AZDPS News & Press Releases

Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) state troopers and Navajo County Sheriff’s Office (NCSO) deputies worked together to stop and apprehend a homicide suspect traveling from New Mexico into Arizona on Monday, April 17, 2023.

The suspect, Tawann Richardson, 23, was the subject of an active -

On Thursday, April 13, 2023, an Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) trooper stopped the driver of a Chevrolet pickup truck for non-moving violations on eastbound Interstate 8 near milepost 47, in Wellton, AZ. The trooper noted indicators of criminal activity during the stop, and a drug -

On Wednesday, March 29, 2023, Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) Vehicle Theft Task Force (VTTF) detectives served a residential search warrant on a property in Wittmann. The warrant followed an investigation into several stolen vehicles observed on the property.

During service of the -

On March 8, 2023, Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) troopers attempted to stop a green Ford F-250 pickup truck being driven by 30-year-old Luciano Kristoff. The vehicle was observed traveling at a high rate of speed on State Route 90 in Huachuca City. Unbeknownst to the state trooper -

From Tuesday, March 21, 2023, through Wednesday, March 22, 2023, the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Task Force (CVETF) held its annual “Operation Full House” detail at the Ehrenberg Port of Entry and on Interstate 10 near the Arizona/California state line.

Operation Full House is a two-day -

On Monday, March 6, 2023, at about 5:38 p.m., an Arizona State Trooper stopped the driver of a Chevrolet Cruz sedan for a moving violation on Interstate 17 northbound near milepost 277, near Camp Verde. During the stop the trooper observed several indicators of criminal activity. The trooper -

On Monday, February 27, 2023, at approximately 3:22 p.m., Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) Trooper Berry was driving southbound on State Route 101 near Talking Stick Way when he witnessed a Ford pickup truck sideswipe several vehicles before stopping beside the highway.

As Trooper -

At approximately 3:43 p.m. on Thursday, March 2, 2023, an Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) motorcycle trooper stopped a suspect on bicycle near 24th Drive and Thomas Road in Phoenix for a traffic infraction.

During the traffic stop, a records check revealed the suspect had a valid -

This incident marked the second major drug seizure by Arizona State Troopers in a four-day period.

On the morning of Monday, February 20, 2023, an Arizona State Trooper initiated a traffic stop on the driver of a commercial motor vehicle on Mariposa Road east of Interstate 19 in Nogales, Arizona.

During the commercial vehicle inspection, the trooper observed several indicators of criminal -

On Thursday, February 16, 2023, at approximately 7:26 p.m., Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) troopers responded to reports of a single-vehicle collision on Interstate 10 eastbound at Casa Blanca Road (milepost 175) in Sacaton.  
Upon arrival, troopers determined the driver of a 1989 -