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Scottsdale Apartment Complex Groper Caught on Camera, Arrested

by on March 12, 2021 0

 

Video Credit: 12News.com

Surveillance footage in Scottsdale caught an alleged groper in the act as he chased after a woman entering her apartment at night.

Police arrested the suspect, but said there could be more victims out there.

The original incident happened near Scottsdale and Shea roads.

In the footage, a man can be seen running after a woman as she opens the door to her apartment.

The woman said he groped her then walked away.

Scottsdale police said a neighbor caught the crime on a surveillance camera then shared it on a neighborhood app.

Once investigators got wind of it, they investigated further and did a stake out in the area.

On Tuesday night, while police were there, another woman reported the same crime.

“Obviously, this is a concern for us,” said Sgt. Kevin Watts with Scottsdale Police.

Officers arrested 26-year-old Christian Stadler as he drove out of the complex.

Police said the woman identified him and that during questioning, he admitted to groping both women.

But police said Stadler may be responsible for similar crimes reported around the Valley.

“We’re still following up and trying to put all these pieces together…We’re fairly confident there’s probably other victims,” said Watt.

Investigators said they’re looking to see if he’s tied to crimes reported as far back as February.

Stadler is expected in court Thursday morning.

 

 

 

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Silent Witness Offering Cash Reward to Help Catch Porch Pirates

by on November 30, 2020 0

From Black Friday (November 23) until Christmas Day, Silent Witness will be offering a cash reward to anyone who can provide information leading to the arrest of people suspected of stealing packages.

The Phoenix Police Department announced Wednesday that Silent Witness will extend rewards to include arrests of anyone who steals parcels that are dropped off at homes or businesses.

The misdemeanor of thefts, often referred to as porch pirates, will now be eligible for up to $250.00 cash reward for information leading to an arrest.

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NYC Doctor On The Frontline Talks About How To Protect Your Family

by on March 28, 2020 0

YouTube Video Credit: Covid 19 Protecting Your Family
Dr. Dave Price
3/22/2020

A leading doctor at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City, who is on the frontline of fighting the COVID-19 disease shares educational and important information on ways to protect from the disease, what to do and how to protect your family.

In this video, Dr. Dave Price, provides reliable and trusted resources on all aspects of understanding the virus and provides practical reassurance with understanding the current crisis.

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How Soap Kills The Coronavirus

by on March 23, 2020 0

VIDEO SOURCE: Vox

The CDC has educated the world that handwashing remains the No. 1 tip for preventing the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). It’s common sense and it works. Watch this educational video as they break down exactly why soap seems to be the ultimate virus annihilator.

When do I need to wash my hands?

Handwashing throughout the day is important, but even more important during an outbreak. Always remember to wash your hands in these situations:

  • After returning from a public outing (grocery store, work, school, concert, sporting activity, hospital, nursing home, etc.).
  • Before leaving the bathroom — both at home and in public bathrooms.
  • After shaking hands during flu season and virus outbreaks.
  • Before, during, and after preparing food, especially raw food.
  • Before eating food.
  • Before and after caring for someone at home who is sick with symptoms of vomiting or diarrhea.
  • Before and after treating a cut or wound.
  • After changing diapers or cleaning up a child who has used the toilet.
  • After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • After touching an animal, animal feed, or animal waste.
  • After handling pet food or pet treats.
  • After touching garbage.
  • After putting on your shoes.
  • After using public computers, touching public tables and countertops, cash and coins, other people’s phones, etc.
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Phoenix Suns Break Ground On State-Of-The-Art Training Facility At 44th Street And Camelback Road In Phoenix

by on November 18, 2019 0

The Phoenix Suns broke ground today on their new, state-of-the-art training facility located in Phoenix on 44th Street, just north of Camelback Road.  Suns Managing Partner Robert Sarver and General Manager James Jones were joined by RED Development Managing Partner Mike Ebert and City of Phoenix District 6 Councilman Sal DiCiccio to celebrate the commencement of the project. Suns President & CEO Jason Rowley and Head Coach Monty Williams also participated in the groundbreaking.

City of Phoenix Councilman, District 6, Sal DiCiccio who attended the facilities ground breaking ceremony stated, “We are absolutely thrilled to see the Phoenix Suns and Mercury begin groundbreaking on their state-of-the-art private training facility. The Suns and Mercury organizations are dedicated to putting a world-class product on the court, a commitment that extends throughout their operations and has informed every step on the road to this wonderful new training and practice facility. This is a tremendous investment in our community, and I couldn’t be happier to welcome our new neighbors to Arcadia.”

The training facility, which is privately financed by the Suns, will be a stair-stepped two-story building spanning nearly 50,000-square-feet and will include two NBA/WNBA basketball courts, the latest in sport science and innovative performance amenities, indoor/outdoor training areas, and operational space for Phoenix Suns and Phoenix Mercury basketball operations’. The private facility will also feature a generous players lounge, complete with active and quiet recovery rooms and ample recreational amenities with spectacular views of Camelback Mountain.

Suns Managing Partner, Robert Sarver stated,  “As we break ground on a training facility that will be one of the world’s finest, I am excited about the current momentum around our franchise. We have made significant progress on the court and are committed to providing our teams with the world-class facilities and amenities essential to building a championship environment in today’s NBA and WNBA. Between the training facility and our transformation of Talking Stick Resort Arena, the Suns and Mercury family, along with our great fans, have a lot to look forward to.”

James Jones. Phoenix Suns General Manager who was also in attendance at the event said,  “We talk often about building championship habits here in Phoenix and today is a big step towards creating an atmosphere where our players can compete and thrive at the highest level. I’d like to thank Mr. Sarver, as his investment in this facility demonstrates an unwavering commitment to helping us accomplish that. The training center will serve as a sanctuary for our players, with performance and hospitality amenities that foster development on and off the court. Our players are excited to be part of this budding Arcadia community and to make this their home away from home.”

The privately financed training facility is expected to be completed in the late summer of 2020.

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Reminder For Shoppers As Woman’s Wallet Snatched From Shopping Cart

by on July 15, 2019 0


Police are sending out a reminder and a warning for shoppers: watch your wallet at the grocery store.  Turning your back on your shopping cart with your personal belongings, even for a brief time can open the door to theft. A recent Phoenix incident is a reminder not leave your purse or wallet in your shopping cart while browsing the aisles.Police are looking for three suspects in the case that occurred on June 22nd at a grocery store near 28th Street and Indian School. A female shopper experienced her wallet stolen out of her purse as she stood right next to her cart.

The suspects were caught on surveillance video, and police have released the incident in hopes that someone will recognize them.

20 minutes after the incident, the three suspects are seen on video using the victim’s stolen credit cards to make purchases at another nearby retail store.

The first suspect is described as a woman, 5’6”- 5’7”, 150-160 pounds and wearing a baseball cap.

The second suspect is described as a white male, mid- 40s, 5’10”, average build, and also wearing a baseball cap.

The third suspect is described as a white female, 30-40 years old, 5’10” and 140 pounds.

How to Avoid Becoming a Victim of Purse Snatchers

For distracted shoppers, a trip to the store could result with a stolen purse or wallet, but there are some practical ways to protect your personal items.

What Purse Thieves Look For:

-A purse that is draped on the back of a chair or on the floor.
-A wallet that sticking out of a purse.
-A purse or wallet left in a shopping cart, with a shopper who has their back turned, or is down the aisle from their cart.
-A purse or bags left in an unlocked car.
-A purse or wallet set down on a table or counter.
-Purses left in unattended in dressing rooms.

So what should you do?

Travel with a purse that has built-in anti-theft features and use them. Locking zippers to keep pesky pickpockets out are strongly suggested. Also purse straps that detach on one side of the bag so that you wrap the strap through a chair back or the shopping cart, tethering the bag to the stationary item is also helpful. When at the grocery store, be aware and alert and never leave your cart unattended.

If you recognize the Phoenix suspects, please call Silent Witness at either 480-WITNESS (948-6377) or 1-800-343-TIPS (8477). You can remain anonymous and you might be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.

 

 

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Summer Safety – What To Do If Power Line Falls On Your Vehicle

by on July 8, 2019 0

The monsoons are just about to rev up in the state and it is an important reminder that storms can cause havoc on our roadways. Severe weather can damage power lines and other electrical equipment can cause continued dangers after a storm has passed. The City of Phoenix offers an important  reminder to be aware of and prepared for dangers.

Following a storm, if you come across a power line on the ground, stay away and warn others to stay away. Downed lines do not have to be sparking to be live. Any utility wire, including telephone or cable lines sagging can contain energized power making the line very dangerous.

Be aware that tree limbs or debris can hide an electrical hazard. And a downed power line can electrify things such as chain link fences around it. Report the issue and stay clear.

If power is off in an area due to storm and there is a power line down, it is important to know that a “dead” line could become energized once power has been restored. It is always best to keep a distance.

What to do if power lines fall on your car?

  1. Stay inside your car. …
  2. Sound the horn, roll down your window and call for help.
  3. Warn others to stay away. …
  4. Use your mobile phone to call 9-1-1.
  5. Wait until the fire department, police or PG&E workers tell you it’s safe to get out of your car before exiting the vehicle.

 

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Javelina Found On Central Phoenix Golf Course

by on June 28, 2019 0

Video from ABC 15 Arizona

A Phoenix resident spotted a massive javelina in the most unusual of places in the valley.

The resident captured the cute critter as he helped the Encanto Golf Course superintendent maintain the fairway roughs during an unexpected appearance this week. The javelina was found roaming near the Encanto Park, outside of the Enchanted Island Amusement Park.

Encanto golf course manager Reggie Campos was perplexed as to how the animal ended up downtown. “That’s the first time I’d ever seen a javelina on the golf course.”

According to the Arizona Game and Fish department’s website, javelinas are common in Arizona, including southern Arizona and are occasionally spotted in Flagstaff, however javelinas on a golf course are very rare in this neighborhood.

While some people consider this species “cute”, javelinas are arguably ugly animals and possess an unpleasant odor which is why they are referred to as “musk hogs”. They are wild pigs but are members of the “peccary” family that originated in South America. Arizona javelinas have become quite accustomed to being in close proximity to humans and in most cases will ignore people. However, they can be aggressive and if provoked or feel threatened will defend themselves.

If you ever find yourself close to a javelina, back away slowly. It is always recommended to keep your distance if you come in contact, they are very dangerous.

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