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AZDPS News & Press Releases

On Sunday, August 28, 2022, at approximately 9:28 a.m., a three-vehicle fatal collision occurred on eastbound Interstate 40 at milepost 328, near Sanders. Eastbound traffic was slowing and/or stopped in the area for a previous collision blocking the roadway. The driver of a commercial tractor -

On Thursday, August 18, 2022, AZDPS Gang & Immigration Intelligence Team Enforcement Mission (GIITEM) detectives served a residential search warrant near 89th Avenue and Thomas Road in Phoenix following a criminal investigation. While serving the warrant, detectives seized 13 handguns, 7 rifles, 2 shotguns, a crossbow, a sword, and approximately 13,000 rounds of ammunition from the home. Detectives also located roughly 1,800 fentanyl pills in addition to substantial quantities of heroin and Xanax.

Detectives arrested 42-year-old Matthew B. Brode, of Phoenix, on charges including misconduct involving weapons by a prohibited possessor, possession of a deadly weapon in the commission of a felony, and possession of a narcotic drug for sale.

On Sunday, August 21, 2022, at approximately 4:35 a.m., Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) troopers received notification of a wrong-way vehicle traveling eastbound on westbound Interstate 10 at milepost 153, near Broadway Road in Tempe. 

A state trooper located a red Cadillac sedan -

On Wednesday, August 10, 2022, Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) detectives arrested one suspect and seized 35.7 pounds of fentanyl pills near State Route 101 and Chandler Boulevard, in Chandler, following a drug trafficking investigation.

The suspect, 30-year-old Braulio de Diego, of -

On Monday, August 15, 2022, an Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) trooper initiated a traffic stop on the driver of a 2012 Audi SUV on northbound Interstate 17, at milepost 264, north of Cordes Junction. During the traffic stop, the trooper observed multiple indicators of criminal activity -

On Wednesday, August 10, 2022, at approximately 7:38 p.m., an AZDPS trooper attempted to stop a white Dodge Challenger on Interstate 10 near Interstate 17 in Phoenix. The Dodge Challenger continued south on I-17, exiting at Grant Street and striking a concrete divider.

The suspect driver fled on -

On Monday, August 1, 2022, Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) Vehicle Theft Task Force (VTTF) detectives served two residential search warrants and arrested one suspect in Phoenix following a month-long vehicle theft investigation.

The suspect, Brandon A. Jones, 37, was arrested after -

On Tuesday, July 26, 2022, an Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) trooper initiated a traffic stop on the driver of a white Ford F-150 pickup truck on eastbound Interstate 40, at milepost 203, east of Flagstaff. During the traffic stop, the trooper observed multiple indicators of criminal -

On Wednesday, July 13, 2022, an Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) trooper stopped the driver of a Toyota RAV4 for moving violations on eastbound Interstate 8 near milepost 21, in Wellton. During the traffic stop, the trooper observed indicators of criminal activity. While conducting a -

On Tuesday, June 28, 2022, Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) detectives arrested three suspects near 75th Avenue and McDowell Road in Phoenix following a drug smuggling investigation.

The suspects include 70-year-old Ramon M. Mendez, of Blythe, CA; 72-year-old Socorro P. Martinez, of -