A group of men dressed up like a SWAT team and armed with assault rifles robbed and kidnapped three people connected to a pot-selling scheme last month in Litchfield Park. One of the terrified victims jumped from the trunk of a Jaguar going 60 mph while being taken to a desert location. The victim ... More >>
A radio host from a Tucson radio station that describes itself as talk from the "right" posted a photo online of what the host calls proof of "elitist hypocrisy"-- former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords holding a so-called assault rifle.That host, as well as the right-wing Breitbart.com posted the ... More >>
Attention: if you hid your guns, ammo, grenades, and "high explosives" in the desert near State Route 87, you're not very good at hiding things.Hikers found the aforementioned items in the past couple of days, and the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office and a pair of federal agencies are now utilizing ... More >>
Yesterday, we reported two incredibly dumb decisions made by people trying to fly out of Valley airports.One person decided to pack a grenade in their luggage at the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, while another, at Sky Harbor International Airport, told TSA agents that his soda cans would detonate.Se ... More >>
A graduate of Red Mountain High School in Mesa is accused of trying to bomb a bank in Oakland, California, but his purportedly Taliban-connected partner was an undercover FBI agent.According to the FBI, 28-year-old Matthew Aaron Llaneza, now a resident of San Jose, California, wanted to make it look ... More >>
John Leonardo, Arizona U.S. Attorney, released a letter to the public today that expresses support for banning certain kinds of guns and requiring background checks for all sales of firearms. Leonardo begins his letter by explaining that the "political climate for a constructive discussion about gu ... More >>
The FBI has broken up a spy network based in Houston that "enhanced" the capabilities of the Russian military by exporting sensitive, U.S.-made electronics. Alexander Fishenko and 11 others have been charged with falsifying documents and generally fooling the U.S. Department of Commerce in the last ... More >>
Here's a tip -- if you're throwing away about a pound-and-a-half of meth, almost a pound of heroin, a few guns, and almost $20,000 in cash, also tossing pictures of yourself in there may not be the best idea.Abraham Ortega-Leyva learned that one the hard way.
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An assault rifle with loaded magazines and 40 pounds of marijuana are just some of the objects found during a clean-up of federal lands near the smuggling corridor of Interstate 8.Dennis Godfrey, spokesman for the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, says he'll try to find out exactly what type of weapon ... More >>
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio announced this morning that the murder of MCSO Deputy William Coleman was committed by the same man who murdered a New Hampshire couple near Sedona last week.The sheriff says the same weapon -- an AR-15 assault rifle firing "military-grade, green-tip" ammunition ... More >>
MCSO"Bozo"As predicted, it didn't take long for police to track down "Bozo," a member of the 18th Street East Side Posse street gang, who allegedly pulled a gun on a man in Goodyear last month.As you can see in his booking photo, "Bozo," a.k.a. Leo Rufus Rodriguez Jr., stands out a little bit."Bo ... More >>
The Pima County Attorney's Office on Tuesday cleared members of the county's SWAT Team for shooting at an ex-marine 71 times during a drug investigation that netted a total of one bag of marijuana.The ex-marine, 26-year-old Jose Guerena, was holding an AR-15 assault rifle when the SWAT Team buste ... More >>
Firing more than 70 shots at anyone might seem like overkill, but the Pima County Attorney's Office determined that the 71 shots the county's SWAT Team fired at 26-year-old Jose Guerena were justified.Guerena, an Iraq War veteran, was hit 22 times and killed in the hail of bullets, accor ... More >>
PCSOCops found this AK-47 in the victim's car. Holding it was the man's alleged kidnapper, 23-year-old Carlos Cervante-Lopez.A Pinal County man really didn't want to drive the man who'd just kidnapped him from Eloy to Phoenix early yesterday morning, which prompted him to jump from his own moving ... More >>
PCSOCayton Hart An alleged meth head was arrested on Friday after trying to sell some weed to a group of kids at the Pinal County Fair. The suspect didn't actually have any weed, but he did have a pocket full of crystal meth, an assault rifle, and a shotgun.About 10 p.m. Friday, a kid reported to ... More >>
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Arpaio follows Sheriff Babeu's lead on speaking before all the facts are in Last night CBS 5/KPHO reported that an eyewitness to a January 14 fatal shooting in Mesa by a Maricopa County Sheriff's Office deputy has disputed Sheriff Joe Arpaio's account of the incident.Miguel Hernandez, a neighbor of ... More >>
Just Another Day...J.T. Ready and a fellow neo-Nazi Harry Hughes on "illegal immigration patrol" in the Vekol ValleyI called Santa Cruz County Sheriff Tony Estrada Thursday about a report I'd read on the Website of NBC affiliate KVOA Tucson concerning four border crossers fired upon by two men weari ... More >>
FacebookScreenshot taken earlier today, showing neo-Nazi Harry Hughes as one of Gheen's "friends"Does it matter that one of William Gheen's Facebook buddies is a well-known Phoenix-area neo-Nazi, a neo-Nazi that likes to go out on "patrols" with wannabe stormtrooper J.T. Ready, totin' assault rifles ... More >>
A Pinal County Sheriff's Deputy was shot and wounded today by suspected drug runners smuggling an unknown quantity of marijuana through the desert. The Pinal County Sheriff's Office identified the injured Deputy as Louie Puroll, 53, a fifteen year veteran of the departm ... More >>
The Town of Buckeye needs a $250,000 armored vehicle like it needs another foreclosure sign -- but that's what it's getting thanks to federal largess. The federal Homeland Security department gave Buckeye a grant for the 8.5-ton Lenco Bearcat vehicle. It's supposed to arrive by May of next year, rep ... More >>
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Mink Rebellion: Reunited, and it feels so good.Nearly two years after dissapearing from the Valley music scene, Mink Rebellion is staging a one-night reunion on Friday, March 20, at the Clubhouse Music Venue. The alt-rock/power-pop fivesome made something of a splash during 2005/2006, landing ... More >>
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