A car fire in north Phoenix this morning actually turned out to be a suicide attempt.A Phoenix police spokesman says there was no vehicle accident, and the driver just set himself on fire, near Pinnacle Peak Road and 49th Avenue.
A 17-year-old national boxing champion who was training for the 2016 Olympics has died.Phoenix police say Alexis Urbina-Ochoa's death is currently being treated as a homicide, although the autopsy results still aren't in.
Phoenix police are currently searching for a man who doused his girlfriend in gasoline and set her on fire this weekend.Police Sergeant Trent Crump says the woman was burned over 30 percent of her body, and she was heard "screaming for help."
A Phoenix man turned himself into police headquarters this morning and admitted he was involved in the hit-and-run collision that killed an 11-year-old boy this weekend.Mabior Ding, 32, had an anti-theft device on his vehicle that he failed to remove before putting the car in reverse, thus being una ... More >>
An angry lover tried to kidnap and kill his ex-boyfriend from a local Jamba Juice, and later shot himself at a hospital. The 28-year-old suspect (police have not released any names) had been arrested last month and was in court earlier that day, Phoenix PD spokesman Trent Crump says. Cops pick ... More >>
A 17-year-old was shot and killed yesterday after he and his friends burglarized a neighbor's home in Tolleson, according to Phoenix police.The fatal shot was delivered from the homeowner's gun, but It wasn't the homeowner who shot the boy -- police say a 15-year-old girl who helped burglarize the n ... More >>
Despite what you may have heard, cops in the Phoenix area aren't on an active "manhunt" for former Los Angeles cop Christopher Dorner.Phoenix police Sergeant Trent Crump tells New Times that police have received a couple calls over the past few days, but nothing "anywhere near credible."
A man driving with a 5-year-old child was shot and killed by Phoenix cops last night, becoming the subject of Phoenix Police Department's third officer-involved shooting in the past three days.According to Phoenix police Sergeant Trent Crump, the man -- whose name hasn't been released -- was fatally ... More >>
With the possible exception of a squirt gun, pointing just about any type of gun at a police officer will get you shot.That also goes for 39-year-old Chuckie Stowers, whom police say was shot and killed by Phoenix Police Department officers after pointing a BB gun -- which Stowers allegedly was in t ... More >>
Phoenix police Officer Pete Bennett was shot six times last night after confronting someone he thought was suspicious near 21st and Georgia avenues.Police Chief Daniel Garcia said today that Bennett's "extremely lucky" to be alive, although the four-year veteran still has some surgeries to go throug ... More >>
A construction worker died yesterday morning at the still-ruined former mansion of "Burning Man" Michael Marin, who torched the house at 71 Biltmore Estates Drive in July, 2009.Phoenix police Sergeant Trent Crump tells New Times that a man working for the home's new owner was crushed by a large, rol ... More >>
Phoenix police have identified Joshua Ruzsa, 19, as the victim in a fatal fall that was the result of bee attack yesterday at Camelback Mountain. Ruzsa's Facebook site says he was a 2011 graduate of the E-Institute in Surprise, attended Glendale Community College and was preparing to enter U.S. Mar ... More >>
Phoenix Police arrested now-former fellow officer Christopher J. Wilson last night for alleged sexual misconduct with two teenage boys. Wilson admitted to having improper sexual relationships with a 14-year-old boy and a 17-year-old boy, according to Phoenix police Sergeant Trent Crump. An investi ... More >>
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Arizona Cannabis Society, a medical-marijuana caregiver collective featured prominently in a March New Times blog post, was raided today by Phoenix police.Founder Bill Hayes is still being detained, cops say. However, police have no intention of booking anyone into jail today, says Phoenix Police Se ... More >>
On Saturday night, the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office raided a Phoenix cockfight, arresting 40 people -- 17 of them alleged to be illegal immigrants.One of those alleged illegal immigrants, 43-year-old Pedro Reyes-Lopez, was identified as the owner of the house, which earned him a big mugshot i ... More >>
Phoenix cops have been working since Saturday to find Juan Garcia -- who's accused of killing his girlfriend's 2-year-old son late Friday night -- and police say the leads have been scarce as of yet."We're going to track him down -- it's just a matter of when," Phoenix Sergeant Trent Crump tells New ... More >>
Phoenix Officer Armando RamirezPhoenix police confirmed this afternoon that one of its own is facing felony domestic violence charges stemming from an incident at his Casa Grande home over the weekend.In addition to being a Phoenix police officer, Armando Ramirez is a reserve in the United States ... More >>
Also known as El Mirage, Arizona.In the wake of the national media attention his office has received over hundreds of botched sex-crime investigations, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has made no secret that there are "other local agencies" who absolutely suck at investigating sex crimes, too. ... More >>
Phoenix Sergeant Sean Drenth committed suicide -- according to the Medical Examiner, that is.Tomorrow, the Maricopa County Medical Examiner's Office officially will rule that the bizarre shooting death of Phoenix Sergeant Sean Drenth was a suicide -- more than a year after Drenth' ... More >>
Phoenix police were forced to use pepper-spray on a group of demonstrators protesting the American Legislative Exchange Council at the Westin Kierland Resort and Spa in northeast Phoenix this afternoon when the activists raised a little hell in front of the resort.In at least one instance, a prot ... More >>
James King City taxpayers have shelled out over $200,000 so this chick can walk carry a sign calling Jan Brewer a "lying whore."The occupation of downtown Phoenix may not have shut down Wall Street (shocking, we know), but it's definitely putting a burden on city resources -- to the tune o ... More >>
www.quickmeme.com Contrary to the rhetoric of the religious right, they're not at the Super Bowl.The 2015 Super Bowl is coming to Phoenix, and if you believe the rhetoric from the self-righteous religious-advocacy groups, so are swarms of underage hookers looking to cash in on the testoste ... More >>
A Phoenix woman is dead after apparently running herself over with her own vehicle in what police are describing as a tragic "accident."Phoenix police say they found the body of 33-year-old Mendy E. Brooks pinned underneath her SUV in the middle of the road in a neighborhood near Campbell Drive a ... More >>
www.craigslist.comThe skull of a human child that, until yesterday, was for sale on Craigslist has been turned over to authorities, Phoenix police confirm to New Times.Phoenix Sergeant Trent Crump told New Times yesterday that there is nothing illegal about possessing a human skull "unless you&nb ... More >>
MCSOJeffrey Hendershott, son of ousted former MCSO Chief Deputy Dave Hendershott, stopped for DUI...again.Phoenix police confirm to New Times that for the second time in two weeks, Jeffrey Hendershott, the son of ousted former MCSO Chief Deputy Dave Hendershott, was arrested for DUI.The kicker: t ... More >>
Phoenix police say a homeless man was found dead in a vacant Maryvale home last night, and it's unclear how he died.Phoenix Sergeant Trent Crump says the body of the transient man was found last night in a vacant home in the 1900 block of 69th Avenue.
A demolition crew tearing down the old Jockey Club building at 2200 East Highland Avenue found human skeletal remains this morning.This is the third skeleton found in Phoenix since March, when two sets of human bones were found in Phoenix in less than 24 hours.According to Phoenix police, a crane ... More >>
Phoenix Police Department If you know someone who looks like this and may have been driving a Ford Expedition in late February, call police.The Phoenix Police Department has released a sketch of the man cops believe is responsible for the bizarre February murder of a Phoenix woman.About 2 ... More >>
Alexander's bad day doesn't compare to the day 29-year-old Michael Trevino had yesterday.If a day that includes getting charged with the murder of one of your buddies after he was shot by police during a botched home invasion, getting attacked by a police dog, and getting shot by cops, isn' ... More >>
Alexcia Salsberry was fatally shot while driving with a friend early Sunday morning.Since our prior post on the bizarre murder of a Phoenix woman over the weekend, the Phoenix Police Department has identified the make of a vehicle believed to have been used in the shooting.According to Phoenix po ... More >>
A man killed during a shootout at a Phoenix bar early yesterday morning has been identified as 27-year-old Pedro Sanchez Galvan. The man who shot him, however, remains on the loose.Phoenix police spokesman Sergeant Trent Crump says the investigation into the shooting is ongoing, but, at the momen ... More >>
Melissa Pacheco faces 69 counts of abusing vulnerable adults.UPDATED: The Arizona Department of Health Services got back to us. Click here for update.Three assisted living facilities in Phoenix have been shut down -- and the owner of the facilities has been arrested -- after cops noticed they mor ... More >>
Phoenix PoliceSeen these guys? Give Phoenix PD a jingle.Phoenix police are searching for three men who robbed a CVS Pharmacy of more than 5,000 prescription pills early Thursday morning. Police say most of the approximately 5,200 pills taken from the pharmacy were OxyContin, a powerful painki ... More >>
Sergeant Sean DrenthMore than a month after more than two dozen Phoenix cops were ordered to turn their DNA over to investigators so it could be compared to DNA recovered at the scene of the death of Sergeant Sean Drenth, there are still no definitive answers -- and none are expected for several ... More >>
Christopher SmithChristopher Smith, the former chief of staff for the state Senate found shot to death Saturday, had a history of drug use and other "bizarre" and "erratic" behavior , court records show.We hate to say it, but we called this one -- which is why on Monday we asked Phoenix Police Se ... More >>
www.flickr.comA hiker found a dead body on Camelback Mountain on Sunday, which is where it remained until this morning -- even though police were called to the scene yesterday afternoon.Phoenix Police Department spokesman Trent Crump tells New Times the body was left on the mountain overnight bec ... More >>
Karla Gabriela Lizzaraga-SanchezPhoenix isn't the kidnapping capital of the United States for nothing. We get that wrap because...well...a lot of kidnappings happen in the Valley -- as pointed out in the New Times feature "Seized." Check it out here.A Phoenix teen is the latest victim of this cit ... More >>
Phoenix PD Daniel Garcia was last seen on May 6, 2005. Today, his wife admitted to playing a role in his murderPhoenix police arrested a woman today who they say is responsible for the 2005 murder of her then-79-year-old husband -- a veteran of both the Army and Navy and father of what pol ... More >>
Valley canal paths have become a fairly popular venue for doom and gloom as of late, with a Tempe man found either murdered or a suicide victim a few weeks ago and the stabbing and robbery of a Phoenix man yesterday morning.Phoenix police Sergeant Trent Crump tells New Times that about 10 a.m ... More >>
Phoenix Police DepartmentDr. Galen Johnson is the second Valley doctor in less than a week to be accused of sexually abusing one of his patients.For the second time in less than a week, a Valley doctor has been arrested for allegedly sexually abusing one of his patients.While it's not the same do ... More >>
We just got word from the Phoenix Police Department that it's arrested one of its own. We don't have too many of the details at the moment but PPD spokesman Trent Crump says he plans to address the media within the hour.
Phoenix police officer Brian Authement. Sweet hoops, dudePhoenix police have finally identified the officer who allegedly roughed up Phoenix City Councilman Michael Johnson early this morning and police officials say he will remain on duty -- for now, anyways.Brian Authement, 27, is the officer b ... More >>
Despite being millions of dollars in debt, Valley governments are giving some employees hefty bonuses. At least three Valley cities -- Mesa, Phoenix, and Glendale -- will pay out more than $18 million in combined bonuses, despite expectations that there will be more layoff ... More >>
www.fugly.comA Phoenix man was arrested Monday night after two children under his care got burned while playing with a fire in the man's backyard.The Phoenix Fire Department was called to a house near 83rd Avenue and west Buckeye Road, where there were reports of a burn victim.When fire uni ... More >>
A new note, the Biltmore fire, the U.S. Attorney General