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Thu
13
Jul

Residents escape mobile home fire in Avondale

Two people escaped a mobile home fire Thursday morning near Litchfield and Lower Buckeye roads in Avondale, officials said.

The residents made it safely outside as the fire spread, and a puppy was also saved, but a pet bird died, said Division Chief Ben Avitia, a spokesman with Avondale Fire & Medical.

The home was a complete loss, Avitia said.

The fire is under investigation. 

Wed
12
Jul

Buckeye man arrested when drugs allegedly found during traffic stop

A Buckeye man was arrested June 27 during a traffic stop near Baseline Road and Second Avenue West after police allegedly found fentanyl laced pills in his vehicle, officials said.

Eric “Eddie” Gonzalez, 22, was booked into Maricopa County Fourth Avenue Jail and faces multiple felony drug charges, Buckeye police said.

Wed
12
Jul

Buckeye police issue sex offender notices

Buckeye police have issued public alerts about three registered sex offenders who have moved into the city.

Ian Chafin, 37, is living at a home in the 22800 block of West Lone Star Drive, southwest of Interstate 10 and Watson Road, said Detective Tamela Skaggs, a Buckeye police spokeswoman.

Wed
12
Jul

Cido out!

BUCKEYE POLICE OFFICER Dave Smith stands with his K-9 partner, Cido, during the 10-year-old Belgian Malinois’ retirement ceremony July 5 at Buckeye City Hall. Cido, who was honored for his eight years of work with the Buckeye Police Department and S.W.A.T, will spend his retirement by joining Smith’s family full time. To see all photos from this shoot, go to www.westvalleyview.com/pictures. View photo by Jordan Christopher
BUCKEYE POLICE OFFICER Dave Smith stands with his K-9 partner, Cido, during the 10-year-old Belgian Malinois’ retirement ceremony July 5 at Buckeye City Hall. Cido, who was honored for his eight years of work with the Buckeye Police Department and S.W.A.T, will spend his retirement by joining Smith’s family full time. To see all photos from this shoot, go to www.westvalleyview.com/pictures. View photo by Jordan Christopher

Buckeye K9 retires after 8 years of service

Man’s best friend called it a career after serving with the Buckeye Police Department for eight years.

Cido, a 10-year-old Belgian Malinois, retired from the department July 1, with an official ceremony July 5 during the Buckeye City Council meeting.

Wed
12
Jul

Grijalva rallies against GOP’s new healthcare proposal

CONGRESSMAN Raúl M. Grijalva holds a healthcare town hall July 8 at Westview High School in Avondale to discuss ongoing efforts in Congress to repeal the Affordable Care Act. To see all photos from this shoot, go to www.westvalleyview.com/pictures. View photo by Ray Thomas
CONGRESSMAN Raúl M. Grijalva holds a healthcare town hall July 8 at Westview High School in Avondale to discuss ongoing efforts in Congress to repeal the Affordable Care Act. To see all photos from this shoot, go to www.westvalleyview.com/pictures. View photo by Ray Thomas

Congressman says officials have ‘gotten an earful’ during public debate

The debate over healthcare policy arrived in the West Valley last weekend with a town hall sponsored by Democratic Rep. Raul Grijalva, who said Congress should abandon a Republican plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

Wed
12
Jul

Care1st Resource Center reopens

The Care1st Avondale Resource Center reopened after a malfunctioning cooling system closed the building for more than two weeks.

The center that houses human service programs at 328 W. Western Ave., Avondale, reopened July 7.

The center had been closed since June 21 when the building’s cooling system failed just as record-setting heat hit the region, making the building possibly unhealthy and unsafe for customers and staff.

Wed
12
Jul

MC85 widening to begin in Sept.

Improved traffic flow is coming to a southwest Valley road.

The Maricopa County Department of Transportation plans to begin widening MC85 in September, beginning with the area between 75th and 95th avenues.

MC85 is an east-west route trucking near a mix of industrial, agricultural and commercial distribution and warehousing properties.

Tue
11
Jul

Goodyear looking for missing at-risk resident


Erika Valenzuela

Goodyear police are asking the public for help locating a missing resident who is considered to be at risk, officials said.

Erika Valenzuela, 25, was last seen near 166th Avenue and Van Buren Street in Goodyear, police said.

Valenzuela is developmentally disabled and is considered to be endangered, police said.

Tue
11
Jul

Police seeking suspects in high school burglary


SURVEILLANCE FOOTAGE shows two people allegedly burglarizing Youngker High School in Buckeye July 3.

Police are asking the public for help identifying two people who burglarized Youngker High School, 3000 S. Apache Road in Buckeye, during the early morning hours on July 3.

Also wanted in connection with the crime is a tan, two-door pick-up truck with an American flag attached to a pole on the bumper.

Anyone with information can contact the Buckeye Police Department at 623-349-6411 or email bpdtips@buckeyeaz.gov.

Fri
07
Jul

UPDATE: Avondale police arrest man accused of burglarizing house


Avondale police are looking for a suspect in a July 2 house burglary near 107th Avenue and Garden Lakes Parkway.

A Phoenix man was arrested Thursday night in connection to a July 2 burglary at a home near Garden Lakes Parkway and 107th Avenue in Avondale, officials said.

Luis Marquez-Rosales, 26, turned himself in to police late Thursday night, said Officer Jaret Redfearn, a spokesman with the Avondale Police Department.

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