By the numbers: The dollars and cents of Paradise Valley public safety

Just off Lincoln Drive, near the eastern borders of Paradise Valley is the state’s sixth largest municipal court. The Paradise Valley Municipal Court, due to its court filings, continues to be ranked as the sixth largest municipal court compared to the other 81 in the state, according to Court Director Jeanette Wiesenhofer. Earlier this spring […]

Andeen: Fire safety, the need for defensible space

The Town of Paradise Valley has not been immune to fire. Growing up here I remember all too well the large fires we had on Mummy Mountain in the ‘70s and ‘80s. With the abundance of rain this winter and spring, the desert is overgrown with shrubs and weeds that are a fire danger in […]

Bien-Willner: A salute to Town Council’s recent successes

As Paradise Valley’s Town Council recesses for the summer, I wanted to express my thanks to everyone involved for a great first six months of this council term. It has been an absolute privilege and pleasure to serve as your mayor for the past six months. Your council and town staff, with valuable public input, […]

Thomasson: Security matters to us all

Like many of you, I was deeply troubled by the attack on the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh last year. My faith and worship community are deeply important to me and I had a hard time processing the horror of such an attack. Earlier this year I attended the Paradise Valley Police Department Houses […]

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 […]

Wirth: Paradise Valley photo radar is an unprofitable, negative program

Fellow Residents of TPV: As with many other TPV longtime residents, I have long felt that the benefits of the RoboCop photo traffic system are far outweighed by the negatives. The police department and mayor may feel that an intrusive spy camera on each corner and mobile lowers speed, but the cost is greater than […]

Town officials eye solution to Paradise Valley police alarm service

Officials at the Paradise Valley Police Department are confident they have found a viable solution for its police alarm system — one loyal residents have used for decades. After more than a year of searching for a solution to the police department’s legacy alarm system, Police Chief Peter Wingert told town leaders on Jan. 25, […]

Man arrested for burglarizing Paradise Valley home

One man has been arrested for allegedly breaking-in to a Paradise Valley home, police officials say. On Oct. 21, the Paradise Valley Police Department responded to the report of a residential burglary in the 6700 block of Ocotillo Road. The residents were home at the time and scared off the suspects during their commission of […]

Construction tools taken from Paradise Valley home, police say

The Paradise Valley Police Department is seeking information on a residential burglary that occurred at a home on Fanfol Drive. At 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 15, the Paradise Valley Police Department received a report of a residential burglary to a home under remodeling in the 6300 block of east Fanfol Drive, according to police […]

Residential construction site falls victim to burglary

At about 4 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 30, Paradise Valley police officers responded to the 6300 block of east Joshua Tree Lane in reference to a delayed report of a residential burglary. Sometime between May 19 and Oct. 27, a residential burglary is believed to have taken place at the home, police officials said in […]