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AZDPS News & Press Releases

On Thursday, September 8, 2022, detectives with the Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) Vehicle Theft Task Force (VTTF), the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office (YCSO) and Prescott Valley Police Department (PVPD) arrested 39-year-old Todd Dawkins, of Prescott, on numerous felony and misdemeanor -

On the evening of Wednesday, September 7, 2022, an Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) trooper initiated a traffic stop on the driver of a maroon Chrysler sedan on westbound Interstate 10 at milepost 226, near Red Rock. During the traffic stop, the trooper observed multiple indicators of -

On Wednesday, August 24, 2022, an Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) trooper initiated a traffic stop on the driver of a 2010 Volkswagen Jetta sedan for moving violations on westbound Interstate 10 at milepost 226, near Red Rock. During the traffic stop, the trooper observed multiple -

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 -