PVPD responds to afternoon burglary reported Sept. 19

The Paradise Valley Police Department responded to a residential burglary at 4:34 p.m., Sept. 19, in the 4000 block of E. Keim Drive, in which an unknown suspect reportedly took several items from inside the home. The PVPD Criminal Investigations Unit will follow up on this crime, according to a police press release, encouraging anyone […]

Groundbreaking procedure offers new hope for Alzheimer’s disease

A groundbreaking procedure that offers new hope for patients with Alzheimer’s disease is being tested at Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix. The largest international trial to date will evaluate the safety and effectiveness of Deep Brain Stimulation in patients over 65 years old with mild probable Alzheimer’s, and it will test the hypothesis that DBS […]

Suspects arrested in connection to home burglary

The Paradise Valley Police Department has arrested two people suspected of burglarizing a home in June, officials say. On June 27, The Paradise Valley Police Department received a report of a burglary which had occurred in the 7600 block of Ironwood Drive. The Paradise Valley Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Unit received information from the Phoenix […]

Paradise Valley agrees to 100K settlement for Lincoln right-of-way

Town of Paradise Valley officials have agreed to pay nearly $100,000 for a 10-foot wide easement on Lincoln Drive to make way for a sidewalk. On Sept. 12, the Paradise Valley Town Council approved the settlement with land owners Abdul A. Mahmood and Erum Noon with a 7-0 vote. The conditional settlement, in the amount […]

Paradise Valley debates Town Hall salute to natural preservation

A new piece of art is in the works for Paradise Valley Town Hall as part of the edifice’s entry remodel project. Town Manager Jill Keimach presented three potential locations for a potential sculpture, which artist and Paradise Valley resident Ed Mell created, representing the three mountains in the town. The bronze sculpture would be […]

Paradise Valley man sentenced to prison for tax evasion

John Chandler Propstra, 47, of Paradise Valley, has been sentenced by U.S. District Judge Steven P. Logato to 21 months in prison and three years of supervised release. The court also ordered Propstra to pay more than $700,000 in restitution to the Internal Revenue Service. Propstra had previously pleaded guilty to tax evasion, according to […]

Paradise Valley Town Council convenes fall session Sept. 12

Paradise Valley Town Council is back in session Thursday, Sept. 12 and will convene at Town Hall, 6401 E. Lincoln Drive where matters large and small will again be debated anew. Paradise Valley Town Manager Jill Keimach reports the Sept. 12 agenda contains items specific to quality of life, public safety funding and essential infrastructure […]

Paradise Valley police respond to residential burglaries

Editor’s Note: This story was updated to include the Sept. 11 burglary report. The Paradise Valley Police Department responded to three alleged residential burglaries within four days of each other. The department’s Criminal Investigations Unit is looking into an alleged Wednesday, Sept. 11 burglary in the 4900 block of Berneil Drive; the Saturday, Sept. 7 […]

Suspects in Paradise Valley burglaries arrested in Tucson

The Tucson Police Department, working with the Paradise Valley Police Department, arrested two suspects for their reported involvement in a string of Valley burglaries. Tucson police arrested Modesto Guillen and Vincent Ward in August for their involvement in several burglaries in the Town of Paradise Valley and Phoenix on April 8, according to a police […]

Cherokee Elementary rebuild design plans on display for Scottsdale school board

Officials from Orcutt Winslow, an architect firm working on the rebuild of Cherokee Elementary School, stood before the Scottsdale Unified School District Governing Board Tuesday, Aug. 20 to give an update on their ongoing project. The update included a design concept, which the firm presented previously at an Aug. 12 community meeting, and tentative dates […]