According to court documents deputies found "possible drugs" at Armendariz's place, including pot, meth, heroin, a ... More >>
A fight on Sunday night in a Phoenix diner between police officers and a berserk man on a destructive rampage ended when the man fell ill and died after being tased four times. Police haven't yet released the name of the 38-year-old white man, pending notification of his family.
A 14-year-old girl was killed in an apartment fire in Phoenix over the weekend, and police believe someone set fire to that apartment.However, Phoenix detectives' "person of interest" has since been released from custody.
While marijuana has been legalized for personal use for the last couple of weeks in Colorado, there have been several large pot busts in Arizona during that time-frame.In addition to a couple of unlicensed dispensaries being raided in the West Valley last week, Phoenix police also seized about 650 p ... More >>
The man who vomited on a dog, before shooting the dog's owner and two children at a Phoenix apartment complex, was caught last night.Phoenix Police Officer James Holmes says in an e-mail that 22-year-old Anthony Jamar Houston is suspected of committing the "barbaric act of violence."
Police are searching for a man who shot three people, including two children, at a Phoenix apartment complex last night.A 41-year-old man was walking his dog at the complex, near 32nd Street and Thomas Road, around 10 p.m. yesterday when a man on a second-story balcony vomited on the dog, Phoenix Po ... More >>
A jury found Michael Turley guilty of charges Monday related to making a movie that was produced to "test" the Phoenix Police Department's response to a terrorist situation.Turley was arrested in September after it was discovered that he had his teenage nephew wear a sheet on his body and a towel on ... More >>
The Phoenix Police Department released a report Wednesday on the shooting death of 22 year-old Zachariah Pithan by a Phoenix Police Officer on April 20, an incident the report characterizes as "justifiable homicide." See also: -Did Phoenix Police Need to Kill Zachariah Pithan? According to the rep ... More >>
During the uproar over the 2010 shooting death of South Phoenix resident Danny Rodriguez by former Phoenix Police Officer Richard Chrisman, I often wondered why two Phoenix cops could not subdue one unarmed man without resorting to lethal force. See also: -Richard Chrisman Report Released by Phoeni ... More >>
The reason the phrase "stranger danger" exists is because of people like Jeremy West.Yesterday, Phoenix PD put out a bulletin to media, in an attempt to identify the grown man who, A) asked a kid if he wanted a "a cigarette or a fix," B) hopped on a school bus to Simpson Elementary School in Phoenix ... More >>
A Phoenix woman is accused of shoving a vibrator into her 2-year-old son's anus, and doctors told police that surgery will be required to remove it.According to court documents obtained by New Times, 21-year-old Rickesha Burns called police Sunday, reporting that her son was bleeding from his anus.
It's dang encouraging to learn that the National Rifle Association's top propagandist Wayne LaPierre is practically on the same page as Maricopa, Arizona neo-Nazi Harry Hughes regarding what the nation should do in response to the massacre of the innocents in Newtown, Connecticut. More guns! As I ... More >>
According to the court of public opinion, last week's shooting at a Newtown, Connecticut, elementary school isn't viewed as an "isolated act," unlike the shootings carried out by Jared Loughner and James Holmes.Although the public's just about split on the issue, a Pew Research Center survey shows m ... More >>
A student at Glendale's Mountain Ridge High School probably scared the pants off just about everyone yesterday when he showed up to class trying to imitate the Joker, the character from the Dark Knight movie.Despite reports stating otherwise, Deer Valley Unified School District spokeswoman Heidi Veg ... More >>
Erasmo Ledezma, a 26-year-old Phoenix scofflaw, might have felt hope on the day he was released from prison last year after having served four years for theft. Though he'd been convicted of theft, Department of Corrections records show he'd been released a couple of years early in a 2004 program se ... More >>
How long would it take the Phoenix Police Department to respond to a terrorist situation?Michael Turley really wanted an answer to that question, and he got it -- by getting a 16-year-old kid to wear a sheet on his body, put a towel on his head, and run around Phoenix with a fake rocket-propelled gr ... More >>
The 16-year-old kid wearing a sheet on his body and a towel on his head, who ran around a Phoenix intersection with a fake rocket-propelled grenade launcher, was Michael Turley's own nephew, according to court documents obtained by New Times.Turley was arrested after police discovered he allegedly p ... More >>
It turns out there's more evidence leading police to believe Rebekah Mellon murdered her husband Tuesday night at their home in the Willo neighborhood -- the whole shooting was recorded on video.Mellon made her initial appearance in court yesterday, and a prosecutor explained that he got word from t ... More >>
See also: Russell Pearce Blames Victims for Dark Knight Massacre (w/Update) See also: Russell Pearce on Blast for Racist E-mails in New Dennis Gilman Video See also: Russell Pearce Apologizes, Kinda-Sorta, for Dark Knight Massacre Remarks In a major political gaffe that's sure to resonate across th ... More >>
See also: Russell Pearce Blames Victims for Dark Knight Massacre See also: Russell Pearce Apologizes, Kinda-Sorta, for Dark Knight Massacre Remarks The individual artists of local hip-hop co-op The Writer's Guild are focusing on their individual endeavors at the moment, but they're constantly remai ... More >>
See also: Russell Pearce's Racism "Discovered" by Arizona's Media See also: Russell Pearce's Mexican-Bashing E-mails Slammed By Randy Parraz, Others Recalled, disgraced ex-state Senate President Russell Pearce's heart, or what little there is of it, goes out to the victims of the Dark Knight Rises ... More >>
See also: Shooting at a Midnight Screening of The Dark Knight Rises Leaves 12 Dead, 50 Injured in Colorado Chilling radio traffic by police and fire fighters released on the Web reveals the chaos found by first responders at the scene of the mass shooting at a Colorado theater. At least 12 people ... More >>
A DNA match led to the July 5 arrest of a man who police say is responsible for at least two sexual assault cases from 2004 and 2006.Phoenix police recently arrested Ramon Manuel Rivera, 50, on several counts of felony sexual assault, sexual abuse, and kidnapping. In May, police were able to link Ri ... More >>
A 22-year-old mentally disabled man is dead after sustaining at least a dozen injuries, allegedly at the hands of family members.Joshua and Carlena Pinkerton, the man's brother-in-law and sister, brought him to the hospital Friday after he collapsed in the bathtub, and a doctor called Phoe ... More >>
We wrote yesterday morning about our sighting of a nude person standing in front of the "Release the Fear" metal sculpture at Central and Roosevelt. It was quite the sight, as was the open-mouthed reactions from passersby in their business attire and so forth. We contacted our friends at the ... More >>
www.cromer.comThe treasurer of a neighborhood watch organization in Phoenix was busted today for allegedly stealing money from the organization over a two-month period.Ready for the kicker? A lot of that money came from grants from the financially-fucked City of Phoenix.Phoenix Police Detective J ... More >>
Grindr.comYesterday, we posted a story about a man who was murdered by a man he met on what we were told by the Phoenix Police Department was an iPhone application called Grindr. Grindr is a social networking site that links gay men with other gay men in their area using GPS on their iPhones -- ... More >>
Murder? Apparently there's an app for that, too. That's according to Phoenix police who say a local guy was murdered by a 19-year-old fellow he met using a popular iPhone app often used by gay men to hook up. Mark G. Woodland, 54, was found dead at his apartment in the 3800 block of East Gree ... More >>
www.geekgaz.comThe Phoenix Police Department wants to make itself very clear: If you shine a laser pointer at a police aircraft and get caught, you should prepare to be fucked by the long dick of the law.They didn't use those words exactly, but Phoenix police Sergeant James Holmes wants Pho ... More >>
Image: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office Jared DeSanti and Robert Jeter are accused of stealing hundreds of gallons of gas. The third suspect, George Brabakos, is not pictured. According to Phoenix police, these guys really suck. Using a van equipped with removable floorboards and ... More >>
www.doroteofiles.comA Phoenix man was arrested this afternoon after robbing three stores in 20 minutes, getting his car stuck in the mud, and leading police on a foot chase that ended in a nearby lake.According to Phoenix police Detective James Holmes, 20-year-old John Michael Krol robbed a Kentu ... More >>
Garrett Allen Baker"Wish they all could be California girls?" Make sure they're old enough to vote, first.A Phoenix man, who worked as a church camp counselor, was arrested yesterday for sexually exploiting an 11-year-old California girl.The man, 21-year-old Garrett Allan Baker, was sending the g ... More >>
www.teeshirtpusher.comThe Phoenix Police Department has just confirmed to New Times that one of its officers accidentally shot himself at the department's police academy this morning.As the old saying goes, a Phoenix cop "shot himself in the foot."(Brief pause for laughter.)
Phoenix police are looking for the man responsible for the shotgun slaying of a woman in Phoenix early Saturday morning.Police say white 39-year-old Kelley Jaeger and her black friend, 48-year-old Jeffrey Wellmaker, were walking together in Palma Park at 12th Street and Dunlap Avenue whe ... More >>
flickr.comThousands of people were forced to leave the Phoenix Convention Center this afternoon after a mysterious bag and a bonehead comment sparked a police investigation and an all-out evacuation.Phoenix police say shortly after 1 p.m., a man brought a bag to a Convention Center security ... More >>
www.motivatedphoto.comJust when we though crystal meth reigned supreme as the drug of choice among hard dopers, here's this blast from the past. Remember heroin? Well drug addicts sure do, and according to Phoenix police, "smack" is coming back in a big way."Between January 2006 and January ... More >>
from PLEASpencer has his own agenda when it comes to the issue of immigration In response to my request for a comment from the Phoenix Police Department concerning Phoenix Law Enforcement Association President Mark Spencer's challenge to the current Operations Order 1.4.3, PPD spokesman Jame ... More >>
Image: www.crimeandinvestigation.co.uk Police are accusing a Phoenix woman, her two young sons and their friends of a series of local robberies, comparing the woman to the infamous Midwestern criminal of the 1930s, "Ma" Barker. Actually, this crime makes Ma Barker look like Mother Theresa. "It' ... More >>
The pair of robbers entered the credit union suddenly, yelling at employees, waving a gun.Police say the robbery of the Sun West Federal Credit Union yesterday was more like Point Break than the average pass-a-note-and-run kind of bank stick-up.But it was also like America's Dumbest Criminals: The g ... More >>
A man named "Eddie" who responded to a Craigslist ad for a car on Monday drove his own vehicle into a toddler at the seller's Phoenix home, then fled the scene, police say. The would-be buyer, who allegedly carried the injured 16-month-old boy to his parents ... More >>
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