Phoenix Crime

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  • One killed, another injured in Phoenix shooting

    6 hrs ago | via The Arizona Republic 

    Phoenix police and fire officials were working the scene of a fatal shooting late Saturday night near I-17 and Glendale Avenue. One killed, another injured in Phoenix shooting Phoenix police and fire officials were working the scene of a fatal shooting late Saturday night near I-17 and Glendale Avenue.

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  • FD: 1 dead, 1 hospitalized after W. PHX shooting

    7 hrs ago | via ABC15.com 

    Fire Weather Warning issued April 22 at 2:37PM MST expiring April 23 at 7:00PM MST in effect for: Coconino Fire Weather Warning issued April 22 at 2:37PM MST expiring April 23 at 7:00PM MST in effect for: Apache, Coconino, Navajo Fire Weather Watch issued April 22 at 2:37PM MST expiring April 24 at 8:00PM MST in effect for: Apache, Coconino, Navajo Fire Weather Watch issued April 22 at 3:56AM MST expiring April 23 at 7:00PM MST in effect for: Apache, Coconino, Navajo According to a Phoenix fire spokesperson, one person was pronounced dead at the scene and a second victim is hospitalized in critical condition.

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  • Man held in fatal Phoenix shooting from 2015

    Yesterday | via The Arizona Republic 

    Police say they developed probable cause to arrest Aaron Juan Saucedo as a suspect in the murder of 61-year-old Raul Romero. Man held in fatal Phoenix shooting from 2015 Police say they developed probable cause to arrest Aaron Juan Saucedo as a suspect in the murder of 61-year-old Raul Romero.

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  • 'Nothing's changed': Phoenix producer looks at contr...

    Friday | via The Arizona Republic 

    Phoenix producer David Van Wie debuted his new documentary, "Detroit Under S.T.R.E.S.S.," in Phoenix Thursday, hoping to spark a conversation about community policing. 'Nothing's changed': Phoenix producer looks at controversial policing tactics of yesterday and today Phoenix producer David Van Wie debuted his new documentary, "Detroit Under S.T.R.E.S.S.," in Phoenix Thursday, hoping to spark a conversation about community policing.

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  • 'Person of interest' in custody in Phoenix 'Serial S...

    Friday | via KOLD-TV Tucson 

    PHOENIX - Multiple sources tell CBS 5 Investigates that Phoenix police have a person in custody who they are calling a "person of interest" in the Maryvale street shooter case. The person was arrested on unrelated charges this week.

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  • PD: Arrest made in 2015 'cold case' murder

    Friday | via ABC15.com 

    Phoenix police have arrested a man for a 2015 'cold case' homicide in central Phoenix, after using ballistic evidence to link him to the crime. Police report that on April 19 they arrested 23-year-old Aaron Juan Saucedo for the murder of 61-year-old Raul Romero.

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  • Serial armed robber sought in Phoenix, Tempe

    Friday | via The Arizona Republic 

    Serial armed robber sought in Phoenix, Tempe Silent Witness has released video from several robberies in hopes of finding the man. Check out this story on azcentral.com: http://azc.cc/2pLc4ap Video provided by Silent Witness shows a man wanted in connection with at least five armed robberies in Phoenix and Tempe.

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  • Court records: Man was burned alive in car trunk in ...

    Tuesday Apr 18 | via The Arizona Republic 

    Court records: Man was burned alive in car trunk in Phoenix Court documents give details of the night that led to the death of 40-year-old Dustin Jones. Check out this story on azcentral.com: http://azc.cc/2pzBdok At 9:02 p.m. on March 29, Dustin Jones texted a friend that things were "getting weird.

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  • Convicted Phoenix sex offender arrested in new sex c...

    Tuesday Apr 18 | via The Arizona Republic 

    Phoenix Police Department arrested Joshua Snyder, 34, who was on probation after his 2014 conviction for committing sex crimes against minors. Convicted Phoenix sex offender arrested in new sex crimes against minors PHOENIX -- Phoenix Police Department arrested Joshua Snyder, 34, who was on probation after his 2014 conviction for committing sex crimes against minors.

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  • Someone allegedly broke into Drake's house and drank...

    Tuesday Apr 18 | via The New Zealand Herald 

    The Hotline Bling hitmaker wasn't home when a member of his staff found a 24-year-old woman in one of the bedrooms, wearing one of the rapper's hoodies, at 10.30pm on April 3. According to TMZ, after police were called, the unnamed intruder told officers she had permission to enter, which she didn't, and confessed to taking Pepsi, Sprite, and Fiji water. It is unclear how long she had been inside the house, or how long she was in there as there were no signs of forced entry.

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  • PD: Man found in trunk of car was burned alive

    Tuesday Apr 18 | via ABC15.com 

    Police say 40-year-old Dustin Jones was found dead in the truck of his own car in north Phoenix late last month. Police are continuing to search for the suspects in connection to the incident.

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  • Drake fan found inside his California home: Report

    Tuesday Apr 18 | via 24 Hours 

    Drake performs on the Coachella stage during day 2 of the Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Club on April 15, 2017 in Indio, California. One of the rapper's entourage reportedly walked into his California mansion at 10:30pm local time on 3 April and found a 24-year-old woman, who hasn't been named, wearing one of the One Dance singer's hooded sweaters in one of the bedrooms, according to TMZ.com .

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  • Drake robbed by thirsty thief

    Tuesday Apr 18 | via Anniston Star 

    The 'Hotline Bling' hitmaker wasn't home when a member of his staff found a 24-year-old woman in one of the bedrooms, wearing one of the rapper's hoodies, at around 10.30pm on April 3. According to TMZ, after police were called, the unnamed intruder told officers she had permission to enter, which she didn't, and confessed to taking Pepsi, Sprite, and Fiji water. It is unclear how long she had been inside the house, or how long she was in there as there were no signs of forced entry.

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  • PD: Man tries to run over ex-girlfriend

    Monday Apr 17 | via ABC15.com 

    A Phoenix man was arrested in North Phoenix for aggravated assault after he allegedly drove his truck at his ex-girlfriend and her new boyfriend and then ran over their bicycles. Police report that on March 18, James John Hadges, age 55, tried to run over his ex-girlfriend and her new boyfriend with his truck near 7th Street and Union Hills Drive as they were riding their bicycles.

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  • AZ man sentenced for fatal Colorado robbery

    Saturday Apr 15 | via ABC15.com 

    The first of four Arizona men charged in a home invasion robbery that led to the shooting death of a Colorado college student has been sentenced to 17 years in prison. The Durango Herald reports Daniel Nelson Wright of Phoenix was sentenced Friday after pleading guilty to burglary as part of a plea agreement.

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  • Wrong-way crash kills 3 in Phoenix

    Friday Apr 14 | via WAND-TV Decatur 

    An early morning wrong-way collision on a Phoenix freeway killed three young adults, the latest such wreck that has state officials trying to find ways to prevent the resulting deaths and injuries typically caused... An early morning wrong-way collision on a Phoenix freeway killed three young adults, the latest such wreck that has state officials trying to find ways to prevent the resulting deaths and injuries typically caused by impairment. Authorities say flames ripped across the roof of the Bellagio's shops and restaurants on the Las Vegas Strip as tourists watched the nighttime fire reflected in the iconic fountain show.

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  • Phoenix-Area Sikhs Adopting a New PR Strategy to Com...

    Friday Apr 14 | via Phoenix New Times 

    Four days after September 11, 2001, Balbir Singh Sodhi was outside the Chevron station he owned in Mesa tending to his flowerbed when Francisco Silva Roque pulled up and fired several shots, killing Sodhi instantly. In the days that followed, it became clear that Roque, a 42-year-old airplane machinist, had been seeking revenge for 9/11 .

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  • Arizona lawmaker allegedly assaulted by husband

    Friday Apr 14 | via WICU12 Erie 

    The husband of the House Minority Leader in the Arizona Legislature has been arrested following a fight with his wife, Democrat Rebecca Rios. Phoenix police say Vandon Jenerette, 47, is facing misdemeanor charges of assault, unlawful imprisonment and preventing cell phone use during an emergency, Officers responded to a home near 32nd Street and Baseline Road just before 6 p.m. on Tuesday for a report of a family fight.

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  • Peoria police arrest suspect in homicide, robbery

    Thursday Apr 13 | via The Arizona Republic 

    Peoria police have arrested a man suspected in a homicide and robbery that occurred Wednesday at a clothing store in Peoria, officials said. Peoria police arrest suspect in homicide, robbery Peoria police have arrested a man suspected in a homicide and robbery that occurred Wednesday at a clothing store in Peoria, officials said.

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  • Drake Fan Found Inside His Home - Report

    Sep 1, 2013 | via WENN Blog 

    A woman was reportedly found in one of the bedrooms in Drake's house earlier this month. One of the rapper's entourage reportedly walked into his California mansion at 10:30pm local time on 3 April and found a 24-year-old woman, who hasn't been named, wearing one of the One Dance singer's hooded sweaters in one of the bedrooms, according to TMZ.com.

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Phoenix Law

What are my options if my ex was charged with 2 counts of DUI?
My ex was charged with 2 counts of DUI March 2016, as well as 3 counts reckless driving in August 2016. She was on her way to pick up the kids from school for the DUI. I just found out about this. I petitioned for modification in February of this year.
Great question! To determine what your options are, your best route is to talk to a private criminal defense attorney...
What are my chances of getting a felony agg dui in AZ reduced to a misdemeanor
I was going through a divorce and both my siblings had passed away. I made a mistake they said my license was suspended. There was no accident or property damage no one got hurt. I completed 30 day inpatient treatment and changed my life. Does any of that matter? They want me to do four months for one dui!!
You should consult your public defender or a private criminal defense attorney. The State has the burden to prove...
Will a second misdemeanor DUI allow a certified pharmacy technician to renew a Arizona Pharmacy Technician License?
The first misdemeanor DUI happened in 2012, but was able to renew the AZ technician license at the end of the same year. Without any issues. The second misdemeanor DUI happened in November 2016, and AZ technician license renewal is due on september 2017. Does the Arizona Board of Pharmacy have a strict code of conduct that barres DUI convictions from RENEWING tech licenses?
You have some homework to do which is look up the restrictions, prohibitions of the Arizona Board/state law. Just...
I was arrested for dui and refused breath they took blood
I was pulled to side of road cause I was lost using my map quest when a dps officer pulled behind me. He asked for license and registration I told him I had a suspended license. He said I had to do a field test he said I failed and I refused the breath. He told me I had to do a blood test I bailed out on Monday and today they said the district attorney has dropped charges due to lack of evidence. I'm not sure what to do?
Although they have dropped the charges, you should consult with local DUI attorney. There is an administrative end...
Does Kansas DUI Diversion need to be included on employment application for the State of Arizona
The application says: "ALL QUESTIONS MUST BE ANSWERED TRUTHFULLY AND COMPLETELY. "Crime" as used in this section means any and all felonies, misdemeanors and serious driving offenses including, but not limited to, driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor ("DUI") or drugs, extreme DUI, reckless driving, aggressive driving, racing/ exhibition of speed, excessive (criminal) speed, leaving the scene of an accident, driving on a suspended, revoked or refused license or any other driving offense that is a misdemeanor (i.e., possible penalty for conviction includes imprisonment or jail time). "Crime" does not include minor (civil) traffic offenses. Since a diversion is not a conviction should it be listed under this criteria?
Where is the rest of the question? They probably asked if you were ever charged or convicted. You were charged if you...
What Arizona MVD consequences will there be for taking a TSS class in order to comply with an out of state DUI probation term?
Arrested for DUI in another state (live in AZ), entered their diversion program (which this state provides for DUI) late last year. The state requires an alcohol safety 12.5 hour class but will accept Arizonas TSS. My DL was not suspended as a result of the diversion plea. My concern is that when completion of TSS is reported to Arizona DOT, my license may get suspended and I will be ordered to get ignition interlock.
It will really depend on what the terms of the diversion plea are from the other state. If it was not an actual DUI...
Can you gain legal residence if you were deported in 2006 in AZ for DUI?
My father was deported for DUI in 2006. My siblings and I are all adults, the youngest is 18. My father was asked not to enter the US for 10 years and has lived in Mexico since. Is there a chance he can gain legal residence in AZ? He is alone in Mexico, all of our family is in the US.
Yes, although you will need the assistance of an attorney. Success will depend on whether this was a "simple" DUI (no...