One suspect is in custody and Glendale police are searching for the other in last week's robbery of a Salvation Army location. Glendale police investigators believe 38 year old Mark Dollar and 52 year old John Bardy broke into the church on December 2nd. They say the two men are suspected of stealing several items including a safe containing more than $1700 in cash plus a laptop computer and a karaoke machine. The money that was stolen had been collected by Salvation Army bell ringers. Police say they identified the two suspects using surveillance footage. Dollar was arrested on December 5th but officers still are looking for Bardy.Read More »
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The Holidays are a festive time of year and a thief's favorite time of year. While shoppers flock to the malls and shopping centers, so do burglars with a shopping list of their own. They want into your cars to get whatever they can and they will stop at almost nothing to do it.
They simply open an unlocked door, break a window, or jimmy the handle to get inside. The Yuma Police Department says typically burglars look for the following items: Phone chargers, computer connector cables, docking stations, after market stereo/CD players, MP3 players, GPS units, cell phones, wallets, purses, and shopping bags with merchandise, mail, and anything else that may be of value. Do not forget Read More »
Officials say the cost of cleaning up a gasoline spill in the community of Fountain Hills has reached $500,000. A ruptured United Petroleum Transports tanker spilled 2300 gallons of gasoline at a drive-thru between restaurants on November 17th. The company says the tanker collided with a large trash bin enclosure, causing the rupture and spill. Town Manager Ken Buchanan tells The Arizona Republic that United Petroleum Transports plans to reimburse the town for that cost and has hired a business to handle remediation.Read More »
With the rough roll-out of the healthcare marketplaces, some senior citizens are raising concerns about the Affordable Care Act. But a new report finds that for them, it has led to more benefits – without more obligations. Author Jon Bailey with the Center for Rural Affairs says most of the provisions that directly affect seniors have been in effect since 2010, and they center around enhanced benefits in terms of preventive care and treatment.
Bailey says these added benefits are especially important in rural areas, where the population is older and residents generally receive fewer medical screenings and preventive care procedures. More than 800,000 Arizonans are covered by M Read More »
Lawyers in the racial profiling case against the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office face a deadline today for recommending who should be appointed to monitor the agency's operations to ensure it is not making unconstitutional arrests. The recommendations are being made to US District Judge Murray Snow, who will ultimately select a monitor for Sheriff Joe Arpaio's office. Attorneys on both sides were asked to agree on a candidate for the post. If lawyers cannot agree on a prospect, each side must recommend three candidates for the job. Snow concluded in a May ruling that the agency has systematically singled out Latinos in its immigration patrols and that deputies unreasonably prol Read More »
United States Border Patrol agents from the Wellton Station arrested four men and seized three bundles of marijuana – 152 pounds worth an estimated $76,000 and other contraband in the Cabeza Prieta Mountains Thursday. Agents on patrol discovered three makeshift burlap backpacks containing marijuana hidden under rocks at the base of the mountains. As agents continued searching the surrounding area, they found four men hiding under a black plastic tarp. The men, all Mexican nationals, had illegally entered the United States. One of the men was also in possession of a two-way radio. All subjects were arrested, transported to the Wellton Station, and later turned over to the Drug Enforcement Read More »
Border Patrol agents from Blythe Station seized a cache of weapons and other contraband after performing a traffic stop near Blythe. Agents became suspicious of a 2013 Ford Taurus while performing a traffic stop in the Blythe area and conducted an immigration stop on I-10 near Lovkin Boulevard.
Agents received consent to search the vehicle. Located in the trunk of the car were 13 handguns and three AR-15 type rifles, along with nearly one gram of cocaine, over three grams of heroin, five high-capacity magazines, and ammunition. The driver and passenger, weapons, narcotics, magazines, and ammunition were turned over to the Blythe Narcotics Enforcement Team.
Lemon producers in the Yuma area are now having a good season after many years of struggling to compete in a global market. The Yuma Daily Sun reports that producers in the Yuma area were benefiting from higher lemon prices and favorable growing conditions. The improving prospects for Yuma's lemon producers come as weather conditions in two of the world's major citrus producing countries led to a global squeeze on the supply of lemons. Argentina is the fourth largest lemon producer in the world. Trees in that country's biggest lemon producing region were exposed to extended periods of icy temperatures for several days in late July.Read More »
A former Coocpah Police Chief has been cleared of any wrongdoing in an incident in which he shot and killed one person. James Spuregon had been investigated since the October 25th shooting death of 25-year-old Joshua Collins. Joe Franklin of the Yuma Police Department says the investigation has concluded.Read More »
The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office has released the name of the victim killed in a pedestrian-vehicle accident last week. 26 year old Roy Darrel Williams the Second of Yuma was killed on Saturday as he was walking on Highway 95 near Avenue 3E. Police say a white 2012 Nissan Armada driven by 57 year old Henry Ghiotto of Winterhaven was traveling eastbound on Highway 95 from Avenue 3E. Williams was pronounced deceased at the scene. Police are still seeking Ghiotto.Read More »