Hot Links: Smugglers, Stabbings, and Ale

Chandler police are looking for a suspect in a car-theft case who stole a pickup truck and took the owner for a ride in the back. The truck owner, 17-year-old Edgar Campos, was taken through a red light at an intersection before he was ordered out of the vehicle near Queen Creek and Price roads. The suspect is described as a Native American man between 25 and 35 years old...Tonapah resident Glenn Allen White, 47, faces animal-cruelty charges after Maricopa County Sheriff's deputies arrived at his home and found a horse that had to be euthanized. A veterinarian evaluated the horse and determined it suffered from severe malnutrition and dehydration. White was booked on two felony animal-cruelty charges and a charge of animal neglect...

Prescott police arrested a man they say stabbed a bar bouncer over a $5 cover charge. Jose Luis Ortiz, 61, refused to pay the cover at the Bird Cage Saloon, and when the bouncer denied him entry, Ortiz reportedly stabbed him twice. He's been booked into the Camp Verde jail on attempted-homicide charges...The owner of Chandler brewery San Tan Brewing Company has agreed to change the name of his Sun Devil Ale, after Arizona State University threatened legal action. ASU teams and students are called Sun Devils, and brewery owner Anthony Canecchia says he received a letter from an ASU attorney informing him the university had exclusive rights to the name Sun Devil. Canecchia says he's having a contest to rename Sun Devil Ale...The car belonging to an Arizona mother who reportedly threatened her baby's life has been found in Texas, but her baby is still missing. Eight-month-old Gabriel Johnson was last seen in San Antonio with his mother, Elizabeth Johnson of Tempe. Johnson's Oldsmobile was found in the parking lot of a San Antonio hotel on Tuesday, but Johnson has refused to tell authorities where the baby is.

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Niki D'Andrea has covered subjects including drug culture, women's basketball, pirate radio stations, Scottsdale staycations, and fine wine. She has worked at both New Times and Phoenix Magazine, and is now a freelancer.
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