Police officers were called to a trailer home on 56th St. and north of Broadway Road in Mesa around 10:30 p.m. after receiving a distress call on New Year’s Eve. The call came from a man who had locked himself in his bedroom because his roommate, Jeffery West, was coming after him with a sledgehammer. Initially, West was arguing with his brother when his roommate tried to break up their fight. West then directed his anger towards his roommate, trying to attack him with the sledgehammer. His roommate called 911, and the operator admitted to hearing the door smashing and
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Are you one of the many thousands of U.S. consumers who actively research restaurants and other companies before you decide where to spend your money? Review sites like Yelp and Angie’s List are prime examples of Internet destinations that aid American spenders in finding the best food, doctors, contractors, salons, and other services. According to a paper written by Michael Luca, assistant professor of Business at Harvard Business School, an increase of just one star on Yelp can increase restaurant sales by 5-9%. If you are a consistent contributor to review sites, be careful what you say—while freedom of speech
The holiday season is in full swing and decorations are popping up in neighborhoods throughout the U.S. Thursday morning in Honolulu, Hoku Garza awoke to find a reenactment of Dr. Suess’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas in his front yard. When Garza walked over to his window and looked outside, he found a man pulling on his Christmas lights in an attempt to steal them. Garza then yelled at the man to get off of his property, but instead of leaving, the man mentioned something about a gun and attempted to break in. Luckily, Garza had already called the police.
45-year-old Radcliffe Haughton was found dead with a self-inflicted gunshot wound at the Azana Salon & Spa in Brookfield, WI after he shot 7 women, killing three of them. Haughton’s estranged wife, whom had a restraining order against him, was working at the spa at the time of the shootings. On October 8, Haughton was ordered by police to stay away from his wife and surrender his firearms after he slashed the tires on her car. In addition, he had two previous domestic violence citations, one a misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge from January 8, 2011. While authorities did not release
A Massachusetts woman and her son woke up in the middle of the night to find their car and front porch covered in flames. Firefighters later determined that the fire was caused by arson and police are currently searching for suspects. The woman’s son was able to use a garden hose to stop the fire from spreading through the woman’s home, but her car was completely destroyed. Arson of an occupied structure is defined in A.R.S. 13-1704 as: A person commits arson of an occupied structure by knowingly damaging an occupied structure with fire or explosion. Arson of an occupied
Ryan Andreas, Zella Andreas, and Yalena Thurman, all 21-years of age, were arrested after breaking into a Mesa resident’s home on Sunday morning. The three suspects broke in through a window and then assaulted two residents after demanding beer. Police caught the three suspects as they were leaving the home and charged them with second-degree burglary, aggravated assault, criminal damage to property, and driving under the influence. Burglary in the second-degree is defined in A.R.S. 13-1507: A person commits burglary in the second degree by entering or remaining in a person’s home with the intent to commit theft or another
Aggravated Criminal Damage Criminal damage can become aggravated criminal damage when a person intentionally or knowingly damages or defaces a school, a cemetery, a mortuary, an agricultural infrastructure, or a place that’s used for worship. If the value of the property damaged is more than $10,000, you’re looking at the following punishment: Type of Property Type of Crime Place of Worship School Cemetery or Mortuary Class 4 Felony Agricultural Infrastructure Class 3 Felony If the value of the property damaged is between $1,500 and $10,000, you’re looking at the following punishment: Type of Property Type of Crime Place of Worship
Criminal damage can happen for a number of different reasons under a variety of circumstances. Maybe the vending machine ate your last dollar, or maybe you were being artistic with spray paint. The Arizona Revised Statutes state that criminal damage occurs when someone recklessly damages or defaces the property of another person. Tampering with the property of a utility, parking your vehicle in a way that deprives livestock from obtaining water, and drawing on any surface other than the ground without the owner’s permission can get you arrested for criminal damage. Depending on the value of the property damaged, a
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