As parts of Ferguson, Missouri, burned and hundreds gathered in New York City's Times Square, related demonstrations in the Phoenix area mostly fizzled. Following Monday's announcement that no criminal charges would be forthcoming for a white Ferguson police officer who shot an unarmed black teen ... More >>
Arizona State University police obtained 70 semi-automatic M-16s from a military program in 2013 that the force doesn't actually need. The ASU police department has 71 sworn officers, according to its website, meaning the junior-league offshoot of the state Department of Public Safety has upped its ... More >>
It's a beautiful day here, outside of the Tempe City Hall and police department, but our blood is boiling because of the city's ignorance of public records law. Tempe officials apparently never got the memo state Attorney General Tom Horne sent to the state in December: Taking pictures of public re ... More >>
A grand jury has indicted former NFL safety Darren Sharper on sexual assault charges for alleged assaults that occurred in Tempe in November.Sharper was charged last month with drugging and raping two women in Los Angeles, and a few weeks later, authorities in New Orleans issued a warrant for Sharpe ... More >>
Darren Sharper, a former Pro Bowl safety in the NFL, has been accused of raping women in several states.The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced this morning that Sharper's being charged in two rapes there, and revealed that Sharper's also being investigated in rapes in Nevada, Lo ... More >>
An 18-year-old shot two people at a Christmas party in Tempe yesterday, killing one, after getting kicked out of the party twice, police say.According to court documents obtained by New Times, Daniel Taylor was asked to leave the party because he wasn't invited, but returned wearing a clown mask, an ... More >>
For the second time in as many years, a teacher at Tempe High School is accused of having sex with an underage student.This time, police arrested 26-year-old Joel Calderon, a student of Arizona State University's education program who was a student-teacher in the high school's math department.
Skeletal remains found in a wash in Apache Junction may belong to 19-year-old Adrienne Salinas, a Tempe resident who's been missing since June, police say.Although Tempe Police Sergeant Michael Pooley says the remains were found on August 6, members of several police agencies and the FBI are current ... More >>
The man who has grabbed the butts of three women inside Tempe grocery stores has been linked to a fourth attack.Police in Gilbert and Tempe are now working together on the case, as a fourth woman has come forward, detailing her run-in with the butt-grabber at a Target store in Gilbert.
The woman whose body was found naked and beaten in a Tempe neighborhood last week has been identified as 23-year-old Annovedwin Begay-Barakzai, and police believe her live-in boyfriend, 27-year-old Douglas Ray George, killed her.He was arrested on a second-degree murder charge.
A 20-year-old Arizona State University student in the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity was dumped at a hospital by his "friends" after a tequila-drinking contest, which nearly killed the student, who had a .47 blood-alcohol level.Tempe Police Sergeant Michael Pooley tells New Times that the student, w ... More >>
A 19-year-old Arizona State University sophomore was found dead in her Tempe apartment yesterday, according to police.The student's name hasn't been released at this point, but police believe 22-year-old Luis Soltero, the woman's boyfriend, murdered her.
Andrew Kent, who police say admitted to his frat friends and to the father of a victim that he threw a bottle of Everclear into a bonfire that burned two women at a party, pleaded not guilty this morning to throwing said booze into fire. The two women burned by the flaming Everclear have permanent s ... More >>
Two women burned by a bottle of Everclear flung into a fire will have permanent scarring, and frat boy Andrew Kent, who is believed by police to be the tosser of said bottle, was noted in a police report as not displaying any remorse toward victims. Kent allegedly threw the bottle into a fire at a f ... More >>
Tempe police arrested ASU student Andrew Kent Monday after he allegedly tossed a bottle of liquor into a backyard bonfire, which exploded and burned two women. One of the victims was a 17-year-old girl and prospective student visiting ASU, scoping out the school to see if it was a place she'd like t ... More >>
After searching an additional area of the Salt River basin for 19-year-old ASU freshman Jack Culolias, Tempe police finished their search of the area Friday evening, almost one full week after Culolias was last seen at Tempe Marketplace.Investigators had finished the search on Thursday, but were bac ... More >>
The search for 19-year-old ASU freshman Jack Culolias -- who hasn't been seen since Friday -- ended last night.The search then started again this morning, as Tempe police Sergeant Michael Pooley says in an e-mail to media that police received a call last night about an "object, resembling a person's ... More >>
A red shoe that appears to belong to 19-year-old ASU freshman Jack Culolias remains the only sign of the missing fraternity pledge since he was last seen Friday night.See also:-ASU Freshman Jack Culolias Has Been Missing Since Friday Night