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Thu
18
Aug

Police reports detail past calls related to missing Buckeye boy

As police continue to search for Jesse Wilson, 10, of Buckeye, information is surfacing about previous cases when police were called to the family home.

In April, a neighbor called police to report that Jesse was outside at about 4:30 a.m. and had asked for food.

Jesse can be seen on a police body camera video quietly telling officers his name, but he didn’t respond when asked for his parents’ or siblings’ names.

Thu
18
Aug

Goodyear man accused of ramming car, threatening to kill passengers

A Goodyear man was arrested Aug. 10 after allegedly ramming his SUV into another vehicle and threatening to kill the 16-year-old driver and his mother, court records state.

David Martinez-Acosta, 54, was charged with aggravated assault and endangerment, records state.

Thu
18
Aug

Police investigating carjacking in Avondale Fry’s parking lot

Avondale police are investigating a carjacking that occurred at about 7:45 p.m. Aug. 17 in the Fry’s parking lot at Dysart and McDowell roads, officials said.

A 52-year-old man told police three unidentified people demanded he give them the keys to his vehicle, and then fled the area, said Sgt. Mathew Hintz, a spokesman with the Avondale Police Department.

The stolen vehicle, a green 1998 Toyota Avalon, has not been recovered, Hintz said.

Wed
17
Aug

Avondale business sued for unpaid overtime wages

An Avondale electrical contractor is being sued by the U.S. Department of Labor for unpaid overtime wages owed to 200 employees, records state.

The lawsuit was filed against Austin Electric Services, 1418 N. Eliseo Felix Jr. Way, and President Toby Thomas after investigators allegedly discovered the company has violated the Fair Labor Standards Act’s provisions on overtime and record keeping.

Wed
17
Aug

Police issue sex offender notice

Buckeye police have issued a public alert about a registered sex offender who has moved into the city.

Rudolph Perry, 39, is living at a home in the 300 block of East Clanton Avenue in Buckeye, southwest of Fourth Street and MC85, police said.

Wed
17
Aug

Motorcyclist arrested after driving 120 mph on I-10

A Buckeye man was arrested Aug. 17 after leading troopers on a high-speed motorcycle pursuit that ended near Interstate 10 and State Route 85 in Buckeye, officials said.

The motorcyclist was identified as 23-year-old Valentin Torres, said Quentin Mehr, a spokesman with the Arizona Department of Public Safety.

Wed
17
Aug

Litchfield Park woman dies in crash during dust storm on I-10

A Litchfield Park woman died Monday in a crash on Interstate 10 near Salome during a dust storm that caused zero-visibility driving conditions, officials said.

Susan Bartholomew, 76, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Arizona Department of Public Safety.

The dust storm swept over the western part of the state and contributed to five collisions involving 14 vehicles between 2:30 and 4:45 p.m., DPS officials said.

Wed
17
Aug

Buckeye appoints new councilman

Patrick HagEstad to finish District 4’s unexpired term of Ray Strauss

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G. Patrick HagEstad has been appointed to the Buckeye City Council to fill the unexpired term of Ray Strauss, who resigned earlier this year to run for U.S. Congress.

Wed
17
Aug

Gas leak reported at Buckeye Taco Bell

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Firefighters responded early Monday morning to a Taco Bell near Watson and Yuma roads in Buckeye for a reported gas leak, officials said.

The leak was reported at about 5:30 a.m., and there was no fire or damage to the building, Buckeye Fire Chief Bob Costello said.

Wed
17
Aug

Police issue sex offender notice

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Buckeye police have issued a public alert about a registered sex offender who has moved into the city.

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