CRIME & SAFETY
Employee reportedly shoots, kills co-worker at Glendale restaurant
One person is dead after a shooting at a Little Caesars near 43rd and Peoria avenues in Glendale Friday morning.
'He's a coward': Man sentenced for Efrain Escobar's murder
PHOENIX - It's evident inside the home of Raul Escobar, there's unconditional love for his son, Efrain Escobar. "He's a great kid, he was a leader, a great role model," he said. But on November 13, 2021, Efrain's future was taken in a QuikTrip parking lot near McDowell Road and...
Glendale mother devastated after rollover crash sent three kids to hospital
GLENDALE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) - A Glendale mother of three is devastated after a rollover crash sent her children to the hospital. Her 2-year-old has since been discharged, but her 6-year-old is still there, and her 2-month-old is in the ICU. The crash happened shortly after 12 p.m. on Monday at the intersection of 75th Avenue and Bethany Home Road. Glendale police say three vehicles were involved in the crash, and one car had three children inside.
Woman dies after being found unresponsive in Paradise Valley pool
PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz. — A woman has died after she was found unresponsive in a Paradise Valley pool on Friday, according to the Phoenix Fire Department. Firefighters were called to the area near 44th Street and Lincoln Drive. Upon arrival, they found the woman and removed her from the pool.
Little Caesars employee shoots, kills co-worker: police
A murder investigation is underway after shots were fired at a Phoenix pizza shop. FOX 10's Lindsey Ragas reports.
Mistress Arrested For Allegedly Shooting Death Of A Man In West Phoenix
The mistress of a valley man has been arrested and charged with his murder. Police believe that Rebecca Paulina Rodriguez, 30, allegedly shot and killed Adrian Cantu Silva, 32 after she dropped him off in front of his house near the corner of 43rd Avenue and Camelback Road on May 23.
Suspect arrested after deadly shooting under I-17 overpass in Phoenix
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) — Police have made an arrest in a shooting that left a man dead back in May, south of downtown Phoenix. Police arrested 36-year-old Billy Jameson on Thursday for the shooting death of 49-year-old Jose Estrada. The shooting happened on Sunday, May 21. Jameson reportedly pointed...
Phoenix firefighters put out hot spots of huge pallet fire
Phoenix firefighters are still cleaning up a huge fire in south Phoenix. Smoke could be seen for miles, and the area is still smoldering. No one was hurt, but several businesses have a long road ahead of them. FOX 10's Irene Snyder reports.
Suspects on the loose after crashing into Phoenix firearm store, stealing merchandise
PHOENIX — Large sheets of plywood stand in place of where Josh Kuk’s front windows and door used to be at his firearm store in Phoenix. “Our blood sweat and tears are really in this place,” Kuk said. Kuk opened Phoenix Gun Co. in 2020 and the...
Motorcyclist dead after crash in north Phoenix
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) — A motorcyclist is dead after colliding with a car in north Phoenix on Friday morning. Around 10:45 a.m., Phoenix police were called to the intersection of Cave Creek and Jomax roads for a motorcycle and car crash. Officers arrived and found 64-year-old Gerald Reece with serious injuries. He was taken to the hospital, where he later died.
'We're not going to stop shouting her name': Family, friends mourn 20-year-old mother killed in Glendale
Family and friends mourned and remembered 20-year-old Jordin "Miranda" Castillo on Wednesday evening after authorities say her ex-boyfriend broke into her Glendale apartment and fatally shot her over the weekend. Approximately 75 people gathered near South Mountain Park where they lit candles and wrote messages on balloons in marker. Various...
Four Arizonans sentenced for $24 million in fraudulent COVID aid payouts
(The Center Square) – Four individuals will be spending years behind bars for fraudulently obtaining tens of millions of dollars by posing as business owners asking for COVID-19 aid, a now-common finding nationwide. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Arizona District announced Thursday that Willie Mitchell, aka Blu Mitchell, 41, of Phoenix, Sean Swaringer, 57, of Peoria, Kimberly Coleman, 39, of Mesa, and Jason Coleman, 41, of Mesa, were sentenced for their parts in a network of fraudulent applications. ...
Mysterious series of fires along Tempe railroad tracks under investigation
TEMPE (3TV/CBS 5) - Smoke was in the air as crews extinguished multiple brush fires along railroad tracks in Tempe on Friday afternoon, and an investigation is underway to find out what sparked the flames. Around 2 p.m., Tempe firefighters were called to a grass fire on Cedar Street near...
Massive Blaze at Phoenix Scrapyard
A Phoenix scrapyard experienced a three-alarm fire as pallets ignited, prompting firefighters to adopt a defensive strategy. The cause of the fire and possible injuries remain undetermined.
Man arrested on suspicion of killing former gang member in Phoenix
A man was arrested Monday in Phoenix after police say he killed a former gang member to "become a member of the organization," court documents say. Timothy Bernal Jr., 25, was arrested on June 5 after Phoenix police conducted a lengthy investigation into a missing persons case that turned into a homicide investigation....
Stolen Ford F-150s from Michigan sold in Arizona with clean titles as part of million-dollar ploy
A string of new Ford F-150s stolen directly from holding lots in recent months has triggered a cascade of misfortune for customers, dealers, title companies and others across the Western United States, the USA TODAY Network has learned. The problems center on 14 such vehicles stolen late last year in metro Detroit that...
Impairment suspected in wrong-way crash on I-17 in north Phoenix
Impairment is suspected in a wrong-way crash early Friday morning near I-17 and Happy Valley Road in north Phoenix.
Man accused of stealing $100K in fragrances from East Valley stores
MESA, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) - A man is in custody after allegedly stealing over $100,000 of perfumes from multiple fragrance stores in Gilbert, Chandler, Queen Creek, and Phoenix. The thefts started in June 2022 when 37-year-old Jose Luis Acosta walked into an Ulta Beauty store near Baseline and Cooper roads, filled a pillowcase with $2959 worth of fragrances, and left the store without paying, court documents say. According to police, from Aug. 2022 - May 30, 2023, Acosta went to 10 more Ulta Beauty stores throughout the east Valley, where he shoved perfumes into duffle bags and pillowcases before fleeing the store. His thefts during these months totaled $39,740.98. Police say Acosta was in and out of the store within a minute during these crimes.
Glendale couple arrested after 2 dogs found living in 'inhumane' conditions
A couple was arrested by Glendale police on Wednesday after police said the pair had stolen a puppy from a breeder in May and was found at their home in "inhumane and uninhabitable" conditions. According to police, just after 6 p.m. on May 11, officers responded to the area of...
Bryan Patrick Miller Sentenced to Death
Bryan Patrick Miller was sentenced to two death sentences for the first-degree murder of Angela Brosso and Melanie Bernas. Miller also received an additional 24 years for two counts of kidnapping and two counts of attempted sexual assault related to the same attacks. Angela Brosso was murdered on November 8,...
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