Paradise Valley police arrest woman for alleged mail theft

The Paradise Valley Police Department arrested a woman for reportedly stealing someone else’s mail. Police officers were dispatched to the 5000 block of 50th St. at 7:20 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 8 to check on a Samantha Meussner, 28, according to a police report. While speaking with Ms. Meussner, police say they learned she had mail […]

Rice: PVPD’s ‘Coffee with a Cop’ is a benefit for all

Sitting down, face to face, is the best way to get to know somebody. When is the last time you did that with a neighbor? Or with a cop? The Town of Paradise Valley Police Department offers a Coffee with a Cop experience every first Wednesday of the month at 7:30 a.m. at the police […]

Town alarm monitoring opens to new subscribers

During a Wednesday, May 1 Coffee with a Cop, Mayor Jerry Bien-Willner and Chief of Police Peter Wingert announced that after more than a four-year hiatus the Town of Paradise Valley Police Alarm Monitoring program will begin to accept new subscribers. Alarm Analyst Kim Stiteler also provided safety tips and an overview to residents on […]

Paradise Valley Police seeks help solving the Gilman homicide

In five years, the Town of Paradise Valley has but one unsolved homicide case to close — the “Gilman Homicide.” After a Paradise Valley resident, Michael Gilman was stabbed to death in a private, gated community, in the 5400 block of E. Lincoln Drive, on April 29, 2014, investigators continue to seek leads and will […]

Paradise Valley nanny arrested, charged for theft of baby clothes

A 21-year-old woman working as a nanny in Paradise Valley has been arrested and charged for stealing from a local family. On Jan. 28 the Paradise Valley Police Department received a report of theft in the 6700 block of east Fanfol Drive. The victims reported their nanny Kassidy Woodworth stole over $5,000 worth of baby […]

Cyclists draw ire: Town resident says issue remains despite police enforcement

Paradise Valley municipal officials and law enforcement personnel have worked together to mitigate concerns regarding rampant cyclists on the town’s residential streets, however, one local homeowner says the issue remains. Heidi McCauley resides on east Quartz Mountain Road, along the north side of Mummy Mountain, where a local team of cyclists use her residential street […]

PV Police to join Neighbors app to provide community updates

It’s spring time and something new has blossomed in town as the Paradise Valley Police Department recently announced it is joining the free Neighbors app by Ring to provide the Town of Paradise Valley community with real-time, local crime and safety information. The Neighbors network already has millions of users and has been instrumental in […]

A dip in revenue: Photo radar remits dramatically decrease in FY 2017-18

The Town of Paradise Valley’s historic photo radar system yielded the lowest net revenue accrued in the past five fiscal years, records show. While funds collected from tickets issued to speeders and red-light runners has topped $1 million in recent years, fiscal year 2017-18 saw only $147,040 in fees. In 1987, the Paradise Valley Police […]

Paradise Valley continues to explore alternative measures to cover PSPRS obligations

Paradise Valley officials are mulling over exploring the use of taxable bonds as payment for portions of their unfunded liability in the Public Safety Pension Retirement System. Municipalities throughout the country have historically provided pensions to their public safety personnel — including the Town of Paradise Valley. Pensions were meant to attract quality workers and […]

Paradise Valley safety forum covers active shooters, burglaries, thefts

On Tuesday, March 19, from 5:30-7:39 p.m. the Paradise Valley Police Department has partnered with the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office to host an event with free refreshments called the Citizen Safety Forum. There will be two keynote speakers and presentations on active shooters as well as burglaries and thefts. The forum, which will explore these […]