Airbnb scam, baited suspects arrested, woman leads police in pursuit: This week’s top stories
An Airbnb scam targeted a landlord who was in fact not renting out his home for short-term rentals, attractive suspects were arrested after a girl was found missing from Arizona in Mexico, and a woman leads the police in a chase through northern Arizona. Here are the top stories from this week of July 10-16.
1. Surprised toddler drowns after being pulled from backyard pool; new details revealed: An investigation revealed that the mother and child were alone at home when the incident took place, and that it was normal for them to take a nap during the day.
2. ‘Let me see your hands!’: Florida deputies arrest 12-year-old boys who allegedly played with a handgun: Deputies have arrested two 12-year-old boys who allegedly played with – and fired – a real handgun in an apparently vacant lot. One of the boys is accused of pointing the gun at a passing vehicle.
3. Missing Arizona girl found in Mexico after being lured by man posing as teenage girl, deputies say: The teenager, identified only as “AT”, had been visiting relatives in California during the summer when Navarro allegedly convinced her to run away with him to Mexico.
Daniel Navarro, Julie Le (San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office)
4. Woman leads multiple law enforcement agencies in pursuit in northern Arizona, police say: A 74-year-old New York woman allegedly eluded authorities from multiple law enforcement agencies after Sedona police received multiple reports of a driver’s ‘erratic’ and ‘disorderly’ behavior on July 9 .
5. Several dog treats recalled due to possible salmonella contamination: The affected products were distributed between June 8 and June 22 from warehouses located in California, Minnesota, North Carolina and Rhode Island before being shipped nationwide to retailers and online consumers , according to the recall.
6. ‘I own this house’: Detroit woman’s home listed on Airbnb by scammers: Imagine having a group of random people showing up at your house, believing that they have paid to stay at your place. They’re even looking for a key that’s supposed to be hidden under the doormat. This is exactly what happens to a woman.
A Detroit woman says she was targeted by scammers who listed her home on Airbnb.
7. Arizona educators can now teach in public schools before earning a college degree: The state’s teacher shortage has now been going on for six years. At the end of 2021, 26% of teaching vacancies remained unfilled and more than half were filled by teachers who did not meet standard state certification requirements.
8. Texas couple arrested after dead baby found in filthy apartment, police say: Officers said the interior of the couple’s apartment was disheveled with what appeared to be dog feces on the floor, according to the affidavit. The couple reportedly attempted to clean up some of the mess before police arrived.
On the left, Kameron Gammage, 23, and Leyla Pierson, 18. (Ector County Jail)
9. Stop yelling at tourists, Jerome police say in Arizona destination town: Jerome, population of about 450, was once home to one of Arizona’s largest copper mines and is now a hub for artists. Tourists admire its scenic views and visit the shops and bars along the winding mountain road that crosses it.
ten. His son allegedly killed his father and his girlfriend, stabbed his mother before barricading himself: The emergency call would not be the only interaction between neighbors and police that night, as a confrontation with the suspect inside would escalate into a barricaded shooter situation over the next six hours.