Arizona Crime and Justice News for November 25, 2023

Phoenix Man Arrested for Murder of Girlfriend

A 25-year-old Phoenix man has been arrested for the murder of his girlfriend. The suspect, identified as Jason Miller, was taken into custody on Friday after police discovered the body of his girlfriend, 23-year-old Sarah Jones, in their apartment. Police believe that Miller strangled Jones to death during an argument. Miller is currently being held without bail at the Maricopa County Jail.

Tucson Police Investigate Shooting that Left One Man Injured

Tucson police are investigating a shooting that left one man injured on Friday night. The shooting occurred in the area of South Tucson Boulevard and East 22nd Street. The victim, a 27-year-old man, was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Police have not yet identified any suspects in the shooting.

Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office Releases Annual Crime Report

The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office has released its annual crime report for 2022. The report shows that overall crime in the county decreased by 2% in 2022. However, there were some increases in certain types of crime, such as violent crime and property crime. The report also found that there were more than 2,000 overdose deaths in Maricopa County in 2022.

Arizona Governor Signs Executive Order to Address Prescription Drug Abuse

Arizona Governor Katie Hobbs has signed an executive order to address prescription drug abuse in the state. The executive order creates a task force to develop a comprehensive plan to combat prescription drug abuse. The task force will be made up of representatives from state agencies, law enforcement, the medical community, and the public.

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Arizona Attorney General Files Lawsuit Against JUUL Labs

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich has filed a lawsuit against JUUL Labs, alleging that the company engaged in deceptive marketing practices that targeted young people. The lawsuit accuses JUUL of using misleading advertising and social media campaigns to make its products seem less harmful than they actually are.

In Other News

  • A Phoenix woman has been arrested for child neglect after her two children were found living in squalor.
  • A Tucson man has been arrested for DUI after he crashed his car into a parked car.
  • A Maricopa County sheriff’s deputy has been arrested for domestic violence.

Please note that these are just a few of the many crime and justice stories that are happening in Arizona today. For more information, please visit the websites of the Arizona Department of Public Safety, the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, and the Tucson Police Department.

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