Author: Jessi

McCain on ISIS Strategy

Advisors to President Obama are warning of the dangers of ISIS, more so than the president himself. On “Fox News Sunday,” Arizona Senator John McCain was asked if that might be a clue to the president’s policy on ISIS.  “Well one hopes that they are it is a precursor to the president making an announcement to a new approach.” McCain says the president needs a strategy for ISIS. “The president has got to come forward with a cohesive comprehensive strategy, not only in Iraq, but also in the Ukraine, also in other parts of the world.” He says that the president is going to have to decide whether to attack ISIS in Iraq and Syria. “One of the key decisions the president’s gonna have to make is air power in Syria. We cannot give a base of operations and we’ve got to help the free Syrian Army.” He talked about the need for American troops to fight ISIS. “As General Keane said. these are support troops, although there will be some Americans in danger, particularly, our special forces people. But look at the alternative, and that’s what has to be explained to the American people.”   Mike...

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Stabbing in Lake Havasu City

Early this morning a stabbing victim at the  E.R. reported he was attacked by the East Bank of the channel near the Convention Center. When two suspects somewhere between the age of 20 to 30 years old, wearing shorts and tank tops  jumped out of the bushes and stabbed him. While Lake Havasu City Police were searching the East Bank of the channel for the suspects police received another call from a female in the 2800 block of North McCullough near South El Dorado.  The female advised a male would not leave hear alone and she was force to stab him. She no longer had the knife and left the residence that was the actual location of the stabbing. The female stated that she came to the residence with a friend. The two male subjects were outside with large sticks attempting to attack her friend and when knife came into play.  There is no further information at this...

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The Risks of Social Media

Social Media has made it extremely easy for crooks and thieves these days. Think about all the information people post about their daily lives and routines. Are you setting yourself up to be victimized? Play along and let’s find out. Ed is a thief looking for a mark. Ed gets on Facebook and looks at one of the new for sale groups that people are using to sell unwanted items. Ed see’s a post “wall hanging blanket, 52” Plasma, Tiffany style lamp for sale”. This looks promising. Ed sends a message that he’s interested in the blanket. Seller then replies with a price. Ed sends a friend request and it is accepted almost immediately. Ed asks “when can I see it?” to which the seller replies “I’m home now if you like stop by. I’m at 2521 Tahachi drive” call me when you’re headed this way and I will have it ready for you. My number is 888.8883. Ed just hit the jackpot. Now here’s why. Ed has an address, and phone number and after befriending The Victim he see’s where your Spouse works and when, your pet’s name, if you have kids or not at home. Now all Ed has to do is lay in wait. The Victim does not sell the blanket to Ed and reposts it on Saturday, and while on Facebook makes a post about...

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Hit and Run Driver Shot By Police

The suspect involved in a hit and run and shooting has died.  Sergeant Tommy Thompson says 39-year-old Mauricio Garcia was involved in a hit and run collision and the victim in that crash followed him.  Thompson says Garcia fired  several shots out of the window into the air so the victim backed off but not   before obtaining the license plate information.   Police showed up to the home where the car was registered and saw Garcia drove by while officer were talking to the residents.  Garcia led police on a high-speed chase through Cactus Park for a short time before a Phoenix Police helicopter took over surveillance of the vehicle.                                                                                                  Garcia made a pit stop at a convenience store on the southwest corner of 35th Avenue and Camelback Road.  The SWAT Team blocked the suspect vehicle with their cars and three officers moved in on foot from different directions to take the suspect into custody.  As the officers approached the suspect, Garcia removed a handgun and officers gave commands to drop the gun.  Garcia aimed the gun at one of the officers and all three SWAT officers recognized the deadly threat and fired simultaneously from different directions and the suspect fell to the ground.  At the same time, a police K-9 was sent in and the suspect was taken into custody.  The officers administered first aid, which...

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DPS Takes Over Police Shooting Investigation

With tensions running high over the shooting death of a mentally ill woman by Phoenix Police, the Department of Public Safety will now be conducting the criminal investigation.  Fifty-year-old Michelle Cusseaux, who was suffering from schizophrenia, was shot dead last week after charging several officers with a   hammer.  Phoenix Police Chief Daniel Garcia says after a heart to heart with Michelle’s mother, Francis Garrett, he chose to hand the investigation over to the DPS.  Garcia says her “words were very powerful and it touched his heart.”  Based on that conversation with Michelle’s mother, he asked the DPS agency to take on the investigation in lieu of the Phoenix Police Department.  At the conclusion of the investigation, County Attorney Bill Montgomery will do a secondary review.  Garcia says he “wholeheartedly believes this decision is in the best interest of his officer, the Phoenix Police Department, Michelle Cusseaux and her mother.”  He says the decision to have an independent department do the investigation will be benefit the city of Phoenix, but it will also benefit other cities.  The goal is to “build on trust of our community, to stand for justice and democracy, as well as compassion and trust.”  The decision to hand over the reigns of the investigation into the hands of DPS will show the “department is transparent.” On August 14, 2014, Michelle Cusseaux had threatened to kill...

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