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Flagstaff Police Tow Snowplow Blockers

Flagstaff, Ariz., police are cracking down on drivers who park on the streets and block snowplows during storms. Nearly three dozen people had their vehicles towed away during the weekend’s snow storm at the request of frustrated city snowplow drivers …

Arizona Police Arrest Suspects in Tow Truck Sting

On December 11, 2012, a two-year collaborative criminal investigation, led by the Mesa Police Department, came to a successful conclusion with the arrest of several suspects and service of four search warrants at various valley locations. In 2010, the police …

Payment Schedule for Wallow Fire Restitution

Two cousins who accidentally started Arizona’s largest wildfire will have to begin paying more than $3.7 million in restitution next year. U.S. Magistrate Mark Aspey outlined the payment schedule in an order issued late Monday. Caleb Malboeuf must make minimum …

Arizona Authorities Recover $1.5M in Stolen Copper

Authorities recovered $1.5 million in copper plates that were stolen from the Asarco plant in Hayden. Arizona Department of Public Safety spokesman Carrick Cook says the case began in late September with the recovery of $300,000 in copper plates that …

Arizona Sheriff Gets Funding to Investigate Serious Crashes

Arizona’s Maricopa County Sheriff’s vehicular crimes unit has received a $30,000 grant award from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety to investigate fatal, life threatening and/or serious injury traffic collisions. The grant is specifically intended to enhance the investigation of …

Former Arizona Constable Sentenced in Arson Case

A former Tempe, Ariz., constable accused of burning down his home for insurance money has been sentenced to four months in jail and two years of supervised probation. Maricopa County prosecutors say 31-year-old Jonathan Harold Irwin Levenson was sentenced Tuesday …

Arizona Police Investigate Multiple Car Fires

Police in the Phoenix suburbs of Chandler and Mesa say they’re trying to track down an arsonist who torched five cars and targeted several others. Chandler police spokesman Sgt. Joe Favazzo says fires destroyed four cars in rapid succession starting …

Arizona County Ends Probe Into Flooding in Anthem

An investigation by Maricopa County has ended into how a rainstorm severely flooded parts of the community of Anthem, Ariz., last month. County spokeswoman Cari Gerchick tells The Arizona Republic that the county concluded the July 31 storm in Anthem …

New Child Booster Seat Law To Take Effect in Arizona

Each year, hundreds of children are injured or killed on Arizona’s roadways as a result of improper use of a safety seat or no use of a safety seat at all. Beginning Aug. 2, Arizona’s new booster seat provision will …

Arizona City’s Radio System Gets Boost From New Tower

A new radio tower at the top of Thompson Peak near Scottsdale, Ariz., gives the city an opportunity to improve its public safety network. The Scottsdale City Council approved an agreement earlier this month with the Department of Public Safety …